Sunday, October 11 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Saturday, October 10, 2009


DARLEY ALCIBIADES WINNER NEGLIGEE RETURNS TO BELMONT PARK ON MONDAY

Sovereign Stable’s Negligee had an easy morning on Saturday after her half-length victory over She Be Wild in Friday’s Darley Alcibiades (G1).

“She is heading back to Belmont Park on Monday morning,” trainer John Terranova said before catching a flight to New York. “I’ll be in New York this afternoon for Franny Freud, who is running in the Frizette (G1), and then tomorrow I’ll be at Woodbine to run a horse in the Grey (Breeders’ Cup Stakes, G3).”





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Friday, October 09 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Friday, October 9, 2009


PLETCHER SENDS INTERACTIF ON FAMILIAR ROUTE TO BOURBON

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s track record in the Bourbon Stakes (G3) has been stellar over the past five years with two victories and two runner-up finishes. On Sunday, he may improve on that record when he sends Wertheimer and Frere’s Interactif and two others in the 19th running of the $125,000 event for 2-year-olds.

Pletcher won the 2006 renewal with Twilight Meteor and scored last year with Bittel Road. Interactif is following in the hoofprints of Bittel Road to this year’s Bourbon. Both horses won the With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga at the Bourbon distance of 1 1/16 miles prior to the Bourbon.





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Thursday, October 08 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Thursday, October 8, 2009


RUFFIAN WINNER SWIFT TEMPER TOPS FIELD OF 11 FOR JUDDMONTE SPINSTER

Mark Stanley’s Swift Temper, whose brilliant summer campaign included victories in the Ruffian (G1) and Delaware Handicap (G2), will face 10 other fillies and mares Sunday in the 54th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at 1 1/8 miles over Keeneland’s main track.

The Juddmonte Spinster is a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) to be run November 6 at Santa Anita. Spinster winners that have gone on to win what was then the Breeders’ Cup Distaff are Princess Rooney (1984), Sacahuista (1987), Bayakoa (ARG) (1989 and 1990) and Inside Information (1995).





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Wednesday, October 7, 2009


EIGHT TO CHALLENGE DEFENDING CHAMPION FOREVER TOGETHER IN FIRST LADY

Augustin Stable’s Forever Together drew post position five and will face eight rivals on Saturday when she attempts to become the first repeat winner of the $400,000 First Lady (G1) for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at a mile on the Haggin Turf Course.

The First Lady will go as the seventh race on the 10-race card with a 4:35 p.m. ET post time. The First Lady is a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) to be run November 6 at Santa Anita. Forever Together won the Filly & Mare Turf last year.





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Wednesday, October 07 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Tuesday, October 6, 2009


UNDEFEATED SHE BE WILD FACES 11 RIVALS IN DARLEY ALCIBIADES

Nancy Mazzoni’s undefeated She Be Wild, winner of the Arlington-Washington Lassie (G3) in her most recent start, headlines a field of 12 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for the 58th running of the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on Friday.

The Darley Alcibiades serves as the main attraction on Friday’s 10-race card that kicks off the 17-day fall meeting that runs through October 31.





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Tuesday, October 06 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Monday, October 5, 2009


FALLSTARS WEEKEND STAKES FIELDS TAKING SHAPE

Augustin Stable’s Forever Together and Circle E Racing’s Mr. Sidney are expected to take their shots at Keeneland racing history this weekend when the fall meeting kicks off a 17-day session on Friday that runs through October 31

Highlighting the season is FallStars Weekend this Friday through Sunday that features nine stakes races, eight of which are “Win & You’re In” events that will punch tickets for the victors to the 26th Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run November 6-7 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California.





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Tuesday, September 29 2009


Keeneland Concludes September Yearling Sale


Lexington, KY (September 28, 2009) – Keeneland concluded its September Yearling Sale on Monday with sales negatively impacted by a market in the midst of a correction, and exacerbated by an unprecedented crisis in the global economy.

Cumulatively, the 14-day sale, held September 14-28, totaled $191,859,200, down 41.51 percent from last year’s 15-day total of $327,999,100. Average price of $60,734 decreased 33.25 percent from $90,984 posted in 2008. The median of $22,000 was down 40.54 percent from last year’s $37,000. A total of 3,159 yearlings were sold compared to 3,605 a year ago.





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Sunday, September 27 2009


Whywhywhy Colt Brings $50,000 to Top Sunday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 27, 2009) – A colt by Whywhywhy sold for $50,000 to top the Sunday session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Patrick Biancone signed the ticket on behalf of Flying Zee Stable. The colt, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, is out of French stakes winner Marche de Paix (FR), by Marchand de Sable.





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Powerscourt (GB) Colt Highlights Saturday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 26, 2009) – A half-brother by Powerscourt (GB) to Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) winner Ravalo brought $180,000 to headline Saturday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Tony Lacy signed the ticket as agent for Malih Al Basti. Consigned by Heaven Trees, the colt is from the family of Hollywood Oaks (G1) winner Moment to Buy.





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Friday, September 25 2009


Stormy Atlantic Colt Tops Friday Session of Keeneland September Sale


Lexington, KY (September 25, 2009) – A colt by Stormy Atlantic brought a final bid of $80,000 to highlight Friday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the colt is out of the Holy Bull mare Emptythetill. He was purchased by Just For Fun Stables.





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Fillies Rule on Thursday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (September 24, 2009) – Fillies brought the top three prices during Thursday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

SGV Thoroughbreds paid top price of $140,000 for a filly by Malibu Moon out of the stakes-placed Quiet American mare My American Girl. She was consigned by Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm, agent.





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Wednesday, September 23 2009


Unbridled’s Song Colt Tops Wednesday Session


Lexington, Ky. (September 23, 2009)— A dark bay or brown colt by Unbridled’s Song brought a top price of $185,000 during Wednesday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Baccari Bloodstock for Besilu bought the colt out of Katz Me If You Can from Eaton Sales, as agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal. A daughter of Storm Cat, Katz Me If You Can is a multiple graded stakes winner of $410,947.





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