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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dramedy, Whiskey Ticket Turn in Impressive Graded Stakes Performances

LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2015) – Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale graduate Dramedy prevailed by a neck to pull the upset in Keeneland’s 1½-mile Dixiana Elkhorn (G2), his first race at that distance. Whiskey Ticket held off a late charge from fellow 2013 September Yearling Sale graduate Conquest Curlinate to win the Illinois Derby (G3) at Hawthorne in only his second career start. Both stakes were held Saturday.

 

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Keeneland-Sold My Miss Sophia Makes 2015 Debut In Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2015) – More than 25 Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes across the country this weekend, highlighted by Grade 2 stakes winner My Miss Sophia, who makes her season debut in Keeneland’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) on Friday and Imperative, who defends his title in the Charles Town Classic (G2) on Saturday.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

 

Keeneland Sales Alumni Dominate Entries for Transylvania

LEXINGTON, KY (April 14, 2015) – Five of the seven three-year-olds entered for the Transylvania (G3) on Wednesday are Keeneland sales graduates, among them Black Gold Stakes winner Tuba and the talented colts A Lot and Saham.

  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

TRANSYLVANIA S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Jack Milton Captures Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum Jack Milton surged from last to first to win the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Friday.

40 Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing in Weekend Graded Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2015) – Forty Keeneland sales graduates highlight graded stakes entries across the country this weekend, led by millionaire Summer Front and Grade 3 winner Jack Milton in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday; Hard Not to Like, who defends her title in the Jenny Wiley (G1) on Saturday; and Lady Eli and Sunset Glow, 1-2 finishers in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), who make their season debuts in the Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association (G3) on Sunday; all at Keeneland.

Keeneland Sales Alumni Carpe Diem, Dortmund Romp in Derby Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni established themselves at the top of the leaderboards for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) by sweeping major prep races on Saturday.

Carpe Diem powered to a three-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland while Dortmund dominated the Santa Anita Derby (G1) by 4¼ lengths.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Carpe Diem, Dortmund Top Weekend Graded Stakes Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2015) – More than 60 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes during a blockbuster weekend of racing. Seven of the eight sophomores entered in Keeneland’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday are sales alumni, including favored Carpe Diem, winner of last fall’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) here. Also headlining the weekend is the undefeated Dortmund, who goes postward in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby (G1).

 

Keeneland-Sold Materiality Impressive in Florida Derby Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (March 30, 2015) Materiality, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, vaulted onto the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) leaderboard with a 1½-length win in Saturday’s Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream. Fellow sales alumni I’m a Chatterbox and Birdatthewire moved into first and second place among the top contenders for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with wins in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), respectively.

Keeneland Sales Graduate Maftool Highlights UAE Derby Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (March 27, 2015) – Maftool, sold as a weanling at Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) at Meydan in February, returns in Saturday’s UAE Derby (G2). Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Secret Circle is among five Keeneland sales alumni competing in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1).

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

 

Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased on Roads to Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks

LEXINGTON, KY (March 27, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni are top contenders in this weekend’s classic preps. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) on Saturday, Itsaknockout, winner of the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2), and stakes winner Materiality highlight entries for the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream, while War Story, Mr. Z and Keen Ice are prominent in the field for the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds. 

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