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Keeneland September Sale Alumni Sweep Graded Derby, Oaks Preps on Saturday

March 6, 2018

Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni established themselves among the top contenders on the 2018 Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) with victories in all three graded classic preps on Saturday.

Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream. Promises Fulfilled turned in an impressive gate-to-wire win to vault to second place on the Derby leaderboard. Strike Power and champion Good Magic, second and third, respectively, rank among the top seven in terms of total points earned.

Midnight Bisou won the Santa Ysabel (G3) at Santa Anita under a hand ride to earn 50 points and top spot on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard. At Gulfstream, Fly So High and Take Charge Paula ran 1-2 in the Davona Dale (G2) to rank fifth and sixth, respectively.



Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2) on 3/3 at Gulfstream:

1- PROMISES FULFILLED, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) (career 4-3-0-1, $327,280) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

2- Strike Power, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Gold d’Oro ($300,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms (KY); T- Mark Hennig

3- Good Magic, 3YO colt by Curlin – Glinda the Good ($1 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- e5 Racing) O- eFive Racing & Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Davona Dale S. (G2) on 3/3 at Gulfstream:

1- FLY SO HIGH, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Quiet Flight ($675,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Phipps Stable) O- Phipps Stable; B- Mt. Brilliant Broodmares (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

2- Take Charge Paula, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Perfect Paula ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- E. J. Sipus Jr.; $47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- E. J. Sipus Jr.) O- Peter Deutsch; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin


MIDNIGHT BISOU, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) Won Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on 3/3 at Santa Anita (career 4-2-2-0, $210,000) O- Allen Racing & Bloom Racing Stable; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- William Spawr

HOGY, 9YO gelding by Offlee Wild – Floy ($17,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Care Brook Farm, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock, agent) Won Canadian Turf S. (G3) on 3/3 at Gulfstream (career 50-19-13-6, $1,321,837) O- Michael Hui; B- Dr. John E. Little (KY); T- Michael Maker


Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Palm Beach S. (G3) on 3/3 at Gulftream:

1- MARAUD, 3YO colt by Blame – Unbridled Empire ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm) (career 5-3-0-2, $164,010) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- John Penn & Frank Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

2- Speed Franco, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Nabat Seif ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Grupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Ice Wine Stables (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado


CLASSIC ROCK, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – A Bit of Pressure ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing) Won Gulfstream Park Sprint S. (G3) on 3/3 at Gulfstream (career 9-5-0-0, $183,902) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Nursery Place, Donaldson & Broadbent (KY); T- Katherine Ritvo

CHANTELINE, 6YO mare by Majesticperfection – Listen to Libby ($130,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Regis Farms; $200,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent, Buyer- Ben McElroy, agent) Won $125,000 Spring Fever S. on 3/3 at Oaklawn (career 21-6-6-3, $393,972) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SIR DUDLEY DIGGES, 5YO horse by Gio Ponti – My Pal Lana ($72,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Castleton Lyons; $110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Julio Rada, agent) Won $107,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup on 3/3 at Garrison Savannah (career 23-7-7-3, $880,564) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON); T- Michael Maker       

TRUST FACTOR, 5YO horse by Paddy O’Prado – Mainsail ($4,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Rafael Garcia, agent) Won $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace S. on 3/3/at Fair Grounds (career 15-7-4-2, $284,000) O- Scrivener Stables; B- J. Adcock & Hume Wornall (LA); T- Michael Maker