The January horses of all ages sale isn’t Keeneland’s premier mixed auction. That distinction belongs to the November breeding stock sale.
But just because its offerings aren’t as flashy doesn’t mean there won’t be horses that are tempting to buyers in the first major Thoroughbred auction of 2011, which will be held Jan. 10-14 in Lexington.
The two most recent winners of Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), Negligee and Wickedly Perfect, are scheduled to go through the sale ring on the auction’s opening day. Negligee, who captured the 2009 edition of the Alcibiades and is a Canadian champion, will be offered by John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, as Hip No. 125. Wickedly Perfect, who triumphed in the 2010 Alcibiades, is Hip No. 245 in Robert and Blythe Clay’s Three Chimneys Sales consignment, which will offer her as agent.