Sales Graduates Malathaat, Elite Power Win on Breeders’ Cup SaturdayNovember 5, 2022
Two graduates of Keeneland’s 2019 September Yearling Sale – Shadwell Stable’s champion Malathaat and Juddmonte’s Elite Power – won races Saturday during the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland. The 4-year-old runners both are by Curlin.
Purchased for $1.05 million, Malathaat recorded her fourth career stakes win at Keeneland when she nosed out Blue Stripe (ARG) to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). The filly’s string of Keeneland stakes wins began with the 2021 Central Bank Ashland (G1) and continued when she began her 4-year-old campaign during the 2022 Spring Meet with a win in the Baird Doubledogdare (G3). She returned at the Fall Meet to take the Oct. 8 Juddmonte Spinster (G1).
Denali Stud, agent for breeder Stonestreet, consigned Malathaat to the September Sale.
Purchased by Juddmonte for $900,000, Elite Power took the $2 million Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). He was consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Two 2-year-olds who sold at Keeneland’s 2021 September Yearling Sale and captured Grade 1 stakes during Keeneland’s 2022 Fall Meet – Forte and Wonder Wheel – prevailed in the richest races of today's Future Stars Friday on the first day of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, being held here for the third time.
Forte, who races for Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable, overtook heavy favorite Cave Rock in the stretch to win the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Also a graduate of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, the colt by Violence won Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) on Oct. 8 after taking Saratoga’s Hopeful (G1) on Sept. 5.
In the $2 million NetJet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), D. J. Stable’s Wonder Wheel rallied to post a three-length victory for her fourth win in five starts. The Into Mischief filly, also an alumnus of the September Sale, was coming off a win in Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades (G1) on Oct. 7.