Indiana-breds Listed in Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Today, buyers want more: more horse, more heart, more trips to the winner’s circle. That’s why it’s important to look at the later books during Keeneland’s prestigious sale – to get more bang for the buck.

The Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance invites you to look beyond the state a Thoroughbred was foaled in, and look at the value of the yearling you can get. Purchasing a yearling registered with a regional breed development program is a great way to earn incentives, bigger purses and more trips to the winner’s circle.

The following are offerings from some of Indiana’s top breeders at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale:

Selling on Day 4 – Thursday, Sept. 16:

Hip 829 – Bay Filly, Foaled February 24, 2020
Gormley – Northern Kraze, by Aljabr
– Half-sister to Krunch (by Jimmy Creed) who has raced 12 times with 8 firsts and one second, with lifetime earnings of $241,082. A black type stakes winner, with a solid career.
– Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency (Barn 48 & 49)

Selling Day 7

Selling on Day 6: Sunday, Sept. 19

Hip 1604 – Bay Filly, Foaled February 13, 2020
Good Magic – Our Lesmis, by Yes It’s True
– Half-brother to Lifespan (by Animal Kingdom), who has earned $61,568 racing in the Northeast
– Consigned by Candy Meadows Sales (Barn 26)

Hip 1907 – Chestnut Colt, Foaled March 30, 2020
Practical Joke – Hard Mystery, by Hard Spun
– Consigned by Candy Meadows Sales (Barn 26)

Selling on Day 7: Monday, Sept. 20

Hip 1926 – Bay Filly, Foaled March 12, 2020
Kantharos – Ice Women, by Street Sense
– Pictured at the top of the page.
– Sire Kantharos has found a lot of success racing on turf and dirt throughout the Midwest, including Indiana’s all-time leading money earner Bucchero (out of Meetmeontime), making him the perfect sire for racing at Indiana Grand.
– Consigned by Woods Edge Farm (Peter O’Callaghan) (Barn 35)
– View her walk video here.

Hip 2214 – Dark Bay or Brown Filly, Foaled February 16, 2020
Get Stormy – Brilliant City, by City Zip
– Half-sister, Duplicitous (by Twirling Candy) is an earner of almost $100,000 in 15 starts
– Consigned by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm) (Barn 10)

Selling on Day 8: Tuesday, Sept. 21

Hip 2664 – Chestnut Colt, Foaled April 21, 2020
Maclean’s Music – Crowning Moment, by Giant’s Causeway
Consigned by Candy Meadows Sales (Barn 3)

Selling on Day 9: Wednesday, Sept. 22

Hip 2849 – Munerary, Dark bay or Brown Filly, Foaled March 3, 2020
Munnings – Ode to a Skylark, by Flatter
– Half-sister New Appeal (Successful Appeal) has celebrated a successful Midwestern campaign, earning close to $40,000 racing at Indiana Grand, Turfway Park and Belterra Park.
– Consigned by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm) (Barn 10)

Hip 3057 – Bay Colt, Foaled March 5, 2020
Cloud Computing – Bud’s Little Edge, by Valid Expectations
– Half-sister, Astartobe (Astrology) is a hard-knocking iron horse, racing at six and earning more than $86,000 racing in Canada.
– Consigned by Eaton Sales (Barn 14)

Selling on Day 10: Thursday, Sept. 23

Hip 3212 – Dark Bay or Brown Colt, Foaled April 19, 2020
Sky Mesa – Longshot Run, by Discreet Cat
– This colt’s maternal line is full of money earners and stakes winners, hinting at a successful broodmare career for Longshot Run. This colt is a good bet when it comes to buying before the pedigree gets popular.
– Consigned by Wynnstay Sales (Barn 26)

Hip 3319 – Dark Bay or Brown Filly, Foaled March 29, 2020
Sharp Azteca – Sarah Elizabeth, by Sky Mesa
– Sharp Azteca was one of the most popular stallions in America in 2019, with his first foals looking to make big debuts in 2022.
– Consigned by Ballysax Bloodstock (Barn 31)

Why Buy Indiana?

Indiana-bred yearlings are the lesser-known best bang for your buck. Why? They are a purchase that can actually pay you back.

In 2019, more than $12.7 million was paid out to Indiana-bred horses racing at Indiana Grand, and that’s just incentives. Add in the track-paid purses, breeder and stallion awards and the fact that registered Indiana-bred and -sired horses have more opportunity to run. You can’t lose.

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