Agent Andrew Cary went to $350K for Call to Service, $300K for Munnings’ Finest
Coteau Grove Farms took home two mares in foal to Spendthrift Farm’s Authentic from the first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Jan. 11, hoping to cash in big on the 2020 Horse of the Year, whose first foals are due this year.
Authentic led first-season stallions as a covering sire in 2021 with an average of $408,542 from 24 mares sold, and continued that momentum Tuesday. Late in the session, Cary Bloodstock’s Andrew Cary signed the ticket as agent for the second time for Coteau Grove, which went to $350,000 for Call to Service (Hip 424). The 6-year-old To Honor and Serve mare was consigned by Sequel New York, agent. She is out of Game for More (More Than Ready ), whose current 3-year-old, Giant Game , was third in the Nov. 5 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1) at Del Mar. Game for More has also produced Isotherm , a multiple graded stakes winner, and grade 1-placed Gio Game .
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Winter weather forces start of sale to be pushed back one day.
Due to a winter storm and hazardous travel conditions in Kentucky, Keeneland has shifted all operations related to its January Horses of All Ages Sale back one day and moved the start of the sale to Jan. 11.
The sale will end Jan. 14. All sessions will begin at 10 a.m. ET.
The January sale previously was scheduled to run Jan. 10-13, Monday through Thursday. It will now take place Tuesday through Friday.
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Court Vision produced the second highest win payout in Breeders’ Cup history
Not every offering at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale can be found at the end of a shank.
Friday’s closing session of the January auction will feature Hip 1671S, a lifetime breeding right to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and veteran stallion Court Vision, who began his stud career in Ontario, relocated to Spendthrift Farm’s Kentucky base, then was moved to Acadiana Equine at Copper Crowne in Opelousas, La., for the 2017 breeding season. It’ll be the first time a stallion share, season, or breeding right has been offered at a Keeneland sale in nearly a decade.
Canadian horseman Sean Fitzhenry purchased the lifetime breeding right to Court Vision when the son of Gulch retired to Park Stud in Ontario in 2012, and he continued to support the stallion when he was moved to Kentucky in 2016. However, the breeding right had gone unused since Court Vision was sold to a group based in Louisiana and relocated to the state.
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