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Eleven Keeneland Sales Graduates Among 22 Horses Entered in $2 Million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

LEXINGTON, KY (May 5, 2016) – Eleven graduates of Keeneland sales, led by undefeated champion Nyquist, are among the 22 horses entered in Saturday’s 142nd running of the $2,391,600 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Churchill Downs. Approximate post time for the 1¼-mile race for 3-year-olds is 6:34 p.m. ET.

Nyquist is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the race.

Keeneland Sales Graduate Hard Not to Like Charges Late Along the Rail to Take Gamely

LEXINGTON, KY (May 26, 2015) Hard Not to Like, purchased by owner Speedway Stables at Keeneland’s 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale, surged through an opening on the rail in the final strides to win the Gamely (G1) on Memorial Day at Santa Anita.




LEXINGTON, KY (May 1, 2015) – Keeneland sale graduate and Central Bank Ashland (G1) winner Lovely Maria took command in the upper stretch and kicked clear to win Friday’s 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Keeneland sales graduates finished first and third in the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Pink Nightie Takes Wednesday Feature

LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2014) – The Keeneland Spring Meet’s leading jockey, Julien Leparoux, scored his 18th victory of the season when he rode Lally Stable’s Pink Nightie to win the $60,000 Lochness Purse before 12,164 fans at Keeneland this afternoon.

Trained by Eddie Kenneally, Pink Nightie was the 7-2 second choice for the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up, on a turf course rated as firm. She won by 2¼ lengths over Indian Starlight and covered the distance in 1:44.52.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Sweep Five Grade 1 Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 26, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates recorded spectacular wins in five Grade 1 stakes this weekend. September Yearling Sale alumni captured four Grade 1 stakes – Will Take Charge(Travers Stakes), Game On Dude (TVG Pacific Classic), Sweet Lulu (Test Stakes) and Capo Bastone (Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes). The Keeneland September Yearling Sale has produced 26 Grade/Group 1 stakes winners to date this year.



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