Keeneland Sales Grads Revolutionary, Champion Will Take Charge Headline Grade 1 Stephen Foster

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LEXINGTON, KY (June 13, 2014) – Five Keeneland sales alumni are among the nine accomplished older horses entered in Saturday’s Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, led by multiple graded stakes winner and morning-line favorite Revolutionary, champion and high weight Will Take Charge, Grade 1 winner Golden Ticket and Grade 2 winner Prayer for Relief.

Other notable Keeneland sales graduates competing this weekend are multiple graded stakes winner Summer Front in the Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita; Grade 1 winner Grace Hall, who continues her comeback in the Vanity (G1) at Santa Anita; graded stakes winners Fiftyshadesofhay and Flashy American in the Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill; favored Gamay Noir in the Obeah (G3) at Delaware Park; Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3) winner Aurelia’s Belle in the Regret (G3); and Grade 2 winner Ring Weekend, who carries high weight in the Pegasus (G3) at Monmouth.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

STEPHEN FOSTER H. (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

REVOLUTIONARY, 4YO 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

JAGUAR PAW, 7YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Molto Vita ($120,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services; T- Stephen Lyster

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

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

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

 

SHOEMAKER MILE (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

JACK MILTON, 4YO colt by War Front – Preserver ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TOM’S TRIBUTE, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Halloween Fun ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stony Point; Buyer- Purpoodock Bloodstock) O- Braly Family Trust; B- Laura McKinney & Ouisha McKinney (KY); T- James Cassidy

SUMMER FRONT, 5YO horse by War Front – Rose of Summer ($475,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Graceville Breeding (KY); T- Christophe Clement

 

VANITY S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

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

GRACE HALL, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Season’s Greetings (IRE) ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Anthony Dutrow) O- Alpha Delta Stables; B- Darley (KY); T- Bill Mott

YAHILWA, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Verbanella ($52,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Select Syndicate) O- DP Racing; B- Avalon Farms (KY); T- James Cassidy

 

FLEUR DE LIS H. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ONDINE, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Arrow in Flight ($80,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Peachtree Stable; T- Bob Baffert

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

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

FLASHY AMERICAN, 5YO mare by Flashy Bull – Inn Between ($5,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) O- Preston Stables; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ken McPeek

 

OBEAH S. (G3), Delaware Park, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

GOLDEN PRODUCTION, 5YO mare by Exchange Rate – Dyna Two ($80,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Sugar Hill Farm) O- Myron Miller; T- Jorge Navarro

GAMAY NOIR, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Uncork ($37,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $15,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- David Thornton) O- Chasing Tail Stables; T- Martin Wolfson

MONTANA NATIVE, 4YO filly by Yes It’s True – Special American ($72,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Adena Springs; $330,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Adena Springs, agent, Buyer- Castleton Lyons) O- Castleton Lyons; B- Westana Ranches (KY); T- Christophe Clement

FLASH FORWARD, 4YO filly by Curlin – Magical Flash ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Brooklyn Boyz Stables) O- MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dominick Schettino

AMBUSHER, 4YO filly by Stephen Got Even – Competition ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Robert Tillyer & Martin Keogh (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

 

MATT WINN S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

RISE UP, 3YO colt by Rockport Harbor – Appenzel ($27,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Paul & Andrena Van Doren; B- Cottonwood Stables (KY); T- Tom Amoss

CONQUEST TITAN, 3YO colt by Birdstone – Miner’s Secret ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Paul Sharp, agent) O- Conquest Stables; B- Michael Edward Connelly (KY); T- Mark Casse

ALMOST FAMOUS, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Wild Gams ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Charles & Maribeth Sandford; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Patrick Byrne

 

REGRET S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

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

V V GOODNIGHT, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Victorious Vice ($50,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Lucky Seven Stable) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Dr. & Mrs. A.C. Asbury, Chet Blackey & Trackside Farm (KY); T- Tom Proctor

A LITTLE BIT SASSY, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Miss A. Bomb ($220,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Steve Young, agent) O- Ramona Bass; B- William Gould (KY); T- Michael Matz

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

STELLARIS, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Stellas New Groove ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent) O- Tom VanMeter II & Michael Stidham; B- T.F. VanMeter II (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

PEGASUS S. (G3), Monmouth Park, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

LYNX, 3YO gelding by Curlin – Silver Bird ($28,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Jim McAlpine & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (ON); T- C. Lynch

ENCRYPTION, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Mystic Soul ($140,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenwood Lodge Farm; Buyer- Stoneway Farm) O- Stoneway Farm; B- Greenwood Lodge Farm (KY); T- Kelly Breen

RING WEEKEND, 3YO gelding by Tapit – Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) O- St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

ALBANO, 3YO colt by Istan – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($37,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O/B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

ALLSTAR, 3YO colt by Flower Alley – Carolina Blue ($3,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Christy Whitman) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Cindy Falter (KY); T- Marcus Vitali

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