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2,547 Horses to Keeneland January

The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale runs from Jan. 7-13, 2008.

Keeneland has cataloged 2,547 horses for its 2008 January horses of all ages sale to be held Jan. 7-13, the sale company announced Nov. 21.

Of the horses to be offered, 1,201 are broodmares, 862 are yearlings, 482 are horses of racing age, and two are stallions. The catalog will be available online at beginning Dec. 4. Print catalogs will be available the week of Dec. 17.

“The January sale has developed a very international clientele with strong support from regional horsemen and as well as emerging market buyers,” Geoffrey Russell, director of sales for Keeneland, said in a statement.

This year, Keeneland will offer broodmares believed to be in foal to such leading stallions as A.P. Indy, Afleet Alex, Distorted Humor , Elusive Quality, Empire Maker , Forestry, Fusaichi Pegasus , Giant’s Causeway, Malibu Moon , Mineshaft , Mr. Greeley, Posse, Smart Strike, Speightstown , Storm Cat, Street Cry, Successful Appeal , Tale of the Cat , Unbridled’s Song, and Vindication, among others.

In 2007, the January sale realized a record gross of $72,868,200, and was highlighted by the sale of grade I winners Point Ashley and Downthedustyroad for a respective $1.8 million and $1.5 million.

Stakes-winning alumni of the January sale include 2007 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dominican; 2007 Super Derby (gr. II) winner Going Ballistic; 2007 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Bridge Game; 2007 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Roshani; and 2007 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Dance Away Capote.