Keeneland-Sold Champion Beholder Highlights Kentucky Oaks Entries
LEXINGTON, KY (May 2, 2013) – Ten three-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) are graduates of the Keeneland sales, headlined by multiple graded stakes winners Verrazano, Overanalyze and Revolutionary.
Nineteen Kentucky Derby winners have been sold at Keeneland. Graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale have won five of the past six Triple Crown races: I’ll Have Another (2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness-G1), Animal Kingdom (2011 Kentucky Derby), Shackleford (2011 Preakness) and Ruler On Ice (2011 Belmont-G1).
Keeneland-sold champion and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Beholder is featured in Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Keeneland Sales Alumni Entered in the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)
Verrazano – co-owner Let’s Go Stable purchased the undefeated winner of the Wood Memorial (G1) and Tampa Bay Derby (G2) for $250,000 from Middlebrook Farm at the 2011 September Yearling 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.
Revolutionary – winner of the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Withers (G3), 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 for $425,000; he was consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency.
Itsmyluckyday – Nick J. Hines signed the ticket for $47,000 for the Holy Bull (G3) winner, who was consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Jim & Pam Robinson’s Brandywine Farm.
Palace Malice – the Curlin colt, second by a neck in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1), 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.
Normandy Invasion –the son of Tapit, second in the Wood Memorial (G1), was purchased by owner Fox Hill Farm for $230,000 at the 2012 April Sale, where he was consigned by Eddie Woods. The colt was previously consigned to the 2011 September Sale by Betz Thoroughbreds.
Frac Daddy – owner Magic City Thoroughbreds bought the Scat Daddy colt, second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), for $50,000 at the 2011 September 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.
Oxbow – the Lecomte (G3) winner was consigned by Burleson Farms to the 2011 September Sale and purchased by owner Calumet Farm’s Brad Kelley for $250,000.
Falling Sky – Calixto Armas paid $16,000 for the Sam F. Davis (G3) winner, consigned as a weanling by Brookdale Sales, agent for Copper Penny Stables, to the 2010 November Sale.
Keeneland Sales Alumni Entered in the 2013 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1)
Beholder – owner Spendthrift Farm purchased the reigning champion two-year-old and winner of the Las Virgenes (G1) and Santa Anita Oaks (G1) for $180,000 from breeder Clarkland Farm at the 2011 September Sale.
Pure Fun – trainer Ken McPeek signed the ticket for $22,000 for the Pure Prize filly at the 2011 September Sale, where she was consigned by Damian & Braxton Lynch’s Royal Oak Farm. Pure Fun also was offered for sale as a weanling at the 2010 November Sale.