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Market for quality thoroughbreds remains steady as Keeneland January Sale comes to a close Thursday

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale came to a close Thursday with gross sales of more than $45 million, boosted by a number of prominent dispersals: 21 in-foal broodmares from Canada’s acclaimed Sam-Son Farm; 39 mares, yearlings and horses of racing age from Lane’s End, agent for the Complete Dispersal of the Estate of Paul Pompa Jr.; and 41 mares, yearlings and horses of racing age from...

Keeneland announces Digital December Sale for horses of all ages; entries open Nov. 23

Keeneland on Monday announced it will hold a December Digital Sale for horses of racing age, broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and others on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and will begin accepting entries to the sale on Monday, Nov. 23. The December Sale will be conducted via the Keeneland Digital Sales Ring platform, which is supported by HorseCo. The platform enables Keeneland to host small, select online auctions...

Keeneland catalogs 4,272 horses for 77th annual yearling sale scheduled for September 13-25

Keeneland announced today that 4,272 yearlings have been cataloged for the 77th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale to be held over 12 sessions from Sept. 13-25. Globally recognized as the Thoroughbred industry’s most important sale, the auction will offer online bidding and expanded phone bidding for those buyers participating remotely. Keeneland’s enhanced online September Sale catalog...

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 records significant growth as September Yearling Sale book two comes to a close

Brisk trade spurred significant growth in results during Sunday’s sixth session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, marking the close of Book 2. The session was headlined by the sale of an Uncle Mo colt who is a half-brother to 2016 Belmont (G1) winner Creator for $875,000 to the partnership of Ron Winchell’s Winchell Thoroughbreds and Amer Abdulaziz’s Phoenix Thoroughbreds.  On Sunday,...

Keeneland set for 60th annual January Horses of All Ages Sale beginning Jan. 8; 1583 horses to be offered

Keeneland’s 60th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which offers broodmares and broodmare prospects, yearlings by leading North American sires and horses of racing age, starts Monday, Jan. 8. A total of 1,583 horses are cataloged to the sale, which runs through Thursday, Jan. 11. The catalog includes 678 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 628 yearlings, 264 horses of racing age, and 13 stallions and...