Keeneland has cataloged 137 juveniles for its 2013 April 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held April 8, at 4 p.m. ET. A preview show is scheduled for April 4 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The interactive April Sale catalog will be available online at Keeneland.com the week of March 4. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18.
The April sale has produced three classic winners during its 20-year history: Preakness (gr. I) winner and champion Lookin At Lucky ; Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness winner and champion Big Brown ; and Kentucky Derby and Belmont (gr. I) winner and champion Thunder Gulch . Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners Keeper Hill and Gal in a Ruckus also came out of the sale.
Recent graded stakes-winning April sale alumni include Golden Ticket (deadheat 2012 Travers Stakes, gr. I); Love and Pride (2012 Personal Ensign Handicap, gr. I, and Zenyatta Stakes, gr. I); Balance the Books (2012 With Anticipation Stakes, gr. IIT); and What a Name, joint champion 2-year-old in France.
"The April sale has a track record of producing 'Saturday horses,'" said Keeneland vice president of sales Walt Robertson in a release. "It is a select group of juveniles from which buyers can find a top-quality, ready-made racehorse."
Juveniles representing 66 stallions have been consigned to the April Sale, highlighted by such leading sires as 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.
Keeneland will stream the entire April sale and preview show at www.Keeneland.com.