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Keeneland Day 7: New Record Gross
On day 7 of the 14 day Keeneland September Yearling Sale extravaganza, "gross sales soared to a thoroughbred industry record" on Monday (Tuesday Australian time). The record was surpassed when a bay colt by Officer out of Prim Flower brought a winning bid of US$45,000 from Excel Bloodstock, LLC, sending gross sales past the previous record of US$324,904,300 set last year. "When we hit the US$300 million mark on Saturday, it was amazing and we knew were on track to set another record this year," said Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. "But to do it on the seventh day of the sale is a real thrill for everyone involved."