LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 22, 2013) – Keeneland 2011 September Yearling Sale graduates won three of the weekend’s classic preps – Oxbow (Lecomte Stakes-G3), Will Take Charge (Smarty Jones Stakes) and Touch Magic (Silverbulletday Stakes) – to each earn points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) or Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Keeneland sale alum More Chocolate won her dirt debut in the La Canada Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
MORE CHOCOLATE, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Little Treasure (FR) ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Calumet Farm; Buyer- PHB Racing) Won La Canada S. (G2) on 1/20 at Santa Anita (career 8-3-1-1, $182,790) O- Michael Talla; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
OXBOW, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) Won Lecomte S. (G3) on 1/19 at Fair Grounds (career 6-2-0-1, $217,500) O- Bluegrass Hall; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Lady ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) Won $150,000 Smarty Jones S. on 1/21 at Oaklawn (career 5-2-1-0, $184,171) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the $125,000 Silverbulletday S. on 1/19 at Fair Grounds:
1- TOUCH MAGIC, 3YO filly by Lion Heart – Unifier ($25,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) (career 5-3-2-0, $208,200) O- Coteau Grove Farms; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Pat Devereux Jr.
2- Gal About Town, 3YO filly by City Zip – Antique Crystal ($32,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- MJK Bloodstock) O- Iroquois Racing Club; B- Lochness (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun
3- Smitten, 3YO filly by Tapit – Hi Lili ($175,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent, Buyer- Walnut Hill Stable; $280,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Larry Jones
ORE PASS, 3YO colt by War Pass – Wisconsin Lady ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Harry & Tom Meyerhoff) Won $90,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. S. on 1/19 at Laurel (career 3-2-0-0, $68,070) O- Harry & Tom Meyerhoff; B- Herman Sarkowsky & Martin J. Wygod (CA); T- Michael Trombetta
DON’T TELL SOPHIA, 5YO mare by Congaree – Lost Expectations ($1,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip A. Sims, agent) Won $75,000 Pippin S. on 1/19 at Oaklawn (career 11-5-1-1, $183,606) O- Philip Sims & Jerry Namy; B- Stonerside Stable (KY); T- Philip Sims
PRIVATE TALE, 5YO gelding by Tale of the Cat – Taint ($32,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent) Won $75,000 Native Dancer S. on 1/21 at Laurel (career 14-6-2-2, $232,200) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Mr. & Mrs. Frank Zureick, Mr. & Mrs. George Rayborn & William M. Russell (VA); T- Michael Trombetta
AMERICAN SUGAR, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – I Love America ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter) Won $60,000 Dixie Belle S. on 1/20 at Oaklawn (career 8-4-0-1, $138,866) O- Poindexter Thoroughbreds; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- Lynn Chleborad