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Galloping Out: Keeneland Graduates Receive Honors at Annual Kentucky-Bred Champions Awards

April 21, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2017) – Several Keeneland sales graduates received honors at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Annual Kentucky-Bred Champions Awards Luncheon at Keeneland on Thursday: Arrogate (Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Male), Classic Empire (2-Year-Old Male), Champagne Room (2-Year-Old Filly), Beholder (Older Dirt Female), Drefong (Sprinter) and Special Skills (Steeplechase Horse). Arrogate’s breeder, Clearsky Farms, received the P.A.B. Widener Trophy as KTOB Breeder of the Year.

Clearsky consigned Arrogate to Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale, where owner Juddmonte Farms purchased him for $560,000. (Click here for a video of Arrogate in the Keeneland sale ring.) The colt by Unbridled’s Song received the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male of 2016 when he won the Travers (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). This year, Arrogate won the Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Dubai World Cup (G1). He has earned $17,084,600. …

Trainer Steve Manley recorded his first Keeneland victory when Go Vo won the eighth race Thursday under Robby Albarado. Manley owns Go Vo, a 5-year-old Forestry gelding who took the 6-furlong race by 1¾ lengths in 1:10.48.