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Keeneland September Sale Grad Sam’s Sister Cross-Entered in La Canada, Santa Monica

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni lead entries for this weekend’s graded stakes: Sam’s Sister, upset winner of the La Brea (G1) last month, is entered in both Saturday’s La Canada (G2) and Monday’s Santa Monica (G2), both at Santa Anita; dual stakes winner and co-high weight Four Leaf Chief is among seven sales graduates entered in the LeComte (G3) at Fair Grounds; and Grade 3 winners Villandry and Grand Contender contest the Colonel E. R. Bradley (G3), also at Fair Grounds.


Keeneland Sales Graduates Hoppertunity, Mshawish Post Grade 2 Stakes Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 12, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum Hoppertunity was a decisive winner of the San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday, while at Gulfstream, Keeneland-sold Mshawish prevailed by a neck in the Ft. Lauderdale (G2) to record his first U.S. graded stakes win.




Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the San Pasqual S. (G2) on 1/10 at Santa Anita:

Keeneland-Sold Grade 1 Winners Hoppertunity, Majestic Harbor Top San Pasqua

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 9, 2015) – Grade 1 stakes winners Hoppertunity and Majestic Harbor, both graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, lead entries for Saturday’s San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita. Graded stakes-winning Keeneland sales alumni highlight other racing that day: Mshawish and Mucho Mas Macho go postward in the Fort Lauderdale (G2), while Valid and Prayer for Relief are entered in the Hal’s Hope (G3), both at Gulfstream.



Keeneland Well Represented by 2014 Eclipse Awards Finalists

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 7, 2015) – Seventeen horses with Keeneland connections today were named finalists for 2014 Eclipse Awards. The champions, which are determined by a vote of Daily Racing Form, National Thoroughbred Racing Association and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, will be announced Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.

Eclipse Award finalists that raced at Keeneland in 2014 or are graduates of Keeneland sales are:

Keeneland-Sold Seduire Romps in Santa Ynez

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 5, 2015) – Alumni of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale scored graded stakes wins this weekend, led by Seduire, who positioned herself among the early point leaders on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with an easy win in the Santa Ynez (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday. The same day, fellow 2012 November Sale alum Ekati’s Phaeton was impressive in winning the Old Hat (G3) at Gulfstream.

Keeneland Sales Alumni Finish 1-2-3 in Grade 1 La Brea

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 29, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates, led by winner Sam’s Sister, swept the top three spots in Friday’s La Brea (G1) at Santa Anita. Other Keeneland sales alumni to win graded stakes over the holiday weekend were Alert Bay (Mathis Brothers Mile-G2); Speechify (Mr. Prospector-G3); and Divine Oath (W. L. McKnight-G3).




35 Keeneland Sales Graduates in Graded Stakes Spotlight

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 26, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates headline graded stakes racing on both coasts this holiday weekend. Among the 35 sales alumni competing are graded stakes winners Awesome Baby and Thank You Marylou in the La Brea (G1), Sunland Derby (G3) winner Chitu in the Malibu (G1) and Oklahoma Derby (G3) winner Tonito M. in the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2), all on Friday at Santa Anita. On Saturday, Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes winner Speechify carries high weight in the Mr.

Keeneland Sales Alumni Sweep Top Three Spots In Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 22, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), won by unbeaten Dortmund.




Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) on 12/20 at Los Alamitos:

Keeneland Sales Alumni Dominate Entries for Los Alamitos Futurity

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 18, 2014) – Four of the five juveniles entered in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), are Keeneland sales alumni, led by the undefeated Big Brown colt Dortmund and including No Problem, Mr. Z and Firing Line.



LOS ALAMITOS FUTURITY (G1), Los Alamitos, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YOs

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Take Charge Brandi Enhances Bid for Champion Juvenile Filly with Win in Grade 1 Starlet

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 15, 2014) – Take Charge Brandi, purchased by owner Willis Horton at Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, likely earned champion juvenile filly honors with her win in Saturday’s Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos. It was the second Grade 1 victory and third consecutive graded stakes win for the Giant’s Causeway filly, who also captured the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita and the Delta Downs Princess (G3).






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