Keeneland Sales Grads Continue Grade 1 Success

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LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 4, 2012) – Keeneland sales graduates, the winners of five Grade 1 stakes last weekend, continued to display their brilliance over the Labor Day holiday. To Honor and Serve established himself as a top handicap horse by winning the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Executiveprivilege proved why she is among the best in her division, winning the Del Mar Debutante (G1) to remain undefeated in four career starts.




TO HONOR AND SERVE, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Pilfer ($250,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Sommer Smith, agent; $575,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) Won Woodward S. (G1) on 9/1 at Saratoga (career 15-8-1-3, $1,778,840) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Twin Creeks Farm, Larry Byer & Rancho San Miguel (KY); T- Bill Mott


Keeneland sale grads finished 1-2-3 in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) on 9/1 at Del Mar:

1- EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, 2YO filly by First Samurai – Refugee ($23,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hubert Guy, agent) (career 4-4-0-0, $390,000)  O- Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenalt (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Beholder, 2YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

3- Mechaya, 2YO filly by City Zip – Sago ($32,000 RNA, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent) O- Doubledown Stables; B- James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON); T- John Sadle

SHANGHAI BOBBY, 2YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Steelin’ ($105,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Starlight) won Three Chimneys Hopeful (G2) on 9/3 at Saratoga (career 3-3-0-0, $367,000) O- Starlight Racing; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MY BEST BROTHER, 3YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Wilshewed ($95,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent) Won Del Mar Derby (G2) on 9/2 at Del Mar (career 8-4-1-0, $343,090) O- Currin or Eisman; B- Al Eisman & William Currin (KY); T- Julio Canani

DOMINUS, 4YO ridgling by Smart Strike – Cuando ($270,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won Bernard Baruch H. (G2) on 9/1 at Saratoga (career 8-4-2-1, $439,329) O- George Bolton, Stonestreet Stables & Spendthrift Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Todd Pletcher

BALANCE THE BOOKS, 2YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Kreisleriana ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Vinery Bloodstock; $160,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Klaravich Stable) Won With Anticipation S. (G2) on 8/30 at Saratoga (career 2-1-1-0, $137,000) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Scott Heider & Knowles Bloodstock (KY); T- Chad Brown


Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2-3 in the Smarty Jones S. (G3) on 9/3 at Parx Racing:

1- EASTER GIFT, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Angel Gift ($90,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) (career 5-3-1-0, $291,160) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Ward Williford (KY); T- Nick Zito

2- Traffic Light, 3YO gelding by Peace Rules – Lears And Limos ($13,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dixiana; Buyer- Raut) O- John Trippi & William Thayer; B- Dixiana Farms (PA); T- Alfredo Velazquez 

3- Teeth of the Dog, 3YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Deputy Reality ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Pegasus; Buyer- Tropical Equine) O- J.W. Singer; B- Royal Pegasus (KY); T- Michael Matz

MIDDIE, 4YO gelding by Officer – Sweettrickydancer ($45,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won Washington Park H. (G3) on 9/1 at Arlington (career 16-4-0-4, $208,643) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- P. Oliver

FED BIZ, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Spunoutacontrol ($950,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kaleem Shah) Won $100,000 El Cajon S. on 8/31 at Del Mar (career 4-3-0-0, $131,100) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MILDLY OFFENSIVE, 4YO filly by Sharp Humor – It’s Personal ($120,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $100,000 Big Bambu S. on 8/31 at Saratoga (career 11-4-1-1, $251,826) O/B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SWIFT WARRIOR, 4YO colt by First Samurai – Afleet Summer ($80,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) Won $100,000 Win S. on 8/29 at Saratoga (career 16-4-2-7, $219,320) O- James Covello & James Dolan; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments (KY); T- John Terranova II

FINAL COUNT, 6YO horse by Smart Strike – Martinique ($120,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Philip Oliver, agent) Won $50,000 Cliff Guilliams H. on 9/3 at Ellis Park (career 18-5-1-2, $211,531) O/B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Philip Oliver

NAKANO, 4YO filly by First Samurai – Spring Morning ($100,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Cary Frommer Ventures) Won $51,000 Connie Ann S. on 9/3 at Calder (career 12-3-4-2, $148,702) O- Thoroughbred Futures Racing; B- Hubert Vester (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

TEN THIRTY, 2YO filly by Corinthian – Julie’s Touch ($10,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- M&M Bloodstock; $17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Blazing Meadows Farm) Won $50,380 Bird of Pay S. on 8/31 at Northlands Park (career 4-2-2-0, $55,314) O- Riversedge Racing Stables; B- Michael Evans & Corinthian Syndicate (KY); T- Greg Tracy

ISN’T HE CLEVER, 3YO gelding by Smart Jones – Sharp Minister ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule; Buyer- Kirk & Judy Robison) Won $50,000 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Derby on 9/1 at Ruidoso (career 11-5-2-0, $432,893) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- Monticule (KY); T- Henry Dominguez

NOMOREWINEFOREDDIE, 6YO horse by Scrimshaw – Tulip Creek ($4,700, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equus Farm, agent; Buyer- Anthony Didier) Won $50,000 Minnesota Sprint Championship on 9/2 at Canterbury (career 27-8-5-6, $226,419) O- Anthony Didier; B- Wind N Wood Farm (MN); T- Bruce Riecken



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