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.
The January Sale, which runs through Thursday, Jan. 9, is acknowledged as a strong market for top-quality racing and broodmare prospects as well as “short” yearlings (weanlings that officially turned a year old on Jan. 1). The catalog consists of 1,590 horses: 545 broodmares, 154 racing or broodmare prospects, 615 yearlings, 272 horses of racing age and four stallions.
Recent January Sale alumni include these 2013 stakes winners: Grade 1 winner Joyful Victory; Grade 2 winners Bear No Joke, Cairo Prince, Ciao Bella Luna, Concave and Twilight Eclipse; and Grade 3 winners Corozaleno, Five Iron,Hogy, Steel King and Unbridled’s Note.
During the sale, Keeneland will offer broodmares in foal to 148 stallions, including Arch, Bernardini, Blame, Distorted Humor, Elusive Quality, Galileo (IRE), Ghostzapper, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song and War Front.
Yearlings represent 165 stallions, including Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Curlin, Elusive Quality, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Mizzen Mast, More Than Ready, Scat Daddy, Speightstown, Street Cry (IRE), Street Sense, Super Saver, Tapit, Tiznow, Trappe Shot, Uncle Mo, Wilburn and Zensational.
The interactive January Sale catalog is available online at Keeneland.com.