THURSDAY, SEPT. 14 – THIRD AND FINAL SESSION OF BOOK 2
Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli crosses the finish line of every race with her ears back and a steely expression on her face, conveying the gumption that allowed her to overcome a battle with laminitis and win eight graded stakes races. Five of those victories were Grade 1 races, including the Gamely (G1) and Diana (G1) in 2017.
Consigned by Runnymede Farm to Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, Lady Eli sold for $130,000 to Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent.
Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds said the yearling Lady Eli was “extremely athletic and had a real presence about her.”
“While I make a living as a bloodstock agent by buying, selling and trading horses, the main reason I do what I do is to try to find exceptional equine athletes,” Bradley said. “My job is to be a talent scout. So for me, Lady Eli is the fruition of my passion for this sport. She is one of the best of her generation.”
Click here to read more about Lady Eli’s spectacular career and watch her sell at the September Sale. Lady Eli is to be offered as a broodmare prospect at this year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 7.