Keeneland has cataloged 3,691 horses for its 79th November Breeding Stock Sale, which will begin Monday, Nov. 7 after Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships over the weekend prior. The sale runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Click here for the catalog for the sale, which features proven producers, broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses and royally bred weanlings. The catalog includes more than 1,800 broodmares and broodmare prospects and 1,523 weanlings. Print catalogs are to arrive the week of Oct. 17.
“The euphoria of the recent record-breaking Keeneland September Yearling Sale, coupled with the highly anticipated Fall Meet and Breeders' Cup, has heightened the excitement leading into the November Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “Owners and breeders are eager to reinvest in quality bloodstock and foals given the positive energy surrounding racing right now.”
A total of 170 stallions have weanlings in the catalogue, including Horse of the Year Authentic with 16 members of his first crop. Other sires represented by their first weanlings include champions Game Winner, Improbable and Maximum Security; GI Preakness S. winner War of Will; and Grade I winners Complexity, McKinzie, Tiz the Law and Vekoma.
Additional top sires of weanlings include American Pharoah, Bolt d'Oro, Candy Ride (Arg), City of Light, Constitution, Curlin, Girvin, Good Magic, Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Justify, Munnings, Not This Time, Omaha Beach, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tapit, Uncle Mo and War Front.
There are several weanlings with noteworthy pedigrees, such as Hip 26, a Justify half-brother to Grade I winners Danza and Majestic Harbor; Hip 46, a War Front filly from the family of Grade I winners Dream Rush and Dreaming of Julia; Hip 60, a full-brother to Breeders' Cup winner Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah); Hip 63, a McKinzie filly out of GSW and proven producer Graeme Six; Hip 99, a Curlin half-brother to champion California Chrome; Hip 115, a McKinzie filly out GSW & GISP More Chocolate; Hip 136, a Tapit half-brother to MGSW Mr. Money; Hip 159 an Into Mischief son of GISW Separationofpowers; and Hip 161, a Medaglia d'Oro half-sister to champion Honor Code.
Broodmares in the catalog are in foal to 168 stallions, among them American Pharoah, Constitution, Curlin, Girvin, Gun Runner, Justify, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Omaha Beach, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tapit, Uncle Mo, Upstart, War Front and Wootton Bassett.
Some of the broodmare/broodmare prospects highlights include, Baffling (Graydar) (Hip 15), a half-sister to MGISW Constitution, in foal to leading sire Gun Runner; Heavenly Tap (Tapit) (Hip 66), a half-sister to GISW Instilled Regard in foal to Charlatan; GISW Noted and Quoted (The Factor) (Hip 125) in foal to Uncle Mo; GSW Robin Sparkles (Elusive Quality) (Hip 146); GISW Dame Dorothy (Bernardini) (Hip 148) in foal to Curlin; champion Shamrock Rose (First Dude) (Hip 170) in foal to Curlin; Songate (Arrogate) (hip 180), the unraced first foal out of champion Songbird is offered in foal to Tapit; Diva Delite (Repent) (Hip 182), the dam of champion Midnight Bisou is offered in foal to Gun Runner; and GISW Juju's Map (Liam's Map (Hip 214).
The November Breeding Stock Sale will open with a single-day Book 1 that begins at 1 p.m. ET and features 226 horses. All remaining sessions begin at 10 a.m. and will be broken up as follows:
- Book 2 – Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 8-9. A total of 756 horses are cataloged over the two days.
- Book 3 – Thursday-Friday, Nov. 10-11. A total of 827 horses are cataloged over the two days.
- Book 4 – Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 12-14. A total of 812 horses are cataloged over the two days.
- Book 5 – Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 14-16. A total of 1,070 horses are cataloged over the three days.
Keeneland's November Horses of Racing Age Sale, a stand-alone auction for this segment of the market, will be held Thursday, Nov. 17. The online catalog for that sale will be available by the end of the week of Oct. 17. Keeneland will continue to accept approved supplements for that auction until sale day.
All Keeneland sales are livestreamed at Keeneland.com. As always, online and phone bidding will be available.