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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Competitive Ohio Derby Field

June 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (June 23, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the nine talented 3-year-olds entered for Saturday’s Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown, headlined by morning-line favorite and multiple Grade 2 winner Girvin; Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap; Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral (G3) winner Fast and Accurate; multiple graded stakes-placed Untrapped and undefeated Game Over.

Also on Saturday, recent Winning Colors (G3) winner Finley’sluckycharm carries high weight of 124 pounds in the Chicago (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Four of the five entries for the Precisionist (G3) at Santa Anita are Keeneland sales graduates, including likely favorite Collected, undefeated this year with wins in the Californian (G2) and Santana Mile; Grade 2 winner Accelerate; and multiple graded stakes-placed Donworth and Cat Burglar.



OHIO DERBY (G3), Thistledown, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

IRAP, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Silken Cat ($100,000 RNA to Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Reddam Racing; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

UNTRAPPED, 3YO colt by Trappe Shot – Exit Three ($97,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Springhouse Farm; $150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- B.L.B. Inc.) O- Michael Langford; B- Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TALK LESS, 3YO colt by Blame – Aristra ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Lavin Bloodstock) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

VIBE, 3YO gelding by Astrology – Oaks Lily ($40,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Kings & Queens Farm (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

GIRVIN, 3YO colt by Tale of Ekati – Catch the Moon ($140,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Brad Grady; B- Bob Austin & John Witte (KY); T- Joe Sharp

FAST AND ACCURATE, 3YO colt by Hansen – It’s Heidi’s Dance ($24,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Kendall Hansen, Skychai Racing, Bode Miller & Sand Dollar Stable; B- John R. Penn (KY); T- Michael Maker

GAME OVER, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Kaweah Princess ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Al Graziani & Joe Russell (KY); T- Jeffrey Radosevich


CHICAGO H. (G3), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ATHENA, 5YO mare by Street Sense – Race Rocks (IRE) ($29,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Mary Grum; B- Gary Chervenell (KY); T- Helen Pitts

IVY BELL, 4YO filly by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) O- Brook T. Smith Investments; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- William Denzik Jr.

FINLEY’SLUCKYCHARM, 4YO filly by Twirling Candy – Day of Victory ($77,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore) O- Carl R. Moore; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

COVEY TRACE, 4YO filly by Stevie Wonderboy – Anniversary ($10,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- William Denzik, agent) O- Brook Smith Investments & Denzik Thoroughbreds; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- William Denzik Jr.

PUT DA BLAME ON ME, 4YO filly by Blame – Roman Chestnut ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Michael Bruder; B- Two Hearts Farm (KY); T- Michael Tomlinson


AFFIRMED S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

QUIET DUDE, 3YO gelding by Spring At Last – Chalmette ($7,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Orlando Rose) O- Lawrence Kahlden & Brett Wiener; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Jorge Periban

TERM OF ART, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Miles of Style ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill


PRECISIONIST S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

DONWORTH, 5YO horse by Tiznow – Temple Street ($550,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill) O- Reddam Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

ACCELERATE, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

COLLECTED, 4YO colt 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

CAT BURGLAR, 7YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert