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Keeneland Sales Grads Top Both Sessions at Tattersalls Two-Year-Old Sale in Newmarket

Keeneland sales graduates topped both sessions at the just-concluded Tattersalls Two-Year-Old Sale in Newmarket, England, on April 17 and April 18, with one setting a European record for a horse sold at a breeze-up sale.

On Thursday, April 18, an Elusive Quality colt sold for 760,000 guineas, or about $1.2 million, to Jamie McCalmont, setting a European record for a horse sold at a breeze-up auction. Out of the Miesque’s Son’s mare Gender Dance, the colt previously sold for $120,000 to Margaret O’Toole at Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale.

Keeneland-Sold Overanalyze, Frac Daddy Finish 1-2 in Arkansas Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (April 14, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Overanalyze and Frac Daddy punched their tickets to the Kentucky Derby Presented by YUM! Brands (G1) by finishing 1-2 in Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (G1).

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Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Arkansas Derby (G1) on 4/13 at Oaklawn:

Keeneland Sales Grads Dominate Fields for Toyota Blue Grass, Arkansas Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates top the fields for today’s two preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby – Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Oaklawn’s Arkansas Derby (G1). Uncaptured and Rydilluc, both graduates of the 2011 September Yearling Sale, are the early favorites in the Toyota Blue Grass, while fellow September Sale grads War Academy and Oxbow highlight the Arkansas Derby.

Keeneland-Sold Verrazano, Beholder Continue March to the Classics

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2013) – Keeneland sales grads Verrazano and champion Beholder scored impressive wins in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) and Santa Anita Oaks (G1), respectively, to earn 100 points each toward berths in the Kentucky Derby Presented by YUM! Brands (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland Sales Grads Favored in Weekend Derby/Oaks Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2013) – Keeneland sales grads figure prominently in today’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) preps – unbeaten Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Verrazano is favored in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct; Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2) winner Flashback highlights the Santa Anita Derby (G1), and champion and Las Virgenes Stakes (G1) winner Beholder headlines the Santa Anita Oaks (G1).

Keeneland Sales Grad Animal Kingdom Spectacular in Dubai World Cup Win

LEXINGTON, KY (April 1, 2013) – Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates showcased their talents on the world stage this weekend -- champion and classic winner Animal Kingdom won the world’s richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1); Reynaldothewizard captured the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1); and Revolutionary stamped himself a top Kentucky Derby (G1) contender with a win in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2).

 

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Keeneland Sales Grads Headline Classic Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (March 29, 2013) – Graduates of Keeneland sales top the entries in the weekend’s four classic prep races. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), Keeneland-sold champion Shanghai Bobby and Holy Bull Stakes (G3) winner Itsmyluckyday are favored in the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), while Withers Stakes (G3) winner Revolutionary and the highly regarded Palace Malice highlight the Louisiana Derby (G2).

Keeneland-Sold Dullahan, Royal Delta, Animal Kingdom Represent US in Dubai World Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (March 29, 2013) – Champions Royal Delta and Animal Kingdom, and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Dullahan, all Keeneland sales graduates, are the three American starters entered in Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse. Keeneland-sold He’s Had Enough seeks to earn points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) in the UAE Derby (G2).

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Keeneland-Sold Twilight Eclipse Sets World Record in Pan American

LEXINGTON, KY (March 25, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduate Twilight Eclipse established a world-record time of 2:22.63 for 1½ miles on the turf in his four-length win in Saturday’s Pan American Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream. Also on Saturday, Keeneland sales alumni Sky Kingdom and Oilisblackgold finished 1-2 in the Tokyo City Cup (G3) at Santa Anita.

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Keeneland Sales Grads Uncaptured, Pure Fun Spotlighted This Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (March 22, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Uncaptured and Pure Fun, each making their 2013 debuts, headline Turfway’s Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) and Fathead Bourbonette Oaks (G3), respectively, on Saturday. Eight of the 12 three-year-olds comprising a deep field in the Spiral, a prep race worth 50 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), are Keeneland sales alumni, including Grade 2 winner Balance the Books and the talented Capo Bastone.

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