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Keeneland kicks off the New Year with its January Horses of All Ages Sale, which begins Monday and is highlighted by the complete dispersal of Issam Fares’ Fares Farm.
Featured among the 80-horse Fares Farm consignment are Canadian champion Embur’s Song, in foal to Giant’s Causeway; Deputy Saint, a half-sister to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, in foal to Lemon Drop Kid; and a yearling half-sister to Curlin by Distorted Humor. Lane’s End Farm will act as agent for the dispersal.
The January Sale, which runs through Friday, January 11, is acknowledged as a strong market for top-quality racing and broodmare prospects, and ‘short’ yearlings (weanlings who officially turned a year old on January 1).
Recent January Sale alumni include such graded stakes winners as Love Theway Youare (2012 Vanity H.-G1); Willy Beamin (2012 Foxwoods King’s Bishop S.-G1); Bern Identity (2012 Sanford S.-G2); Twilight Eclipse (2012 W.L. McKnight H.-G2); Joyful Victory (2011 Fantasy S.-G2 and 2012 Tiffany Lass S.); Stunning Stag (2011 Vigil S.-G3 and 2012 Ontario Jockey Club S.); Two Months Rent (2012 Hawthorne Derby-G3); Unbridled’s Note (2012 Eddie D S.-G3); and Ollie Olga (2012 Whiteley Clinic Prestige S.-G3).
Keeneland has cataloged a total of 1,893 lots, and will offer broodmares in foal to, and yearlings represented by, such top stallions as Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Broken Vow, Candy Ride (ARG), Cape Blanco (IRE), Curlin, Distorted Humor, Drosselmeyer, Elusive Quality, Eskendereya, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Henrythenavigator, Indian Charlie, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Lookin At Lucky, Majestic Warrior, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Quality Road, Scat Daddy, Speightstown, Street Cry (IRE), Tapit, Tiz Wonderful, Tiznow, Trappe Shot, Unbridled’s Song, Uncle Mo and Zenzational.
Keeneland will provide a live video stream of the entire January Sale at Keeneland.com, coupled with updates on Facebook and Twitter at #keejan.