LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 3, 2012) – Keeneland sales grads turned in powerful performances this weekend – Game On Dude and Smiling Tiger made successful returns in the Native Diver (G3) and Vernon O. Underwood (G3) at Hollywood, while Closing Range pulled off an upset win in the La Prevoyante (G3) at Calder.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Native Diver S. (G3) on 12/1 at Hollywood:
1- GAME ON DUDE, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) (career 22-10-5-1, $3,132,158) O- B. Schiappa, Lanni Family Trust, Diamond Pride & Mercedes Stable; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert
2- Nonios, 3YO colt by Pleasantly Perfect – Stylish Manner ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Eric Antonio Delvalle) O- Green Smith Jr., B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Vernon O. Underwood S. (G3) on 12/2 at Hollywood:
1- SMILING TIGER, 5YO horse by Hold That Tiger – Shandra Smiles ($32,000 RNA, 2008 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Katalpa Farm, agent) (career 23-9-2-8, $1,480,704) O- Klein & Lebherz; B- Dr. Rodney Orr (KY); T- Jeff Bonde
2- Private Zone, 3YO gelding by Macho Uno – Auburn Beauty ($15,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Douglas Rogelio) O- Good Friends Stable; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Doug O’Neill
3- Capital Account, 5YO horse by Closing Argument – Accountess ($330,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Legends Racing) O- Thoroughbred Legends Racing; B- Silverleaf Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert
CLOSING RANGE, 3YO filly by After Market – Subeen (GB) ($49,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won La Prevoyante H. (G3) on 11/30 at Calder (career 6-4-1-0, $149,898) O/B- St. George’s Farm (KY); T- Philip Oliver
AVIE’S QUALITY, 2YO colt by Elusive Quality – Fly for Avie ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Tall Oaks Farm) Won $151,661 Display S. on 12/1 at Woodbine (career 4-2-1-1, $141,700) O- Ivan Dalos; B- Tall Oaks Farm & Darley (KY); T- Josie Carroll
PURPLE EGG, 2YO gelding by Lion Heart – Luminous Prize ($21,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- SKB Bloodstock; $22,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Goodwood Racing) Won $75,000 Inaugural S. on 12/1 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 3-3-0-0, $125,400) O- Goodwood Racing; B- Betz/Kidder/Robenalt (KY); T- Jane Cibelli
SINGLET, 3YO filly by Real Quiet – Taylor’s Choice ($75,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) Won $75,000 Garland of Roses S. on 12/1 at Aqueduct (career 10-5-3-0, $256,644) O- Michael Dubb, Larry Brafman & Daniel Ryan; B- McKathan Bros (FL); T- Anthony Dutrow
COR COR, 2YO filly by Smoke Glacken – Babe’s Flair ($42,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent, Buyer- Southern Chase Farm, agent) Won $68,750 Sandpiper S. on 12/1 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 2-2-0-0, $70,800) O- Steve Ballou & Harriet Waldron; B- Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck (FL); T- Joan Scott
I STAND ALONE, 2YO gelding by Dance With Ravens – Otherwise Perfect ($5,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- NW Management) Won $55,700 Rio Rancho Overnight S. on 12/2 at Zia Park (career 7-2-2-1, $65,601) O- Robert Beasley; B- Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman, Quin Bowman & Rebecca Davis (MD); T- H. Ray Ashford Jr.