Keeneland April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale is Sunday

April 27, 2023

Sixteen horses are latest supplements

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Keeneland’s April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, which has cataloged several horses coming off victories earlier this month, will be held Sunday, April 30. The sale, which begins at 4 p.m. ET, will be livestreamed on

Because the April Sale kicks off Kentucky Derby (G1) week in the Bluegrass, Keeneland will celebrate this exciting time before the auction begins. From 2-4 p.m. in the Sales Pavilion, patrons will enjoy complimentary hospitality, including a lineup of specialty bloody marys, pub grub and snacks.

A total of 114 horses are cataloged to the auction, including 16 horses in the latest round of supplements. Keeneland will accept approved supplemental entries to the April Sale until the sale date.

Click here for the enhanced digital catalog on The catalog, also available through the Equineline Sales Catalog 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. 

A printed catalog for the 80 horses initially cataloged in the sale is available at Keeneland. A supplemental catalog will be available just prior to the sale.

Latest supplements include recent winners

Among the 16 horses in the latest group of supplements to the April Sale are these runners:

Campton, a 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, who won a maiden special weight at Lone Star Park on April 13. Out of the stakes-placed Dynaformer mare Samiam, he is from the family of Grade 2 winner Well Monied and Grade 3 winners Economic Model, Happy American, Will’s Secret and Gibberish. Campton is consigned by Grovendale Sales, agent.

Hibernacle, a 2-year-old filly by Hootenanny, who on April 12 won her debut by 7½ lengths at Keeneland. Hunter Valley Farm, agent, consigns Hibernacle, whose dam is Searchingforahero, by Officer.

Mamba Wamba (IRE), a winning, 5-year-old daughter of Mehmas who has placed in stakes in England and the U.S. In February, she was third in the Ladies’ Turf Sprint S. at Gulfstream Park. Out of the winning Holy Roman Emperor mare Mistress of Rome, Mamba Wamba is consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

Peaceful Waters, a 4-year-old son of Dialed In, who earned a 92 Beyer when he captured a Keeneland allowance race on April 16 in his 2023 debut. A half-brother to stakes winner The Grass Is Blue, Peaceful Waters is out of the winning, stakes-placed mare Shine Softly, by Aldebaran. Peaceful Waters, who is consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, is from the family of champion Soaring Softly, Grade 2 winner Manitoulin and stakes winner Much Rejoicing.

Catalog features additional April winners

Several horses cataloged to the April Sale are coming off victories during Keeneland’s Spring Meet and elsewhere:

Balantyne, a 4-year-old gelding by Tapit who won a maiden special weight race at Aqueduct on April 22. Out of Grade 3 winner Graeme Six, by Graeme Hall, he is a full brother to Grade 3 winner Delightful Joy and a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Cali Star and stakes winner Seymourdini. Balantyne is consigned by ELiTE, agent.

Class Actor, a 3-year-old colt by Ghostzapper who opened his career by winning a maiden special weight race at Keeneland on April 22. Consigned by ELiTE, agent, he is out of the Distorted Humor mare Acting Class and is a half-brother to Grade 2-placed winner Classy Act. Class Actor is from the family of champion Tempera.

Hot Little Thing, a 3-year-old stakes-winning filly by Army Mule who scored a 6½-length victory on April 18 in an open allowance race at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Out of the Uncle Mo mare Bouffant, she is from the family of stakes winners Robbie’s Gal and Icon Ike. Highgate Sales, agent, consigns Hot Little Thing.

Ocean City, a 3-year-old colt by American Pharoah who is a half-brother to champion Jackie’s Warrior, on April 20 at Keeneland scored a 1¼-length victory in a 1-mile maiden special weight race on the turf. Consigned by Highgate Sales, agent, he is out of Unicorn Girl, a winning daughter of A. P. Five Hundred.

Talladega, a 3-year-old colt by Into Mischief, who defeated older horses in an Oaklawn Park allowance race on April 8 by 2¾ lengths and earned an 85 Beyer. Out of the winning Yes It’s True mare Thin Disguise, he is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Holiday Disguise, stakes winner Midnight Disguise and Grade 1-placed Forest Caraway. Talladega, who is from the family of Grade 3 winner Naughty New Yorker and stakes winner Pupil, is consigned by ELiTE, agent for WinStar Racing.

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.

Online and phone 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.

Visit for operations details related to the sale.

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

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