LEXINGTON, KY (June 5, 2013) – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Oxbow headlines seven Keeneland sales graduates chasing history in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1). Keeneland sales alumni comprise half of the 14-horse field, and include: Frac Daddy, Overanalyze, Oxbow, Midnight Taboo, Revolutionary, Will Take Charge and Palace Malice.
Seventeen Belmont champions were graduates of Keeneland sales, highlighted by recent winners Ruler On Ice (2011), Drosselmeyer (2010), Da’Tara (2008), Rags to Riches (2007) and Jazil (2006).
Keeneland Sales Alumni Entered in the 2013 Belmont (G1)
Frac Daddy – owner Magic City Thoroughbreds purchased the Scat Daddy colt for $50,000 at the 2011 September Yearling Sale from consignor Eaton Sales. The colt previously sold as a weanling for $20,000 to Sugar Valley Farm at the 2010 November Breeding Stock Sale.
Overanalyze – owner Mike Repole paid $380,000 for the winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1), Remsen (G2) and Futurity (G2), who was consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Oxbow – the Preakness winner was consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Burleson Farms and purchased for $250,000 by owner Calumet Farm’s Brad Kelley.
Midnight Taboo – owner Mike Repole bought the Langfuhr colt for $240,000 from consignor Three Chimneys Sales at the 2011 September Sale. He was previously sold by his breeder, Upson Downs Farms, as a weanling for $45,000 to Rick Grimes.
Revolutionary – winner of the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Withers (G3), and third in the Kentucky Derby (G1), the son of War Pass was consigned by Lane’s End to the 2011 September Sale, where he sold for $80,000 to Valera Stable.
Will Take Charge – the Rebel (G2) winner was bought by owner Willis D. Horton from consignor Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency for $425,000 at the 2011 September Sale.
Palace Malice – the Curlin colt was consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Lane’s End and purchased for $25,000 by Colin Brennan. He was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables to the following year’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, where he was bought for $200,000 by owner Dogwood Stable.