Keeneland Sale Graduates Lead Lecomte Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 17, 2014) – Keeneland sale graduates look to burnish their credentials on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) this weekend. Six of the nine sophomores entered for Saturday’s Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds are Keeneland sale alumni, highlighted by stakes winners Got Shades and Albano, and the undefeated Gold Hawk. Keeneland sale graduate and Grade 2 winner Hear the Ghost is featured in the Strub (G2) at Santa Anita, while multiple graded stakes winner Daddy Nose Best carries top weight in the Col. E.R. Bradley (G3) at Fair Grounds, both on Saturday. On Sunday, Keeneland sale alumni and Grade 2 stakes winners Broken Sword and Fiftyshadesofhay, 1-2 finishers in last month’s Bayakoa (G2), face off again in Santa Anita’s La Canada (G2).

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

 

STRUB S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs

DICE FLAVOR, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Afleet Summer ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Windmill Manor) O- Oda Racing Stable or US Equine; T- P. Gallagher

ZEEWAT, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Delizia ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Hollendorfer or Todaro; T- Jerry Hollendorfer

HEAR THE GHOST, 4YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Rehear ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Halo Farms or Hollendorfer; T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

LECOMTE S. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 Mile 70 YDS, 3YOs

GOT SHADES, 3YO colt by Pollard’s Vision – Melancholy ($30,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III, agent; Buyer- Dennis Foster) O- Dennis Foster; T- D. Pish

GOLD HAWK, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Caressing ($450,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Winchell) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; T- Steve Asmussen

SMARTY’S ECHO, 3YO colt by Smarty Jones – Silver Echo ($15,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Gojo Bloodstock) O- Windy Hill Farm; T- A.P. Smith

ALBANO, 3YO colt by Istan – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($37,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Brereton C. Jones; T- Larry Jones

SILENT RULER, 3YO colt by Roman Ruler – Theme Song ($40,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Matthew W. Bryan) O- Big Chief Thoroughbreds; T- Kent Desormeaux

PLUG CATCHER, 3YO colt by  Roman Ruler – Win My Heart ($17,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- MJK Bloodstock; $75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Knockgriffin Farm, agent, Buyer- Mt. Baldy Equine) O- Brad Grady; T- W. Bret Calhoun

 

COL. E.R. BRADLEY H. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

MARINE PATROL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Lady Solvig ($260,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; T- Wayne Catalano

SLIP AND DRIVE, 6YO horse by Artie Schiller – The Green Owl ($57,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jer-Mar Stables) O- Jer-Mar Stables; T- H.H. Robertson

GRAND CONTENDER, 6YO gelding by Strong Contender – My Twilight Dancer ($19,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $7,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Maggi Moss; T- Tom Amoss

RUNAWAY STEPHEN, 4YO gelding by Stephen Got Even – Runaway Grey ($55,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Douglas Arnold, agent) O- William Harris & Donald Guinn; T- J. M. Foster

DADDY NOSE BEST, 5YO horse by Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss ($34,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $35,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Bob & Cathy Zollars) O- Bob & Cathy Zollars; T- Steve Asmussen

AGENT DI NOZZO, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Quick Tip ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Breaking Point Farm) O- Robert & Lawana Low; T- Steve Margolis

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

LA CANADA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YO Fillies

ONDINE, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Arrow in Flight ($80,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Peachtree Stable; T- Bob Baffert

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consingor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; T- Bob Baffert

BROKEN SWORD, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Katana (NZ) ($20,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Mark Dedomenico; T- Jerry Hollendorfer

SPELLBOUND, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Layreebelle ($190,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- P D Q Racing; $260,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Roberta Scott) O- Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm & Dilschneider; T- Richard Mandella

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