11/29/2012 5:11PM

Keeneland catalogs 1,893 for January sale

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Keeneland has cataloged 1,893 horses for its January horses of all ages sale, to be held Jan. 7-11. The sale consists of 832 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 731 yearlings, 327 horses of racing age, two stallions, and one share in Corinthian.

At this year’s five-day January sale, 1,021 horses sold for a total of $25,250,350, a 5.7 percent increase when compared with 2011. The average price was $24,731, and the median was $7,500.

The 2013 January sale will feature the dispersal of Issam Fares’ Fares Farm. The 80-horse consignment is highlighted by Canadian champion Embur’s Song, in foal to Giant’s Causeway; Deputy Saint, a half-sister to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, in foal to Lemon Drop Kid; and a yearling half-sister to Curlin by Distorted Humor. Lane’s End Farm is agent for the dispersal.

Among recent January sale alumni are numerous graded stakes winners, including 2012 Grade 1 winners Love Theway Youare and Willy Beamin and Grade 2 winners Bern Identity and Twilight Eclipse.

The interactive January sale catalog will be accessible online at www.keeneland.com on Dec. 4. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of Dec. 17.