Keeneland yearling sales top $100 million mark
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keeneland's September Yearling Sale topped the $100 million mark with celebrity chef Bobby Flay breeding one of two fillies that were purchased for at least $1.1 million each.
Flaxman Stables Ireland Limited paid Wednesday's top price of $1.45 million for a filly by leading European sire Dubawi, the Irish-bred horse that resides in England. Plans are for the filly to return to Europe.
Stonereath Farm of Paris, Kentucky, paid $1.1 million for a filly by Tiznow-Countess Lemonade bred by Flay. A colt by Bernardini-Yellow Heat sold for $925,000 to Teruo Ono of Japan.
Wednesday's sales of $29.6 million for 104 yearlings brought the three-day total to $100.5 million for 345 horses. That's down from last year's gross of $111.5 million for 404 yearlings.
Sales continue through Sept. 21.