(Keeneland Starting Gate / Photo by Coady Media)

From the Keeneland Media Team / Amy Owens:

Juvenile Cheval de Guerre Supplemented to Keeneland April Sale Auction is tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Keeneland has supplemented the 2-year-old Cheval de Guerre, a son of Caravaggio who was an eye-catching second on debut here yesterday, to tonight’s April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. Consigned by Kenneally Racing, agent, Cheval de Guerre will sell as Hip 135 from Barn 18.

Click here for the online catalog and here for full-sale form figures for the 135 horses in the catalog.

The first foal out of Champagne Diet, a winning daughter of Declaration of War, Cheval de Guerre is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winners Winter Memories and Memories of Silver, Grade 2 winner Hawkish and Grade 3 winners La Cloche and Bellavais. He set swift fractions in his debut in yesterday’s second race going 5½ furlongs on the Keeneland turf course, leading until the shadow of the wire where he was caught by the closing Into Diamonds, beaten a neck. It was 1½ lengths back to the third-placed horse.

Click here for the enhanced digital catalog on Keeneland.com. 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.

The following print materials are available for pickup from the Welcome Center at Keeneland:

  • A print catalog for the 111 horses in the original catalog announced April 16
  • A separate booklet with the Equibase PPs for those 111 horses
  • A supplemental catalog with pedigree pages and Equibase PPs for Hips 112-132
  • Catalog pages printed with Equibase PPs for the two latest supplements (Hips 133-134)
  • A barn order list with QR code showing the updated stabling location of each consignment

Construction reminders

During the 2023 Fall Meet, Keeneland announced the construction of a new structure that will expand ticketed experiences on race days and provide new accommodations to sales customers and year-round special events. Click here for more about the construction.

April Sale clients should note several modifications on the grounds because of the construction footprint. They include:

  • Parking – Valet parking will not be available. General parking is in the lower parking lot. ADA parking in Row 21 with golf cart shuttles available. RV parking in Rows 22-23.
  • Paperwork – Should be dropped off at the Repository in the Sales Pavilion.
  • Horse trailers – Horse trailers are encouraged to use Keeneland’s Gate 1 at Versailles Road and Man o’ War Blvd. They should park in designated aisles in the lower parking lot.