Saturday, September 10, 2011

One Thousand Dollars

This blog comes back from its unintended extended hiatus with a look at what one thousand dollars could have bought you at the 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The below spreadsheet is a list of every yearling that was purchased for $1,000 at the sale. These horses were sold as early as Book 3 all the way until the end of the sale. The sires range from the lesser-known and young sires all the way up to sires with above-average stud fees. Sixty-five horses make up the list, thirty-five colts and thirty fillies. Below is the spreadsheet listing all 65 horses. Out of the seventeen horses from the group who have made at least one start, ten have won. That is a high percentage (59%) given the stock and the cost. Even if none of the other horses in the group were to race, they would still have a collective 15% winner percentage, which is amazing considering the price. The highest earner so far Danger Storm, who is also entered in today's Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity. He has made 10 starts this year, with a 1-1-2 record. This spreadsheet will be updated to keep track of this rag-tag group of horse, along with a quarterly look back at the horses to see how they progress going forward. This group looks to show that even with a small price tag, big things can happen.

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