Keeneland Day 7 average rises 46%

Keeneland began selling Book 3 at its September yearling sale on Sunday and a Malibu Moon colt topped trade with a bid of $300,000 to Marc Keller.  He’s the first foal from the stakes-winning Meditations (Out of Place).  The dam won twice as a juvenile by a combined 21 lengths including the Listed Three Ring Stakes at Calder in 2006.

An Afleet Alex colt was next best on the leader-board when Marc Ferrell successfully bid $290,000.  Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, he is from the G3 placed Kris S. mare Andover Lady.  She hails from the family of G1 multi- millionaire Behrens (Pleasant Colony).

Turnover on Day 7 saw 284 horses sell for $16.63 million.  The average of $58,579 was a 46% increase from a year ago.  The median skyrocketed 85% to $50,000.  The sale continues Monday and runs through September 26.