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Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age sale is Monday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland will conduct its innovative April Horses of Racing Age sale on Monday, April 26, beginning at 1 p.m.  A total of 78 horses have been cataloged to the auction, which will be conducted as an integrated event with live auctioneers at Keeneland and with horses presented for sale both physically at Keeneland and at off-site locations. Buyers who do not attend the sale may use online bidding to participate remotely.

Vibrant trade at Keeneland’s 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale produced a $46.8 million gross, the highest since 2008, a record average and a record-tying median, reflecting continuation of the demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen at 2018’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale.

The April Sale will be livestreamed on Keeneland.com.

Click here for the enhanced digital-only catalog on Keeneland.com. The catalog, also available through the Equibase iPad app, includes pedigrees, Equibase past performances and race videos, Daily Racing Form past performances, and Ragozin and Thoro-Graph figures. Consignors may upload photographs and walking videos.

Among the horses cataloged in the sale are these winners during the 2021 Keeneland Spring Meet:

  • American Bound (Hip 40), a 2-year-old filly by American Freedom who was an impressive winner on April 2 to open her career. She is consigned by Joe Sharp, agent.
  • A Thing of Beauty (Hip 41), a 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini who won 1 1/8-mile maiden turf race on April 7. She is consigned by ELiTE, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • Baytown Frosty (Hip 77), a 2-year-old colt by Frosted who won April 18. He is consigned by McEntee Racing.
  • Brooke Marie (Hip 48), a 5-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid who won a 5½-furlong allowance race on turf on April 17. Consigned by ELiTE, agent, she is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

The catalog includes these horses who are coming off wins at other tracks:

  • Don’t Call Me Mary (Hip 52), a 4-year-old daughter of El Padrino consigned by ELiTE, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
  • I’ll Make It Coach (Hip 64), a 3-year-old filly by Tonalist consigned by KatieRich Farms. She is cataloged as a racing prospect.

Three horses in the catalog are located off site:

  • Avenue de France (FR) (Hip 42), a 4-year-old winning daughter of Cityscape (GB) consigned by ELiTE, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect. She is at Santa Anita with trainer Leo Powell.
  • Hip 56, an unnamed 2-year-old colt by Quality Road-Fashion’s Flight, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent, he is from the family of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner New Year’s Day and Grade 2 winner Mohaymen. The colt is at Harris Training Center in Morristown, Fla.
  • Captivance (IRE) (Hip 78), a 3-year-old daughter of Gleneagles (IRE) who won her career debut on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. Consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by Eaton Sales, agent for Stonestreet Stables, the filly is at Stonestreet Training Center in Summerfield, Fla.

Keeneland will show a video of the off-site horses on Keeneland.com and on TV monitors.