Groupie Doll Heads Keeneland November Catalog
Champion Groupie Doll, some recent grade I-winning fillies, and Eblouissante, half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, are among the 3,602 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2013 November breeding stock sale Nov. 5-14.
Catalogs will be available electronically via Keeneland's website, Keeneland.com, beginning Oct. 1. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of Oct. 14.
The total includes 1,739 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,364 weanlings, 481 horses of racing age, 10 yearlings, and eight stallions.
"This year's November sale catalog is particularly exceptional, offering a unique selection of grade I stakes-winning fillies and young, graded stakes-performing mares," Keeneland vice president of sales Walt Robertson said. "These broodmare prospects are highly prized by breeding operations around the world."
Some of the accomplished young fillies and mares cataloged include champion sprinter Groupie Doll, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) and 2013 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) in track-record time; and recent grade I winners Byrama, Daisy Devine, Executiveprivilege, Lady of Fifty, Lady of Shamrock, and Summer Soiree, who is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro .
The November sale also will be highlighted by the dispersal of E. Paul Robsham Stables, consigned by Lane's End, agent, and the dispersal of Eric Kronfeld, consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent. Robsham's dispersal consists of 24 mares, weanlings, and yearlings and features grade I winners Awesome Maria, in foal to Giant's Causeway , and R Heat Lightning, in foal to Bernardini . The Kronfeld dispersal includes Eblouissante, the winning half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta.
A number of horses of racing age will be sold Nov. 12 and include consignments from WinStar Racing, agent, and Adena Springs, agent.
The November sale includes mares in foal to 206 of the world's most prominent stallions, among them Algorithms , Arch , Awesome Again , Bernardini, Blame , Bodemeister , Candy Ride , Distorted Humor , Drosselmeyer , Elusive Quality , First Defence , Frankel, Galileo, Giant's Causeway, Harlan's Holiday, Kitten's Joy , Lemon Drop Kid , Lonhro, Lookin At Lucky , Medaglia d'Oro, Midnight Lute , More Than Ready , Pioneerof the Nile , Quality Road , Scat Daddy , Shackleford , Smart Strike , Speightstown , Spring At Last , Stay Thirsty , Stormy Atlantic , Street Cry (IRE), Tapit , The Factor , Tiznow , To Honor and Serve , Trappe Shot , Unbridled's Song, Uncle Mo , Union Rags , and War Front .
Cataloged weanlings represent 192 top stallions such as Arch, Awesome Again, Bernardini, Blame, Candy Ride, Cape Blanco, Dansili, Distorted Humor, Drosselmeyer, Elusive Quality, Empire Maker, Fastnet Rock, Galileo, Giant's Causeway, Gio Ponti , Harlan's Holiday, Kitten's Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Lonhro, Lookin At Lucky, Malibu Moon , Medaglia d'Oro, Midnight Lute, More Than Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, Pulpit, Quality Road, Scat Daddy, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry, Street Sense , Tapit, Tiznow, Trappe Shot, Unbridled's Song, and War Front.
Prominent November sale alumni sold as weanlings include such 2013 standouts as No Nay Never, winner of the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville and the Norfolk (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot, and Hakeem, winner of the Kayarel in Turkey.
Grade/group II winners in 2013 include recent November sale graduates Alberts Hope, Bashart, Cyber Secret, Dark Cove, Flashback , Ive Struck a Nerve , Lady of Shamrock, Open Water, Solid Appeal, and War Dancer.
This year's grade/group III winners that are recent alumni of the November sale include Channel Lady, Debt Ceiling, Devious Intent, Dunkin Bend, Falling Sky, Nellie Cashman, Prayer for Relief, and Title Contender.
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