Keeneland Sales Graduates Figure Prominently on Closing Weekend at Saratoga, Del Mar

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LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 1, 2017) A total of 37 Keeneland sales graduates seek graded stakes success as Saratoga and Del Mar close their celebrated race meets over the long Labor Day holiday.

At Saratoga on Saturday, three of the five entries in the Woodward Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) are alumni of the September Yearling Sale, including Rally Cry, an 83⁄4-length winner of the Alydar at Saratoga in his last start, and Brooklyn Invitational (G2) winner War Story. On the same card, Separationofpowers and Lady Ivanka, both spectacular winners of their career debuts at Saratoga, highlight a strong field in the Spinaway (G1).

On Sunday, Grade 2 winner Nonna Mela and undefeated Downtown Mama headline the Prioress (G2). Keeneland sales graduates dominate entries for the Hopeful (G1) on Labor Day, among them the talented Todd Pletcher duo, Mojovation and National Flag, and the D. Wayne Lukas trainee Sporting Chance, all recent maiden winners at Saratoga.

Keeneland sales graduates also look to make a statement on the West Coast this weekend. Promising maiden winners Just a Smidge and Poetic step up in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) on Saturday. Later in the afternoon, Grade 1 winner Decked Out makes her 2017 debut in the John C. Mabee (G2), where she will face multiple graded stakes winner Mrs McDougal and Hillhouse High, winner of the Royal Heroine (G2) at Santa Anita earlier this year.

On Sunday, September Sale graduate and La Jolla (G3) winner Sharp Samurai leads the field for the Del Mar Derby (G2). Six of the nine juveniles entered in Mondays Del Mar Futurity (G1) are Keeneland sales alumni, including undefeated Best Pal (G2) winner Run Away and maiden winner Tatters to Riches.

September Sale Catalogs Siblings to Graded Stakes Entries

Siblings to a number of horses entered in weekend graded stakes are featured in Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 11-23. Details on these siblings are noted below.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
WOODWARD S. PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

NEOLITHIC, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Swingit ($460,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Starlight) O- Qatar Racing & Starlight Racing; B- Edwin Anthony (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

RALLY CRY, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo Alienated ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 980 half-brother by Will Take Charge consigned to the September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for White Fox Farm)

WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

SPINAWAY S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

SEPARATIONOFPOWERS, 2YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) Shehadmefromhello ($190,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

LADY IVANKA, 2YO filly by Tiz Wonderful Lady Leftennant ($21,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; $11,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, Michael Imperio & Susan Montayne; B- Scott Pierce (OK); T- Rudy Rodriguez

DEL MAR DEBUTANTE (G1), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

GAS STATION SUSHI, 2YO filly by Into Mischief Five Star Daydream ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Albert Davis) O- Riley Racing Stables, Jason and Megan Tackitt (KY); T- Richard Baltas

JUST A SMIDGE, 2YO filly by Into Mischief Pooh Corner ($39,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Meadowlark Valley Sales, agent) O- Debbie Lanni; B- Carolyn Vogel (KY); T- Bob Baffert

PIEDI BIANCHI, 2YO filly by Overanalyze Adore You ($60,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Roma Bloodstock; $80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Nice Guys Stables & Jay Oringer; B- Deann & Greg Baer (IN); T- Doug O’Neill

DANCING BELLE, 2YO filly by First Samurai London Mist ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Gene Voss & Wayne Detmar) O- Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch, Wayne Detmar, Keith Desormeaux & Gene Voss; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux (Hip 2528 half-sister by Trappe Shot consigned to the September Sale by Glennwood Farm, agent)

POETIC, 2YO filly by Violence Smooth Performer ($220,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farms) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Betz, CoCo, Magers, Burns, Blackburn, Ramsby & CNHHNK (KY); T- Richard Mandella (Hip 765 half-sister by Into Mischief consigned to the September Sale by Betz Thoroughbreds, agent)

JOHN C. MABEE S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

HILLHOUSE HIGH, 6YO mare by Exchange Rate Pleasant Laughter ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Eisaman Equine; $97,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Vista Creek Stables) O- Golden Eagle Farm; B- Runnymede Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas (Hip 610 three-quarter brother by Hard Spun consigned to the September Sale by Runnymede Farm, agent)

DECKED OUT, 4YO filly by Street Boss Once Around ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Darwin Krenz; $75,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Gene Voss) O- Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners & Gene Voss; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux (Hip 572 half-sister by The Factor consigned to the September Sale by Vinery Sales, agent for Haymarket Farm)

MRS MCDOUGAL, 5YO mare Medaglia d’Oro – Distorted Passion ($450,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Walnut Green) O- 2 TY LLC; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Richard Mandella (Hip 158 half-sister by Pioneerof the Nile consigned to the September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron & Marie Jones)

SARANAC S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

MASTER PLAN, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy Sage Mist ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International et al; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

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

ROCKETRY, 3YO colt by Hard Spun Smart Farming ($195,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Gainesway (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

GLENS FALLS H. (G3), Saratoga, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

GRATEFUL, 3YO filly by Hard Spun Generosity ($57,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bridie Harrison, agent; Buyer- Shanbally Acres) O- Gerald & Ronald Frankel; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 250 Gift, half-brother by More Than Ready consigned to the September Sale by Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall, et al)

HARMONIZE, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy Mesa Fresca ($80,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Larkin Armstrong) O- Larkin Armstrong; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bill Mott

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
DEL MAR DERBY (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

MONSTER MAN, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – True Religion ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- JSM) O- Gary Broad; B- Premae Company (KY); T- Scott Hansen (Hip 1501 half-sister by Verrazano consigned to the September Sale by Darby Dan Farm, agent)

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 (Hip 2211 half-brother by Shakin It Up consigned to the September Sale by Pope McLean [Crestwood Farm], agent)

SHARP SAMURAI, 3YO gelding by First Samurai Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

COLONIST, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile She Cat ($300,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Springland Farm & HKN (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer (Hip 732 half- brother by Blame consigned to the September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent)

PRIORESS S. (G2), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

STUDENT BODY, 3YO filly by Colonel John Stormy Antics ($19,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Gary S. Broad) O- Gary Broad; B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J.K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Christopher Davis (Hip 3776 half-brother by Stay Thirsty consigned to the September Sale by Gainesway, agent)

NONNA MELA, 3YO filly by Arch Cool Storm ($310,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 1593 half-sister by Candy Ride [ARG] consigned to the September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent)

DOWNTOWN MAMA, 3YO filly by Speightstown Alpha Mama ($190,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent) O- Lady Sheila Stable; B- Denlea Park, Tony Holmes & Watermark (KY); T- Linda Rice (Hip 129 half-brother by Scat Daddy consigned to the September Sale by Paramount Sales, agent)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 HOPEFUL S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 2YOs

MOJOVATION, 2YO colt by Quality Road Starship Warpspeed ($330,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 2258 half-sister by Gemologist consigned to the September Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent)

PSYCHOANALYZE, 2YO colt by Overanalyze – Freud’s Irish Miss ($14,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Fort Springs Racing; B- C.W. Swann & Wetherbee Holdings (KY); T- Brian Lynch

NATIONAL FLAG, 2YO colt by Speightstown Date to Remember ($600,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SPORTING CHANCE, 2YO colt by Tiznow Wynning Ride ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Lapis Bloodstock; $575,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- William Mack/Robert Baker) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Hunter Valley (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

FREE DROP BILLY, 2YO colt by Union Rags Trensa ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Helen K. Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Dale Romans (Hip 887 half-brother by Curlin consigned to the September Sale by Gainesway, agent)

DEL MAR FUTURITY (G1), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 2YOs

RUN AWAY, 2YO colt by Run Away and Hide Cabales ($9,500 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Murphy, agent) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Erv Woosley & Ralph Kinder (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

TATTERS TO RICHES, 2YO colt by Union Rags Poco Mas ($60,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Paul Sharp & Liz Crow, agent) O- Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal; B- Mount Brilliant Farm (KY); T- Jeff Mullins

FLEETWOOD, 2YO colt by Munnings Knight of Thunder ($125,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill nDale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux (Hip 1288 Thunderousapplause, half-brother by Congrats consigned to the September Sale by Hill nDale Sales Agency, agent)

GRACIDA, 2YO ridgling by Custom for Carlos Tensas Wedding Joy ($65,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Emily Jordan Bloodstock) O- Zedan Racing Stable; B- Curt Leake & Elm Tree Farm (LA); T- Doug ONeill

DIA DE PAGO, 2YO colt by Macho Uno Out of My Dreams ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) O- Holly & David Wilson; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin

ZATTER, 2YO colt by Midnight Lute Katori ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Sean & Barbara Speck (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BERNARD BARUCH H. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

TAKEOVER TARGET, 5YO horse by Harlan’s Holiday – Vanquished ($175,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Dorothy Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown

RING WEEKEND, 5YO gelding by Tapit Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) O- St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

AMERICAN PATRIOT, 4YO colt by War Front Life Well Lived ($850,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 37 half-brother by Pioneerof the Nile consigned to the September Sale by Warrendale Sales, agent)

SMARTY JONES S. (G3), Parx Racing, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

YOU’RE TO BLAME, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor Bon Jovi Girl ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bryant Prentice III (KY); T- Chad Brown

BATTALION RUNNER, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Tamboz ($700,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stables & St. Elias Stable; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 846 half-brother by Distorted Humor consigned to the September Sale by St. George Sales, agent)

PAVEL, 3YO colt by Creative Cause Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill (Hip 1751 half-sister by Fed Biz consigned to the September Sale by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent)

TURF MONSTER (G3), Parx Racing, 5 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

MONGOLIAN SATURDAY, 7YO gelding by Any Given Saturday Miss Hot Salsa ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mongolian Stable) O- Mongolian Stable; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Enebish Ganbat

DUBINI, 4YO gelding by Gio Ponti Catch My Fancy ($95,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Pewter Stable; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Kathleen Demasi

GREENWOOD CUP (G3), Parx Racing, 11⁄2 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SCUBA, 6YO gelding by Tapit Cuaba ($375,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Palides Investments N.V. Inc. (Saud bin Khaled); Buyer- Ampad Investments; $105,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer-David A. Ross, agent) O-DARRS Inc.; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc. (KY); T- Brendan Walsh (Hip 2001 half-sister by Gio Ponti consigned to the September Sale by Blackburn Farm, agent for Longford Farm)

MADEFROMLUCKY, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky Home From Oz ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Cheyenne Stables & Mac Nichol; B- RMF Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

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