Keeneland Sales Alumni in Graded Stakes Spotlight Preakness Weekend

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LEXINGTON, KY (May 15, 2014) – Five of the 10 entries in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) and six of the 11 fillies in Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) are Keeneland sales alumni. From the class of the 2012 September Yearling Sale are Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Ring Weekend, Illinois Derby (G3) winner Dynamic Impact and multiple stakes winner Kid Cruz in the Preakness, and Grade 2 winner Stopchargingmaria and stakes winner Joint Return in the Black-Eyed Susan. Featured among the 34 Keeneland sales graduates competing on Preakness weekend are: graded stakes winners Revolutionary and Prayer for Relief in the Pimlico Special (G3); Count Fleet Sprint (G3) winner Lemon Drop Dream in the Maryland Sprint (G3); multiple Grade 2 winner Kauai Katie in the Vagrancy (G3) at Belmont; multiple Grade 3 winner Chips All In in the American (G3) at Santa Anita; and Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory in the Selene (G3) at Woodbine.

FRIDAY, MAY 16

BLACK-EYED SUSAN S. (G2), Pimlico, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

JOINT RETURN, 3YO filly by Include – Brunswick Star ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International, agent; Buyer- Main Line Racing) O- Main Line Racing Stable; B- Virginia Moore & Include Syndicate (KY); T- John Servis

AMERICA, 3YO filly by A.P. Indy – Lacadena ($725,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Bobby Flay (KY); T- Bill Mott

STOPCHARGINGMARIA, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom ($47,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbred Sales) O- Repole Stables; T- Todd Pletcher

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

LA MEJOR FIESTA, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Better Now ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Ice Wine Stable; B- Forging Oaks (KY); T- Wesley Ward

IMAGE OF ANNA, 3YO filly by Ready’s Image – French Gate ($40,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- David Robbins) O- The Elkstone Group; B- Blandford Stud (KY); T- Richard A. Violette Jr.

 

PIMLICO SPECIAL (G3), Pimlico, 1 3/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

VALID, 4YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- M.J. Vitali

CAT BURGLAR, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

REVOLUTIONARY, 4YO colt by War Pass – Runup the Colors ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Valera Stable) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 6YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

SATURDAY, May 17

 

PREAKNESS (G1), Pimlico, 1 3/16 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

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

KID CRUZ, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Layreebelle ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) O- Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds & Black Swan Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Linda Rice

SOCIAL INCLUSION, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Saint Bernadette ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Rontos Racing Stable) O- Rontos Racing Stable; B- Robert Tillyer, Martin Keogh & Dr. Chet Blackey (KY); T- J. Azpurua

RIDE ON CURLIN, 3YO colt by Curlin – Magical Ride ($25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Daniel Dougherty) O- Daniel Dougherty; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust 2008 (KY); T- W. Gowan

 

LONGINES DIXIE S. (G2), Pimlico, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

QUICK WIT, 5YO horse by Sharp Humor – Thank the Academy ($32,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Michael J. Bruder; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

GALLORETTE H. (G3), Pimlico, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SURTSEY, 4YO filly by Heatseeker (IRE) – Kick’em Jenny ($14,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Yvonne Schwabe (ON); T- K. Attard

TRIPLE ARCH, 4YO filly by Arch – Ambling ($85,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Carolyn Vogel) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Grayson Farm (KY); T- M. J. Vitali

 

MARYLAND SPRINT H. (G3), Pimlico, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

LEMON DROP DREAM, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Dreamlike ($335,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Fedamore Stable) O- Mike McCarty; B- Brookdale Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

VAGRANCY H. (G3), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & 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

FIVE STAR MOMMA, 5YO mare by Five Star Day – Momma in Law ($11,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Terry Allen) O- Summerwind Farm & Half Hollow Racing; B- T.F. VanMeter (KY); T- J. Antonucci

JANE OF ALL TRADES, 4YO filly by Rock Hard Ten – Bag Lady Jane ($160,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Namcook Stables) O- Namcook Stables; B- Betz, Kidder, Masterman (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

 

AMERICAN S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

CHIPS ALL IN, 5YO horse by North Light (IRE) – Maria’s Mirage ($4,500, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- T. Anderson) O- Everest, O’Brien, Valdez et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- J. Mullins

 

RED BANK S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

SCHOOL HOUSE, 7YO gelding by Limehouse – Miss Valedictorian ($40,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Loch Lea Farm, agent; Buyer- Vinery Stables) O- Patricia Salomone & Gordon Policastro; B- Loch Lea Farm (KY); T- Kelly Lynn Deiter

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

ROSE BRIER, 5YO gelding by Mizzen Mast – Mexicali Rose ($67,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- HHTS) O- Panic Stables; B- William Backer (VA); T- Jane Cibelli

MEZZANO, 5YO horse by Mizzen Mast – Im Cruising Dixie ($8,500 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- Richard Santulli; B- Janeen Oliver (KY); T- Alan Goldberg

 

SUNDAY, MAY 18

ADORATION S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

LEGACY, 4YO filly by Sightseeing – Royal Flush ($17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Lawrence Opas & Frank Sinatra) O- Jain or Opas or Sinatra; B- Dr. Lawrence Opas, Dr. John Jain & Dr. Frank Sinatra (KY); T- John Sadler

YAHILWA, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Verbanella ($52,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Select Syndicate) O- DP Racing; B- Avalon Farms (KY); T- J. Cassidy

EBLOUISSANTE, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Vertigineux ($2.1 million, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- St. George Farm) O- St. George Farm Racing; B- Maverick Productions (KY); T- John Shirreffs

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; B- Machmer Hall & Darley Stud (KY); T- Richard Mandella

SCARLET STRIKE, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Scarlet Tango ($70,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Carver or Hollendorfer or Smith; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

SELENE S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MIDNIGHT BLISS, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Dansetta Light ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Eric Antonio Delvalle) O- Tucci Stables; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- N. Gonzalez

MY CONQUESTADORY, 3YO filly by Artie Schiller – Golden Artemis ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett, agent; Buyer- Biltmore Mansion Racing) O- Conquest Stables; B- Paul Tackett (KY); T- Mark Casse

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