Filly by Tapit brings $1.25 million to top Sunday’s opening session Day of Keeneland September Sale

Claiborne Farm, agent, paid $1.25 million for a filly by leading sire Tapit out of Grade 1 winner Embellish the Lace to top Sunday’s first session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on a day marked by brisk trade and the sale of five horses for $1 million or more.


“我们很高兴有一个9月份的七山销售,”克伦兰总统选举和中期销售人员Shannon Arvin表示。“很高兴有人在理由上。交易很棒。很高兴看到人们遵循(Covid-19)协议,所以我们可以继续进行贸易。这是整体的好日子。“

Hip 149, $1.25 Million Tapit Filly (Photo from Keeneland)

Keeneland正在进行9月份的销售,该销售持续到9月25日,在Covid-19旨在创建最安全的销售环境的协议中,旨在创造最安全的销售环境。销售在线提供在线和扩展的电话投标,以使买家能够远程参与。Keeneland还增加了销售场所的竞标地点的数量,以使买家能够保持适当的社会疏远。在Show Barn的新地点直接在销售馆外的销售馆被竞标者受到欢迎。

Russell said five horses in the Sunday session sold via online bidding with one yearling purchased by a domestic buyer while the other four horses were sold to international buyers.

“The mechanics of the Internet bidding worked really well,” Arvin said. “We spent a lot of time practicing and preparing for that. It was great that it worked out as well as we expected it would.”

“只是销售符合我们的预期,”Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell said. “We’re very happy it’s September at Keeneland and we’re having a horse sale. To have competitive bidding at all levels of the market was very rewarding. The resiliency of this industry is unbelievable. For what everyone has been through, we appreciate all the buyers who are here and we wish them all success.”

During Sunday’s session, fillies commanded the four-highest prices.

The session-topping Tapit filly, who was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, is out of Alabama (G1) winner Embellish the Lace, by Super Saver, and from the family of Grade 1 winners Afleet Express and Materiality.

Claiborne Stallion Seasons and Bloodstock Manager Bernie Sams signed the ticket for the filly.


“You just never know what is going to happen even though she had all of the interest,” Bluewater owner Meg Levy told TVG. “She jumped through all the hoops. I am really, really thrilled that Claiborne’s client ended up getting her. She is such a queen. This filly did everything right the entire time.”

Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm paid $1.1 million for a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro who is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Constitution, Group 2 winner Boynton and Group 3 winner Jacaranda. Denali Stud, agent, consigned the filly, who is out of the Grade 3-placed winner Baffled, by Distorted Humor.

“We are not looking for collectable (broodmares); we are looking for a racehorse first,” said Todd Quast, who signed the ticket. “She obviously has great broodmare potential. She checked all the boxes for us. She is very athletic with a super, super shoulder like the Medaglia d’Oros have. We are happy to have her.”

Mike Ryan, agent, paid $1.05 million for a daughter of War Front who is a full sister to European champion and multiple Group 1 winner Air Force Blue. Out of the stakes-placed Maria’s Mon mare Chatham, she was consigned by breeder Stone Farm.


Ryan said he “thought she was an exceptional physical when I saw her at Stone Farm on (Aug. 28). She is a May foal and is very well grown for her age. Stone Farm raises good horses, and it is nice to buy from people who consistently raise good horses.”

Gainesway, agent, sold two yearlings – a daughter of Quality Road and a colt by Into Mischief – for $1 million each.

The Quality Road filly was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent. Out of the Grade 3-placed Ghostzapper mare Beloveda, she is from the family of Grade 3 winners Voyagers Quest and Golden Mystery.

Larry Best’s OXO Equine paid $1 million for the son of Into Mischief out of Grade 2-placed winner Curlina, by Cuvee, to make him the session’s high-priced colt. Best, who has a well-known affinity for progeny of Into Mischief, said, “I was looking for a good colt – I seem to collect the fillies.”

Asked about the market on opening day of the September Sale, Best said, “Based on what I’ve heard and seen today, the market’s a little stronger than what I anticipated. There’s a lot of buyers here paying a lot of money for good horses. So that’s a good sign for the industry. I hope it continues.”

Lanni,SF / Starlight / Madaket的代理商是会议领先的买家,花费417万美元用于八匹马。

The leading consignor was Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, which sold 22 horses for $7.26 million.



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