Keeneland to Delay Start of September Sale Due to Heavy Rains on Sunday

From the Keeeneland Media Team:

Keeneland to Delay Start of Book 1 Sessions of September Yearling Sale

 Sept. 10-13 sessions will begin at 1 p.m. ET

 LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 9, 2018) – Keeneland has pushed back the start time for the Sept. 10-13 sessions of the September Yearling Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET because Sunday’s inclement weather has affected buyers’ inspection of horses being offered these days in the premier Book 1.

“We want to give buyers sufficient time to inspect the horses in Book 1,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “The current heavy rain is making their work today extremely difficult and putting them behind schedule to review Book 1, which has cataloged 989 horses. This revised start time will allow them to catch up.”

 

I was absolutely dancing into the Winner’s Circle. It was so exciting and Joel has been like one of my kids ever since he came from Bay Meadows. We tease each other a lot. We greet each other by grunting and everybody looks at us like, ‘what’s that all about’ but we’ve been doing it for years. So it’s wonderful to win with him. The owners are great people that really deserve something like this.

“This horse seems like he’s more adept at seven furlongs to a mile so I’m not sure he wants a mile and a quarter …

“I could tell my horse had won, but I was so excited in the stretch I thought I was gonna pass out.

“We are very happy with the way our horse had trained for this race, but it’s always scary when you get a look at those Baffert ‘Maseratis’, it pretty much unfolded the way we had hoped.

“The people that own this horse, they’ve got this colt a seven furlong-miler type maybe time will tell differently, but the other colt they are focusing on him going the two turns.”

JEFF BONDE, SPARKY VILLE, WINNER
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