Keeneland Sales Represented by 69 Entrants in Breeders’ Cup World Championships

39 horses from Keeneland Fall Meet also among entries

 Sixty-nine Keeneland sales graduates and 39 horses that raced and/or trained here during Keeneland’s recent Fall Meet lead entries for the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita.

Through 2018, 105 graduates of Keeneland sales have won 114 Breeders’ Cup races. The winners of 48 Breeders’ Cup races made their final starts before the event during the Fall Meet.

Six of the 11 horses entered in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) are Keeneland sales graduates. They include 3-1 morning-line favorite McKinzie.

Keeneland sales graduates entered in “Future Stars Friday” races are:

$1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2): Another Miracle, Cambria. Also-eligible: Fore Left, Karak

$1 million Juvenile Turf Presented by Coolmore America (G1): Billy Batts, Decorated Invader, Graceful Kitten, Hit the Road, Our Country, Peace Achieved, Structor, War Beast. Also-eligible: Deviant

$2 million Juvenile Fillies (G1): Bast, Comical, Donna Veloce, K P Dreamin, Lazy Daisy, Wicked Whisper

$1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1): Abscond, Crystalle, Selflessly, Sweet Melania

$2 million TVG Juvenile (G1): Anneau d’Or, Eight Rings, Full Flat, Scabbard, Shoplifted, Wrecking Crew

Sales alumni entered in Championship Saturday races are:

$1 million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1): Bellafina, Covfefe, Lady Ninja

$1 million Turf Sprint (G1): Om, Shekky Shebaz, Stubbins, Totally Boss

$1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile (G1): Blue Chipper, Diamond Oops, Giant Expectations, Improbable, Mr. Money, Omaha Beach, Snapper Sinclair

$2 million Sprint (G1): Catalina Cruiser, Engage, Hog Creek Hustle, Landeskog, Matera Sky, Mitole

$2 million TVG Mile (G1): Bowies Hero, Got Stormy. Also-eligible: Next Shares

$2 million Distaff (G1): Dunbar Road, Midnight Bisou, Mo See Cal, Ollie’s Candy, Secret Spice, Serengeti Empress

$4 million Turf (G1): Arklow, Bandua, Bricks and Mortar, Channel Maker, United

$6 million Classic (G1): Code of Honor, Higher Power, McKinzie, Owendale, Vino Rosso, War of Will

Fall Meet representation

A total of 39 horses that raced or trained at Keeneland during the 2019 Fall Meet are entered in Breeders’ Cup races. They include the winners of Keeneland’s 10 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re in Races: Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner British Idiom (Juvenile Fillies), Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) winner Bowies Hero (Mile), Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Maxfield (Juvenile), First Lady Presented by UK Healthcare (G1) winner Uni (GB) (Mile), Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner Blue Prize (ARG) (Distaff), Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) winner Engage (Sprint), Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) winner Spiced Perfection (Filly and Mare Sprint), JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) winner Sweet Melania (Juvenile Fillies Turf), Dixiana Bourbon (G3) winner Peace Achieved (Juvenile Turf) and Indian Summer winner Kimari (Juvenile Turf Sprint)

Another Fall Meet stakes winner entered in the Breeders’ Cup is Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select winner Stubbins (Turf Sprint).

Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Available at Red Mile

Keeneland invites racing fans to watch and wager on the Breeders’ Cup at Red Mile near downtown Lexington.

On Thursday, advance wagering on the full Friday and Saturday Breeders’ Cup cards will be available.

On Friday, a number of mutuel windows at Red Mile will open at 10 a.m. ET. The day’s Breeders’ Cup races will begin with the fourth of 10 races: Juvenile Turf Sprint (4:12 p.m.), Juvenile Turf (4:52 p.m.), Juvenile Fillies (5:32 p.m.), Juvenile Fillies Turf (6:12 p.m.) and Juvenile (7:03 p.m.).

Friday’s card will open with a $500,000 minimum guarantee Pick 5 on races 1-5; a Late Pick 5 with a $1 million guarantee on races 5-9; and an all-Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on races 6-9 with a $1 million minimum guarantee.

On Saturday, a number of mutuel windows will open at 10 a.m. Red Mile’s clubhouse opens at 10:30 a.m. (no food; bar only).

Twelve races will be run Championship Saturday, which starts with three undercard races followed by Breeders’ Cup races: Filly and Mare Sprint (2:55 p.m.), Turf Sprint (3:33 p.m.), Dirt Mile (4:10 p.m.), Filly and Mare Turf (4:54 p.m.), Sprint (5:36 p.m.), Mile (6:20 p.m.), Distaff (7 p.m.), Turf (7:40 p.m.) and Classic (8:44 p.m.).

That day, there will be a $1 million guaranteed all-Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick 6 on races 7-12; an all-Breeders’ Cup Late Pick 5 on races 8-12 with a $2 million guarantee; and a $2 million-guaranteed all-Breeders’ Cup Late Pick 4 on races 9-12.

 For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November, and its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and will hold the event again in 2020. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a private, not-for-profit corporation that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit Keeneland.com.

For more information contact:
Amy Gregory at 859 361-3490
Amy Owens at 859 421-2566

 

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