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.
Keeneland sales have produced 22 Preakness winners, including last year’s winner, Exaggerator, and four consecutive winners from 2010-2013: Lookin At Lucky, Shackleford, Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another and Oxbow.
Always Dreaming is the 21st Keeneland sales graduate to win the Kentucky Derby, run May 6. A total of 19 Keeneland sales alumni have won the Belmont (G1), the third leg in the Triple Crown, which will be run June 10.
The Keeneland sales graduates entered in the Preakness are:
Always Dreaming (Bodemeister-Above Perfection) – Preakness favorite Always Dreaming races for MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable, Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds. Santa Rosa Partners of Mike Ryan and Gerry Dilger bred the colt, consigned to Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale by Dilger’s Dromoland Farm, agent. Steven W. Young, agent, paid $350,000 for Always Dreaming, who is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be ridden by John Velazquez.
Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile-Sambuca Classica) – Fourth in the Kentucky Derby, the champion 2-year-old colt was purchased by owner John C. Oxley for $475,000 at the September Sale from the consignment of Warrendale Sales, agent. Julien Leparoux will ride Classic Empire for trainer Mark Casse. He was bred by Steven Nicholson and Brandi Nicholson.
Cloud Computing (Maclean’s Music-Quick Temper) – Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Stretch Run Ventures bred the graded stakes-placed runner trained by Chad Brown for owners Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned the colt to the September Sale, where he sold for $200,000 to Mike Ryan, agent. He will be ridden by Javier Castellano.
Conquest Mo Money (Uncle Mo-Stirring) – Owner Judge Lanier Racing purchased the multiple stakes winner as an unraced 2-year-old for $8,500 at Keeneland’s 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale. He was consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables. Twin Creeks Farm bred Conquest Mo Money, who is trained by Miguel Hernandez and will be ridden by Jorge Carreno.
Gunnevera (Dialed In-Unbridled Rage) – Seventh in the Kentucky Derby, Gunnevera races for Peacock Racing Stables. Trainer Antonio Sano, agent, paid $16,000 for the winner of the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2), Saratoga Special (G2) and Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) at the September Sale from the consignment of breeders Brandywine Farm and Stephen Upchurch. He will be ridden by Mike Smith.
Lookin At Lee (Lookin At Lucky-Langara Lass) – Owner L and N Racing purchased Kentucky Derby runner-up for $70,000 from the consignment of Penn Sales, agent, at the September Sale. Corey Lanerie will ride the colt for trainer Steve Asmussen. The Ellis Park Juvenile winner was bred by Ray Hanson.
Multiplier (The Factor-Trippi Street) – The Illinois Derby (G3) winner, bred by Mark Stansell, is an alumnus of two Keeneland sales. Burleson Farms, agent, consigned him as a weanling to the 2014 November Sale, where he sold to Walter Bloodstock for $62,000. Hunter Valley Farm, agent, offered Multiplier at the September Sale. Brendan Walsh trains the colt for Wachtel Stable, George J. Kerr and Gary Barber. He will be ridden by Joel Rosario.
Senior Investment (Discreetly Mine-Plaid) – The winner of Keeneland’s Stonestreet Lexington (G3) on April 15 sold to trainer Kenny McPeek, agent, for $95,000 at the September Sale. He was consigned by Lane’s End, agent for breeder Dixiana Farms. Channing Hill will ride the colt for owner Paul Fireman’s Fern Circle Stables.
Term of Art (Tiznow-Miles of Style) – Calumet Farm bought the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille (G3) winner for $220,000 at the September Sale from the consignment of Timber Town, agent. Whisper Hill Farm bred Term of Art, who will be ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Doug O’Neill.