Six 2-year-olds previously purchased at last year's Keeneland September Sale for a collective $4.875 million through bloodstock agent Richard Knight have been resold, according to a report in Blood-Horse. Keeneland did not reveal the buyers or purchase prices.
“All six 2-year-olds were sold in the reoffer,” said Tony Lacy, Keeneland's vice president of sales. “The 'invitation to make an offer' format met our goal of being a fair and transparent process for prospective buyers in this unique, one-time situation.”
Prospective buyers were to submit only one offer on each horse they were interested in with the highest acceptable offer taking the horse. There was no public or online auction held by Keeneland. The six juveniles were all in training in Ocala with either Niall Brennan or David Scanlon.
The most expensive of the group and the eighth-most expensive horse to sell at Keeneland September 2022 was hip 192, a Constitution–Cozze Up Lady colt, who brought $1.3 million last year.
The second-most expensive September yearling of the group was a filly by Gun Runner–Just Wicked, a full-sister to the multiple graded stakes winning Wicked Halo, who brought $1.1 million at Keeneland September.
The group was rounded out by a filly by Justify–Fully Living, who brought $1.05 million as a KEESEP yearling; a Street Sense–Bambalina colt, who brought a final bid of $725,000 at KEESEP; an Omaha Beach colt out of Daisy, who brought $400,000 at KEESEP; and a Twirling Candy–Danceforthecause colt, who brought $300,000 at KEESEP.
“The interest in the six individuals was very strong,” said Lacy. “We are appreciative of Niall Brennan and David Scanlon in facilitating prospective buyers at their training centers. These prospective buyers felt comfortable with the access and information they were given, which led to all six horses being sold. The process served the purpose of reselling the 2-year-olds in a timely manner, allowing them to continue their careers under their new ownership. That was something very important to Keeneland.”
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