\r\nLEXINGTON, Ky. - The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted gains Wednesday, even as the ceiling on prices dropped midweek.\r\nWednesday&rsquo;s third of five sessions ended with 227 horses sold for $2,878,150, up 12 percent from last season&rsquo;s equivalent session, when 211 horses sold. But average price didn&rsquo;t suffer from the additional numbers and also ended with a gain, albeit a relatively small one, $12,679 as opposed to $12,133.\r\nMedian also increased sharply, rising 27 percent from $5,500 last year to $7,000.\r\nBut buybacks also went up, from 22 percent last year to 25 percent.\r\nThe Three Chimneys Sales agency, which sold the auction&rsquo;s two most expensive horses so far - Grade 1 winners Ave for $1.4 million and Wickedly Perfect for $800,000 - consigned another session-topper Wednesday. That was the 5-year-old broodmare prospect Cuvee Uncorked. The Cuvee stakes winner brought $135,000 from Glencrest Farm. Cuvee Uncorked was Grade 2-placed during her career.\r\nKEENELAND JANUARY: Full sale results\r\nWednesday&rsquo;s session followed two sessions that showed cumulative increases over last year&rsquo;s first two days. The major contributing factor: Monday&rsquo;s sale of Grade 1 winners Ave, Wickedly Perfect, and Negligee for $1.4 million, $800,000, and $625,000, respectively. On Tuesday, the auction&rsquo;s second session sold 205 horses for $8,912,600, down 22 percent from last year&rsquo;s one-day total for 228 horses, and the average price of $43,476 was 13 percent lower. As on Monday, the median was level with last year at $20,000. Buybacks were up slightly, from last year&rsquo;s 22 percent to 24 percent.\r\nBut thanks to hefty increase at Monday&rsquo;s opening session, the 2011 auction&rsquo;s first two sessions together showed increases in gross and average. Gross was up 9 percent, while average rose 13 percent. Cumulatively, the first two sessions sold 392 horses for $19,600,200, resulting in an average of $50,001. The cumulative median was $20,000, on a par with last year&rsquo;s.\r\nBuybacks for the two days increased, rising from 26 percent to 30 percent.\r\nTuesday&rsquo;s session-topper was multiple graded winner and broodmare prospect Secret Gypsy. Shadai Farm bought her from Eaton Sales, agent.\r\nThe Keeneland January all-ages sale was to continue through Jan. 14 at Keeneland&rsquo;s sale pavilion in Lexington, Ky. Sessions begin each day at 10 a.m.