09/18/2012 3:01PM

Keeneland sale: Even the Score colt leads the way at $260K in eighth session


LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $260,000 Even the Score colt led early selling Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling sale’s eighth session, which at 3:30 p.m. was on pace to post more gains.

Stonestreet Stables bought the session-leading colt, a May 8 foal out of Runaway Grey. The gray or roan colt is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Mystic Mama. Penn Sales was the consignor.

(For Keeneland September sales results, click here)

Cumulatively through Monday's seventh session, the 2012 auction has sold 1,541 yearlings for $194,162,500, down 2 percent from last year's total for 1,631, but the cumulative average and median prices both went up. The $125,998 average was up 3 percent, and the $80,000 median increased by 7 percent. Cumulative buybacks improved slightly, from last year's 24 percent to 23 percent.