Champion Royal Delta, Talented Juveniles Highlight Keeneland-Sold Graded Stakes Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 19, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates compete at the highest levels across North America this weekend. Keeneland-sold multiple champion Royal Delta defends her title in Saturday’s Delaware Handicap (G1) at Delaware Park. Talented Keeneland sales alumni headline the juvenile stakes on opening weekend at Saratoga, featuring Bahnah and Brazen Persuasion in Friday’s Schuylerville Stakes (G3), and undefeated Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) winner Debt Ceiling in the Sanford Stakes (G2).

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19

SCHUYLERVILLE S. (G3), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

SILVER VALLEY, 2YO filly by Silver Train – Panorama Valley ($9,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent) O- Ted Bowman; B- Helen Andrews (KY); T- Ron Moquett

BRAZEN PERSUASION, 2YO filly by Indian Charlie – Beholden ($57,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Hoby Kight) O- Darren & Marilyn Pollitt; B- Tom VanMeter & Brian Kahn (KY); T- Steve Asmussen Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch

BAHNAH, 2YO filly by Elusive Quality – Flying Glitter ($62,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

 

JAMES MARVIN S. (G3), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SAGE VALLEY, 4YO colt by Discreet Cat – Ashwood C C ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent) O- Michael Dubb & Gary Alsquith; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

JAGUAR PAW, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Molto Vita ($120,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Chad Brown

LAURIE’S ROCKET, 4YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Clay’s Rocket ($300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis Horton; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

 

DELAWARE H. (G1), Delaware Park, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ROYAL DELTA, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for complete dispersal of Palides Investments N.V., Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V., Inc. (KY); T- Bill Mott

AUTHENTICITY, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Padua Stables) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

EDDIE READ S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

FED BIZ, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Spunoutacontrol ($950,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kaleem Shah) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

COGITO, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Ladies Cruise ($2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $140,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- Doug O’Neill

MIDDIE, 5YO gelding by Officer – Sweettrickydancer ($45,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O/B- St. George Farm Racing (KY); T- Phillip Oliver

 

TVG COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs Fillies

MY HAPPY FACE, 3YO filly by Tiz Wonderful – Summer Star ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Kim Valerio, agent) O- Michael Dubb; B- Spendthrift Farm & Shawhan Place (KY); T- Chad Brown

CUE THE MOON, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Red Hot Bertie ($310,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Popatop (KY); T- H.J. Bond

 

ARLINGTON OAKS (G3), Arlington, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MARY BERNICE, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Coronation Cup ($30,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pauls Mill, agent; Buyer- Greenbrier Racing Club) O- Unlimited Equine; B- B.P. Walden & L.B. Taylor (KY); T- Tevis McCauley

GOLD EDGE, 3YO filly by Eddington – Gold Spike ($220,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jim Miller) O- James Miller; B- Dolphus Morrison (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

SKY GIRL, 3YO filly by Sky Mesa – Vargas Girl ($52,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paragon Farms, agent, Buyer- Lattir; $150,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paragon Farms, agent, Buyer- Jay Em Ess Stable) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- Clearsky Farm (KY); T- Paul McGee

 

SHUVEE H. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ROYAL LAHAINA, 5YO mare by Chapel Royal – Fabulous Bonus ($20,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Upcountry Farm) O- James Riccio; B- Anthony Guida (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

FLASHY AMERICAN, 4YO filly by Flashy Bull – Inn Between ($5,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) O- Preston Stables; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ken McPeek

AUTHENTICITY, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Padua Stables) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21

 

SANFORD S. (G2), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

SOUTHERN BLESSING, 2YO colt by Dixie Union – Yolie’s Choice ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Mike McCarty; B- Coast Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DEBT CEILING, 2YO colt by Discreet Cat – Top Marks ($8,500, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Arbor Tree Lane; $27,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, Buyer- Tim O’Donohue) O- Tim O’Donohue; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- J. Robb

JAKE’S MAGIC HAT, 2YO colt by Tiz Wonderful – Tico Breeze ($65,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Sucher) O- Joseph Bucci; B- Hart Farm VA); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

SAN CLEMENTE H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

MISS EMPIRE, 3YO filly by Empire Maker – Miss Excitement ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- G. Ray Trisler & Mays Farm) O- Barber or Barber or Tsujihara; B- Dan Cassella & Frank Cassella (KY); T- P. Miller

KYRIAKI, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Tally Ho Dixie ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Patricia Savides) O- Domenic Savides; B- James Scatuorchio (KY); T- P. Eurton

BROKEN SWORD, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Katana (NZ) ($20,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beduoin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Mark Dedomenico, Hollendorfer or Todaro; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

NIJINSKY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

GRAND ARCH, 4YO gelding by Arch – Bachinella ($80,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Indian Creek, agent; $120,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Hillen (KY); T- B. Lynch

SO LONG GEORGE, 4YO gelding by Arch – Gal of Mine ($50,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) O- Uphill Stable; B- Hidden  Brook Farm & Jamie Corbett (KY); T- J. Charalambous

POOL PLAY, 8YO horse by Silver Deputy – Zuri Ridge ($60,000, 2005 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Windfields Farm, Buyer- Aspiration Stud; $625,000, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gracefield, Buyer- Geathers Racing Stable; $180,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Will Farish) O- W.S. Farish Jr.; B- Windfields Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse

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