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Eleven Keeneland Sales Graduates Among 22 Horses Entered in $2 Million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands

LEXINGTON, KY (May 5, 2016) – Eleven graduates of Keeneland sales, led by undefeated champion Nyquist, are among the 22 horses entered in Saturday’s 142nd running of the $2,391,600 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Churchill Downs. Approximate post time for the 1¼-mile race for 3-year-olds is 6:34 p.m. ET.

Nyquist is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the race.

Keeneland Sales Graduates Pack $1 Million Kentucky Oaks Field

LEXINGTON, KY (May 3, 2016) – Nine of the 15 fillies entered today in Friday’s 142nd running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs are graduates of Keeneland sales. The Kentucky Oaks is a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Since 1994, Keeneland sales have produced 10 Kentucky Oaks winners. They include Racing Hall of Famer Ashado and Belmont (G1) winner Rags to Riches.

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Stanford Cruises to Charles Town Classic Win

LEXINGTON, KY (April 24, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Stanford won the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (G2) in gate-to-wire fashion on Saturday. Finest City, also a September Sale alum, set a track record for 6½ furlongs in winning the Great Lady M. (G2) at Los Alamitos.

  

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Donworth Favored in Charles Town Classic

LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduate Donworth has been installed as the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (G2). The field also includes Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Imperative, winner of the 2014 Charles Town Classic. September Sale alum and Grade 1 winner I’m a Chatterbox makes her 2016 debut in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) on Friday at Keeneland.

 

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Creator Solidifies Derby Berth With Arkansas Derby Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates captured this weekend’s final classic preps. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), Creator rallied from behind to take the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, while Collected unleashed a powerful run to win the Lexington (G3) at Keeneland by four lengths. Lightstream remained undefeated in winning the Adena Springs Beaumont (G3) on Sunday at Keeneland, the final prep on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). 

Keeneland September Sale Alumni Burnish Classic Credentials

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Alumni of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale enhanced their standings among the top classic contenders with spectacular wins on Saturday. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Brody’s Cause posted a strong performance to win the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland, while Exaggerator romped to a 6¼-length victory in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

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Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased in Classic Preps, Dubai World Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (March 25, 2016) – More than 30 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes across the U.S. and in Dubai on Saturday.

Sales alumni headline the day’s three classic preps which now award 100 points each to the respective winners on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland September Sale Alum Cupid Bursts onto Kentucky Derby Scene with Rebel Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (March 21, 2016) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Cupid established himself as a leading contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a gritty win in Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn (click here to see video of Cupid in the Keeneland sales

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