02/27/2014 11:06AM

Keeneland catalogs 125 for April 2-year-olds in training sale


Keeneland announced Thursday that the catalog for its April 2-year-olds in training sale will feature 125 horses.

The one-day sale will be held in Lexington, Ky., on Monday, April 7, beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern. The presale under-tack show will commence on Thursday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m.

The online catalog will be available via Keeneland’s website on March 4, while print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 17.

“The April Sale gives buyers the opportunity to select quality, ready-made horses,” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “This sale has a proven record of producing top performers, with graduates including recent classic winners Palace Malice and Big Brown and classic winner and champion Lookin At Lucky.”

This year’s edition of the Keeneland April sale features 76 colts and 49 fillies that represent 54 stallions. The catalog is 9 percent smaller than last year’s sale, which featured 137 offerings.

Among the freshman sires with offerings in the Keeneland April catalog are Blame, Eskendereya, Lookin At Lucky, and Quality Road.

Leading international sire Galileo, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, Indian Charlie, Kitten’s Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Pioneerof the Nile, Smart Strike, Speightstown, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song, and War Front also have juveniles scheduled for the sale.