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Keeneland Sales Alumni Keen Ice, Race Day Headline Grade 1 Clark Handicap

November 25, 2015

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 25, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates highlight entries for Friday’s Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, led by Travers (G1) winner Keen Ice, Hagyard Fayette (G2) winner Race Day and 2014 Clark winner Hoppertunity. Other Keeneland sales alumni showcased on Friday include recent City of Hope Mile (G2) winner Alert Bay goes postward in the Seabiscuit (G2) at Del Mar; Grade 2 winner Taris competes in the Go For Wand (G3) at Aqueduct; and Jefferson Cup (G3) winner Saham is entered in the Commonwealth Turf (G3) at Churchill Downs.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26

HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP (G2), Del Mar, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

CLASS LEADER, 4YO 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- John Sadler

SOUTHERN FREEDOM, 4YO colt by Pure Prize – Dixie Crisp ($65,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., agent; Buyer- Racehorse Ltd.) O- Dang, Dedomenico or Todaro; B- AR Enterprises, Hollendorfer, Todaro & Bluegrass Farm Partners (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

FALLS CITY H. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

CALL PAT, 5YO mare by Lawyer Ron – First Song ($7,500, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Philip Sims) O- Miller Racing; B- Don Ameche III, Don Ameche Jr. & Prancing Horse Enterprises (KY); T- B.H. Cox

SALAMA, 3YO filly by Desert Party – Duchess Maggie ($20,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent, Buyer- Epic Thoroughbreds; $13,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Maria’s Stable) O- Maria Santa Stable; B- Frankfort Park Farm (KY); T- Charlie LoPresti

NO FAULT OF MINE, 3YO filly by Blame – Single Solution ($100,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent) O/B- Lothenbach Stables (KY); T- Chris Block

GAMBLERS ROSE, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Lovely Regina ($200,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Padua Stables (KY); T- Dale Romans

BIRDATTHEWIRE, 3YO filly by Summer Bird – My Limit ($22,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Pauls Mill, agent) O- Forum Racing; B- Lynn Jones & Kathy Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

MONTANA NATIVE, 5YO mare by Yes It’s True – Special American ($72,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Adena Springs; $330,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Adena Springs, agent, Buyer- Castleton Lyons) O- Forum Racing; B- Westana Ranches (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

THEOGONY, 5YO mare by Curlin – Upcoming Story ($240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lakland Sales, agent; Buyer- Manfred & Penny Conrad) O- Conrad Farms; B- A. Lakin & Sons (KY); T- Mark Casse

FALL HIGHWEIGHT H. (G3), Aqueduct, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

PULLING G’S, 5YO gelding by Curlin – Torrid Affair ($260,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Flagg Lake) O- Flagg Lake II Stable; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- John Shirreffs

RIVER CITY H. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

KALAMOS, 5YO horse by Empire Maker – Kithira ($3,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Edward Boerjan) O/T- Edward Boerjan; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY)

KNIGHTS NATION, 5YO gelding by Indygo Shiner – Bronze Glow ($18,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Brad Ray; B- John Penn (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

GABRIEL’S CAT, 5YO gelding by Quiet American – One Frisky Cat ($1,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Lucky 8 Stables) O- Frank Fiumera & Daniel Sanner; B- Prairie Star Racing (KY); T- Daniel Sanner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

CLARK H. (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & UP

KEEN ICE, 3YO colt by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

MR. Z, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Stormy Bear ($60,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Maynard Farm, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

HOPPERTUNITY, 4YO colt by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert

RACE DAY, 4YO colt by Tapit – Rebalite ($120,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; $285,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Ghost Bloodstock) O- Matthew Schera; B- James Miller (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SEABISCUIT H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

MIDNIGHT STORM, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – My Tina ($38,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Dye or A. Venneri Racing or Little Red Feather Racing; B- Alex Venneri & Majorie Post Dye (KY); T- P. D’Amato

ALERT BAY, 3YO gelding by City Zip – Hickory (CHI) ($65,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- ARB, agent; $42,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Peter Redekop; B- Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod (CA); T- B. D. Wright

GO FOR WAND H. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up, F&M

AMERICA, 4YO filly by A.P. Indy – Lacadena ($725,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Bobby Flay (KY); T- Bill Mott

TARIS, 4YO filly by Flatter – Comedy ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Commonwealth New Era Racing) O- Magnier, Smith or Tabor; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

PLAYFUL LOVE, 4YO filly by Tapit – Palacio de Amor ($390,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent; Buyer- Stonereath Stud) O- Narola LLC; B- Myung Kwon Cho & Jun Park (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

KISS TO REMEMBER, 4YO filly by Big Brown – Taft Lil Queen ($15,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Roy Sturgeon) O- Miller Racing; B- Big Brown Syndicate & Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes (MD); T- Martin Wolfson

MEI LING, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Lochinvar’s Gold ($500,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Barry K. Schwartz) O- Barry K. Schwartz; B- Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

COMMONWEALTH TURF (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

CZAR, 3YO ridgling by Makfi (GB – Ballette (IRE) ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenwood Lodge Farm & Darrell and Lendy Brown; Buyer- Stonereath Farms) O- Darrell & Lendy Brown, Mark Wilson & Bal Mar Equine; B- Greenwood Lodge Farm & Darrell and Lendy Brown (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

ALMASTY, 3YO ridgling by Scat Daddy – Minicolony ($45,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent, Buyer- Baccari Bloodstock; $140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Rupp Racing Wentworth Brochu; B- Paget Bloodstock & Horse France (KY); T- B.H. Cox

WAYWARD KITTEN, 3YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Stylish Ways ($55,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; T- Wesley Ward

NUN THE LESS, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Nunnery ($140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chris Block

SAHAM, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Texas Kitty ($55,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Becky Thomas; $100,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Sequel Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Chad Schumer, agent) O- Sultan Bin Mishal; B- Everest Stables (PA); T- B. Walsh

OBSIDIAN SPLENDOR, 3YO gelding by Temple City – French Lady ($70,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent) O- Kiplings Farm; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- J.F. Fugate