Keeneland has cataloged 4,026 horses for its 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 4-14. The total is up from the 3,602 horses Keeneland cataloged for its 2013 November exercise, an auction that concluded with double-digit gains in gross, average and median.
Catalogs will be available electronically via Keeneland’s website, Keeneland.com, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of Oct. 13.
The total includes 2,082 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,589 weanlings, 350 horses of racing age and five stallions.
“The November Sale is the world’s most important sale of bloodstock,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “Keeneland’s recent September Yearling Sale once again proved that horsemen from around the globe shop at Keeneland, and those and other horsemen will return for this premier offering of breeding stock.”
The November Sale includes mares in foal to 208 of the world’s most prominent stallions and exciting young sires, including Alternation, Animal Kingdom, Arch, Astrology, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Bodemeister, Broken Vow, Candy Ride, Cape Blanco, Congrats, Creative Cause, Data Link, Declaration of War, Denman, Distorted Humor, Dubawi, Elusive Quality, Galileo, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Graydar, I Want Revenge, Keep Up, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Liaison, Lucky Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Morning Line, New Year’s Day, Orb, Overanalyze, Oxbow, Paynter, Pioneerof the Nile, Point of Entry, Power Broker, Scat Daddy, Sea The Stars, Shanghai Bobby, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry, Street Sense, Super Saver, Take Charge Indy, Tapit, Tiznow, Trappe Shot, Union Rags, Violence and War Front.
Prominent November Sale alumni sold as weanlings include 2014 Grade I winners Declassify, Fashion Plate and Sunset Glow; Grade/Group II winners Cavorting, Fire With Fire, Frac Daddy, Grand Arch, Heart Stealer, Mshawish, Noble Moon, Solid Appeal and Spellbound; and Grade/Group III winners Azarenka, Balance of Power, Best Warrior, Bradester, Can the Man, Daddy Nose Best, Falling Sky, Flashy American, J Wonder, Munirah, Sharp Sensation, Southern Honey, Thank You Marylou, Tonito M. and War Dancer.
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, the session will conclude with an exclusive draft of mares bred to dual-hemisphere stallion Scat Daddy on Southern Hemisphere time. Scat Daddy, the leading sire this year in Chile, stands in Kentucky at Ashford Stud, which is consigning the mares.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the session will include horses of racing age, including the annual consignment from WinStar Racing, agent.
The sale’s first two sessions, which are included in Book 1, will begin at 11 a.m. The remaining sessions start at 10 a.m.
The entire sale will be streamed live at Keeneland.com.