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.

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