Nearly 4,000 cataloged for Keeneland November

by | 09.29.2011 | 11:55am

Keeneland has cataloged 3,919 horses for its annual November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held November 7-17.

Catalogs for the November Sale will be available on Keeneland's website beginning Tuesday, October 4.  Print catalogs will be mailed the week of October 17.


The 11-day November Sale, the largest auction of its kind in the world, will feature:

The dispersals of the estates of Edward P. (Ned) Evans' Spring Hill Farm, consigned by Lane's End, agent, and Prince Saud bin Khaled's Palides Investments N.V. Inc., consigned by Chanteclair Farm, agent.

The sale of horses in training from such prominent stables as WinStar and Thoroughbred Legends, among others, on Tuesday, November 15.

A weanling half-sister by Henrythenavigator to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta and Grade 1 stakes winner Balance, consigned by Select Sales, agent.

The sale of shares in the stallions Smart Strike, Lemon Drop Kid, Pleasantly Perfect, Posse, Aragorn (IRE) and Belong to Me, at the end of session 1 on Monday, November 7.

“We have a quality November catalog with strong global appeal,” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “As always, we will offer a number of top-class race mares and a number of prized broodmares, as well as weanlings by some of the most sought-after sires in the world.”

Of the 3,919 horses cataloged, 1,991 broodmares or broodmare prospects, 1,518 weanlings, 398 horses of racing age, five stallions and seven stallion shares will be offered.

“The catalog has been reduced in number this year, which is a positive development,” Robertson said. “Breeders have done an excellent job of decreasing the number of noncommercial mares being bred, which concentrates the overall quality of the sale and strengthens the Thoroughbred industry as a whole.”

Mares in-foal to 206 of the world's top stallions, highlighted by Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Candy Ride (ARG), Cape Cross, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Dynaformer, Eskendereya, Giant's Causeway, Hard Spun, Henrythenavigator, Indian Charlie, Lemon Drop Kid, Lookin At Lucky, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d'Oro, Mineshaft, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Quality Road, Raven's Pass, Scat Daddy, Sea the Stars, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry (IRE), Street Sense, Summer Bird, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled's Song, War Front and Warrior's Reward, will be offered.

The November catalog also features weanlings by 198 prominent sires, including A.P. Indy, Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Candy Ride (ARG), Colonel John, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Dixie Union, Dynaformer, Empire Maker, Giant's Causeway, Hard Spun, Henrythenavigator, Indian Charlie, Lemon Drop Kid, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d'Oro, Mineshaft, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Scat Daddy, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry (IRE), Street Sense, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Tiz Wonderful, Tiznow, Unbridled's Song, War Front and Zensational, among others.

Recent November Sale graduates include 2010 champion juvenile colt and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Uncle Mo, as well as such 2011 graded stakes winners as Hilda's Passion (Ballerina Stakes-G1); Drill (Del Mar Futurity-G1); The Factor (Pat O'Brien Stakes –G1); Miss Match (ARG) (Santa Margarita Invitational-G1); Pool Play (Stephen Foster Handicap-G1); Summer Soiree (Del Mar Oaks-G1); To Honor and Serve (Pennsylvania Derby-G2); Overdriven (Sanford Stakes-G2); Prayer for Relief (Super Derby-G2); Strong Suit (Bet365 Lennox Stakes-G2); City to City (Palomar Handicap-G2); No Advantage (General George Stakes-G2); Finale (Summer Stakes-G3); Noble's Promise (Aristides Stakes-G3); Northern Causeway (British Columbia Derby-G3); and Savvy Supreme (Monmouth Oaks-G3).

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