Grade 1 Wins for Keeneland Sales Grads Beholder, Game On Dude

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 4, 2013) – Keeneland-sold champion Beholder tops the leaderboard on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) following her easy win in Saturday’s Las Virgenes (G1) at Santa Anita. Keeneland sales alumni Game On Dude won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) for a second time, romping to a record 7¾-length victory.

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

 

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Las Virgenes S. (G1) on 3/2 at Santa Anita:

1- BEHOLDER, 3YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) (career 7-4-2-0, $1,395,000) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

2- Fiftyshadesofhay, 3YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

3- Scarlet Strike, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Scarlet Tango ($70,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Carver or Hollendorfer or Smith; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

GAME ON DUDE, 6YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook agent for Adena Springs) Won Santa Anita H. (G1) on 3/2 at Santa Anita (career 24-12-5-1, $3,702,158) O- B. Schiappa, Lanni Family Trust, Diamond Pride & Mercedes Stable; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

CLEARLY NOW, 3YO colt by Horse Greeley – Bend ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) Won Swale S. (G3) on 3/2 at Gulfstream (career 5-3-0-2, $214,598) O- Up Hill Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- B. Lynch

RYDILLUC, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Swift and Classy ($55,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Straightaway Farm) Won Palm Beach S. (G3) on 3/3 at Gulfstream (career 4-3-0-0, $158,490) O- Team Stallion Racing Stable, Shay Green & Harold Lerner; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Gary Contessa

GENERAL ELECTION, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Menekineko ($70,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Donver Stables) Won $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial S. on 3/2 at Turfway (career 4-2-1-0, $81,910) O- WinStar Farm; B- Meg & Mike Buckley (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder

KING HENNY, 3YO colt by Henny Hughes – Queens Carousel ($32,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Keith Asmussen) Won $60,000 Gazebo S. on 3/2 at Oaklawn (career 7-4-1-0, $196,750) O- Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen; B- Betz/Kidder/Lamantia/J. Betz (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FUSAICHISWONDERFUL, 3YO filly by Fusaichi Pegasus – Cry Baby ($12,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Eric Aquino) Won $56,900 Primal Force S. on 3/1 at Gulfstream (career 7-6-0-0, $164,800) O- Aquino Stable; B- Don Cain (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FLASHPOINT, 5YO horse by Pomeroy – Two Punch Lil ($115,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, Buyer- Foxtale Farm; $100,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- John Fort) Won $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup on 3/2 at Sam Houston (career 11-5-0-0, $333,825) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Silverleaf Farms (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

ARISTODEMUS, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Ethyl Mae ($60,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup on 3/2 at Garrison Savannah  O- Sir David Seale; B- Liberation Farm (KY); T- E. Deane

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