Game On Dude, Gantry Earn Berths to Breeders' Cup

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Keeneland sales alumni Game On Dude and Gantry automatically qualified for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships with wins in Breeders’ Cup Challenge stakes on Saturday. Game On Dude earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), where he finished second in 2011, with a victory in the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1). Gantry secured a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a win in the Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) at Calder.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

GAME ON DUDE, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) Won Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) on 7/7 at Hollywood (career 17-8-4-1, $2,644,658) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

Keeneland September Yearling Sale grads ran 1-2 in the Smile Sprint H. (G2) on 7/7 at Calder:

1- GANTRY, 5YO gelding by Pulpit – Rhum ($140,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable/John DeStefano, agent) (career 13-7-0-3, $568,245) O- Brittlyn Stable; B- D.J. Stable (KY); T- R. Faucheux

2- Indiano, 4YO colt by Indian Charlie – Separata (CHI) ($25,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Luis Shirley) O- Stud El Aguila; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

Keeneland September Sale alumni finished 1-2 in the Dance Smartly S. (G2) on 7/8 at Woodbine:

1- MARKETING MIX, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Instant Thought ($150,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) (career 13-7-2-1, $1,005,518) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Tom Proctor

2- Moment of Majesty, 5YO mare by Saint Liam – Lady Indy ($50,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) O- D. Meehan, S. Leslie & C. Joseph; B- Nancy & Curtis Joseph (ON); T- S. Leslie

Keeneland September Sale grads finished 1-2-3 in the Swaps S. (G2) on 7/4 at Hollywood:

1- BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, 3YO colt by English Channel – Cho Cho San ($33,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent for Edward P. Evans; Buyer- Cecil Seaman, agent for Whizway Farm) (career 8-3-0-2, $221,242) O- Bad Boy Racing & Whizway Farms; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bob Baffert

2- Nonios, 3YO colt by Pleasantly Perfect – Stylish Manner ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Eric Antonio Delvalle) O- Green Smith Jr.; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

3- Liaison, 3YO colt by Indian Charlie – Galloping Gal ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Arnold Zetcher) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- William A. Carl Estate (KY); T- Bob Baffert

EMMA’S ENCORE, 3YO filly by Congrats – French Opera ($2,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds; Buyer- Sheldon Ulrich) Won Victory Ride S. (G3) on 7/7 at Belmont (career 9-3-1-1, $162,958) O- Brenda Mercer & Peter Berglar; B- Equest Thoroughbreds (FL); T- H. Allen Jerkens

TALE OF A CHAMPION, 4YO colt by Tale of the Cat – If Angels Sang ($62,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Prestonwood Farm) Won $100,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint on 7/7 at Calder (career 5-4-0-0, $102,740) O- Chester Bishop & Christos Gatis; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Christos Gatis

SAINT LEON, 7YO gelding by Stravinsky – Ellejolet ($22,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Six Winters Farm) Won $100,000 Arlington Sprint on 7/7 at Arlington Park (career 27-12-4-3, $219,599) O- Margaret Burlingham; B- Six Winters Farm (KY); T- Michele Boyce

STUNNING STAG, 8YO gelding by Running Stag – Midday Fun ($37,000 RNA, 2005 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won $98,351 Ontario Jockey Club S. on 7/2 at Woodbine (career 34-11-9-6, $961,106) O- Janice Attard; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Sid Attard

DOCTOR CHIT, 3YO colt by War Front – True Gritz ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) Won $85,000 Western Larla S. on 7/5 at Belmont (career 4-3-0-0, $117,139) O- Mill House; B- Ponchartrain Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ROMAN TREASURE, 4YO filly by Roman Ruler – Jeanne Jones ($200,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation, Oratis & Brandywine; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won $83,300 Chaldea S. on 7/8 at Belmont (career 12-5-0-2, $235,714) O- Black Swan Stable; B- Liberation Farm, Brandwine Farm & Oratis Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Hushion

STRIKE IMPACT, 8YO gelding by Smart Strike – Foret Noire ($12,000 RNA, 2005 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent) Won $75,000 Independence Day S. on 7/3 at Mountaineer (career 66-17-9-11, $611,403) O- Chester Miller & Patrick Dupuy; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Patrick Dupuy

ANYTIME MAGIC, 2YO gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus – Sambuca Classica ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Silver Fern Farm; Buyer- Robert Hess Sr.) Won $57,450 Everett Nevin Alameda County S. on 7/8 at Pleasanton (career 2-2-0-0, $63,600) O- James Eaton, Robert Hess Sr. & Darrell Landy; B- Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T- Robert Hess Sr.

BROKEN SWORD, 2YO filly by Broken Vow – Katana (NZ) ($20,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) Won $53,700 Juan Gonzalez Memorial on 7/7 at Pleasanton (career 1-1-0-0, $32,200) O- Mark DeDomenico, Jerry Hollendorfer & George Todaro; T- Jerry Hollendorfer

KARMA POLICE, 3YO filly by Consolidator – Putbacktheglider ($1,700, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hedgewood Farm, agent; Buyer- All Girls Stables) Won $50,000 Niagara S. on 7/4 at Finger Lakes (career 11-4-2-3, $134,463) O- Glenridge Stable; B- Purdy Edelberg Breeders (NY); T- Joseph Signore Jr.

MARKETAWAY, 2YO filly by After Market – Just a Ginny ($45,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lakland Sales; Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) Won $49,055 Boulevard Casino S. on 7/8 at Hastings Park (career 3-2-1-0, $44,492) O- North American Thoroughbreed Horse Company Inc; B- A. Lakin & Sons Inc (KY); T- Troy Talyor

EVELYN’S DANCER, 3YO filly by Songandaprayer – Seraphic Too ($4,700, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Kevin Dole; $4,500 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Chespeake Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim Brock) Won $49,055 Supernatural H. on 7/7 at Hastings Park (career 9-4-2-1, $127,247) O- Mark DeDomenico & North American Thoroughbred Horse Company Inc; B- Bryan & Gray Lyster et al (KY); T- Troy Taylor

GUAM TYPHOON, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – La Cucina (IRE) ($340,000 RNA, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent for Domino Stud of Lexington) Won $48,500 Chesapeake S. on 7/4 at Colonial Downs (career 23-11-3-2, $313,734) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc; B- Domino Stud of Lexington (KY); T- Jamie Ness

 

 

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