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Breeders’ Cup Candidate and Group 1 Winner Dreamloper (IRE) Supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

October 30, 2022

Keeneland has announced that multiple French Group 1 winner Dreamloper (IRE), scheduled to make her next start here during Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, will remain at Keeneland to be sold two days later during Book 1 of the November Breeding Stock Sale. Dreamloper, who will be offered as a racing and broodmare prospect, is consigned by Ed Walker Racing, agent.

Dreamloper, a 5-year-old daughter of Lope de Vega, was pre-entered in two Breeders’ Cup races with her first preference being the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) Presented by PDJF. Post positions for the 39th Breeders’ Cup will be drawn this afternoon.


Trained by Ed Walker for breeder and owner Mrs. Olivia Hoare, Dreamloper has an official British Horse Racing Authority rating of 120. She twice won with ease in Group 1 company this season, beating males on both occasions. She captured the Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp in France in May by 2 lengths and defeated Order of Australia (IRE) to land the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp over a mile by 5½ lengths at the same course in September.

Dreamloper’s 2022 campaign began in England in May with a win in the Betfair Exchange Dahlia (G2) at Newmarket. Last year, she took the British Racecourses Join Sunflower Lanyard Scheme Valiant (G3) at Ascot and was third in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot (G1) at Newmarket.

“Dreamloper has been amazing,” Walker said. “She’s just got better and better as time has gone on. She was a group winner last season then showed real battling qualities to win the Dahlia Stakes on her return this season. She was impressive in the Ispahan before that amazing win in the Prix du Moulin. You don’t win a Group 1 by 5½ lengths without being very special.

“She’s an incredibly good-moving, athletic filly with an electric turn of foot,” Walker added. “She’s very sound, very tough and very genuine. She’s fabulous.”

From the family of Epsom Oaks (G1) winner Talent, Dreamloper is out of stakes winner Livia’s Dream, by Teofilo, and from the family of Group 2 winner Thomas Hobson and stakes winner Brindisi. Sire Lope de Vega has been represented by Grade/Group 1 winners on four continents, including Aunt Pearl (IRE) and Newspaperofrecord (IRE) in North America. 

“Keeneland is honored to have such an outstanding mare as Dreamloper travel from Europe not only to compete in the Breeders’ Cup but to be part of Book 1 of the November Breeding Stock Sale two days after she races,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. “Her appearance in the auction underscores the international significance of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale to the global Thoroughbred industry and will put her on a stage for all the world to see.”

Book 1 starts Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. ET. Keeneland will accept supplements to Book 1 until the auction begins.