09/17/2006 11:00PM

More six-figure colts at sale


Prices remained high at Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday, as the sale entered its seventh session and the two-week auction stayed on a record pace.

Monday's top lot as of 5 p.m. was a $500,000 Sunday Break colt out of Reigning Princess, by Storm Boot. Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Stables was the buyer. Peter O'Callaghan's Woods Edge Farm consigned the colt. Later in the afternoon, Dapple Bloodstock bought a $400,000 Whywhywhy colt out of Contessa Halo, by Southern Halo, from Taylor Made's agency. The session also featured plenty of horses selling in the $100,000 to $250,000 range.

Monday's strong selling followed a robust Sunday session that posted gains across the board. On Sunday, Keeneland sold 1,445 yearlings for $330,578,500, yielding an average price of $228,774. Those figures were up 3 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Median also jumped 18 percent, from $110,000 last season to $130,000 this year.

Sunday's session topper was a $525,000 Johannesburg colt out of Decadent Designer. Indian Creek, agent, sold the colt to John Brocklebank.

The sale was to continue through Sept. 25 at Keeneland's sale pavilion, with sessions beginning daily at 10 a.m.