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Keeneland 2017 November Sale Graduate Midnight Crossing (IRE) Finds Immediate Success in Grade 3 Robert J. Frankel

January 2, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 2, 2018) – Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale graduate Midnight Crossing (IRE)made an immediate return on investment for new owners Abbondanza Racing and Medallion Racing when she won the Robert J. Frankel (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita.

Another 2017 November Sale graduate, Code Warrior, captured the Abundantia Stakes on New Year’s Day at Gulfstream. Code Warrior initially sold as a yearling at Keeneland’s 2014 January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Keeneland has cataloged 1,582 horses for its 2018 January Sale, to be held Jan. 8-11. Click here to view the interactive January Sale catalog.


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) Won Robert J. Frankel S. (G3) on 12/30 at Santa Anita (career 18-3-2-1, $131,377) O- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom & Geraldine Molan (IRE); T- Richard Baltas

DIAMOND KING, 2YO colt by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) Won $100,000 Heft S. on 12/30 at Laurel (career 4-3-0-0, $127,800) O- Cash is King & LC Racing; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Robert Reid Jr.

RUN TIME, 4YO colt by Gio Ponti – Flowerette ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Chuck Allen) Won $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens S. on 12/30 at Gulfstream (career 15-3-2-2, $199,704) O- Bloom Racing Stable & Joseph Allen; B- Indian Creek (KY); T- Michael Maker

PUBILIUS SYRUS, 2YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) Won $78,435 Eddie Logan S. on 12/29 at Santa Anita (career 6-2-1-1, $112,140) O- Holly & David Wilson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin

SMILING CAUSEWAY, 3YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Shandra Smiles ($400,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Audley Farm Equine) Won $76,250 Lightning City S. on 12/30 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 7-4-3-0, $179,200) O- Audley Farm Stable; B- Rodney Orr (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

DARING DUCHESS, 5YO mare by Arch – A True Pussycat ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Darby Dan Bloodstock; $70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) Won $75,000 Via Borghese S. on 12/30 at Gulfstream (career 21-5-2-2, $270,797) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Kennelot Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker (Hip 161 – On Board, half-sister by City Zip in foal to Verrazano, consigned to the 2018 January Sale)

CODE WARRIOR, 5YO mare by Society’s Chairman – Lady Natalie ($6,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent, Buyer- Mal McGuire; $10,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- J. Radosevich; $190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, Buyer- Robert Marzilli) Won $75,000 Abundantia S. on 1/1 at Gulfstream (career 16-5-3-3, $269,564) O- Robert Marzilli; B- Pamela Edel (FL); T- Michael De Paulo

KELL PASO, 3YO filly by Divine Park – Listen to Libby ($12,500, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Greg Green) Won $65,000 Bold Ego H. on 12/31 at Sunland (career 9-4-3-0, $182,943) O- William K. Goode; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Danny Morales

ROYAL SON, 5YO gelding by Tiznow – Mama Nadine ($130,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock) Won $50,000 Prairie Bayou S. on 12/29 at Turfway (career 22-6-4-2, $321,605) O- Sweet Home Stables & Mark Parkinson; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder

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