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Keeneland September Sale Graduates and Champions Classic Empire, Lady Aurelia Win Impressively on Saturday

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2017) – Reigning juvenile champions Classic Empire and Lady Aurelia, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale, made strong statements with their respective return to the races on Saturday.

Keeneland September Sale Alumni Sweep Weekend Graded Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 9, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni accounted for all five of the weekend’s graded stakes and dominated the two classic preps at Santa Anita. Unique Bella, a daughter of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Unrivaled Belle, cruised to an easy 7½-length victory in Sunday’s Santa Ynez (G2) to earn 10 points on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland September Sale Graduate El Areeb Carries High Weight in Monday’s Jerome

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 2, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise five of the seven newly turned sophomores, led by stakes winner El Areeb, seeking points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) in Monday’s Jerome (G3) at Aqueduct.     

MONDAY, JANUARY 2

JEROME S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 Mile 70 YDS, 3YOs

Quotes from the $400,000 First Lady (G1)

Click here for a replay of the race

Click here for the post-race interview with the winning connections

Ginny DePasquale (assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Photo Call [IRE])

Keeneland Represented by More Than 40 Sales Graduates Entered in Thursday/Friday Graded Stakes

Keeneland Sales Alumni Dominate Kentucky Oaks Field

LEXINGTON, KY (May 4, 2016) – Keeneland will be represented by more than 40 sales graduates competing in graded stakes on Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, with alumni headlining the Kentucky Oaks (G1) Day card at Churchill Downs, as well as stakes at Santa Anita and Lone Star. 

Keeneland Sales Graduates Highlight Closing-Day Bewitch at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 29, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates Songoficeandfire, second in the recent Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream, and stakes winners Street of Gold and Miss Chatelaine are featured in today’s Bewitch (G3) at Keeneland. On Saturday, multiple graded stakes winner Alert Bay and Grade 1 winner Gabriel Charles are among Keeneland sales alumni entered in the San Francisco Mile (G3) at Golden Gate.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Nyquist Kentucky Derby Favorite Following Florida Derby Win

 

LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2016) – Keeneland 2014 September Yearling Sale graduate and undefeated champion Nyquist solidified his status as early favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) following his commanding 3¼-length victory in Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1).  

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

Undefeated Champion and Kentucky Derby Favorite Nyquist Returns to Keeneland to Train for Derby

Colt won Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here last October

LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2016) – Winner of Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Reddam Racing’s undefeated champion Nyquist arrived at Keeneland around 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday to continue preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

Click here for video of Nyquist’s arrival at Keeneland.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Toews On Ice Headlines Bob Hope Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 13, 2015) – Stakes winner Toews On Ice, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale, carries high weight in Saturday’s Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar, where he will meet fellow Keeneland sales alumni Street Vision and On Fire

Keeneland Sales Graduates Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths with Weekend Victories

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 5, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates punched their tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31, with victories in “Win & You’re In” races this weekend.

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