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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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Keeneland Adds Two Turf Sprints To Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Keeneland today announced expansions to its 2019 Spring Meet, which will open Thursday, April 4, a day earlier than in previous years, and present two new stakes, both $100,000 turf sprints, to its schedule for a total of 18 stakes worth a season record $4.6 million in purse money. Topping the 16-day meet, to be […]

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Champion Abel Tasman Consigned To 2019 Keeneland January Sale

Champion Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks and five other Grade 1 races while earning nearly $2.8 million in her career, will be offered as a broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland’s 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale. Cataloged as Hip 288, Abel Tasman will sell Monday, Jan. 7, […]

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Buyer Confidence Drives Competitive Market As Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Closes

Confidence in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry translated into healthy returns for Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, which ended today following 12 days of robust trade. The trend of spirited competition among domestic and foreign buyers for quality individuals continued from the September Yearling Sale, resulting in eight horses sold for $1 million […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Buys Champion Lady Eli For $4.2 Million At Keeneland November Sale

The first session of the 12-day Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale got the auction started on a solid note, with an octet of seven-figure horses leading the trade, including the $4.2-million champion Lady Eli. At the end of Monday’s session, a total of 120 horses sold for revenues of $56,429,000. The average sale price finished […]

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Union Strike Supplemented To Keeneland November Catalog

Grade 1 stakes winner Union Strike, who captured the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont last month, has been supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale as Hip 245E. Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign the 4-year-old filly by Union Rags as a racing or broodmare prospect. “We are thrilled to […]

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Keeneland November Sale Adds Four Supplemental Entries

Keeneland announced four supplements to its 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale: a weanling filly by leading sire Tapit out of champion La Verdad; Almudena (PER), dam of Peruvian champion filly Cascanueces; Somalia, dam of 2018 Grade 3 Durham Cup winner Lookin for Eight and G3 Selene winner Miss Mo Mentum; and multiple Argentine G1 winner […]

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Keeneland Catalogs 4,509 Horses For November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,509 horses for its 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 5-16. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Lady Eli, in foal to War Front; Grade 1 stakes winners Dream […]

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Record Average Sale Price Highlights Strong Keeneland September Renewal

There was plenty to be excited about in advance of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it was the surprises that helped propel the bellwether auction from a strong edition into the kind not seen since the economic crash of the mid-2000s. A combination of factors – from a favorable economic climate, to the […]

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Dream Tree Consigned to 2018 Keeneland November Sale

Dream Tree, an undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of top sire Uncle Mo, will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Trained by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree has distinguished herself as one of the best fillies of her generation, counting among her […]

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