Keeneland Sales Grads Headline Classic Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 29, 2013) – Graduates of Keeneland sales top the entries in the weekend’s four classic prep races. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), Keeneland-sold champion Shanghai Bobby and Holy Bull Stakes (G3) winner Itsmyluckyday are favored in the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), while Withers Stakes (G3) winner Revolutionary and the highly regarded Palace Malice highlight the Louisiana Derby (G2). Fillies seeking points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) are featured in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), led by Keeneland-sold Flashy Gray, second in the Honeybee Stakes (G3) in her last start, and Davona Dale Stakes (G2) winner Live Lively in the Gulfstream Oaks (G2).

 SATURDAY, MARCH 29

BESILU STABLES FLORIDA DERBY (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs*

SHANGHAI BOBBY, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Steelin’ ($105,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing, Magnier, Tabor & Smith; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PICK OF THE LITTER, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Eagle Sound ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; $150,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Carolyn Vogel) O- Carolyn Vogel; B- Duignan, Crosshaven Bloodstock & Vision Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Dale Romans

ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- E. Plesa Jr.

PONTIFF, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Preach ($310,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

FRAC DADDY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Skipper’s Mate ($20,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Sugar Valley Farm; $50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Magic City Thoroughbreds) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek

NARVAEZ, 3YO colt by Holy Bull – Miss Lulu ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Mighty White Stallion) O- Stipa Racing Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- A. C. Bezara

 

LOUISIANA DERBY (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs*

PALACE MALICE, 3YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Colin Brennan, agent; $200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Dogwood Stable) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

REVOLUTIONARY, 3YO colt by War Pass – Runup the Colors ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Valera Stable) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WHISKEY BRAVO, 3YO colt by Fusaichi Pegasus – Lovely Dream ($20,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gene Voss) O- Erich Brehm & Gene Voss; B- France Weiner & Irwin Weiner (FL); T- Keith Desormeaux

CODE WEST, 3YO ridgling by Lemon Drop Kid – Charitabledonation ($340,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bob Baffert

PROUD STRIKE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Colonella ($240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike McCarty) O- Mike McCarty; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Steve Asmussen

TITLETOWN FIVE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – D’Wildcat Speed ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Paul Hornung) O- P. Hornung/E. Martin/D. Lukas/W. Davis/D. Miller/M. Shade; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

GROUND TRANSPORT, 3YO colt by Big Brown – Extry ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- E.J. Sipus Jr.; $75,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Richwood South, agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable & Get Grounded Stable; B- River Bend Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

FAIR GROUNDS OAKS (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies**

PROMISE ME MORE, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Aly’s Vow ($55,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Scott Mallory, agent) O- Holt Racing, R.E. Orth, W. Hawley; B- Scott Mallory & Robert Orth (KY); T- W. Hawley

FLASHY GRAY, 3YO filly by Flashy Bull – Pleasure Cat ($45,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones, agent, Buyer- Dolphus Morrison; $775,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & Tom Keithley) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Tom Keithley; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

MERVIN H. MUNIZ JR. MEMORIAL H. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

FAST TRACK, 6YO gelding by Taste of Paradise – Fast Goat ($2,700, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brownwood Farm) O- David Bloom; B- Barbara Hunter (KY); T- M. Conlon

TWO MONTHS RENT, 4YO gelding by Purim – Sharp Tradition ($4,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent, Buyer- Ronald Nicholson; $17,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- AJ Suited Racing Stable; B- McCann & Associates (KY); T- J.J. Toner

 

NEW ORLEANS H. (G2), 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

DREAMING BLUE, 6YO gelding by Street Cry (IRE) – Allison’s Hope ($290,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) O- Terry Hamilton; B- Dale Caraway (KY); T- Michael Stidham

MAJESTIC HARBOR, 5YO horse by Rockport Harbor – Champagne Royale ($20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Sean McCarthy, agent) O- Gallant Stable; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Paul McGee

MACHO MACHO, 4YO colt by Macho Uno – Dazzling Contrast ($160,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Michael Westen) O- Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz; B- C. Kidder and J.K. & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MARK VALESKI, 4YO colt by Proud Citizen – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($22,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones, agent) O/B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

GRAYDAR, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Sweetest Smile ($85,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

GULFSTREAM PARK OAKS (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies**

CUE THE MOON, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Red Hot Bertie ($310,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Popatop (KY); T- H. J. Bond

LIVE LIVELY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Glacken’s Gal ($160,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III, agent; Buyer- Lavin Bloodstock) O- Lee Lewis; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Mark Hennig

KIMBERLY JEAN, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Grey Song ($240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ken McPeek, agent) O- Delfiner, Krall, Catalyst Stable, G2 Associates, et al; B- Dixiana Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

 

ORCHID S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CLOSING RANGE, 4YO filly by After Market – Subeen (GB) ($49,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- St. George’s Farm (KY): T- P.J. Oliver

SEANCHAI, 4YO filly by English Channel – Street Scene (IRE) ($110,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Gary Chervenell) O- Gary Chervenell; B- Frank Penn & John Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

RAMPART S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

AUTHENTICITY, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Padua Stables) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ONE LAST DANCE, 5YO mare by Officer – Galloping Gal ($15,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Iroquois Bloodstock; $20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Frank Mancari) O- Frank Mancari & Pat Greco; B- William Carl (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

APPLETON S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

UPGRADE, 6YO gelding by Saint Liam – Emily Ring ($170,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- JMJ Racing Stables; B- Mike Anderson Thoroughbreds (KY); T- M. Nihei

 

SKIP AWAY S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 3/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

GOLDEN TICKET, 4YO colt 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

AL QASR, 5YO horse by Aptitude – Majestic Dy ($8,500, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Waterford-Millford Farm, agent) O- Soribel Stable; B- Kathryn West (KY); T- J. Garoffalo

O’PRADO AGAIN, 4YO colt by El Prado (IRE) – Leh She Run ($350,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Highclere (KY); T- Dale Romans

TAKE CHARGE INDY, 4YO colt by A.P. Indy – Take Charge Indy ($80,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- WinStar Farm and Chuck & Maribeth Sandford; B- Eaton Sales (KY); T- Patrick Byrne

CIGAR STREET, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Arcadiana ($130,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook Farm, agent) O- Rashard Lewis & Jake Ballis; B- Marvin Delfiner (KY); T- Bill Mott

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

**Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

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