Keeneland Sales Graduates Look to Continue Tradition of Success in Travers

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Sales Alumni Have Won Past Four Runnings of the Historic Travers

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 22, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Wicked Strong, Kid Cruz and V. E. Day each seek to become the fifth consecutive Keeneland-sold winner of the Saturday’s Travers (G1) at Saratoga, following champion Will Take Charge (2013), Golden Ticket (2012, dead-heat), Stay Thirsty (2011) and Afleet Express (2010). Wicked Strong won the Jim Dandy (G2), a traditional prep for the Midsummer Derby.

More than half of the field for Sunday’s TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar are Keeneland sales graduates, led by defending champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude and recent Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) winner Majestic Harbor.

Forty-six Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes across North America this weekend. Among the other prominent alumni are Delaware Handicap (G1) winner Belle Gallantey and Ruffian (G2) winner Fiftyshadesofhay in the Personal Ensign (G1) on Friday at Saratoga; and champion My Miss Aurelia in the Ballerina (G1) and recent Amsterdam (G2) winner Coup de Grace in the Ketel One King’s Bishop (G1), both on Saturday at Saratoga.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

PERSONAL ENSIGN (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, 4YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consingor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BELLE GALLANTEY, 5YO mare by After Market – Revealed ($10,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) O- Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables & Gary Aisquith; B- Pam & Martin Wygod (KY); T- R. Rodriguez

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

TRAVERS S. (G1), Saratoga, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

V. E. DAY, 3YO colt by English Channel – California Sunset ($105,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds) O- Magalen Bryant; B- Bluegrass Hall (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

WICKED STRONG, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Moyne Abbey ($375,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- William F. Lynn (KY); T- J. A. Jerkens

KID CRUZ, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Layreebelle ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) O- Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds & Black Swan Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Linda Rice

 

BALLERINA S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

KIPLING’S JOY, 4YO filly by Kipling – Cosmic Secrets ($13,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent, Buyer- Sunny Oak Farm; $40,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Miller Racing) O- Miller Racing; T- Martin Wolfson

MY MISS AURELIA, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – My Miss Storm Cat ($550,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- George Bolton) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

KETEL ONE KING’S BISHOP S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

NOBLE MOON, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Mambo Bell ($200,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Rick Grimes; $200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Jeff Treadway) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- Estate of Edward P. Evans (VA); T- L. Gyarmati

THE BIG BEAST, 3YO colt by Yes It’s True – V V S Flawless ($32,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Steve Long Thoroughbreds) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B- Green Willow Farms (MD); T- Anthony Dutrow

COUP DE GRACE, 3YO colt by Tapit – Home Court ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- AGS Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Larry Jones

 

BALLSTON SPA (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

NELLIE CASHMAN, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Alison’s Winner ($57,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Glenmalure Farm, agent, Buyer- Paul de Hechavarria; $70,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Sycamore Racing; B- Nelson Clemmens (PA); T- F. Abbott III

 

DEL MAR H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

TOPIC, 4YO filly by Discreet Cat – Quiet Maggy ($35,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) O- Bamford or Speelman; B- Cloros Bloodstock (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

FIRE WITH FIRE, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Cosmic Fire ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock, agent) O- David Heerensperger; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

COGITO, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Ladies Cruise ($165,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $140,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- E. Freeman

ICE CREAM TRUCK, 4YO gelding by Pleasantly Perfect – Coconut Popsicle ($17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent) O- Seacoast Racing; B- Craig Singer (KY); T- A.C. Avila

 

ONTARIO COLLEEN S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

READY TO ACT, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Always Auditioning ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- LRK Stables) O- WinStar Farm; B- Fred Hertrich III (KY); T- Mark Casse

HOT AND SPICY, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Dynamite Cocktail ($250,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- William Clifton Jr.) O- William Clifton Jr.; B- R. Harvey & A. Wortzman (ON); T- James Bond

UNSPURNED, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Banga Ridge ($90,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent) O/B- Christine Hayden (ON); T- Roger Attfield

CACTUS KRIS, 3YO filly by Cactus Ridge – Highest Ground ($2,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Greg Partain) O- Anne Walsh; B- James Paliafito & Tom Keegan (KY); T- R.D. Walsh

 

VIOLET S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

LADY ASPEN, 6YO mare by Grand Reward – Candace in Aspen ($25,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Paulson) O- PRO Thoroughbred Enterprises; B- Allen Paulson Living Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SHE’S NOT LAZY, 4YO filly by Tiznow – Bar Lazy J ($120,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O/B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

FASNACLOICH, 4YO filly by Any Given Saturday – Glorificamus (IRE) ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jerry Romans Jr.) O- Jerry Romans and Zoom & Fish Stable; B- Siena Farm (KY); T- H. A. Smith

RUSTY SLIPPER, 4YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Classic Approval ($85,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds) O- Zanim Meahjohn; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

TRIPLE ARCH, 4YO filly by Arch – Ambling ($85,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Carolyn Vogel) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Grayson Farm (KY); T- M. J. Vitali

NELLIE CASHMAN, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Alison’s Winner ($57,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Glenmalure Farm, agent, Buyer- Paul de Hechavarria; $70,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Sycamore Racing; B- Nelson Clemmens (PA); T- F. Abbott III

SCAMPERING, 5YO mare by Afleet Alex – Miz United States ($70,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Glencrest Farm) O- Stuart Janney III; B- Hart Farm & Windways Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC (G1), Del Mar, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

FRAC DADDY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Skipper’s Mate ($20,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Sugar Valley Farm; $50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Ken McPeek, agent) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek

IMPERATIVE, 4YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- KM Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- G. Papaprodromou

ICE CREAM TRUCK, 4YO gelding by Pleasantly Perfect – Coconut Popsicle ($17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent) O- Seacoast Racing; B- Craig Singer (KY); T- A.C. Avila

GAME ON DUDE, 7YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MAJESTIC HARBOR, 6YO horse by Rockport Harbor – Champagne Royale ($20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Sean McCarthy, agent) O- Gallant Stables; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Sean McCarthy

TOAST OF NEW YORK, 3YO colt by Thewayyouare – Claire Soleil ($35,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- T. Hyde) O- Michael Buckley; B- Ashleigh Stud, Frank & Jackie Ramos (KY); T- Jamie Osborne

 

DEL MAR MILE (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

TOM’S TRIBUTE, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Halloween Fun ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stony Point; Buyer- Purpoodock Bloodstock) O- Braly Family Trust; B- Laura McKinney & Ouisha McKinney (KY); T- James Cassidy

ALPHA BULLET, 4YO colt by Kitalpha – Sheba Gold (IRE) ($6,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Bob Grayson) O/T- Bobby Grayson; B- Charles Fipke (ON)

LIL BIT O’FUN, 6YO gelding by Langfuhr – Dash of Humor ($22,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Belmonte or Cohen or Gorman et al; B- Jim Conway (KY); T- P. D’Amato

 

PAT O’BRIEN S. (G2), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

DIAMOND BACHELOR, 3YO colt by War Front – Seasoned ($100,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- J M Greathouse, agent) O- Diamond 100 Racing Club, Mrs. Magnier or Trussel; T- Patrick Biancone

FED BIZ, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Spunoutacontrol ($950,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kaleem Shah) O- Kaleem Shah & Fed Biz LLC; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SYNDICATED, 4YO gelding by Midnight Lute – Letithappencaptain ($22,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cunningham Stables) O- Cunningham Stables; B- David Hanley (KY); T- M. Pender

 

LONGACRES MILE (G3), Emerald Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

DISRUPTION, 4YO gelding by Street Boss – Disrupt ($90,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Parrish Farm, agent) O- Nelson Family Racing; B- Bridlewood Farm (FL); T- M. Snowden

TITLE CONTENDER, 4YO gelding by Pulpit – Winter Garden ($310,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Peter Redekop; B- Town & Country Farm (KY); T- A. Bolton

MR. BOWLING, 5YO horse by Istan – Goldilock’s Bear ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Mark DeDomenico & North American Thoroughbred Racing (KY); B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- M. Puhich

SHOOTING JACKET, 4YO gelding by Hard Spun – Nortena ($145,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Swift Thoroughbreds; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- D.K. Condilenios

 

CLIFF HANGER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

WINNING CAUSE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Raffishing Look ($115,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent; $170,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- de Meric Sales, agent) O- Alto Racing; B- Galleria Bloodstock (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

GUYS REWARD, 7YO horse by Grand Reward – Beach View ($14,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; $27,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Carmichael Sales, agent) O- Michael J. Bruder; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

MICHAEL WITH US, 4YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Unbridled Melody ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- HH, agent) O- Kenwood Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- S. DiMauro

 

SEAWAY S. (G3), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

NORTHERN PASSION, 5YO mare by First Samurai – A Touch of Glory ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- W.R. Enterprises) O- John C. Oxley; B- Mel P. Lawson (ON); T- Mark Casse

MEKONG DELTA, 5YO mare by Stormy Atlantic – South Sea Blues ($70,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- Theodore Burnett; B- Josham Farms (ON); T- M. Mattine

STAR PEARL, 4YO filly by Tapit – Lexi Star ($150,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- David Redvers Bloodstock) O- Pearl Bloodstock; B- Stephen Quick (PA); T- H. Graham Motion

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