Vance Dispersal Will Begin at Keeneland April

The Thoroughbred holdings of the estate of Jeanne G. Vance, owner of 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Lemon Drop Kid, will be dispersed this year beginning with 11 offerings at the Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale.

Vance died Dec. 14 at her home in Manalapan, Fla. Among the Vance dispersal offerings at Keeneland will be several of her high-priced yearling purchases from last year. These include a colt from the first crop of Fusaichi Pegasus out of Rokeby Rosie, named Foxglove, who Vance bought for $900,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

The April dispersal will also include horses by such sires as Lemon Drop Kid , Deputy Minister, Storm Cat, Danzig, A.P. Indy, and Kingmambo.

The entire Vance dispersal will be made up of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age. Vance bought five yearlings, all colts, at public auction in 2003. These include On The River (Grand Slam -Lilac's Star) purchased for $550,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga; Evangelism (Pulpit-Willa Joe), who brought $500,000 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July; and Gingerbread Man (Lemon Drop Kid-Brookshield Baby), a $400,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase.

Trainer Bill Mott and Kevin Hartigan of Cashel Stud will work with Eaton Sales to bring the horses to auction in racing condition.