Keeneland catalogs 125 horses for April 2-year-old sales

Feb 27th, 2014 | By TrackSide View | Category: Racetrack Reports

keenelandsmall275webAmy Owens
Keeneland Association Inc.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland has cataloged 125 juveniles for its 2014 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m. (ET). A Preview Show is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The interactive April Sale catalog will be available online at on Tuesday, 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 (G1) winner Palace Malice.

“The April Sale gives buyers the opportunity to select quality, ready-made horses,” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “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 stakes winners Summer Front (Ft. Lauderdale- G2), Vinceremos (Sam F. Davis- G3) and Warm Breeze (Happy Ticket). Another is Normandy Invasion, who won his Feb. 22 return to competition at Gulfstream and is expected to be a factor in this year’s handicap division. Undefeated Onlyforyou, winner of Gulfstream’s Davona Dale (G2) on Feb. 22 and a leading point-earner on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), was cataloged to the 2013 April Sale.

Successful April Sale alumni in 2013 include Bashart (With Anticipation- G2), Cigar Street (Skip Away-G3), Summer Front (Miami Mile-G3 and Cliff Hanger-G3), What a Name (IRE) (Prix Impudence-G3) and Winning Cause (Coolmore Lexington-G3).

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.

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