LEXINGTON, KY (June 12, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates captured stakes across North America and in Japan this weekend. Five alumni of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale won graded stakes at Belmont: Abel Tasman made an explosive move turning for home to take the Acorn (G1), a follow-up to her Kentucky Oaks (G1) win last month; American Anthem was an easy winner of the Woody Stephens (G2); War Story rallied from off the pace to storm home first in the Brooklyn Invitational (G2); Roy H proved best over a talented field in the True North (G2); and New Money Honey notched her third graded stakes win in the Wonder Again (G3).
On Sunday, September Sale graduate Dashing Blaze won the Epsom Cup (G3) at Tokyo Racecourse.
September Yearling Sale Microsite
Keeneland features profiles of its Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning September Yearling Sale graduates at September.keeneland.com. Profiles offer sales ring footage, stakes photos and replays and quotes from winning connections. Links to profiles of weekend winners are embedded in the names below.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
ABEL TASMAN, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Vargas Girl ($65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms) Won Acorn S. (G1) on 6/10 at Belmont (career 8-5-2-0, $1,287,060) O- China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert
AMERICAN ANTHEM, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) won Woody Stephens S. (G2) on 6/10 at Belmont (career 6-3-1-0, $389,545) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing et al; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) Won Brooklyn Invitational (G2) on 6/10 at Belmont (career 21-5-3-3, $1,154,305) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
ROY H, 5YO gelding by More Than Ready – Elusive Diva ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent, Buyer- Ciaran Dunne; $310,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) Won True North S. (G2) on 6/9 at Belmont (career 14-4-3-1, $294,765) O- Gary Huartunian; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller
NEW MONEY HONEY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Weekend Whim ($450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won Wonder Again S. (G3) on 6/8 at Belmont (career 5-3-1-0, $807,017) O- eFive Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
DASHING BLAZE, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Blazing Bliss ($65,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ramsey Farm, agent; Buyer- David Robbins) Won Epsom Cup (G3) on 6/11 at Tokyo (career 18-7-2-0) O- Green Fields Inc.; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Keiji Yoshimura
WEST COAST, 3YO colt by Flatter – Caressing ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) Won $150,000 Easy Goer S. on 6/10 at Belmont (career 5-3-2-0, $203,800) O- Gary & Mary West; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert
GUY CABALLERO, 3YO gelding by Quality Road – Dixie Chicken ($85,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent) Won $125,000 Plate Trial S. on 6/11 at Woodbine (career 6-2-1-1, $111,948) O/B- Sean & Dorothy Fitzhenry (ON); T- Catherine Day Phillips
QUEEN DEL VALLE, 3YO filly by Baryshnikov – Ladyecho ($7,500, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Oak Lodge USA, agent; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) Won $105,000 Alywow S. on 6/11 at Woodbine (career 11-9-0-1, $185,436) O- Big Lick Farm; B- Silver Bridle Racing (KY); T- Reid Nagle
SHARP SAMURAI, 3YO gelding by Street Cry (IRE) – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) Won $80,820 Rainbow S. on 6/10 at Santa Anita (career 6-3-0-0, $105,870) O- Sandee & Al Kirkwood and Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt
KENDA, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Indian Legend ($115,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent, Buyer- Colt Creek; $70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent) Won $77,500 Special Goddess S. on 6/11 at Santa Anita (career 7-2-2-1, $111,225) O- Joey Platt & Jack Simms; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
EL DEAL, 5YO horse by Munnings – Spirit of Wailea ($57,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Passion Stable) Won $57,600 Decathlon S. on 6/11 at Monmouth (career 15-8-2-1, $295,025) O- Michelle & Albert Crawford; B- Martha Buckner (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
DEER VALLEY, 3YO filly by Speightstown – Cat’s Fair ($340,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) Won $63,000 Crank It Up S. on 6/10 at Monmouth (career 7-3-1-0, $148,345) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Tom Proctor
MASTER PLAN, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Sage Mist ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won $50,125 Stanton S. on 6/10 at Delaware (career 7-3-1-1, $333,490) O- WinStar Farm, Al Shaqab Racing, China Horse Club International et al; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- Todd Pletcher