2017 Keeneland September

Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:18 pm

mariasmon wrote:Baker and Mack purchased the Orb with the flaxen mane :)

He sure is a flashy one!
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby mariasmon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:01 pm

I think I'd keep the Tapit 1/2 sister to Danza and Majestic Harbor unless she's a total trainwreck. Hammered $285k.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby mariasmon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:15 pm

Any thoughts on how the Noble Missions have been received so far?

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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:37 pm

Noble Mission is one I've been anxious about. I love his breeding and I think he could be such a bargain at $25k. I'll likely follow a few of these, like that Godolphin purchase out of a Dynaformer mare and the Ender's Sister who was withdrawn. Surprised the fillies aren't selling as well as the colts though.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm

The Tapit x Daisy Devine was a late out (Hip 1157). He was already in the walking ring.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby mariasmon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:The Tapit x Daisy Devine was a late out (Hip 1157). He was already in the walking ring.


Anybody say why? Maybe he fell or something.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby mariasmon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 pm

Eric Fein bought the Tapit 1/2 brother to Taris for $900k.

Eclipse and LaPenta (Whitehorse Stables) partnered on 1149, a Curlin 1/2 bro to Weep No More, for $725k.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:28 pm

mariasmon wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:The Tapit x Daisy Devine was a late out (Hip 1157). He was already in the walking ring.


Anybody say why? Maybe he fell or something.

This is all I could find.

Nicole Russo‏ @DRFRusso 1h1 hour ago
Hip 1157, Tapit x Daisy Devine, a late out. Arrived at back walking ring, made a few laps, went home. Huh. #KeeSept

Edited to add: Although now I wonder what these folks are looking at.

Nicole Russo‏ @DRFRusso 1h1 hour ago
Tapit colt o/o G1W Daisy Devine checking things out upon his arrival at the walking ring. #KeeSept
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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby mariasmon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 pm

mariasmon wrote:Eric Fein bought the Tapit 1/2 brother to Taris for $900k.

Eclipse and LaPenta (Whitehorse Stables) partnered on 1149, a Curlin 1/2 bro to Weep No More, for $725k.


This one's pretty fancy, too.

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Re: 2017 Keeneland September

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:39 pm

Keeneland September: Book 2 wraps up with gains
Keeneland aimed to start its September yearling sale with a bang and carry the momentum through the first week when it changed the look of the auction’s front end. At the close of Thursday’s trade, it was apparent that goal had been achieved, with all measurables up and the most seven-figure transactions at the sale since 2014.

Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland September sale wrapped Book 2 of a revamped catalog. Books 1 and 2 of this year’s renewal were arranged with an ultra-select, single-session first book followed by three Book 2 sessions before the auction’s traditional dark day. By comparison, last year’s sale featured a three-day Book 1, followed by the dark day, then two Book 2 sessions.

The concentration of boutique-level horses into Book 1 also pushed plenty of high-end horses and buyers into Book 2, as evidenced by five seven-figure lots changing hands during the second book.

“We’ve had million-dollar horses throughout, which I think just shows you the strength of the market at the moment,” Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland’s director of sales operations, said. “I think there is a hunger for those top-end horses at the moment, so it was nice to have those two million-dollar horses today. I think the table has been very well set for the rest of the sale based on this first week.”

This year’s Book 2 closed with 585 horses sold for revenues of $142,470,000. The cumulative average sale price for the second book rose 64 percent to $243,123 from $148,672, the median grew 57 percent to $185,000 from $117,500, and the Book 2 buyback rate finished at 32 percent compared with 33 percent last year.

In addition to the five horses sold for seven figures, the number of yearlings to bring $750,000 or more in Book 2 rose to 20 from two, while horses to cross the $500,000 threshold rose to 68 from nine.

http://www.drf.com/news/keeneland-september-book-2-wraps-gains
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