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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Finish 1-2-3 in Preakness

May 22, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (May 22, 2017) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale – Cloud Computing, Classic Empire and Senior Investment – swept the top three spots in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico.

Nine of the 10 3-year-olds colts that competed in the Preakness were graduates of Keeneland sales.

Preakness winner Cloud Computing was consigned to the September Sale by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, and sold to Mike Ryan, agent, for $200,000. (Click here for a video of Cloud Computing in the Keeneland sales ring.)

Keeneland sales have now produced 23 Preakness winners, including last year’s winner, Exaggerator, and four consecutive winners from 2010-2013: Lookin At Lucky, Shackleford, Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another and Oxbow.

Also on Saturday, September Sale graduate Hawkbill was an authoritative two-length winner of the Al Rayyan (G3) at Newbury.


Keeneland September Yearling Sale Microsite

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale microsite, September.keeneland.com, offers a comprehensive gateway to sale deadlines and statistics, details about the recently announced Book 1 Bonus, profiles of Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning graduates, a link to the Consignor Portfolio and information about Keeneland’s year-round international outreach to recruit buyers.



Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Preakness (G1) on 5/20 at Pimlico:

1- CLOUD COMPUTING, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Quick Temper ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) (career 4-2-1-1, $1,071,000) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Stretch Run Ventures (KY); T- Chad Brown

2- Classic Empire, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Sambuca Classica ($475,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T- Mark Casse

3- Senior Investment, 3YO colt by Discreetly Mine – Plaid ($95,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Kenny McPeek


HAWKBILL, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Trensa ($350,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Al Rayyan S. (Aston Park S.) (G3) on 5/20 at Newbury (career 13-7-0-2, $619,776) O- Godolphin; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Charlie Appleby

RECRUITING READY, 3YO colt by Algorithms – Need ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) Won $200,000 Chick Lang S. on 5/20 at Pimlico (career 9-4-1-2, $308,765) O- Sagamore Farm; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Horacio DePaz

HAPPY MESA, 3YO filly by Sky Mesa – Happy Choice ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jerry Romans) Won $100,000 Hilltop S. on 5/19 at Pimlico (career 8-3-2-0, $168,055) O- Great Point Stables, Highclere America, Zoom and Fish Stable, et al; B- Branch Equine (KY); T- H. Graham Motion