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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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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9, 2019

Keeneland officials announced that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Keeneland Pushes Back Start Time Of Book 1 Sessions Due To Rain

Keeneland has pushed back the start time for the Sept. 10-13 sessions of the September Yearling Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET because Sunday’s inclement weather has affected buyers’ inspection of horses being offered these days in the premier Book 1. “We want to give buyers sufficient time to inspect the horses in […]

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