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American Anthem, Royal Mo among Nine Keeneland Sales Graduates Seeking Derby Points in Grade 2 Rebel

March 17, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (March 17, 2017) – Nine of the 11 talented sophomores entered for Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), are graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale, topped by California invaders American Anthem, second in the Sham (G3), and Robert B. Lewis (G3) winner Royal Mo. Other prominent September Sale alumni include Smarty Jones Stakes winner Uncontested and graded stakes-placed Petrov, Untrapped and Lookin At Lee.

At Santa Anita on Saturday, reigning champion female sprinter Finest City, sold as a weanling at the 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and as a yearling at the 2013 September Sale, headlines the Santa Margarita (G1).



SANTA MARGARITA S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

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

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

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


REBEL S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

SILVER BULLION, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Love Buzz ($55,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Penn Sales, Buyer- Stoney Lane Farm; $170,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- John Penn (KY); T- D. Wayne Luaks

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

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 & Southern Spring Stables; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Ron Moquett

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

MALAGACY, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Classiest Gem ($45,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Stoney Lane Farm) O- Sumaya US Stable; B- John Trumbulovic (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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, et al; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SILVER DUST, 3YO colt by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Randy Morse

ROYAL MO, 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. J.S. Moss; B- Brandywine (KY); T- John Shirreffs

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&N Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen


AZERI S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

ESKENFORMONEY, 5YO mare by Eskendereya – But for Money ($225,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Starlight) O- StarLadies Racing & Lisa Troutt; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


INSIDE INFORMATION S. (G2), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

SUMMER READING, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Paradise Playgirl ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Leverett Miller, agent) O- Joseph Shields Jr.; B- Pollock Farms (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

DANESSA AGAIN, 4YO filly by Blame – Cape Cod Lady ($150,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Gelfenstein Farm) O- Gelfenstein Farm; B- Somewhere Stables KY (KY); T- Gilberto Zerpa

DEAREST, 4YO filly by Midshipman – Keowee Clai ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Mellon Patch) O- Gelfenstein Farm; B- Daniel Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY); T- Gilberto Zerpa

DISTINTA, 5YO mare by Summer Bird – Miss Kitty ($7,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Polo Green Stable) O- VEB Racing Stable; B- Hargus & and Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.