Ten of the 21 leading point earners on the road to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 3 and eight of the 13 fillies that are racing in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 2 are graduates of Keeneland sales.
Every male and seven fillies are alumni of the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The Derby hopefuls (listed in order of points earned) are Wicked Strong, Danza, Hoppertunity, Intense Holiday, We Miss Artie, Ride On Curlin, Chitu, Medal Count, Vinceremos, Harry’s Holiday, Social Inclusion and Big Bazinga.
The Oaks contenders that are September Sale graduates (in order of points earned) are Sugar Shock, Fashion Plate, My Miss Sophia, Aurelia’s Bell, Kiss Moon and Please Explain. The eighth, Thank You Marylou, is a graduate of Keeneland’s 2011 November Breeding Stock Sale.