Sophomores Dominate $1 Million Haskell Invitational

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Five of the six three-year-olds entered for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park are Keeneland sales graduates, led by Belmont (G1) runner-up and Haskell morning-line favorite Paynter, as well as Grade 1 winners Dullahan and Gemologist.

Other Keeneland sales alumni highlighting weekend graded stakes entries are Grade 1 winner The Factor in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1); Teeth of the Dog and Fast Falcon, 1-2 finishers in the Dwyer Stakes (G2) and entered in the Jim Dandy (G2); high weight Prayer for Relief and defending champion Tres Borrachos in the San Diego Handicap (G2); and Grade 3 winner Derwin’s Star, who carries high weight in the Molly Pitcher Stakes (G2).

FRIDAY, JULY 27

COUGAR II H. (G3), Del Mar, 1½ Miles, 3YOs & Up

WORTH REPEATING, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Lady Nichola ($525,000 RNA, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent for Spendthrift Farm) O- AJL Productions or Gilman Racing or Goldstone; B- B. Wayne Hughes (KY); T- M. Machowsky

SATURDAY, JULY 28

 

JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

FAST FALCON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – My Chickadee ($60,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Pelican) O- Richard Pell; B- B. Walden Jr. & H. King III (KY); T- Nick Zito

ATIGUN, 3YO colt by Istan – Rimini Road ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Ken McPeek

TEETH OF THE DOG, 3YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Deputy Reality ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Pegasus; Buyer- Tropical Equine) O- J.W. Singer; B- Royal Pegasus (KY); T- Michael Matz

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 Carl Estate (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SAN DIEGO H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

TRES BORRACHOS, 7YO gelding by Ecton Park – Pete’s Fancy ($37,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III) O- Hicker or Button Stable; B- Robert Shapiro, John J. Greely IV & Phil Houchens (KY); T- M. Jones

 

TAKE CONTROL, 5YO horse by A.P. Indy – Azeri ($7.7 million RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; $1.9 million, 2009 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Kaleem Shah) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Allen Paulson Living Trust (KY); T- Bob Baffert

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 4YO colt by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent for War Horse Place, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

SUNDAY, JULY 29

 

HASKELL INVITATIONAL (G1), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

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

DULLAHAN, 3YO colt by Even the Score – Mining My Own ($250,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent for Halecky & Needham; Buyer- Jerry Crawford/Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Phil Needham, Judy Needham & Bena Halecky (KY); T- Dale Romans

PAYNTER, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizso ($325,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Bob Baffert

GEMOLOGIST, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Crystal Shard ($310,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

STEALCASE, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Steal the show ($35,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Elliot Mavorah) O- John Oxley; B- Secret Whispers Partnership (KY); T- Mark Casse

BING CROSBY S. (G1), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

THE FACTOR, 4YO colt by War Front – Greyciousness ($50,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Iroquois Bloodstock) O- Bolton & Fog City Stable; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

CAPITAL ACCOUNT, 5YO horse by Closing Argument – Accountess ($330,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Legends Racing) O- Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable; B- Silverleaf Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs

UNBRIDLED’S NOTE, 3YO 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

LAURIE’S ROCKET, 3YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Clay’s Rocket ($300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis Horton; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

DOCTOR CHIT, 3YO colt by War Front – True Gritz ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Mill House; B- Ponchartrain Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MOLLY PITCHER S. (G2), Monmouth, 1 1/6 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

DERWIN’S STAR, 5YO mare by Wildcat Heir – Powerful Package ($15,000, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, agent; Buyer- Richard Meyer) O- Marcia Cohen & Steve Klesaris; B- Woodsfield Farm (FL); T- Steve Klesaris

NEFERTINI, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Looking Afar ($80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent for Tenlane Farm; Buyer- Greathouse Bloodstock) O- Robert Masterson; B- Tenlane Farm (KY); T- Alan Goldberg

CATCH A THIEF, 5YO mare by Flatter – Nabbed ($20,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Robert Courtney/Crestfield Farm, agent; $15,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonebridge Farm, agent) O- Charles Dimino; B- Elk Manor Farm (MD); T- T.A. Hills

BRUSHED BY A STAR, 4YO filly by Eddington – Brush Hour ($10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- David Forster) O- Team Forster; B- Desmond Ryan, Barry Donworth & Ken Donworth (KY); T- G.T. Forster

OCEANPORT S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

GLASS ART, 4YO gelding by Hennessy – Yard Art ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent) O- Red Oak Stable; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- G.D. Sacco

CREPUSCOLO, 4YO colt by Johannesburg – Satin Sunrise ($200,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Patrick Biancone, agent) O- Two Rivers Racing Stable; B- Commonwealth (KY); T- J. Serey

TAYLOR MADE MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T),

3YOs & Up, F&M

 

SHIMMERING MOMENT, 5YO mare by Afleet Alex – Vassar ($280,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Mark Gittins; B- Dapple Bloodstock & Gryphon Investments (KY); T- F. Abbott III

HESSONITE, 4YO filly by Freud – Lakab ($27,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent for William Punk Jr.) O- William Punk Jr. & Philip Dileo; B- Berkshire Stud & Waterville Lake Stables (NY); T- David Donk

ROYAL NORTH S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

HONEY CHILE, 4YO filly by Invisible Ink – Christmas Time ($140,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Nicoma Bloodstock, agent for Jim Miller) O- James Miller; B- Peachtree Stable (FL); T- Wayne Catalano

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