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Keeneland Sales Graduates Headline Derby, Oaks Fields

Twelve of the first 25 leading point earners on the Road to the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 7 and 10 of the 20 fillies bidding to race in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 6 are graduates of Keeneland sales.

The Derby hopefuls (listed in order of points earned) are Nyquist, Exaggerator, Brody's Cause, Creator, Mohaymen, Destin, Suddenbreakingnews, Tom’s Ready, Majesto, Mo Tom, Laoban and Dazzling Gem.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Honored by Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders

Keeneland and five of its sales graduates were honored at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Annual Kentucky-Bred Champions Awards Presentation here on Thursday. The event also recognized other successful members of the state’s Thoroughbred industry.

Keeneland sales alumni who were recognized were Air Force Blue (racing abroad), Beholder (older dirt female), I’m a Chatterbox (3-year-old filly), Nyquist (2-year-old male) and Runhappy (sprinter).

Old Friend Checks on Nyquist at Keeneland

Dennis Fenton probably has known Reddam Racing’s Nyquist longer than anybody. 

Fenton works for Gerry Dilger’s Dromoland Farm near Lexington and handled Nyquist for about a year beginning late in the colt’s weanling year through most of his yearling year. At Keeneland’s 2013 November Breeding Stock Sale, the weanling Nyquist was purchased for $180,000 by Madison Farm and took up residence at Dromoland. 

Consigned to Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale, he sold for $230,000 to Sutton Place Stables.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Cupid, Swipe Headline Final Classic Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (April 15, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates dominate entries for this weekend’s final preps on the roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Catch a Glimpse Headlines Talented Appalachian Field

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Catch a Glimpse, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) here last fall and recently named 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year, tops entries for the Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association at Keeneland on Thursday.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Zulu, Brody’s Cause Headline Full Field Entered in Toyota Blue Grass

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2016) – Keeneland is represented by more than 60 sales graduates entered in graded stakes on a spectacular weekend of racing across the country.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Nyquist, Mohaymen Duel in Florida Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (April 1, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni account for seven of the 10 sophomores entered for Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream, headlined by the much- anticipated match-up between undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders Nyquist, champion 2-year-old male, and multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen, both graduates of the 2014 September Yearling Sale.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Land Over Sea Sails to Victory in Fair Grounds Oaks

LEXINGTON, KY (March 28, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Land Over Sea was a convincing 4½-length winner of the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) on Saturday. With the victory, Land Over Sea earned 100 points to move into the top spot on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) leaderboard (click here for video of Land Over Sea selling at Keeneland).

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Polar River, Market Rally On Course for UAE Derby Following Meydan Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (March 7, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Polar River and Market Rally appear headed for a showdown in the UAE Derby (G2) at Meydan on March 26 following easy wins in the UAE Oaks Sponsored by Emirates (G3) and Al Bastakiya Sponsored by Emirates Skywards (L), respectively.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Mohaymen Tops Kentucky Derby Leaderboard Following Fountain of Youth Win

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 29, 2016) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale distinguished themselves in graded stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream. Mohaymen vaulted to the lead in the point standings on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a dominant performance in the day’s featured Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) (click here for clip of Mohaymen selling at Keeneland).

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