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Keeneland September Sale Undergoes Overhaul
In significant US bloodstock news, Keeneland announced a redesign to its 12 day September Yearling sale yesterday. Keeneland vice president of Sales Walt Robertson commented: "We continually adapt the September sale format to meet the current needs of our consignors and buyers, and these changes reflect the 'market of the moment'. This is a two-week sale that essentially spans three distinct markets. Our goal is to facilitate the process so we can engage buyers from beginning to end." The format for the 2013 September Sale will be as follows:
- Week 1 (Book 1): Monday-Thursday, Sept. 9-12. The premier Book 1 catalogue will span the entire four-day opening week. Approximately 950 yearlings catalogued alphabetically by dam. Sessions begin at noon ET daily.
- Friday, Sept. 13: The traditional "dark day;" no sales will be conducted.
- Weekend (Book 2): Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15. Sessions begin at 10am.
- Week 2 (Books 3-6): Monday-Friday, Sept. 16-20. Sessions begin at 10am.