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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Alert Bay, Our Way Figure Prominently in Weekend Graded Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (April 28, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates highlight entries for weekend graded stakes across the U.S. Daring Duchess carries high weight in today’s Bewitch (G3) at Keeneland.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates Sweep Million-Dollar Derby Preps on Saturday

LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Always Dreaming and Girvin won the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) and Louisiana Derby (G2), respectively, to capture the weekend’s two $1 million preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Each prep was worth 100 points to the winner to establish Girvin in first place on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with Always Dreaming in third.



Classic Contenders El Areeb, Unique Bella Top 50+ Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in Weekend Graded Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2017) – More than 50 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes on both coasts this weekend, with sophomore standouts seeking to burnish their credentials in major prep races on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland September Sale Alum Girvin Tops Kentucky Derby Point Standings with Risen Star Win

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 27, 2017) – Keeneland sales alumni Girvin, Untrapped and Local Hero finished 1-2-3 in the Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds on Saturday. With the upset victory, Girvin earned 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and vaulted to the top of the leaderboard standings.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Mo Town Makes Sophomore Debut in Grade 2 Risen Star

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 24, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and 2016 Remsen (G2) winner Mo Town carries high weight of 122 pounds in his 3-year-old debut, Saturday’s Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds, a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Nine of the 14 horses in the Risen Star field are graduates of Keeneland sales, among them California Derby winner So Conflated, and Untrapped and Takeoff, second and third, respectively, in the Lecomte (G3).


Keeneland September Sale Graduate Uncontested Tops Entries for Grade 3 Southwest

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 20, 2017) – Keeneland sales are represented by seven graduates entered at Oaklawn in Monday’s Southwest (G3), a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Uncontested carries high weight in the Southwest following an impressive 5¼-length win in the Smarty Jones Stakes in January at Oaklawn. Among the other prominent contenders who are Keeneland sales graduates are multiple graded stakes-placed Lookin At Lee and undefeated One Liner.  


September Sale Graduates Accelerate, Deeply Undervalued Post Standout Grade 2 Stakes Wins

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2016) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale were impressive Saturday in the Los Alamitos Derby (G2) and Laurel’s Commonwealth Derby (G2). Accelerate turned in a gritty performance to catch Semper Fortis at the wire to win the Los Alamitos Derby.

$90,000 Colt Leads Saturday’s Penultimate Session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2016) – A colt by First Defence sold to multiple Eclipse Award-winning owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey for $90,000 to top Saturday’s 12th of 13 sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

During the first day of the two-day Book 6 portion of the sale, Keeneland sold 168 yearlings for $1,490,300, just below the 12th and final session of last year’s auction when 170 horses grossed $1,518,800. The average of $8,871 was nearly equal to $8,934 in 2015, and the median of $3,750 declined 46.43 percent from $7,000 last year.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Registers Increases on Friday

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 23, 2016) – Keeneland recorded solid gains during Friday’s 11th session of the September Yearling Sale, highlighted by the sale of a colt from the first crop of Point of Entry for $100,000.

On the second and final day of the Book 5 session of the sale, Keeneland sold 262 yearlings for $3,749,400, a 24.28 percent increase from the corresponding session in 2015 when 216 yearlings grossed $3,017,000. The average of $14,311 was 2.46 percent above last year’s $13,968, while the median of $8,750 was 2.78 percent below $9,000 in 2015.




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