Keeneland to Offer Record Number of Horses in January

(Edited Keeneland press release)

Keeneland has cataloged a record 2,508 horses for its 2006 January horses of all ages sale. The total is 435 more than the previous record of 2,073 cataloged last year. The 2006 sale will span seven days, Jan. 9- Jan. 16, compared to six days last year.

Sale sessions begin at 10 a.m. each day.

The total number consists of 1,290 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 924 yearlings, 268 horses of racing age and 22 stallions or stallion prospects and 4 stallion shares.

Last year's sale posted the third-highest gross in the history of this auction. Gross sales totaled $53,418,00 for 1,361 horses. The average price was $39,249, and the median was $13,000. Top price of the sale was $1,350,000 paid by Eaton Sales, as agent, for Cozzene's Angel, the dam multiple stakes winner Toccet. Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, as agent, consigned the mare, who was pregnant to Pulpit.