02/27/2013 12:53PM

Keeneland catalogs 137 horses for April 2-year-old sale


A total of 137 horses have been cataloged for this year’s Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held on Monday, April 8 in Lexington, Ky.

The one-day sale will commence at 4 p.m. Eastern. The presale under-tack show is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The online catalog will be available the week of March 4, while the print editions will be mailed the week of March 18.

Founded in 1993, the Keeneland April sale has produced five classic winners: Preakness Stakes winner and champion Lookin At Lucky; Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and champion Big Brown; Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner and champion Thunder Gulch; and Kentucky Oaks winners Keeper Hill and Gal in a Ruckus.

“The April sale has a track record of producing ‘Saturday horses,’ ” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “It is a select group of juveniles from which buyers can find a top-quality, ready-made racehorse.”

The catalog is 15 percent smaller than last year’s book, which featured 161 horses. This year’s sale includes juveniles from 66 stallions, including A. P. Indy, Arch, Bernardini, Distorted Humor, Empire Maker, Giant’s Causeway, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Indian Charlie, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Pulpit, Smart Strike, Street Sense, Tapit, Tiznow, Unbridled’s Song and War Front, among others.