09/23/2015 7:00AM

Keeneland September: Complete sale coverage from DRF Breeding

Shigeki Kikkawa
Tapit, North America's reigning leading sire, is expected to post another strong showing at the bellweather Keeneland September yearling sale.

DRF Breeding offers complete coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale, which annually tests the strength of the market, from Sept. 14 through Sept. 16 in Lexington, Ky. Download our special edition as a free PDF. You can also use the links below for live sale coverage, stallions and trends to watch during the sale, a catalog and results, and more.

Pre-sale coverage

Sale preview: Keeneland September enters on solid footing

Though the format has been tweaked slightly, the 2015 edition of the Keeneland September yearling sale looks much like the one that it preceded. Once again, the 12-day sale will start after a record-setting juvenile sales season and a run of solid performances from the earlier yearling sales on the calendar.

Hips to watch

Horses to watch during Book 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, based on their pedigrees and past auction results of notable family members.

The Factor among first-year sires to watch

Of the 25 stallions to enter stud in Kentucky in 2013, 16 were Grade 1/Group 1 winners – and, rightfully, they attracted stellar books. Two years later, the resulting foals are adding spice to a resurgent yearling market. Among that standout group of Kentucky’s first-year yearling sires, The Factor was the breakout success story of last month's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale, the first boutique auction of the yearling calendar.

Frankel's five among stars of sale

Two-time European Horse of the Year Frankel, an unbeaten 10-time Group 1 winner, is represented by five colts from his first crop at Keeneland September, the first of their kind in the U.S. market.

Q&A: Duncan Taylor

To say it’s been a big year for the Taylor Made operation would be putting it mildly. Over the past eight months, the operation has seen sales graduate American Pharoah win the Triple Crown, purchased a minority stake in dual classic winner California Chrome, and sold yearlings from the final crop of cornerstone sire Unbridled’s Song. President and CEO Duncan Taylor spoke with Joe Nevills about that and more.

Sparkman: Popular sires more prolific than ever

The world of Thoroughbred breeding has changed vastly in recent decades. Columnist John P. Sparkman examines how trends have shifted - leading to changes in the commercial marketplace.

Live analysis (archived)

DRF Live coverage, sponsored by WinStar Farm

Follow along with DRF Breeding staff on the Keeneland September sale grounds during the auction's premier Book 1 portion, from Sept. 14-16. Coverage will include scouting reports on horses to watch, updates on top-priced horses, live analysis of trends in the market and popular stallions, and more. Follow @DRFBreeding on Twitter for additional instant coverage.

Daily session recaps

Session 1: War Front trio leads improved opening session

Session 2: Second session continues with even returns

Session 3: Book 1 yields steady returns

Session 4: Book 2 gets off to fast start

Session 5: Book 2 closes strong

Session 6: Quality Road colt leads trade on Sunday

Session 7: Curlin filly tops Book 3

Session 8: Pope-bred duo leads gains to start Book 4

Session 9: Book 4 finishes with solid growth

Top-priced horses

Session 1: War Front filly first to seven figures

Session 1: War Front strikes again with $1.45-million filly

Session 2: Distorted Humor colt takes sale lead

Session 2: Medaglia d'Oro colt sells for $1.1 million to partnership

Session 2: Fastnet Rock filly creates fireworks

Session 3: War Front strikes early with $1.15-million colt

Session 3: Zayat, Coolmore partner on seven-figure Bernardini filly

Session 3: Tapit records first seven-figure yearling

Session 3: Tapit colt takes over sale lead at $2.1 million

Session 3: Street Cry filly sparks late fireworks

Sale resources