Keeneland’s Yearling Sale schedule tweaked
Officials say the sale’s traditional “Dark Day” when no sales are conducted, will be moved from the Friday of opening week to Thursday, Sept. 17.
Book 2 horses will now be available for buyer inspection beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16. A three-day Book 1 offers Week 1 buyers the ability to inspect Book 1, Book 2 and some Book 3 horses.
Book 1 (Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 14-16) – The September Sale opens with the premier Book 1 catalog, which will span three days versus four previously. Sessions will begin an hour earlier, at 11 a.m. ET. Yearlings will continue to be cataloged alphabetically by dam.
Dark Day, Thursday, Sept. 17 – The break will move from Friday of opening week to Thursday.
Book 2 (Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19) – Sessions begin at 10 a.m.
Book 3-6 (Sunday-Saturday, Sept. 20-26) – Sessions begin at 10 a.m.
“Offering the highest-quality catalogs and conveniences to our clients is Keeneland’s No. 1 goal, and these tweaks will further streamline the sales process and enhance momentum for the whole sale,” Keeneland President & CEO Bill Thomason said.
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