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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Cristina’s Journey Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth with Pocahontas Win

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 8, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Cristina’s Journey won her stakes debut, taking the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. For her victory, Cristina’s Journey earned 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and an automatic berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Nov. 1.

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

Keeneland September Sale Juveniles Stand Out Among Weekend Graded Stakes Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 5, 2014) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale headline this weekend’s 2-year-old graded stakes. At Churchill Downs, graded stakes-placed Take Charge Brandi is one of five alumni going postward in the Pocahontas (G2), which also includes the talented Rachel’s Ready and Cristina’s Journey, while Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes winner Hashtag Bourbon and graded stakes-placed Mr. Z are entered in the Iroquois (G3).

Keeneland Sales Graduate Itsmyluckyday Impressive in Woodward Win

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 2, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Itsmyluckyday turned in a gritty performance to win Saturday’s Woodward (G1) at Saratoga, battling in a duel through the stretch to prevail by a half-length at the wire. Sunset Glow and Condo Commando, both graduates of the 2013 September Sale, dominated the juvenile filly ranks this weekend. Sunset Glow came from off the pace to score an authoritative win in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and establish herself as the top 2-year-old filly on the West Coast.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates V. E. Day, Wicked Strong Finish 1-2 in Travers

V. E. Day Becomes Fifth Consecutive Keeneland Sales Alum to Win Travers

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 25, 2014) V. E. Day and Wicked Strong, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale, ran 1-2 in Saturday’s Travers (G1) at Saratoga.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Look to Continue Tradition of Success in Travers

Sales Alumni Have Won Past Four Runnings of the Historic Travers

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 22, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Wicked Strong, Kid Cruz and V. E. Day each seek to become the fifth consecutive Keeneland-sold winner of the Saturday’s Travers (G1) at Saratoga, following champion Will Take Charge (2013), Golden Ticket (2012, dead-heat), Stay Thirsty (2011) and Afleet Express (2010). Wicked Strong won the Jim Dandy (G2), a traditional prep for the Midsummer Derby.

Keeneland Sales Graduate Hardest Core Overcomes the Odds to Win Arlington Million

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 18, 2014) – Keeneland sales alum Hardest Core rallied in late stretch to upset a strong field of turf horses in Saturday’s Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park. Gregory Bentley purchased the son of Hard Spun for $210,000 at Keeneland’s 2013 November Breeding Stock Sale as a 30th birthday gift for his son, Andrew, who was born with Down syndrome. Hardest Core nearly lost his life when gelded after the November Sale, but returned to the races to be undefeated in three starts this season.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Take Center Stage in Grade 1 Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 15, 2014) – Thirty-nine Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes on a spectacular weekend (Aug. 16-17) of racing across the country. Nineteen of those sales alumni are competing in the featured six Grade 1 events, including promising stakes winner Hardest Core in the Arlington Million (G1); two-time Grade 1 stakes winner and morning-line favorite Stephanie’s Kitten in the Beverly D.

Keeneland-Sold Juveniles Cavorting, Sunset Glow Earn Grade 2 Victories

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 11, 2014) – Juvenile fillies Cavorting and Sunset Glow, both alumni of Keeneland sales, notched impressive wins in Grade 2 stakes this week.

Keeneland-Sold Juveniles in Graded Stakes Spotlight

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 8, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates highlight the entries for a pair of juvenile stakes at Saratoga on Sunday. The well-bred Take Charge Brandi, second in the recent Schuylerville (G3) and Cavorting, an impressive 11-length maiden winner, go postward in the Adirondack (G2), while the talented graded stakes-placed Mr. Z is among the four Keeneland-sold 2-year-olds – Lord Tyrion, Tizcano and Majestic Affair – competing in the Toyota Saratoga Special (G2).  

 

Keeneland September Sale Alum Sweet Reason Wins Test (G1)

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Sweet Reason captured her third career Grade 1 stakes in winning the Longines Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.

 

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