Keeneland to Adjust Horses of Racing Age Portion of November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland will enhance the popular horses of racing age segment of its 2021 November Breeding Stock Sale by creating a separate, single-day session that will include all of these offerings to be held on the final day of the auction. A selection of breeding stock will be offered early in this final session, followed by the full group of racehorses cataloged to the sale.

Due to the flexible nature of the horses of racing age session, the deadline to enter is extended to Oct. 1. For the horses of racing age section as well as Book 1 of the November Sale, Keeneland will continue to accept supplemental entries until the sale.

The racehorse portion of the November Sale will offer a dynamic catalog available online to all buyers and in print for those attending the sale. As an added benefit, the online catalog for this session will denote the current location of each racehorse entered to give sellers the opportunity to view these horses prior to their arrival on the sales grounds.

The horses of racing age sale format will be similar to Keeneland’s 2021 April Sale, with live auctioneers at Keeneland and with horses presented for sale both physically here and at off-site locations. Internet and telephone bidding options will be available for buyers who want to participate remotely.

“We are excited about this refreshed take on the racehorse segment, and we feel this change will provide a nice bookend to what we anticipate to be a lively market for the November Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said.

“The timing of the sale – after the fall racing season and before horses ship to major winter destinations – is ideal for the trade of horses of racing age,” Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Cormac Breathnach said. “The later entry deadline and ability to supplement entries gives sellers more flexibility in identifying those horses they want to sell, thereby creating a vibrant catalog and marketplace.”

The online horses of racing age catalog will include pedigrees, past performances, race videos and Ragozin and Thoro-Graph figures. Consignors will be able to upload photographs and walking videos.

Successful horses of racing age who are graduates of the November Sale include 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Shedaresthedevil, who this year has won the La Troienne (G1) Presented by at Churchill Downs and the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) at Del Mar. A supplement to the 2019 auction, she sold for $280,000.

Since its first race meet began 85 years ago on Oct. 15, 1936, 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 presents online auctions through the Keeneland Digital Sales Ring. Graduates of Keeneland sales 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 2020 and is holding the event again on Nov. 4-5, 2022. 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

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