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Keeneland Sales Graduate and Champion Roy H Opens 2019 Season in Grade 2 Palos Verdes

January 18, 2019

Keeneland sales graduate Roy H, reigning champion male sprinter and 2018 Eclipse Award finalist, makes his 2019 debut in the Palos Verdes (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday. Roy H closed last year with his second consecutive win in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).

Keeneland sales alumni seek wins in classic preps on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) this weekend at Fair Grounds. September Yearling Sale graduate Plus Que Parfait is favored in the Lecomte (G3) following a runner-up finish in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in his last start. Other competitors include Grade 1-placed War of Will and the promising Mr. Money, fourth in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Golden Rod (G2) winner and September Sale graduate Liora tops the field of sophomore fillies featured in the Silverbulletday.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

PALOS VERDES S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 7YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables; $140,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- TM Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Peter Miller

AWESOME ANYWHERE, 5YO gelding by Awesome of Course – Baby Doll ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- All Schlaich Stables, Hollendorfer, Team Green & George Todaro; B- Edward Seltzer, Beverly Anderson, Joseph & Helen Barbazon (FL); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

ROY H, 7YO gelding by More Than Ready – Elusive Diva ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent, Buyer- Ciaran Dunne; $310,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

LECOMTE S. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 Mile 70 Yards, 3YOs

MALPAIS, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – D’Elegance ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent) O- Richard Snyder, Connie Snyder, Brett Setzer & Billie Jo Setzer; B- Connie & Richard Snyder (KY); T- Joe Sharp

MR. MONEY, 3YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Allied Racing Stable; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 3YO colt by Overanalyze – Candy Fortune ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Stewart Smith) O- Something Special Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

WAR OF WILL, 3YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) ($175,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

MO SPEED, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Bootery ($290,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- September Farm) O- Gary Barber & John C. Oxley; B- Twin Hopes Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 3YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

ADMIRE, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Visavis ($200,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Blue Sky Stable; $360,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kempton/Berkelhammer, agent for Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

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

COLONEL SHARP, 6YO gelding by Colonel John – Extra Sharp ($11,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Harry Weisleder) O- Rising Sun Racing Stables; B- Susan Casner (KY); T- Hugh McMahon

 

SILVERBULLETDAY S., Fair Grounds, 1 Mile 70 Yards, 3YO Fillies

GRANDARIA, 3YO filly by Curlin – Bagh of Jewelz ($170,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; B- CASA Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

LIORA, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Giant Mover ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Coffeepot Stables) O- Coffeepot Stables; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

NEEDS SUPERVISION, 3YO filly by Paynter – Moroccan Rose ($22,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Howling Pigeon Farms, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable & Madaket Stable; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- Jeremiah O’Dwyer

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

ASTRA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

TRUST FUND KITTY, 4YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Broken Trust Fund ($20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Machowsky, agent) O- Richard Barton; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff

COPPER FEVER, 5YO mare by Street Cry (IRE) – Copper State ($240,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Keenan & Cassie Freeman; B- Diamond A Racing Corp. (KY); T- Craig Dollase

K P PERGOLISCIOUS (IRE), 4YO filly by Declaration of War – Inkling ($70,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent) O- Karl Pergola; B- Tower Bloodstock (IRE); T- Jeff Mullins

INDIA MANTUANA, 5YO mare by Wilburn – Speed Wagon ($8,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) O- Richard Bell; B- Paul Knapper (KY); T- Thomas Ray Bell II