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Keeneland September consistently delivers higher returns on yearlings by the top commercial sires.

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Yearlings from Top Sires Shine Brightest at Keeneland September

The industry’s leading stallions get 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.

Elite Offerings

The best individuals from the industry’s top sires can be found at Keeneland September. 

In 2020, the industry’s Top 20 commercial sires saw 22% of their offspring sold at Keeneland September. Those elite individuals accounted for 42% of their sires’ North American gross sales.

TOP 20 SIRES SELL FOR MORE AT WEEK 1 KEE SEPT THAN ANY OTHER N. AMERICAN SALES COMPANY

Sire Kee Sept Week 1 Sales Average NA Sales Average
Into Mischief $517,333 $267,624
Medaglia d'Oro $631,471 $245,528
Quality Road $392,222 $240,428
Uncle Mo $326,935 $224,116
Curlin $383,000 $197,468
Tapit $473,684 $157,491
Gun Runner $288,600 $225,621
Pioneerof the Nile $283,200 $198,695
Candy Ride (ARG) $268,750 $141,309
Arrogate $282,727 $211,776
American Pharoah $261,913 $189,057
Mastery $184,870 $128,442
Nyquist $256,250 $157,808
Speightstown $194,500 $150,711
Ghostzapper $222,500 $131,994
War Front $314,364 $235,024
Malibu Moon $166,824 $86,408
Union Rags $147,813 $107,579
Kitten's Joy $173,750 $72,222
Empire Maker $172,083 $107,382

22% of the yearlings by the top 20 commercial stallions selling in Week 1 achieved 42% of the total NA gross for those sires.

     

INTO MISCHIEF

TOP 7 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA 

Every $1 Million-Dollar Yearling Sold in Week 1

$1,900,000 Into Mischief – Taylor S., by Medaglia d’Oro filly

Consignor: Taylor Made Sales, Agent

Buyer: OXO Equine

 

MEDAGLIA D'ORO

TOP 9 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA

All Yearlings Sold in Excess of $500,000 sold in Week 1

$1,600,000 Medaglia d’ Oro – Orchard Beach, by Tapit filly

Consignor: Anderson Farms, Agent

Buyer: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd

QUALITY ROAD

6 OF THE TOP 7 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA

Highest priced Quality Road yearlings sold at Keeneland September

$1,000,000 Quality Road – Beloveda, by Ghostzapper filly

Consignor: Gainesway, Agent XI

Buyer: Donato Lanni, Agent

UNCLE MO

TOP 4 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA

Keeneland September has sold the top 4 Uncle Mo yearlings

$950,000 Uncle Mo – Bella Rafaela, by Smart Strike colt

Consignor: Gainesway, Agent LV

Buyer: Mayberry Farm 

CURLIN

TOP 10 COLTS SOLD IN NA 

Highest-priced Curlin colts were sold at auction at Keeneland September

$1,200,000 Curlin – Midnight Lucky, by Midnight Lute colt

Consignor: Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency

Buyer: Repole, St. Elias 

TAPIT

TOP 5 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA 

2020 $2 MILLION-DOLLAR SALES TOPPER SOLD AT WEEK 1 

$2,000,000 Tapit – Tara’s Tango, by Unbridled’s Song colt

Consignor: Eaton Sales, Agent

Buyer: Eclipse, LaPenta, Gainesway, Winchell

GUN RUNNER

TOP 5 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA 

Keeneland September has sold the top 5 Gun Runner yearlings

$775,000 Gun Runner - Sweet Shirley May, by Broken Vow Colt 

Consignor: Baccari Bloodstock 

Buyer: Mayberry Farm

CANDY RIDE (ARG)

TOP 9 YEARLINGS SOLD IN NA 

Top Candy Ride (ARG) yearlings sold at Keeneland September 

$650,000 Candy Ride (ARG) - Charm the Maker, by Empire Marker colt

Consignor: Winter Quarter Farm, agent

Buyer: Sapphire Stable

The Next Generation

Those who prove to be the best athletes of their generation earn the right to produce the next. More times than not, they are Keeneland graduates. 

This year we will welcome the first crop of yearlings by a number of Keeneland graduates including...

Accelerate - Eclipse Champion Older Dirt Male, Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) 

Always Dreaming - Kentucky Derby (G1) 

City of Light - Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) 

Collected - Pacific Classic (G1) 

Good Magic - Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)

Justify - Eclipse Horse of the Year, Eclipse Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Triple Crown Winner

Mendelssohn - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), UAE Derby (G2)

West Coast - Eclipse Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Travers S. (G1)