Keeper Hill, 1998 Kentucky Oaks Winner, Dies At 20

by | 11.24.2015 | 1:01pm

Mill Ridge Farm regretfully announces the death of Keeper Hill on Friday, Nov. 20.

Winner of the 1998 Kentucky Oaks (G1), Keeper Hill was bred in Kentucky by Chadds Ford Stable, in partnership with owners Mill Ridge Farm, Dr. John Chandler, JAMM Ltd., and Shug McGaughey. By Deputy Minister out of the Lypheor mare Fineza, Keeper Hill won the Las Virgenes Stakes (G1), was runner-up in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), going on to win the 1998 Kentucky Oaks (G1) in her birth state. Eleven of her 12 stakes wins or placings were in grade 1 events. She retired with four wins from 21 starts and earnings of $1,661,281.

“You can only dream about winning a race like the Kentucky Oaks, and Keeper Hill fulfilled that dream. For our partners and Mill Ridge family it was an honor to associate with her all these years,” said Headley Bell.

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