Keeneland Sales Grads Will Take Charge, Mizdirection Top Monday Holiday Stakes Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 18, 2013) – Smarty Jones Stakes winner Will Take Charge highlights five Keeneland sales alumni entered in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3), a prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland-sold Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) champion Mizdirection, winner of the recent Monrovia Stakes (G2), headlines Santa Anita’s Buena Vista Stakes (G2).



BUENA VISTA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MIZDIRECTION, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Deceptive ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) O- Jungle Racing or Strauss or Grohs, et al; B- Joseph J. Perrotta (KY); T- M. Puype

LONG FACE, 4YO filly by Whywhywhy – Louve Mysterieuse ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere Sales, agent; Buyer- Robert B. Trussell Jr.) O- Robert B. Trussell Jr.; B- Fab Oak Stable (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

CHARM THE MAKER, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Charm the Giant (IRE) ($400,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent) O- Deborah McAnally; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- Ron McAnally


GENERAL GEORGE H. (G3), Laurel, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

IL VILLANO, 4YO colt by Pollard’s Vision – Do the Wekiva ($9,500 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Chuck Russo; B- Vossfeld Bloodstock Group (KY); T- S. Crowell

THUNDER LORD, 6YO gelding by El Prado (IRE) – Grooms Derby ($110,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Adena Springs) O- Stronach Stable; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- J. Corrales


SOUTHWEST S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs*

OFFICER ALEX, 3YO colt by Officer – Ms. C D Player ($75,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Debbie Easter, agent) O- Winning Horses Stable & Choctaw Racing Stable; B- The Elkstone Group (PA); T- Lynn Whiting

BROWN ALMIGHTY, 3YO colt by Big Brown – Gone Goodbye ($50,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Pegasus Holding Group Stables) O- Tri-Star Racing, Joe Denson & Brent Gasaway; B- MAP Mare Partnership #3 (KY); T- Tim Ice

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

SUPER NINETY NINE, 3YO colt by Pulpit – Exogenetic ($200,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Tanma Corp; B- Northwest Farms (KY): T- Bob Baffert

BIG LUTE, 3YO colt by Midnight Lute – V V S Flawless ($42,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Green Willow Farms, agent, Buyer- Simmons Bloodstock; $275,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B- Green Willow Farms (MD); T- Steve Hobby


*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)



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