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$625,000 Colt by Into Mischief Leads Friday at Keeneland September Yearling Sale

September 18, 2020

Solid trade continued at Keeneland on Friday at the September Yearling Sale as the first day of the Book 3 catalog featured the $625,000 sale of a colt by Into Mischief to Mike Ryan, agent.

For the session, 200 yearlings sold for $21,803,500, for an average of $109,018 and a median of $85,000. To date, Keeneland has sold a total of 789 yearlings for $182,386,500, for an average of $231,162 and a median of $165,000.

Consigned by Summerfield, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised, Friday’s top-priced yearling is the first foal out of the Grade 2-placed winner True Romance, by Yes It’s True. The colt was one of six horses Ryan purchased during the session for a total of $1.43 million to lead all buyers.

BSW/Crow paid $410,000 for a colt by Upstart to record the session’s second-highest price. The first foal out of the Warrior’s Reward mare Miss Baby Betty, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Sweet Whiskey, he was consigned by Machmer Hall Sales, agent for Machmer Hall

Two yearlings brought the third-highest price of $400,000.

Joey Platts purchased a filly by Into Mischief out of Ameristralia (AUS), by Fastnet Rock. Ameristralia was Group 3-placed in Australia and is a full sister to Japan Group 3 winner Fiano Romano. The filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner Cupid and Grade 3 winners Heart Ashley and Ashley’s Kitty. She was consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for Spendthrift Farm, which stands Into Mischief.

Donato Lanni, agent for SF/Starlight/Madaket, acquired an Uncle Mo colt for $400,000 from Darby Dan Farm, agent. Out of Canadian champion Delightful Mary, by Limehouse, the colt is from the family of Grade 2 winners Delightful Kiss and Shadow Caster.

The session’s leading consignor was Gainesway, agent, which sold 21 horses for $2,801,000.

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The September Sale continues Saturday with the final Book 3 session. The sale runs through Sept. 25, and all remaining sessions begin at 10 a.m.

The entire September Sale is being shown on the Watch TVG app, which is available on Amazon Fire, Roku and connected Apple TV devices. The Watch TVG App also features TVG, TVG2, Racebook, race track feeds and more.

The auction also is being is streamed live at Keeneland.com.