Keeneland January Sale

Kirkwood Stables Now Kirkwood Equine Advisory

Kip Elser will be shifting his focus towards public and private bloodstock purchases, evaluations and racing stable management with his new brand, Kirkwood Equine Advisory, according to a press release distributed Thursday morning. Under this re-positioned business strategy, his Kirkwood Stables will transition to a consulting and advisory service role for clients with a particular focus on selecting young pinhooking and racing prospects, as well as horses of racing age. "I've never been afraid to try doing things a bit differently," said Elser. "That approach has allowed me to develop...

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A Generational Shift at Keeneland January

In Italian, `generazio' means a generation, and so it's likely no coincidence that `generation' is the word to which Conrad Bandoroff continues to return when talking about the complete dispersal of Patricia Generazio's stock. That dispersal, of which the first nine racing or broodmare prospects sell Monday at Keeneland, totals 43 entered at the Keeneland January sale sold under the Denali Stud banner. Massachusetts natives, Generazio and her husband Frank got their racing start in New England, where Frank ran the family owned New England Sand and Gravel Company. He...

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Keeneland Supplements Fifteen to January Sale

Fifteen horses, including the dam of recent GII Los Alamitos Futurity winner Practical Move (Practical Joke), have been supplemented to Keeneland's 2023 January Horses of All Ages Sale. Ack Naughty (Afleet Alex), who soon turns 11, sells in foal on an early cover to Upstart and is consigned by ELiTE, agent. Also supplemented is 2021 GII San Clemente S. and GIII Senorita S. winner Madone (Vancouver {Aus}) as a racing or broodmare prospect, and four-time Grade 1-placed Reinvestment Risk (Upstart), who was second twice as a juvenile to champion Jackie's...

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Keeneland Supplements 21 Horses to 2023 January Horses of All Ages Sale

Keeneland has announced that 21 horses, including six stallions from Calumet Farm, are in the latest round of supplements to the 2023 January Horses of All Ages Sale. The auction will cover four sessions from Jan. 9-12, 2023. Racing and broodmare prospects supplemented to the January Sale include: • Saucy Lady T (Tonalist), a 3-year-old filly who was third in the 2021 GI Spinaway, GII Adirondack and GIII Schuylerville. Out of stakes winner Fila Primera (War Front), she is from the family of Grade I winner Clairiere, who was third...

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Keeneland Supplements 69 Horses to January Horses of All Ages Sale

A total of 69 horses--including Seasons (Tapit), a Grade I-placed daughter of Tapit and millionaire Winter Memories El Prado (Ire)--have been supplemented to the 2023 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The auction will cover four sessions from Jan. 9-12. Additional supplements will be considered until sale date. Seasons, a 4-year-old filly, is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect and consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent. Other supplements to Book 1 of the January Sale include: Quick (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}), a Grade III winner who is carrying...

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Aiming for 'Glory' in the Pegasus F/M Turf

Since its inaugural running in 2017, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational has become one of the marquee events during Gulfstream's Championship Meeting. Its 'Turf' equivalent, which was added in 2019, was won by that season's Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar, and three years later, a division for the fairer set is added to the card, the GIII TAA Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational S. Formerly the Marshua's River S., the 8 1/2-furlong test for older fillies and mares features a pair of Grade I winners--morning...

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Godolphin Mares Star at Keeneland January Thursday

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued Thursday with a third session dominated by mares from the Godolphin draft. Dan Hall, acting on behalf of Frank Stronach's Adena Springs, made the day's highest bid when going to $480,000 to acquire the unraced Crowning Jewel (Into Mischief). Sheikh Mohammed's operation, on track to earn the Eclipse Award as leading breeder of 2021, was responsible for three of the session's top four prices. In all, 259 head sold Thursday for a gross of $5,471,700. The session average...

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January Offering Could Put a Buyer on the Derby Trail

Bidders will have the chance to vie for a promising 3-year-old when debut winner Belgrade (Hard Spun) (hip 853H) goes through the ring at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Wednesday in Lexington. The colt was purchased by Randy Bradshaw for $45,000 at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase and had originally been targeted for resale at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. "He was a good-looking horse, but I am kind of a Hard Spun fan," Bradshaw said of the colt's appeal as a yearling. "He fit the bill...

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Keeneland January Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale gets underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the first of four sessions. The sale was originally scheduled to kick off Monday, but was delayed due to a winter snow storm in Lexington, which also pushed back the ship in date. The 1,631-horse catalogue is comprised of broodmares, racing/broodmare prospects, newly turned yearlings, horses of racing ages and stallions/stallion prospects. "It is a very solid catalogue with a lot of depth," said Cormac Breathnach, Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations. "The January Sale catalogue...

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Keogh Hopeful November Momentum Will Roll Into the New Year

James Keogh's Grovendale Sales enjoyed a very strong Keeneland November Sale about seven weeks ago. Finishing in the top 10 on the consignor standings, Grovendale sold 62 head for $6.9 million and had an especially good showing during the auction's second session. The Irishman says he hopes that success will carry into the upcoming Keeneland January Sale, where his consignment will offer 42 horses. "We had several really, really nice mares and just feel very, very blessed. The ball just landed in our court," Keogh said of the November Sale....

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Keeneland January Start Date Pushed Back to Tuesday

The Keeneland January Sale start date will be pushed back one day, to Tuesday, Jan. 11, as a result of the winter snow storm that has hit Kentucky, according to a press release from the sales company Friday morning. "Due to the winter storm and hazardous travel conditions in  Kentucky, Keeneland has shifted all operations related to its January Horses of All Ages Sale back one day and moved the start of the sale to Tuesday, Jan. 11," the press release reads. "The sale will end Friday, Jan. 14. All...

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36 Horses Supplemented to KEEJAN

Keeneland has added 36 horses--led by Canadian champion Artie's Princess (We Miss Artie) and stakes winners Chasing Artie (We Miss Artie) and Ramsey Solution (Real Solution)--in the latest round of supplements to the 2022 January Horses of All Ages Sale to be held Jan. 10-13. Supplemental entries have been accommodated at the end of each of the four sessions. Artie's Princess, Chasing Artie and Ramsey Solution are among 14 supplements--racing prospects, racing or stallion prospects and racing or broodmare prospects--consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, and scheduled to sell at the...

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