Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Starts Monday


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Eight-time stakes winner Hello Beautiful, impressive maiden winner Belgrade, stakes-placed Risky Mischief among new supplements

Keeneland will kick off the year Monday, Jan. 10 with the first of four sessions of the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which has cataloged a total of 1,631 horses – in-foal broodmares, broodmare prospects, newly turned yearlings, horses of racing age, stallions and stallion prospects. The opening session will conclude with the auction of a 2022 no-guarantee season to 2021 leading first-crop sire Gun Runner that was donated by the stallion’s owners, Three Chimneys Farm and Ron Winchell, to raise funds for charities providing relief for people affected by the recent catastrophic tornadoes in Western Kentucky.

 The January Sale catalog features in-foal mares and yearlings that represent a number of prominent stallions and emerging young sires. Covering sires include American Pharoah, Audible, Authentic, Bernardini, City of Light, Constitution, English Channel, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Hard Spun, Into Mischief, Justify, Kitten’s Joy, Laoban, Liam’s Map, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Mendelssohn, Munnings, Speightstown, Street Sense, Twirling Candy and War Front.

Sires of yearlings include American Pharoah, Audible, Catalina Cruiser, City of Light, Constitution, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, Gun Runner, Hard Spun, Justify, Liam’s Map, Medaglia d’Oro, Mendelssohn, Mitole, Munnings, Not This Time, Nyquist, Omaha Beach, Practical Joke, Quality Road, Speightstown, Street Sense, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo, Vino Rosso and War Front.

Keeneland again will offer online and phone bidding to accommodate buyers who cannot attend the January Sale. More information for prospective buyers, including accessing the Keeneland Sales Portal, can be found by clicking here.

All four sessions of the January Sale begin at 10 a.m. ET. The entire auction will be livestreamed at Keeneland.com. TVG2 will feature live coverage of the first two days of the sale, and the entire sale will be shown on the Watch TVG App.

Six horses are newest supplements

Supplemental entries have been accommodated at the end of each session of the January Sale. The latest round of supplements comprises these six horses:

  • Answer the Belle, a 4-year-old daughter of Street Boss who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Alms and stakes winner Hallie Belle. Her dam is Group 3 winner Charity Belle, by Empire Maker. Cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, Answer the Belle is consigned by ELiTE, agent.
  • Belgrade, a 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun who opened his career Dec. 18 at Fair Grounds with a 6-length maiden special weight victory. The colt, who is from the family of Grade 3 winners Medal Count and Garden District, is consigned by Four Star Sales, agent, and cataloged as a racing or stallion prospect.
  • Gem Mine, a 3-year-old daughter of Kantharos who scored her first victory Dec. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs. She is out of the Bernardini mare October Bride, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Unbridled Command. ELiTE, agent, consigns Gem Mine, who is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Hello Beautiful, a 5-year-old daughter of Golden Lad whose eight stakes wins include a 10¼-length victory in the 2021 Weathervane at Laurel. Consigned by ELiTE, agent, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Hello Hot Rod and from the family of 2021 stakes winner and Starlet (G1) runner-up Cairo Memories. Hello Beautiful is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Risky Mischief, a stakes-placed 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief who has four wins at Belmont and Saratoga, including a 7½-length victory at Saratoga in her career debut. Out of stakes winner Risky Rachel, by Limehouse, she is from the family of Grade 2 winner and $2 million-earner Say Florida Sandy and Grade 3 winner Dancin Renee. Risky Mischief, who is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, is consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
  • Quiet Strength, a winning 4-year-old daughter of Wicked Strong who is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Mr. Jordan and from the family of Grade 3 winner Rizzi Girl. Warrendale Sales, agent, consigns the filly, who is cataloged as racing or broodmare prospect.

 January Sale media resources

  •  Click here for the online January Sale catalog.
  • Click here for the January Sale microsite for information about the auction.
  • Attention media: Information about Keeneland’s PhotoShelter site to retrieve video and images appears at the end of this release. January Sale preview photos will be available starting Saturday, Jan. 8.

Keeneland provides photos and video for editorial use and archive press releases and other press materials via PhotoShelter digital asset management system. The following images will be available on PhotoShelter to facilitate coverage of the January Sale:

Photos: Sales scenics and images of top-priced horses and people of interest. Photos of highest-priced horses will be posted each day. Preview photos will be available starting Saturday, Jan. 8.

 Video: January Sale b-roll is available. Video of top-priced horses will be posted near the end of a session.

Please credit as “Keeneland photo” or “Keeneland video.”

Access the site at keeneland.photoshelter.com

Login information:  Email: media@keeneland.com

Password: Keeneland1936!

Access January Sale assets through the following path: Invited Galleries / Media Gallery / 2022 / 2022 January Sale

NOTE: PhotoShelter is not compatible with Safari browser.

In addition, Keeneland will provide:

  • Timely updates about top-priced horses of Book 1 and periodically through the remainder of the sale posted on Keeneland.com and Keeneland’s social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Press releases recapping the first three sessions distributed daily via email and posted on Keeneland.com. A press release following the fourth and final session will contain full sale results and a recap of the entire sale.

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. 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 Keeneland.com.

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