LEXINGTON, KY (April 29, 2013) – Keeneland-sold Dark Cove posted an upset win in Friday’s Elkhorn Stakes (G2) to mark a milestone eighth graded stakes victory at Keeneland for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, earning for them a gold tray as part of the track’s signature graded stakes trophy program. On Saturday, Keeneland sales alum Bank of Burden won the Dansk Jockey Club Cup at Copenhagen.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
DARK COVE, 6YO horse by Medaglia d’Oro – Crystal Cove ($120,000, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Partners; $155,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) Won Elkhorn S. (G2) on 4/26 at Keeneland (career 22-7-2-1, $332,510) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Stonewall Farm Stallions (KY); T- Mike Maker
BANK OF BURDEN, 6YO gelding by Hawk Wing – Wewantitall (GB) ($50,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) Won Dansk Jockey Club Cup (L) on 4/27 at Copenhagen (career 31-11-5-3, DKr4,619,333) O- Stall Trick or Treat AB; B- Bjarne Minde; T- Niels Petersen
PURGING THE STONE, 3YO gelding by Purge – Miss American Mink ($5,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Patricia Clark, agent; Buyer- Paul Martin) Won $89,625 Land of Lincoln S. on 4/27 at Hawthorne (career 6-3-1-1, $80,761) O- Ronald Dellbringge, Paul Martin, Jerry Hammond & Darin Ficke; B- Chad Schumer & Nancy Sexton (IL); T- Jerry Hammond
BELLA CASTANI, 3YO filly by Big Brown – Caroni ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Nelson Clemmens; $125,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Flying Fish, agent, Buyer- Edward Robbins) Won $88,200 Tweedside S. on 4/27 at Belmont (career 3-2-0-0, $82,140) O- Lael Stables; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement
AMERICAN SUGAR, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – I Love America ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- H. Allan Poindexter) Won $60,000 Goldfinch S. on 4/27 at Prairie Meadows (career 12-5-0-3, $201,116) O- Poindexter Thoroughbreds; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- Lynn Chleborad