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Keeneland Sales Graduates Keen Ice, Private Zone, Runhappy Earn Grade 1 Wins at Saratoga

· 9:17 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 31, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates continued their success at Saratoga, where alumni captured three Grade 1 stakes on Saturday:  Keen Ice turned in a gritty performance to win the Travers (G1); Private Zone earned an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a victory in the Priority One Jets Forego (G1); and...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Beholder Makes History

· 8:30 am

September Sale Alumni Finish 1-2-3 in Alabama at Saratoga

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 24, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder became the first female to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) with a breathtaking 8¼-length victory over males on Saturday at Del...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Beholder Installed as Favorite for $1 Million Pacific Classic

· 9:26 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 21, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and two-time champion Beholder seeks to become the first female to win the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) on Saturday at Del Mar. Keeneland sales alumni comprise six of the 10 entries in the Pacific Classic, and include Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity and graded stakes...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Right There Heads Strong Sorrento Field

· 6:46 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 12, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Right There, an impressive winner of the Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita in June, highlights a competitive field entered for the Sorrento (G2) at Del Mar on Wednesday. Seven of the eight juvenile fillies entered are graduates of Keeneland sales, including...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Air Force Blue, Cavorting Shine at the Curragh, Saratoga

· 1:12 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 10, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni Air Force Blue and Cavorting displayed their talents on two of racing’s biggest stages this weekend. Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s Air Force Blue, a graduate of the 2014 September Yearling Sale, easily won the Keeneland Phoenix (G1) at the Curragh on Sunday and captured Europe’s first Group 1 race of 2015 for juveniles....

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Keeneland September Sale Grad and Champion Take Charge Brandi Returns in Saratoga’s Longines Test Stakes

· 10:28 am

Keeneland September Sale Grad and Champion Take Charge Brandi Returns in Saratoga’s Longines Test Stakes

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 7, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and champion filly Take Charge Brandi returns to the...

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Royal Ascot Stars and Horse of the Year Wise Dan Train at Keeneland

· 1:34 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 5, 2015) – While construction of temporary facilities for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31 progresses and the main barn area is being prepared for the arrival of yearlings in the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, racehorses stabled in Keeneland’s barns on nearby Rice Road continue to train. Residents include several...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Beholder Romps to Seventh Grade 1 Win in Del Mar’s Clement L. Hirsch

· 11:30 am

Keeneland sales alumni have won 9 of 11 graded stakes run to date at Saratoga

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 3, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates dominated the weekend’s graded stakes, led by Spendthrift Farm’s two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, who displayed her class with an easy seven-length win in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The victory marked the seventh career...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate and Champion Judy the Beauty Headlines Honorable Miss at Saratoga

· 10:55 am

LEXINGTON, KY (July 28, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty leads entries for Wednesday’s Honorable Miss (G2) at Saratoga, in which she will carry high weight of 124 pounds. Three of the five Honorable Miss entrants are Keeneland sales alumni, including recent Winning Colors (G3) victor Street...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Sweep Graded Stakes at Saratoga

· 8:34 am

LEXINGTON, KY (July 27, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates dominated opening weekend at Saratoga, winning all five graded stakes, led by Hard Not to Like in the Diana (G1) and Curalina in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). Uncle Vinny and Off the Tracks, both alumni of the 2014 September Yearling Sale, took...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Gabriel Charles Powers to Eddie Read Win

· 8:45 am

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Gabriel Charles Powers to Eddie Read Win

LEXINGTON, KY (July 20, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Gabriel Charles was an easy 3¾-length winner of the Eddie Read (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday despite having...

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Walk Close Charges to Modesty Victory

· 8:03 am

Keeneland Sales Graduate Walk Close Charges to Modesty Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Walk Close turned in a gritty performance to win Arlington’s Modesty Handicap (G3) by a half-length on Saturday. That...

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Lady Eli Dominates Belmont Oaks

· 11:09 am

Keeneland Sales Graduate Lady Eli Dominates Belmont Oaks

LEXINGTON, KY (July 6, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduate Lady Eli kept her perfect record intact with a sweeping run to win the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) in a romp on Saturday.

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Keeneland Schedules Lucrative 2015 Fall Meet Stakes Program

· 10:14 am

Keeneland Schedules Lucrative 2015 Fall Meet Stakes Program;

Announces Special Stakes to be Held in Celebration of Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (June 29, 2015) – Keeneland will be the focus of the racing world in October when the track presents 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purse money...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased Coast-to-Coast this Weekend

· 1:34 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 26, 2015) – Keeneland is represented by 40 sales graduates entered in graded stakes across the U.S. this weekend, led by Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity and recent Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) winner Majestic City in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1); Grade 3 winner Include Betty, multiple graded stakes-placed...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Undrafted Wins Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot

· 1:49 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 22, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum Undrafted was impressive in capturing the Diamond Jubilee (G1) on Saturday’s closing day of Royal Ascot. Owned by Wes Welker and Sol Kumin and trained by Wesley Ward, Undrafted was purchased for $50,000 at the 2011 September Sale by Gatewood Bell’s Hat Creek Racing from breeder Runnymede...

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Keeneland-Sold Grade 1 Winner Dame Dorothy Returns in Bed o’ Roses

· 7:47 am

LEXINGTON, KY (June 19, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Dame Dorothy, winner of the Humana Distaff (G1) in her last start, returns as the high weight in Saturday’s Bed o’ Roses (G3) at Belmont. At Santa Anita on Saturday, six of the ten fillies entered in the Summertime Oaks (G2) are Keeneland sales graduates, including recent Angels Flight...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Beholder Easy Winner of Adoration

· 12:03 pm

Keeneland September Sale Graduate Beholder Easy Winner of Adoration

LEXINGTON, KY (June 15, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and two-time champion mare Beholder was a 1¼-length winner of the Adoration (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita....

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Keeneland-Sold Hoppertunity Named High Weight in Stephen Foster

· 12:42 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 12, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and Grade 1 stakes winner Hoppertunity will carry high weight of 121 pounds in Saturday’s Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs. Hoppertunity won the Clark Handicap (G1), contested at the same 1 1/8-mile distance as the Stephen Foster, at Churchill Downs last fall. Among the...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Curalina Wins Acorn in Stakes Debut

· 5:43 am

LEXINGTON, KY (June 9, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Curalina made her stakes debut a successful one, winning the Acorn (G1) at Belmont on Saturday. Keeneland sales alumni won three other stakes on the Belmont card: Slumber (GB) took the Knob Creek Manhattan (G1); March won the Woody Stephens (G2) and...

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More Than 50 Keeneland Sales Graduates Highlight Graded Stakes Entries on Belmont Weekend

· 10:27 am

LEXINGTON, KY (June 5, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni are in the spotlight Belmont (G1) weekend, led by five of the eight contenders – Tale of Verve, Madefromlucky, Frammento, Keen Ice and Materiality – entered in Saturday’s final jewel of the Triple Crown. Also counted among the more than 50...

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Five Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in Belmont

· 9:57 am

LEXINGTON, KY (June 3,  2015) – Keeneland sales graduates Frammento, Keen Ice, Madefromlucky, Materiality and Tale of Verve are among the eight horses entered today in the 147th running of the $1 million Belmont (G1) on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Approximate post time for the 1 1/2-mile race for 3-year-olds is 6:50 p.m. ET.

Keeneland has sold 18 Belmont...

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Keeneland-Sold Divisidero Sets Course Record in Winning Pennine Ridge

· 2:30 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 1, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Divisidero got up in the final strides to win Belmont’s Pennine Ridge Stakes by a neck in course record time on Saturday. On the same race card, Lady Eli established herself at the top of the sophomore filly turf division with a win in the Wonder Again Stakes.

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Keeneland Sale Graduates Consumer Credit, Something Extra Headline Weekend Graded Stakes Entries

· 11:12 am

LEXINGTON, KY (May 29, 2015) – Graded stakes winner Consumer Credit and stablemate Mrs McDougal, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, top entries for Saturday’s American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita. The same day, Something Extra seeks his third victory in Woodbine’s Connaught Cup (G2), which he won in 2012...

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Hard Not to Like Charges Late Along the Rail to Take Gamely

· 12:27 pm

Keeneland Sales Graduate Hard Not to Like Charges Late Along the Rail to Take Gamely

 

LEXINGTON, KY (May 26, 2015) Hard Not to Like, purchased by owner Speedway Stables at Keeneland’s 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale, surged through an opening on the rail in the final strides to win the Gamely (G1) on Memorial...

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More Than 90 Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing in Graded Stakes Company on Derby Weekend

· 2:21 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (April 30, 2015) – Keeneland is represented by more than 90 sales graduates entered in graded stakes across the country over Kentucky Derby weekend. Eleven of the 15 fillies entered in Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) are Keeneland sales alumni as are 14 of the 22 entrants in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Other prominent Keeneland...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Blingismything Captures Santa Anita’s Wilshire

· 12:47 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (April 27, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Blingismything rallied along the rail to capture Sunday’s Wilshire (G3) at Santa Anita by a nose.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

BLINGISMYTHING, 5YO mare by Arch – Dancing General ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor-...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 24

· 10:09 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 – CLOSING DAY

·         CARPE DIEM GALLOPS; TO WORK EARLY SATURDAY

·         FRAMMENTO BREEZES FOR POSSIBLE START IN KENTUCKY DERBY

·         CASTELLANO REGISTERS FIRST KEENELAND LEADING RIDER TITLE

·         RAMSEYS BREAK RECORD FOR MOST MEET TITLES BY AN...

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Study Finds Keeneland Provides Significant Economic Stimulus to Lexington and Fayette County

· 10:55 am

Study Finds Keeneland Provides Significant Economic Stimulus to Lexington and Fayette County

Generates Total Economic Impact of $590 Million

LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2015) – Keeneland’s premier Spring and Fall race meets and four globally renowned Thoroughbred sales, which include two of the...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 22

· 2:15 pm

BROWN THRILLED WITH PERFORMANCE OF KEENELAND STABLE

With six wins to tie him for third place among the leading trainers of Keeneland’s Spring Meet, trainer Chad Brown is especially pleased with the performance of his stable. Brown’s wins include the April 11 Jenny Wiley (G1) with Ball Dancing, the April 12 Appalachian (G3) Presented by...

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