Keeneland Sales Grads Take Center Stage on Belmont Day

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LEXINGTON, KY (June 7, 2013) – Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Oxbow headlines seven Keeneland sales alumnis entered in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1). Other notable Keeneland sales graduates competing on Belmont Day include: Grade 1 winners Stephanie’s Kitten and Mizdirection (Longines Just A Game Stakes-G1); and morning-line favorites Justin Phillip and Fast Bullet (RTN True North Handicap-G2), Let Em Shine (Woody Stephens Stakes-G2), Scarlet Strike (Honeymoon Handicap-G2), and Daisy Devine (Early Times Mint Julep Handicap-G3).

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

BELMONT S. (G1), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 3YOs

FRAC DADDY, 3YO filly 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

OVERANALYZE, 3YO colt by Dixie Union – Unacloud ($380,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables) O- Repole Stable; B- Diamond A Racing (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

OXBOW, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

MIDNIGHT TABOO, 3YO colt by Langfuhr – Hot Red ($45,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent, Buyer- Rick Grimes; $240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Repole Stables) O- Repole Stable; B- Upson Downs Farm & EICO Stable (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

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) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

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

 

LONGINES JUST A GAME S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

STEPHANIE’S KITTEN, 4YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Unfold the Rose ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

MIZDIRECTION, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Deceptive ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent for Joe Perrotta; Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) O- Jungle Racing, Strauss, Nish, Grohs, MSK Racing Ventures & Beljak; B- Joseph Perrotta (KY); T- Mike Puype

 

WOODFORD RESERVE MANHATTAN H. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

BOMBAGUIA, 5YO gelding by Borrego – Wishful Legacy ($175,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc, agent for Mueller Farms; Buyer- Blue Sky Stables) O- GoldMark Farm; B- Mueller Farms (KY); T- John Kimmel

TWILIGHT ECLIPSE, 4YO gelding by Purim – My Twilight Dancer ($1,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- John Langemeier) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

 

RTN TRUE NORTH H. (G2), Belmont, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

JUSTIN PHILLIP, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Ava Knowsthecode ($400,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent for Oakbrook Farm; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LAURIE’S ROCKET, 4YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Clay’s Rocket ($300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis Horton; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

FAST BULLET, 5YO horse by Speightstown – Renfro Valley Star ($230,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Roy Gottlieb (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SAGE VALLEY, 4YO colt by Discreet Cat – Ashwood C C ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent) O- Michael Dubb; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

 

WOODY STEPHENS S. (G2), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

CAPO BASTONE, 3YO 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

HONORABLE DILLON, 3YO colt by Tapit – Shy Greeting (ARG) ($100,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Joseph Bucci; B- Robert Trussell Jr. (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

CLEARLY NOW, 3YO colt by Horse Greeley – Bend ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischmann, agent) O- Up Hill Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- E. Cotterill

LET EM SHINE, 3YO colt by Songandaprayer – Justaspell ($10,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- Sunset Stables) O- William Peeples; B- Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McDonald (KY); T- A. Kitchingman

 

CHARLES WHITTINGHAM MEMORIAL H. (G2), Betfair Hollywood, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

ALL SQUARED AWAY, 4YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Squared ($3,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Mikhail Yanakov) O- Brous Stable or Wachtel Stable or Wire to Wire Stables, et al; B- Gracefield Breeders (KY); T- P. Miller

TALE OF A CHAMPION, 5YO horse by Tale of the Cat – If Angels Sang ($62,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Prestonwood Farm) O- Kretz Racing; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- K. Mulhall

NIAGARA FALLS, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Istikbal ($95,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Mrs. Paul Shanahan; B- Kingswood Farm (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

 

HONEYMOON H. (G2), Betfair Hollywood, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

BLINGISMYTHING, 3YO filly by Arch – Dancing General ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Class Racing) O- Class Racing Stable; B- Jack Swain (KY); T- J. Kruljac

SCARLET STRIKE, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Scarlet Tango ($70,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Carver or Hollendorfer or Smith; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

BECKY LOU, 3YO filly by Johannesburg – Elle Nicole ($27,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Grove Stud) O- Daniel O’Neill; B- Clabes Bloodstock & Ashford Stud (KY); T- M. Chew

SWEET RED CAT, 3YO filly by Bluegrass Cat – Sweet Soul ($18,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Circle D Thoroughbreds) O- Batchelor Family Trust or Judi Partridge; B- Parkway Farm & WinStar Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

KYRIAKI, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Tally Ho Dixie ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Patricia Savides) O- Domenic Savides; B- James Scatuorchio (KY); T- P. Eurton

 

EARLY TIMES MINT JULEP H. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

COLONIAL FLAG, 4YO filly by Pleasant Tap – Silk n’ Sapphire ($475,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud; Buyer- Skara Glen Stables) O- Skara Glen Stables, W.S. Farish & George Prussin; B- Catherine Parke (KY); T- Michael Matz

HEAVENLY LANDING, 6YO mare by Pulpit – Peace River Lady ($340,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Summerplace Farm) O- Lally Stable; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

DAISY DEVINE, 5YO mare by Kafwain – Devil’s Dispute ($5,500, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- James M. Miller) O- James M. Miller; B- J. Reiley McDonald (KY); T- Andrew McKeever

SOFT WHISPER, 4YO filly by Bernstein – Unbridled Mistress ($55,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Carl Pollard & W. Earl Reed; B- Edmond & Sharon Hudon (KY); T- David Vance

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

MONMOUTH S. (G2), Monmouth Park, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

STAR CHANNEL, 4YO ridgling by English Channel – Reach the Top ($70,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- The Acorn, agent for White Oaks; Buyer- G D Investments) O- GDS Racing Stable; B- Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Rogers Jr. (FL); T- Todd Pletcher

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