Keeneland has cataloged 73 horses for its April Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Friday, Apr. 29 following the races on closing day of the Spring Meet. The sale, which will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET and be livestreamed on Keeneland.com, will be conducted as an integrated event, with live auctioneers at Keeneland and with horses presented for sale both physically at Keeneland and at off-site locations. Keeneland also will provide online and phone bidding for buyers who wish to participate remotely.
“We're really excited about hosting the April Sale as a complement to the Spring Meet this year,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “Racing in the afternoon and the sale in the evening will combine to showcase what Keeneland does best and provide a fantastic experience for our clients. The date of the sale should accommodate horsemen as they transition to summer racing.”
On Apr. 29, post time for Keeneland's first race will be 12:30 p.m. to accommodate 10 races, led by the featured GIII Bewitch S. The final race will go off at approximately 5:09 p.m., and the April Sale will begin around 6:30 p.m.
Highlights of the catalog include:
• Western River, a 3-year-old winning colt by Tapit who is a full brother to GI Belmont S. winner Creator and is being pointed at the May 14 GIII Peter Pan S. at Belmont
• Acting Out, a 5-year-old daughter of Blame who won the Apr. 2 Carousel S. at Oaklawn.
• Battle Bling, a stakes-winning 4-year-old daughter of Vancouver (Aus).
• Cazadero, a 4-year-old 'TDN Rising Star' son of Street Sense out of Grade 3 winner and millionaire Wild Gams who won the 2020 GIII Bashford Manor (G3) at Churchill Downs;
• Cowan, a 4-year-old stakes-winning colt by Kantharos who was second in the 2020 GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint and won the 2020 Duncan F. Kenner S.
• North Dakota, a 6-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro who is a half-brother to leading sire War Front and won the 2020 GIII Red Smith S.
• Sianara, a 4-year-old winning daughter of Malibu Moon who is a half-sister to MGSW 3-year-old Forbidden Kingdom (American Pharoah).
Keeneland will continue to accept approved supplemental entries to the April Sale until the sale date.
Click here for the enhanced digital catalog on Keeneland.com. The catalog, also available through the Equibase iPad app, includes pedigrees, Equibase past performances and race videos, Daily Racing Form past performances, and Ragozin and Thoro-Graph figures. Consignors may upload photographs and walking videos.
Print copies of the catalog will be available at Keeneland beginning April 18. A printed supplemental catalog also will be available prior to the sale.