The strong pace continued at Keeneland’s September yearling sale with the Day 9 average up 26% to $31,720.
Tuesday’s trade reached $9.57 million and the median also jumped 32% to $25,000. A colt by Darley shuttler Medaglia d’Oro and a filly by War Front brought the day’s top price of $200,000.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert purchased the Medaglia d’Oro colt that was consigned by Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs. He is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Delve who is a half-sister to G1 champions winners Bosra Sham and Hector Protector.
Glen Hill Farm owner Craig Bernick signed the ticket for the War Front filly. She is out of the stakes-placed Dominica (Housebuster) and is from the family of Group winners Past Forgetting, Codified and Concerto.
A Big Brown colt was next best at $175,000 when purchased by Adena Springs. The Vinery shuttler got him from the Victory Gallop mare Galway Lass. It’s the immediate family of G1 winners Pure Clan and Sky Diva.
The September Sale continues through to Saturday.