Champion Royal Delta Shines in Weekend Graded Stakes
Keeneland sales graduates turned in some of the weekend’s most electrifying stakes performances, led by champion Royal Delta’s eight-length romp in the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs. Love Theway Youare mounted a late charge in the stretch to win the Vanity Handicap (G1) by 2½ lengths; favored Summer Front remained undefeated on the turf in winning the Hill Prince Stakes (G3), and Love and Pride won the Obeah Stakes (G3) in wire-to-wire fashion.
LOVE THEWAY YOUARE, 4YO filly by Arch – Diversa ($24,000 RNA, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent) Won Vanity H. (G1) on 6/16 at Hollywood (career 19-3-1-3, $362,990) O- M.K. Cho Stables; B- Christopher Dragone (KY); T- M.K. Cho
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 Investments N.V., Inc (Saud bin Khaled); Buyer- Besilu Stables) Won Fleur de Lis H. (G2) on 6/16 at Churchill Downs (career 10-6-2-1, $1,824,900) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V., Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott
SUMMER FRONT, 3YO colt by War Front – Rose of Summer ($475,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) Won Hill Prince S. (G3) on 6/16 at Belmont (career 6-4-1-0, $256,800) O- Waterford Stable; B- Graceville Breeding (KY); T- Christopher Clement
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) Won Obeah S. (G3) on 6/16 at Delaware Park (career 13-5-2-4, $370,760) O- Green Hills Farm; B- Stud TNT (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
CUMULONIMBLE, 6YO mare by Stormy Atlantic - Crown Gulch ($27,000 RNA, 2007 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won $113,125 Lincoln Heritage H. on 6/16 at Arlington Park (career 17-8-2-4, $310,530) O- Two Bucks To Show; B- John & Iveta Kerber (IL); T- Wayne Catalano
MISS EMPIRE, 2YO filly by Empire Maker - Miss Excitement ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- G. Ray Trisler & Mays Farm) Won $100,000 Cinderella S. on 6/16 at Hollywood (career 2-1-0-0, $63,120) O- Gary & Cecil Barber and Kevin Tsujihara; B- Dan & Frank Cassella (KY); T- Peter Miller
MOMENT OF MAJESTY, 5YO mare by Saint Liam - Lady Indy ($50,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) Won $98,262 Zadracarta S. on 6/16 at Woodbine (career 17-3-6-3, $389,653) O- DonMeehan, Sue & Joseph Leslie; B- Nancy & Curtis Joseph (ON); T- Sue Leslie
SRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS, 3YO filly by Roman Ruler – Livealifeoflove ($85,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Rocky Mountain Equine; $55,000 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- George & Lori Hall) Won $64,800 Just Smashing S. on 6/16 at Monmouth (career 5-3-0-1, $119,150) O- George & Lori Hall; B- Liberation Farm & Oratis (KY); T- Kelly Breen
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 Jr.) Won $54,650 Lost in the Fog S. on 6/16 at Golden Gate (career 1-1-0-0, $30,450) O- James Eaton, Robert Hess & Darrell Landry; B- Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T- Robert Hess Sr.
I'LL SHOW THEM, 6YO gelding by Smarty Jones - Top Rung ($600,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) Won $50,000 Shot of Gold S. on 6/17 at Canterbury Downs (career 19-6-3-2, $144,499) O- Clay Brinson, William Buster & Mark Clemans; B- Glen Hill Farm (FL); T- Clay Brinson
DOUGS BUDDY, 3YO colt by Badge of Silver - Floral Park ($7,500, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Judy Klosterman, agent; Buyer- Doug Blair) Won $48,935 Western Canada H. on 6/16 at Northlands Park (career 6-5-0-0, $140,343) O- Doug Blair; B- Langsem Farm Inc (KY); T- Joan Petrowski
TERLANI, 5YO mare by El Corredor - Golden Lake ($27,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Ole A. Nielsen) Won $48,935 Vancouver Sun H. on 6/17 at Hastings Park (career 24-9-3-4, $129,319) O- Sharlea Stable; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Frank Barroby