keeneland september sale hip 307
keeneland september sale hip 307

HIP 307 - Keeneland Sale Tuesday Top Lot

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KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLING SALE

11 - 24 September 2011

Well, not quite a runaway train, but the Keeneland September Sales in America continued to roar ahead on the third day, with the cumulative average up more than 10% on the corresponding day last year, and the median (the mid-price, and the one that really counts when it comes to measuring market depth) up a remarkable 33,3% (at $200,000 or +- R1,5 million). The encouraging thing is that the top 11 horses (seven colts and four fillies to make $400,000 plus) all fell to domestic buyers; no sign of the Maktoums or Coolmore. A strong domestic market is fundamental to the strength of any economy, and this is a particularly encouraging result for America, given their downscaled credit rating and their structural economic difficulties of the current time. Here are yesterday’s prices:

KEENELAND SEPTEMBER TOP LOTS

Tuesday 13 September 2011

HIP

Sex

$

307

F

1,200,000

469

C

600,000

426

C

510,000

398

C

470,000

437

F

460,000

400

F

450,000

321

C

410,000

312

C

400,000

353

C

400,000

404

F

400,000

483

C

400,000

Hard to imagine, but wouldn’t it be marvellous if this were the Ready To Run.

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