Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for the 79th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest and most important market for Thoroughbred racing prospects.
The public sale, which covers 12 periods from Sept. 12-24, kicks off practically three months when Keeneland would be the focus of the worldwide Thoroughbred business with occasions that proceed with the Fall Meet, Breeders’ Cup World Championships and November Breeding Inventory Sale.
Click on right here for the net September Sale catalog, which can embody strolling movies and images of yearlings.
Print catalogs are anticipated to reach within the mail round Aug. 20.
“The September Sale is a bellwether occasion on the annual gross sales calendar, and we at Keeneland are excited to as soon as once more present a secure and profitable market for consignors and patrons,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin stated. “Final 12 months’s September Sale was vibrant from begin to end, leading to file common and median costs and a file excessive clearance price. This 12 months, we look ahead to welcoming again extra worldwide patrons who have not been right here in a number of years resulting from COVID journey restrictions.”
Format is in line with final 12 months
Much like the 2021 September Sale, Week 1 of this 12 months’s public sale will characteristic Books 1 and a pair of through the first 4 days, and greater than 1,100 horses judged the sale’s most interesting people primarily based on pedigree and conformation are cataloged. The intention of the format is to place the most important variety of distinctive horses potential earlier than main home and international patrons previous to the “darkish day” on Friday, Sept. 16 when no sale can be held.
“We have been listening to our patrons, each from the U.S. and overseas, they usually have expressed a want that we put ahead extra horses that are high physicals early on, and so we’ve got emphasised that side,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy stated. “Guide 1 encompasses extra extremely graded horses than lately, so patrons who come into city for under a brief time period will be capable to see a bigger share of very nice horses.”
Yearlings cataloged to Guide 1 are out of 36 Grade 1 winners and out of a complete of 89 graded stakes winners general; 50 are half-siblings to Grade 1 winners and to 99 graded stakes winners general.
The September Sale will current the next schedule:
Guide 1 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 12-13. Periods start at 1 p.m. ET. A complete of 362 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Guide 2 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 14-15. Periods start at 11 a.m. A complete of 751 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Darkish Day – Friday, Sept. 16. No sale can be performed.
Guide 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Periods start at 10 a.m. A complete of 828 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Guide 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 19-20. Periods start at 10 a.m. A complete of 822 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Guide 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-22. Periods start at 10 a.m. A complete of 807 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Guide 6 – Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Periods start at 10 a.m. A complete of 577 yearlings are cataloged over the 2 days.
Keeneland will livestream the whole September Sale at Keeneland.com. As at all times, on-line and telephone bidding can be obtainable.
Barn renovations and hospitality
Keeneland’s multi-year undertaking to renovate the secure space resumed this 12 months following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021 and enhancements made to The Thoroughbred Middle in 2022, which meant horses who resided there relocated to Keeneland for a number of months whereas new barns have been constructed. On this second section of the renovation, Barns 20-27 now characteristic new roofs, re-graded strolling rings, a brand new drainage system, upgraded LED lighting, new electrical wiring and new timber.
“We have been more than happy to proceed our secure space renovation this summer time, which, when mixed with Barns 11-19 that have been renovated in 2019, makes for a complete of 14 upgraded barns at this level,” Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Cormac Breathnach stated. “Whereas we work to reinforce the whole barn space, our aim is to place the strolling rings and areas the place consignors current horses for inspection on par with the caliber of horses being introduced. These renovations are among the many capital enhancements our gross sales purchasers will see round Keeneland.”
The September Sale will mark the return of the Saddling Paddock Chalet, which additionally can be in use for the Fall Meet, Breeders’ Cup and November Breeding Inventory Sale. Situated adjoining to the Sales Pavilion and lengthening the whole size of the Paddock, the Chalet will broaden the variety of hospitality choices for gross sales purchasers. It can embody a eating room, the place a buffet lunch can be obtainable Sunday, Sept. 11 by means of Thursday, Sept. 15, in addition to a lounge and bar open the whole public sale. Further personal convention rooms within the construction additionally can be obtainable.
World’s main sires have yearlings in catalog
The September Sale catalog has a complete of two,102 colts, 2,044 fillies and one gelding. Amongst them are 21 yearlings bred exterior North America, exemplifying the public sale’s worldwide enchantment to abroad breeders.
Yearlings within the catalog characterize 199 of the world’s most established stallions, together with American Pharoah, Bated Breath (GB), Sweet Experience (ARG), Caravaggio, Structure, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Flatter, Frankel (GB), Galileo (IRE), Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Arduous Spun, Into Mischief, Kingman (GB) Kitten’s Pleasure, Maclean’s Music, Medaglia d’Oro, Extra Than Prepared, Munnings, No Nay By no means, Not This Time, Nyquist, High quality Street, Speightstown, Avenue Sense, Tapit, Twirling Sweet, Uncle Mo, Upstart, Violence, Warfare Entrance and Wootton Bassett (GB).
As well as, plenty of thrilling younger stallions are represented by their first crop of yearlings within the catalog akin to Grade 1 winner Audible, a number of Grade 2 winner Catalina Cruiser, a number of Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy, a number of Grade 1 winner Divisidero, a number of graded stakes winner Enticed, Grade 1 winner Leofric, champion Mitole, a number of Grade 1 winner Omaha Seaside, Grade 1 winner Preservationist, champion Vino Rosso and a number of Grade 1 winner World of Bother.
The catalog additionally consists of progeny of different stallions who have been completed on the race observe and whose first runners are excelling this 12 months. Amongst them are Kentucky Derby (G1) winner At all times Dreaming, Grade 1 winner Military Mule, a number of Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro, Grade 1 winner Girvin, champion Good Magic, a number of graded stakes winner Good Samaritan, Triple Crown winner and Horse of the 12 months Justify, Grade 1 winner Mendelssohn, a number of Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit, Grade 1 winner Mo City, a number of Grade 1 winner Oscar Efficiency, Grade 1 winner Sharp Azteca and champion West Coast.
Graduates win stakes world wide
Via Aug. 8, graduates of the September Sale have gained 224 stakes globally in 2022. Victories embody graded stakes throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Main the Grade 1 winners are two winners of Triple Crown races: Early Voting (Preakness-G1) and Mo Donegal (Belmont-G1). At premier meets this summer time at Del Mar and Saratoga, graded stakes-winning gross sales graduates are American Theorem (Bing Crosby-G1), Large Invasion (Fast Name-G3 Introduced by Thoroughbred Retirement Basis), Cabo Spirit (La Jolla-G3), Epicenter (Jim Dandy-G2), Golden Pal (Troy-G3), Heywoods Seaside (Cougar II-G3), champion Jackie’s Warrior (Alfred G. Vanderbilt-G1), Simply Cindy (Schuylerville-G3), Life Is Good (Whitney-G1), Naughty Gal (Adirondack-G3), Nest (Teaching Membership American Oaks-G1) and Warfare Like Goddess (Glens Falls-G2).
Different main North American Grade 1 victories have been recorded by gross sales graduates Casa Creed (Jaipur), Colonel Liam (Pegasus World Cup Turf Cup Invitational Introduced by Baccarat), Specific Practice (Santa Anita Handicap Introduced by Yamaava’ Resort & On line casino), Jackie’s Warrior (Churchill Downs Introduced by Ford), Life Is Good (Pegasus World Cup Invitational Introduced by 1/ST BET), Nest (Central Financial institution Ashland) and Zandon (Toyota Blue Grass).
Winners of Group 1 races overseas embody Nation Grammer (Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline), Emblem Street (Saudi Cup) and Switzerland (Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Atlantis Dubai).