Hip 2555, a $925,000 Twirling Sweet colt, on the 2023 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Pin Oak Stud on Tuesday acquired the most costly horse offered through the eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale since 1999 when it paid $925,000 for a colt by Twirling Sweet.
Consigned by Paramount Gross sales, agent, the colt is out of the successful First Protection mare Climbing and from the household of English highweight Logician, Group 1 winner Cityscape and Grade/Group 2 winners Didina (GB), Bated Breath and Equilateral. Paramount was the day’s main consignor with gross sales of $2,529,000 for 26 horses.
“He was a phenomenal colt,” Pat Costello of Paramount stated. “Everybody on the grounds was on him. We beloved him from Day 1. We’re thrilled for the customer (Pin Oak Stud) and I am delighted for the breeder (Woman Bamford), a beautiful girl. He was a particular colt.”
Pin Oak Stud spent $1.03 million for 2 horses to guide patrons.
On Tuesday, Keeneland offered 301 yearlings by means of the ring for $21,476,500, for a mean of $71,350 and a median of $50,000. The gross is 1.39 p.c larger than the eighth session in 2022, when 295 horses offered for $21,182,500. The typical is almost even with $71,805 in 2022, and the median is 9.09% beneath final yr’s $55,000.
Via eight classes of the 12-day sale, a complete of 1,805 yearlings have offered for $365,943,000, which is 2.84 p.c decrease than final yr’s corresponding interval when 1,851 horses offered for $376,636,000. Common value of $202,739 is barely beneath the $203,477 from 2022, whereas the median of $125,000 is 3.85 p.c decrease than $130,000 final yr.
In different gross sales Tuesday, Rigney Racing acquired a colt by Ghostzapper for $330,000 and a colt by Liam’s Map for $280,000. 4 Star Gross sales, agent, consigned the son of Ghostzapper who’s a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Lazy Daisy and is from the household of Grade 3 winner Legitimate Expectations. ELiTE, agent, consigned the son of Liam’s Map who’s out of the successful Colonel John mare Elusive Joni.
Belladonna Racing VI, Cherie DeVaux, agent, spent $275,000 for a filly by Not This Time and $240,000 for a colt by Twirling Sweet. The filly, who was consigned by Paramount Gross sales, agent, is out of the Tapiture mare Mojo Mama and from the household of Grade/Group 1 winners A Phenomenon, Seattle Meteor and Con Te Partiro.
The colt, who was consigned by Warrendale Gross sales, agent, is from the household of Grade 3 winner Derby Kitten and stakes winner William’s Kitten. He’s out of Flush, a successful daughter of Violence.
HR Bloodstock paid $250,000 for a filly by Munnings from the household of Grade 1 winner Maracuja and Grade 2 winners Interesting Story, Regally Interesting and Rockport Harbor. Out of One thing New, by Medaglia d’Oro, she was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
4 classes stay within the September Sale, which continues Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET runs by means of Saturday.