Keeneland Sales Grads We Miss Artie, Poker Player Highlight Turfway’s Spiral Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 21, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races. Sales alumni comprise six of the 12 sophomores entered in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral (G3), headlined by Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner We Miss Artie and Bourbon (G3) winner Poker Player, and seven of the 12 fillies going postward in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3), including the talented Aurelia’s Belle and Super Sky. On Sunday, Keeneland sales grads Chitu, Rebranded and Global Strike compete in the Sunland Derby (G3).
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 22
 
INSIDE INFORMATION S. (G2), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M
 
FIVE STAR MOMMA, 5YO mare by Five Star Day – Momma in Law ($11,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Terry Allen) O- Summerwind Farm & Half Hollow Racing; B- T.F. VanMeter (KY); T- J. Antonucci
 
CENTRIQUE, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Penny Marie ($60,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Marc Keller) O- Miller Racing; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- Martin Wolfson
 
HEART STEALER, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Saratoga Humor ($180,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Fairlawn Farm; Buyer- Boulder High Equine) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Fairlawn Farm (KY); T- Martin Wolfson
 
 
SAN LUIS REY S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up
 
NIAGARA FALLS, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Istikbal ($95,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Mrs. Paul Shanahan; B- Kingswood Farm (KY); T- Patrick Biancone
 
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
 
 
HORSESHOE CASINO CINCINNATI RACING SPIRAL S. (G3), Turfway, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs
 
BIG BAZINGA, 3YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Darling Daughter ($32,000 RNA, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Mark Toothaker, agent; $25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent, Buyer- Derby Dreamers Racing Stable) O- Derby Dreamers Racing Stable; B- Sheltowee Farm, Alfonso Mazzetti, Dr. Robert Hunt & Rodney Winkle (KY); T- K. Vassilieva
 
POKER PLAYER, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Revel in the Win ($120,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- N. Lotz, R. Lotz & Harlan’s Holiday Syndicate (KY); T- Wayne Catalano
 
COASTLINE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Culinary ($190,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse
 
ALMOST FAMOUS, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Wild Gams ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Charles & Maribeth Sandford; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Patrick Byrne
 
HARRY’S HOLIDAY, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Daisy Mason ($50,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen) O- Skychai Racing, Terry Raymond & Jana Wagner; B- Brereton Jones & B. Ned Jones (KY); T- Michael Maker
 
WE MISS ARTIE, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Athena’s Gift ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Richard Lister (ON); T- Todd Pletcher
 
 
EXCELSIOR S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up
 
PRAETEREO, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Deb’s Charm ($265,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Shannon Run Stables; $250,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Starlight Partners) O- Drawing Away Stable & David Jacobson; B- B. Walden, H. Sexton & Giant’s Causeway Syndicate (KY); T- D. Jacobson
 
PERCUSSION, 6YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Cradlesong ($200,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- BTA Stable, agent; $190,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $65,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Doug Cauthen, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- B Walden & Bluegrass Farm Partners (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
 
DON DULCE, 6Yo gelding by Maria’s Mon – Sweet Eloise ($75,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mike Langford) O- Blue Stork Stables; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- M. Friedman
 
 
PURE ROMANCE BOURBONETTE OAKS (G3), Turfway, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies
 
STORMY NOVEL, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Teton National ($160,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Dragon Fly Family Trust; $300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Cam Allard) O- Cam Allard; B- Fred Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- John Servis
 
LA MEJOR FIESTA, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Better Now ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Ice Wine Stable; B- Forging Oaks (KY); T- Wesley Ward
 
SOMMERVILLE MISS, 3YO filly by The Daddy – Gaye’s Locket ($1,300, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Frank Mayfield) O- Frank Mayfield Jr.; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- R. Beck
 
SUPER SKY, 3YO filly by Sky Mesa – Tortuga ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent, Buyer- Red Wings Enterprises; $235,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Gary Barber; B- Greenwich Cattle Company (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
 
AURELIA’S BELLE, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Aurelia ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; T- Jim Miller) O- James Miller; B- Alexander-Groves-Matz (KY); T- Wayne Catalano
 
TURTLE RIVER, 3YO filly by Empire Maker – Dattts Our Girl ($50,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Darrell & Lendy Brown) O- Stonereath Farm; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Ben Colebrook
 
KATIE’S EYES, 3YO filly by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) – Get an Eye Full ($20,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Albert Davis) O- Ike & Dawn Thrash and Janet & Sam Alley; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- G. Forster
 
 
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 23
 
SUNLAND DERBY (G3), Sunland Park, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs
 
GLOBAL STRIKE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Misty Lady (ARG) ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Stonestreet Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
 
REBRANDED, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Bayou Breeze ($140,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mt. Brilliant Farm) O- Tony Pennington; B- Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch (KY); T- J. R. Evans
 
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
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