Dear Clients and Friends,
I will once again be attending the world's largest breeding stock sale at Keeneland this November, inspecting and buying maiden and pregnant fillies and mares for Australian breeders.
Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale is unmatched in global stature and establishes the market for the Thoroughbred breeding industry. Each November, Keeneland offers a premier selection of stakes-winning fillies and stakes-producing mares in foal to the world's leading sires, and weanlings by today’s most fashionable stallions. The Keeneland November Sale is your best opportunity to discover top caliber bloodstock at the world’s largest and most influential breeding stock sale.
Most relevant to the Australian racing and breeding industry is the significant commercial and racetrack success born from North American bred broodmares in our country. Australian bred horses hailing from American mares have returned their breeders highly commercial returns in the sales ring and gone on to win many of our major stakes races year after year (see link below for recent examples).
By some of the world's best sires and from internationally acclaimed families, the American mare we look for at this sale has speed, bone and quality, and in my opinion is more relevant to our local industry than the alternative of purchasing breeding stock in Europe. Australian breeders can choose whether to buy a young mare in foal to a first season or proven sire, foaling down and selling the weanling at next year's November sale or simply buy a filly or mare off the track for immediate transport back to Australia prior to Christmas. With over 2,000 quality fillies and mares on offer, the sale offers Australian breeders a smorgasbord of breeding stock at all budgets.
I implore you to peruse through the sale catalogue (via link below) or alternatively request a shortlist of mares post inspection. For specific requests of type of filly or mare, email or call me at your convenience to discuss the catalogue and valuations on particular offerings. I will be in Melbourne attending Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day and am available to discuss the sale with those interested in buying at the sale.
I look forward to seeing and speaking with many of you over the next few days. If you have runners I wish you the very best of luck!