Snowstorm Prompts Keeneland to Move January Sale Start to Tuesday, Jan. 11

Due to the winter storm and hazardous travel conditions in  Kentucky, Keeneland has shifted all operations related to its January Horses of All Ages Sale back one day and moved the start of the sale to Tuesday, Jan. 11. The sale will end Friday, Jan. 14. All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

The January Sale was previously scheduled to run Monday, Jan. 10 through Thursday, Jan. 13.

Keeneland announced Thursday that given transportation challenges and vanning and shipping cancellations due to the heavy snow, it was delaying the ship-in date for horses to arrive on the grounds from Friday to Saturday.

Preview days now will be held Sunday and Monday, Jan. 9-10.

“Our top priority is the safety of the horses and sales participants, and the delayed start to the sale will allow for their safe arrival and give consignors adequate time to show their horses,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “Our customers have been virtually unanimous in their recommendation to make this change.”

Keeneland has cataloged a total of 1,631 horses for the January Sale, which offers in-foal broodmares, broodmare prospects, newly turned yearlings, horses of racing age, stallions and stallion prospects. Click here for the online January Sale catalog.

 Since its first race meet more than 85 years ago, 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

For more information contact:
Amy Gregory at 859 361-349
Amy Owens at 859 421-2566