First million-dollar horse sells at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The first million-dollar horse was sold
Tuesday morning at Keeneland's yearling sale, a day after the
opening session failed to produce a seven-figure bid for the first
time in 13 years.

Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, paid
$1 million for the filly by Unbridled's Song out of Strawberry
Reason. That topped Monday's high bid of $925,000.

At least one million-dollar horse has been sold at Keeneland
every September since 1995. The 1996 sale was the last time before
Monday there was no seven-figure horse sold in the opening session.

The sale grossed just $25 million on Monday, less than half of
last year's total.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 59338697 - wkyt.com/a?a=59338697
Gray Television, Inc.