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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Canadian Graded Stakes

June 5, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (June 5, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates Tower of Texas and Commute finished 1-2, separated by only a nose, in Saturday’s Connaught Cup (G2) at Woodbine. The following day at Woodbine, Keeneland sales graduates, led by Code Warrior, ran 1-2-3 in the Hendrie (G3).

Keeneland sales alumnus Frostmourne kicked to a 1¼-length victory over a solid field of sophomores in Saturday’s Penn Mile (G2) at Penn National.



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Connaught Cup (G2) on 6/3 at Woodbine:

1- 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) (career 21-5-8-3, $703,956) O- Tom VanMeter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield

2- 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


FROSTMOURNE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won Penn Mile S. (G2) on 6/3 at Penn National (career 5-3-1-0, $417,800) O/B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Hendrie S. (G3) on 6/4 at Woodbine:

1- 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) (career 12-4-3-2, $208,024) O- J C Racing Stable, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Pamela Edel (FL); T- Rachel Halden

2- 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

3- 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


DYNATAIL, 3YO filly by Hightail – Southern Dynamo ($6,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Fredericktown Farms) Won $200,000 Penn Oaks on 6/3 at Penn National (career 10-4-1-2, $225,840) O- Ballybrit Stable; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Michael Dini

FIRSTHAND REPORT, 4YO filly by Blame – Kinsey ($310,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm; Buyer- Starlight) Won $103,000 Lyphard S. on 6/3 at Penn National (career 11-4-3-2, $208,395) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Lindsay Scott & Jane MacElree (PA); T- Todd Pletcher

GRAND PRIX, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Be Envied ($62,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; $145,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) Won $100,000 New Start S. on 6/3 at Penn National (career 10-2-3-2, $117,110) O/B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- Gary Mandella

THE CRITICAL WAY, 3YO gelding by Tizway – Critical Factor ($17,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Equest Thoroughbreds; $65,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) Won $100,000 Danzig S. on 6/3 at Penn National (career 2-2-0-0, $92,400) O- Ruis Racing; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Mick Ruis

FAITHFULLY, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Distinctively ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Sikura & Lunsford) Won $70,500 Santa Lucia S. on 6/4 at Santa Anita (career 8-3-4-0, $156,960) O- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Bruce Lunsford; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

IRON FIST, 5YO horse by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($1.55 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables) Won $100,000 Evangeline Mile on 6/3 at Evangeline Downs (career 19-6-4-4, $659,799) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Steve Asmussen