WITH a strong economy in the USA and Brexit a word that they hardly recognise, trade at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale has been very strong, and the decision by the sale’s executives to revamp the format is paying dividends. The strength of the market will be a relief to all in the industry stateside, and with the major European yearling sales in full swing, the upward indicators in the USA will hopefully have a positive knock-on effect in the months ahead.