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Keeneland September yearlings to Woodward (G1) winners to 2016 September Sires & Dams

The 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale features an array of top sires, many of which were September Sale graduates themselves. In honor of Saturday’s Woodward (G1) at Saratoga, we look back at three memorable winners – Lemon Drop KidCurlinQuality Road – and recall their time as yearlings in the Keeneland sales ring and their unforgettable victories at Saratoga.

Champion Runhappy Breezes 5 Furlongs at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 1, 2016) – On Thursday at 5:50 a.m., champion sprinter and Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Runhappy worked 5 furlongs in :58 in his second breeze since beginning his return to competition and being aimed at 1-mile races.

Runhappy and exercise rider Marcus O’Donnell covered a half in :44.80 and galloped out in 1:11.60, according to Keeneland clocker Tom Bridges.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Martin Night Bars Wins Russian Derby

September Sale alumni win four of the five Russian group stakes on the Derby Day card

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 31, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates dominated the Russian Derby Day card held Sunday, Aug. 28, at Central Moscow Hippodrome, winning five of the day’s six stakes, including all three Russian Group 1 events, led by Martin Night Bars' victory in the Russian Derby.

Keeneland September Sales Graduates Lady Aurelia, Harmonize Earn Group/Grade 1 Victories

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 22, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates captured graded/group stakes in North America as well as England, Ireland and France this past week.

September Sale graduates have won 33 Grade/Group 1 stakes to date in 2016.

Lady Aurelia remained undefeated with her front-running victory in the Darley Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville on Sunday, an impressive follow-up to her win in the Queen Mary (G2) at Royal Ascot in June.

Champions Beholder and Catch a Glimpse Top Keeneland Sales Graduates in Impressive Weekend Graded Stakes Lineup

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 19, 2016) – Three-time Eclipse Award winner and Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Beholder headlines a loaded field for the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday on a weekend that features 43 Keeneland sales graduates entered in graded stakes across the country.

Lady Aurelia Turns in Final Work for Darley Prix Morny

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 11, 2016) – Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel’s undefeated Queen Mary (G2) winner Lady Aurelia completed preparations for the Aug. 21 Darley Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville today at Keeneland, working four furlongs in :48 over the firm turf course.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Paola Queen Rallies to Win Test

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 8, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Paola Queen altered her usual front-running style and rallied from off the pace to win Saturday’s Test (G1) at Saratoga. 

Other prominent September Sale alumni to win on Saturday include Cupid, winner by four lengths of the West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer, and Champagne Room, who broke her maiden in the Sorrento (G2) at Del Mar.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates, Led by Off the Tracks, Dominate Field for Test

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2016) – Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale is represented by seven of the eight sophomore fillies entered for Saturday’s Test (G1) at Saratoga, headlined by Grade 1 winner Off the Tracks and graded stakes winners Lewis Bay and Lightstream, who finished 1-2-3 in the recent Mother Goose (G1).

Lady Aurelia Works Thursday in Preparation for Trip to France

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2016) – Trainer Wesley Ward was pleased Thursday morning after Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel’s undefeated Queen Mary (G2) winner Lady Aurelia, scheduled to make her next start in the Aug. 21 Darley Prix Morny (G1) at Deauville, worked four furlongs in :49.20 on Keeneland’s turf course.

“Lady Aurelia was brilliant. I’m really excited,” Ward said. “We’ll see what happens here in a couple of weeks.” (Click here for a video of the interview.)

Keeneland Catalogs 4,479 Yearlings for 2016 September Sale

Keeneland Catalogs 4,479 Yearlings for 2016 September Sale

Sale graduates sweep Triple Crown, excel internationally

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 3, 2016) – Keeneland announced today that 4,479 yearlings have been cataloged for the 73rd annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction, to be held Sept. 12-25.




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