Keeneland Catalogs 125 for April Sale
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 11:18:51 AM
Last Updated: 3/1/2014 2:53:13 PM

Photo: Keeneland Photo

Keeneland has cataloged 125 juveniles for its April 2-year-olds in training sale beginning at 4 p.m. EST April 7. A preview show is scheduled for April 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The interactive April sale catalog will be available online at Keeneland.com March 4. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 17.

The April sale, first held in 1993, has produced more classic winners than any other 2-year-old sale, the most recent being 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice  .

"The April Sale gives buyers the opportunity to select quality, ready-made horses," said Keeneland vice president of sales Walt Robertson in a release. "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  ."

So far in 2014, April Sale graduates include graded stakes winners Summer Front (Ft. Lauderdale, gr. II) and Vinceremos (Sam F. Davis, gr. III). Another is grade I-placed runner Normandy Invasion, who won his Feb. 22 return to competition at Gulfstream Park and is expected to be a factor in this year's handicap division.

The 2014 April Sale has cataloged 76 colts and 49 fillies that represent 54 stallions. Among the freshmen sires with progeny in the sale are Blame  , Eskendereya  , Lookin At Lucky, and Quality Road  . Leading sires who are represented include Galileo (IRE), 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  .

Keeneland will stream the preview show and the April sale at Keeneland.com. Fans can follow sale activities via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@keenelandsales, using #KEEAPRIL).



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