Keeneland Catalogs 111 Horses for April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

April 16, 2024

Approved Supplements Will Be Accepted Until April 26 Auction

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Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Keeneland has cataloged 111 horses for its April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, to be held Friday, April 26 following the races on closing day of the Spring Meet. Click here for the online catalog.

Keeneland will accept approved supplemental entries to the April Sale until the sale date.

On April 26, post time for Keeneland’s first race will be 12:30 p.m. to accommodate 10 races, led by the featured $300,000 Bewitch (G3) Presented by Keeneland Sales. The final race will go off at approximately 5:09 p.m., and the April Sale will begin at 6:30 p.m. The auction will livestreamed on

“The April Sale will benefit from the excitement generated by our Spring Meet and the fact that all eyes of the racing world are on the Bluegrass at this time of year,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “The auction is well placed on the calendar because in many ways the summer racing season begins when the final race of our Spring Meet is run. Buyers will find tremendous opportunities to add to their stables at this sale on the eve of Kentucky Derby week.”

Horses entered in the sale include more than a dozen winners of their most recent races and more than 20 horses that have earned 80+ Beyer Speed Figures in their last starts. The catalog is dominated by lightly raced stock with 69 entries that have four or fewer starts.

Among the most accomplished horses cataloged in the sale are:

  • Dana’s Beauty, a 6-year-old daughter of Not This Time who has won her past two races, most recently the Latonia S. (L) by 2¾ lengths on March 23. She is out of the winning City Zip mare City Siren, a half-sister to recent Keeneland stakes winner Bo Cruz, who took the Commonwealth S. (G3), and from the family of Preakness (G1) winner and sire Cloud Computing.
  • Dynamic One, a 6-year-old horse by Union Rags who captured the Suburban S. (G2) and was second in the Wood Memorial S. (G2) Presented by Resorts World Casino and Ben Ali (G3). From the family of Racing Hall of Famer Personal Ensign, Dynamic One is entered in Keeneland’s Ben Ali S. (G3) on April 20.
  • Escapologist, a 4-year-old colt by Good Magic coming off a victory in a March 30 allowance optional claimer at Oaklawn Park, where he earned a 93 Beyer. He is out of the winning After Market mare Revealing Moment, a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winer Belle Gallantey.
  • Expected Value, a 4-year-old colt by Flatter who won his most recent race at Aqueduct in March. His dam is stakes winner Midnight Visit, by Henny Hughes.
  • Fuerteventura, a 5-year-old gelding by Summer Front who is a multiple stakes winner and Grade 3-placed runner. In March, he took the Cotton Fitzsimmons S. on turf at Turf Paradise.
  • Noted, a multiple stakes-winning and Grade 2-placed 3-year-old colt by Cairo Prince. Out of the winning Proud Citizen mare Sea View Millie, he is from the family of Grade 2 winner and sire Mark Valeski and Grade 3 winner Albano.
  • Sir London, a 5-year-old gelding by Malibu Moon who is coming off a victory in March at Gulfstream Park.
  • Smile Happy, a millionaire who is a multiple Grade 2 winner and was second in Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1). The 5-year-old gelding by Runhappy is entered in the April 20 Ben Ali S. (G3) at Keeneland.
  • Tiz the Bomb, a millionaire, Grade 2-winning gelding who was second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). The 5-year-old is by Hit It a Bomb.
  • Watchtower, a 3-year-old filly by Demarchelier (GB) who is unbeaten in two races this year on turf at Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs. She is out of Zloty, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Exchange Rate.

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 print catalog is now available for pickup from the Welcome Center at Keeneland along with a separate booklet with Equibase past performances. A supplemental catalog also will be printed prior to the sale.

Because of the changeable nature of horses of racing age catalogs, consignments will be stabled and a barn order list produced and distributed around Monday, April 22 when the catalog – including supplements – is close to final.

Graduates of the 2022-2023 April Sale include Carmel Road, winner of the 2024 King Faisal Cup in Saudi Arabia, and these 2023 stakes winners: Brooke Marie (Monrovia S.-G2), Cazadero (Nearctic S.-G2), Scarlet Fusion (John B. Connally Turf Cup S.-G3), Duvet Day (Astra S.), Hot Little Thing (Checkered Flag H.) and Spirit of St Louis (Mohawk S.).

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 beginning this process as soon as possible due to the date of the sale.

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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