The 79th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest and most significant auction of Thoroughbred racing prospects, kicks off Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET with the first of 12 sessions that run through Sept. 24. The sale, which has cataloged 4,153 yearlings by the world’s most established stallions and exciting young sires, opens with the two-day Book 1, which features half-siblings to these recent Grade 1 winners at Del Mar and Saratoga: Casa Creed (Fourstardave), Forte (Hopeful) and Malathaat (Alabama). Books 2 and 3 include half-siblings to Saratoga Grade 1 winners Chi Town Lady (Test), Epicenter (Runhappy Travers) and Olympiad (Jockey Club Gold Cup).
“The success of September Sale graduates combined with the availability of quality yearlings at all price levels make the September Sale a can’t-miss event for horsemen from around the world,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “This year, we are excited to share our latest capital improvements and facilities around the grounds – from renovated barns to the Saddling Paddock Chalet here for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships – and we are continuing to elevate the September Sale atmosphere with fun touches and elements that enhance the experience.”
“Rising Stock” preview show airs Saturday
Coverage of the September Sale begins Saturday, Sept. 10 when FanDuel Racing (formerly known as TVG2) will air “Rising Stock,” an hourlong preview show from 9-10 a.m. hosted by Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton at Keeneland with Christina Blacker in the FanDuel studio. “Rising Stock” will be rebroadcast Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. on FanDuel Racing.
On Sept. 12-15, FanDuel Racing will present live coverage of Book 1 from 1-7 p.m.
Keeneland will livestream the entire September Sale at Keeneland.com.
Colt by Mitole is latest supplement to Book 1
A colt from the first crop of champion Mitole is the latest supplement to the September Sale and is scheduled to sell opening day, Sept. 12.
Four Stars Sales, agent, consigns the colt, Hip 183, who is the first foal of the Super Saver mare Dashing Angel. Dashing Angel is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Sky Diva and stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Quick Little Miss. The colt also is from the family of Grade 1 winners Pure Clan and Finley’sluckycharm.
2022 September Sale schedule
The format of the September Sale will be similar to last year with Week 1 featuring Books 1 and 2 during the first four days. More than 1,100 horses selected based on pedigree and conformation are cataloged with the goal to present the largest number of exceptional horses possible to major domestic and foreign buyers in attendance prior to the Dark Day on Friday, Sept. 16, when no sale will be held.
Here is the schedule:
Book 1 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 12-13. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. A total of 368 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 2 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 14-15. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. A total of 751 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Dark Day – Friday, Sept. 16. No sale will be conducted.
Book 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 828 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 19-20. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 822 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-22. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 807 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
Book 6 – Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 577 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.
As always, online and phone bidding will be available.
MEDIA: Images, video available on PhotoShelter
Via its PhotoShelter digital asset management system, Keeneland will offer photos and video of the September Sale for editorial use.
Photos: Sales scenics and images of top-priced horses and people of interest are included. Photos of highest-priced horses will be posted each session during Week 1 (Sept. 12-15) and periodically through the remainder of the sale.
Video: September Sale b-roll is currently available. Video of top-priced horses during Week 1 (Sept. 12-15) will be posted near the end of the session in which they sell.
Please credit as “Keeneland photo” or “Keeneland video.”
Access the site at keeneland.photoshelter.com
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In addition during the September Sale, Keeneland will provide:
- Timely updates about top-priced horses of Week 1 posted on Keeneland.com and Keeneland’s social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
- Press releases recapping each of the 12 sessions distributed daily via email and posted on Keeneland.com.
PhotoShelter users also may retrieve a variety of Keeneland press materials and images, including the 2022 Media Guide and Fall Meet Media Guide Supplement, general Keeneland racing and sales scenics, Keeneland logo, 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland logo, press releases and headshots of Keeneland Officers.
- Click here to see the online September Sale catalog, which includes photos and walking videos of yearlings along with links to consignor websites.
- Click here for the September Experience Guide for information about amenities and services at Keeneland for sales clients as well as special events surrounding the auction.
- MEDIA: Information about Keeneland’s PhotoShelter site appears at the end.
Since its first race meet more than 85 years ago, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November. Graduates of Keeneland sales dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and 2020 and is holding the event again on Nov. 4-5, 2022. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a privately held company with a not-for-profit mission that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research, and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit Keeneland.com.
For more information contact:
Amy Gregory at 859 361-3490
Amy Owens at 859 421-2566