The catalog for the world-renowned Keeneland September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 13-25, is now online and features 4,272 offerings. Book 1, which features 448 yearlings, will run Sept. 13 and 14 with each season beginning at noon, followed by a dark day Sept. 15. Selling resumes Sept. 16 with the first of two Book 2 sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. Books 3-6 will each be comprised of two sessions, also beginning at 10 a.m.
Keeneland has enhanced its online catalog for buyers and sellers for the 2020 September Yearling Sale. Over the coming weeks, sellers will provide virtual inspections for buyers no matter their location, as well as consignor comments featuring notes and key details on yearlings.
Keeneland has also expanded its bidding options, with its remote bidding options integrating directly with the live auction experience in real-time. Bidders can access and bid on the auction in through Keeneland’s new online bidding service, expanded phone bidding will be available to buyers throughout the sale and additional bidding locations will be available to buyers on-site to allow for proper social distancing.
To bid on the auction in real-time through Keeneland’s new online bidding service, Keeneland encourages buyers to register and request credit through its sales portal at least two weeks prior to the September Sale.
Prominent graduates of this sale include Grade I winners Authentic (Into Mischief), Gamine (Into Mischief), Serengeti Empress (Alternation), Collusion Illusion (Twirling Candy), Echo Town (Speightstown), Improbable (City Zip), and No Parole (Violence).
“Keeneland’s September Sale is vital to the Thoroughbred industry and the primary source globally of champions and graded or group stakes winners year after year,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “We look forward to welcoming consignors and buyers this fall, and we are collaborating with Fasig-Tipton and government and health officials on protocols to be announced in the coming days that will enable us to conduct a successful and safe sale. For those unable to attend, we have expedited our technology initiatives to provide real-time online bidding and expanded our phone bidding capabilities. We also have enhanced the resources available via our digital September Sale catalog to deliver more information directly to our customers.”
Keeneland will livestream the entire September Sale at Keeneland.com.