Keeneland September Sale Graduate Strong Mandate Makes 2014 Debut in Monday’s Southwest Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 16, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum and Grade 1 stakes winner Strong Mandate kicks off his 3-year-old campaign in Monday’s Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn. Six of the 12 sophomores entered in the Southwest, a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), are graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Sale. At Santa Anita, Keeneland September Sale alumni and graded stakes winners Tapicat and Pontchatrain highlight entries for the Buena Vista (G2).

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

BUENA VISTA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

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

PONTCHATRAIN, 4YO filly by War Front – Dominica ($200,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Longfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) O- Glen Hill Farm; T- Tom Proctor

SOUTHWEST S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

COASTLINE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Culinary ($190,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; T- Mark Casse

KENDALL’S BOY, 3YO colt by Sky Mesa – Golden Damsel ($100,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Jerry Namy) O- Jerry Namy; T- Tom Amoss

WALT, 3YO colt by Run Away and Hide – Miracle Mile ($22,000, 2012 Jan Horse of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- John Greathouse, agent; $25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- G.W. Parrish) O- Black Hawk Stable; T- C. Hartman

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; T- D. Wayne Lukas

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; T- W. Gowan

FIRE STARTER, 3YO colt by Tapit – Miss Excitement ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; T- Steve Hobby

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