Favored Marketing Mix, a graduate of the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, rallied from fourth to post a 1¼-length win in the Nassau Stakes (G2) at Woodbine this weekend. Keeneland sales alum Game On Dude romped to a 7¼-quarter length victory in the Californian Stakes (G2), while sales grads Nonios and Liaison ran 1-2 in the Affirmed Handicap (G3), both at Hollywood.
Congratulations also to Catesby W. Clay’s Bizzy Caroline, winner of the Early Times Mint Julep (G3) at Churchill Downs. Bizzy Caroline entered the Early Times Mint Julep off a third-place effort in her season debut at Keeneland in April.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
MARKETING MIX, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Instant Thought ($150,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) Won Nassau S. (G2) on 6/2 at Woodbine (career 12-6-2-1, $793,600) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Tom Proctor
GAME ON DUDE, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) Won Californian S. (G2) on 6/2 at Hollywood (career 16-7-4-1, $2,344,658) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Affirmed H. (G3) on 6/3 at Hollywood –
1- NONIOS, 3YO colt by Pleasantly Perfect – Stylish Manner ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Eric Antonio Delvalle) (career 4-3-0-1, $99,000) O- Green Smith Jr.; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer
2- 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
ISLAND BOUND, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Indy Mood for Luv ($90,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; $95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place) Won Winning Colors S. (G3) on 6/2 at Churchill Downs (career 20-5-7-2, $213,238) O- Robert Manfuso; B- Nursery Place (KY); T- Ian Wilkes
COGITO, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Ladies Cruise ($165,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Lazy Lane Farms, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $140,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) Won £33,000 Betfair Heron S. (L) on 5/31 at Sandown (career 2-2-0-0, £23,242) O- Reddam Racing; B- Lazy Lane Farms; T- Brian Meehan
THUNDERING EMILIA, 6YO mare by Thunder Gulch – Saint Emilia (PER) ($15,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Teneri Farm) Won John W. Rooney Memorial S. on 6/2 at Delaware Park (career 28-7-8-3, $97,000) O- Teneri Farms; B- Teneri Farm & Ashford Stud (KY); T- Michael Matz
AMERICAN LADY, 4YO filly by Stormy Atlantic – Comfort Zone ($230,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) Won $71,800 Reminiscing S. on 6/1 at Belmont (career 6-3-2-0, $133,866) O- Kaleem Shah Inc; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
THE HUNK, 5YO horse by Speightstown – Penniless Heiress ($335,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $62,800 John J. Reilly H. on 6/2 at Monmouth (career 12-6-3-0, $224,791) O/B- New Farm (NJ); T- Benjamin Perkins Jr.
TAPAJO, 3YO filly by Tapit – Sleep Away Camp ($65,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Nick Sallusto, agent) Won $60,000 Panthers S. on 6/2 at Prairie Meadows (career 7-3-1-1, $116,727) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Dr. J.K. & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
DOE, 3YO filly by Forestry – Spin Control ($3,500 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dane Kobiskie) Won $50,000 Beautiful Day S. on 5/31 at Delaware Park (career 16-5-5-2, $162,450) O- Carmen Micucio Jr.; B- R.S. Evans (KY); T- Wayne Cole