60+ Keeneland Sales Grads Slated to Compete in Graded Stakes Over Kentucky Derby Weekend

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13 Keeneland September Yearling Sale Graduates Entered in Kentucky Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (May 5, 2017) – Keeneland sales are represented by more than 60 graduates scheduled to compete at the highest level of racing across the U.S. over Kentucky Derby Weekend.

Thirteen 3-year-old colts from Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale have been entered in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, including morning-line favorite Classic Empire, second choice Always Dreaming and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap

Keeneland sales graduates also are prominent in the six other graded stakes that comprise the Derby Day undercard at Churchill:

  • Graded stakes winner Divisidero defends his title in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1), where he will meet Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol and Grade 2 winner Flatlined;
  • Reigning champion female sprinter Finest City tops a strong field in the Humana Distaff (G1), which includes Grade 1 winner Carina Mia and multiple graded stakes winner Lightstream;
  • Multiple graded stakes winners Clearly Now and Tom’s Ready highlight entries for the Churchill Downs (G2);
  • Three-time Grade 1 winner Miss Temple City makes her 2017 debut in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. Also going postward are Grade 1 winner Harmonize and Hillhouse High, winner of the recent Royal Heroine (G2) at Santa Anita;
  • La Coronel, winner of the Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association at Keeneland this spring takes on males for the first time in the American Turf (G2). La Coronel is cross-entered in the Edgewood (G3) on Friday; and
  • Grade 3 winner Bitumen, stakes winner Uncontested and multiple graded stakes-placed Local Hero headline the Pat Day Mile (G3).

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6

KENTUCKY DERBY PRESENTED BY YUM! BRANDS (G1), Churchill Downs, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

LOOKIN AT LEE, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Langara Lass ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- L&N Racing) O- L and N Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

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; B- John R. Penn (KY); T- Michael Maker

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

ALWAYS DREAMING, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Above Perfection ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables et al; B- Santa Rosa Partners (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

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

GUNNEVERA, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Unbridled Rage ($16,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Peacock Racing Stables; B- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch (KY); T- Antonio Sano

J BOYS ECHO, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Letgomyecho ($485,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Betz, Blackburn, Betz, Ramsby, CNHHNK (KY); T- Dale Romans

CLASSIC EMPIRE, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Sambuca Classica ($475,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T- Mark Casse

GORMLEY, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Race to Urga ($150,000 RNA to Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- John Shirreffs

PRACTICAL JOKE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Halo Humor ($135,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Clear Ridge Stables; $240,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Whispering Oaks (KY); T- Chad Brown

ROYAL MO (AE), 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Royal Irish Lass ($300,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss) O- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss; B- Brandywine (KY); T- John Shirreffs

MASTER PLAN (AE), 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Sage Mist ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm, et al; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

DIVISIDERO, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- W.B. Bradley

CONQUEST PANTHERA, 5YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Lastofthsummerwine ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mark Casse

BEACH PATROL, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Bashful Bertie ($250,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners & Head of Plains Partners; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Chad Brown

FLATLINED, 5YO gelding by Flatter – Buttercup’s Song ($65,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Prairie Lane Farms) O- Brian Hytrek, Rodney Paden & Ryan Kuhn; B- B&B Thoroughbreds Inc & Marty Hughes (KY); T- Charles Dickey

BALLAGH ROCKS, 4YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Bells Are Ringing ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Turner Breeders (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

HUMANA DISTAFF (G1), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

SUPER HUMOR, 5YO mare by Super Saver – Heavenly Humor ($33,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- James Hunt; $17,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Jerry Jamgotchian; B- WinStar Farm (ON); T- Eric Reed

FINEST CITY, 5YO mare by City Zip – Be Envied ($50,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $85,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Seltzer Thoroughbreds) O- Seltzer Thoroughbreds; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- Ian Kruljac

LIGHTSTREAM, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – North Beach ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ann Marie Farm; Buyer- Uphill Stable) O- Head of Plains Partners, Little Red Feather Racing et al; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch

CARINA MIA, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Miss Simpatia (ARG) ($410,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Chimneys Farm, agent) O- Three Chimneys Farm; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

APPREHENDER, 8YO 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- Chris Richard

CLEARLY NOW, 7YO horse by Horse Greeley – Bend ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) O- Brittlyn Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Ron Faucheux

THE TRUTH OR ELSE, 5YO horse by Yes It’s True – Lakenheath ($40,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Candyland) O- Harold Lerner & Magdalena Racing; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

TOM’S READY, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Goodbye Stranger ($145,000 RNA, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- GMB Racing; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Dallas Stewart

BLUEGRASS SINGER, 5YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Aguilera ($27,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Jay Young) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds & Hardy Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MISS TEMPLE CITY, 5YO mare by Temple City – Glittering Tax ($10,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) O- The Club, Needle In A Haystack & Sagamore Farm; B- Bobfeld Bloodstock (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

HILLHOUSE HIGH, 6YO mare by Exchange Rate – Pleasant Laughter ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Eisaman Equine; $97,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Vista Creek Stables) O- Golden Eagle Farm; B- Runnymede Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

HARMONIZE, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Mesa Fresca ($80,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Larkin Armstrong) O- Larkin Armstrong; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

AMERICAN TURF S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

HOLIDAY STONE, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Lucifer’s Stone ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Nesco (KY); T- George Weaver

PARLOR, 3YO colt by Lonhro (AUS) – My McIntosh ($60,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Brad Anderson) O- Anderson Thoroughbreds; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

ARKLOW, 3YO colt by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

CONQUEST FARENHEIT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Holy Smokie ($735,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) O- Chad Littlefield & Rockingham Ranch; B- Meadow Lane Stables (KY); T- Peter Miller

MADE YOU LOOK, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Night and Day ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys) O- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys; B- Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

LA CORONEL, 3YO 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

 

SHEEPSHEAD BAY S. (G2), Belmont, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

ZIPESSA, 5YO mare by City Zip – Precious Princess ($30,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End; Buyer- Off the Hook, agent) O- Empyrean Stables; B- G. Watts & Sally Humphrey (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

PAT DAY MILE (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

LOCAL HERO, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Liam’s Dream ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- East Beach Stable) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BITUMEN, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Kobla Cat ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds) O- Joseph Sutton; B- JAMM (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

UNCONTESTED, 3YO colt by Tiz Wonderful – Galileo’s Star ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Forbush Farm; Buyer- Harry Rosenblum) O- Harry Rosenblum & Robert LaPenta; B- Richard Forbush (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

EXCITATIONS, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Summer Song ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm) O- Fair Grounds Racing Club; B- Richard & Connie Snyder (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

YOU’RE TO BLAME, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Bon Jovi Girl ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bryant Prentice III (KY); T- Chad Brown

SONIC MULE, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Globe Trot ($175,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 3YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

GREENPOINTCRUSADER, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Ava Knowsthecode ($575,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables & Brookyn Boyz Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

VIRTUAL MACHINE, 4YO colt by Drosselmeyer – Critikal Reason ($100,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Serjeant Equine; $65,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Midkiff Stables) O- Serjeant Equine; B- Farfellow Farms (KY); T- David Cannizzo

MOHAYMEN, 4YO colt by Tapit – Justwhistledixie ($2.2 million, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Co Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

VORTICITY, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Tar Heel Mom ($100,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Matthew Schera; Upson Downs Farm & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Cathal Lynch

FRAMMENTO, 5YO gelding by Midshipman – Ginger Bay ($50,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Boulder Force Equine) O- Mossarosa; B- Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Tait (KY); T- Nick Zito

 

FORT MARCY S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

FARZ, 5YO horse by Smart Strike – Ocean Drive ($325,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- SyBon Racing Stable (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

SMOOTH DADDY, 6YO horse by Scat Daddy – Prairie Maiden ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Honeysuckle Farm, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Richard Lueck (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

DOYOUKNOWSOMETHING, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Dovie ($65,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- BG Stables; $3,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Joe Barbazon) O- Roddy Valente; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- A.C. Avila

EIRIGH, 6YO gelding by More Than Ready – Pleasant N Low ($100,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Michael Byrne, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Cavendish Investing (ON); T- Todd Pletcher

GO AROUND, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Mediation (IRE) ($300,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O/B- Peter Vegso (FL); T- Bill Mott

 

SENORITA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

HELEN HILLARY, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Best Mom ($95,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenwood Lodge Farm; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- Tamkin, Curtis & Priscilla; B- Greenwood Lodge Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

PACIFIC WIND, 3YO filly by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Peter Eurton

 

SUNDAY, MAY 7

STEVE SEXTON MILE S. (G3), Lone Star, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

IRON FIST, 5YO horse by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($1.55 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables) O- Stonestreet Stables & Regis Farms; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

AMERICAN DUBAI, 4YO colt by E Dubai – Smash Review ($35,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent; Buyer- Calex Racing) O- Richard Keith; B- Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Rodney Richards

 

ADORATION S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

SENSITIVELY, 5YO mare by Street Sense – Dressmaker ($95,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, agent) O- Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino; B- John Liviakis (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

FAITHFULLY, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Distinctively ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Katierich Farms; Buyer- Sikura & Lunsford) O- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Bruce Lunsford; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LADY TAPIT, 5YO mare by Tapit – Temperence Gift ($675,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- C R K Stable; B- Dattt Farm (KY); T- Peter Eurton

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