Wednesday, September 23 2009


Colt Out of Graded Stakes Winner Smok’n Frolic Tops Tuesday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 22, 2009) – Tuesday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale was highlighted by a colt out of multiple graded stakes winner Smok’n Frolic, purchased for $260,000 by All the Rage Partners.

By European Horse of the Year Giant’s Causeway, the colt is from the family of stakes winners Fabulous Frolic, Lindsay Frolic and Cherokee Chase. He was consigned by Adena Springs.





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Tuesday, September 22 2009


Keeneland September Sale Reaches Mid-Point; Monday Highlighted by Afleet Alex Colt


Lexington, KY (September 21, 2009) – Trainer Tim Ritchey, on behalf of Chuck Zacney’s CJZ Stable, bought a colt by Afleet Alex for $300,000 to top Monday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Ritchey trained champion Afleet Alex, winner of the 2005 Preakness (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1), for Cash Is King Stable, for whom Zacney was managing partner. The colt purchased by the pair on Monday is out of the unraced Unbridled mare Catch the Moment, and from the family of Epsom Derby (G1) winner and sire Secreto and multiple stakes winner Sealaunch. He was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.





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Keeneland Prohibits Hoosier Park Horses Due to Cases of Strangles Found at Indiana Track


Lexington, KY (September 21, 2009) – Keeneland officials announced today, on the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, that horses stabled at Hoosier Park will not be permitted access to the barn areas at Keeneland or its Thoroughbred Center until further notice due to confirmed cases of equine strangles at the Indiana racetrack.

Horses based at either Keeneland or the Thoroughbred Center may be shipped to Hoosier Park to race, but they will not be allowed to return.





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Monday, September 21 2009


Fillies Command Top Prices during Sunday’s Session


Lexington, Ky. (September 20, 2009)— Fillies commanded the top two prices of Sunday’s session as Keeneland’s 14-day September Yearling Sale approached the halfway point.

John C. Oxley, who raced 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, paid the top price, bidding $370,000 for a dark bay or brown filly by Street Cry (IRE) out of Manda Island.





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Sunday, September 20 2009


Bernstein Colt Brings $475,000 to Top Saturday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 19, 2009) – Mike Ryan, as agent, purchased four of the top five-priced yearlings at Saturday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, highlighted by a Bernstein colt for $475,000.

Out of the unraced Stravinsky mare Life Happened, the colt is from the family of graded stakes winners Miss Slewpy and Disco Rico. Ryan bought the yearling from the consignment of Moreau Bloodstock International Inc.





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Friday, September 18 2009


Storm Cat Filly Commands $675,000 on Thursday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 17, 2009) – Domestic buyers were active during Thursday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by Scott Ford’s Westrock Stables LLC, which purchased two of the day’s three highest-priced yearlings.

Ford paid $675,000 for a Storm Cat filly from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent for the complete dispersal of Overbrook Farm. The filly is the second foal from Manhattan Beach Stakes winner Winendynme, by Dynaformer.





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Thursday, September 17 2009


$1.3 Million Medaglia d’Oro Filly Headlines Wednesday at Keeneland September Sale


Lexington, KY (September 16, 2009) – Fillies ruled the day on Wednesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, highlighted by a Medaglia d’Oro filly purchased for $1.3 million by Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation.

Consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Unreal Zeal mare Beaties for Real, and a half-sister to Grade 3 stakes winners Friel’s for Real and Ryan’s for Real.





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Wednesday, September 16 2009


First Foal of Champion Fleet Indian Sells for $2.05 Million on Tuesday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 15, 2009) – John Ferguson, representing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, out dueled John Magnier of Coolmore Stud to purchase Storm ‘N Indian for $2.05 million, topping the Tuesday session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

The colt, from the last full crop of leading sire Storm Cat, is the first foal of the champion mare Fleet Indian. He was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent for breeders Frank and Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm. The Lyons purchased Fleet Indian, carrying this foal, privately from owner Paul Saylor after the mare failed to meet her reserve at Keeneland’s 2007 November Breeding Stock Sale.





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Tuesday, September 15 2009


Half Brother to Champion Ashado Brings $925,000


Lexington, KY (September 14, 2009) – A colt and filly, each with connections to champion racemares, brought top prices of $925,000 and $800,000, respectively, during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The day’s highest price of $925,000 was paid by Demi O’Byrne, as agent for John Magnier and his Coolmore Stud partners, for a half-brother by Unbridled’s Song to three graded stakes winners, including two-time champion Ashado. Ashado sold for a then-world-record price of $9 million for a broodmare prospect at the 2005 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.





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Friday, September 11 2009


Keeneland Schedules Late Post Time, Special Events for Opening Day of Fall Meeting


Lexington, Ky. (September 11, 2009)—To kick off its fall race meeting on Friday, October 9, Keeneland is planning special festivities for its opening day, including a later first race post time of 2:15 p.m. (ET) and “Swinging at Sunset” following the races.

The first race is scheduled approximately one hour later than usual “in an effort to give more people the opportunity to enjoy the fall opening in a festive atmosphere,” according to track officials.





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Keeneland Plays Host to International Contingent As September Sale Begins Monday


Lexington, KY (September 10, 2009) – Horsemen worldwide are converging on Keeneland this week for the start of its 66th annual September Yearling Sale, scheduled for September 14-28.

A total of 5,189 yearlings are cataloged for the sale, including 2,662 colts, 2,524 fillies and three geldings. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. daily; no sale will be conducted Friday, September 18.





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Thursday, September 03 2009


Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Announce Changes to November Sale Dates


Lexington, KY (September 3, 2009) – Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have jointly announced changes to their November sales schedules to better accommodate horsemen attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, to be held Friday and Saturday, November 6-7.

Due to the scheduling adjustments, Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale will begin Tuesday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m. and run through Sunday, November 22. Fasig-Tipton will conduct its Selected Mixed Sale on Tuesday, November 10, at 5:00 p.m.





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