Kenland Book 4 Opening Session Stays Strong

The highly effective opening session on September 19 heralded Guide 4 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by a notable $600,000 son Sweet Journey , offered to Talla Racing vendor Kim Lloyd. Elm Tree Farm (Mr. & Mrs. Jody Huckabay), Stonestreet Agent Bred & Raised, despatched the colt to Hip 2214.

Guide 4’s opening session noticed 314 horses change from 373 horses by way of the observe for whole receipts of $27,544,000. Reasonably priced with a median worth of $87,720 and a median of $67,500. 59 horses failed to satisfy their reserve representing an RNA price of 15.8%.

Through the seventh cycle in 2021, Keeneland posted 334 horses offered out of 371 provided for whole income of $27,967,500, averaging $83,735 and averaging $60,000. Thirty-seven horses failed to satisfy their reserve, representing an RNA price of 9.9%.

Huckabay’s hopes of promoting the colt got here true from a later session, the place he may shine, when the colt topped the seventh session. Maclean’s music Basically Marie, half-sister to a pair of Danger Winners, together with 2004 Darley Alcibiades and Golden Highway Stakes winner (each in G2) runway mannequin dam multi-row winner 1 McKinsey .

Lloyd signed the ticket on behalf of Talla Racing and mentioned they finally plan to ship a Gulf colt to Southern California-based coach John Sadler.

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“Mike Tala purchased it – Tala Racing – and we’re actually enthusiastic about it,” Lloyd mentioned. “I instructed Mike and my buddy John Moynihan was the very best man Sweet Journey I might seen… I used to be telling them, ‘It is a horse from ebook one in ebook 4.’ You by no means see that. So it is very thrilling.”

Kim Lloyd, a Talla Racing agent, at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 19, 2022.
Photograph: Cory McCroskey

Kim Lloyd

Not changing him in two begins, he was knocked out by the two-time award winner Houston. Mainly additionally a half-sister to the third grade Elena Strikes and bets Texas Kitty dam winner class 3 smash . The opposite half-sister, Mama Tia, is the dam of the third class winner Southern honey wager winner Calither Sevenbets Shangroyal .

The location of the fourth ebook didn’t decelerate the regular stream of onlookers within the colt.

“He was a rock star right here through the sale. Everybody requested why he was again to date, and it was simply that we thought if we introduced him again on sale, he might be a rock star, and he was,” Huckabay mentioned. “The sale was uneven early on for us, however the final two books have been nice.”

Maverick Racing/Siena Farm made three purchases Monday for whole receipts of $825,000, with a median worth of $275,000 to be the lead purchaser for the day.

Coach Kenny McPeak purchased 5 Years throughout Session 7 to be the second-largest purchaser in whole. His purchases included: ponies Runhappy (hip 2103) and Mendelssohn (hip 2277) and three fillies, one filly hnf (hip 2142), military mule (hip 2163) and Collected (Hip 2216), for whole receipts of $800,000 with a median worth of $160,000.

Kenny McPeak at the annual Keeneland September Auction on September 12, 2022, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.
Photograph: Anne M. Eberhardt

Kenny McPeak on sale

“We did not do lots of work within the first ebook and a bit of within the second, however I’ve had lots of good shoppers since then. We have been shopping for about three a day, and it has been good, I actually favored,” McPeak mentioned. What I believed was cheap worth. Now, as we get into these later classes, the horses I really like, I discover it simpler to get them for my shoppers.”

McPeek has bought 14 horses for a grand whole of $2,290,000 to date.

“I haven’t got a set quantity, I persist with the numbers I like, go to the vet, and have the bodily parts that enchantment to me,” McPeak mentioned. “We attempt to select what I feel is finest for these specific days, and hopefully we’re proper.”

Through the previous seven days of sale, 1,622 horses from 2,008 horses had been offered to go below the hammer for whole income of $365,280,000. The common worth was recorded at $225,203, and the median was $155,000. 300 and eighty-six horses failed to satisfy their reserve representing an RNA price of 19.2%.

On an annual foundation up up to now, 1,592 horses had been offered out of 1,984 exhibited for whole reported income of $317,572,500. Appropriate for a median of $199,480 and a median price ticket of $140,000. 300 and ninety-two horses failed to satisfy their reserve to symbolize an RNA price of 19.7%.

Gainesway closed the seventh session promoting 27 horses for a complete income of $2,827,000, which is nice for a median worth of $104,704, to be the lead dispatcher of the course when it comes to whole.

“I feel the market is great; it is robust, as was the entire sale. I used to be apprehensive in regards to the mid-market finish coming as a result of I do not suppose that finish has been nice to date (mid to backside),” commented Riley MacDonald of Eaton Gross sales. “But it surely positively crammed up at present; there is a new group (of patrons) right here, and there is going to be one other wave round ebook 5 on the finish of the week.”

Guide 4 continues tomorrow, beginning at 10am, with Hips 2370 – 2780 set to stroll by way of the ring. As of Monday night, 47 entries have been withdrawn from Session 8.