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From the Keeneland Media Team / Amy Owens:

Grade 1 Producer Sophia Mia among 10 Final Supplements
Added on Eve of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Auction begins Monday at 10 a.m.

Keeneland will begin a new year Jan. 8 with the first of four sessions of the 67th January Horses of All Ages Sale. A total of 1,477 horses – broodmares and broodmare prospects, recently turned yearlings, horses of racing age, stallions and stallion prospects – have been cataloged to the auction. Offerings include 10 additional supplements highlighted by Sophia Mia, whose first foal is recent Malibu S. (G1) winner Speed Boat Beach. In foal to leading young sire Not This Time, the 9-year-old mare is consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Each session of the January Sale will start at 10 a.m. ET. The entire auction will be livestreamed at Keeneland.com and aired on the FanDuel TV+ OTT app. FanDuel TV will have live hits throughout Book 1.

Supplements number 10 horses

Joining Sophia Mia in the latest round of additions to the January Sale are:

  • Angel Nadeshiko, who won the Dec. 30 Robert J. Frankel S. (G3) at Santa Anita. From the family of champion Proud Spell, the Carpe Diem mare is consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Areuhavingfunyet, a daughter of Mucho Macho Man who was runner-up in her most recent race at Churchill Downs on Nov. 12. She is consigned by Lane’s End, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Coastal Charm, a Ghostzapper mare whose four wins in 2023 include the Dig A Diamond S. at Oaklawn Park and the Iowa Distaff S. at Prairie Meadows. From the family of Grade 2 winner Alpha Kitten and two-time 2023 stakes winner Downtown Mischief, she is consigned as a broodmare prospect by Lane’s End, agent.
  • Happy Valentine, a daughter of Runhappy who was a 3-length allowance winner at Woodbine on Dec. 16. She is consigned by Highgate Sales, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Juniper’s Moon, a graded stakes-placed, winning daughter of Galileo (IRE) and multiple Grade 1 winner I’m a Chatterbox who was third in the 2023 Florida Oaks (G3). The filly has won or placed in four of five races. A racing or broodmare prospect, Juniper’s Moon is consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
  • Leslie’s Loot, who won the Dec. 23 Letellier Memorial S. at Fair Grounds to cap her three victories at 2. By Fast Anna and from the family Grade 2 winner Paid Up Subscriber, she is consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Meow Meow Hiss, a filly by Creative Cause who is a half-sister to Wine Me Up, runner-up in the 2023 American Pharoah S. (G1). Highgate Sales, agent, consigns her as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Saddle Up Jessie, a daughter of More Than Ready whose four wins in 2023 include the Dec. 23 Carousel S. at Laurel Park. A half-sister to King’s Gamble, third in the 2023 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack S. (G2) at York in England, she is consigned by Indian Creek, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Saffron Moon, a daughter of Malibu Moon who was second in the Nov. 23 Cardinal S. (G3) at Churchill. A three-time winner, she is from the family of Grade 1 winner Vacare. Saffron Moon is consigned by Indian Creek, agent, as a broodmare prospect.

Construction will be underway

During the 2023 Fall Meet, Keeneland announced the construction of a new structure that will expand ticketed experiences on race days and provide new accommodations to sales customers and year-round special events. Click here for more about the construction.

January Sale clients should note several modifications on the grounds because of the construction footprint. They include:

  • Parking – Valet parking will not be available. General parking is in the lower parking lot. ADA parking is Row 21 with golf cart shuttles. RV parking is in Rows 22-23.
  • Paperwork – Keeneland’s Administrative Offices is closed. Paperwork may be dropped off at the Welcome Center near the South Gate entrance until Jan. 5. From Jan. 6-12, paperwork may be dropped off at the Repository and Sales Counter in the Sales Pavilion; the Stable Office in the barn area; or the Welcome Center.
  • Horse trailers – Horse trailers are encouraged to use Keeneland’s Gate 1 at Versailles Road and Man o’ War Blvd. They should park in designated aisles in the lower parking lot.

Click here for more information, including a map of impacted areas.

“The new year kicks off these incredibly exciting new projects for Keeneland, and we look forward to sharing this new facility with our sales and racing customers in the future,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “We appreciate your patience and will do our best to minimize the impact on our clients as we navigate this historic project. As always, we are available, and we encourage you to reach out to the Keeneland sales team with questions or concerns.”