From the Keeneland Media Team:
Mardi Gras Time, a colt by Not This Time, sold to Donato Lanni, agent, for $320,000 to lead Monday’s eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Stuart Morris, agent, consigned Mardi Gras Time, whose dam is the winning More Than Ready mare Ready at Nine. A half-brother to stakes-placed Drummer Boy, he is from the family of Grade 1 winner Classy Cathy.
On Monday, Keeneland sold 255 horses for $11,832,500, for an average of $46,402 and a median of $25,000. Cumulative sales are $224,099,700 for 1,520 yearlings, for an average of $147,434 and a median of $80,000.
The session’s second-highest price was the $305,000 Nicoma Bloodstock, agent, paid for a filly by champion Nyquist. Candy Meadows Sales, agent, consigned the filly, who is out of the stakes-winning Northern Afleet mare Unforgotten. She is from the family of stakes winners Hot Storm, A Shin Gorgeous and Hidinginplainsight as well as Silverpocketsfull, who was third in Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland (G1).
Ben McElroy, agent for Wesley Ward, purchased a colt from the first crop of Irish champion Caravaggio for $250,000. Consigned by Anderson Farm, agent, he is the first foal out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare Back to Love and from the family of Grade 1 winner Over All and Irish stakes winner Sergei Prokofiev.
Taylor Made Sales Agency was Monday’s leading consignor, selling 26 yearlings for $1,304,000.
The leading buyer was Woodford Thoroughbreds, which paid $395,000 for three horses.
The September Sale continues Tuesday and runs through Friday with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m.
The 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.