(Keeneland / Photo by Gene McLean)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
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 the preceding Friday and Saturday. Click herefor the catalog for the sale, which features proven producers, coveted broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses and royally bred weanlings at all levels of the market. The sale runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16.
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.”
The November Breeding Stock Sale will open with a single-day Book 1 that begins at 1 p.m. ET and will showcase an exceptional selection of highly prized broodmares, broodmare prospects and weanlings.
The catalog includes more than 1,800 broodmares and broodmare prospects and 1,523 weanlings.
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.
Breeding Stock Sale schedule
The November Breeding Stock Sale will present the following schedule:
Book 1 – Monday, Nov. 7. Session begins at 1 p.m. with 226 horses in the catalog. Keeneland will consider supplements to Book 1 until the auction starts.
Every remaining session begins at 10 a.m.:
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.
All Keeneland sales are livestreamed at Keeneland.com. As always, online and phone bidding will be available.
Sire power in November
Weanlings and in-foal mares cataloged to the November Breeding Stock Sale represent established stallions and popular young sires.
A total of 170 stallions have weanlings in the catalog, 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; Preakness (G1) winner War of Will; and Grade 1 winners Complexity, McKinzie, Tiz the Law and Vekoma.
Additional notable 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.
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.
In addition, the sale also includes the first mares in foal to Horse of the Year Knicks Go, champion Essential Quality and Grade 1 winners Charlatan, Maxfield, Silver State and Yaupon.
Weanling purchases are successful
Weanlings acquired at the November Sale include a pair of Grade 1-winning juveniles of 2022: Cave Rock (Runhappy Del Mar Futurity) and Forte (Hopeful).
Another noteworthy graduate of the November Sale, where he sold as a weanling, is Rattle N Roll, who won Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in 2021 and recently captured the Oklahoma Derby (G3).