Lady Eli Headed To Auction In November

Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency announced today that five-time Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire and Breeders' Cup Champion Lady Eli will be offered for sale in their Keeneland November Breeding Stock consignment. Coming off back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the Diana at Saratoga and the Gamely at Santa Anita.

“It is an honor and a privilege to consign a mare of the caliber of Lady Eli,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n‘ Dale Farms. “Not only is she uniquely accomplished, winning Grade 1 races at 2, 3, 4, and 5, but her courage exemplifies what we love about Thoroughbreds. She is class personified and the best of the best. I hope she can win another Breeders' Cup, as well as the Eclipse Award she richly deserves.”

Lady Eli broke her maiden first time out at Saratoga and capped off an undefeated juvenile season with an impressive victory in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf where she defeated four Grade 1 performers and was later named Eclipse finalist.

At three, Lady Eli defeated top fillies Miss Temple City and Sunset Glow in the G3 Appalachian at Keeneland and capped off another undefeated season with an authoritative victory over an international field in the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational by 2 3/4 lengths.

Lady Eli established herself as one of the favorites for the 2016 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf with an impressive victory in the G1 Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont, and put in a valiant effort, while being nosed out in the final jump at the wire.

Lady Eli's Grade 1 victories at 2,3,4, & 5 in the most iconic, breed-shaping races, are a testament to her precocity, durability, class, consistency, and indomitable courage.

First or second in all 12 of her career starts, Lady Eli has amassed earnings of $2,719,800 and is pointing back to the G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of the story of Lady Eli. She has given us, our friends, and our families the thrill of a lifetime through her 5 Grade 1 wins. However, the true joy of owning Lady Eli has been witnessing her impact on the multitude of industry members, racing fans and general public. She has inspired the masses through her enormous heart and determination to persevere in the face of adversity. She is a racing icon and an ambassador for this sport that cannot be replicated. We thank all those that worked so hard to raise, nurture and heal her over her lengthy career. She is truly the horse of a lifetime,” said partners Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley of Sheep Pond Partners.

“The brilliant Lady Eli has a strong connection to Keeneland, where she sold twice, as a yearling and a 2-year-old,” said Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston. “It's an honor for Keeneland to have the opportunity to feature her at our upcoming November Breeding Stock Sale.”

“I think she's one of the all-time great turf mares,” said trainer Chad Brown.

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