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Keeneland Sales Graduates Shine at Del Mar on Breeders’ Cup Weekend

November 6, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 6, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates accounted for four Breeders’ Cup World Championship races as well as major undercard stakes at Del Mar this weekend.

Graduates of Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale posted exactas in three Breeders’ Cup races: Good Magic and Solomini in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1); Caledonia Road and Alluring Star in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1); and Mendelssohn and Untamed Domain in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).

Mendelssohn sold for $3 million to top last year’s September Sale. His half-sister Victory Party, in foal to Curlin, is consigned to the 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale.

Roy H, a graduate of both the 2013 September Sale and 2014 April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, won the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).

Keeneland sales alumni also were big winners on the Breeders’ Cup weekend undercard: Destin took the Marathon Presented by TAA (G2) and Kitten’s Roar won the Goldikova (G2).

Declarationofpeace, winner of the Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint at Del Mar, was the top-priced weanling at the 2015 November Sale, and second-highest-priced weanling sold in Keeneland history. His half-brother by Tapit, Morse Code, is consigned as a racing or stallion prospect to the 2017 November Sale.

Keeneland’s November Sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 7 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 18. Please visitNovember.Keeneland.com to browse the November Sale catalog.



Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on 11/4 at Del Mar: 

1- GOOD MAGIC, 2YO colt by Curlin – Glinda the Good ($1 million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- E5 Racing) (career 3-2-3-0, $1,216,600) O- eFive Racing & Stonestreet Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

2- Solomini, 2YO colt by Curlin – Surf Song ($270,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Glenna Sayler DVM (KY); T- Bob Baffert


Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on 11/4 at Del Mar: 

1- CALEDONIA ROAD, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Come a Callin ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Ralph Nicks, agent for Zoom and Fish Stable) (career 3-2-1-0, $1,229,800) O- Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spiring & Newtown Anner Stud; B- Vegso Racing Stable (KY); T- Ralph Nicks

2- Alluring Star, 2YO filly by Exchange Rate – Spring Jump ($125,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Baoma Corp.; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ROY H, 5YO 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) Won TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) on 11/4 at Del Mar (career 17-6-4-1, $1,359,765) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller


Keeneland September Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) on 11/3 at Del Mar: 

1- MENDELSSOHN, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Leslie’s Lady ($3 million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) (career 5-2-1-0, $706,652) (career 5-2-1-0, $706,652) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien (Hip 364 – Victory Party, half-sister in foal to Curlin, consigned to the 2017 November Sale)

2- Untamed Domain, 2YO colt by Animal Kingdom – Ciao ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

DESTIN, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Dream of Summer ($400,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) Won Marathon S. Presented by TAA (G2) on 11/3 at Del Mar (career 13-5-2-2, $938,000) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stables & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- James Weigel & Taylor Made Stallions (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

KITTEN’S ROAR, 5YO 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) WonGoldikova S. (G2) on 11/4 at Del Mar (career 19-7-7-2, $835,268) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Michael Maker

DECLARATIONOFPEACE, 2YO colt by War Front – Serena’s Cat ($2.6 million, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) Won $202,415 Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint S. on 11/4 at Del Mar (career 8-3-0-2, $151,155) O- Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Dell Ridge Farm & Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien (Hip 2861 – Morse Code, half-brother by Tapit consigned as a racing or stallion prospect to the 2017 November Sale)

TOWER OF TEXAS, 6YO gelding by Street Sense – Rare Opportunity ($195,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer-Scott & Evan Dilworth) Won $116,000 Labeeb S. on 11/4 at Woodbine (career 26-6-8-4, $806,289) O- Tom VanMeter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield (Hip 4109 – Street Sounds, full sister in foal to Creative Cause consigned to the 2017 November Sale)

RAUCOUS, 2YO filly by Speightstown – Open Water ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- R. S. Evans) Won $100,000 Chelsey Flower S. on 11/4 at Aqueduct (career 4-2-1-1, $98,860) O- Robert S. Evans; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement

DESERT DUCHESS, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – Aventina ($40,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) Won $75,000 Cellars Shiraz S. on 11/4 at Gulfstream Park West (career 14-5-3-2, $239,660) O- Jordan Wycoff; B- Mr. Brilliant Farm & Ranch (KY); T- Michael Maker

FAST AND ACCURATE, 3YO colt by Hansen – It’s Heidi’s Dance ($24,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Showing Up S. on 11/4 at Gulfstream Park West (career 11-4-1-1, $401,942) O- Dr. Kendall Hansen & Skychai Racing; B- John Penn (PA); T- Michael Maker

MO DONT NO, 4YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) Won $75,000 Cardinal H. on 11/4 at Mahoning Valley Race Course (career 21-15-4-0, $696,255) O- Loooch Racing Stable; B- Breechwood Racing Stable (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich