2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:20 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:11 pm
I think that the physical on these youngsters may be as...or more...important to buyers than their pedigrees. As we could see from all those Joe Neville Twitter photos of yearlings, many of these babies still have baby bellies, big heads and high rumps. It's a gamble to buy one and hope that it will grow up and out of those.
Lots of casual portraits at his Twitter site:
https://twitter.com/Joe_Nevills
Thanks for the link!

I wonder if part of it is the change in the sales format this year? It seems like there are more yearlings with lackluster pages in the first two days. I wonder if they'll go back to the shorter, more elite Book 1 format next year.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Honestly most of those pictures aren’t even taken at the right camera angle so I doubt they are reflective of the actual yearlings. Experienced buyers know that high croups and baby bellies are or for the course, they always grow out of those. A pretty head will always sell for more than an unattractive one but the big head is just emphasised from the picture angle.

I don’t think that’s the issue. I read a pretty interesting article on TDN the other night prior to the first session and the last couple of lines were fairly ominous. Harked back to another article I read several years ago on how the Bloodstock market is actually a good indicator for economic recovery, economic thriving and in some cases economic downturns. Could be something is afoot in the global economy, and more instability is bound to come.

Pretty sure it doesn’t help that a lot of horses who should be in Book 2 are in Book 1, I think there should be a happy middle, Because with the rather large number of book 1 horses this year buyers are probably keeping a tight hold on their wallets to survive through it or are being a little more suspicious of a given yearling’s quality.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:32 pm

Treve wrote:
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Honestly most of those pictures aren’t even taken at the right camera angle so I doubt they are reflective of the actual yearlings. Experienced buyers know that high croups and baby bellies are or for the course, they always grow out of those. A pretty head will always sell for more than an unattractive one but the big head is just emphasised from the picture angle.

I don’t think that’s the issue. I read a pretty interesting article on TDN the other night prior to the first session and the last couple of lines were fairly ominous. Harked back to another article I read several years ago on how the Bloodstock market is actually a good indicator for economic recovery, economic thriving and in some cases economic downturns. Could be something is afoot in the global economy, and more instability is bound to come.

Pretty sure it doesn’t help that a lot of horses who should be in Book 2 are in Book 1, I think there should be a happy middle, Because with the rather large number of book 1 horses this year buyers are probably keeping a tight hold on their wallets to survive through it or are being a little more suspicious of a given yearling’s quality.
LoL Yeah, looking at those photos now and most are clearly taken at unflattering angles (still nice to see them though). I don't think it's really the quality of the horses. Book 1 is so large this year that a good number of these yearlings really belong in a Book 2 with their pedigrees, but I don't doubt that they're all pretty nice physical specimens.

369 is a very flashy Violence colt, with plenty of white above his knee. Sold for 350k.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:34 pm

371 War Front x Say (IRE) colt goes for $500,000
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:36 pm

371 War Front x Say (Galileo) colt goes for $500,000. I'm going to guess that he's headed overseas...if he didn't RNA. :P
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371 War Front x Say (Galileo) colt goes for $500,000. I'm going to guess that he's headed overseas...if he didn't RNA. :P
Went to Cromwell Bloodstock
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383 Secret Agent, Uncle Mo x Secret filly goes for $1.4 million
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385 Uncle Mo x Secret File colt goes for $900,000
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386 Into Mischief x Secret Jewel colt goes for $500,000
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388 Empire Maker x Seeinsbelieven filly goes for $1.35 million
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388 Empire Maker x Seeinsbelieven filly goes for $1.35 million
Forget what I said earlier, Empire Maker’s back!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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389 War Front x Seeking Gabrielle filly (1/2 to Nyquist) goes for $1.75 million
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358 War Front x Ruby Tuesday filly (dam is half to Betterbetterbetter) goes for $575,000
RNA
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:18 pm

393 Tapit x Serena's Cat colt (1/2 to Honor Code) goes for $700,000

I suspect this one's an RNA

ETA: Nope, sold
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm

Bay filly by Bodemeister from the family of Candy Boy, Leave Me Alone goes for $150K (iirc). My hearing is bad.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Whisper Hill bought a Medaglia d'Oro x Sealy Hill filly for $425K.

Katsumi Yoshizawa bought a Tapit x Screen Goddess colt for $450K. Family of Star Billing and Stellar Jayne.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Filly by War Front out of Silk and Scarlet, therefore a half to Master of Hounds, Minorette, Eishin Appollon, went for $750K.

An Empire Maker half to Eskimo Kisses is next.
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 pm

Who else is really just waiting for Justify's half? :lol: :lol:
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Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:41 pm

Mylute wrote:
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Filly by War Front out of Silk and Scarlet, therefore a half to Master of Hounds, Minorette, Eishin Appollon, went for $750K.

An Empire Maker half to Eskimo Kisses is next.
$800K.
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