A total of 3,908 yearlings have been cataloged for Keeneland’s reformatted edition of the 2013 September Yearling Sale, to be held September 9-21.
The total number of horses is up from the 3,604 horses cataloged for the 2012 September Yearling Sale, which produced double-digit gains in both average and median.
This year’s two-week September Sale has been reformatted to reflect three distinct market segments, with the Book 1 portion of the catalog now spanning the four days with 875 yearlings cataloged.
Following the traditional dark day on Friday, selling will resume with Book 2 sessions held Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day, and Books 3-5 spanning Monday through Friday
“We strive to continually adapt the September Sale to meet the current needs of our consignors, and to facilitate the sales process so that we engage buyers from beginning to end,” said Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. “We believe these changes will aid consignors in marketing their horses to their fullest potential, and allow buyers to better navigate today’s competitive marketplace.”
Yearlings representing 239 of the world’s leading sires have been cataloged, among them being Arch, Awesome Again, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Duke of Marmalade, Dynaformer, Elusive Quality, Fastnet Rock, Galileo, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Henrythenavigator, High Chaparral, Iffraaj, Indian Charlie, Invincible Spirit, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Majestic Warrior, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Midnight Lute, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Raven’s Pass, Scat Daddy, Sea The Stars, Sky Mesa, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry, Street Sense, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song, and War Front.
Also cataloged are yearlings by such exciting freshman stallions as Blame, Desert Party, Discreetly Mine, Eskendereya, Lookin At Lucky, Majesticperfection, Makfi, Munnings, Quality Road, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati and Warrior’s Reward.
Of the total 3,908 yearlings cataloged, 2,031 are colts, 1,875 are fillies, one is a gelding and one is a ridgling. To date, 76 September Sale graduates have won 104 graded/group stakes, headlined by 19 Grade/Group I stakes winners.
“The September Sale is the one sale that shapes the sport,” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “September Sale graduates have competed in 42 of the 47 Grade I stakes held in North America so far this year. Buyers who want to compete at the highest levels shop the September Sale.”
September Sales catalogs will be available online at www.keeneland.com beginning Tuesday, August 6. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of August 19.
Keeneland will provide live coverage of the entire September Sale at www.keeneland.com.