Keeneland Catalogs 1,827 Horses for 2020 January Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 1,827 horses for its 62nd January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will cover five sessions from Jan. 13-17.

January Sale catalogs are available online at Print catalogs are scheduled to be delivered around Dec. 20.

The catalog includes 800 newly turned yearlings, 780 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 190 racing and broodmare prospects, 29 racing and stallion prospects, 26 horses of racing age, one stallion and one lifetime breeding right to the stallion Court Vision. He is the sire of 2019 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Storm the Court.

Supplementary entries are being accepted.

“The January Sale appeals to many prominent domestic and international breeders who are able to obtain quality broodmares before the start of breeding season,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “Another popular segment of the market is the selection of racing prospects and horses of racing age, which has yielded successful runners.”

Prominent 2019 stakes winners sold as yearlings at the January Sale include Grade 2 winners Catholic Boy (Dixie), Lazy Daisy (Pocahontas) and Toinette (Goldikova) and Grade 3 winners Cutting Humor (Sunland Park Derby), Mr Dumas (Commonwealth Turf), Mucho Gusto (Robert B. Lewis, Lazaro Barrera and Affirmed) and Zuzanna (Red Carpet).

Additional graded stakes winners this year who were offered at the January Sale as older horses are Beau Recall (IRE), winner of the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) and Yellow Ribbon (G2), and Bellavais, winner of the Marshua’s River (G3).

The 2020 January Sale features broodmares in foal to a number of established sires and promising stallions, including Accelerate, Always Dreaming, American Pharoah, Arrogate, Bernardini, Bolt d’Oro, Candy Ride (ARG), City of Light, Collected, Constitution, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Frosted, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Honor Code, Into Mischief, Justify, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Nyquist, Palace Malice, Pioneerof the Nile, Quality Road, Runhappy, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo and Union Rags.

Yearlings in the catalog are sired by such stallions as American Pharoah, Arrogate, Bernardini, Candy Ride (ARG), Classic Empire, Constitution, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Honor Code, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Liam’s Map, Malibu Moon, Mastery, More Than Ready, Nyquist, Palace Malice, Quality Road, Runhappy, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo, Union Rags and War Front, among others.

Every session of the January Sale will begin at 10 a.m. ET. The auction will be streamed live on

For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November, and its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and will hold the event again in 2020. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a privately held company with a not-for-profit mission that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit

For more information contact:
Amy Gregory at 859-361-3490
Amy Owens at 859-421-2566

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  • General scenic photos of the sale available on request.


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