(Edited press release)
Keeneland has catalogued a record total of 265 horses for its sale of 2-year-olds in training on April 13 in Lexington. The total is three more than the previous record of 262 catalogued for last year's sale. The total includes 11 horses -- 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age -- that are part of a dispersal from the Estate of Jeanne G. Vance.
There will be one session, starting at 1:30 p.m. (EST). Keeneland will again partner with Post Time Technologies to show the sale live on its Web site at www.keeneland.com.
Under track shows are scheduled for April 5 and 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The workouts will be videotaped and made available for viewing on televisions in the sales pavilion and at www.keeneland.com.
TVG will air a special 90-minute preview show, sponsored by the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors, on March 23 at 10:30 p.m and Wednesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. It will take a closer look at some of the top prospects cataloged for the sale. TVG also will rebroadcast the first series of workouts from the first preview day (Monday, April 5) at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7 and again on Sunday, April 11.
Stallions with offspring in this year's sale include Cat Thief, Deputy Minister, High Yield, Old Trieste, Pulpit, Rahy, Seattle Slew, Stravinsky, Tale of the Cat, Thunder Gulch and Unbridled's Song.
Keeneland's 2003 April sale had a record gross of $21,440,000 for the 128 horses sold compared to the previous record of $18,560,000 for 123 horses in 1999. The average price in 2003 was $167,500, second only to the record of $174,015 set in 2002.
The catalog is available online at www.Keeneland.com.