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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.

Keeneland January Sale Begins Monday

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 3, 2014) – The first major event of the new year at Keeneland begins Monday, Jan. 6, with the start of Keeneland’s 56th annual January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Keeneland Catalogs 1,590 Horses for 2014 January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 3, 2013) – Keeneland has cataloged 1,590 horses for its 2014 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 6-9.

The interactive January Sale catalog will be accessible online at Keeneland.com beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of Dec. 16.

The sale comprises 545 broodmares, 154 racing or broodmare prospects, 615 yearlings, 272 horses of racing age and four stallions.

Robust Trade Generates Strong Gains at Keeneland January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 11, 2013) – Keeneland successfully closed its January Horses of All Ages Sale on Friday with substantial increases in results and three seven-figure sales, concluding an auction season buoyed by a number of positive indicators.

Keeneland January Exceeds 2012 Gross on Third Day of Auction

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 9, 2013) – The market continued to show considerable strength on Wednesday when gross receipts of $40,299,000 for the first three sessions of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale surpassed total sales of $37,991,900 recorded for last year’s four-day auction.   

Brisk Trade Drives Substantial Increases On Tuesday at Keeneland January Sale

Street Sense Filly, Graded Stakes Winner Keertana Bring Seven Figures

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 8, 2013) – Buyer enthusiasm for quality individuals drove strong trade throughout day two of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, resulting in two seven-figure sales and double-digit increases in gross, average and median price.

Yearling Filly by Street Sense Sells for $1.45 Million on Tuesday

A yearling filly by Street Sense brought $1.45 million – the second-highest price for a short yearling sold in January – during Tuesday’s session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale.

The filly, purchased by Canadian Nat Rea’s Regis Farms, is out of stakes-winner Please Sign In, by Doc’s Leader. She is a half-sister to Shadwell Fillies’ Mile (G1) winner Certify and Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) winner Cry and Catch Me, and from the family of such champions as Habitat, Suave Dancer, Suave Tern and Muqtarib.

Graded Stakes Winner Keertana Brings $1 Million at January Sale

Craig Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, on behalf of an undisclosed domestic client, paid $1 million for multiple graded stakes winner Keertana to kick off Tuesday’s second session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale.

A millionaire on the racetrack, Keertana recorded 11 wins in 29 starts, including six stakes – the Regret Stakes, Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, Glen Falls Handicap, The Very One Stakes and Louisville Handicap (G3), all Grade 3, as well as the Indiana Downs Distaff.  

Nereid Sells for $1.3 Million, Gains in Gross and Average Realized on Opening Day of Keeneland January Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 7, 2013) – Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, which saw double-digit growth in gross and average price.




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