Abel Tasman Headlines 1,555 Horses Cataloged for Keeneland January

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Keeneland has cataloged 1,555 horses, headlined by champion Abel Tasman (Quality Road), for its 61st January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 7-10, it was announced Tuesday. The catalog includes 701 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 597 yearlings, 252 horses of racing age and five stallions. Supplementary entries are being accepted.

Abel Tasman is cataloged as a broodmare prospect and will sell Monday, Jan. 7, as Hip 288. The daughter of top stallion Quality Road is a six-time Grade I winner in a career that saw her bank nearly $2.8 million in earnings. The champion 3-year-old filly of 2017 will be offered as part of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment for co-owners China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms.

“The presence of Abel Tasman adds a great deal of excitement to this year’s January Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “This sale traditionally gives breeders–both domestic and foreign–an opportunity to purchase quality broodmares just before the start of breeding season. It also is a notable marketplace for buyers shopping for racing prospects and horses of racing age.”

Prominent 2018 graded stakes winners sold as yearlings at the January Sale include MGISWs Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) and Mind Your Biscuits (Posse); Grade II winners Catapult (Kitten’s Joy) and Ms Locust Point (Dialed In); and Grade III winners Code Warrior (Society’s Chairman), Flameaway (Scat Daddy), Limation (Alternation), Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) and Toinette (Scat Daddy).

The January Sale also features mares in foal to 151 different stallions, as well as newly turns yearlings representing 152 unique stallions.

Each of the January Sale’s four sessions begins at 10 a.m. ET, with a live stream of the sale available on Keeneland.com. Catalogs are also available online at Keeneland.com. Print catalogs are scheduled to be delivered the week of Dec. 17.

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