The Keeneland September Sale moved into its second week of trade Monday and the first of two Book 4 sessions demonstrated that there are still plenty of orders to be filled. During the first hour of activity, a Gainesway-consigned son of the in-form Good Magic was knocked down to Donato Lanni, bidding on behalf of SF/Starlight/Madaket Stable, for $700,000. Foaled three days prior to last year's GI Kentucky Derby, the bay is out of Beauty Buzz (Bernardini), whose own dam Orchardof the Nile (Empire Maker) is a full-sister to the late Pioneerof the Nile. Hip 2009 was bred by Gary Broad's Walmac Farm, which acquired Beauty Buzz for $110,000 in foal to another Smart Strike-line stallion–namely Accelerate–at the 2020 Keeneland November Sale. Beauty Buzz delivered a colt by Walmac's Core Beliefs (Quality Road) this past May 8 and was most recently covered by the nursery's Pinehurst (Twirling Candy). SF and partners paid $775,000 for a son of Good Magic–Allanah (Scat Daddy) at this sale in 2021. Reincarnate won this year's GIII Sham S., most recently added the Los Alamitos Derby and was on the Santa Anita worktab Sept. 16, breezing six furlongs in 1:12.40 for Bob Baffert and is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's GI Pennsylvania Derby.
Still incredibly strong at the top end at Keeneland. Book 7 and a Good Magic colt sells for $700k, looks to be the most expensive yearling to sell in the 7th session since 2015 pic.twitter.com/80jXsbKdq7
— Nancy Sexton (@nancygsexton) September 18, 2023