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Saturday Marks Season Debuts of Keeneland Sales Alumni Unique Bella, Catholic Boy and La Coronel

February 9, 2018

Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduate and reigning champion female sprinter Unique Bella makes her highly anticipated 2018 debut in Saturday’s Santa Maria (G2) at Santa Anita. Winner of the La Brea (G1) in her last start, Unique Bella will face other Keeneland sales graduates Mopotism, who won the La Canada (G2) in her season bow last month, and graded stakes-placed Kathy’s Song

Five of the seven 3-year-olds entered in the Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, a prep on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), are Keeneland sales graduates: highweight and multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy; graded stakes winner and recent Kitten’s Joy Stakes winner Flameaway; graded stakes-placed Hollywood Star and Vouch and undefeated allowance winner Vino Rosso.  

La Coronel, winner of Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) in her last start, makes her 4-year-old debut in the Lambholm South Endeavour (G3) at Tampa Bay.

Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in the Gulfstream Park Turf (G1). The talented turf runner March, who successfully returned to the races in December following an 11-month layoff, is entered, along with graded stakes winners One Go All Go and Money Multiplier

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

GULFSTREAM PARK TURF S. (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

ONE GO ALL GO, 6YO horse by Fairbanks – See Ashleigh Run ($62,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Rodney Paden) O- Rodney Paden; B- Albert Coppola (VA); T- Charles Dickey

MONEY MULTIPLIER, 6YO ridgling by Lookin At Lucky – Intensify ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Wark Bloodstock; $260,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Al Shahania Stud; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

MARCH, 6YO horse by Blame – Lifeinthefastlane ($320,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lakland Sales; Buyer- Steven W. Young) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

CHANNEL MAKER, 4YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

SANTA MARIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MOPOTISM, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

KATHY’S SONG, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Strawberry Sense ($210,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- O- Abbondanza Racing, Premier Racing Club & Jerry McClanahan; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Richard Baltas

UNIQUE BELLA, 4YO filly by Tapit – Unrivaled Belle ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corporation) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

SAN VICENTE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

KRIS’ ROCKET KAT, 3YO colt by Eskendereya – Honimiere (IRE) ($62,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.; $105,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- J K Racing Stable & Bruce Chandler; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

SAM F. DAVIS S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

FLAMEAWAY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

VINO ROSSO, 3YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HOLLYWOOD STAR, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Hollywood Story ($550,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Dale Romans

CATHOLIC BOY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta & Madaket Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

VOUCH, 3YO colt by Yes It’s True – Justmeandmyshadow ($230,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Lael Stables & Three Chimneys) O- Lael Stables & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Fedai Kahraman (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

LAMBHOLM SOUTH ENDEAVOUR S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

LA CORONEL, 4YO filly by Colonel John – Listen ($37,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nardelli Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Kim & Rodney Nardelli, Susan Bunning, A. & B. Jaffreys (KY); T- Mark Casse

TAMPA BAY S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

DOCTOR MOUNTY, 5YO horse by Street Sense – On a Roll ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Never Forever Stable) O- Larry Pratt & Dave Alden; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Vicki Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

CHEYENNE’S COLONEL, 4YO gelding by Colonel John – Winikins ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Derrick Parram) O/T- Derrick Parram; B- Builder’s Mart (KY)

WESTERN RESERVE, 6YO gelding by Indian Charlie – Visit (GB) ($87,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Marc Detampel) O- Turf Stable; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- J. Kent Sweezey

BRASS COMPASS, 5YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Atlantic Voyage ($270,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Columbia Street Stables) O- Paul Braverman & John Guanrere; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Reade Baker

SUWANNEE RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MIDNIGHT CROSSING (IRE), 5YO mare by Dark Angel (IRE) – Line Ahead (IRE) ($240,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom & Geraldine Molan (IRE); T- Richard Baltas

KITTEN’S ROAR, 6YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Bambolina ($42,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent; $130,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Michael Maker

THUNDER ROAD S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

NEXT SHARES, 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- C. Dunn, J. McClanahan, W. Marasa, M. Taylor & R. Robershaw; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

BOWIES HERO, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing Stable; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

TEQUILA JOE, 5YO horse by Stormy Atlantic – Strike It Up ($60,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Purple Racing) O- Gerald & Ronald Frankel; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

OM, 6YO horse by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- Sareen Family Trust; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & William S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Dan Hendricks