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Market for Quality Horses Strong as January Sale Concludes

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 15, 2015) Keeneland’s 57th annual January Horses of All Ages Sale, which ended Thursday, continued to indicate market stability, prompting buyers to compete with confidence for quality individuals and resulting in the sale-topping $2.2 million price, the highest January Sale figure since 2008, for the Group 2 stakes-winning and classic-placed Galileo (IRE) mare Up (IRE), in foal to leading sire War Front.

Up (IRE) Commands $2.2 Million Tuesday at Keeneland January

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 13, 2015) – The sale of Group 2 winner and classic-placed Up (IRE), a 6-year-old daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $2.2 million and her first foal, a yearling filly by War Front, for $800,000 highlighted Tuesday’s second session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Video of $2.2 million sale of Up (IRE)

Irish-bred Premier Steps Tops Opening Day of Keeneland January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 12, 2015) – Stakes winner Premier Steps (IRE) sold for $400,000 to lead Monday’s opening session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Shadai Farm of Japan purchased the 5-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand who was cataloged a racing or broodmare prospect.

Video of $400,000 sale of Premier Steps (IRE)

Keeneland Catalogs 1,610 Horses for 2015 January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 3, 2014) – Keeneland has cataloged 1,610 horses for its 57th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 12-15, 2015. The January Sale is noted for its robust trade in high-quality racing and broodmare prospects and short yearlings.

“The strong results of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale confirmed the resurgence in the Thoroughbred market,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “We look for the momentum of that sale to continue in January.”

Keeneland January Sale Concludes With Vigor

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 9, 2014) – Keeneland’s 56th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which closed Thursday, continued the auction season driven by positive signs for the Thoroughbred industry with participation from a deeply diverse buying bench, robust trade and exceptional strength at all levels of the market.

Gross receipts for the four-day January Sale, held Jan. 6-9, totaled $41,025,700 for 1,027 horses. The average price was $39,947, and the median price was $20,000.

Full Sister to Tapicat Brings $125,000 to Open Thursday Session of January Sale

The fourth and final session of Keeneland’s January Horse of All Ages Sale got off to a fast start on Thursday when City to Farm Stable paid $125,000 for a full sister to 2013 Florida Oaks (G3) winner Tapicat.

Consigned by Considine Farm, agent, the filly is by leading sire Tapit out of the Storm Cat mare Zealous Cat, and from the family of champion older mare Track Robbery.

Young Mares in Demand on Wednesday at Keeneland January Sale

Young fillies and mares highlight the early activity during Wednesday’s session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Fleetwood Bloodstock’s Tim McCurry, on behalf of Northwest Farms’ Jerre Paxton, went to $310,000 for Lady Kierkegaard (Hip 1008), a 5-year-old mare by Arch out of the winning Mr. Prospector mare Realm. Lady Kierkegaard is half-sister to Haint, winner of the Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes, and graded stakes-placed Play With Fire. Lady Kierkegaard was consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent.

Dam of Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man Leads Tuesday Session of Keeneland January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 7, 2014) – Ponche de Leona, dam of 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man, sold for $775,000 to Brushwood Stable to top Tuesday’s session of the 56th Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The price is the highest amount paid during the first two days of the four-day sale.

Dam of Breeders’ Cup Winner Mucho Macho Man Brings $775,000 to Lead Tuesday Session

Ponche de Leona, dam of 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man, lit up the sales ring late Tuesday during Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, selling for $775,000 to Brushwood Stable. The amount is the highest paid during the first two days of the sale.

The 15-year-old mare by Ponche, who is in foal to Distorted Humor, was consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, agent. Eaton Sales’ Reiley McDonald signed the ticket on behalf of Brushwood’s Betty Moran.

Frigid Temps Don’t Dampen Enthusiasm at January Sale

Single-digit temperature readings throughout the afternoon haven’t cooled the energy on opening day of Keeneland’s 2014 January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Life Happened, dam of 2013 graded stakes winners Vyjack and Tepin, and carrying a foal from the last crop of Harlan’s Holiday, sold for $750,000 to Solis/Litt near the start of the session.

Jason Litt signed the ticked for the 13-year-old mare by Stravinsky out of Round It Off on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods. Life Happened (Hip 36) was consigned by Select Sales, agent.

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