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Vibrant Market Yields Positive Results Thursday at Keeneland September Sale

September 20, 2018

A colt by Union Rags brought $250,000 to headline another vibrant day of selling during Thursday’s 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Keeneland sold 272 yearlings today for $9,019,400, up 37.55 percent from gross sales of $6,557,100 for 255 horses posted in 2017. The average of $33,160 increased 28.96 percent from $25,714 last year, while the median of rose 46.67 percent from $15,000 to $22,000.

With three days to go in the 13-day auction, Keeneland has sold 2,259 yearlings for $368,264,600, a 21.03 percent rise from last year’s $304,265,700 for 2,261 horses. The average rose 21.14 percent from $134,571 to $163,021. The median of $85,000 increased 13.33 percent over $75,000 in 2017.

Ben Glass, agent, purchased the session-topper, who is out of the winning Speightstown mare Town Flirt, a half-sister to stakes winner Financial Modeling. The colt was consigned by KatieRich Farms.

At $200,000, the second high seller was a son of Goldencents purchased by Bill Rucker Jr. Terrazas Thoroughbreds, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the stakes-placed Tale of the Cat mare Sinister Tale and from the family of Grade 2 winner Three Peat and Grade 3 winner Wacky Patty.

Red Wings purchased four yearlings for $295,000 to be the session’s leading buyer.

The leading consignor was Warrendale Sales, which sold 18 horses for $791,500.

The September Sale runs through Sunday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.