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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Win Haskell, Jim Dandy and Prix Rothschild

LEXINGTON, KY (July 30, 2013) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates continue to dominate the racing scene, led by two of the nation’s top three-year-old colts – Verrazano and Palace Malice. Verrazano cruised to a record-setting 9¾-length win in Sunday’s $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (G1), with September Sale alumni Power Broker and Micromanage finishing second and third, respectively, to complete the sweep.

Keeneland-Sold Juveniles Brazen Persuasion, Bahnah Turn Up the Heat at Saratoga

 Champion Royal Delta Exudes Class in Delaware Handicap Win

LEXINGTON, KY (July 22, 2013) – Juvenile fillies Brazen Persuasion and Bahnah – both graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale – turned in a thrilling stretch duel that resulted in a dead heat in Saratoga’s opening day Schuylerville Stakes (G3). At Delaware Park, multiple champion Royal Delta romped by 103Ž4 lengths – a stakes-record-setting margin – in the Delaware Handicap (G1).

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Champion Royal Delta, Talented Juveniles Highlight Keeneland-Sold Graded Stakes Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (July 19, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates compete at the highest levels across North America this weekend. Keeneland-sold multiple champion Royal Delta defends her title in Saturday’s Delaware Handicap (G1) at Delaware Park. Talented Keeneland sales alumni headline the juvenile stakes on opening weekend at Saratoga, featuring Bahnah and Brazen Persuasion in Friday’s Schuylerville Stakes (G3), and undefeated Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) winner Debt Ceiling in the Sanford Stakes (G2).

Keeneland Sales Graduates Elusive Kate, Marketing Mix Impressive in Graded Stakes Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (July 15, 2013) – Two of the weekend’s top performances were turned in by Keeneland-sold females – champion Elusive Kate won the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket, while the accomplished Marketing Mix defeated males to become only the third filly or mare to win the Sunset Handicap (G3) on closing day at Betfair Hollwood Park.

 

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate President’s Cup Day in Russia

LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2013) – Keeneland sales alumni were impressive in their performances on President’s Cup Day, held Monday, July 1, at Central Moscow Hippodrome, led by Baletmeister and Mori’s Arch, who finished 1-2 in Russia’s richest race, the President of the Russian Federation Stakes.

Known as the President’s Cup, the stakes is a Russian Group 1 event for older horses going 2400 meters. It carries a purse of 10 million (RUB), or $302,580.

Keeneland Sales Alumni Game On Dude, Starship Truffles Seize Grade 1 Stakes Spotlight

LEXINGTON, KY (July 8, 2013) – Keeneland sales alum Game On Dude successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), capturing his sixth Grade 1 win to push his career earnings to more than $5 million. Elsewhere, Keeneland sales grads Starship Truffles and Judy the Beauty finished 1-2 in the Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) at Calder, while Midnight Aria led at every call to pull an upset win in the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine.

 

Keeneland Sales Graduates Earn Saturday Success

LEXINGTON, KY (July 1, 2013) – Keeneland sales grads of all ages notched graded stakes wins on Saturday. Older horses Centralinteligence and Prayer for Relief won the Triple Bend Handicap (G1) and Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3), respectively. The four-year-old filly Cozze Up Lady made a late run to take the Chicago Handicap (G3), while sophomore stand-out Fiftyshadesofhay was unmatched in winning the Iowa Oaks (G3).

Keeneland Sales Grads in National Spotlight on Saturday

LEXINGTON, KY (June 28, 2013) – Thirty-seven Keeneland sales graduates will compete in graded stakes across the country on Saturday: Five of the nine entrants in Betfair Hollywood’s Triple Bend Handicap (G1) are Keeneland sales grads, led by Grade 1 winners Jimmy Creed, Morning Line and Drill; multiple Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock highlights the New York Stakes (G2); Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) winner Fiftyshadesofhay tops the Iowa Oaks (G3); and multiple Grade 2 winner

Keeneland Sales Grads in National Spotlight on Saturday

LEXINGTON, KY (June 28, 2013) – Thirty-seven Keeneland sales graduates will compete in graded stakes across the country on Saturday: Five of the nine entrants in Betfair Hollywood’s Triple Bend Handicap (G1) are Keeneland sales grads, led by Grade 1 winners Jimmy Creed, Morning Line and Drill; multiple Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock highlights the New York Stakes (G2); Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) winner Fiftyshadesofhay tops the Iowa Oaks (G3); and multiple Grade 2 winner

Keeneland Sales Grads Impressive on Both Sides of the Atlantic

LEXINGTON, KY (June 24, 2013)No Nay Never, an alum of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock and September Yearling Sales, won Royal Ascot’s Norfolk Stakes (G2) on Thursday in stunning fashion, setting a course record for a juvenile going five furlongs. The son of Scat Daddy won his career debut on closing day of Keeneland’s spring meet, and continues in training at Keeneland with Wesley Ward. Keeneland sales grad Channel Lady proved her class with a solid win in Saturday’s Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (G3) at Colonial Downs.

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