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Keeneland Catalogs Over 3,700 Horses for November Breeding Stock Sale
Kentucky Ag Connection - 10/16/2020

Keeneland has cataloged 3,777 horses for the November Breeding Stock Sale, which opens Nov. 9, two days after Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the second time.

Buyers will be able to participate in the auction remotely through online and telephone bidding options successfully introduced at the September Yearling Sale, while the new bidding location at the Show Barn next to the Sales Pavilion again will be available to allow for proper social distancing.

Keeneland's COVID-19 protocols for the November Sale will be similar to those used for the September Sale.

For the November Sale, a total of 1,832 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,404 weanlings, 531 horses of racing age and 10 stallions have been cataloged. Keeneland will continue to accept supplemental entries for the premier Book 1 and for the horses of racing age segment of the sale.

The November Sale catalog is online on Keeneland.com. Print catalogs will be mailed Oct. 19.

"The November Sale is a globally important source of premium bloodstock, and the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland immediately beforehand will only heighten the excitement surrounding the sale," Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. "This year's catalog features a number of unique offerings, led by stakes-winning fillies, among them ones scheduled to compete in the Breeders' Cup, and stakes-producing mares in foal to leading sires. Weanlings are another important segment of the November Sale, and we are especially excited to see members of the first crop of foals by undefeated 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Meanwhile, the portion of the sale dedicated to horses of racing age has proven very popular with trainers."

The November Sale will span 10 sessions, two fewer than in 2019. The format is as follows:

Book 1 -- Nov. 9. Session begins at noon ET. A total of 244 horses are cataloged.

All remaining sessions begin at 10 a.m.:

Book 2-6 -- Nov. 10 through Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Horses of racing age highlight sessions on Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17. They represent such leading consignors as ELiTE, Lane's End, Paramount Sales, Taylor Made Sales Agency and WinStar Farm.

Keeneland will livestream the entire November Sale at Keeneland.com.

Prospective buyers who attend the November Sale or participate in the auction remotely have a number of ways to prepare. The first step is to register for an account and establish credit within the Keeneland Sales Portal. Keeneland recommends doing so two weeks before the sale.

Remote bidding options at Keeneland sales integrate directly with the live auction experience in real time, just as if a buyer were standing in the Sales Pavilion.

Online bidding: Buyers may watch a real-time video view of the live sale and bid simultaneously from Keeneland's online bidding platform accessible through their accounts in the Keeneland Sales Portal.

Phone bidding: Buyers can use the Keeneland Sales Portal to participate in bidding on horses in the November Sale by phone. Please notify Keeneland at least 24 hours prior to bidding. A Keeneland representative will call back prior to the bidding.

The Keeneland Sales team is available to answer any questions about expanded bidding options and the November Sale. Please contact Director of Sales Accounting Brent Hacker at (859) 288-4231 or bhacker@keeneland.com.


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