18 April 2009

Baffert buys Vallenzeri for $1.9 million

Bob Baffert purchased Vallenzeri for $1.9 million at the Keeneland 2-Year-Old In-Training Sale. It is the highest price paid for a juvenile at public auction in 2009.

Cumulatively, Keeneland sold 66 horses for $11,805,000 during the April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, down 27.57 percent from the corresponding period last year, when 77 horses brought $16,299,000. The average of $178,864 represents a 15.50 percent decrease from $211,675 in 2008.


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