Keeneland Sales Graduates Sweep Weekend’s Five Grade 1 Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (August 27, 2012) – Keeneland sales graduates captured each of the five Grade 1 stakes held Saturday and Sunday, with alumni taking the top two spots in four of those five stakes – Golden Ticket (deadheat for the win) and Fast Falcon in the $1 million Travers (G1) at Saratoga; Dullahan overtaking Game On Dude in the final strides to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar in track record time; Love and Pride bested champion Royal Delta by a half-length in the Personal Ensign (G1); and it was Contested by two lengths over Gypsy Robin in the Test (G1). Keeneland sales grad Willy Beamin recorded his second stakes win of the week in Saturday’s Foxwoods King’s Bishop (G1).



Keeneland sales grads finished first (in dead heat) and third in the Travers S. (G1) on 8/25 at Saratoga:

1 (DH) - GOLDEN TICKET, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Business Plan ($100,000, 2011 April @YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Carter Stewart) (career 10-2-4-1, $536,035) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

3- Fast Falcon, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – My Chicadee ($60,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Pelican) O- Richard Pell; B- B.P. Walden Jr. & H. G. King III (KY); T- Nick Zito


Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni ran 1-2 in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) on 8/26 at Del Mar:

1- DULLAHAN, 3YO colt by Even the Score – Mining My Own ($250,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent for Halecky & Needham; Buyer- Jerry Crawford) O-Donegal Racing; B- Phil Needham, Judy Needham & Bena Halecky (KY); T- Dale Romans

2- 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


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Personal Ensign H. (G1) on 8/26 at Saratoga:

1- LOVE AND PRIDE, 4YO filly by A.P. Indy – Ile de France ($380,000 RNA, 2010 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent) O- Green Hills Farm; B- Stud TNT (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Royal Delta, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Palides Investements N.V. Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott


WILLY BEAMIN, 3YO gelding by Suave – Big Tease ($3,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- John Little) Won Foxwoods King’s Bishop S. (G1) on 8/25 at Saratoga and $150,000 Albany S. on 8/22 at Saratoga (career 11-7-0-0, $609,545) O- James Riccio; B- Patricia Staskowski Purdy (NY); T- Richard Dutrow Jr.


Keeneland September Sale grads ran 1-2 in the Test S. (G1) on 8/25 at Saratoga:

1- CONTESTED, 3YO filly by Ghostzapper – Gold Vault ($110,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Woodliegh Stables) (career 7-5-1-0, $633,754) O- Natalie Baffert; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- 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


CAPITAL ACCOUNT, 5YO horse by Closing Argument – Accountess ($330,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Legends Racing) Won Pat O’Brien S. (G2) on 8/26 at Del Mar (career 9-5-2-2, $347,080) O- Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable; B- Silverleaf Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

CASINO HOST, 4YO colt by Dynaformer – Ensenada ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) Won Del Mar H. (G2) on 8/25 at Del Mar (career 15-4-3-2, $575,175) O- Gary & Mark West; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Ron Ellis


Keeneland September Sale grads finished 1-2-3 in the Ontario Colleen S. (G3) on 8/25 at Woodbine:

1- COLONIAL FLAG, 3YO filly by Pleasant Tap – Silk n’ Sapphire ($475,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud; Buyer- Skara Glen Stables) (career 6-3-1-0, $188,777) O- Skara Glen Stable, W.S. Farish & ENL Stables; B- Catherine Parke (KY); T- Michael Matz

2- Evil Kitten, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Santo Mio ($8,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ramsey Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Gonzalez) O- Tucci Stables; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (ON); T- N. Gonzalez

3- Runfor Ro, 3YO filly by Afleet Alex – Fortune Queen ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Nick DeMeric, agent) O- Raroma Stable; B- Afleet Alex Syndicate, Emerald Q Partners & TCR Ranch (KY); T- G. de Gannes


BANK OF BURDEN, 5YO gelding by Hawk Wing – Wewantital (GB) ($50,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) Won Marit Sveaas Minnelop (G3) on 8/26 at Ovrevoll (NORWAY) (career 25-8-5-3, NKr3,865,410) O- Stall Trick or Treat AB; B- Bjarne Minde; T- Niels Petersen

LET’S GO CHEYENNE, 4YO filly by Tiznow – Michigan Bluff ($75,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent) Won $88,500 CTT & TOC H. on 8/24 at Del Mar (career 9-3-3-1, $160,910) O- Southern Comfort Stable & William Scott; B- Brian Kahn et al (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin 

SCATTERFIELD, 4YO gelding by Five Star Day – Brittany S. ($22,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- James Elliott) Won $88,150 Brickyard S. on 8/25 at Hoosier Park (career 15-5-2-1, $167,355) O- Franklin Branham; B- Swifty Farms (IN); T- Ralph Martinez

HEIDI MARIA, 4YO filly by Rockport Harbor – Third Street ($125,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Affirmed Investment Corp) Won $75,585 City of Edmonton Distaff on 8/25 at Northlands Park (career 20-4-4-6, $206,154) O- Arnold & Judy Bennewith; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- David Forster

ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 2YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) Won $61,800 Turf Dash S. on 8/25 at Calder (career 4-2-1-1, $71,600) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Edward Plesa Jr.

CLOSING RANGE, 3YO filly by After Market – Subeen (GB) ($49,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won $60,800 Twin Light S. on 8/26 at Monmouth (career 4-3-1-0, $88,161) O/B- St. George Farm Racing (KY); T- Philip Oliver

COMMANDER, 4YO gelding by Broken Vow – Pout ($105,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) Won $50,390 Westerner H. on 8/25 at Northlands Park (career 21-6-3-2, $236,444) O- North American Thoroughbred Horse Company; B- Paragon Farms (KY); T- Dennis Terry



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