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Keeneland Sept Day-6: US$710K For Quality Road Colt
A colt by Quality Road sold for US$710,000 to lead the Sunday session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale in Kentucky. Consigned by Lane's End as agent, the colt, who was knocked down to Mark Reid, managing partner for Walnut Green, is out of the Dehere mare Paris Notion and is from the family of Grade 1 winners Fabulous Notion, Fabulously Fast and Cacoethes. On Sunday, the first day of the Book 3 portion of the sale, a total of 266 yearlings sold for US$19,618,000, down 7.3 per cent from the corresponding session last year when 273 horses grossed US$21,172,000. The average of US$73,752 decreased 4.9 per cent from US$77,553 in 2014, while the median of US$55,000 was down 21.4 per cent from last year's US$70,000. After six sessions, Keeneland has sold 1,234 horses sold for US$224,536,000, down slightly when compared to last year's seven-day gross of US$227,389,500 for 1,290 horses. The cumulative average of US$181,958 increased 3.2 per cent from US$176,271 in 2014, while the median is up 8.3 per cent, from US$120,000 to US$130,000. The September Sale continues through Saturday, Sept. 26.