Global racing rivalry heats up at Keeneland September Sale

A global rivalry on the racetrack entered Keeneland's sales pavilion on Tuesday, with time seeming to stand still when a Curlin colt out of a champion turf sprinter hung at US$3.7 million on the board. “We were gasping for air at that stage," said Anthony Stroud, a trainer acting as agent for Godolphin. But Godolphin […]

Sheik Mohammed makes his mark at Keeneland September Sale

As the old adage goes, money talks—but wealth whispers. Nowhere was this more apparent than this year's renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, where Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made a surreptitious entrance into the bidding area before lighting up the afternoon's action with a multi-million-dollar bidding war. Acting as agent on behalf of […]

Good start to Keeneland September Sale

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale got off to a rousing start September 9, with two yearlings bringing prices in excess of $2 million and five others reaching the seven-figure level. Keeneland reported that from 190 catalogued, 107 head sold for $46,231,000, an average price of $432,065 and a $325,000 median price. While direct year-to-year comparisons are […]