Keeneland September Sale Graduate Omaha Beach Earns September Sale Book 1 Bonus with Arkansas Derby Win
Omaha Beach entered the 2017 September Yearling Sale Book 1 Bonus pool with his victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday.
Lack of match-practise wasn’t a factor when Rushing Fall scored a multi-dimensional victory in the Jenny Wiley Stakes Gr.1 at Keeneland on Saturday.
E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ brilliant Rushing Fall took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from stablemate Rymska (FR) by a length to win the 31st running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares before a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon crowd of 34,527.
The Keeneland $400 Spring Challenge drew a record 283 entries on Saturday. The kickoff of a huge contest weekend that culminates in Sunday’s Grade One Gamble, the Challenge was decided when 9-2 Miltontown charged down the stretch to take the 11th race on Keeneland’s Saturday card.
Churchill Downs and Keeneland broke ground Tuesday on a $150 million racetrack and entertainment venue in Oak Grove.
A 2-year-old daughter of Tapit and Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory who is a full sister to 2019 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2) runner-up Bourbon War sold to Chad Schumer, agent, for $1.3 million to top Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale.