BY KEENELAND PRESS OFFICE
LEXINGTON, KY—Keeneland’s 80th annual September Yearling Sale, which attracts leading horsemen from across North America and from around the world to buy Thoroughbred racing prospects, begins Monday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. EDT for the first of 12 sessions. A total of 4,198 horses by prominent stallions and exciting young sires have been cataloged to the sale, which continues through Saturday, Sept. 23.
The catalog includes siblings to winners of major races this year, including Grade 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve winner Mage and these recent Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course graded stakes winners: Adare Manor (Clement L. Hirsch-G1), Arabian Knight (FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic-G1), Aspray (Lake Placid-G2), Conclude (Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby-G2), Dreamfyre (Sorrento-G3 Presented by Keeneland Sales), Gala Brand (With Anticipation-G3), Nutella Fella (Hopeful-G1), Prince of Monaco (Best Pal-G3), Randomized (Alabama-G1 Presented by Keeneland Sales), Rhyme Schemes (Herb Moelis Memorial Saratoga Special-G2) and Roses for Debra (Caress-G3).
In addition, the catalog has siblings to these recent graded stakes winners: Abeliefinthislivin (Canadian Derby-G3 at Century Mile), Gigante (Secretariat-G2 at Colonial Downs), Miss Dracarys (Dance Smartly-G2 at Woodbine) and Vahva (Charles Town Oaks-G3).
“The September Sale is a can’t-miss event for horsemen because it presents a critical mass of yearlings of unmatched quality at every price level,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “For that reason, it’s the world’s leading yearling sale, the one that has the focus of the industry on a global level. Our team is ready to welcome people from across the U.S. and around the world these next few weeks, and we are excited for them to experience Keeneland and everything the Lexington area has to offer.”
September Sale schedule
The September Sale, which will be livestreamed on Keeneland.com, FanDuel TV+ and on the FanDuel app, will be held as follows:
Book 1 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 11-12. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. A total of 383 yearlings are cataloged over the two days. During Book 1, FanDuel TV will present live hits from the sales grounds.
Book 2 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 13-14. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. A total of 728 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Dark Day – Friday, Sept. 15. No sale will be conducted.
Book 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 16-17. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 837 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 18-19. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 826 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 20-21. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 820 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 6 – Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 604 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.