Shackleford Takes Met Mile; Contested Wins Acorn

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Keeneland sales alum and classic winner Shackleford notched a second graded stakes victory in 2012 when he held off a late rally from Caleb’s Posse to win Monday’s Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont. Keeneland sales grad Contested cruised to a five-length win in the TVG Acorn (G1).
 
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
STAKES WINNERS
 
SHACKLEFORD, 4YO colt by Forestry – Oatsee ($275,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) Won Metropolitan H. (G1) on 5/28 at Belmont (career 16-5-4-1, $2,741,381) O- Michael Lauffer & W.D. Cubbedge (KY); T- Dale Romans
 
CONTESTED, 3YO filly by Ghostzapper – Gold Vault ($110,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Woodliegh Stables) Won TVG Acorn S. (G1) on 5/28 at Belmont (career 5-4-1-0, $324,754) O- Natalie Baffert; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
 
AL QASR, 4YO colt by Aptitude – Majestic Dy ($8,500, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Waterford-Millford Farm, agent; Buyer- Dante Zanelli, agent) Won Gran Premio 25 De Mayo (G1) on 5/25 at San Isidro (Argentina) O- Stud Soribel; B- Kathryn West (KY); T- Juan Suarez Villaroel
 
SOMETHING EXTRA, 4YO gelding by Indian Charlie – Our Mariah ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) Won Connaught Cup (G2) on 5/27 at Woodbine (career 16-5-4-3, $354,550) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Gail Cox
 
SIMMARD, 7YO horse by Dixieland Band – Dibs ($37,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA) Won Louisville H. (G3) on 5/26 at Churchill Downs (career 31-7-4-4, $606,673) O- Roger Attfield & William Werner; B- Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA (KY); T- Roger Attfield
 
RUTHENIA, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Ruthian ($325,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent) Won Violet S. (G3) on 5/28 at Monmouth (career 10-4-3-1, $224,635) O- Virginia Kraft Payson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Christophe Clement
 
COMPLIANCE OFFICER, 6YO gelding by Officer – Purple Hills ($19,000 RNA, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $125,000 Kingston S. on 5/27 at Belmont (career 25-11-4-2, $539,566) O- La Marca Stable; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (NY); T- Bruce Brown
 
MEGA DREAM, 5YO mare by Medaglia d’Oro – Dream Away ($95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; $40,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, agent for JD Racing) Won $75,070 Great Lady M S. on 5/27 at Hollywood (career 11-4-0-1, $146,585) O- Jery Durant, Barry Arnason & Mersad Metanovic; B- Nancy Dillman (KY); T- Jeff Bonde
 
WHERE’S STERLING, 5YO horse by Northern Afleet – Twinkler ($13,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- May Fair Farm) Won $75,000 Memorial Day H. on 5/28 at Calder (career 13-4-5-0, $409,665) O- Frank Carl Calabrese; B- Cynthia Knight (KY); T- Luis Ramirez
 
NEFERTINI, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Looking Afar ($80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent for Tenlane Farm; Buyer- Greathouse Bloodstock) Won $75,000 Monmouth Beach S. on 5/27 at Monmouth (career 7-4-2-0, $171,320) O- Robert Masterson; B- Tenlane Farm (KY); T- Alan Goldberg
 
DANCING SOLO, 3YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Dancing Alone ($100,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) Won $65,040 Little Silver S. on 5/27 at Monmouth (career 9-2-2-2, $103,105) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Peter Blum (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
 
MALIBU WAY, 3YO colt by First Samurai – Redmond ($45,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms, agent; $75,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Final Furlongs Farms) Won $61,200 Lamplighter S. on 5/26 at Monmouth (career 3-2-1-0, $74,760) O- Lael; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Christophe Clement
 
MAPLE FOREST, 4YO filly by Forestry – Maple Syrple ($200,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $60,000 Red Cross S. on 5/28 at Monmouth (career 12-4-5-1, $228,066) O/B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
 
AQUAPAZZA, 4YO filly by Stormy Atlantic – Seeinsbelieven ($50,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds; $37,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent; $28,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- Willow Lane Stables) Won $50,000 Opelousas S. on 5/26 at Evangeline Downs (career 14-4-1-4, $126,366) O- Willow Lane Stable & Ronny Werner; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Ronny Werner
 
EXCLUSIVE DIVA, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Puxa Saco ($170,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent) Won $50,000 Seattle H. on 5/27 at Emerald Downs (career 4-3-0-1, $70,605) O/B- Northwest Farms; T- Tom Wenzel
 
WINDOW BOY, 3YO colt by Include – Window Woman ($12,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Luis Arenas Perez) Won $48,500 Grover (Buddy) Delp Memorial on 5/23 at Delaware Park (career 9-3-2-0, $101,245) O- Luis Arenas; B- Shelby Lane Farm & Include Syndicate (KY); T- John Servis

 

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