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Key Derby Contenders Verrazano, Flashback Top Keeneland-Sold Graded Stakes Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (March 8, 2013) – Three Keeneland sales grads headline their respective Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) preps this weekend – the undefeated colts Verrazano (Tampa Bay Derby-G2) and Flashback (San Felipe Stakes-G2), and the filly Flashy Gray (Honeybee Stakes-G3). Verrazano, a 16¼-length allowance winner last month at Gulfstream, will meet fellow Keeneland sale grad Falling Sky, winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Grade 1 Wins for Keeneland Sales Grads Beholder, Game On Dude

LEXINGTON, KY (March 4, 2013) – Keeneland-sold champion Beholder tops the leaderboard on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) following her easy win in Saturday’s Las Virgenes (G1) at Santa Anita. Keeneland sales alumni Game On Dude won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) for a second time, romping to a record 7¾-length victory.





Keeneland-Sold Beholder, Overanalyze Headline Classic Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 28, 2013) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates seek to burnish their classic credentials this weekend in the Las Virgenes Stakes (G1) and Gotham Stakes (G3). Keeneland-sold champion Beholder carries high weight in Santa Anita’s Las Virgenes, a Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep which also features fellow sales alum and Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) winner Fiftyshadesofhay.

Keeneland-Sold Ive Struck a Nerve, Live Lively Gallop onto Classic Scene

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 25, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Ive Struck a Nerve and Live Lively each vaulted to the top of the classic standings with their wins in the Risen Star (G2) and Davona Dale (G2), respectively. I’ve Struck a Nerve earned 50 points for his upset victory in the Risen Star to claim the Number 1 spot among point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland-sold Code West and Palace Malice finished second and third, respectively.

Keeneland-Sold Violence, Normandy Invasion Favored in Weekend Kentucky Derby Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 22, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Violence and Normandy Invasion headline the respective fields for Saturday’s Fountain of Youth (G2) and Risen Star Stakes (G2), each of which offer 50 Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points to the winner. In Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth, Grade 1 winner Violence faces fellow Keeneland sales alumni Falling Sky, winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3), and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up He’s Had Enough.

Keeneland-Sold Super Ninety Nine, Dice Flavor Sweep Weekend Derby Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 19, 2013) – Super Ninety Nine and Dice Flavor, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale, swept the weekend’s Kentucky Derby (G1) prep races, each rolling to easy wins in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3) and Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby (G3), respectively.

Keeneland Sales Grads Will Take Charge, Mizdirection Top Monday Holiday Stakes Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 18, 2013) – Smarty Jones Stakes winner Will Take Charge highlights five Keeneland sales alumni entered in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3), a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland-sold Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) champion Mizdirection, winner of the recent Monrovia Stakes (G2), headlines Santa Anita’s Buena Vista Stakes (G2).



Keeneland-Sold Champion Royal Delta Makes 2013 Debut in Sabin Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 15, 2013) – Prominent Keeneland sales graduates will make their 2013 season debut this weekend, headlined by two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta in the Sabin Stakes (G3), and multiple graded stakes winner Newsdad in the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2), both at Gulfstream. Newsdad won his last start, Keeneland’s Fayette Stakes (G2) on closing day of the fall meeting.

Keeneland Sales Grad Graydar Impressive in Donn Handicap Win

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 11, 2013) – Keeneland sales alum Graydar registered a wire-to-wire, three-length win over an accomplished field in Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream. Earlier in the card, Keeneland-sold Channel Lady never relinquished the lead in winning the Suwannee River Stakes (G3).




Keeneland-Sold Animal Kingdom Makes 2013 Debut In Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 7, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates headline the accomplished older horses spotlighted in this weekend’s graded stakes. Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Animal Kingdom makes his season debut in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).




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