LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 29, 2017) – Keeneland sales alumnus Desert Duchess seeks a Grade 1 win in the American Oaks on Saturday at Santa Anita prior to selling at Keeneland’s upcoming January Horses of All Ages Sale. The 3-year-old Hard Spun filly, consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by Bluewater Sales, agent, will be offered as Hip 6 on opening day of the January Sale, Jan. 8.
The January Sale will be held Jan. 8-11. Click here to browse the 2018 January Sale catalog.
Desert Duchess comes into the American Oaks off three consecutive wins, including the Cellars Shiraz Stakes on Nov. 4 at Gulfstream Park West.
Other Keeneland sales graduates competing in the American Oaks are multiple Grade 1 winner New Money Honey, graded stakes-placed Bernina Star, and Kathy’s Song, winner of the Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate on Dec. 10.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YO Fillies
KATHY’S SONG, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Strawberry Sense ($210,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- O- Abbondanza Racing, Premier Racing Club & Jerry McClanahan; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Richard Baltas
BERNINA STAR, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Date to Remember ($300,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Jim Cassidy
DESERT DUCHESS, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – Aventina ($40,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Jordan Wycoff; B- Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch (KY); T- Michael Maker (Hip 6 – consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect to the 2018 January Sale)
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
ROBERT J. FRANKEL S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M
MIDNIGHT CROSSING (IRE), 4YO filly by Dark Angel (IRE) – Line Ahead (IRE) ($240,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom & Geraldine Molan (IRE); T- Richard Baltas
GLIDING BY, 4YO filly by Artie Schiller – Flying Arch ($62,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian & Hagop Nakkashian; B- Greenwood Lodge Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas
MIDNIGHT LUTE S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up
IKE WALKER, 5YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Quite Familiar ($125,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent; Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- C T R Stables, Jerry Hollendorfer & Dr. Michael Sigband; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer
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