Friday, November 13 2009


Lasting Appeal Brings $875,000 on Thursday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (November 12, 2009) – Mares from the dispersal of the W.T. Young family’s Overbrook Farm continued to be highly prized during the Thursday session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, highlighted by the $875,000 paid for the A.P. Indy mare Lasting Appeal.

WinStar bought the six-year-old session-topping mare, sold in foal to Awesome Again. Out of the stakes-placed Storm Cat mare Steady Cat, Lasting Appeal is from the family of stakes winner and sire Miswaki.





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Thursday, November 12 2009


Overbrook Farm Dispersal Generates Top Prices at Keeneland on Wednesday


Lexington, KY (November 11, 2009) – Broodmares from the dispersal of the W.T. Young family’s Overbrook Farm, Eaton Sales as agent, accounted for the day’s top five prices, led by the sale of Honest Pursuit for $3.1 million, at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday.

A total of 38 horses were sold today as part of the Overbrook dispersal, for gross sales of $20,957,000 and an average of $551,500.





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Wednesday, November 11 2009


Sale of Azeri for $2.25 Million Tops Opening Day of Keeneland November Sale


Lexington, KY (November 10, 2009) – Azeri, 2002 Horse of the Year and three-time champion, in foal to Distorted Humor, brought a final bid of $2.25 million to top Tuesday’s opening session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Shunsuke Yoshida signed the ticket for Azeri on behalf his father, Katsumi Yoshida, owner of Northern Farm, one of Japan’s premier Thoroughbred breeding operations. John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency consigned the 11-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter for the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust.





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Friday, November 06 2009


Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Begins Tuesday


Lexington, KY (November 6, 2009) – Keeneland kicks off its 66th annual November Breeding Stock Sale – the premier sale of its kind in the world – on Tuesday.

Highlighting the 13-day sale, which runs through November 22, will be the dispersals of two of North America’s most prestigious breeding establishments – Windfields Farm, founded by the late E.P. Taylor, and the W.T. Young family’s Overbrook Farm.





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Monday, November 02 2009


Wagering Increases 8.7 Percent For Keeneland’s Fall Race Meeting


Lexington, KY (November 2, 2009) – Keeneland closed its 2009 fall season on Saturday with an 8.7 percent increase in total wagering for the 17-day race meeting, held October 9-31.

Combined on-track and off-track wagering on Keeneland was $119,055,703, up 8.7 percent from $109,482,898 in 2008. Average daily total wagering was $7,003,277, also up 8.7 percent from $6,440,170 last fall.





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Saturday, October 31 2009


Wagering Increases During Keeneland Fall Race Meeting


Lexington, KY (October 31, 2009) – Keeneland closed its 2009 fall season on Saturday with increases in total wagering for the 17-day race meeting, held October 9-31.

Though final handle figures are not yet confirmed, combined on-track and off-track wagering totaled $119,055,703, up 8.7 percent from $109,482,898 in 2008. Average daily total wagering was $7,003,277, up from $6,440,170 last fall.





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Blame Rallies to Take Closing-Day Fayette


Lexington, KY (October 31, 2009) – Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Blame rallied from next to last to overtake even-money favorite Parading and win the 51st running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2) by 1 ¼ lengths as Keeneland wrapped up its 17-day fall race meeting.

Ridden by Jamie Theriot, Blame was content to lag at the rear of the pack as longshot Tizfiz cut out fractions of :24.68, :48.86 and 1:13.40 with Wicked Style and Parading in closest pursuit.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Saturday, October 31, 2009


JIM WILLIAMS RECALLS KEENELAND HIGHLIGHTS

Today, on the final day of the 17-day Keeneland fall meeting, the track will be honoring Director of Communications Jim Williams. Williams is retiring at the end of 2009 after 38 years with Keeneland.

Williams is respected for his professionalism, integrity and great passion for Thoroughbred racing. Here are a few of his thoughts on racing and Keeneland:





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Friday, October 30 2009


Jockey Brimo Listed in Critical Condition At UK Medical Center


Lexington, KY (October 30, 2009) – Jockey Julia Brimo, who suffered injuries when her mount, Golden Stride, clipped heels and fell during today’s first race at Keeneland, has been listed in “critical” condition by the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

A native of Ontario, Canada, Brimo won the Sovereign Award as the top apprentice jockey in Canada for 2003, when she rode 75 winners.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Friday, October 30, 2009


THIRTY-FOUR BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRIES PERFORMED AT KEENELAND IN THE FALL

A total of 33 horses that raced at Keeneland in October and/or had timed works at the track during the month are among the pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 6-7 at Santa Anita in California. A total of 166 horses, including 10 defending or former Breeders’ Cup champions, were pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup. Pre-entries were announced on Wednesday.

The 26th Breeders’ Cup consists of 14 races with purses totaling $25.5 million. Racing fans can watch and wager on the event at Keeneland.





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Thursday, October 29 2009


Keenelaned Barn Notes—Thursday, October 29, 2009


KEENELAND SALES REPRESENTED WELL BY BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRIES

A total of 57 horses that are graduates of Keeneland sales are among the pre-entries for the 26th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 6-7 at Santa Anita in California. Among them is Mr. Sidney, a son of A.P. Indy whom Circle E Racing purchased for $3.9 million at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Pre-entries were announced on Wednesday. A total of 166 horses, including 10 defending or former Breeders’ Cup champions, are among the pre-entries.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Wednesday, October 28, 2009


CLOSING-DAY FAYETTE TO INCLUDE TOPWEIGHT PARADING, DISTAFFER TIZFIZ

Parading, who won Keeneland’s Ben Ali (G3) in April, is the 123-pound highweight for the 51st running of the Fayette (G2) on October 31, closing day of Keeneland’s fall meeting. The 1 1/8-mile race is worth $150,000.

Parading, a six-year-old Pulpit horse who races for Phipps Stable, won the Ben Ali on Polytrack and Pimlico’s Dixie (G2) on turf in consecutive races in the spring. He made his next three starts in Grade 1 company over all-weather surfaces in Southern California, running fifth behind Rail Trip in the Hollywood Gold Cup, fourth behind Richards Kid in the Pacific Classic and fourth behind Gitano Hernando in the Goodwood.





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