Recently retired champion Take Charge Brandi and Grade I winner Don’t Tell Sophia, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, are among the 4,476 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2015 November Breeding Stock Sale to be held Nov. 2-13.
The total is up from the 4,026 that were cataloged for the 2014 auction, which produced gains in total gross and average as well as a record-tying median.
At the 2014 November sale, a North American record price for a weanling sold at public auction was established when Serena’s Harmony, filly by leading sire Tapit and a half-sister to Grade I winner Honor Code and Grade II winner Noble Tune brought a $3 million bid from Bridlewood Farm. Racing Hall of Fame member Serena’s Song is the third dam of the filly, who was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“The sale of the record-priced filly last year has encouraged other breeders to offer outstanding weanlings in the 2015 November Sale, giving buyers the rare opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind individuals from exclusive families,” Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said.
Horses cataloged for the 2015 sale include 2,610 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,719 weanlings, 130 horses of racing age, and 17 stallions and stallion prospects.
Horses of racing age will be offered on Monday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 10, and include the annual consignment from WinStar Racing, agent.
Among the horses of racing age sold at the November Sale are Grade I winners Hard Not to Like and Slumber; Grade II winners Dramedy and Race Day; and Grade III winner Barbados.
The sale’s first two sessions, which are included in Book 1, will begin at 11 a.m. ET. The remaining sessions start at 10 a.m.
The entire sale will be streamed live at Keeneland.com.
The 2015 November Sale includes the dispersals of Nat Rea’s Regis Farms, LP and the late Jerre Paxton’s Northwest Farms.
Consigned by Three Chimneys Farm, the Regis Farms dispersal comprises 41 horses, including 15 broodmares, six weanlings and 20 horses of racing age, all to be offered without reserve. Highlighting the dispersal are 2015 Kentucky Oaks runner-up Shook Up, by Tapit out of Grade I winner Sugar Shake; Canadian Horse of the Year, multiple champion and Canadian Filly Triple Crown winner Sealy Hill, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro; and Bijou, a half-sister to two Grade 1-winning juvenile fillies in Certify and Cry and Catch Me.
Also featured in the dispersal are 2015 Santa Ynez winner Seduire; Zindaya, graded stakes-placed and winner of the 2015 Intercontinental Stakes at Belmont; the impressive stakes winner and graded stakes-placed colt Donworth; and the Tapit filly Tapas, in foal to Distorted Humor.
Bruce Gibbs’ Greenfield Farm is agent for the Northwest Farms dispersal of 42 horses.