Keeneland Sales Grads Dominate Fields for Toyota Blue Grass, Arkansas Derby

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates top the fields for today’s two preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby – Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Oaklawn’s Arkansas Derby (G1). Uncaptured and Rydilluc, both graduates of the 2011 September Yearling Sale, are the early favorites in the Toyota Blue Grass, while fellow September Sale grads War Academy and Oxbow highlight the Arkansas Derby. Other prominent sales alumni entered today include Shumoos in the Madison Stakes (G1); Daisy Devine, who seeks to defend her title in the Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1), and Mizdirection, entered in the Las Cienegas Handicap (G3).

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs*

MY NAME IS MICHAEL, 3YO colt by Macho Uno – Graciously Soft ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Wachtel Stable & Barry Butzer; Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

UNDRAFTED, 3YO gelding by Purim – French Jeannette ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Wes Welker; B- Catesby W. Clay Investment (KY); T- Wesley Ward

PALACE MALICE, 3YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Colin Brennan, agent; $200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Dogwood Stables) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

UNCAPTURED, 3YO colt by Lion Heart – Captivating ($290,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John Oxley; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

BALANCE THE BOOKS, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Kreisleriana ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Vinery Bloodstock; $160,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Karavich Stable) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Scott Heider & Knowles Bloodstock (KY); T- Chad Brown

RYDILLUC, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Swift and Classy ($55,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Straightaway Farm) O- Green, Massaro, Lerner, Shay & Dellatore-Bobo; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Gary Contessa

DIVINE AMBITION, 3YO colt by Divine Park – Window Woman ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Silverton Hill; B- Shelby Lane Farm & Divine Park Syndicate (KY); T- Darrin Miller

 

ARKANSAS DERBY (G1), Oaklawn, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs*

WAR ACADEMY, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Cabbage Key ($450,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- D.L.O’Byrne) O- Tabor, Magnier & Smith; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DIVINE AMBITION, 3YO colt by Divine Park – Window Woman ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Silverton Hill; B- Shelby Lane Farm & Divine Park Syndicate (KY); T- Darrin Miller

FALLING SKY, 3YO colt by Lion Heart – Sea Dragoness ($16,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Calixto Armas) O- Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello & Joseph Bulger; B- Copper Penny Stables (PA); T- John Terranova

DEN’S LEGACY, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Sunshine Song ($150,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- John McKay) O- Westrock Stables; Gaye Swartz (FL); T- Bob Baffert

FRAC DADDY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Skipper’s Mate ($20,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Sugar Valley Farm; $50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Ken McPeek, agent for Magic City Thoroughbreds) O- Magic City Thoroughbreds Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek

OVERANALYZE, 3YO colt by Dixie Union – Unacloud ($380,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables) O- Repole Stable; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

OXBOW, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Colts Neck Stable (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

MADISON S. (G1), Keeneland, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

LAST FULL MEASURE, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Lazy Slusan ($70,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- St. George Farm Racing (KY); T- P.J. Oliver

SHUMOOS, 4YO filly by Distorted Humor – Wile Cat ($375,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Oliver St. Lawrence) O- Fawzi Abdulla Nass; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Ben Cecil

FANTASY OF FLIGHT, 5YO mare by Tiznow – Positive Energy ($240,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nardelli Sales, agent; Buyer- Whitechurch) O- IEAH Stables & Sanford Robbins; B- Kim & Rodney Nardelli (KY); T- M. Nevin

 

JENNY WILEY S. (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

DAISY DEVINE, 5YO mare by Kafwain – Devil’s Dispute ($5,500, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- James M. Miller) O- James M. Miller; B- J. Reiley McDonald (KY); T- Andrew McKeever

 

OAKLAWN H. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

CYBER SECRET, 4YO colt by Broken Vow – Stomping ($110,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paragon Farms; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Charles Cella; B- Paragon Farms (KY); T- Lynn Whiting

SABERCAT, 4YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Miner’s Blessing ($120,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Winchell) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Lantern Hill Farm, William Punk Jr. & Lighthouse Group (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

ATIGUN, 4YO colt by Istan – Rimini Road ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Ken McPeek

GOLDEN RON, 5YO horse by Golden Missile – Reign of Tara ($3,200, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- John F. Hill) O- Fred Radolovich & John Hill Sr.; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- M. Medrano

WIN WILLY, 7YO horse by Monarchos – City Fair ($25,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jer-Mar Stables) O- Jer-Mar Stables; B- Overbrook Farm (KY); T- M. Robertson

 

DISTAFF H. (G2), Keeneland, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

HEARTS OF RED, 4YO filly by Lion Heart – Chestnut Way ($20,000 RNA, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent) O/B- James Spence (KY); T- Ralph Nicks

SPECTACULAR SKY, 5YO mare by Sky Mesa – La Princesse Jolie ($40,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- AJM Racing) O- Farnsworth Stables; B- John & Mildred Boyce (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

NAKANO, 5YO mare by First Samurai – Spring Morning ($100,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Cary Frommer Ventures) O- Thoroughbred Futures Racing; B- Hubert Vester (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

LOS OJITOS, 4YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Warrior Girl ($50,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell) O- Marc Ferrell Racing Stable; B- Highlands of Lexington & Joe Cornacchia (KY); T- Nick Canani

 

COUNT FLEET SPRINT H. (G3), Oaklawn, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

APPREHENDER, 4YO gelding by Posse – Missy’s Mirage ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- William Robson) O- Dream Farm; B- Jayeff B Stables (KY); T- C. Richard

JUSTIN PHILLIP, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Ava Knowsthecode ($400,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent for Oakbrook Farm; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LAURIE’S ROCKET, 4YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Clay’s Rocket ($300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis Horton; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- D.Wayne Lukas

FLASHPOINT, 5YO horse by Pomeroy – Two Punch Lil ($115,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Foxtale Farm; $100,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Silverleaf Farms (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

PICKO’S PRIDE, 5YO horse by Cactus Ridge – Cayce Lady ($10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock; Buyer- Mac Robertson, agent for Barry & Joni Butzow) O- Barry & Joni Butzow; B- E.H. Beau Lane III (KY); T- M. Robertson

 

COMMONWEALTH S. (G3), Keeneland, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

GANTRY, 6YO gelding by Pulpit – Rhum ($140,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) O- Brittlyn Stable; B- D J Stable (KY); T- R. Faucheux

BIND, 5YO horse by Pulpit – Check ($180,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.

 

SHAKERTOWN S. (G3), Keeneland, 5½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

SOMETHING EXTRA, 5YO gelding by Indian Charlie – Our Mariah ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Gail Cox

HOGY, 4YO gelding by Offlee Wild – Floy ($17,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Care Brook Farm, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock, agent) O- William Stiritz; B- Dr. John Little (KY); T- S. Becker

NEXT QUESTION, 5YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Seattle Stardust ($29,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Dr. Lance Bell (NY); T- M. Trombetta

REGALLY READY, 6YO gelding by More Than Ready – Kivi ($110,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Vinery Stables) O- Vinery Stables; B- Grapestock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PERFECT OFFICER, 7YO gelding by Officer – Perfect Tradition ($75,000, 2006 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Justice Farm; Buyer- Circle M Farm) O- David A. Ross Racing Stable; B- Justice Farm (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

CHINA, 6YO horse by Tale of the Cat – Crow Jane ($110,000,2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent for Nuckols Farm; Buyer- Hoby & Layna Kight) O- Black Sheep Racing; B- Totier Creek Farm (KY); T- J. Good

 

LAS CIENEGAS H. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

PURIM’S DANCER, 4YO filly by Purim – Zip City Dancer ($12,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Loch Lea Farm, agent; Buyer- CJ Thoroughbreds) O- Donnelly, Johnson Kohn et al; B- Loch Lea Farm (KY); T- Tom Proctor

MIZDIRECTION, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Deceptive ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent for Joe Perrotta; Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) O- Jungle Racing or Strauss or Grohs et al; B- Joseph Perrotta (KY); T- M. Puype

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

BEAUMONT S. (G2), Keeneland, Abt 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies**

LADY BANKS, 3YO filly by Successful Appeal – House of Soviet’s ($45,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Susan Foreman, agent) O- George & Stephanie Autry; B- Susan Foreman (ON); T- J. Lawrence II

MAGICAL MOON, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Lady Dora ($80,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, agent, Buyer- Monty Bloodstock; $125,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Columbine Stables) O- Columbine Stable; B- James Dresher (MD); T- Albert Stall Jr.

CIAO BELLA LUNA, 3YO filly by Tribal Rule – Shadow of the Moon ($6,500 RNA, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent) O- Campbell, Car-Den Racing Stable, Greenwood Lodge Farm, et al; B- Dennis & carol Yokum (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

**Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

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