keeneland april

Murray Smith hoping to find success with freshmen sires at Keeneland April

Murray Smith sees much promise in the first crop for freshmen sires like Street Sense. A filly by the sire in her consignment wowed spectators with a sub :10 furlong breeze, one of four to go below that mark. “When I first saw her walk out, she was a stunning individual,” Smith said of the […]

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Hip 151 one of the final Storm Cats

Consignor Eddie Woods will have the honor of selling the last Storm Cat at an auction in Hip 151 and as you can imagine, the history of that moment is not lost on him. “It’s a big deal to sell the last of what is a household name in our industry worldwide,” said Florida horseman […]

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Keeneland sale: Focus on the middle market

Consigners, buyers and agents will have their eyes on the middle range prices during Keeneland’s April two-year-olds in training sale set for Monday.  A stout middle market can be the difference between a successful sale and a disappointing one. “We’re all looking for that middle market to be bigger,” said Kip Elser, from Kirkwood Stable, […]

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Keeneland April: Sales appear on an upswing

Keeneland officials are hoping Monday’s April juvenile auction can pick up where March sales at OBS in Florida and Barretts in California left off.  Barretts produced gains in average and median price while OBS saw only minor declines in prices. “The sales in March definitely added some stability to the market and actually gave us […]

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Keeneland sale: Four juveniles break :10 mark

Of the 117 two-year-olds remaining in the Keeneland April sale, 114 recorded breezes Thursday.  Of the 73 that worked a furlong, four two-year-olds broke the ten-second barrier with furlong dirlls in :09.80.  Two of the four, including a filly, are by freshman sire Street Sense.

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Keeneland April sale catalogs 169 juveniles

Keeneland’s April sale will feature 169 juveniles. A preview show will be held Thursday, April 7 beginning at 10:30 am and the auction is scheduled for 4 pm Monday, April 11.

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