Keeneland Sales Grads Palace Malice, Will Take Charge Seek Whitney Win

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 1, 2014) – Five of the nine outstanding older horses entered for Saturday’s Whitney Handicap (G1) at Saratoga are graduates of Keeneland sales, led by classic and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Palace Malice, champion and 2013 Travers (G1) winner Will Take Charge and 2012 Travers winner Golden Ticket.  As a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race, the winner of the Whitney earns an automatic berth into the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Also on Saturday at Saratoga, Keeneland-sold dual Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason headlines the Longines Test Stakes (G1).

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

WHITNEY (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

WILL TAKE CHARGE, 4YO 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

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 6YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Dale Romans

ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 4YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick J. Hines, agent) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- E. Plesa Jr.

PALACE MALICE, 4YO 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

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

 

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

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

SOUTHERN HONEY, 3YO filly by Colonel John – Mama Tia ($155,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock; $180,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Ashbrook Farm) O- Ashbrook Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

STREET STORY, 3YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Perfect Story ($155,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks Farm) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SWEET REASON, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Livermore Leslie ($185,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Jeff Treadway) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- Brent Harris, Beth Harris & Darley (KY); T- L. Gyarmati

LITTLE ALEXIS, 3YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Dream Child ($32,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Priscilla Vaccarezza; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- D. Green

 

ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

FALLING SKY, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Sea Dragoness ($16,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Off The Hook, agent) O- Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger; B- Copper Penny Stables (PA); T- G. Weaver

LEMON DROP DREAM, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Dreamlike ($335,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Fedamore Stable) O- Mike McCarty; B- Brookdale Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CAPO BASTONE, 4YO colt by Street Boss – Fight to Love ($45,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton, Tom Bozarth & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BAKKEN, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – General Jeanne ($450,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.; B- Hermitage Farm & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consingor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BROKEN SWORD, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Katana (NZ) ($20,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Mark Dedomenico; T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MORE CHOCOLATE, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Little Treasure (FR) ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Calumet Farm; Buyer- Barry Berkelhammer, agent) O- Michael Talla; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

LEGACY, 4YO filly by Sightseeing – Royal Flush ($17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Lawrence Opas & Frank Sinatra) O- Jain or Opas or Sinatra; B- Dr. Lawrence Opas, Dr. John Jain & Dr. Frank Sinatra (KY); T- John Sadler

 

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G2), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

FOR GOODNESS SAKE, 3YO colt by Big Brown – Fifteenth East ($45,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Baccari Bloodstock; $150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Quarter Pole Enterprises; $195,000 RNA, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent) O- V-Leaf Stables; B- Circle Double D Ranch (KY); T- M. Tomlinson

DIVINE VIEW, 3YO colt by Divine Park – Window Woman ($110,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Brereton Jones; B- Shelby Lane Farm & Divine Park Syndicate (KY); T- Larry Jones

ONLY I KNOW, 3YO gelding by Flower Alley – Cuz You Never Know ($1,200, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Hubel Farms) O- Flying G Racing & Debra Rombis; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- D. Rombis

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 

BEST PAL S. (G2), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 2YOs

TWO SIX WINS, 2YO colt by Midshipman – Friona ($7,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Draper Farm, agent; Buyer- Summerfield, agent) O- Ciardella, Fazio or Felkin; B- Labhras Draper, Randolph Little & Darley (KY); T- M. Pender

BAD READ SANCHEZ, 2YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Past Twilight ($130,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Farm, Buyer- Red Wings; $340,000 RNA, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Joe Mulholland Sr., Joe Mulholland Jr., John & Karen Mulholland (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

HENRY’S HOLIDAY, 2YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Ford Gallop ($85,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Quarter Pole Enterprises) O- Success Racing; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

HIGHWAY BOSS, 2YO gelding by Street Boss – Sage Mist ($32,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Molly Pearson, agent) O- Anderson or Fishbien; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- M. J. Pearson

 

SEAGRAM CUP (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

PEYTON, 5YO gelding by Tale of the Cat – Emanting ($60,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; $180,000 RNA, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- M.W. Miller III, agent) O- Windhaven Farms; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- Michael Doyle

SKY CAPTAIN, 4YO colt by Sky Mesa – Anchors Away ($210,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

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