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Scat Daddy sells for $950k to top Keeneland’s sale on second full day Tuesday; now into Book 2

The enthusiasm generated from selling eight $1 million-plus horses on Monday’s first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale carried into yesterday, the opening session for Book 2. As the session neared the final hips, the top-priced yearling, a chestnut colt from the last crop of Scat Daddy, entered the ring and garnered $950,000 from Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock.

For the session, seven yearlings sold for $750,000 or more.

Scat Daddy, who died unexpectedly in 2015, has seven crops of racing age to date that include 87 stakes winners, and his progeny have earned more than $51 million. He currently leads the juvenile sire list and is seventh on the general sire list, both by earnings.

The September Sale has cataloged 83 yearlings from Scat Daddy’s final crop of foals.

On Tuesday, 194 horses sold for a gross of $48,221,000, up 63.03 percent from the 119 sold last year for a gross of $37,959,000. The average for the day was $248,562, with a median of $200,000.

Sessions today and Thursday comprise Book 2 of the September Sale, which has cataloged a total of 4,138 yearlings over 12 sessions concluding Sept. 23.
The entire September Sale, which runs through Sept. 23, is streamed live on Keeneland.com.

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