Friday, September 16, 2011

Tar Heel Mom’s Sister Brings Big Bucks At Keeneland Yearling Sale

HIGH BID AT THURSDAY'S KEENELAND SALE (Keeneland Photo)
Every September, racehorse owners and trainers from all over the world travel to Lexington, KY to examine over 4,000 potential racehorses at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The horses in question are only one year old and all the prospective buyers can do is subject them to a rigorous physical, complete with x-rays, and watch these young athletes walk around. 

Think of it as drafting your NFL team after watching a bunch of three year old kids play at Toddlin’ Time.

This year is no different, and the two week sale is five session old and 753 young Thoroughbreds have sold for $145,216,500, averaging $192,851 each.  That's real money.

Six yearlings have sold for more than $1 million including two yesterday for $1.35 million and $1.3 million respectively.

Of note to T.A.H. was Hip# 1104, a half-sister to $828,392 graded stakes winner Tar Heel Mom, who sold to a Kentucky breeder for $490,000.

We hope she can run like her sis!

To see her catalog page pedigree, click here.

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