09/26/2016 12:20PM

Taylor Made leads consignors at Keeneland September


Taylor Made Sales Agency led all consignors by gross at the Keeneland September sale for the 18th time since 1985 and the fourth time in the last five years. The Taylor family’s operation, which was active across all six books of the sale, finished with 282 yearlings sold for $32,899,300.

Clarkland Farm, fueled by its homebred sale-topper, finished as the leading consignor by average at $374,778.

“We still have [broodmare Leslie’s Lady], and she’s in foal to Medaglia d‘Oro, and hopefully she has a filly so we can keep her and race her, because after this, I think we might be able to afford to keep her,” Fred Mitchell, who co-owns Clarkland, said.

“I was very surprised. I thought he might be the highest price of the sale, but I thought $2 million might fit him,” Mitchell said about the sale-topping Scat Daddy colt. “We were hoping for a million and a half. Double that is unbelievable.”

 Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm finished as the sale’s leading buyer by gross, with 15 purchases totaling $10,750,000.