Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Belmont’s Stars and Stripes Racing Festival

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates and millionaires New Money Honey, Keen Ice, Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke turned in memorable performances to capture four of the five graded stakes held during the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park on Saturday.

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner and September Yearling Sale graduate New Money Honey earned her second Grade 1 win when she posted a gritty neck victory in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational.

Keen Ice, a graduate of both the November Breeding Stock and September Sales, once again played the role of upsetter when he defeated heavily favored Shaman Ghost in the Suburban (G2). The Suburban score boosted Keen Ice’s career earnings to more than $3 million.

Mind Your Biscuits, a January Horses of All Ages Sale graduate, burnished his credentials for champion sprinter with an easy 3½-length victory in the Belmont Sprint Championship (G2). The win earned for him an automatic berth in the 2017 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), to be held at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Mind Your Biscuits, who won the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) in March, has career earnings of more than $2.2 million.

Two-time Grade 1 winner Practical Joke, who sold as a yearling at both the 2015 January and September Sales, cruised to a two-length victory in the Dwyer (G3) to boost his career earnings to nearly $1.3 million.

 

September Yearling Sale Microsite

Keeneland features profiles of its Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning September Yearling Sale graduates on its comprehensive September Yearling Sale microsite. Profiles offer sales ring footage, stakes photos, video race replays and quotes from winning connections. Profile links of weekend graded stakes winners are embedded in the names below.  

 

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

NEW MONEY HONEY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Weekend Whim ($450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) on 7/8 at Belmont (career 6-4-1-0, $1,342,017) O- eFive Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

KEEN ICE, 5YO horse by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) Won Suburban S. (G2) on 7/8 at Belmont (career 22-3-2-5, $3,037,245) O- Donegal Racing & Calumet Farm; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MIND YOUR BISCUITS, 4YO colt by Posse – Jazzmane ($47,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Machmer Hall) Won Belmont Sprint Championship (G2) on 7/8 at Belmont (career 16-6-6-2, $2,207,166) O- J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, Summers, Summers, Kisber & Summers; B- Jumping Jack Racing (NY); T- Chad Summers

PRACTICAL JOKE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Halo Humor ($135,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Clear Ridge Stables; $240,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) Won Dwyer S. (G3) on 7/8 at Belmont (career 8-4-2-1, $1,295,800) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Whispering Oaks (KY); T- Chad Brown

IT TIZ WELL, 3YO filly by Arch – It Tiz ($230,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town) Won Delaware Oaks (G3) on 7/8 at Delaware Park (career 8-4-1-2, $466,840) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Allen & Susan Branch (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

IRON FIST, 5YO ridgling by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($1.55 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables) Won Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H. (G3) on 7/8 at Prairie Meadows (career 20-7-4-4, $839,199) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SONIC BOOM, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Silent Circle ($135,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) Won American Derby (G3) on 7/8 at Arlington (career 9-4-1-1, $245,800) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Athens Woods & More Than Ready Syndicate (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

KEYSTONEFORVICTORY, 4YO colt by Shakespeare – Free Fee Lady ($25,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Won Stars & Stripes S. (G3) on 7/8 at Arlington (career 15-8-0-2, $307,590) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dell Ridge Farm LLC (KY); T- Michael Maker

ENSTONE, 3YO filly by Tiznow – La Suena ($90,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won $225,000 Bison City S. on 7/9 at Woodbine (career 10-3-4-0, $298,010) O- East West Stables; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

BLUEBLOOD, 2YO colt by City Zip – Forest Gamble ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farms) Won $112,000 Victoria S. on 7/8 at Woodbine (career 2-2-0-0, $88,105) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse

DANZATRICE, 5YO mare by Dunkirk – Lady Pewitt ($5,500, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Alan Shell, agent) Won $101,733 Iowa Distaff S. on 7/7 at Prairie Meadows (career 14-7-1-1, $302,745) O- Gainesway Stable; B- Glenn Justiss (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BRICKS AND MORTAR, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Beyond the Waves ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners) Won $100,000 Manila S. on 7/4 at Belmont (career 3-3-0-0, $136,800) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge (KY); T- Chad Brown

ADORABLE MISS, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Money Huntress ($155,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ramsey Farm, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) Won $100,000 Martha Washington S. on 7/4 at Gulfstream (career 4-3-0-1, $151,590) O- Mathis Stable; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

LOOK INTO MY EYES, 5YO mare by City Zip – Burnished Miss ($42,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle S. on 7/8 at Evangeline Downs (career 15-8-3-1, $267,560) O- Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele Centofanti; B- Robert McDowell & Bethe Deal (LA); T- Efren Loza Jr.

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