Keeneland September Sale Graduate Arcangelo Wins Belmont


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Leads sweep of September Sale alumni

Jon Ebbert of Blue Rose Farm purchased Arcangelo for $35,000 at Keeneland’s 2021 September Yearling Sale and today raced him to win the 155th running of the $1.5 million Belmont (G1) Presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. Javier Castellano rode Arcangelo to win the third leg of the Triple Crown and notch his first Belmont. Jena Antonucci became the first woman to train a Belmont winner.

Finishing second and third, respectively, were two additional graduates of the same September Sale, champion Forte and Keeneland’s recent Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner, Tapit Trice.

Arcangelo is the 11th Keeneland sales graduate to win the Belmont since 2006, joining Mo Donegal (2022), Sir Winston (2019), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018), Creator (2016), Palace Malice (2013), Ruler On Ice (2011), Drosselmeyer (2010), Da’Tara (2008), Rags to Riches (2007) and Jazil (2006).

Bred by Don Alberto Corporation, Arcangelo was consigned to the September Sale by Gainesway, agent.

 Since its first race meet more than 85 years ago, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts five sales a year, in January, April, September and November. Graduates of Keeneland sales 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, 2020 and 2022. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a privately held company with a not-for-profit mission 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.

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