Keeneland Sales Alumni Shine on National Stage

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 10, 2014) – Keeneland sales grads swept the top spots in major stakes around the country this weekend: Game On Dude made history with a third consecutive win in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1); classic winner Palace Malice opened his 2014 campaign with a victory in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2); Ring Weekend established himself as a contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) by pulling an upset win in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2); and Keeneland-sold fillies, led by Euphrosyne, finished 1-2-3 in the Honeybee (G3) at Oaklawn.

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

 

Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Santa Anita H. (G1) on 3/8 at Santa Anita:

1- GAME ON DUDE, 7YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) (career 31-16-6-1, $6,163,893) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Will Take Charge, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Indy ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

3- Blingo, 5YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Wassifa (GB) ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss) O- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss; B- B. Walden Jr. & B. Ray (KY); T- John Shirreffs

 

Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2 in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on 3/8 at Tampa Bay Downs:

1- RING WEEKEND, 3YO gelding by Tapit – Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) (career 6-2-1-2, $255,660) O- St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

2- Vinceremos, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile ($140,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Oregon Bloodstock; $340,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- WinStar Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Gulfstream Park H. (G2) on 3/8 at Gulfstream:

1- PALACE MALICE, 4YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Colin Brennan, agent; $200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Dogwood Stable) (career 13-4-4-1, $1,631,135) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Golden Ticket, 5YO horse by Speightstown – Business Plan ($100,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Carter Stewart) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

3- Uncaptured, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Captivating ($290,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

 

Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2-3 in the Honeybee S. (G3) on 3/8 at Oaklawn:

1- 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) (career 6-2-4-0, $166,200) O- Gillian Campbell, Ralph Stayer, Shelly Stayer, Dan Clark & Greg Skoda; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

2- Sugar Shock, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Enthusiastically ($20,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cathy Anderson) O- On Cloud Nine; B- Pam & Martin Wygod (KY); T- D. Anderson

3- Please Explain, 3YO filly by Curlin – Lizzy’s Bluff ($75,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Niall Racing; B- D.H. Niall & M.L. Niall (KY); T- Tom Proctor

 

JUDY THE BEAUTY, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) Won Las Flores S. (G3) on 3/9 at Santa Anita (career 14-6-7-1, $825,781) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)

KID CRUZ, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Layreebelle ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won $100,000 Private Terms S. on 3/8 at Laurel (career 4-2-1-0, $101,375) O- Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds & Black Swan Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Linda Rice

DIVERSY HARBOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Motokiks ($95,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won $80,900 China Doll S. on 3/8 at Santa Anita (career 2-2-0-0, $80.940) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Barbara Hunter (KY); T- Tom Proctor

THANK YOU MARYLOU, 3YO filly by Birdstone – Menifeeque ($47,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Won $75,000 Any Limit S. on 3/9 at Gulfstream (career 3-2-1-0, $128,200) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Mr. & Mrs. C.W. McNeely III (VA); T- Michael Maker

COZZE UP LADY, 5YO mare by Cozzene – The White Lady ($32,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $59,400 Mardi Gras S. on 3/4 at Fair Grounds (career 12-6-2-2, $286,431) O- Martin Racing, Morgan Thoroughbred, Westwind Property & Farfellow Farms; B- Farfellow Farms (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

 

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