|Oxbow||Dauphine Russe (FR)||f||y||Concepcion Mabanta||3000|
|Harbor the Gold||Daylight Cat||g||y||Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.||9500|
|Bakken||Drop of Gold||c||y||Riversedge Racing||10000|
|The Factor||Evelyn’s Dancer||f||y||Dave Bauman||25000|
|Value Plus||Finality Philly||c||y||0|
|Lent||Finality’s Charmer||f||y||Pocket Aces Racing Stable||10000|
|Value Plus||Flight Path||c||y||V & R Gilker, Ernie Chu||14000|
|Second in Command||Gabigotherway||c||y||0|
|Value Plus||Ghost Girl||f||y||Cindy Rochan||6500|
|Maclean’s Music||Gift Wrap||c||y||22000|
|Second in Command||Glory Is Forever||c||y||Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.||29000|
|Second in Command||Golden Roar||c||y||Triple J Aggregates Inc.||16000|
|Numaany||Go Sweetly||g||y||Marilyn Sutherland||3000|
|Tale of Ekati||Harborinthetempest||f||y||Walter Baker||4500|
|Overanalyze||High Cholesterol||c||y||Riversedge Racing||20000|
|Fort Larned||Honey Dew Honey||c||y||Willow Creek Farms||25000|
|Animal Kingdom||Humor Me Molly||g||y||Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.||61000|
|Bakken||Katchin Fire||f||y||Willow Creek Farms||4000|
|First Dude||Keep On Burnin||g||y||0|
|Bakken||Lady Fettuccine||f||y||George Sharp||1000|
|Second in Command||Lady General||c||y||Ed Claggett||1000|
|Gemologist||Langers||f||y||Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.||35000|
|Tapiture||La Violette||f||y||Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.||35000|
|Bakken||Leading Lady||f||y||George Sharp||7500|
|Tiede||Lost Humor||f||y||Willow Creek Farms||1000|
|Harbor the Gold||Mille Luna||f||y||0|
|Second in Command||Miss Juicey||f||y||Hastings Racing Club||15000|
|Finality||Miss Kay Dee Raine||c||y||Willow Creek Farms||16000|
|Finality||Miss Me Not||f||y||Daryl Stewart||5000|
|Overanalyze||Miss Rosemary||g||y||Tamara Baker||1000|
|Second in Command||Montero||f||y||William DeCoursey||19000|
|Oxbow||Moon Dreamer||f||y||Mike Whieldon||6000|
|Lent||My Special Angel||f||y||Dave Forster||20000|
|Sungold||Mystical Molly||f||y||Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.||19000|
|Second in Command||Noble Perfection||f||y||0|
|Harbor the Gold||Ouch||c||y||Don Danard||30000|
|Lent||Our Country Girl||f||y||Ed Claggett||20000|
|Oxbow||Paladin Bay||f||y||Big Fly Stables||29000|
|Afleet Alex||Personally Yours||f||y||Elizabeth Jones||11000|
|Grazen||Piedras Negras||c||y||Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.||59000|
|Texas Wildcatter||Pike Place Market||g||y||0|
|Lent||P.S. Touch Down||c||y||0|
|Sky Mesa||Quiet Inferno||f||y||Dennis Tucker||21000|
|Harbor the Gold||Secret Cove||c||y||Forster Stable, Cameron Hill Mortgages, Dr. K. Chan||11000|
|Second in Command||Serengeti Sunrise||f||y||Charlene Miller||17000|
|Harbor the Gold||Shadow of Mine||f||y||0|
|Mizzen Mast||Simple Words||c||y||Patty Leaney||9500|
|Value Plus||Starship Sapphire||c||y||0|
|Gemologist||Star Torina||g||y||Milton Palma||1500|
|Second in Command||Summer Bay||c||y||0|
|Lent||Tessanna||f||y||Willow Creek Farms||9500|
|Bayern||Thetaloveandmine||f||y||Swift Thoroughbreds Inc.||26000|
|Texas Wildcatter||Tricky Mind||c||y||0|
|Palace Malace||Unusual Strike||f||y||Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.||37000|
|Shackleford||View Halloo||f||y||Ken Johnson||19500|
|Second in Command||We Are One||g||y||Pocket Aces Racing Stable||4500|
|Successful Appeal||Wild Image||f||y||0|
|Bakken||Yodeling Ann||g||y||Mort Hall||4000|
|Bakken||Yoorock Gal||f||y||Milton Palma||7500|
|Paynter||J Z Now||c||y||0|
|Sky Kingdom||Allouetta||f||y||Larry Potozny & George Gilbert||5000|
|Wicked Strong||Amarachi||c||y||P. Sorensen, B. Albertson, D. Tucker, M. Hall||18000|
|Tale of Ekati||Archery||f||y||Dave Bauman||14500|
|War Dancer||Baby Blaze||g||y||0|
|Lent||Backseat Becka||f||y||Willow Creek Farms||18000|
|Shanghai Bobby||Bayou Miss||c||y||Mark Cloutier||37000|
|New Year’s Day||Be a Gem||c||y||Big Fly Stables||18000|
|Flat Out||Benny’s Girl||g||y||Dave Bauman||49000|
|Midshipman||Chick Fight||f||y||Copper Water Thoroughbreds||20000|
|Lent||Chili Sauce||f||y||Tamara Baker||4500|
|Numaany||Chilli Chines||f||y||Joy Cameron||14000|
|Second in Command||Cindiana Jones||f||y||Phil Hall and George Gilbert||11000|
|Fed Biz||Citron Lady||g||y||0|
|Tourist||Classic Collection||f||y||Brian O’Connell||5000|
|Bakken||Cloud Blue||f||y||Willow Creek Farms||5000|
|Texas Wildcatter||Naughty Librarian||f||y||0|
|Quality Road||Rose Red||m||m||0|
TOTAL SALE STATISTICS
Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale catalogue now online
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 285 yearlings for its California Fall Yearlings Sale, to be held on Thursday, September 26, at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The sale will begin at 12 pm PDT.
“Fasig-Tipton is excited to conduct our first yearling sale since we have returned to the California marketplace,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Our inaugural two-year-old sale at Santa Anita this past June was an excellent launching point, and we look forward to building on that success in the yearling market.”
“There is quality sire power in this catalogue, from both leading sires in California and nationally,” added Browning.
The catalogue may now be viewed online, and will also be available via the equineline sales catalogue app.
For further information:
Amount is highest at September Sale since 2010
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin continued its dominance of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale during Tuesday’s second session by purchasing the day’s two highest-priced yearlings, headlined by the $4.1 million Curlin colt out of New Zealand champion sprinter Bounding (AUS), who is the most expensive September Sale yearling since 2010. Godolphin also took home a War Front colt out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can for $2.9 million.
Through the first two sessions of the September Sale, Godolphin has acquired six yearlings for $13,250,000, among them the four highest-priced yearlings so far in the sale. They include Monday’s session-topper, a $2.5 million Tapit colt who is a half-brother to champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist and a Medaglia d’Oro colt out of Grade 1 winner Tara’s Tango for $2.15 million.
Bloodstock agent Anthony Stroud, who signed the tickets for Godolphin’s purchases, explained Sheikh Mohammed’s strong participation in the September Sale.
“The love of horse racing and the hope of finding a champion,” Stroud said. “He loves this sport, he loves coming to America and he loves Keeneland – all those things. That’s why he’s doing what he’s doing.”
Godolphin outbid Irish-based Coolmore to acquire the top seller, the most expensive yearling sold at public auction anywhere in the world in 2019.
“It makes me feel better, because they’re so talented at what they do,” Stroud said about Coolmore. “I think it’s a huge compliment that they liked the horse because they’re a great group of people and they buy wonderful horses.”
On Tuesday, five yearlings brought $1 million and more to increase the total number of seven-figure horses sold during the first two sessions to 12.
Keeneland sold 109 yearlings for a grand sum of $49,150,000, for an average of $450,917 and a median of $375,000. Through the first two sessions of the auction, a total of 216 horses have sold for $95,381,000, for an average of $441,579 and a median of $350,000.
“What an incredible day,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “Today the average horse sold for $451,000 and the median jumped $50,000 more from yesterday – that’s just staggering. It wasn’t just the $4.1 million colt or the $2.9 million colt. There was depth to the market; the increase in the median shows you it wasn’t two horses that caused those numbers to jump. There was incredible trade throughout the course of the day, a lot of people struggling to get horses bought. People whose names we see every day on the summaries. I talked to one who is a consistently top five buyer – he’s bought two so far and has been the underbidder on about 10.
“I’m hoping they don’t get frustrated; I know they’re going to find quality. It continues tomorrow in our third session of Book 1 and beyond through Books 2 and 3. I fully expect these people are going to fill their orders, and that’s exciting for us.”
The session-topping $4.1 million Curlin colt is the first foal out of 2014 champion New Zealand sprinter Bounding, by Lonhro (AUS). He is the September Sale’s most expensive horse since Besilu Stables went to $4.2 million to acquire Mr. Besilu in 2010.
“A lovely well-balanced horse from a good farm; we liked him very much,” Stroud said. “He was just a wonderful mover and had athleticism.”
The colt was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised. Stonestreet bought Bounding for more than $1.3 million at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale in Australia.
“I’ve been trying to raise an internationally acclaimed (racehorse by) Curlin,” Banke said about the 2007-2008 Horse of the Year who raced for Stonestreet and Banke’s late husband, Jess Jackson. “It’s one of my goals in life. This horse has every license to do that. I think Curlin deserves to be recognized in Europe as well as here.
“The market is strong for a very good horse,” she added, “and this is a very good horse.”
(Click here for an interview with Banke.)
The $2.9 million son of War Front is the third foal out of millionaire Believe You Can, a daughter of Proud Citizen who was bred and raced by former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones. He consigned the colt, a half-brother to stakes winner Believe in Royalty, in the name of his family’s Airdrie Stud, agent.
“You never expect (this price), but we brought him up here thinking we had a chance to have a really special Tuesday and we’re fortunate everything worked out,” Jones’ son, Bret, said. “This horse handled it like the special horse that he is. Everything about him says ‘racehorse.’ I hope he’s even better on the track than he was in the sales ring.”
Bret Jones said today’s sale marked another rewarding day for the Jones family thanks to Believe You Can.
“That first Friday in May of 2012 when we had the whole family there and (Believe You Can) wins the Kentucky Oaks,” he said. “You have those memories, and now years later we’re making new memories with family members that weren’t even here back then. So it’s very special. When you have a family farm (like Airdrie), it’s just very special to be able to share it with the people that you love.”
(Click here for an interview with Bret Jones.)
“Sheikh Mohammed really liked this horse,” Stroud said. “It was a great deal of money. He is obviously by a great stallion and from a Grade 1 mare. He is bred right by a fantastic stud farm, and he has the conformation to suit. We thought he was a really, really good horse.
“(Other bidders) pushed us all the way,” Stroud said. “Hopefully, he will prove well worth it, but (the price) was more than we anticipated. (The price) shows the market is buoyant at the top. There is a demand for good horses.”
Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. acquired fillies by Curlin and War Front for $1.05 million and $1 million, respectively.
The daughter of Curlin, who is out Grade 1 winner Dreaming of Julia, was consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.
The daughter of War Front is the first foal out of the Grade 3-winning Tapit mare Delightful Joy. She was consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Godolphin struck early Tuesday by going to $1 million to purchase a Union Rags filly who was the sixth horse in the ring. She is a half-sister to 2019 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) winner and Grade 1 runner-up Point of Honor and to Wicked Whisper, a recent juvenile winner at Saratoga in her career debut.
Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Siena Farm, consigned the filly, whose dam is the Bernardini mare Zayanna. She also is the dam of stakes winner Velvet Mood.
“She has been bought for America, to race here,” Stroud said. “Sheikh Mohammed wants to buy some fillies to race in America. She fits the bill: well bred, very athletic and a nice filly. We’re very pleased. (Her active family) helped. She is a good easy mover with a good pedigree coming from a good farm.”
Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, sold 20 horses for $7,275,000 to be the leading consignor on Tuesday.
The September Sale continues through Sunday, Sept. 22, with the third and final Book 1 session starting tomorrow at noon ET.
The 76th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale from Sept. 9-22, represents the largest offering of Thoroughbred yearlings in the world. Last year, 2,916 yearlings sold for $377,140,400, for a sale-record average of $129,335.
The first three days of the sale comprise the prestigious Book 1, where the 569 yearlings in the catalog were selected for their outstanding pedigree sand conformation.
Here is a closer look at the numbers from the 2019 catalog:
4,644: Horses – 2,332 males and 2,312 fillies.
2,130: Yearlings registered as bay. Of the other yearlings, 1,225 are dark bay or brown, 881 are chestnut, 406 are gray or roan, one is black and one is white.
569: Yearlings in Book 1, the premier offering of horses that takes place during the first three sessions of the sale.
281: Number of 2019 North American and international stakes that September Sale graduates have won through Aug. 19.
231: Sires represented by yearlings in the entire sale.
140: Consignors represented in the entire sale.
98: Yearlings in Book 1 whose siblings are Grade 1 winners.
90: Yearlings from the second crop of American Pharoah, who won the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland and was named Horse of the Year.
54: Sires represented by yearlings in Book 1.
46: Keeneland barns used to house the sale yearlings (barns are used several times as the sale progresses).
41: Yearlings in Book 1 whose dams are Grade 1 winners.
39: Number of 2019 Grade/Group 1 races worldwide won by September Sale graduates through Aug. 19.
24: States, provinces and foreign countries where yearlings were foaled: Alberta (1), British Columbia (3), California (21), Florida (148), France (2), Great Britain (4), Illinois (2), Indiana (14), Iowa (18), Ireland (14), Kentucky (3,945), Louisiana (35), Manitoba (1), Maryland (54), Minnesota (5), New York (111), North Carolina (1), Ohio (28), Oklahoma (7), Ontario (146), Pennsylvania (34), South Carolina (1), Texas (10), Virginia (27) and West Virginia (12).
13: Sessions of the sale.
6: Number of catalogs for the sale.