The big checkbooks come out to play each year for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and this year’s sale is proving no exception. Visionaire reports on the priciest colt purchased thus far.
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Hip #131 sold last night for $1.65M to top the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Bred in Kentucky by Brushwood Stable, the bay colt is by Distorted Humor out of multiple graded stakes winner and million dollar earner Mushka (by Empire Maker). Consigned by Eaton Sales, the colt was bought by Shadwell Farm.
I knew this colt last year as a young foal, and he was very nice. He certainly grew up well, and looked outstanding last night in the ring. Congrats to his connections, and best of luck to Shadwell for his racing career! In total, 5 horses broke the million-dollar mark yesterday; I particularly loved an AP Indy filly, out of the great mare Moonlight Sonata, who sold for $1.1M. The September Sale continues today with Book 2, beginning at 11am. [Live Stream] [Catalog] [Results]