Sixty-seven Keeneland sales graduates and 30 horses that raced and/or trained here during the recently concluded Fall Meet headline entries for the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita.
Through 2015, 88 graduates of Keeneland sales have won 95 Breeders’ Cup races. The Fall Meet has produced 40 horses that have won 43 Breeders’ Cup races.
Keeneland sales graduates are among the morning-line favorites in the World Championships’ two marquee events, the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). Six of the 10 horses entered in the Classic are Keeneland sales graduates, led by Arrogate, a 13½-length winner of the Travers (G1) at Saratoga in his most recent start, and Grade 1 winners Hoppertunity, Keen Ice and Melatonin.
Half of the eight entries in the Distaff are Keeneland sales alumni, including multiple champion and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder and Grade 1 winners Curalina and I’m a Chatterbox.
Keeneland sales graduates entered in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup races are:
$2 million Distaff (G1): Beholder, Curalina, I’m a Chatterbox, Land Over Sea
$1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile (G1): Accelerate, Dortmund, Runhappy, Tamarkuz, Tom’s Ready
$1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1): Coasted, Happy Mesa, La Coronel, New Money Honey, Roly Poly; Con Te Partiro (also-eligible)
$1 million Juvenile Turf (G1): Bowies Hero, Channel Maker, J. S. Choice, Made You Look, Rodaini, Ticonderoga, Wellabled
Alumni of Keeneland sales entered in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup races are:
$6 million Classic (G1): Arrogate, Hoppertunity, Keen Ice, Melatonin, War Story, Win the Space
$4 million Turf (G1): Metaboss, Money Multiplier, Twilight Eclipse
$2 million Mile (G1): Midnight Storm, Miss Temple City, Photo Call (IRE), Ring Weekend
$2 million Sentient Jet Juvenile (G1): Classic Empire, Gormley, Lookin At Lee, Practical Joke, Term of Art, Theory
$2 million 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies (G1): Champagne Room, Colorful Charades, Dancing Rags, Sweet Loretta, Union Strike, Yellow Agate
$2 million Filly and Mare Turf (G1): Al’s Gal, Catch a Glimpse, Lady Eli, Ryans Charm, Zipessa
$1.5 million TwinSpires Sprint (G1): Drefong, Lord Nelson, Mind Your Biscuits, Noholdingback Bear
$1 million Filly and Mare Sprint (G1): Carina Mia, Finest City, Gloryzapper, Haveyougoneaway, Paola Queen
$1 million Turf Sprint (G1): A Lot, Celestine, Holy Lute, Mongolian Saturday, Om, Undrafted
Among the 30 horses that raced or trained at Keeneland during the 2016 Fall Meet and are entered in Breeders’ Cup races are the winners of the Fall Meet’s eight “Win and You’re In” races: Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner Dancing Rags, Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) winner A. P. Indian, Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) winner Miss Temple City, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Classic Empire, Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) winner Irish Jasper, Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner I’m a Chatterbox, Dixiana Bourbon (G3) winner Keep Quiet (FR) and JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) winner La Coronel.
Two other Fall Meet stakes winners – First Lady (G1) winner Photo Call (IRE) and Woodford (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select winner Mongolian Saturday – also are entered in the Breeders’ Cup.