THE
WORLD’S
YEARLING
SALE

September 13 - 24, 2021

Every time the gavel falls, a story is written. In celebration of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, we invite you to explore some of the many moments that have both made history and shaped the future of our sport for generations to come.  Make your moment count this September at Keeneland.

Lexington
Destination
Guide

Presented by Keeneland and VisitLex

On
Top
at
the
Spa

The list of Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates that have graced the winner’s circle at the elite summer meet at Saratoga Race Course reads like a “Who’s Who” of North American racing.

September
Sale
Grads
Shine
at
Del
Mar

21

Grade
1
Wins
in
2021

September
Sale
Proven
Source
of
Future
Stallions

Pinhookers
Desire
September
Sale
Yearlings

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is the primary source for pinhookers, those horsemen and horsewomen who speculate on buying young horses with the intent to resell them as 2-year-olds.

SF
Scores
With
September
Sale
Alums

Partnerships Pave Way

International
Success

Winning the World Over

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is not only the world’s largest yearling auction, but it is also the source of a long list of performers competing at the highest levels of racing on the global stage.

Stonestreet's
September
Sale
Legacy
Grows

The list of top-class winners bred by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet operation and sold at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale continues to grow.
 

Success
at
the
Highest
Levels

September Graduates at the Top of Racing

Buyers travel to Keeneland September in search of future racing success because more graded stakes winners are sold at this sale than all other North American sales companies combined.

Your
Mission-Driven
Partner

Keeneland's Commitment to our Customers

Founded by horsemen, Keeneland has been unwavering in our commitment to this industry. While the odds were against us in 2020, we worked relentlessly to fulfill our mission and deliver the global marketplace.

“Keeneland
is
the
world’s
biggest
stage
for
yearling
sales.”

Brian Graves, Gainesway Farm

Keeneland
Route
to
Classic
Success

An
Eye
for
Excellence

Owners Gary and Mary West and Racing Manager, Ben Glass

Keeneland celebrates the continued success of our loyal customers and partners.  Owners Gary and Mary West and Racing Manager Ben Glass have found the key for finding future stars during Week 1 of Keeneland September. 

"These
special
horses
are
so
hard
to
come
by,
and
mean
everything
to
us.”

Gary West

Market
Maker
for
Top
Progeny

Strongest Sire Results at Keeneland September

Of the eight stallions standing 2021 for $100,000 or more, one quarter of their 2020 yearling crops sold at Keeneland September Week 1 garnering nearly 50% of the North American gross.

7
Figure
Results

More Million-Dollar Yearlings Sell Week 1

The influence of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale is undeniable, most evident is the strength at the top of the market. In 2020, 88% of seven-figure yearlings sold in North America sold during Week 1 of Keeneland September.  

The
Source
for
Standouts

Stonehaven Steadings, Consignor

A boutique Thoroughbred nursery in Central Kentucky, Stonehaven Steadings has seen staggering success at the Keeneland September Sale, averaging more than $3 million in gross sales.

Million-Dollar
Filly

David Anderson, Consignor

David Anderson’s Anderson Farms has been selling at Keeneland September for years. So, when he believed he had a million-dollar prospect for the 2020 Keeneland September Sale, he trusted his instincts and the decision paid off.

The
Deepest
Buying
Bench

Buyers Consistently Spend More in Week 1

Keeneland September is a can’t miss event for the world’s top buyers, creating fierce competition that delivers results. Year after year, Week 1 consistently represents the majority of gross purchases from the world’s top principals.

The
Week
One
Effect

Week One Success by the Numbers

As the world converges on Keeneland, Week 1 spurs excitement for these elite athletes. Leading buyers from around the world are primed to purchase the cream of the North American yearling crop that yield unparalleled figures.

Graduates
Capture
Top
Spots
in
Oaks

Kentucky Oaks Success

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Malathaat and Search Results finished 1-2 in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.

The
Keeneland
Path
to
Royal
Ascot
Glory

From Sales Ring to Winner’s Enclosure