Keeneland-Sold Verrazano, Beholder Continue March to the Classics

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2013) – Keeneland sales grads Verrazano and champion Beholder scored impressive wins in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) and Santa Anita Oaks (G1), respectively, to earn 100 points each toward berths in the Kentucky Derby Presented by YUM! Brands (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1). What a Name (IRE), a graduate of the 2012 April Sale and co-champion two-year-old filly in France, won the Prix Imprudence (G3) at Maisons-Laffitte to stamp herself as an early favorite for the One Thousand Guineas (G1) in May at Newmarket.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Wood Memorial S. (G1) on 4/6 at Aqueduct:

1- VERRAZANO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Enchanted Rock ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) (career 4-4-0-0, $861,300) O- Let’s Go Stable, Tabor, Magnier & Smith; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Normandy Invasion, 3YO colt by Tapit – Boston Lady ($145,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $230,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Fox Hill Farm, agent) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/DJ Stable/Cole (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

BEHOLDER, 3YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) Won Santa Anita Oaks (G1) on 4/6 at Santa Anita (career 8-5-2-0, $1,575,000) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

SWAGGER JACK, 5YO horse by Smart Strike – Lyrical Prayer ($280,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Silverton Hill) Won Carter H. (G1) on 4/6 at Aqueduct (career 16-5-3-0, $451,769) O- Silverton Hill; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Martin Wolfson

 

Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Potrero Grande S. (G2) on 4/6 at Santa Anita:

1- JIMMY CREED, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Hookedonthefeelin ($900,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) (career 8-4-2-1, $403,000) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Richard Mandella

2- Unbridled’s Note, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Siberian Fur ($150,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gulf Coast Farm) O- Mike McCarty; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

A SHIN TOP, 3YO colt by Tale of the Cat – Ecology ($400,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- K.K. Eishindo) Won New Zealand Trophy (G2) on 4/6 at Nakayama (career 6-5-0-0, ¥53,120,000) O- Eishindo Inc; B- Randal Family Trust; T- Masato Nishizono

WHAT A NAME (IRE), 3YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Bonnie Byerly ($350,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent; Buyer- John McCormack Bloodstock) Won Prix Imprudence (G3) on 4/4 at Maisons-Laffitte (career 5-3-2-0, €140,610) O- Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani; B- Robert Trussell Jr.; T- Mikel Delzangles

JACK MILTON, 3YO colt by War Front – Preserver ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Steve Young, agent) Won Transylvania S. (G3) on 4/5 at Keeneland (career 3-2-1-0, $93,900) O- Gary Barber; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SCARLET STRIKE, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Scarlet Tango ($60,000 PS*, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) Won Providencia S. (G3) on 4/6 at Santa Anita (career 10-2-3-5, $332,340) O- Carver or Hollendorfer or Smith; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

BATTLE FORCE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Leo’s Pegasus ($285,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won $78,700 Thunder Road S. on 4/6 at Santa Anita (career 7-2-3-1, $143,220) O- Woodford Racing; B- Manganaro (KY); T- John Shirreffs

OFFICER ALEX, 3YO colt by Officer – Ms. C D Player ($75,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Debbie Easter, agent; $67,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Bachelor S. on 4/6 at Oaklawn (career 7-4-0-0, $151,572) O- Winning Horses Stable & Choctaw Racing Stable; B- The Elkstone Group (PA); T- Lynn Whiting

HOOH WHY, 7YO gelding by Cloud Hopping – Magic Merger ($325,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Distaff Turf S. on 4/6 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 51-12-12-9, $1,210,103) O- Mark Hoffman & Earl Trostrud; B- Gail Gee (FL); T- Rick Slomkowski

BURBAN, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Horse B With You ($90,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Joe Sutton) Won $71,250 Break Through S. on 4/4 at Aqueduct (career 6-4-1-0, $166,440) O- Joseph Sutton; B- James Lamonica, Greenhill Farm, William Bryant & Jeff Singer (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

*PS indicates Private Sale

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