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Horse prices, sales down sharply
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Tiznow filly brought top price of $400,000 Wednesday during Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.
Legends Racing purchased the filly, out of Katz Me If You Can, by Storm Cat. The horse was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Overbrook Farm.
Keeneland sold 266 horses Wednesday for $10,244,800, down 30.1 percent from the corresponding session in 2007 when 286 horses brought $14,653,600. The average was down 24.8 percent from $51,236 to $38,514. The median of $30,000 was down 28.6 percent from last year’s $42,000.
During the first nine days of the sale, 2,233 horses have been sold for $305,698,100, down 13.8 percent from last year’s $354,714,200 when 2,269 horses sold. The average of $136,900 was down 12.4 percent from $156,331 in 2007, while the median of $80,000 was down 11.1 percent from last year’s $90,000.
The sale continues through Tuesday.