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Unified Colt Brings $450,000 as Keeneland September Sale Reaches Midpoint

September 19, 2020

Keeneland marked the halfway point in its 12-day September Yearling Sale with today’s session highlighted by the sale of a colt from the first crop of Unified for $450,000 to Three Amigos.

Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent, the colt is out of Fay Na Na, by Majestic Warrior, and from the family of Grade 1 winner Klimt.

Keeneland sold 239 horses on Saturday for $18,364,200, for an average of $76,838 and a median of $52,000. Cumulative sales for the auction, which began Sept. 13, are $200,750,700 for 1,028 horses, for an average of $195,283 and a median of $130,000.

The day’s second-highest price was $410,000 spent by Maverick Racing to acquire a colt by Violence from the consignment of Hidden Brook, agent. He is out of the stakes-placed City Zip mare Brinkley, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Bound for Nowhere. The colt also is from the family of champion Midnight Lute.

Cheyenne Stables paid $400,000 for the session’s top-priced filly, a daughter of Malibu Moon who is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Stanford and graded stakes-placed Hedge Fund. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent, she is out of the Distorted Humor mare Rosy Humor and is from the family of European champion and sire Johannesburg.

Donato Lanni, agent for SF/Starlight/Madaket, spent $385,000 for a colt by Twirling Candy who is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Real Story and stakes winner My Afleet. Out of the winning Lasting Approval mare My Own Story, he was consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent.

Paramount Sales, agent, led all consignors on Saturday by selling 21 yearlings for $2,193,000.

The leading buyer was Kenny McPeek, who acquired five horses for $642,000.

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The September Sale continues Sunday with the first session of the two-day Book 4. All remaining sessions of the sale, which runs through Sept. 25, 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.