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Champion West Coast among Nine Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing in $16.3 Million Pegasus World Cup

January 26, 2018

Keeneland sales are represented by nine of the 14 horses entered for Saturday’s $16.3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park, led by newly crowned champion 3-year-old colt West Coast and champion Stellar Wind, who sold for $6 million to top the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Other Keeneland-sold standouts in the Pegasus field are Collected, an Eclipse Award finalist following a win in the 2017 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) and a second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1); Giant Expectations, winner of the San Antonio (G2) in his last start; and graded stakes winners War Storyand Gunnevera

Keeneland sales graduates also are prominent on the Pegasus undercard at Gulfstream. Graded stakes-placed Daring Duchess, winner of the Via Borghese Stakes in late December at Gulfstream, is featured in the La Prevoyante (G3); recent Sugar Swirl (G3) winner Rich Mommy and graded stakes winner Nonna Mela highlight entries for the Hurricane Bertie (G3); and graded stakes-placed Game Over and Beasley are among seven Keeneland sales alumni going postward in the Fred W. Hooper (G3).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SINGING BULLET, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Life At Ten ($650,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Stronach Stables & Pegasus Race Participants LLC; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Dale Romans

WEST COAST, 4YO colt by Flatter – Caressing ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

STELLAR WIND, 6YO mare by Curlin – Evening Star ($6 Million, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Keswick Stables & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Chad Brown

COLLECTED, 5YO horse by City Zip – Helena Bay (GB) ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- Speedway Stable; B- Runnymede Farm & Peter Callahan (KY); T- Bob Baffert

GUNNEVERA, 4YO colt by Dialed In – Unbridled Rage ($16,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Margoth & GalloStables; B- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch (KY); T- Antonio Sano

WAR STORY, 6YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis, Imaginary Stables et al.; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

TOAST OF NEW YORK, 7YO horse by Thewayyouare – Claire Soleil ($35,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- T. Hyde) O- Al Shaqab Racing, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, R. A. Hill Stable & E. Young; B- Ashleigh Stud, Frank & Jackie Ramos (KY); T- J. A. Osborne

GIANT EXPECTATIONS, 5YO horse by Frost Giant – Sarahisittrue ($85,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Is It Real Stables; $70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing, Garrett Zubok, et al.; B- Sunrise Stables (NY); T- Peter Eurton

GAME OVER (AE), 4YO colt by Mineshaft – Kaweah Princess ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Ashley Quartarolo; B- Al Graziani & Joe Russell (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

W.L. McKNIGHT H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

MARKITOFF, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Myriad ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

GOLD SHIELD, 6YO horse by Medaglia d’Oro – Dream Supreme ($1 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- David Ingordo, agent) O- Lane’s End Racing & Kinsman Stable; B- Kinsman Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

MR CUB, 4YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Fine Line ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Turf Stable) O- Turf Stable; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

INFINITE WISDOM, 7YO gelding by Smart Strike – Meridiana (GER) ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Amerman Racing) O- Amerman Racing; B- Jon & Sarah Kelly (KY); T- Brian Lynch

LA PREVOYANTE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MISS NANCY, 5YO mare by Arch – Silky Omega ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent) O/B- Fred Allor (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

DARING DUCHESS, 6YO mare by Arch – A True Pussycat ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Darby Dan Bloodstock; $70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Kennelot Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

TARALENA, 5YO mare by Arch – Lenatareese ($100,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- Daniel Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY); T- Christophe Clement

HURRICANE BERTIE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Barbara Ranck Perry; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

RICH MOMMY, 4YO filly by Algorithms – Woodford Girl ($7,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Winds of Change Racing Stable; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

BODACIOUS BABE, 5YO mare by Mineshaft – Blossomed ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Panic Stables) O- Panic Stable; B- Hubert Vester Jr. (KY); T- Jane Cibelli

SPICE LADY, 4YO filly by Speightstown – My American Girl ($140,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Town & Country Farms; $150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Repole Stable) O- Repole Stable; B- Piacentino Farms, Town & Country Farm, Polo Green Stable & Shannon Potter (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

NONNA MELA, 4YO filly by Arch – Cool Storm ($310,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FRED W. HOOPER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

EIGHT TOWN, 4YO colt by Speightstown – El Prado Essence ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- A & G Racing Stables (ON); T- Brian Lynch

CONQUEST BIG E, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Seeinsbelieven ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Conquest Stables; $110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Kirkwood, agent) O- Daniel Hurtak; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Donna Green Hurtak

FRAMMENTO, 6YO gelding by Midshipman – Ginger Bay ($50,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Boulder Force Equine) O- Mossarosa; B- Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Tait (KY); T- Nick Zito

FIRST GROWTH, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Altesse ($220,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Lane’s End Racing; $7,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Aaron West) O- Michelle Winters; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Odin Londono Jr.

MOVES LIKE ALI, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Jensens Score ($20,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Tanner Wingo) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Glenn Ellis; B- Steve DeMaiolo (OH); T- Jorge Navarro

GAME OVER, 4YO colt by Mineshaft – Kaweah Princess ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Ashley Quartarolo; B- Al Graziani & Joe Russell (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

BEASLEY, 4YO colt by Shackleford – In Truth ($65,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Clear Ridge Stables) O- Lee Lewis & Mark Grier; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Mark Hennig

TOBOGGAN S. (G3), Aqueduct, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

SUMMER REVOLUTION, 5YO horse by Summer Bird – Revolutionary Act ($40,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Champions Training Center) O- Jeff Drown; B- Camelia Casby (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

VULCAN’S FORGE, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Possibly a Ten ($190,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Hell Pony) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt and Team Valor International; B- Gabriel Duignan, Crosshaven Bloodstock, Petaluma Bloodstock & Ashleigh Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

GREAT STUFF, 6YO horse by Quality Road – Sumptuous ($185,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- A. Stevens Miles Jr.; $145,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Glasscock Financial Services) O- Bruce Golden Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- David Jacobson

LIFE IN SHAMBLES, 7YO gelding by Broken Vow – Life (FR) ($47,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp; B- C. Clement & Don Robinson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC (G3), Sam Houston, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

ADORE, 5YO mare by Big Brown – Cozshesaidso ($15,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Charles Merrick III (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SANDY’S SURPRISE, 4YO filly by Drosselmeyer – Sandi’s Ready ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Hal Fullerton) O- STD Racing Stable, John Fuller & Neil Haymes; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP (G3), Sam Houston, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

ROMAN APPROVAL, 7YO horse by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Robert Masiello; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- Thomas Morley

BIG BEND, 4YO colt by Union Rags – Lenatareese ($105,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Union Rags Racing) O- Union Rags Racing; B- Daniel Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY); T- Tom Proctor

NET GAIN, 6YO gelding by Include – Triple o’ Five ($120,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Claim to Fame Stable) O- Claim to Fame Stable; B- Lane Thoroughbreds (IA); T- Clinton Stuart

FLASHY CHELSEY, 6YO horse by Flashy Bull – What’d I Say ($17,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lakland Sales; Buyer- Zams) O- Michael Hui; B- Augusta Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker 

WEST ROAD, 6YO horse by Hard Spun – Speedy Escape ($22,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter; $30,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Richard Drake) O- Richard Drake; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- M. Brent Davidson