Inside the Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The opening day of the esteemed Keeneland Yearling Auction set a new record.

Colts brought top dollar on the opening day, some even going for $2.5 million.

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That number is both the highest amount spent on a yearling at public auction in North America this year, and exceeds last year’s 2.4 million sale topper.

The ‘Tapit’ colt is half-brother to 2016 Derby winner ‘Nyquist’.

The same buyer also bought the second priciest horse of the day, a son of ‘Medaglia D’Oro’ for $2.15 million.



ABC 36’s Amber Freeman was at the auction, but as she told us she wasn’t talking much about the horses at all.

We’ll let her show you why.