Keeneland Sales Alumni Game On Dude, Starship Truffles Seize Grade 1 Stakes Spotlight

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 8, 2013) – Keeneland sales alum Game On Dude successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), capturing his sixth Grade 1 win to push his career earnings to more than $5 million. Elsewhere, Keeneland sales grads Starship Truffles and Judy the Beauty finished 1-2 in the Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) at Calder, while Midnight Aria led at every call to pull an upset win in the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine.




GAME ON DUDE, 6YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) Won Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) on 7/6 at Betfair Hollywood (career 26-14-5-1, $5,002,158) O- Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Princess Rooney H. (G1) on 7/6 at Calder:

1- STARSHIP TRUFFLES, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Bobbie Use ($11,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Nickajack/Reydeoros) (career 24-14-2-2, $433,035) O- Chasing Tail Stables; B- Sanford Goldfarb & Irwin Goldfarb (KY); T- M. Wolfson

2- Judy the Beauty, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)


CHIEF HAVOC, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – La Reina ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Jeremy Noseda, agent) Won Swaps S. (G2) on 7/4 at Betfair Hollywood (career 8-3-2-1, $180,110) O- Paul Makin; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- P. Miller


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Dance Smartly S. (G2) on 7/7 at Woodbine:

1- SOLID APPEAL, 4YO filly by Successful Appeal – Star of the Woods ($100,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Servces Inc., agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) (career 14-5-2-2, $397,841) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Select Bloodstock (KY); T- Reade Baker

2- Julie’s Love (GB), 5YO mare by Ad Valorem – Skimmia (GB) ($220,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Bobby Flay, Irving Cowan & Barry Weisbord; B- T.E. Pocock (GB); T- H. Graham Motion


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Savator Mile S. (G3) on 7/6 at Monmouth:

1- RAGING DAOUST, 4YO gelding by Kafwain – Champagne Forever ($10,500, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Fox-Straus) (career 19-9-2-3, $273,203) O- J. Costabile Jr. & R. Juliano; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- C.J. Carlesimo Jr.

2- Big Sur, 5YO gelding by 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – St Lucinda ($130,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Al London) O- Kasey K Racing & Brier Creek Farm; B- Robert Trussell Jr. (KY); T- R. Moya


GO BLUE OR GO HOME, 4YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Go Baby Go (IRE) ($90,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) Won Pizzaville Presents the Highligher S. (G3) on 7/7 at Woodbine (career 7-5-0-0, $273,084) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Morgan’s Ford Farm 7 WinStar Farm (VA); T- Reade Baker

DELEGATION, 4YO gelding by Speightstown – Cindy’s Hero ($62,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- All In Sales) Won Dominion Day S. (G3) on 7/1 at Woodbine (career 12-6-3-2, $537,751) O- Gary Barber; B- Tom & Elizabeth Baxter (KY); T- Mark Casse

MIDNIGHT ARIA, 3YO colt by Midnight Lute – Shebandowana ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Lobdell Family Stable) Won $947,012 Queen’s Plate S. on 7/7 at Woodbine (career 9-2-1-5, $630,795) O- Tucci Stables; B- Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Nicholas Gonzalez

SKY COMMANDER, 3YO gelding by Sky Mesa – Mighty Mags ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) Won $122,727 Charlie Barley S. on 7/6 at Woodbine (career 11-4-1-1, $189,836) O/B- John Oxley (KY); T- Mark Casse

MICROMANAGE, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Catnip ($170,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables, agent) Won $102,500 Long Branch S. on 7/7 at Monmouth (career 6-3-1-0, $176,200) O- Repole Stable; B- Fiona Craig & Dermot Cantillon (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SAINT LEON, 8YO gelding by Stravinsky – Ellejolet ($22,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Six Winters Farm) Won $100,000 Arlington Sprint S. on 7/6 at Arlington (career 29-14-4-3, $302,399) O- Margaret Burlingham; B- Six Winters Farm (KY); T- Michele Boyce

SHARP SALLY, 4YO gelding by Posse – Lemon Haze ($7,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) Won $75,000 Firecracker S. on 7/2 at Mountaineer (career 9-5-0-0, $139,670) O- Preston Stables; B- Mount Joy Stables (KY); T- Tim Schuh

SKYDREAMIN, 2YO colt by Sky Mesa – Unfinished Dream ($10,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Backcountry Holdings; $42,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Imagine) Won $59,000 Everett Nevin S. on 7/7 at Pleasanton (career 2-2-0-0, $63,450) O- Lorill Harlingten, Alan Klein & Philip Lebherz; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Jeff Bonde



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