Fewer horses were sold, but the average and median sales prices at Keeneland's April 2-year-olds in training sale on Monday were similar to those last year.
The single-day sale generated gross receipts of $9,754,000 for 59 horses, compared with $11,564,000 brought in by 70 horses in 2011.
Average sales price was $165,322, and the median was $120,000. Last year's average was $165,200, with a median of $130,000.
Walt Robertson, Keeneland's vice president of sales, said in a news release that the track was pleased overall with the results of the sale.
"Good horses sold extremely well because there was a focus on top horses," he said. "The top four horses this year exceeded the prices of the top four horses last year. This year's average and median were solid."
A colt from the first crop of Majestic Warrior was the top-selling juvenile, going to Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton for $700,000.
"Fast horse; galloped out fast" during the preview-show breeze, John Moynihan, the bloodstock adviser who signed the ticket for the colt, said in Keeneland's news release.
The colt out of Counter Cat was consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables Inc., which was the leading consignor of the sale, with 17 horses selling for a total of $3.34 million.
Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm was the leading buyer of the sale. Tom McGreevy, acting as agent for the farm, bid $560,000 — the second-highest price of the day — for a colt by Speightstown out of Five Star Holding.
The colt, consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent, got the fastest time for a quarter-mile, 20:2, during the preview show on Thursday.
Eddie Kane, acting on behalf of Brad Kelley's Bluegrass Hall, paid $550,000 for a colt by Dynaformer and a half-brother to Irish Group 2 stakes winner Antonius Pius. The colt out of Catchascatchcan was consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.