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Barn Notes -- Sunday, April 6


At 9 a.m. Sunday, Derby Dreamers Racing Stable’s Big Bazinga worked four furlongs in :47.60 with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard as he continues to prepare for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1). (Click here to watch a video of the work.)

Hoppertunity, Noble Moon, Social Inclusion Among Keeneland Sale Grads on the Classic Trail this Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (April 5, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates are showcased in this weekend’s classic preps, highlighted by Rebel (G2) winner Hoppertunity in the Santa Anita Derby (G1); Jerome (G2) winner Noble Moon, stakes winner Kid Cruz and the talented colts Social Inclusion and Kristo in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (G1); Seeking Her Glory and Miss Besilu in the Central Bank Ashland (G1); Las Virgenes (G1) winner

Keeneland-Sold Toast of New York Pulls Upset in UAE Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2014) – Keeneland sale graduate Toast of New York earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with his upset win in the UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) on Saturday at Meydan. Classic winner Palace Malice and Normandy Invasion, both graduates of the April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, finished 1-2 in the New Orleans Handicap (G2).



Keeneland Sales Grads We Miss Artie, Poker Player Highlight Turfway’s Spiral Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (March 21, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races. Sales alumni comprise six of the 12 sophomores entered in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral (G3), headlined by Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner We Miss Artie and Bourbon (G3) winner Poker Player, and seven of the 12 fillies going postward in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3), including the talented Aurelia’s Belle and Super Sky.

Keeneland September Sale Grads Spotlighted in Rebel

LEXINGTON, KY (March 14, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni, highlighted by Grade 1 winner Strong Mandate and the talented colts Ride On Curlin and Hoppertunity, comprise half the sophomores entered for Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Keeneland Sales Alumni Shine on National Stage

LEXINGTON, KY (March 10, 2014) – Keeneland sales grads swept the top spots in major stakes around the country this weekend: Game On Dude made history with a third consecutive win in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1); classic winner Palace Malice opened his 2014 campaign with a victory in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2); Ring Weekend established himself as a contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) by pulling an upset win in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2); and Keeneland-sold fillies, led by Euphrosyne, finis

Keeneland Sale Graduates Will Take Charge, Game On Dude Face Off in Big ‘Cap

LEXINGTON, KY (March 7, 2014) – Keeneland is well represented among the handicap division this weekend: champion Will Take Charge and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Game On Dude lead five Keeneland sale alumni entered in the prestigious Santa Anita Handicap (G1), while Belmont (G1) winner Palace Malice and graded stakes winner Itsmyluckyday square off in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2). A total of 45 Keeneland sales graduates are competing in 10 graded stakes across the U.S.

Keeneland-Sold Sophomores Make Headlines with Graded Stakes Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni Gala Award, Spot and Awesome Baby scored high profile wins on the East and West coasts this weekend. Gala Award established himself as a potential Kentucky Derby (G1) contender with a victory in the Palm Beach (G3), while fellow September Sale alum Spot pulled off an upset win in the Swale (G2), both at Gulfstream.

Keeneland-Sold Group 1 Winner No Nay Never Makes Season Debut in Swale

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 28, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduate No Nay Never, winner of the 2013 Darley Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville and Norfolk (G2) at Royal Ascot, makes his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Swale (G2) at Gulfstream. At Aqueduct, six of the 11 sophomores entered in the Gotham (G3), a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), are graduates of Keeneland sales, including the talented Financial MogulIn Trouble and Harpoon.





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