An Eye for Excellence
Keeneland September welcomes buyers who know they can find future racing success at one sale.
Ben Glass, agent
Vision. Passion. Expertise. Loyalty.
For decades, those words have defined Ben Glass in his role as racing manager for owners Gary and Mary West, as he helps them find their next stars each September at Keeneland.
“Like a Brother to Me.”
It’s about more than success on the track. For Glass and West, it’s about family – and a relationship built on trust, understanding and mutual respect.
Over the past 30 years, Glass has found multiple champions and graded stakes winners at Keeneland September. One of the most notable is multimillionaire and champion two-year-old colt Game Winner.
The Best of Their Generation
Game Winner isn’t the only champion Glass first laid eyes on at Keeneland’s September Sale.
Again and again at Keeneland September, Glass has found the Wests’ future Champions. In 2010, it was a striking bay colt offered by Clearsky Farms that would go on to become Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day.
Just a few years later in 2013, lightning struck yet again, as Glass placed the winning bid on the eventual Grade 1 victor and champion three-year-old West Coast.
Decades of Success
It’s a formula for success more than 30 years in the making – and Ben Glass and the Wests have found it, over and over again, at Keeneland September. Two Eclipse Award champions. Two Breeders’ Cup winners. 12 graded stakes winners. And the best may still be yet to come.