From the Keeneland Media Team:
$120,000 Lookin At Lucky Colt Brings Top Price
of Penultimate Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale
Grandview Equine purchased a colt by Lookin At Lucky for $120,000 to lead Friday sales at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on the next-to-last day of the auction.
Out of the winning Lea mare Vast, the colt was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. His purchase made Grandview Equine the session’s leading buyer.
For the day, Keeneland posted sales of $3,060,600 for 187 yearlings, for an average of $16,367 and a median of $11,000. The total is slightly above the corresponding session in 2022 when 175 horses sold for $3,037,700. The average is 5.71% below $17,358 in 2022, while the median was down 26.67% from $15,000.
With one day remaining in the September Sale, a total of 2,579 yearlings have sold through the ring for $391,710,300, for an average of $151,885 and a median of $75,000. The gross is 2.80% below the same period last year when 2,663 horses sold for $402,977,700. The average is just above $151,325 in 2022, while the median is 6.25% lower.
In other Friday sales, Lookin At Lucky is the sire of a filly from the family of Grade 1 winners Diplomat Lady and Hunter O’Riley sold to Hal and Patti Earnhardt for $85,000. Out of the winning Quality Road mare Roadbug, she was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
West Coast Equine acquired a Not This Time filly from the family of Grade 2 winner Exchange Rate for $70,000. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, she is out of Stetson Gold, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Uncle Mo.
Three yearlings sold for $60,000 each.
Triple M Racing Stable paid the amount for a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Complexity. Out of Diamond Maker, a winning daughter of Mineshaft, he is from the family of stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Dawn the Destroyer. Machmer Hall Sales, agent for St. Simon Place, consigned the colt.
A son of Temple City from the family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Big Brown sold for $60,000 to John Mentz. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent, he is out of the Carpe Diem mare Ravintsara.
Muir Hut Stables paid $60,000 for a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Vekoma. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm (Peter O’Callaghan), agent, he is the first foal out of stakes winner Spanish Point, by Creative Cause.
Taylor Made Sales Agency led all consignors with sales of $459,000 for 24 horses.
The 12th and final session of September Sale begins Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. The auction is streamed live at Keeneland.com.
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