The opening session of the Keeneland Fall Sales was a big success last night. The evening session, first of two, was a different format from years past, and from early reports, it was a good change for the venue. There is a second evening session tonight. The sale then continues daily, until September 26th.
The sales topper was a stunning colt by A.P. Indy out of the Grade I winning mare, Balance. She herself, being a half sister to the undefeated Champion, Zenyatta. The colt was purchased by Ben Leon for $4.2 million, in the name of his racing stable, Besilu Stables. The colt was bred by John and Jerry Amerman , who owns the dam, and was consigned by Mill Ridge, as sales agent. Mr. Leon outbid Coolmore, among others to get the colt.The colt will go to Todd Pletcher.
Mr. Leon also had the sales topper, another A. P Indy colt, at the Saratoga Yearling Sales last month.
Have a look at the Star of opening night at the Keeneland Sales.