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The World’s Stage

Each November, buyers from all corners of the globe travel to Keeneland to shop the world’s best selection of breeding stock—from stakes winning fillies, to stakes-producing mares in foal to leading sires, to weanlings by today’s best stallions. As the world’s largest breeding stock sale, Keeneland November establishes the market for the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

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Leading the Bloodstock Market

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale establishes the market for the Thoroughbred breeding industry. Recent results include:


Horses sold for $1 million or more in 2016

3 Years

Each of the last 3 years, Keeneland November sold the highest-priced mare at public auction in North America


The highest-priced Thoroughbred sold at public auction worldwide in 2016


2016 Gross Sales

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The Depth of Keeneland’s Buying Bench

Each year Keeneland travels to 25+ countries and invests more than $700,000 toward international market development.



This year-round international outreach strategy resulted in $130 million in Thoroughbred exports across the world over the last two years.

In 2016


Countries represented by buyers


Individual buyers spent $1 million+ at Keeneland


Individual buyers at Keeneland

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Guided By Our Mission

Keeneland’s commitment to both sales and racing benefits all who buy, sell and race here. Your participation at Keeneland leads to direct reinvestment in the Thoroughbred industry. Keeneland’s annual auctions continue to advance our founding mission, as profits are reinvested in one of the richest purse structures in North America, plus support of industry initiatives and global market development


Amount contributed by Keeneland Sales to racing purses over the last five years, above what is required per our horsemen agreements

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