Keeneland today announced it will hold an April Horses of Racing Age Sale on Monday, April 26, at the start of Kentucky Derby Week. The April Sale will be conducted as an integrated event, with live auctioneers at Keeneland, and horses presented for sale both physically at Keeneland as well as at off-site locations, at the option of the sellers and consignors. Keeneland will continue to provide internet bidding for buyers who wish to bid remotely.
“Keeneland is excited to have the April Sale to showcase horses in training during the racing season,” Keeneland President, CEO and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “Our goal with this innovative format is to provide flexibility for both buyers and sellers. For their convenience, buyers may attend the sale or participate via the internet. Sellers have the option to send their horses to Keeneland or keep them at the race track where they are in training. We hope this unique marketplace facilitates vibrant trade.”
Entries for the April Sale will be taken March 1 through April 5.
An enhanced digital-only catalog – which will include walking videos, racing videos, past performances and other information – will be available April 13 via Keeneland.com.
In 2019, April Horses in Training Sale graduate Higher Power sold for $250,000 and went on to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) while amassing career earnings exceeding $1.5 million. The April Sale was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.