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The Best in the Business Shop Keeneland September Week 1

Unparalleled Quality. Globally Deep Buying Bench

 

With proven results year after year, Keeneland September Week 1 consistently represents the majority of gross purchases from the world's top owners.  In 2020, Keeneland's top 100 buyers spent 81% of their gross purchases in Week 1 of Keeneland September.  Over the course of 5 years, Week 1 accounted for 84% of gross purchases from Keeneland's top 100 buyers.  

Top 100 Buyers at Keeneland September- Percentage Purchased in Week 1

Top 100 Buyers at Keeneland September Spend 84% of Gross Purchases in Week 1
Year Week 1 Books 3+
2020 81% 19%
2019 86% 14%
2018 92% 8%
2017 78% 22%
2016 82% 18%
Total 84% 16%

When you get to look at the Book 1 horses, it’s like shopping at Tiffany’s.
Jacob West

Keeneland Week 1 Outclasses All Others

Buyers know that September Week 1 is the source for future stars on the race track.  It's for this reason that of all North American auction companies, Keeneland September Week 1 accounts for the majority of yearling purchases from top buyers worldwide.  The following displays 5 years of data representing yearling purchases from the world's top buyers.  

2020 Keeneland September Average Top Grossing Buyers

Buyer Gross Purchases NA Gross Purchases KEE SEPT % Purchased at KEE SEPT Gross Purchases Week 1 % Purchased at KEE SEPT Week 1
SF/Starlight/ Madaket (Donato Lanni, agent) $14,540,000 $11,250,000 77.37% $9,825,000 68%
Mike Ryan, agent $9,385,000 $5,880,000 62.65% $4,280,000 46%
BSW/Crow $6,903,500 $5,145,000 74.53% $4,220,000 61%
Repole Stables/St Elias Stable (West Bloodstock, agent) $6,380,000 $6,380,000 100.00% $6,380,000 100%
Courtlandt Farm $5,795,000 $4,325,000 74.63% $4,325,000 75%

2019 Keeneland September Average Top Grossing Buyers

Buyer Gross Purchases NA Gross Purchases KEE SEPT % Purchased at KEE SEPT Gross Purchases Week 1 % Purchased at KEE SEPT Week 1
Godolphin $16,000,000 $16,000,000 100.00% $16,000,000 100%
Mike Ryan, agent $12,250,000 $8,390,000 68.49% $5,290,000 43%
Shadwell Estate Co. $11,070,000 $11,070,000 100.00% $11,070,000 100%
White Birch Farm $10,520,000 $7,420,000 70.53% $7,045,000 67%
Whisper Hill Farm $8,490,000 $8,200,000 96.58% $8,200,000 97%

2018 Keeneland September Average Top Grossing Buyers

Buyer Gross Purchases NA Gross Purchases KEE SEPT % Purchased at KEE SEPT Gross Purchases Week 1 % Purchased at KEE SEPT Week 1
Godolphin $20,390,000 $19,290,000 94.61% $19,290,000 95%
Phoenix Thoroughbreds $12,640,000 $8,790,000 68.54% $8,550,000 68%
Shadwell Estate Co. $12,345,000 $12,345,000 100.00% $12,345,000 100%
SF Bloodstock/ Starlight West $9,315,000 $9,315,000 100.00% $8,585,000 92%
Mike Ryan, agent $8,145,000 $6,410,000 78.70% $6,060,000 74%

2017 Keeneland September Average Top Grossing Buyers

Buyer Gross Purchases NA Gross Purchases KEE SEPT % Purchased at KEE SEPT Gross Purchases Kee Week 1 % Purchased at KEE SEPT Week 1
Mike Ryan, agent $13,615,000 $11,470,000 84.25% $5,555,000 41%
Shadwell Estate Co. $12,475,000 $12,475,000 100.00% $12,475,000 100%
Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock $8,450,000 $4,500,000 53.25% $4,500,000 53%
Godolphin $8,215,000 $8,065,000 98.17% $8,065,000 98%
M.V. Magnier $7,760,000 $7,160,000 92.27% $7,160,000 92%