Keeneland Sale Graduates Will Take Charge, Game On Dude Face Off in Big ‘Cap

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 7, 2014) – Keeneland is well represented among the handicap division this weekend: champion Will Take Charge and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Game On Dude lead five Keeneland sale alumni entered in the prestigious Santa Anita Handicap (G1), while Belmont (G1) winner Palace Malice and graded stakes winner Itsmyluckyday square off in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2). A total of 45 Keeneland sales graduates are competing in 10 graded stakes across the U.S. this weekend, including preps on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1). Six of the 10 sophomores in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) are graduates of Keeneland sales, led by Sam F. Davis (G3) winner Vinceremos and the talented Conquest Titan. Keeneland-sold fillies dominate the Honeybee (G3), comprising nine of the 11 entries, highlighted by early favorites Taris and Please Explain.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

 

SANTA ANITA H. (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles, 4YOs & Up

WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Indy ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

BLINGO, 5YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Wassifa (GB) ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss) O- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss; B- B. Walden Jr. & B. Ray (KY); T- John Shirreffs

IMPERATIVE, 4YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- KM Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- G. Papaprodromou

GAME ON DUDE, 7YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

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; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

FRANK E. KILROE MILE (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

REGALLY READY, 7YO gelding by More Than Ready – Kivi ($110,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Vinery Stables) O- Vinery Stables; B- Grapestock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TOM’S TRIBUTE, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Halloween Fun ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stony Point; Buyer- Purpoodock Bloodstock) O- Braly Family Trust; B- Laura McKinney & Ouisha McKinney (KY); T- J. Cassidy

 

TAMPA BAY DERBY (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

RING WEEKEND, 3YO gelding by Tapit – Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) O- St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

MATADOR, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – I’m Breathtaking ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Windhaven Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

CONQUEST TITAN, 3YO colt by Birdstone – Miner’s Secret ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Paul Sharp, agent) O- Conquest Stables; B- Michael Edward Connelly (KY); T- Mark Casse

VINCEREMOS, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile ($140,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Oregon Bloodstock; $340,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- WinStar Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HY KODIAK WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Kodiak Kowboy – Aheadnotail ($72,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Mar Racing Stable) O- Mar Racing Stable; B- Meg & Mike Buckley (KY); T- M. Navarro

TUSCAN GETAWAY, 3YO gelding by Stroll – Dancing Deborah ($19,000 RNA, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent; $10,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent, Buyer- Debmar Stables) O- Debmar Stables; B- John Taylor (KY); T- R. Griffith

 

SAN FELIPE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

RPRETTYBOYFLOYD, 3YO ridgling by Bluegrass Cat – El Bank Robber ($16,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Karl Pergola; B- Jeff Amling & Bluegrass Farm (KY); T- D. Breuer

SAWYER’S HILL, 3YO colt by Spring At Last – Modification ($100,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Red Castle Farms) O- Red Castle Farms; B- Betz/Lamantia/CoCo Equine/Magers/Burns (KY); T- K. Mulhall

KRISTO, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Capote’s Crown ($500,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

RECANTED, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Deaconess Bonnie ($250,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Reddam Racing) O- Reddam Racing; B- Betz/Kidder/Nines Enough/Graves (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

GULFSTREAM PARK H. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

GOLDEN TICKET, 5YO horse by Speightstown – Business Plan ($100,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Carter Stewart) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

UNCAPTURED, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Captivating ($290,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

FALLING SKY, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Sea Dragoness ($16,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Off The Hook, agent) O- Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger; B- Copper Penny Stables (PA); T- George Weaver

NARVAEZ, 4YO gelding by Holy Bull – Miss Lulu ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Mighty White Stallion) O- Stipa Racing Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- A. Bezara

ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 4YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Edward Plesa Jr.

PALACE MALICE, 4YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Colin Brennan, agent; $200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Dogwood Stable) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SAN CARLOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

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

LET’S GET CRACKIN, 5YO gelding by Eddington – I’maknightschoice ($23,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hopewell Farm, agent; Buyer- Joe Robson) O- Beauchamp, Smith or Whitney or Sanford or Spawr; B- Hopewell Investments (KY); T- W. Spawr

MIDNIGHT TRANSFER, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – French Satin ($80,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent; Buyer- Warren B. Williamson) O- Warren B. Williamson; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Carla Gaines

 

FLORIDA OAKS (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

JERRY LOVE, 3YO filly by Not For Love – Jerry Bomb ($70,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- R.S. Evans) O- Robert Evans; B- Jon Starr (AR); T- M. Trombetta

SPANGLED BANNER, 3YO filly by Tiz Wonderful – Eastern Ruckus ($55,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Susan Casner) O- Casner Racing; B- Tim & Nancy Hamlin (KY); T- Eoin Harty

RUNWAY GIANT, 3YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Costume Designer ($125,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Seiler Racing) O- Six Column Stables, Randall Bloch, John Seiler & Fred Merritt; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

DUFF ONE, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Acadiana ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Sandridge Stables; $100,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Gary Contessa, agent) O- Lee Pokoik; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Gary Contessa

MISS BESILU, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Quiet Dance ($2.6 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Estate of Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bill Mott

GRAND ELMENDORF, 3YO filly by A.P. Indy – Gourmet Girl ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Mt. Baldy Equine; $75,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Arif Kurtel) O- Arif Kurtel; B- Courtlandt Farm (KY); T- M. Sancal

 

HONEYBEE S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

PLEASE EXPLAIN, 3YO filly by Curlin – Lizzy’s Bluff ($75,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Niall Racing; B- D.H. Niall & M.L. Niall (KY); T- Tom Proctor

TARIS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Comedy ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Commonwealth New Era Racing) O- Commonwealth New Era Racing; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- T. Beattie

SILK PURSE, 3YO filly by Elusive Quality – Heaven’s Gate ($45,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Shady Nook Farm & Darley (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MIDNIGHT ECLIPSE, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Middleburg Mint ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mark Toothaker, agent; Buyer- Mt. Baldy Equine) O- Dare to Dream Stable, Little Bear Racing & Mason; B- Cloyce Clark Jr. (KY); T- I. Mason

EUPHROSYNE, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Three Graces ($47,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; $185,000 RNA, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent) O- Gillian Campbell, Ralph Stayer, Shelly Stayer, Dan Clark & Greg Skoda; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

KISS MOON, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Kiss the Devil ($80,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent) O- Carl Pollard; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- David Vance

IRELAND, 3YO filly by Afleet Alex – Classy Mirage ($115,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Peter Blum Thoroughbreds & Gerry Dilger (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

DREAM SPINNER, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – Whatdreamsrmadeof ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Howard) O- Red Tail Ridge Racing Stables; B- CASA Farms (KY); T- M. Raidt

SUGAR SHACK, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Enthusiastically ($20,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cathy Anderson) O- On Cloud Nine; B- Pam & Martin Wygod (KY); T- D. Anderson

 

HILLSBOROUGH S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

WATERWAY RUN, 4YO filly by Arch – Princess Consort ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- David Redvers Bloodstock) O- Martin Schwartz; B- Dorothy Matz (PA); T- Chad Brown

LIBERATED, 4YO filly by Curlin – Lady Melesi ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Phil Oliver) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., John Cline II & Robin Cline (KY); T- V. Oliver

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

 

LAS FLORES S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

WARM BREEZE, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Cry Me a River ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent; $130,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- de Meric Sales, agent, Buyer- Ten Broeck Farm) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Brent Harris, Beth Harris & Darley (KY); T- G. Forster

JUDY THE BEAUTY, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)

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