Keeneland Sales

More Than Ready Filly Tops Keeneland December Digital Sale

Felicita (More Than Ready), an unraced 4-year-old half-sister to Grade I-winning juvenile and Dayoutoftheoffice (Into Mischief), topped Tuesday's Keeneland December Digital Sale when hammering for $250,000 to Jon Clay's Alpha Delta Stables. The auction, Keeneland's third foray into the nascent online sale marketplace after its June Online Select Horses of Racing Age Sale and October Digital Sale, was seen by leading consignors as a clear improvement while still having kinks that need ironing out as the sector evolves. The one-day sale grossed $508,000 for 15 lots, for an average of...

[ Read More ]
Keeneland Catalogs 79 Lots for December Digital Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 79 lots, including mares in foal to such noteworthy stallions as Not This Time, Nyquist, Practical Joke and Yoshida (Jpn), for its December Digital Sale, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 as part of Keeneland's Digital Sales Ring platform. The December Sale catalog is available at keenelanddigital.com. The catalog features 41 broodmares or broodmare prospects, 12 yearlings, eight weanlings, six racing or broodmare prospects, two racing or stallion prospects, one stallion prospect, six stallions, two shares and one breeding right. Online bidding opens at 10 a.m. ET...

[ Read More ]
Keeneland Accepting Entries for New October Digital Sale

Keeneland will start accepting entries of horses of racing age for its first October Digital Sale on Friday, Sept. 11, it announced Wednesday. The October Sale will be held Thursday, Oct. 1 via the new Keeneland Digital Sales Ring platform. The entry deadline for the October Sale is Monday, Sept. 21. The catalog will be available online Friday, Sept. 25. The Keeneland Digital Sales Ring successfully debuted June 23 with the inaugural Online Select Horses of Racing Age Sale. "The Keeneland Digital Sales Ring expands the scope of sales options...

[ Read More ]
Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Aug. 22 & 23, 2020

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Sapporo Racecourse on Saturday and three runners of note--including a US-bred Group 1 winner this season-Sunday at Kokura. Saturday, August 22, 2020 5th-SAP, ¥13,400,000 ($127k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1200mT ASCALON (c, 2, Speightstown--Coco as in Chanel, by Awesome Again), a $50K...

[ Read More ]
Keeneland Auctioneer Cris Caldwell Passes Away at 63

Cris Caldwell, who continued the legacy of his late father Tom Caldwell as an integral part of the Keeneland auctioneering team, passed away Friday, May 15. He was 63 years old and was a member of the Keeneland family from 1975-2020. Tom Caldwell passed away in 2001 and like his father, Cris Caldwell succumbed to pancreatic cancer, according to an obituary sent by his family. "Cris was known for his work ethic, keen wit and, like his father, his ability to command the sales ring, and he presided over some...

[ Read More ]
Woodford Team Voting for Independence

Studying political science at college, the only Constitution she might have expected to see put to the test right now was the one that opens with the words, "We the people..." As it is, Shannon Castagnola just feels relief that fate diverted her from her original vocation, to chronicle impeachments or caucuses, and instead afforded her a professional stake in one of the frontrunners for the highest sophomore office of 2020. Castagnola is the Director of Marketing and Client Relations at Woodford Thoroughbreds, the farm that bred and raised Independence...

[ Read More ]
US-Bred & Sired Runners in Japan: Jan. 18 & 19, 2020

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses: Saturday, January 18, 2020 4th-KYO, ¥11,400,000 ($104k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m A SHIN ENBARR (c, 3, Carpe Diem--Ambling, by Chester House), a half-brother to three-time graded-placed Triple Arch (Arch), was his sire (by Giant's Causeway)'s 10th most...

[ Read More ]
Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Jan. 5 & 6, 2020

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses as the JRA ushers in the new year with Sunday and Monday racing this week: Sunday, January 5, 2020 1st-KYO, ¥9,680,000 ($90k), Maiden, 3yo, 1200m ASTER HORN (c, 3, Speightstown--Arania, by Dynaformer), a half-brother to MGSW...

[ Read More ]