03/11/2011 4:42PM

Keeneland sales to have Evans dispersal


The late Edward P. Evans’s bloodstock, numbering about 250 horses, will be dispersed this year at Keeneland’s September yearling and November breeding stock sales, Keeneland announced late Friday afternoon.

This will be a complete dispersal with the exception of Quality Road, who will continue to stand at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. Quality Road entered stud this year.

Lane’s End will be the consigning agent for the dispersal at both auctions.

According to the announcement, the estate will offer the horses without reserve. Proceeds will benefit the Edward P. Evans Charitable Foundation.

“The Evans dispersal will offer breeding stock from families not previously available on the commercial market,” said Keeneland’s vice-president of sales, Walt Robertson. “This will be a unique opportunity for Keeneland and horsemen worldwide.”