According to Chandler, she will be bred this season to first-year sire Empire Maker .By Deputy Minister out of the Lypheor mare Fineza, Keeper Hill won four of 21 starts and earned $1,661,281. She won two other grade I stakes: the Las Virgenes Stakes at 3 and the 1999 Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes. She placed nine other stakes, eight of them grade I contests. She ran third in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).She is a half-sister to the graded stakes-winning sire Golden Gear (by Gulch).
Keeper Hill, winner of the 1998 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), delivered her first foal Thursday morning. The foal, a colt by Gone West was delivered at Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington."He's a flashy red colt with four white socks," Alice Chandler said. "She (Keeper Hill) is crazy about the foal and is doing a great job as a mother."Keeper Hill, a 9-year-old bay mare bred in Kentucky by Chadds Ford Stable, et al, is owned by Mill Ridge Farm, Dr. John Chandler, JAMM Ltd., and Shug McGaughey.