sire dam sex age purchaser price
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
Stephanotis Eagaletto f y Paul Caravetta 8500
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
Lent Gosailgo f y Riversedge Racing 31000
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
Numaany Interrogar g y 0
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
Texas Wildcatter Sheisrough 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
Lent Topanga g y 0
Texas Wildcatter Tricky Mind c y 0
Bakken Unattended c y 0
Palace Malace Unusual Strike f y Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd. 37000
Shackleford View Halloo f y Ken Johnson 19500
Speightster Virden f y Starfield Stable 34000
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
Numaany Anna Dancer f y 0
Tale of Ekati Archery f y Dave Bauman 14500
Exhi Awesome Plan c y 0
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
Bayern Brice’s Fire c y 0
Tapizar Chainsmoknsuprmodl f y George Gilbert 10000
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
Finality Classadala f y Riversedge Racing 24000
Tourist Classic Collection f y Brian O’Connell 5000
Bakken Cloud Blue f y Willow Creek Farms 5000
Paynter Crazy Party f y 0
Texas Wildcatter Naughty Librarian f y 0
Quality Road Rose Red m m 0

LEXINGTON, KY (September 11, 2019)

LEXINGTON, KY (September 11, 2019)
A filly by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah who is a half-sister to four-time champion Beholder, Grade 1 winner Mendelssohn and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief sold for a record $8.2 million to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm to headline Wednesday’s powerhouse day of trade at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Eight yearlings brought seven-figure prices today, the final session of the three-day premier Book 1 catalog, driving gross sales for the session to more than $65 million and average price to more than $524,855.



Head Sold Total Average Median
340 $160,463,000 $471,950 $355,000


Head Sold Total Average Median
124 $65,082,000 $524,855 $375,000


Name Horses Average Gross
Whisper Hill Farm 1 $8,200,000 $8,200,000
Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd. 6 $566,667 $3,400,000
Godolphin 4 $687,500 $2,750,000
Shawn Dugan, Agent 2 $1,242,500 $2,485,000
Ben McElroy, Agent 3 $783,333 $2,350,000


Name Horses Average Gross
Taylor Made Sales Agency 24 $461,875 $11,085,000
Clarkland Farm, LLC 2 $4,450,000 $8,900,000
Gainesway 10 $534,000 $5,340,000
Denali Stud 6 $434,167 $2,605,000
Hunter Valley Farm 4 $581,250 $2,325,000


Hip Horse Sire Dam Consignor Buyer Price
0498 filly American Pharoah Leslie’s Lady Clarkland Farm, LLC Whisper Hill Farm, LLC $8,200,000
0519 colt Pioneerof the Nile Magical World Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXCII E-Five racing, Mike Ryan, Agent $2,100,000
0485 filly Empire Maker Lady Pewitt Gainesway, Agent X Shawn Dugan, Agent $2,000,000
0382 colt American Pharoah Escampette Hunter Valley Farm, Agent Jamie McCalmont, Agent for M.V. Magnier & Sarah Kelly $1,300,000
0472 colt Medaglia d’Oro Keen Pauline Gainesway, Agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised Ben McElroy, Agent $1,200,000
0431 colt Curlin Grazie Mille Glennwood Farm Inc., Agent West Bloodstock, Agent for Robert and Lawana Lowe $1,200,000
0420 filly Medaglia d’Oro Gloryzapper Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent for Aaron & Marie Jones LLC New River Equine $1,100,000
0428 colt Curlin Got Lucky Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, Agent Repole Stables, St. Elias, M.V. Magnier $1,000,000

Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearlings Sale catalogue now online

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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:
Evan Ferraro
(859) 255-1555

$4.1 Million Colt by Curlin and Buyer Sheikh Mohammed Dominate Tuesday at Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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.

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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.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale By The Numbers

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.