60+ Keeneland Sales Graduates in Graded Stakes Spotlight Belmont Weekend

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LEXINGTON, KY (June 8, 2017) – More than 60 Keeneland sales graduates are showcased in graded stakes held this weekend, culminating with Saturday’s Belmont (G1).

Six 3-year-old colts from Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale were entered in the Belmont, including Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Lookin At Lee; multiple Grade 1 winner Gormley; graded stakes winners J Boys Echo, Senior Investment and Multiplier; and Meantime, second in the recent Peter Pan (G3).  

Highlighting other Keeneland sales graduates on the Belmont Day undercard:

  • Inside Straight, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) in his last start; Tom’s Ready, who took the Woody Stephens (G2) on Belmont Day last year; multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen and the talented Rally Cry are among the field in a competitive Mohegan Sun Metropolitan (G1);
  • Grade 1 winners Divisidero and Beach Patrol, the 1-2 finishers in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) on Derby Day at Churchill Downs, meet again in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (G1);
  • Carina Mia, winner of last year’s Acorn (G1) and recently third in the Humana Distaff (G1), and Grade 2 winner Paid Up Subscriber go postward in the Ogden Phipps (G1);
  • Sophomore standouts Abel Tasman, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Oaks (G1), and Grade 1 winners Union Strike and Sweet Loretta highlight entries for the Acorn (G1); and
  • Top older turf mare Celestine carries high weight of 123 pounds to defend her title in the Just A Game (G1), where she will meet Grade 1 winner Harmonize.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

BELMONT S. (G1), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 3YOs

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

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 & Bobby Flay; B- Betz, Blackburn, Betz, Ramsby, CNHHNK (KY); T- Dale Romans

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

SENIOR INVESTMENT, 3YO colt by Discreetly Mine – Plaid ($95,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

MEANTIME, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Livermore Leslie ($230,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms, agent; Buyer- Silverton Hill) O- Silverton Hill; B- Brent & Beth Harris (KY); T- Brian Lynch

MULTIPLIER, 3YO colt by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent, Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- American Equistock; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

MOHEGAN SUN METROPOLITAN H. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

INSIDE STRAIGHT, 4YO gelding by Super Saver – Dance Alexa ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- Randy Howg; B- SF Bloodstock LLC (NY); T- Robertino Diodoro

RALLY CRY, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Alienated ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

ECONOMIC MODEL, 4YO colt by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

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

 

WOODFORD RESERVE MANHATTAN S. (G1), 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

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

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

 

OGDEN PHIPPS S. (G1), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

PAID UP SUBSCRIBER, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Shriek ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Peter Brant & Joseph Allen; B- Bruce & Laurie Berenson (KY); T- Chad Brown 

FACTORY OF FAITH, 5YO mare by Bluegrass Cat – Loving Lucy ($35,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Allied Racing Stable) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Hare Forest Farm & Anne Wrenn Poulson (KY); T- Joe Sharp

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

 

ACORN S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

UNION STRIKE, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Classic Strike ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $130,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Mick & Wendy Ruis; B- Pollock Farms, Brian Kahn, Taylor Brothers Property, et al (KY); T- Mick Ruis

ABEL TASMAN, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Vargas Girl ($65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms) O- China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

NIKKI MY DARLING, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Zamindarling ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; $47,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables or Imaginary Stables; B- Sheltowee Farm & James Evans (OH); T- Dominic Giglio Jr.

BENNER ISLAND, 3YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Mercedes Stables (KY); T- Brad Cox

SWEET LORETTA, 3YO filly by Tapit – Ithinkisawapudycat ($750,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Roma Farm) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Ashview Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

JUST A GAME S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

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

CELESTINE, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – Mona Mia ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent, Buyer- Phaedrus Flights; $2.55 million, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Moyglare Stud Farm) O- Moyglare Stud Farm; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (KY); T- Christophe Clement

SASSY LITTLE LILA, 4YO filly by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Sheep Pond Partners & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

WOODY STEPHENS S. (G2), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

CLASSIC ROCK, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – A Bit of Pressure ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Nursery Place, Donaldson & Broadbent (KY); T- Katherine Ritvo

RECRUITING READY, 3YO colt by Algorithms – Need ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) O- Sagamore Farm; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Horacio DePaz

HARD SCRAMBLE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Marquet Rent ($320,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Town & Country Farms Corp (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

AMERICAN ANTHEM, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing et al; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

THE MONEY MONSTER, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Awesomekaylee ($15,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Drumkenny Farm) O- R. A. Hill Stable & William Daugherty; B- Ginny McKinlay, et al (KY); T- Bill Mott

PETROV, 3YO colt by Flatter – Saracina ($25,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Two Creeks Partners; $55,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Rialto Racing Stables, Ron Moquett & Head of Plains Partners; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Ron Moquett

 

BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL (G2), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 4YOs & Up

GOVERNOR MALIBU, 4YO colt by Malibu Moon – Akilina ($175,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm; Buyer- Redwings) O- Jump Sucker Stable & Oak Bluff Stable; B- Richard Leahy Oak Bluff Stables (NY); T- Christophe Clement

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

WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

 

JAIPUR INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

LOOSE ON THE TOWN, 5YO gelding by Speightstown – Gauze ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Brian Lynch

UNDRAFTED, 7YO gelding by Purim – French Jeannette ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Wes Welker & Monomoy Stables; B- Catesby Clay Investment (KY); T- Wesley Ward

HOGY, 8YO 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 E. Little (KY); T- Larry Rivelli

CANADIAN FLYER, 5YO gelding by Canadian Frontier – Executricker ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Brenda & Austin Paul; $140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Ken Leveen & Michael Shanley) O- Michael & Lyn Shanley and Leonard Leveen; B- Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kuster (KY); T- Bill Mott

CONQUEST ENFORCER, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Keen Victory ($785,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Loooch Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Imaginary Stables & Raquel Ritchie; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Dominic Giglio Jr.

 

OLD FORESTER MINT JULEP (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

MAJESTIC ANGEL, 4YO filly by Majestic Warrior – R Charlie’s Angel ($14,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $20,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Jerry Jamgotchian; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Eric Reed

SKY MY SKY, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Dark Sky ($100,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kings Equine) O- John C. Oxley; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8

INTERCONTINENTAL S. (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

RAPID RHYTHM, 5YO mare by Successful Appeal – Patriot Miss ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Robert Evans; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- Michael Stidham

FAIR POINT, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – Fair Rose ($310,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) O- Stuart Janney III; B- WinStar Farm, M R Capital & Sam-Son Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

PERFECT PIC, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Cotton Bay ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- DP Racing) O- Deron Pearson; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Jim Cassidy

CONQUEST BABAYAGA, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Undercover Justice ($70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Steven N. Young, agent) O- Louis Lazzinnaro; B- Bill Justice (KY); T- Chad Brown

PORTMAGEE, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Kauai Calls ($75,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Don Robinson, agent) O- Waterville Lake Stable; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Christophe Clement

NOBODY’S FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Appealing Storm ($120,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent) O/B- Lothenbach Stables; T- Neil Pessin

 

WONDER AGAIN S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

COASTED, 3YO filly by Tizway – Malibu Pier ($210,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Treadway) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Leah Gyarmati

CORPORATE QUEEN, 3YO filly by Colonel John – Executive Vision ($5,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Wintickett Farm) O- Gary Barber & Bobby Flay; B- Whispering Oaks Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

NEW MONEY HONEY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Weekend Whim ($450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- eFive Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

NEW YORK S. (G2), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

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) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Michael Maker

SASSY LITTLE LILA, 4YO filly by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Sheep Pond Partners & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

TRUE NORTH S. (G2), Belmont, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

CHIEF LION, 7YO gelding by Wildcat Heir – Pretty Indian ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- SEKEI Co) O/T- David Jacobson; B- Harold Plumley (FL)

HOLY BOSS, 5YO horse by Street Boss – Holy Grace ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- KDE Equine) O- Louis McLane Merryman; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR, 4YO colt by Put It Back – Pleasant Quality ($25,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bear Stables) O- Bear Stables; B- Jerry Jamgotchian (KY); T- Brian Lynch

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) O- Gary Huartunian; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller

EL DEAL, 6YO horse by Munnings – Spirit of Wailea ($57,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Passion Stable) O- Michelle & Albert Crawford; B- Martha Buckner (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

 

BELMONT GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 2 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

HUNTER O’RILEY, 4YO ridgling by Tiz Wonderful – Oblige ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jarazen Stable) O- Sean Shay & Michael Ryan; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- James Toner

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

WAYWARD KITTEN, 5YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Stylish Ways ($55,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Wesley Ward

ROMAN APPROVAL, 6YO horse by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- J.W. Singer; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- David Cannizzo

 

BED O’ ROSES INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HIGH RIDGE ROAD, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Detect ($180,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock) O- Martin Schwartz; B- Betz, Kidder, Blackburn, Lamantia, Graves & Davidson (KY); T- Linda Rice

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

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