Another day.  Another yearling sold. Another dollar made.

On Tuesday, the beat kept up a steady thump, as two yearlings brought a hefty price of $325,000 each on the 8th day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. When the day was done, Keeneland had sold 285 yearlings for a gross of $15,571,000.  That amounts to an average of $54,635, and a median price of $40,000.

In short, another good day.

“European pinhookers in particular were very active today; it was a good mix of domestic and foreign participation,” Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell said.

To date, 1,740 yearlings have been sold for $288,869,000, for an average of $166,017 and a median of $100,000.

The first yearling to hit the $325,000 mark was a filly by Warrior’s Reward. Consigned to the sale by Warrendale Sales — as agent for the late Hargus Sexton and his wife Sandra and Silver Fern Farm — was sold to Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation. The filly is out of the winning Unbridled mare, Unbridled Appeal.  That makes this yearling a half-sister to the Stakes-placed Southern Parkway, Belleofthebridle and Unbridled Reward.

The other yearling to garner the top price of the day away was a colt by Stay Thirsty.  Robert B. Hess Jr. paid that price for the colt out of the winning Candy Ride mare Candy Trophy.  This one was consigned to the sale by Betz Thoroughbreds, as agent.  The colt is from the female family of G1 winner and sire Twirling Candy and G3 winner Chocolate Candy.