Keeneland September Sale Grads Spotlighted in Rebel

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 14, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni, highlighted by Grade 1 winner Strong Mandate and the talented colts Ride On Curlin and Hoppertunity, comprise half the sophomores entered for Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Other Keeneland-sold graded stakes winners competing this weekend include Fiftyshadesofhay and Spellbound in the Santa Margarita (G1); Tapicat in the Honey Fox (G2); Don’t Tell Sophia, who carries high weight in the Azeri (G2); and Called to Serve and Majestic City in the Razorback (G3).

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

SANTA MARGARITA S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consingor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

SPELLBOUND, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Layreebelle ($190,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- P D Q Racing; $260,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Roberta Scott) O- Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm & Dilschneider; B- Machmer Hall & Darley Stud (KY); T- Richard Mandella

 

YAHILWA, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro -- Verbanella ($52,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Select Syndicate) O- DP Racing; B- Avalon Farms (KY); T- J. Cassidy

 

REBEL S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

RIDE ON CURLIN, 3YO colt by Curlin – Magical Ride ($25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Daniel Dougherty) O- Daniel Dougherty; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust 2008 (KY); T- W. Gowan

 

STRONG MANDATE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Clear Mandate ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

HOPPERTUNITY, 3YO colt by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

STREET STRATEGY, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Spoken Softly ($30,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor-Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Duce Greathouse, agent) O- Iron Horse Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- R. Morse

 

HONEY FOX S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

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

 

TAPICAT, 4YO filly by Tapit – Zealous Cat ($725,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

AZERI S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MAGIC UNION, 4YO filly by Dixie Union – Magic Peak ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Hronis Racing; B- George Strawbridge (KY); T- John Sadler

 

DON’T TELL SOPHIA, 6YO mare by Congaree – Lost Expectations ($1,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip Sims) O- Philip Sims & Jerry Namy; B- Stonerside Stable (KY); T- Philip Sims

 

FLASHY AMERICAN, 5YO mare by Flashy Bull – Inn Between ($5,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) O- Preston Stables; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ken McPeek

 

RAZORBACK H. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

CALLED TO SERVE, 5YO gelding by Afleet Alex – Andover Lady ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell) O- Marc Ferrell Racing Stable; B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

MAJESTIC CITY, 5YO horse by City Zip – It’schemistrybaby ($30,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Reddick Partners) O- Bloom Racing Stable; B- Trackside Farm, Robert Evans & Helen Evans (KY); T- Ron Ellis

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

SANTA ANA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

TOPIC, 4YO filly by Discreet Cat – Quiet Maggy ($35,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) O- Bamford or Speelman; B- Cloros Bloodstock (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

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