LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 27, 2013) – A collection of recent Grade 1 stakes-winning fillies is among the 3,602 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2013 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 5-14.
Catalogs will be available electronically via Keeneland’s website, Keeneland.com, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of Oct. 14.
The total includes 1,739 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,364 weanlings, 481 horses of racing age, 10 yearlings and eight stallions.
“This year’s November Sale catalog is particularly exceptional, offering a unique selection of Grade 1 stakes-winning fillies and young, graded-stakes performing mares,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “These broodmare prospects are highly prized by breeding operations around the world.”
Among the accomplished young fillies and mares cataloged in the sale is champion sprinter Groupie Doll, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) and 2013 Presque Isle Downs Masters (G2) in track-record time, and recent Grade 1 winners Byrama (GB), Daisy Devine, Executiveprivilege, Lady of Fifty, Lady of Shamrock, and Summer Soiree, who is foal to Medaglia d’Oro.
The November Sale also will be highlighted by the dispersal of E. Paul Robsham LLC Stables, consigned by Lane’s End, agent, and the dispersal of Eric Kronfeld, consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent. Robsham’s dispersal consists of 24 mares, weanlings and yearlings and features Grade 1 winners Awesome Maria, in foal to Giant’s Causeway, and R Heat Lightning, in foal to Bernardini. The Kronfield dispersal includes Eblouissante, the winning half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta.
Additionally, a number of horses of racing age will be sold on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and include consignments from WinStar Racing, agent, and Adena Springs, agent.
The November Sale includes mares in foal to 206 of the world’s most prominent stallions, among them Algorithms, Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), Distorted Humor, Drosselmeyer, Elusive Quality, First Defence, Frankel (GB), Galileo (IRE), Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, Kittens Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Lonhro (AUS), Lookin At Lucky, Medaglia d’Oro, Midnight Lute, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Quality Road, Scat Daddy, Shackleford, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Spring At Last, Stay Thirsty, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry (IRE), Tapit, The Factor, Tiznow, To Honor and Serve, Trappe Shot, Unbridled’s Song, Uncle Mo, Union Rags, and War Front.
Weanlings that were cataloged represent 192 top stallions such as Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Candy Ride (ARG), Cape Blanco (IRE), Dansili (GB), Distorted Humor, Drosselmeyer, Elusive Quality, Empire Maker, Fastnet Rock (AUS), Galileo (IRE), Giant’s Causeway, Gio Ponti, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Lonhro (AUS), Lookin At Lucky, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Midnight Lute, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Pulpit, Quality Road, Scat Daddy, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry (IRE), Street Sense, Tapit, Tiznow, Trappe Shot, Unbridled’s Song, and War Front.
Prominent November Sale alumni sold as weanlings include such 2013 standouts as No Nay Never, winner of the Darley Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville and the Norfolk (G2) at Royal Ascot, and Hakeem, winner of the Group 1 Kayarel in Turkey.
Grade/Group 2 winners in 2013 include recent November Sale graduates Alberts Hope (Best Pal), Bashart (With Anticipation), Cyber Secret (Oaklawn), Dark Cove (Elkhorn), Flashback (Robert B. Lewis), Ive Struck a Nerve (Risen Star), Lady of Shamrock (Santa Barbara), Open Water (Marjorie L. Everett), Solid Appeal (Nassau, Dance Smartly) and War Dancer (Virginia Derby).
This year’s Grade/Group 3 winners that are recent alumni of the November Sale include Channel Lady (Edward P. Evans All Along, Suwannee River), Debt Ceiling (Bashford Manor), Devious Intent (Gardenia), Dunkin Bend (Sapling), Falling Sky (Sam F. Davis), Nellie Cashman (Virginia Oaks), Prayer for Relief (Prairie Meadows Cornhusker) and Title Contender (British Columbia Derby, Ohio Derby).