Keeneland Sales Grads Highlight Weekend Graded Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 25, 2014) – Twenty Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes this weekend, including Virginia Derby (G2) winner War Dancer in the Dixiana Elkhorn (G2); San Luis Rey (G2) winner Fire With Fire in the Last Tycoon (G3); and multiple graded stakes winner Hudson Landing in the San Francisco Mile (G3) at Golden Gate.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

DIXIANA ELKHORN S. (G2), Keeneland, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

RAPSCALLION, 4YO colt by Elusive Quality – My Reem ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Newcal Stable; B- Robert Sullivan, James Hirschmann, Jack Jones Jr. & W. Trepp (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

EAGLE POISE, 8YO gelding by Empire Maker – Reams of Verse ($65,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sean Clancy Bloodstock) O- Riveredee Stable; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

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

 

LAST TYCOON S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

JOELITO, 4YO colt by Rock Hard Ten – Miss Greenley ($115,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- River Road; $120,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- J.W. Singer; B- Jim FitzGerald & Rick Leesley (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

FIRE WITH FIRE, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Cosmic Fire ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock, agent) O- David Heerensperger; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

TEXAS MILE (G3), Lone Star, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

GRAND CONTENDER, 6YO gelding by Strong Contender – My Twilight Dancer ($19,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $7,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Maggi Moss; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Amoss

PROUD STRIKE, 4YO colt by Smart Strike – Colonella ($240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike McCarty) O- Mike McCarty; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Steve Asmussen

 

DERBY TRIAL (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

CHITU, 3YO colt by Henny Hughes – Sea Gift ($67,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Southern Chase Farm) O- Tanma Corp; B- Tom Evans, Macon Wilmil Equines & Marjac Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BIG SUGAR SODA, 3YO colt by Ready’s Image – Squeakums ($45,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O-

FRIENDSWITH K MILL, 3YO colt by Flashy Bull – Tight Lipped ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., agent; $20,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., Buyer- RJG Racing Management) O- Neil Haynes, Dave Kenney & Wonderland Racing Stables; B- Kathy Herbener & Heather Herbener Ford (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

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

LADDIE BOY, 3YO colt by War Pass – Lil’s Lassie ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Connors) O- Kevin Jacobsen; B- Frederick McEwan (KY); T- C. Peery

BITTERS ‘N BOURBON, 3YO colt by Old Fashioned – Flexible Princess ($17,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent) O- Robert Land & Becky Brockway; B- Farm III Enterprises & Off TheHook Partners (FL); T- Ron Moquett

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

 

WHIMSICAL S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MEKONG DELTA, 5YO mare by Stormy Atlantic – South Sea Blues ($70,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- Theodore Burnett; B- Josham Farms (ON); T- M. Mattine

SOUNDS OF THE CITY, 6YO mare by Street Cry (IRE) – Welcome Home ($110,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Richard Santulli; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Alan Goldberg

 

SAN FRANCISCO MILE (G3), Golden Gate Fields, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

HUDSON LANDING, 7YO gelding by Maria’s Mon – Morning Star ($17,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent) O- Chappell Alpine Farms; B- Fred Allor (KY); T- B. Wright

LONGVIEW DRIVE, 5YO horse by Pulpit – Wild Vision ($175,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Steve Beneto; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

FAST TRACK, 7YO gelding by Taste of Paradise – Fast Goat ($2,700 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brownwood Farm) O- Dream Racing; B- Barbara Hunter (KY); T- M. Pearson

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

WILSHIRE H. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

THEATRE STAR, 4YO filly by War Front – Comedy ($38,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Dorothy Ruth Stable) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Tom Proctor

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