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Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale yields brisk trade, solid results; sales totaled $42,480,500

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which featured the dams of 2019 Eclipse Award finalists, graded stakes-caliber fillies and yearlings by exciting young sires, concluded Friday with healthy results that reflect a competitive market for quality individuals. Gross sales for the five-day auction, held Jan. 13-17, totaled $42,480,500 compared to $48,280,100 from the four-day sale last year...

Broodmare Applauding sells for $360,000 in private purchase to top first session of Keeneland January

Applauding, an 11-year-old winning daughter of Congrats in foal to Curlin, who was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, was a $360,000 private sale purchase by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, to lead Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Beginning with the 2019 November Breeding Stock Sale, Keeneland now reports post-sale transactions of horses initially...

Bullish market continues during Wednesday’s third session of Keeneland’s four-day January sale

Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday’s penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 and a median of $7,750. Cumulative sales...

Keeneland January All Ages Sale results reinforce big buyer demand for quality horses

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Friday with returns bearing out market trends seen at Thoroughbred auctions worldwide: increasing buyer selectivity and demand for top-quality horses. Gross sales for the five-day auction, held Jan. 9-13, were $28,785,500, down 18.83 percent from last year’s $35,463,000 for the five-day sale. The average of $29,954 decreased 12.16 percent from...

Dixie Victory commands $100,000 to lead Thursday session of Keeneland January Sale

Dixie Victory, a winning 6-year-old daughter of Dixie Union cataloged as a broodmare prospect, sold for $100,000 to Willow Wood to lead Thursday’s penultimate session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Shawhan Place, agent, consigned Dixie Victory, whose dam is the Grade 1-winning Artax mare Friendly Michelle. A half-sister to stakes winner Bonita Bianca, she is from the family of...

Fifth and Madison brings $135,000 to top third day of Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale

Fifth and Madison, a winning 4-year-old daughter of Street Sense cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, sold to Mayday B. Branham for $135,000 to lead Wednesday’s third session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Out of the Unbridled mare Unaffordable, Fifth and Madison was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, which led all consignors during the session by selling 36...

Mare in foal to American Pharoah the highlight of second day of Keeneland January Sale

Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holding led buyers at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale for the second consecutive day on Tuesday by spending $1,080,000 for four horses, including $575,000 for session-topper Joyfully, in foal to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Joyfully, a 5-year-old daughter of Mineshaft out of the Forestry mare Rejoicing, is a half-sister to Grade...

Daughter of Unbridled’s Song brings top price of $1.025 million during first day of Keeneland sale

Siren Serenade, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song in foal to 2016 leading sire Tapit, sold to Don Alberto Corporation for $1,025,000 million to top’s Monday’s first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.    Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Siren Serenade, an 11-year-old half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner George Vancouver and Remsen (G2)...

Multiple stakes winner Roan Inish brings $500,000 from Star Guitar to head Keeneland sale

Multiple stakes winner Roan Inish, a daughter of Elusive Quality in foal to Arch, sold for $500,000 to Evelyn Benoit’s Star Guitar Inc. to lead Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which recorded double-digit increases in average and median for the second consecutive day. Keeneland sold 193 horses for $13,020,400, for an average of $67,463 and a median of $35,000....

Keeneland catalogs 1,796 horses for 58th January Horses of All Ages Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 1,796 horses for its 58th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 11-15, 2016. The catalog includes 624 broodmares, 181 broodmare prospects, 729 yearlings, 251 horses of racing age and 11 stallions and stallion prospects. The interactive catalog will be available online at Keeneland.com beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8. Print catalogs are to be mailed the week of...