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American Pharoah Rules Over Keeneland

A colt from the first crop of yearlings by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made the top price of $US2.2 million at the opening sessions of the 2018 Keeneland September Sale on September 10.

American Pharoah Rules Over Keeneland

A colt from the first crop of yearlings by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made the top price of $US2.2 million at the opening sessions of the 2018 Keeneland September Sale on September 10.

The colt was purchased by Godolphin, making him the highest priced yearling sold in the US this year.

Monday’s top lot is a son of the stakes-winning Indian Charlie mare Kindle and was consigned by Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm as agent.


In the name of Cavalier Bloodstock O’Callaghan had purchased the colt as a weanling for $400,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Keeneland sold 138 yearlings during the session including five that fetched more than $1 million each for gross sales of $48,620,000.

The average was $352,319 and the median $260,000 for the first of four sessions that make up the premier Book 1 of the sale.

Last year Book 1 covered a single session with 167 yearlings in the catalog.

American Pharoah led all sires on Monday with 12 yearlings selling for $6.335 million.

Godolphin was the session’s leading buyer, spending $7.28 million on 11 yearlings.

Godolphin’s purchases also included a $1.3 million Medaglia d’Oro colt who is the first foal out of the G2 winner Moulin de Mougin

The sale marked the return of Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed to Keeneland after almost 10 years.

OXO Equine purchased a son of Curlin who is the first foal out of G1 winner Molly Morgan, by Ghostzapper, for $1.8 million.

Don Alberto Corporation paid $1.4 million for the session’s top priced filly, a daughter of Tapit who is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner and sire Liam’s Map and G3 winner Not This Time.

A half-brother by Tapit to Horse of the Year and 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome sold for $1.1 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier.

Taylor Made Sales Agency was Monday’s leading consignor with 25 horses sold for $9.55 million.

The September Sale continues until September 23.

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