Keeneland Sales Grads Among Top Older Horses Competing this Weekend

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Older horses take center stage this weekend, with an accomplished list of Keeneland sales graduates headlining the graded stakes entries. Six Keeneland sales grads carry top weight in their respective races – Game On Dude, seeking his third Grade 1 win in the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1); Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve in the Suburban (G2); Grade 1 winner Nereid in the Royal Heroine Mile (G2); graded stakes winner Marketing Mix in the Dance Smartly (G2); and Gantry in the Smile Sprint Handicap (G2). The three-year-old filly Gypsy Robin shares top weight in the Victory Ride (G3).

 

SATURDAY, JULY 7

HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP (G1), Hollywood, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

LOVE THEWAY YOUARE, 4YO filly by Arch – Diversa ($24,000 RNA, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent) O- M.K. Cho Stables; B- Christopher Dragone (KY); T- M.K. Cho

GAME ON DUDE, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

UNITED NATIONS S. (G1), Monmouth, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

AL KHALI, 6YO ridgling by Medaglia d’Oro – Maya ($15,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Dante Zanelli, agent) O- Brous Stable & Wachtel Stable; B- Emory A. Hamilton (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

PRINCESS ROONEY H. (G1), Calder, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

SPECTACULAR SKY, 4YO filly by Sky Mesa – La Princesse Jolie ($40,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- AJM Racing) O- Farnsworth Stables; B- John & Mildred Boyce (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

BELOVEDA, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Mysterious Angel ($20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Kazakov) O- Farnsworth Stables; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

NAKANO, 4YO filly by First Samurai – Spring Morning ($100,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Cary Frommer Ventures) O- Thoroughbred Futures Racing; B- Hubert Vester (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

BOUQUET BOOTH, 4YO filly by Flower Alley – Toll Order ($19,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Right Time Racing; B- Brookdale & Dr. Ted Folkerth (KY); T- Steve Margolis

NICOLE H, 5YO mare by Mr. Greeley – Hot Chipotle ($115,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Steve Bajer, agent) O- Gem Inc; B- JMJ Racing Stables (KY); T- D. Fawkes

LEOPARD ROCK, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Wild Hear Dancing ($305,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Leprechaun Racing, agent; $80,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Blue Heaven Farm) O- Blue Heaven Farm; B- MacDonald Stables (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

 

SMILE SPRINT H. (G2), Calder, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

ARTEFACTO, 4YO colt by Officer – Rose Bourbon ($23,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds) O- Saffie Joseph; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- S. Joseph Jr.

INDIANO, 4YO colt by Indian Charlie – Separata (CHI) ($25,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Luis Shirley) O- Stud El Aguila; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

ATLANTIC BULL, 4YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Emptythetill ($80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Just For Fun Stables) O- Just For Fun Stable; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- J. Arias

GANTRY, 5YO gelding by Pulpit – Rhum ($140,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable/John DeStefano, agent) O- Brittlyn Stable; B- D.J. Stable (KY); T- R. Faucheux

 

SUBURBAN H. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

ENDORSEMENT, 5YO horse by Distorted Humor – Charmed Gift ($450,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- Casner Racing; B- Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- Eoin Harty

STAY THIRSTY, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Marozia ($160,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) O- Repole Stable; B- John Gunther & John Darren Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TRICKMEISTER, 5YO horse by Proud Citizen – Afternoon Trick ($95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holdings Group Stables & Mark Frimmel; B- Brereton Jones & Timothy Thornton (KY); T- Richard Dutrow Jr.

TO HONOR AND SERVE, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Pilfer ($250,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Sommer Smith, agent; $575,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Twin Creeks Farm, Larry Byer & Rancho San Miguel (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

ROYAL HEROINE MILE (G2), Hollywood, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

NINTH INFANTRY, 5YO mare by Forest Danger – Sapphire N Chiffon ($4,700, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- James McFeeters) O- McFetters, Sandy Weinstock Farm & Tan; B- William A. Carl (KY); T- D. Bernstein

CITY TO CITY, 5YO mare by City Zip – Stormbow ($15,000, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Ronald Hagen) O- DeBurgh or Hollendorfer or M. DeDominico; B- Dr. D. Michael Cavey Jr. (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MEGA DREAM, 5YO mare by Medaglia d’Oro – Dream Away ($95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; $40,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, agent for JD Racing) O- Arnason or Durant or Metanovic; B- Nancy Dillman (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

NEREID, 4YO filly by Rock Hard Ten – Dowry ($190,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) O- E.N. Kronfeld; B- Mr. & Mrs. Emler Neuman (KY); T- John Shirreffs

 

VICTORY RIDE S (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

EMMA’S ENCORE, 3YO filly by Congrats – French Opera ($2,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds; Buyer- Sheldon Ulrich) O- Brenda Mercer & Peter Berglar; B- Equest Thoroughbreds (FL); T- H. Allen Jerkens

GYPSY ROBIN, 3YO filly by Daaher – Feisty Princess ($27,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Hat Creek Racing) O- Wesley Ward, Gatewood Bell & Wes Welker; B- Cloyce Clark Jr. (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

AZALEA S. (G3), Calder, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

DEFY GRAVITY, 3YO filly by Bandini – Quickest ($2,500, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Karen & Gary Farrar) O- R N R Stable; B- Vincent Colbert (KY); T- V. Testerman

 

SUNDAY, JULY 8

DANCE SMARTLY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

MOMENT OF MAJESTY, 5YO mare by Saint Liam – Lady Indy ($50,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) O- D. Meehan, S. Leslie & C. Joseph; B- Nancy & Curtis Joseph (ON); T- S. Leslie

MARKETING MIX, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Instant Thought ($150,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Tom Proctor

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