Keeneland Sales Graduate and Champion Finest City Highlights Beholder Mile

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LEXINGTON, KY (June 2, 2017) – Reigning champion female sprinter Finest City, sold as a weanling at Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and as a yearling at the 2013 September Sale, headlines entries for Saturday’s Beholder Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. Finest City kicked off the 2017 racing season with a victory in the Santa Monica (G2) at Santa Anita followed by second-place finishes in the Santa Margarita (G1), also at Santa Anita, and Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. 

Twenty-eight Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes across North America this weekend and include six of the 10 sophomores competing in the Penn Mile (G2) at Penn National. Topping the field for the Penn Mile are English Channel Stakes winner Bronson, Northern Spur Stakes winner Cistron, and Holiday Stone, second in the Transylvania (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select on April 7 at Keeneland. 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

BEHOLDER MILE (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up, F&M

FINEST CITY, 5YO mare by City Zip – Be Envied ($50,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $85,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Seltzer Thoroughbreds) O- Seltzer Thoroughbreds; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- Ian Kruljac

FAITHFULLY, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Distinctively ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Sikura & Lunsford) O- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Bruce Lunsford; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

PENN MILE S. (G2), Penn National, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

BRONSON, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Cambiocorsa ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Mathis Stable; B- Ran Jan Racing (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CISTRON, 3YO colt by The Factor – Major Allie ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D.M.I.) O- Hronis Racing & Little Red Feather Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

MO MAVERICK, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Lemon Splendor ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- R.A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables; B- Gentry Stable (NY); T- George Weaver

HOLIDAY STONE, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Lucifer’s Stone ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Nesco (KY); T- George Weaver

PRIZE FIGHT, 3YO gelding by Tiznow – Scolara ($125,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club; $47,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A. & Tiznow Syndicate (FL); T- Mike Maker

FROSTMOURNE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

 

CONNAUGHT CUP (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

TOWER OF TEXAS, 6YO gelding by Street Sense – Rare Opportunity ($195,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Scott & Evan Dilworth) O- Tom Van Meter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield

COMMUTE, 5YO colt by Hold Me Back – Royal Humor ($9,500, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Son of Earth) O- Gabe Grossberg & Sagamore Farm; B- Meritage (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

PENNINE RIDGE S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

PRIZE FIGHT, 3YO gelding by Tiznow – Scolara ($125,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club; $47,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A. & Tiznow Syndicate (FL); T- Mike Maker

BOWIES HERO, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing & Hebert Bloodstock; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MAKARIOS, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Blissful ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Nick Zito, agent) O- Mossarosa; B- Commonwealth (KY); T- Nick Zito

TICONDEROGA, 3YO colt by Tapit – Keertana ($850,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bryant H. Prentice III (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

ARISTIDES S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

WABEL, 5YO horse by Curlin – Rockintotherhythm ($55,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Management) O- Flurry Racing Stables; B- Indian Springs Farm & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox

WILBO, 5YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Kokadrie ($45,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Chris Wilkins; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chris Hartman

THE TRUTH OR ELSE, 5YO horse by Yes It’s True – Lakenheath ($40,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Candyland) O- Harold Lerner & Magdalena Racing; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Ken McPeek

 

EATONTOWN S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

BISHOP’S POND, 5YO mare by Curlin – More for Me ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Hell Pony LLC) O- Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables & The Elkstone Group; B- Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kaster (KY); T- Jason Servis

CALI THIRTY SEVEN, 5YO mare by Eskendereya – Mama Tia ($85,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- DeBerdt & Scanlon, agent) O- Crush Management & D.J. Stable; B- Atlas Farm & Conor Doyle (KY); T- Joe Orseno

MONEY’SONCHARLOTTE, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Something Wicked ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- George & Lori Hall; $72,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Merel & Darryl Dixon) O- George E. Hall; B- Dr. Oscar Benavides (KY); T- Kelly Breen

ZIPESSA, 5YO mare by City Zip – Precious Princess ($30,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End; Buyer- Off the Hook, agent) O- Empyrean Stables; B- G. Watts & Sally Humphrey (KY); T- Michael Stidham

ALL IN FUN, 5YO mare by Tapit – Devils Humor ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) O- Stuart Janney III; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Shug McGaughey        

TRICKY ESCAPE, 4YO filly by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby

PLEASANT MINE, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Pleasant Lyrics ($440,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Catheine Parke & Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Anthony Margotta Jr.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

HENDRIE S. (G3), Woodbine, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MINKS APRISE, 5YO mare by Northern Afleet – Couturier ($40,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Terrazas Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Ricardo Baltazar; $70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) O- KMN Racing; B- Carlos Enrique Bruno ((KY); T- Roger Attfield

RATTATAPTAP, 5YO mare by Tapit – Sindy With an S ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) O- WinStar Farm; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bill Mott

CODE WARRIOR, 4YO filly by Society’s Chairman – Lady Natalie ($6,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent, Buyer- Mal McGuire; $10,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- J. Radosevich) O- J C Racing Stable, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Pamela Edel (FL); T- Rachel Halden

MISS ELLA, 5YO mare by Exchange Rate – Sweet Tune ($37,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O/B- Jack Swain III; T- H. Graham Motion

JENNIFER LYNNETTE, 4YO filly by Elusive Quality – Lynnette ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Conrad Farms) O- Conrad Farms; B- Christine Katherine Hayden (ON); T- Mark Casse

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