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Kentucky 2YOs Final Average Down 15.5%
Cumulatively over the 2 days at Keeneland, 66 2YOs sold for US$11,805,000 (down 27.57% from last year's 77 for US$16,299,000). The cumulative average of US$178,864was down 15.5% (last year US$211,675) & the US$117,500 median was down 21.67% (last year US$150,000). The Keeneland April Sale has produced 2 Gr1 Kentucky Derby winners since its inception in 1993 (last year's winner & champion 3YO colt Big Brown as well as 1995 Derby winner Thunder Gulch) & Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell commented: "This is where the thoroughbred market is today. But make no mistake: there is great interest in horses that have the potential to achieve what buyers see as the ultimate goal - the Gr1 Kentucky Derby. Horses that stood out as classic, 2-turn horses sold well."