Keeneland sales catalog hits record

Keeneland's annual September yearling sale has catalogued a record 5,555 horses, topping last year's catalog by two, the auction house announced Tuesday.

The sale, from Sept. 8 through Sept. 23, with no sales on Sept. 12, includes yearlings by top sires such as Smart Strike, Tiznow, A.P. Indy, Distorted Humor, as well as young sires such as Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones.

Last year's sale grossed more than $385 million, the second-highest total, with a record 3,799 yearlings sold.

Recent September sale graduates include Horse of the Year Curlin and 2007 Belmont winner Rags to Riches.