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Sep 19, 2012 9:52 AM

Keeneland Reports More Good Sales Numbers

Keeneland officials continue to report a solid September Yearling Sale.

Keeneland once again realized double-digit increases across-the-board, selling 302 horses for gross receipts of $11,648,500 on Tuesday. That represents and increase of 21.60 percent from a year ago. The day's average sale of $38,571 increased 21.60 percent from 2011.

The RNA, or buy-back, rate for the session dropped 21.31 percent to 16.80 percent.

Through eight sessions, 1,843 horses have been sold for a total of $205,811,000 compared to gross sales of $208,217,600 for 1,933 horses sold during nine sessions in 2011. Keeneland conducted two select sessions last year versus one this year. Average price of $111,672 is up 3.67 percent from last year's $107,717.

Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables paid $260,000 for a colt by Even the Score to top the Tuesday session. Consigned by Penn Sales, the colt is out of the Runaway Groom mare Runaway Grey, and is a half-brother to Mystic Mama, second in the 2011 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3).

The September Sale continues through Friday. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. EDT. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.

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