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Keeneland Sales Graduates Texas Red, Take Charge Brandi and Lady Eli Lead Experimental Free Handicap

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 29, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Texas Red, champion Take Charge Brandi and Lady Eli, all of whom won races for 2-year-olds during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, are high weights on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap, announced today by The Jockey Club.

Keeneland November Sale Graduate Barbados Prevails in Hutcheson

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 26, 2015) – Favored Barbados turned in a gritty performance to win Saturday’s Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream, his second consecutive victory since being purchased by owner Paul Hanifl at Keeneland’s 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale. Also at Gulfstream on Saturday, Keeneland sales alum Birdatthewire earned points on the Road to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with her win in the Forward Gal (G2), while Consumer Credit captured the Sweetest Chant (G3).



Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased in Derby, Oaks Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 23, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni take center stage this weekend, dominating entries for Saturday’s 3-year-old graded stakes. Five of the 10 entries for the Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), are Keeneland sales graduates, including the promising Frammento and Mucho Macho Man Stakes winner Bluegrass Singer, who is cross-entered in the Hutcheson (G3). Also headlining the Hutcheson is fellow Keeneland sale alum and Spectacular Bid Stakes winner Barbados.

Keeneland September Sale Alum Sam’s Sister Rallies to Win Santa Monica

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 20, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Sam’s Sister rallied in the stretch to win Monday’s Santa Monica (G2) at Santa Anita, her second consecutive graded stakes victory and her fifth win in six career starts. Keeneland sales alumni Far Right and I’m a Chatterbox earned points on the roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) with wins in the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn and Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds, respectively.


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).







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