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200+ Horses In Edward Evans US Dispersal
In the US sale ring, “one of the biggest events of the 2011 thoroughbred auction season will be the complete dispersal of stock owned by the late Edward P. 'Ned' Evans (who died late last year & owned Spring Hill Farm in Virginia)” reported bloodhorse.com. Lane’s End will consign the more than 200 horses, which will be divided between Keeneland’s September yearling & November breeding stock sales in Lexington. Keeneland has released a special catalogue for the dispersal, which will offer Gr1-winners including Buster's Ready, Cat Moves, Christmas Kid, Malibu Prayer, Raging Fever & Summer Colony. Lane’s End principal Bill Farish declared: “While it’s an enormously impressive catalogue of horses, seeing an operation like this disbanded is sad. Ned experienced so much success & unlike with some dispersals, things are really peaking right now as the horses are about to be sold. There is so much going on in those pedigrees that makes the dispersal very enticing to buyers. You can’t help but pick up that catalogue & think: What can I get out of there?” Evans (who bred more than 200 stakes-winners) was recognised by the US Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association as Virginia’s Breeder-Of-The-Year 9 times, as well as TOBA’s National Breeder-Of-The-Year in 2009. Evans bred 2005 US Horse-Of-The-Year Saint Liam, plus bred & raced 4-time Gr1-winning sire Quality Road (who won’t be offered in the dispersal, but will continue to stand at Lane’s End Farm).