Auction features innovative selling and buying options
Keeneland has cataloged 66 horses for its April Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Monday, April 26. The sale, which will begin at 1 p.m. ET and be
livestreamed on Keeneland.com, 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. Keeneland also will provide online bidding for buyers who wish to participate remotely.
Keeneland will continue to accept supplement entries to the April Sale until Thursday, April 22.
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.
“We are pleased with the interest among horsemen in returning the April Sale to the calendar after we had to cancel it last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Keeneland President, CEO and Interim Director of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “Its placement this year at the start of Kentucky Derby Week combined with the innovative digital catalog and remote selling options provide an exciting opportunity for people looking to enhance their racing operations.”
Participating consignors include ELiTE, Hunter Valley Farm, Indian Creek Farm, Lane’s End, Mill Ridge Sales, Stonestreet Stables, Taylor Made Sales and WinStar Racing. Among the horses ELiTE is offering are three horses that will be located at Santa Anita Park. The Stonestreet Stables entrants are stabled at Payson Park Training Center in Florida.
Another horse cataloged in the sale is the 2-year-old American Freedom filly American Bound, who was an impressive winner on the April 2 opening day of Keeneland’s Spring Meet.
Preparing for the April Sale
Buyers who plan to attend the April Sale or participate remotely should register for an account and establish credit within the Keeneland Sales Portal. Keeneland recommends doing so two weeks before the sale.
Online bidding available: Buyers may watch a real-time video view of the live sale and bid simultaneously from Keeneland’s online bidding platform accessible through their accounts in the Keeneland Sales Portal. Two options are available: a live, on-demand bid that occurs manually and a max bid, which allows the software to bid on your behalf up to a designated price.
The Keeneland Sales team is available to answer any questions about bidding options and the April Sale. Please contact Director of Sales Accounting Brent Hacker at 859 288-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.