Sixty-six Keeneland sales graduates and 28 horses that raced and/or trained here during the recently concluded Fall Meet headline entries for the 34th running of the more than $28 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Del Mar.
Through 2016, 95 graduates of Keeneland sales have won 103 Breeders’ Cup races. The Fall Meet has produced 42 horses that have won 45 Breeders’ Cup races.
Keeneland sales graduates represent more than half of the field in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), with seven of the 11 entrants. Last year’s winner and Keeneland sales graduate, champion Arrogate, will defend his title in the event. Additional Keeneland sales alumni in the race are Win the Space, War Story, West Coast, Gunnevera, Pavel and Collected.
Another sales graduate is Keeneland-based European champion Lady Aurelia, who headlines the $1 million Turf Sprint (G1) and is joined in the race by sales graduates Hogy and Mongolian Saturday.
Horses entered in the Breeders’ Cup and cataloged to Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale that begins Nov. 7 are multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, a Keeneland sales graduate, and championStellar Wind.
Keeneland sales graduates entered in the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup races are:
$2 million Distaff (G1): Abel Tasman, Champagne Room, Mopotism.
$1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile (G1): Accelerate, Cupid, Giant Expectations, Iron Fist, Practical Joke, Gato Del Oro.
$1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1): Best Performance, Dixie Moon, Moon Dash, Orbolution, Ultima D, Retro.
$1 million Juvenile Turf (G1): Catholic Boy, Flameaway, Hemp Hemp Hurray, Mendelssohn, Untamed Domain, My Boy Jack, Snapper Sinclair, Pubilius Syrus.
Alumni of Keeneland sales entered in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup races are:
$6 million Classic (G1): Arrogate, Collected, Gunnevera, Pavel, War Story, West Coast, Win the Space.
$4 million Turf (G1): Beach Patrol.
$2 million Mile (G1): Ballagh Rocks, Roly Poly, Midnight Storm, Om, Mr. Roary.
$2 million Sentient Jet Juvenile (G1): Bahamian, Free Drop Billy, Good Magic, Hazit, Hollywood Star, Solomini, The Tabulator.
$2 million 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies (G1): Alluring Star, Caledonia Road, Gio Game, Piedi Bianchi, Separationofpowers, Stainless, Wonder Gadot.
$2 million Filly and Mare Turf (G1): Lady Eli, Zipessa, Kitten’s Roar.
$1.5 million TwinSpires Sprint (G1): American Pastime, Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits, Roy H.
$1 million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1): Carina Mia, Constellation, Finest City, Finley’sluckycharm, Princess Karen, Unique Bella.
$1 million Turf Sprint (G1): Hogy, Lady Aurelia, Mongolian Saturday.
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