Keeneland Sales Alum Game On Dude Seeks Repeat in Charles Town Classic

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates dominate the fields for Saturday’s Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland, the final prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), and the Illinois Derby (G3) at Hawthorne. Among the other Keeneland sales standouts competing this weekend are: multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, who defends his title in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2); multiple graded stakes winner Kauai Katie, who makes her 2014 debut in the Distaff (G2) at Aqueduct; multiple graded stakes winner Newsdad, favored in Keeneland’s Ben Ali (G3); and recent Rampart (G3) winner Gamay Noir, who headlines the Sixty Sails (G3) at Hawthorne.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

 

CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC (G2), Charles Town, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

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

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

 

DISTAFF H. (G2), Aqueduct, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

KAUAI KATIE, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – More Than Pretty ($90,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Grady Enterprises) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BRIDGEHAMPTON, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Teton National ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Barry Schwartz) O- Barry Schwartz; B- Hertrich/McCarthy Livestock & John Fielding (KY); T- M. Hushion

 

ILLINOIS DERBY (G3), Hawthorne, 1 1/8 Miles, 2YOs

DYNAMIC IMPACT, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Featherbed ($125,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

IRISH YOU WELL, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Pun ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

KING CYRUS, 3YO colt by Bellamy Road – Queen of Empire ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- Robert Muir, Des Scott & Sam Klein (KY); B- Robert Muir, Des Scott & Sam Klein (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

EMMETT PARK, 3YO gelding by Bob and John – Seven Grand ($15,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hopewell Farm, agent; $22,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Richard Emmett) O- Gore Racing Stable; B- Universal Thoroughbred Services (KY); T- R. Pinchins

GLOBAL STRIKE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Misty Lady (ARG) ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Stonestreet Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CLASS LEADER, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Class Kris ($185,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Lane’s End Racing; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Neil Howard

 

COOLMORE LEXINGTON S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

DYNAMIC IMPACT, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Featherbed ($125,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

POKER PLAYER, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Revel in the Win ($120,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- N. Lotz, R. Lotz & Harlan’s Holiday Syndicate (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

DIVINE OATH, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Rejoicing ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Let’s Go Stable; B- Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

AMI’S HOLIDAY, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Victorious Ami ($35,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Ivan Dalos; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- J. Carroll

SUPERMONIC, 3YO colt Latent Heat – Mesabu ($37,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Highclere & Springtown Show Stable (PA); T- Todd Pletcher

GLOBAL STRIKE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Misty Lady (ARG) ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Stonestreet Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

BEN ALI S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

STEALCASE, 5YO horse by Lawyer Ron – Steal the Show ($35,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Elliot Mavorah) O- John C. Oxley; B- Secret Whispers Partnership (KY); T- Mark Casse

HATTAASH, 7YO gelding by Strong Hope – Lotta Rhythm ($290,000, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Co Ltd) o- Kenneth Fishbein; B- Dolphus Morrison (KY); T- C. Winebaugh

WINNING CAUSE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Raffishing Look ($115,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent; $170,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- de Meric Sales, agent) O- Alto Racing; B- Galleria Bloodstock (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

RED RIFLE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – May Night ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- Twin Creeks Farm, Tom Clark & Nancy Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FRAC DADDY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Skipper’s Mate ($20,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Sugar Valley Farm; $50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Ken McPeek, agent) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek

NEWSDAD, 6YO horse by Arch – Storm Tracer ($32,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O/B- James S. Karp (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

SIXTY SAILS H. (G3), Hawthorne, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

FLASHY AMERICAN, 5YO mare 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

DRESS THE PART, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Erhu ($700,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Elm Tree Farm (KY); T- Tom Proctor

GAMAY NOIR, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Uncork ($37,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $15,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- David Thornton) O- Chasing Tail Stables; T- Martin Wolfson

 

MIAMI MILE H. (G3), 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

DANGEROUS LAD, 5YO gelding by Bob and John – Buttercup’s Song ($32,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Journeyman Bloodstock, agent) O- Eugene Cahalan; B- B&B Thoroughbreds & Marty Hughes (KY); T- K. O’Connell

SUMMER FRONT, 5YO horse by War Front – Rose of Summer ($475,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Graceville Breeding (KY); T- Christophe Clement

GRAND TITO, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Golden Arches (FR) ($225,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Group F C Racing) O- Group 7C Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Ben Walden Jr. (KY); T- A. Sano

TALE OF THE HEART, 4YO colt by Tale of the Cat – Dancing Josefina ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Just for Fun Stables) O- Just for Fun Stables; B- JiCo Inc (KY); T- A. Medina

 

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