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$725,000 Audible Colt Tops Keeneland Session Cumulative Sale, Average Price Shows Double-Digit Increase at Auction Midpoint – Horse Racing News

A session-topping colt from Audible’s first crop, consigned by agents Paramount Sales.

Momentum continued to produce healthy results at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Sunday, with Flurry Racing Stables’ $725,000 colt from Audible’s first crop reaching the midpoint of the 12-day auction.

To date, 1,242 horses have sold through the ring for $327,909,500. The 1,169 yearlings sold through the ring during the same period last year grossed $278,883,000, a 17.58 percent increase. From the corresponding time in 2021, the median of $264,017 is up 10.67 percent from $238,565, and the median of $200,000 is up 11.11 percent from $180,000.

On Sunday, Keeneland sold 286 yearlings through the ring for $40,172,000, a 20.06 percent increase over last year’s $33,461,000 when 280 horses sold. The median was $140,462, up 17.54 percent from $119,504 in 2021, while the median rose 25.71 percent from $87,500 to $110,000.

Paramount Sales, agent, consigned the Audible colt, who topped Sunday’s session, who is out of the winning Caffewine mare Oh Boo Hoo. He is from the family of stakes winners Haiti Vacation, ThreeFiveindia, Hero’s Amour and Ex Pirate.

Paramount was the day’s top shipper, with sales of $4,404,000 for the 24-year-old.

Jim and Dana Bernhardt’s Linhaven Racing, Four Star Sales, paid $650,000 for the Intu Mischief colt, consigned by the agent. A full brother to Grade 3 winner Comical, who is out of the stakes-winning Tijno mare Case Ace, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Colonel John.

SGV, an agent for Repol and Vecoma LLC, paid $575,000 for the Munnings filly from Champion Essena’s family. Consigned by Grovendale Sales, agent, he is out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Oh Carol.

Muir Hutt Stables purchased a colt from Mitol’s first crop for $550,000. By Paramount Sales, Agent, she is out of Pulpit, and out of reigning winner Namaste Wish, from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners Purge, Jersey Girl, Jersey Town and Mozu Superflare.

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys paid $500,000 for the colt by Gun Runner. Out of the winning Broken Vow mare Wedding Jitters, she is from the family of Grade 2 winner Skipshot and Grade 3 winner Skip Code.

Two-year-olds brought $475,000 each.

The Repoll/Spendthrift farm paid for a son of Candy Ride, who is a half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Private Mission and stakes winner Secret Someone. Out of the stakes-winning unbridled mare Private Gift, she is from Grade 1 winners Dunbar Road and Secret Status and multiple Grade 3 winning Hall of Fame. The colt was transported by Mount Brilliant Farm.

Three Amigos went to $475,000 to get the colt by City of Light out of Taglia out of Union Rags. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent, he is from the family of champion Queena and Grade 1 winners Chick Shirin and Brahms.

The two-year-olds sold for $450,000 each.

Texas Holdings (Jason Taylor) paid $450,000 for a Gun Runner colt out of the family of Grade 2 winners Miss Isella and Sir Cherokee. By the Speightstown mare Goforitmersmiller, he was consigned by agent Stuart Morris of Highclere, Rabanall & Wicks.

Solis/Litt filled Ghostzapper for $450,000 with consignment from Anderson Farms, agent. Out of the stakes-placed mare American Hat by Street Cry, the filly is from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year Wonder Gadot and Grade 1 winners Secret Spice and Hard Not to Love.

Sunday’s top buyer was Mike Ryan, agent, who acquired six horses for $1,285,000.

The September sale continues Monday at 10 a.m. (ET) and Saturday, Sept. Runs daily till 24 The entire auction will be broadcast live on Keeneland.com.

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