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Updated: August 11, 2020 at 6:08 p.m.
The catalog of the world famous Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which will be held from September 13 to 25, is now online and offers 4,272 offers. Book 1, which features 448 yearlings, will run on September 13-14, with each season starting at noon, followed by a dark day on September 15. The sale resumes September 16 with the first of two Book 2 sessions, starting at 10 a.m. Books 3-6 will each include two sessions, also starting at 10 a.m.
Keeneland has enhanced its online catalog for buyers and sellers for the September 2020 Yearling Sale. Over the coming weeks, sellers will provide virtual inspections to buyers regardless of location, as well as feedback from shippers containing notes and key details about the yearlings.
Keeneland has also expanded its bidding options, with its remote bidding options integrating directly with the real-time live bidding experience. Bidders can access and bid on the auction through Keeneland’s new online bidding service, expanded telephone bidding will be available to buyers throughout the sale and additional bidding locations will be available for shoppers on site to allow for proper social distancing.
To bid on the Real Time Auction via Keeneland’s new online auction service, Keeneland is encouraging buyers to register and apply for credit via its sales portal at least two weeks before the September sale.
Prominent graduates of this sale include first year winners Authentic (Into Mischief), Gamine (Into Mischief), Serengeti Empress (Alternation), Collusion Illusion (Twirling Candy), Echo Town (Speightstown), Improbable (City Zip) and No Word (Violence).
“The Keeneland September Sale is vital to the Thoroughbred industry and the world’s leading source of champions and level or group winners, year after year,” said Shannon Arvin, President-Elect and Chief Sales Officer by Acting Keeneland. “We look forward to welcoming shippers and buyers this fall, and we are working with Fasig-Tipton and government and health officials on protocols to be announced in the coming days that will allow us to conduct a successful sale. and safe. For those unable to attend, we have accelerated our technology initiatives to offer real-time online bidding and expanded our telephone bidding capabilities. We’ve also enhanced the resources available through our September Sale digital catalog to provide more information directly to our customers.
Keeneland will livestream the entire September sale on Keeneland.com.
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