Keeneland has cataloged 3,569 horses for its 80th November Breeding Stock Sale, which will begin Wednesday, Nov. 8 and run nine sessions through Thursday, Nov. 16, with the stand-alone November Horses of Racing Age Sale the following day, according to a press release from Keeneland Tuesday morning. Click here for the catalogue for the Breeding Stock Sale, which features proven producers, broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses, and royally bred weanlings at all levels of the market.
The auction will open with a single-day Book 1, which begins at 1 p.m. ET and will showcase broodmares, broodmare prospects and weanlings. Among them are stakes winner Puca, who is carrying a full sibling to 2023 GI Kentucky Derby winner Mage (Good Magic); Breeders' Cup winner Caravel (Mizzen Mast) and her dam, Zeezee Zoomzoom, in foal to Justify; and Grade I winner Dalika (Ger), in foal to Flightline.
The November Breeding Stock Sale catalog also includes 11 horses from the Estate of Michael Baum. Mt. Brilliant Farm is handling the dispersal, which includes mares in foal to Candy Ride (Arg), Into Mischief, Maxfield, Mendelssohn and Uncle Mo as well as weanlings by Candy Ride, More Than Ready, Street Boss and Street Sense.
“Keeneland is bullish about the future of Thoroughbred racing, thanks to another successful September Yearling Sale and the excitement surrounding the upcoming Fall Meet,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “The quality of our November Sale catalog always draws international attention as owners and breeders look to the future by enhancing their broodmare bands and investing in foals.”
Print catalogues for the November Breeding Stock Sale are scheduled to arrive around Oct. 13.
Breeding Stock Sale Schedule
The catalogue for the November Breeding Stock Sale includes 1,779 weanlings and more than 2,000 broodmares and broodmare prospects. The auction will present the following schedule:
Book 1 – Wednesday, Nov. 8. Session begins at 1 p.m. with 237 horses in the catalogue. Keeneland will consider supplements to Book 1 until the auction starts.
Every remaining session begins at 10 a.m.:
Book 2 – Thursday-Friday, Nov. 9-10. A total of 812 horses are catalogued over the two days.
Book 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12. A total of 829 horses are catalogued over the two days.
Book 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 13-14. A total of 832 horses are catalogued over the two days.
Book 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 15-16. A total of 859 horses are catalogued over the two days.
All Keeneland sales are livestreamed at Keeneland.com. As always, online and phone bidding will be available.
Established stallions and popular young sires are represented in the November Breeding Stock Sale catalogue by in-foal mares and weanlings. One of them is Horse of the Year Flightline, who entered stud this year and has 11 in-foal mares in the catalogue.
Additional stallions with their first in-foal mares in the catalogue include champions Corniche, Epicenter and Jackie's Warrior; Preakness winner Early Voting; Belmont winner Mo Donegal; and Grade I winners Aloha West, Cyberknife, Drain the Clock, Golden Pal, Happy Saver, Idol, Jack Christopher, Life Is Good, Mandaloun, Mystic Guide, Olympiad, Pinehurst and Speaker's Corner.
Broodmares in the catalogue are in foal to 170 stallions, among them American Pharoah, Authentic, Bolt d'Oro, Candy Ride (Arg), Constitution, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, Gun Runner, Hard Spun, Into Mischief, Justify, Liam's Map, Maclean's Music, Maximus Mischief, Medaglia d'Oro, McKinzie, Munnings, Not This Time, Nyquist, Omaha Beach, Practical Joke, Quality Road, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tapit, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo, Vekoma, Volatile, War Front and War of Will.
A total of 155 stallions, including the group named above, have weanlings in the catalogue. In addition, sires with their first weanlings in the catalogue include Horse of the Year Knicks Go, champion Essential Quality and Grade I winners Charlatan, Maxfield, Silver State and Yaupon.
Grade I winners of 2023 who were purchased as weanlings at the November Sale include 'TDN Rising Star' and 2-year-old champion Forte (Violence), who sold for $80,000 in November. Additional Grade I winners in North America who were sold as weanlings at the auction are Angel of Empire (Arkansas Derby), Exaulted (Shoemaker Mile) and Marketsegmentation (New York).
Around the world, two November Sale graduates have captured Group 1 stakes this year. In Japan, Lemon Pop won the February. In the United Arab Emirates, Sibelius took the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Nakheel.
The online catalogue for Keeneland's November Horses of Racing Age Sale will be available by the end of the week of Oct. 16. Keeneland will continue to accept approved supplements for the auction until the Nov. 17 sale day.