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Keeneland Begins November Breeding Stock Sale Tuesday; Auction features numerous horses connected to Breeders’ Cup

November 2, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 2, 2017) – Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the catalog are champion Stellar Wind and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Lady Eli, both entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Del Mar; while other offerings include the first weanlings to represent Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the first mares in foal to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome and a selection of horses of racing age.

Horses cataloged to the sale include 2,037 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,683 weanlings, 425 horses of racing age and two stallions. The auction includes the dispersals of Pauls Mill (Ben and Elaine Walden et al) and McCauley Farms, for which Paramount Sales will serve as agent. The Pauls Mill dispersal consists of 43 horses, including broodmares, weanlings and horses of racing age. The McCauley Farms dispersal has 27 broodmares and weanlings.

The sale’s first two sessions on Nov. 7-8 comprise the premier Book 1 catalog with sessions beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Books 2-6 on Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 9-18, begin at 10 a.m.

Keeneland will live stream the entire November Sale at Keeneland.com.

TVG2 will have live coverage of the opening Book 1 session on Nov. 7 from 11-11:30 a.m. ET and noon-5:30 p.m, and on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Breeders’ Cup Connections

Horses cataloged to the November Sale with ties to the Breeders’ Cup are:

Hip 13: Weanling half-sister to Beach Patrol (Turf) by Speightstown.

Hip 53: Goodyearforroses (IRE) (Filly and Mare Turf), cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip 55: Helena Bay (GB), dam of Collected (Classic) in foal to American Pharoah.

Hip 130: Rainfall Radar, half-sister to Lancaster Bomber (Mile), in foal to Gleneagles (IRE).

Hip 153: Champion Stellar Wind (Distaff), cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip 204: Belle Watling, dam of War Story (Classic), in foal to Medaglia d’Oro.

Hip 244: For Royalty, dam of Constellation (Filly and Mare Sprint), in foal to Bernardini.

Hip 271: Multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Eli (Filly and Mare Turf), cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip 278: Lucky to Be Me, dam of Champagne Room (Distaff), in foal to Uncle Mo.

Hip 279: Weanling half-sister to Champagne Room by Strong Mandate.

Hip 293: Weanling half-brother to Midnight Storm (Mile) by Bodemeister.

Hip 298: Weanling half-brother to Mopotism (Distaff) by Distorted Humor.

Hip 323: Scatladybdancing, full sister to Ultima D (Juvenile Fillies Turf), in foal to Uncle Mo.

Hip 330: Sky Girl, half-sister to Abel Tasman (Distaff), in foal to Union Rags.

Hip 348: Tenacious Tina, half-sister to Midnight Storm, in foal to Frosted.

Hip 364: Victory Party, half-sister to Mendelssohn (Juvenile), in foal to Curlin.

Hip 356: Transita, half-sister to Free Drop Billy (Juvenile), in foal to More Than Ready.

Hip 366A: Twirl (IRE), half-sister to the dam of Roly Poly (Mile) and U S Navy Flag (Juvenile), in foal to Curlin.

Hip 715: Weanling half-sister to Separationofpowers (Juvenile Fillies) by Verrazano.

Hip 734: Weanling half-sister to Catholic Boy (Juvenile Turf) by Carpe Diem.

Hip 913: Economy of Motion, half-sister to Paradise Woods (Distaff), in foal to Constitution.

Hip 957: Gust, half-sister to Calculator (Sprint), in foal to Exaggerator.

Hip 1047: Weanling half-brother to Pavel (Classic) by Carpe Diem.

Hip 1714: Citizenship, half-sister to Mr. Roary (Mile), in foal to Dialed In.

Hip 1772: Weanling half-brother to Hogy (Turf Sprint) by Declaration of War.

Hip 2005: Super Sharp, half-sister to Sharp Azteca (Dirt Mile), cataloged as racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip 2013: Tell Me Why, half-sister to Ransom the Moon (Sprint), in foal to Speightster.

Page 2454: Major Force, half-brother to Avenge (Filly and Mare Turf), cataloged as racing or stallion prospect.

Hip 2773: Stockings, half-sister to Princess Karen (Filly and Mare Sprint), in foal to Twirling Candy.

Hip 2901: Abby Road (IRE), half-sister to Ballagh Rocks (Mile) in foal to Tamarkuz.

Broodmares and Broodmare Prospects

Other Grade 1 winners featured in the November Sale are 2016 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia, in foal to Pioneerof the Nile; E.P. Taylor winner Al’s Gal, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro; Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup winner Her Emmynency, in foal to Pioneerof the Nile; and Starlet winner Street Fancy, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro. Test winner Paola Queen is offered as a broodmare prospect.

Broodmares cataloged to the sale are in foal to 202 proven sires and exciting young stallions from around the world, including the aforementioned California Chrome and other stallions such as Air Force Blue, Flintshire (IRE), Frosted, Mshawish, Not This Time, Nyquist and Runhappy

Additional mares are in foal to such stallions as American Pharoah, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Cairo Prince, Candy Ride (ARG), Curlin, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Honor Code, Into Mischief, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Orb, Pioneerof the Nile, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo, Uncle Rags and War Front.


Among the 2017 stakes winners offered as weanlings at the November Sale are Grade 1 winners Beach Patrol, entered in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, along with El Deal, La Coronel, Lady Ivanka and Sporting Chance.

This year’s sale includes weanling siblings to Kentucky Derby winner (G1) I’ll Have Another and Breeders’ Cup winners Champagne Room, Tamarkuz, Mucho Macho Man, Stephanie’s Kitten, Tapizar and Caleb’s Posse. Siblings to Grade/Group 1 winners Beach Patrol, Caravaggio, Violence, Street Fancy, and Peace and War represent other weanlings in the catalog.

The 188 sires of weanlings in the catalog include the aforementioned American Pharoah, who is represented by 23 members of his first crop. Other sires with their first weanlings in the sale include Bayern, Honor Code, Lea, Liam’s Map, Palace Malice, Summer Front and Tonalist.

Additional sires of weanlings include Bernardini, Bodemeister, Cairo Prince, Candy Ride (ARG) Charm Spirit (IRE), City Zip, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Into Mischief, Invincible Spirit (IRE), Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Orb, Pioneerof the Nile, Quality Road, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo, Union Rags and War Front, among others.

Horses of Racing Age

Horses of racing age will be spotlighted on Monday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 14. Offerings represent such leading consignors as WinStar Farm, Lane’s End, Denali Stud, Taylor Made Sales Agency and ELiTE Sales. The latter consigned multiple graded stakes winner Long On Value.

Among the 2017 graded stakes winners sold as horses of racing age at the November Sale are Grade 1 winner Diversify; Grade 2 winners Celestine, Conquest Panthera, Field of Courage, Hillhouse High, Honorable Duty and Inordinate.


Click here for the November Sale microsite for details about featured mares, notable weanlings, prominent broodmares and broodmare prospects and horses of racing age cataloged to the sale.

Click here for the November Sale Media Kit.