2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale (Sept. 14-26)

Sept. Sale Preview: 'Solid' the Key Word

This year's catalog is only a few pages slimmer than last year's volume, checking in at 4,164 yearlings as compared with last season's 4,181.
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  • I know that there is an overall general "Sales" thread, but some sales deserve their own discussion. We wouldn't have a single discussion thread for Classics, but each year we break out a new Discussion for each race. Just my thought.
  • Good idea, E_H! I'm following for sure! :)
  • From the Bloodhorse article--seems will be getting some stock sired by top Europeans:

    "Under a slightly revised schedule, this year's Book 1 covers the sale's first three days and offers 724 yearlings, including four by the undefeated European champion Frankel. Keeneland is the only U.S. sale company to offer progeny this year by Frankel, whose first foals are yearlings in 2015.

    Frankel isn't the only overseas-based stallion with yearlings on offer. The catalog also features such other sires as Galileo, Dansili, Fastnet Rock, Invincible Spirit, Mastercraftsman, and numerous others, which sellers and Keeneland officials hope will add to the auction's international appeal."
  • Hips to watch for this sale from DRF: http://www.drf.com/news/keeneland-september-hips-watch-2

    Particularly interesting for this forum is the last filly mentioned: Street Cry x Treasure Trail (who is a half-sister to Zenyatta)
  • I got overwhelmed reading the pedigrees; like being served too much rich food all at once. lol
    Hips to watch for this sale from DRF: http://www.drf.com/news/keeneland-september-hips-watch-2

    Particularly interesting for this forum is the last filly mentioned: Street Cry x Treasure Trail (who is a half-sister to Zenyatta)
  • I got overwhelmed reading the pedigrees; like being served too much rich food all at once. lol
    Hips to watch for this sale from DRF: http://www.drf.com/news/keeneland-september-hips-watch-2

    Particularly interesting for this forum is the last filly mentioned: Street Cry x Treasure Trail (who is a half-sister to Zenyatta)
    Same for me -- what a read!!!! :)
  • I read 7 and was drunk on pedigrees, but I am light one on wine
    Really really nice. Will bring$$.
  • Interesting...Plum Pretty's first born is #514. I was wondering what Mandy Pope's plan was for the foals of her very expensive purchases. Kind of thought she would send at least one of them through the ring. I hope to be able to keep track of these youngsters.
  • Plum Pretty's baby looks to have a name already, too - Plum Amazing. Doesn't seem to be entered in equibase yet though.

    There is a Malibu Moon half-brother to Rachel Alexandra in there, #414.

    #452 is a half-sister to Mine That Bird and Dullahan, by Bodemeister.

    #682 is a half to Super Saver and full to Brethren, by Distorted Humor.
  • Interesting...Plum Pretty's first born is #514. I was wondering what Mandy Pope's plan was for the foals of her very expensive purchases. Kind of thought she would send at least one of them through the ring. I hope to be able to keep track of these youngsters.
    Maybe she plans to sell the colts and keep the fillies? HdG's foal that year was a filly.
  • Take a look at No. 530--Tapit X Pure Clan (Pure Prize). Black type everywhere. Pure Clan's dam and sisters are producers.

    For you Hard Spun fans, there's Hip 1749, out of Life At Ten.
  • Interesting...Plum Pretty's first born is #514. I was wondering what Mandy Pope's plan was for the foals of her very expensive purchases. Kind of thought she would send at least one of them through the ring. I hope to be able to keep track of these youngsters.


    Maybe she plans to sell the colts and keep the fillies? HdG's foal that year was a filly.
    That makes sense :)
  • Hansen has a very nice grey colt (#345) out of Izzy Izzy. .
  • What to know about Keeneland's yearling sale
    Jennie Rees, Courier Journal

    Keeneland’s September yearling sale: What you should know

    What: Keeneland’s massive yearling auction in Lexington is the world’s premier horse sale, attracting buyers from around the world and offering everything from the best-bred babies to bargain-basement buys. As the largest sale, it’s regarded as the barometer for the health of the breeding industry.

    You can go: Horse sales such as those at Keeneland are open to the public and free, though much of the seating in the actual ring is reserved for buyers and sellers. But fans can watch the action from different venues, mingling with horsemen. Just don’t interrupt commerce! The sales are serious business, with this auction providing many trainers with next year’s supply of young horses and a huge percentage of annual income for commercial breeding farms and blood-stock agencies. The sale runs Monday, Sept. 14 through Sept. 26, with no sale on Thursday, Sept. 17. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. this Monday through Wednesday (the “select” sessions featuring horses judged to have the best combination of pedigree and conformation) and at 10 a.m. thereafter.

    How else to watch: Sale will be streamed live at Keeneland.com. Keeneland also has cool free smart-phone and iPad apps for more information.

    By the numbers: 4,164 yearlings are in the catalogue, though a percent have or will be withdrawn for a variety of reasons. While some of the horses were born elsewhere, the total number of horses reflects close to 19 percent of North America’s 2013 foal crop. A total of 249 stallions have sons and/or daughters in the sale. Through early Sunday, September sales graduates had won 123 graded or group stakes worldwide in 2015 and captured more than half of the combined 56 graded stakes held at Saratoga and Del Mar’s elite summer meet, including eight of 15 Grade I races at Saratoga (highlighted by Travers winner Keen Ice) and five of seven at Del Mar.

    The record price for a September-sale yearling at $11.7 million is Meydan City in 2006. He went 2 for 8, winning an allowance race. Compare that with Emma’s Encore, a $2,000 purchase at the 2010 sale who went on to become a Grade I winner. The top price last year at $2.2 million were the colts Air Vice Marshal (by War Front) and Mohaymen (by Tapit).

    First-crop stallion watch: Four colts from the first crop sired by unbeaten European Horse of the Century Frankel are being offered, with Keeneland the only U.S. sales company to offer any offspring of the English-based stallion. A fifth Frankel colt was withdrawn. Frankel, bred and campaigned by Juddmonte Farms, retired in 2012 after going 14 for 14, including 10 Grade I races.

    Last-crop stallion watch: Unbridled’s Song, a prolific and wildly popular stallion, died after the 2013 breeding season, so this is his final group of foals, with 46 in the catalogue.

    Reigning king: Currently the world’s leading sire, the Gainesway Farm stallion has 55 sons and daughters in the catalogue, though four have been declared out. The Tapit action starts early, with Hip No. 8 the second foal of Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Unrivaled Belle, who is a daughter of Unbridled’s Song. Horses by Claiborne’s War Front also will be highly coveted.

    Horses to watch: Hip 414, by the popular stallion Malibu Moon, is out of Lotta Kim, making her a half-sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, whose two foals both won their debuts at Saratoga this summer, with Rachel’s Valentina taking the Grade I Spinaway. Note: In horse racing and breeding, a horse is considered a half-brother or half-sister only if they are out of the same mare, not by the same sire.

    Other notables: Hip 58 – Half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and by Australian Horse of the Year Lonhro; Hip 80 – half-sister to Stephen Foster winner Noble Bird and by the late Smart Strike; 152 – half-brother to Iroquois Stakes winner Cocked and Loaded; 245 – half-brother to Horse of the Year and champion mare Havre de Grace; 302 – half-sister to Belmont and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Drosselmeyer (both being out of the Grade I-winner Golden Ballet) and by English Derby-winner and leading European stallion Galileo; 405 -- full brother to Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty; 452 -- half-sister to 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Keeneland’s Blue Grass winner Dullahan.
  • Thanks for update. Have had some of my trainers go and buy the later books for horses for eventing and dressage, and not to race
  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview:
  • Sale is underway. The Mosses bought a Quality Road-Victorica colt for $225K (hip 15).
  • I wish I could watch, sigh! Keep updates coming if possible. Interesting that the Moss' bought early in the sale. I don't recall seeing them listed as a buyer this early in a sale before. I will need to review the pedigree of their new purchase.
  • I saw a War Front go for one million, I'm pretty sure, but don't know any other specifics. I'm only getting bits and pieces here and there, but enjoying what I see. A feast for the eyes, that's for sure! :-)
  • sarinnesarinne Member
    edited September 2015
    Tapit colt for $1.2 million out of Bethan (Giant's Causeway). Just forgot the hip number. Short memory sorry. :(
  • Hip 116, War Front filly for $1.45 mil.
  • From Timber Town Stable facebook: Plum Amazing (Distorted Humor-Plum Pretty) soaking up the sun and all the attention!! Good luck Whisper Hill Farm. https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12027529_10153456480815020_5218881958068062991_n.jpg?oh=706a9c3c4969c0d8b8a1faefe35159a9&oe=56AA02F8
  • also, and I've already forgot the hip, but there was a chestnut ?colt with a white body splash on it's belly and full white stockings. Really neat looking.
  • From Timber Town Stable facebook: Wow!! Our first through the ring at Keeneland September brings a whopping $1,450,000!! https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11145091_10153457105300020_519277039709794985_n.jpg?oh=ed08eb8aa94ef283ec7d6eb8d1ee61cb&oe=567370B1
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