Keeneland Sales Grads Fashion Plate, Will Take Charge, She’s a Tiger Headline Kentucky Oaks Day Stakes Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 30, 2014) – Twenty-four Keeneland sales alumni are featured in stakes on Friday’s Kentucky Oaks Day card at Churchill Downs. Eight of the 13 sophomore fillies entered for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) are graduates of Keeneland sales, led by multiple Grade 1 winner Fashion Plate and graded stakes winners Aurelia’s Belle, My Miss Sophia and Sugar Shock. Champion Will Take Charge, Grade 1 winner Golden Ticket and the talented Normandy Invasion highlight an exceptional field in the Alysheba (G2). Champion She’s a Tiger makes her season debut in the Eight Belles (G3).

 

FRIDAY, May 2

LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

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

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

THANK YOU MARYLOU, 3YO filly by Birdstone – Menifeeque ($47,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Mr. & Mrs. C.W. McNeely III (VA); T- Michael Maker

KISS MOON, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Kiss the Devil ($80,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent) O- Carl Pollard; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- David Vance

FASHION PLATE, 3YO filly by Old Fashioned – Miss Puzzle (AUS) ($75,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- 4th Street Racing; $35,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Arnold Zetcher & Tabor; T- S. Callaghan

AURELIA’S BELLE, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Aurelia ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; T- Jim Miller) O- James Miller; B- Alexander-Groves-Matz (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

EMPRESS OF MIDWAY, 3YO filly by Empire Maker -- Miss City Halo ($95,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- Daniel Kramer, Dave Kenney & RAP Racing; B- KatieRich Stables (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

MY MISS SOPHIA, 3YO filly by Unbridled’s Song – Wildwood Flower ($260,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Mathis Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

LA TROIENNE S. (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MOLLY MORGAN, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Capitulation ($90,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent; Buyer- Greg McDonald) O- Bill Cubbedge; B- Mike Lauffer, Bill Cubbedge & Greg McDonald (KY); T- Dale Romans

LIBERATED, 4YO filly by Curlin – Lady Melesi ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Phil Oliver) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., John Cline II & Robin Cline (KY); T- V. Oliver

MAGIC UNION, 4YO filly by Dixie Union – Magic Peak ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Hronis Racing; B- George Strawbridge (KY); T- John Sadler

 

ALYSHEBA S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

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

COIN BROKER, 4YO colt by Tapit – Pay On Demand ($245,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BG Stables) O- Gainesway Stable; B- PTS Ranch (KY); T- Dale Romans

NORMANDY INVASION, 4YO colt by Tapit – Boston Lady ($145,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $230,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farm; B- Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/DJ Stables/Cole (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

APPEALING TALE, 4YO gelding by Tale of the Cat – Appealing Bride ($77,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; $115,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- DWF, Inc) O- Gary & Cecil Barber and Doubledown Stables; B- Hart Farm (KY); T- P. Miller

BRADESTER, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Grandestofall ($13,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Marshall Silverman, agent) O- Joseph Sutton; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

EIGHT BELLES S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

WHOMPING WILLOW, 3YO filly by Mineshaft – English Willow ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Mark & John Bacon and Dana Wells; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

MUFAJAAH, 3YO filly by Tapit – Carolyn’s Cat ($375,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company) O- Shadwell Stable; B- William K. & Suzanne Warren (KY); T- D. Peitz

MILAM, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Autumnal ($95,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Barry Berkelhammer, agent) O- Joseph Sutton; B- Fred Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

SHE’S A TIGER, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Shandra Smiles ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) O- Mark DeDomenico, Allen Aldrich, Lisa Hernandez, Stuart Downey & Philip Lebherz; B- Dr. Rodney Orr (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

 

TWIN SPIRES TURF SPRINT (G3), Churchill Downs, 5 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

UNDRAFTED, 4YO gelding by Purim – French Jeannette ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Wes Welker; B- Catesby Clay Investment (KY); T- Wesley Ward

SCATMAN, 5YO horse by Scat Daddy – Hit It Here Café ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; $135,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent, Buyer- Eddie Kenneally, agent) O- Joseph Bucci; B- JEOG Racing (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

POSITIVE SIDE, 6YO gelding by Johar – Debora Ann ($4,500 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Team Forster 131; B- John Penn & Bobby Keller (KY); T- G.T. Forster

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