Irish Cherry's $2.7-million price leads the way as gross and average rise at Keeneland.

Irish Cherry's $2.7-million price leads the way as gross and average rise at Keeneland.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Keeneland Catalogues 191 for April

The Keeneland April 2-year-old sale will be held April 8-9 at 7 p.m.

Keeneland has cataloged 191 horses for its upcoming April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which this year will span two evening sessions, April 8-9. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. ET each day.

 A PDF version of the catalog is now available on Keeneland’s website.  Printed catalogs will be mailed the week of March 3.
Prospective buyers will have an opportunity to see the two-year-olds perform under tack during a one-day preview show, to be held April 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
“We are very excited about the changes in date and format, which will make the sale more convenient for horsemen,” said Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland’s director of sales. “First, we’ve moved the dates forward on the calendar to Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) week, when many horsemen are already here. Secondly, we have scheduled only one Preview Show, as preferred by all. And finally, we believe that dividing the sale into two sessions will allow buyers more time to evaluate the horses.”
Keeneland will stream live coverage of the Preview Day works, as well as both sessions of the April Sale, on its website at
Prominent stallions represented by 2008 April Sale juveniles include Arch, Cozzene, Distorted Humor , Dixie Union, Dynaformer, Elusive Quality, Empire Maker , Forestry, Fusaichi Pegasus , Giant's Causeway , Gone West, Harlan's Holiday, Hennessy, Malibu Moon , Maria’s Mon, Mineshaft , More Than Ready , Mr. Greeley, Posse, Proud Citizen, Pulpit, Seeking the Gold, Silver Deputy, Sky Mesa , Storm Cat, Stormy Atlantic , Street Cry, Tale of the Cat , Unbridled's Song, and Vindication, among others.
Among those freshman sires with two-year-olds cataloged are Birdstone , Canadian Frontier, Cuvee, Domestic Dispute, Johar, Lion Heart, Medaglia d'Oro , Pleasantly Perfect, Read the Footnotes, Saarland, Smarty Jones , Speightstown , Strong Hope, and Tapit , among others.