Keeneland Sales Grads Dominate Travers, Pacific Classic Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (August 24, 2012) – Fifty-nine Keeneland sales graduates are entered in North American graded stakes this weekend. Nine of the 11 three-year-olds set to go in Saturday’s Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga are Keeneland sales alumni, including graded stakes winners Liaison and Nonios. Six of the 10 horses entered for Sunday’s TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar are Keeneland sales grads, highlighted by Grade 1 winners Dullahan, Jaycito and Game On Dude. Champion and November Breeding Stock Sale grad Royal Delta returns to Saratoga in the Personal Ensign Invitational (G1).

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

BALLERINA S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ISLAND BOUND, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Indy Mood for Luv ($90,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; $95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place) O- Robert Manfuso; B- Nursery Place (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

BELLE OF THE HALL, 5YO mare by Graeme Hall – Vines of Justice ($155,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sabine Stables) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Leon Edward Do Little Farm (FL); T- Tom Albertrani

NICOLE H, 5YO mare by Mr. Greeley – Hot Chipotle ($115,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Steve Bajer, agent) O- Gem Inc; B- JMJ Racing Stables (KY); T- M. Hushion

DERWIN’S STAR, 5YO mare by Wildcat Heir – Powerful Package ($15,000, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, agent; Buyer- Richard Meyer) O- Marcia Cohen & Steve Klesaris; B- Woodsfield Farm (FL); T- Steve Klesaris

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

TRAVERS S. (G1), Saratoga, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

SPEIGHTSCITY, 3YO ridgling by Speightstown – My American Girl ($65,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Imagine) O- McConnell Racing Stables & Team Stallion Racing Stable; B- WinStar Farm, Polo Green Stable, Piacentino Farms & Shannon Potter (KY); T- Gary Contessa

FIVE SIXTEEN, 3YO gelding by Invasor (ARG) – Third Street ($225,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Brooklyn Boyz Stables) O- MeB Racing Stables; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Dominick Schettino

GOLDEN TICKET, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Business Plan ($100,000, 2011 April @YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Carter Stewart) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

STEALCASE, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Steal the Show ($35,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Elliot Mavorah) O- John C. Oxley; B- Secret Whispers Partnership (KY); T- Mark Casse

STREET LIFE, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Stone Hope ($130,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Walnut Hill Stables; $130,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Hidden Brook Farm, agent) O- Magnolia Racing Stable & Hidden Brook Farm; B- Mueller Thoroughbred Stable (KY); T- Chad Brown

ATIGUN, 3YO colt by Istan – Rimini Road ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Ken McPeek

LIAISON, 3YO colt by Indian Charlie – Galloping Gal ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Arnold Zetcher) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- William A. Carl Estate (KY); T- Bob Baffert

NONIOS, 3YO colt by Pleasantly Perfect – Stylish Manner ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Eric Antonio Delvalle) O- Green B. Smith Jr.; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

FAST FALCON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – My Chicadee ($60,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Pelican) O- Richard Pell; B- B.P. Walden Jr. & H. G. King III (KY); T- Nick Zito

 

FOXWOODS KING’S BISHOP S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

WILLY BEAMIN, 3YO gelding by Suave – Big Tease ($3,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- John Little) O- James Riccio; B- Patricia Staskowski Purdy (NY); T- Richard Dutrow Jr.

LAURIE’S ROCKET, 3YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Clay’s Rocket ($300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis Horton; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

SPIN OUT, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Island Queen ($250,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stable) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Kildare Stud & Adrian Regan (KY); T- Nick Zito

EVER SO LUCKY, 3YO colt by Indian Charlie – Bally Storm ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Augustin Stable; B- Jerry Jamgotchian (KY); T- Jonathan Sheppard

UNBRIDLED’S NOTE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Siberian Fur ($150,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gulf Coast Farm) O- Mike McCarty; B- Gulf Coast Farms & Unbridled’s Song Syndicate (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DOCTOR CHIT, 3YO colt by War Front – True Gritz ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Mill House; B- Ponchartrain Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

TEST S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

WELL KEPT, 3YO filly by Henny Hughes – Alinechka ($70,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; $15,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Leah Gyarmati

GYPSY ROBIN, 3YO filly by Daaher – Feisty Princess ($27,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Hat Creek Racing) O- Wesley Ward, Gatewood Bell & Wes Welker; B- Cloyce Clark Jr. (KY); T- Wesley Ward

CONTESTED, 3YO filly by Ghostzapper – Gold Vault ($110,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Woodliegh Stables) O- Natalie Baffert; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

AMIE’S DINI, 3YO filly by Bandini – Run Kate Run ($3,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Walker) O- Mike Walker & Lou Sutterfield; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Ron Moquett

 

BALLSTON SPA H. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

HEAVENLY LANDING, 5YO mare by Pulpit – Peace River Lady ($340,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Summerplace Farm) O- Lally Stable; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

THUNDERING EMILIA, 6YO mare by Thunder Gulch – Saint Emilia (PER) ($15,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Teneri Farm) O- Teneri Farms; B- Teneri Farms & Ashford Stud (KY); T- Michael Matz

SUMMER SOIREE, 4YO filly by War Front – Mazel Tov ($70,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Team Valor International; B- Brereton Jones & Bret Jones (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

RUTHENIA, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Ruthian ($325,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent) O- Virginia Kraft Payson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Christophe Clement

MYKINDOFLADYFRIEND, 6YO mare by Friends Lake – My Kind of Lady ($9,500, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Karen Baker) O/T- Douglas Seyler; B- Joselito Millan (KY)

 

DEL MAR H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

CASINO HOST, 4YO colt by Dynaformer – Ensenada ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mark West; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Ron Ellis

TEMPLE’S DOOR, 4YO colt by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) – Chetak (IRE) ($19,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- I.E. Truman; B- John & Allegra Ernst (KY); T- Jeff Mullins

WORTH REPEATING, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Lady Nichola ($525,000 RNA, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent for Spendthrift Farm) O- Donkey Island Racing or Gilman Racing or Goldstone et al; B- B. Wayne Hughes (KY); T- M. Machowsky

FIRE WITH FIRE, 4YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Cosmic Fire ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock, agent) O- David Heerensperger; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

 

CANADIAN DERBY (G3), Northlands Park, 1 3/8 Miles, 3YOs

OFFICER JONES, 3YO gelding by Officer – License to Speed ($18,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Al Pitchko; B- Joe Parker (KY); T- R. Cone

CLEAR THE RUNWAY, 3YO gelding by Broken Vow – Smokey Diplomacy ($75,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Riversedge Racing) O- Riversedge Racing Stable; B- Nolan Creek Farm (KY); T- G. Tracy

DOUGS BUDDY, 3YO colt by Badge of Silver – Floral Park ($7,500, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Judy Klosterman, agent for Langsem Farm; Buyer- Doug Blair) O- Doug Blair; B- Langsem Farm (KY); T- J. Petrowski

UP JUMPS A MONSTER, 3YO gelding by Proud Citizen – Hail the Flag ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) O- Rob Chabot, Tim Kane & Joshua Schayer; B- Neuman Group (KY); T- R. Chabot

DEVIL IN DISGUISE, 3YO colt by Smarty Jones – Bay Harbor ($17,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent for Overbrook Farm; Buyer- M.L. Reavis) O- North American Thoroughbred Horse Company; B- Overbrook Farm (KY); T- D. Terry

BEAR’S TAURUS, 3YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Promenade Colony ($70,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent; $150,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Nick de Meric, agent, Buyer- Bear Stables) O- Bear Stables; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- R. Baker

 

ONTARIO COLLEEN S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

POETIC KID, 3YO filly by Shakespeare – Snow Kid ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Next Step Bloodstock) O/B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- K. Attard

BLUE HEART, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Flawless Diamond ($375,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Amerman Racing) O- Amerman Racing; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- B. Lynch

SOLID APPEAL, 3YO filly by Successful Appeal – Star of the Woods ($100,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Select Bloodstock; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Select Bloodstock (KY); T- R. Baker

RUNFOR RO, 3YO filly by Afleet Alex – Fortune Queen ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Nick DeMeric, agent) O- Raroma Stable; B- Afleet Alex Syndicate, Emerald Q Partners & TCR Ranch (KY); T- G. de Gannes

COLONIAL FLAG, 3YO filly by Pleasant Tap – Silk n’ Sapphire ($475,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud; Buyer- Skara Glen Stables) O- Skara Glen Stable, W.S. Farish & ENL Stables; B- Catherine Parke (KY); T- Michael Matz

SKY HIGH LADY, 3YO filly by Sky Mesa – My Dear Lady (ARG) ($75,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O/B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Mark Casse

EVIL KITTEN, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Santo Mio ($8,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ramsey Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Gonzalez) O- Tucci Stables; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (ON); T- N. Gonzalez

PULPATION, 3YO filly by Pulpit – Floral Beauty ($25,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Alistair Roden, agent for Brenda Selwyn Waxman) O- Brenda Selwyn-Waxman; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- M. Keogh

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC (G1), Del Mar, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

WHERE’S STERLING, 5YO horse by Northern Afleet – Twinkler ($13,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- May Fair Farm) O- Frank Calabrese; B- Cynthia Knight (KY); T- L. Ramirez

DULLAHAN, 3YO colt by Even the Score – Mining My Own ($250,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent for Halecky & Needham; Buyer- Jerry Crawford) O-Donegal Racing; B- Phil Needham, Judy Needham & Bena Halecky (KY); T- Dale Romans

AKKADIAN, 4YO gelding by Tiznow – Papa Sids Girl ($215,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- W.D. North Thoroughbreds; $270,000, 2010 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- SGV Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Gary Broad) O- Gary Broad; B- KatieRich Stables, Christopher Connors & Don Weisberg (KY); T- Julio Canani

JAYCITO, 4YO colt by Victory Gallop – Night Edition ($110,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Runnymede Farm & Catesby W. Clay (KY); T- Bob Baffert

GAME ON DUDE, 5YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

RIVETING REASON, 4YO colt by Fusaichi Pegasus – Love and Marry ($25,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Jackson Stable) O- M.K. Cho Stables; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- M.K. Cho

 

PERSONAL ENSIGN INVITATIONAL (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

BRUSHED BY A STAR, 4YO filly by Eddington – Brush Hour ($10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- David Forster) O- Forster, Desimone, Bonanni, Colone, Riley, Smith, Nohsey Jr. & Geiger Jr.; B- Desmond Ryan, Barry Donworth & Ken Donworth (KY); T- G. Forster

LOVE AND PRIDE, 4YO filly by A.P. Indy – Ile de France ($380,000 RNA, 2010 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent) O- Green Hills Farm; B- Stud TNT (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ROYAL DELTA, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Palides Investements N.V. Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

PAT O’BRIEN S. (G2), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

CAPITAL ACCOUNT, 5YO horse by Closing Argument – Accountess ($330,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Legends Racing) O- Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable; B- Silverleaf Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

DEL MAR MILE (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

TALE OF A CHAMPION, 4YO colt by Tale of the Cat – If Angels Sang ($62,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Prestonwood Farm) O- Kretz Racing; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- K. Mulhall

 

PLAY THE KING S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

JAGUAR PAW, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Molto Vita ($120,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- R. Halden

DELEGATION, 3YO gelding by Speightstown – Cindy’s Hero ($62,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- All in Sales) O- Gary Barber; B- Tom & Elizabeth Baxter (KY); T- Mark Casse

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