THE
WORLD’S
YEARLING
SALE

September 13 - 25, 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.

“It’s
just
something
that
can’t
be
missed.”

Mark Taylor, Taylor Made

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

“We
only
sell
our
horses
at
Keeneland.”

Tom Hinkle, Hinkle Farms

Unrivaled
Opportunity

Seller Success

The September Sale offers sellers an unrivaled opportunity within the Thoroughbred world, with a history of proven results, sellers know their best opportunity is at Week 1 Keeneland September.

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
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.

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. 

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.