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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Donn Entries, Led by Travers (G1) Winner Keen Ice in Season Debut

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 5, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the eight older horses entered for Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream, led by 2015 Travers (G1) winner Keen Ice, who carries high weight of 121 pounds in his season debut. Trainer Todd Pletcher is represented by a powerful trio of sales graduates: Grade 1 winner Mshawish, who comes into the Donn off a victory in the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream in January, and Grade 2 winners Madefromlucky and Itsaknockout.  

Keeneland Sales Graduate Nyquist Leads Experimental Free Handicap

Watch Video of Nyquist selling for $230,000 at 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 29, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduate and undefeated champion 2-year-old male Nyquist is the 126-pound highweight on The Jockey Club’s 2015 Experimental Free Handicap, announced today.

Keeneland Sales Grads Among Sovereign Awards Finalists

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 21, 2016) – Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse, winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Keeneland for trainer Mark Casse, is among the Keeneland sales graduates who are finalists for 2015 Sovereign Awards as champions in Canada. The awards will be presented April 8 at Woodbine.

Keeneland-Connected Horses Recognized on World Thoroughbred Rankings

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 19, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates Air Force Blue, Order of St George (IRE) and Runhappy are among the horses recognized on the 2015 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings announced today by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

Keeneland Connections Earn Eclipse Awards

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 17, 2016) – Keeneland congratulates the 2015 champions announced last night at the 45thAnnual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park. Four champions sold at Keeneland and/or competed here during the 2015 Spring or Fall Meets: 

Keeneland Sales and Racing Produce 2015 Eclipse Awards Finalists

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 6, 2016) – Eleven graduates of Keeneland sales join horses and horsemen who competed at Keeneland last year and are among the finalists for 2015 Eclipse Awards. The champions, which are determined by a vote of Daily Racing Form, National Thoroughbred Racing Association and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, will be announced Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park.

Eclipse Award finalists who are graduates of Keeneland sales are:

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Forever Darling, Life Imitates Art Flash Talent in Graded Stakes Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 4, 2016) – Forever Darling and Life Imitates Art, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale, scored gritty wins in Saturday’s Santa Ynez (G2) at Santa Anita and Dania Beach (G3) at Gulfstream, respectively. Keeneland sales alumni swept the top three spots in both graded stakes.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Santa Ynez S. (G2) on 1/2 at Santa Anita:

Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Entries for Jerome, Hutcheson

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 2, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni dominate entries for today’s Jerome (G3) at Aqueduct and Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Entries for Grade 1 Malibu, La Brea

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 24, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates headline entries for the Malibu (G1) and La Brea (G1) stakes on Saturday, opening day at Santa Anita. Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Runhappy, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland, leads entries for the Malibu. Seven of the 10 fillies entered in the La Brea are Keeneland sales alumni, including Grade 1 winner Cavorting, Grade 3 winner Ben’s Duchess and graded stakes-placed Rattataptap.

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