The estate of the late Edward P. "Ned" Evans, who bred more than 100 stakes winners, including 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam and multiple Grade I stakes winner Quality Road, will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares and racing stock at Keeneland's September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales.
Lane's End Farm will act as agent for the complete dispersal, with the exception of Quality Road, which will continue to stand at Lane's End. The approximately 250 horses will be sold without reserve. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Edward P. Evans Charitable Foundation.
Evans, who operated Spring Hill Farm in Virginia for 40 years, died Dec. 31 at age 68.
"The Evans dispersal will offer breeding stock from families not previously available on the commercial market," said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. "This will be a unique opportunity for Keeneland and horsemen worldwide."
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In 2010, Evans ranked seventh among North American owners with stable earnings of $3.6 million.
In addition to Quality Road, Evans counted among his other homebred stakes winners Gygistar, Tap Dance, Cat's At Home, Minstrella and With Ability.