Keeneland announced today that it has expanded the 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features two-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age.
The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the nine stakes that weekend are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both classic prep races.
“Keeneland’s Spring Meet is a convergence of horsemen heading home from their winter bases,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “The addition of a horses of racing age component to the April Sale complements our racing program and offers variety to buyers in town for opening weekend.”
Entry deadline for the online horses of racing age catalog is Friday, March 15. Supplemental entries will be accepted after that deadline.
Entries for the two-year-olds in training catalog close Saturday, Feb. 1.
Keeneland conducted the April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale from 1993-2014. The sale has been on hiatus since 2015. At the 2014 April Sale, future champions Lady Eli and Roy H were sold.