Online catalog now available
Keeneland has cataloged 3,569 horses for its 80th November Breeding Stock Sale, which will begin Wednesday, Nov. 8 and run nine sessions through Thursday, Nov. 16 with the stand-alone November Horses of Racing Age Sale the following day. Click here for the catalog for the Breeding Stock Sale, which features proven producers, coveted broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses and royally bred weanlings at all levels of the market.
The auction will open with a single-day Book 1, which begins at 1 p.m. ET and will showcase an exceptional group of highly prized broodmares, broodmare prospects and weanlings. Among them are stakes winner Puca, who is carrying a full sibling to 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve winner Mage; Breeders’ Cup winner Caravel and her dam, Zeezee Zoomzoom, in foal to Justify; and Grade 1 winner Dalika (GER), in foal to Flightline.
The November Breeding Stock Sale catalog also includes 11 horses from the Estate of Michael Baum. Mt. Brilliant Farm is handling the dispersal, which includes mares in foal to Candy Ride (ARG), Into Mischief, Maxfield, Mendelssohn and Uncle Mo as well as weanlings by Candy Ride, More Than Ready, Street Boss and Street Sense.
“Keeneland is bullish about the future of Thoroughbred racing, thanks to another successful September Yearling Sale and the excitement surrounding the upcoming Fall Meet,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “The quality of our November Sale catalog always draws international attention as owners and breeders look to the future by enhancing their broodmare bands and investing in foals.”
Print catalogs for the November Breeding Stock Sale are scheduled to arrive around Oct. 13.
Breeding Stock Sale schedule
The catalog for the November Breeding Stock Sale includes 1,779 weanlings and more than 2,000 broodmares and broodmare prospects. The auction will present the following schedule:
Book 1 – Wednesday, Nov. 8. Session begins at 1 p.m. with 237 horses in the catalog. Keeneland will consider supplements to Book 1 until the auction starts.
Every remaining session begins at 10 a.m.:
Book 2 – Thursday-Friday, Nov. 9-10. A total of 812 horses are cataloged over the two days.
Book 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12. A total of 829 horses are cataloged over the two days.
Book 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 13-14. A total of 832 horses are cataloged over the two days.
Book 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 15-16. A total of 859 horses are cataloged over the two days.
All Keeneland sales are livestreamed at Keeneland.com. As always, online and phone bidding will be available.
November has sire power
Established stallions and popular young sires are represented in the November Breeding Stock Sale catalog by in-foal mares and weanlings. One of them is Horse of the Year Flightline, who entered stud this year and has 11 in-foal mares in the catalog.
Additional stallions with their first in-foal mares in the catalog include champions Corniche, Epicenter and Jackie’s Warrior; Preakness (G1) winner Early Voting; Belmont (G1) winner Mo Donegal; and Grade 1 winners Aloha West, Cyberknife, Drain the Clock, Golden Pal, Happy Saver, Idol, Jack Christopher, Life Is Good, Mandaloun, Mystic Guide, Olympiad, Pinehurst and Speaker’s Corner.
Broodmares in the catalog are in foal to 170 stallions, among them American Pharoah, Authentic, Bolt d’Oro, Candy Ride (ARG), Constitution, Curlin, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, Gun Runner, Hard Spun, Into Mischief, Justify, Liam’s Map, Maclean’s Music, Maximus Mischief, Medaglia d’Oro, McKinzie, Munnings, Not This Time, Nyquist, Omaha Beach, Practical Joke, Quality Road, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tapit, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo, Vekoma, Volatile, War Front and War of Will.
A total of 155 stallions, including the group named above, have weanlings in the catalog. In addition, sires with their first weanlings in the catalog include Horse of the Year Knicks Go, champion Essential Quality and Grade 1 winners Charlatan, Maxfield, Silver State and Yaupon.
Weanling purchases become Grade 1 winners
Grade 1 winners of 2023 who were purchased as weanlings at the November Sale include champion Forte, who won the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) Presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm at Xalapa along with the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Jim Dandy (G2) Presented by DK Horse. Additional Grade 1 winners in North America who were sold as weanlings at the auction are Angel of Empire (Arkansas Derby), Exaulted (Shoemaker Mile) and Marketsegmentation (New York).
Around the world, two November Sale graduates have captured Group 1 stakes this year. In Japan, Lemon Pop won the February. In the United Arab Emirates, Sibelius took the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Nakheel.
The online catalog for Keeneland’s November Horses of Racing Age Sale will be available by the end of the week of Oct. 16. Keeneland will continue to accept approved supplements for the auction until the Nov. 17 sale day.
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 five 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, 2020 and 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 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
Amy Owens at 859 421-2566