Grade I-Winning Millionaire Concrete Rose to be Offered at Keeneland November

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Concrete Rose | Sarah Andrew

Grade I winner and millionaire Concrete Rose (f, 4, Twirling Candy–Solerina, by Powerscourt {GB}) will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the premier Book 1 of this year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Monday, Nov. 9, and follows the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Nov. 6-7.

Concrete Rose has won six of seven career starts and has bankrolled $1,218,650, led by wins in the 2019 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. and Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. She will be consigned by Lane’s End, agent for co-owners Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing.

“We’re excited to offer Concrete Rose as a racing or broodmare prospect with such great companies as Lane’s End and Keeneland,” Ashbrook Racing Manager Bo Bromagen said. “Working with them as partners gives us the greatest opportunity to showcase her.”

After RNA’ing for $19,000 as a KEENOV weanling, Concrete Rose brought $20,000 as a KEESEP yearling and $61,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile.

“Lane’s End proudly welcomes Grade I winner Concrete Rose back to our sale consignment, this time as a racing/broodmare prospect at Keeneland November,” Lane’s End Director of Sales Allaire Ryan said. “Concrete Rose was previously sold by Lane’s End at Keeneland September in 2017 and from the start of her racing career has been a banner sale graduate for us and for our versatile resident stallion Twirling Candy. To date, she is the sire’s leader of lifetime top performers with over $1.2 million in career earnings–more than Grade I-winning sons Gift Box and Collusion Illusion. We are thrilled for the opportunity to highlight our November consignment with a filly of her caliber. Her combined talent, looks and breeding will make her a sought-after prospect for any top-level program.”

Trainer Rusty Arnold added, “She is something to have in your barn. Great mind on her. She is not complicated. She is easy to train. You hear this from trainers, but she is one of those horses you just stay out of her way and she’ll say ‘I’ll get the rest done.’ She trained like a special horse, and she acted like a special horse.”

Out of the winning Powerscourt mare Solerina, Concrete Rose is from a family of successful North American and international performers. Her family includes Horse of the Year and GI Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand.

“Concrete Rose is an extremely accomplished racehorse–one of the best of her generation in her division–and her future is exciting whether she returns to the racetrack or begins her career as a broodmare,” Keeneland President-Elect and Interim Head of Sales Shannon Arvin said. “Keeneland is thrilled for the opportunity to present Concrete Rose at the November Sale with all the support a performer of her stature deserves.”

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