Keeneland Sale Graduates Cairo Prince, Intense Holiday Headline Classic Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 28, 2014) – Keeneland is well represented in this weekend’s major stakes races, with more than 40 sales graduates competing at the highest levels. Among the three-year-olds seeking status on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) are Keeneland sales alumni and graded stakes winners Cairo Prince and Spot in the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) and Intense Holiday, Rise Up and In Trouble in the Louisiana Derby (G2). Belmont (G1) winner Palace Malice and the talented Normandy Invasion, both graduates of the April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, go postward in the New Orleans Handicap (G2).

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

BESILU STABLES FLORIDA DERBY (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

MATADOR, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – I’m Breathtaking ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Windhaven Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

CAIRO PRINCE, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Holy Bubbette ($200,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Vinery Bloodstock & Whisper Hill Farm; $250,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Namcook Stables) O- Harvey Clarke, Craig Robertson III, Paul Braverman & J. Terrence Murray; B- Richard & Katherine Elam (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

ALLSTAR, 3YO colt by Flower Alley – Carolina Blue ($3,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Christy Whitman) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Cindy Falter (KY); T- M. Vitali

SPOT, 3YO gelding by Pulpit – Quiet Summernight ($150,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent) O- Joseph Moss; B- Curtis Green (KY); T- Nick Zito

LOUISIANA DERBY (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

INTENSE HOLIDAY, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Intensify ($380,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Starlight Racing) O- Starlight Racing; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

KING CYRUS, 3YO colt by Bellamy Road – Queen of Empire ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- Robert Muir, Des Scott & Sam Klein (KY); B- Robert Muir, Des Scott & Sam Klein (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

GOLD HAWK, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Caressing ($450,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Winchell) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

RISE UP, 3YO colt by Rockport Harbor – Appenzel ($27,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Paul & Andrena Van Doren; B- Cottonwood Stables (KY); T- Tom Amoss

IN TROUBLE, 3YO colt by Tiz Wonderful ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent) O- Team D; B- Joseph Duffel (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

ALBANO, 3YO colt by Istan – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($37,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O/B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

NEW ORLEANS H. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

BRADESTER, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Grandestofall ($13,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Marshall Silverman, agent) O- Joseph Sutton; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 6YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

NORMANDY INVASION, 4YO colt by Tapit – Boston Lady ($145,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $230,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farm; B- Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/DJ Stables/Cole (KY); T- Chad Brown

PALACE MALICE, 4YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Colin Brennan, agent; $200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Dogwood Stable) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FAIR GROUNDS OAKS (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MARY RITA, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Possibility ($335,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Larry Jones

GULFSTREAM OAKS (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

AMERICA, 3YO filly by A.P. Indy – Lacadena ($725,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Bobby Flay (KY); T- Bill Mott

JOINT RETURN, 3YO filly by Include – Brunswick Star ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International, agent; Buyer- Main Line Racing) O- Main Line Racing Stable; B- Virginia Moore & Include Syndicate (KY); T- John Servis

WHOMPING WILLOW, 3YO filly by Mineshaft – English Willow ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Mark & John Bacon and Dana Wells; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

HOUSE RULES, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Teamgeist (ARG) ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Leverett Miller, agent) O- Joseph Shields Jr.; B- El Catorce Inc. & WinStar Farm (KY); T- H.A. Jerkens

PAN AMERICAN S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

RUSSIAN GREEK, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Sand Dollar ($100,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Mikhail Yanakov) O- Olympia Star; B- Overbrook Farm (KY); T- E.J. Coletti Sr.

NEWSDAD, 6YO horse by Arch – Storm Tracer ($32,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O/B- James S. Karp (KY); T- Bill Mott

RAMPART S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

OASIS AT MIDNIGHT, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Per Se ($110,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Adena Springs; $30,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Adena Springs, agent, Buyer- David Rousso) O- David Rousso; B- Beclawat Stable (KY); T- Joe Orseno

TRIPLE ARCH, 4YO filly by Arch – Ambling ($85,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Carolyn Vogel) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Grayson Farm (KY); T- M. J. Vitali

MOLLY MORGAN, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Capitulation ($90,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent; Buyer- Greg McDonald) O- Poplar Hill Equine & W. Cubbedge; B- Mike Lauffer, Bill Cubbedge & Greg McDonald (KY); T- Dale Romans

GAMAY NOIR, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Uncork ($37,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $15,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- David Thornton) O- Chasing Tail Stables; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

CALL PAT, 4YO filly by Lawyer Ron – First Song ($7,500, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Philip Sims) O- Miller Racing; B- Don Ameche III, Don Ameche Jr. & Prancing Horse Enterprises (KY); T- J. Navarro

ORCHID S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CLEARBROOK, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Coherent ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bill Mott

TOKYO CITY CUP S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles, 4YOs & Up

TIZ DYNAMIC, 5YO gelding by Tiznow – Delicate Dynamite ($425,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Barbara Kelly Living Trust; B- Branch Equine (KY); T- R. Baltas

BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, 4YO colt by English Channel – Cho Cho San ($33,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Whizway Farm) O- Bad Boy Racing & Whizway Farms; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

NIAGARA FALLS, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Istikbal ($95,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Linda Shanahan; B- Kingswood Farm (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

MAJESTIC HARBOR, 6YO horse by Rockport Harbor – Champagne Royale ($20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Sean McCarthy, agent) O- Gallant Stables; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Sean McCarthy

SKIP AWAY S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SALUSTIO, 4YO colt by Whywhywhy – Rose’s Treasure ($9,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Roberto Arango) O- OTINEN Stables; B- Rosemary Lotz (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

WAR DANCER, 4YO colt by War Front – Deed I Do ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- B & B Stables) O- Magdalena Racing; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

GRAND TITO, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Golden Arches (FR) ($225,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Group F C Racing) O- Group 7C Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Ben Walden Jr. (KY); T- A. Sano

NEVADA KID, 5YO horse by Silver Train – Pilaf ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent; Buyer- Foye Equine Genetics, agent) O- Richard Pell & Hurricane Boys; B- Emilie Fojan & Bona Terra Stud (KY); T- Nick Zito

MACHO BULL, 5YO gelding by Macho Uno – Time Is Tight ($30,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Mikhail Yanakov) O- Miroslava Dorochenko; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

MICROMANAGE, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Catnip ($170,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables) O- Repole Stables; B- Fiona Craig & Dermot Cantillon (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

APPLETON S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

GRAND TITO, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Golden Arches (FR) ($225,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Group F C Racing) O- Group 7C Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Ben Walden Jr. (KY); T- A. Sano

FIVE IRON, 4YO colt by Sharp Humor – Tee Off ($17,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Fred Allor) O/B- Fred Allor (KY); T- B. Lynch

COZZETTI, 5YO horse by Cozzene – Lemon Drop Cello ($47,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Twighlight Stables; $150,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent, Buyer- Kempton Bloodstock, agent) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo (KY); T- Dale Romans

CATRON, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Cindy’s Mom ($185,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Marie & Aaron Jones; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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