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Keeneland Sep Day-12: Highest Gross Since 2008
The Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday with cumulative results for the sale indicating a resurgent and strong thoroughbred market. The 12 days of trading grossed US$280,491,300, an increase of 27.6 per cent from the US$219,723,000 recorded during last year's 11-day sale. It is the highest total since 2008. This year 2,744 yearlings were sold compared to 2,516 in 2012, with 18 yearlings selling for US1 million or more - the most since 2008. "Our consignors and buyers are to be congratulated for the spectacular success of this September Sale," said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. "Consignors brought an outstanding group of horses – the cream of the North American yearling crop – and did an extraordinary job of presenting their product." During Saturday's final session, 195 horses were sold for US$2,913,200 at an average of US$14,939 and a median of US$11,000. There was no comparable session during last year's 11-day sale.