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Keeneland Announces Catalog for November Breeding Stock Sale

October 5, 2021

Horses of racing age information to be released separately

Keeneland’s catalog of 3,594 horses in the breeding stock and weanling portion of its 78th November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 10-19, is now online. The catalog includes 2,159 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,432 weanlings and three stallions or stallion prospects for this significant auction that attracts participation of leading Thoroughbred owners and breeders across the U.S. and around the world.

Print catalogs will be mailed around Oct. 15.

This year’s November Sale also will offer a single session dedicated to horses of racing age that will take place the final day – immediately following 148 cataloged head of breeding stock. Because Keeneland extended the entry deadline for the racehorse segment until Oct. 4, information about the offerings will be posted online in mid-October and appear in a separate print catalog available on the grounds.

Keeneland will continue to accept supplements to Book 1 of the November Sale and to the horses of racing age portion until the auction begins.

“The Keeneland November Sale is unmatched globally in terms of scale and quality, and the anticipation for the sale is building,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “Buyers will find proven producers, coveted broodmare prospects who were successful racehorses and royally bred weanlings at all levels of the market, particularly in the prestigious Book 1. And the reimagined horses of racing age segment ensures the excitement and opportunity continue through the final sale day.”

“The atmosphere at Keeneland for the September Sale was electric from start to finish,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “We look forward to setting the stage with similar fantastic energy for the breeding stock sale this November.”

For the November Sale, Keeneland once again will offer online and phone bidding to accommodate buyers who cannot attend. For more information for prospective buyers, including accessing the Keeneland Sales Portal, click here.

Sale schedule

The November Sale will span 10 days with the following schedule:

Book 1 – Wednesday, Nov. 10. Session begins at 1 p.m. ET. A total of 221 horses are cataloged.

All remaining sessions begin at 10 a.m.:

Book 2-5 – Thursday, Nov. 11-Friday, Nov. 19.  

The entire November Sale will be livestreamed at Keeneland.com.

 

Prominent sires represented in catalog

Broodmares in the November Sale catalog are in foal to 178 established sires and up-and-coming stallions such as American Pharoah, Candy Ride (ARG), Caravaggio, City of Light, Constitution, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Flatter, Frosted, Ghostzapper, Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Justify, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Liam’s Map, Maclean’s Music, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Munnings, No Nay Never, Not This Time, Nyquist, Omaha Beach, Quality Road, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tapit, Twirling Candy and Uncle Mo.

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner and Horse of the Year Authentic will be represented by his first in-foal mares at the November Sale. Other notable young stallions with their first in-foal mares in the catalog include champions Game Winner, Improbable and Maximum Security; Kentucky Derby winner Country House; Preakness (G1) winner War of Will; Belmont (G1) winner Tiz the Law and Grade 1 winners Complexity, Echo Town, Gift Box, Global Campaign, Honor A. P., Instilled Regard, McKinzie, Spun to Run, Tom’s d’Etat, Vekoma, Volatile and Win Win Win; and Grade 2 winner Instagrand.

The November Sale catalog also includes the final mares in foal to Bernardini, Laoban and Malibu Moon.

A total of 162 stallions are represented by weanlings in the November Sale catalog. They include Army Mule, Bolt d’Oro, City of Light, Constitution, Curlin, Distorted Humor, Flatter, Frankel (GB), Frosted, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Justify, Kantharos, Kitten’s Joy, Liam’s Map, Maclean’s Music, Medaglia d’Oro, Mendelssohn, More Than Ready, Munnings, Not This Time, Nyquist, Practical Joke, Quality Road, Speightstown, Street Sense, Tapit, Twirling Candy, Uncle Mo and War Front.

Sires with their first weanlings in the catalog include champions Mitole and Vino Rosso; Grade 1 winners Audible, Catholic Boy, Omaha Beach, Preservationist, World of Trouble and Yoshida (JPN); Grade 2 winners Catalina Cruiser, Enticed and Maximus Mischief; and Grade 3 winner Demarchelier (GB).

 

Knicks Go leads sales graduates

Topping the list of accomplished horses of 2021 who sold at the November Sale as weanlings is multiple Grade 1 winner Knicks Go, who is ranked No. 1 on the latest NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. 

Other 2021 Grade 1 winners who were weanlings when they were offered at the November Sale include Maxim Rate (Gamely), Pinehurst (Runhappy Del Mar Futurity), Shedaresthedevil (La Troienne Presented by Twinspires.com and Clement L. Hirsch) and War Like Goddess (Flower Bowl). Shedaresthedevil also sold at the November Sale as a horse of racing age.

Another standout of 2021 who was sold as a weanling at the November Sale is Safe Conduct, winner of the $1 million Queen’s Plate.