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From the Keeneland Sales Vault: Preakness Stakes

Journey back in the Keeneland Sales vault to past winners of the Preakness S. (G1). Keeneland Sales has produced 22 Preakness winners, including last year's winner, Exaggerator, and three consecutive winners from 2011–2013: Shackleford, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and Oxbow.

Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming Leads Nine Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in Preakness

LEXINGTON, KY (May 18, 2017) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming and eight other graduates of Keeneland sales are among the 10 horses entered in the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico.

Timeline, American Anthem Lead Keeneland September Sale Sweep of Peter Pan, Lazaro Barrera Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (May 15, 2017) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale dominated Saturday’s Peter Pan (G3) at Belmont and Lazaro Barrera (G3) at Santa Anita, finishing 1-2-3 in both stakes. Timeline remained undefeated with his authoritative win in the Peter Pan, establishing himself as a rising star in the 3-year-old colt ranks. At Santa Anita, American Anthem posted a solid win in the Lazaro Barrera to give sire Bodemeister yet another graded stakes winner from his first crop.

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.




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