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Keeneland Sales Graduates Pack $1 Million Kentucky Oaks Field

LEXINGTON, KY (May 3, 2016) – Nine of the 15 fillies entered today in Friday’s 142nd running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs are graduates of Keeneland sales. The Kentucky Oaks is a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Since 1994, Keeneland sales have produced 10 Kentucky Oaks winners. They include Racing Hall of Famer Ashado and Belmont (G1) winner Rags to Riches.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Creator Solidifies Derby Berth With Arkansas Derby Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates captured this weekend’s final classic preps. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), Creator rallied from behind to take the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, while Collected unleashed a powerful run to win the Lexington (G3) at Keeneland by four lengths. Lightstream remained undefeated in winning the Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) on Sunday at Keeneland, the final prep on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). 

Keeneland September Sale Alumni Burnish Classic Credentials

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Alumni of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale enhanced their standings among the top classic contenders with spectacular wins on Saturday. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Brody’s Cause posted a strong performance to win the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland, while Exaggerator romped to a 6¼-length victory in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

Strong Commerce Yields Positive Results as Keeneland September Yearling Sale Concludes

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2015) – Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale closed Saturday following nearly two weeks of robust trade that generated solid gains led by a record-equaling median price and the sale of 11 seven-figure yearlings. Results reflect a continued trend toward stability in the Thoroughbred market. 

Brisk Trade Continues at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 25, 2015) – A colt from the first crop of The Factor brought $170,000 to headline a robust day of selling on Friday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. 

Gross receipts of $279,977,300 posted through 11 sessions of this year’s 12-day sale surpassed total sales of $279,960,500 recorded for the entire 13-day September Sale in 2014. 

Momentum Carries into Final Days of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2015) – Commerce remained strong during the tenth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Thursday, led by the sale of a Colonel John colt sold for $170,000. 

Keeneland sold 283 yearlings for $6,513,000 on Thursday, nearly equal to the corresponding session in 2014 when 289 horses grossed $6,626,500. The average of $23,014 was up from last year’s $22,929, while the median of $17,000 remained the same.

Half-Sister to Grade 1 Winner Nyquist Sells for $330,000 to Top Wednesday Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 23, 2015) – A half-sister to the undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning juvenile Nyquist, entered in Saturday’s FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita, sold to Bridlewood Farm for $330,000 to highlight Wednesday’s ninth session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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