Keeneland’s globally important November Breeding Stock Sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 8, featuring among the 4,762 horses cataloged a number of Grade 1 stakes-winning and stakes-producing fillies and mares, weanling siblings to champions and graded stakes winners, prominent horses of racing age and notable dispersals during its 13-day run through Sunday, Nov. 20.
Keeneland will provide live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the entire November Sale at Keeneland.com.
TVG2 will have full coverage of the Book 1 sessions Nov. 8-9 beginning at 11 a.m. ET. TVG and TVG2 each will feature live reports from the sales grounds during both days.
A number of horses with connections to this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita are cataloged to the November Sale:
Hip 69: Champion Stellar Wind (Distaff-G1).
Hip 144: Grade 1 winner Celestine (Turf Sprint-G1).
Hip 125: Azara, a half-sister to champion Tepin (Mile-G1) and multiple Grade 2 winner Vyjack (Las Vegas Dirt Mile-G1). In foal to Into Mischief, she is carrying a three-quarter sibling to Vyjack.
Hip 238A: Classic Strike, dam of Grade 1 winner Union Strike (14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies-G1) and multiple graded stakes winner Handsome Mike in foal to Honor Code.
Hip 264: My Tina, dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm (Mile). She is in foal to Bodemeister and carries a three-quarter sibling to Midnight Storm.
Hip 274: Grade 1 winner Paola Queen (Filly and Mare Sprint-G1).
Hip 436: Weanling filly by Can the Man who is a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse (Filly and Mare Turf-G1)
Hip 450: Weanling half-sister to champion Songbird (Distaff) by Tapizar.
Hip 466: Grade 1-winning millionaire Lady Eli (Filly and Mare Turf).
Hip 478: Kadira, dam of Paola Queen, in foal to Tale of the Cat.
Hip 447: Ithinkisawapudycat, dam of Sweet Loretta (Juvenile Fillies).
Hip 448: Weanling half-sister to Sweet Loretta by Street Sense.
The November Sale will feature the dispersals of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables, for which Lane’s End will serve as agent; Marc Ferrell’s VinMar Farm (St. George Sales, agent); and Jim Eigel’s Rosemont Farm (Trackside Farm, agent).
The complete dispersal of Conquest Farm comprises 115 broodmares, racing/broodmare prospects and racing/stallion prospects. Among the offerings are Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory, in foal to leading sire Tapit, and her weanling colt by Tapit; 2014 Sovereign Award winner Conquest Typhoon and Grade 2 winner and Sovereign Award finalist Conquest Daddyo.
Claiborne Farm will consign the Phipps Stable’s 11-horse reduction, which includes fillies and mares from some of racing’s most prolific families. Among the offerings are 2005 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Pleasant Home, in foal to Orb; graded stakes-placed Sea Island, a full sister to Grade 2 winner Sightseeing, in foal to Hard Spun; Secret Agenda, a 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon out of champion Smuggler; and Sound the Trumpets, a 3-year-old filly out of multiple Grade 1 winner My Flag and a half-sister to champion Storm Flag Flying.
Horses of racing age will be offered on Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, and will feature the consignments of WinStar Racing, agent, and Mill Ridge Sales, agent, as well as horses from the Conquest Stables dispersal. Among the 2016 stakes winners sold at the November Sale are Grade 1 winner Haveyougoneaway (entered in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint) and Photo Call (IRE) (entered in the Breeders’ Cup Mile) and Grade 3 winners Barbados and Scuba (entered in Friday’s Marathon-G2 at Santa Anita).
Broodmares cataloged to the November Sale are in foal to 217 proven and exciting young stallions around the world and include the first mares in foal to 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah, who entered stud this year. Mares are in foal to such other stallions as Bernardini, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), Curlin, Declaration of War, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Gleneagles (IRE), Honor Code, Liam’s Map, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Orb, Palace Malice, Pioneerof the Nile, Shanghai Bobby, Speightstown, Tapit, Uncle Mo and War Front.
The 192 sires of weanlings in the catalog include Animal Kingdom, Australia (GB), Awesome Again, Bernardini, Bodemeister, Candy Ride (ARG), Curlin, Dansili (GB), Distorted Humor, Frankel (GB), Giant’s Causeway, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Orb, Pioneerof the Nile, Scat Daddy, Shanghai Bobby, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Uncle Mo, Verrazano and War Front.
Headlining last year’s November Sale was champion Take Charge Brandi, who sold for $6 million to be the world’s highest-priced Thoroughbred sold at public auction in 2015. For the second consecutive year, the November Sale established a North American record price for a weanling when a filly by War Front out of Grade 1 winner Take Charge Lady (Take Charge Brandi’s second dam) sold for $3.2 million.
Grade 1 winners in 2016 who were sold as weanlings at the November Sale are champion and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Nyquist, Beach Patrol (Secretariat), Bradester (Stephen Foster), Cavorting (Personal Ensign and Ogden Phipps), Drefong (Ketel One King’s Bishop), Mshawish (Donn), Sweet Loretta (Spinaway) and Union Strike (Del Mar Debutante).
Premier Two-Day Book 1 Catalog Opens Sale
The first two sessions of the November Sale comprise the premier Book 1 catalog. The format for the entire sale, which covers 13 sessions, is as follows:
Book 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 8-9) – Sessions begin at 11 a.m. ET.
Books 2-7 (Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 10-20) – Sessions begin at 10 a.m.