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Keeneland Sales Graduates Notch Stakes Wins in U.S. and Europe

June 19, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (June 19, 2017) – Graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale were stakes winners in the U.S. and Europe this weekend.

Ballagh Rocks and Classy Class were confident winners of the Poker (G3) at Belmont and Salvator Mile (G3) at Monmouth, respectively. Timeline remained undefeated in four career starts with his easy 3½-length victory in the Betfair.com Pegasus (G3), also at Monmouth. 

Stakes-winning graduates in France and England represented Keeneland’s September Sale. Taareef, winner of the 2016 Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2) and Prix Daphnis (G3), added a win in the Prix Bertrand du Breuil (G3) at Chantilly to his graded stakes resume. At York, Arabian Hope took the Best Western Hotels Ganton (L) by a head in her stakes bow.



BALLAGH ROCKS, 4YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Bells Are Ringing ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) Won Poker S. (G3) on 6/18 at Belmont (career 12-5-2-1, $376,910) O- Donegal Racing; B- Turner Breeders (KY); T- Bill Mott

CLASSY CLASS, 5YO horse by Discreetly Mine – Collegiate ($120,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) Won Salvator Mile (G3) on 6/17 at Monmouth (career 18-5-0-4, $426,100) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- E. Paul Robsham Stable (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

TIMELINE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Azorina ($500,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) Won Betfair.com Pegasus S. (G3) on 6/18 at Monmouth (career 4-4-0-0, $243,000) O- Woodford Racing; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown

TAAREEF, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Sacred Feather ($675,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Co Ltd) Won Prix Bertrand du Breuil (G3) on 6/18 at Chantilly (career 8-5-1-0, €263,000) O- Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Jean-Claude Rouget

ARABIAN HOPE, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Achieving ($550,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Best Western Hotels Ganton S. (L) on 6/17 at York (career 4-3-0-0, $53,604) O- Godolphin; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & George Prussin (KY); T- Saeed bin Suroor

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) Won $107,400 Trillium S. on 6/18 at Woodbine (career 18-6-2-2, $278,308) O- KMN Racing; B- Carlos Enrique Bruno (KY); T- Roger Attfield

SWEET TAPPER, 4YO filly by Tapit – Sweet Talker ($220,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Winchester Place Thoroughbreds) Won $100,000 Lady Canterbury S. on 6/18 at Canterbury (career 14-3-1-3, $163,226) O- Winchester Place Thoroughbreds; B- Courtlandt Farm (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

HAY DAKOTA, 4YO gelding by Haynesfield – Church by the Sea ($47,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Stewart Mettler) Won $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile on 6/18 at Canterbury (career 15-5-1-4, $216,580) O- Alice Mettler; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Joel Berndt

JOURNEY HOME, 3YO filly by War Front – Soul Search ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Sam-Son Farm) Won $50,250 Christiana S. on 6/14 at Delaware (career 6-3-0-0, $119,397) O- Sam-Son Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- H. Graham Motion