Keeneland Sales Graduates Seek North American Graded Stakes Success this Weekend

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LEXINGTON, KY (June 30, 2017) – Thirty-seven Keeneland sales graduates will compete in graded stakes at major race tracks across the U.S. and in Canada this weekend, with additional sales alumni entered in the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Sunday at Woodbine.  

In the U.S., the July 4 racing fireworks kick off tonight in the Bashford Manor (G3) at Churchill Downs where Keeneland sales graduates comprise half the field of six 2-year-olds, headlined by the exciting maiden winner Copper Bullet. On Saturday, Grade 1 winner and top turf contender Beach Patrol and multiple graded stakes-placed Closing Bell highlight entries for the United Nations (G1) at Monmouth. At Belmont, undefeated stakes winner My Miss Tapit and multiple graded stakes-placed Vexatious go postward in the Mother Goose (G2). Four graded stakes-winning Keeneland sales alumni – Birdatthewire, Lightstream, Dearest and Distinta – lead a talented field for the Princess Rooney (G2) at Gulfstream.

Keeneland sales alumni figure prominently in stakes on Queen’s Plate Day at Woodbine on Sunday. Channel Maker, second in the Marine (G3) at Woodbine in his last start, is among the favorites for the 158th running of the Queen’s Plate, which also features Plate Trial winner Guy Caballero. On the same card, Canadian Grade 2 winner Rainha Da Bateria and Grade 3 winner Uchenna (IRE) are entered in the Dance Smartly (G2), and 2016 champion Canadian sprinter Noholdingback Bear and Grade 1 winner Hootenanny (also cross-entered in the King Edward-G2) compete in the Highlander (G2). 

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

BASHFORD MANOR S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

HARDWORKCLEANLIVIN, 2YO colt by Colonel John – Bible Belt ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kingswood Farm, agent; Buyer- Danny Pish, agent) O- Joey Keith Davis; B- William B. Thompson Jr. (KY); T- Danny Pish

COPPER BULLET, 2YO colt by More Than Ready – Allegory ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TEN CITY, 2YO colt by Run Away and Hide – Maiden America ($9,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Tommie Lewis; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 1

UNITED NATIONS S. (G1), Monmouth, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

BEACH PATROL, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Bashful Bertie ($250,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners & Head of Plains Partners; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Chad Brown

CLOSING BELL, 5YO horse by Tapit – Rehear ($400,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Bill Mott

LIAM THE CHARMER, 4YO colt by Smart Strike – Charm the Giant (IRE) ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Mike Ryan, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

MOTHER GOOSE S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MY MISS TAPIT, 3YO filly by Tapit – Sindy With an S ($550,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Mathis Stable; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SPANISH HARLEM, 3YO filly by More Than  Ready – Spanish Silks ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Coco Equine; $370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Midwest Thoroughbreds) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Danny Gargan

VEXATIOUS, 3YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Dream of Summer ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Calumet Farm; B- James Weigel & Giant’s Causeway Syndicate (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

MOANA, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Dixietwostepper ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm) O- Bridlewood Farm & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Crumbaugh Lane (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

PRINCESS ROONEY S. (G2), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

BIRDATTHEWIRE, 5YO mare by Summer Bird – My Limit ($22,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Pauls Mill, agent) O- Forum Racing; B- Lynn Jones & Kathy Jones (KY); T- Tom Proctor

DEAREST, 4YO filly by Midshipman – Keowee Clai ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Mellon Patch) O- Gelfenstein Farm; B- Daniel Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY); T- Gilberto Zerpa

DISTINTA, 5YO mare by Summer Bird – Miss Kitty ($7,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Polo Green Stable) O- VEB Racing Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

LIGHTSTREAM, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – North Beach ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ann Marie Farm; Buyer- Uphill Stable) O- Up Hill Stable & Head of Plains Partners; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch

KINSLEY KISSES, 4YO filly by Congrats – Winter Forest ($200,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SAN CARLOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

COASTLINE, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Culinary ($190,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Agave Racing Stable or JAAM Racing; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

COOL COWBOY, 6YO horse by Kodiak Kowboy – Grand Breeze ($110,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm; Buyer- Journeyman Bloodstock, agent) O- Zaur Sekrekov; B- Columbiana Farm (KY); T- Doug Watson

 

SMILE SPRINT H. (G3), Gulfstream, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

CORONADO AGAIN, 3YO ridgling by Gemologist – Jocaster ($75,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Bare Stables; $42,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- Vicente Stella Stables & The 3 Maria’s Racing Stable; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Antonio Sano

 

CARRY BACK S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

HUNKA BURNING LOVE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Touch of Fire ($75,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Morris Floyd & Chuck Givens (KY); T- Michael Maker

GREGORY SUN, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Profit Girl ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Grupo 7C Racing Stables) O- Grupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Keith Lazarz (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

MR ATILA, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Haysee ($110,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Alejandro Leon) O- Pichi Investments; B- AJ Suited (KY); T- Francisco D’Angelo 

CLASSIC ROCK, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – A Bit of Pressure ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Nursery Place, Donaldson & Broadbent (KY); T- Katherine Ritvo

BENEFACTOR, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Villa d’Este ($155,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Waterside Bloodstock) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing Group; B- Bill Mathis (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

WILSHIRE S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

PLACE DES VOSGES, 5YO mare by Pleasantly Perfect – Subeen (GB) ($150,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Mayberry Farm; $75,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Abbondanza Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

SHEEZA MILKY WAY, 4YO filly by Sidney’s Candy – Mother’s Milk ($50,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Caldara Farm; $32,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- M R K) O- Alesia, Christensen & Ciaglia Racing; B- Jayne Johnson, Tom & Jeanne Flounders (KY); T- Peter Eurton

 

DOMINION DAY S. (G3), Woodbine, 1¼ 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

GIGANTIC BREEZE, 4YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Dixie and a Breeze ($60,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Hopefield Farm; B- Stan Dodson (ON); T- Alexander McPherson

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 2

HIGHLANDER S. (G2), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

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

NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR, 4YO colt by Put It Back – Pleasant Quality ($25,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bear Stables) O- Bear Stables; B- Jerry Jamgotchian (KY); T- Michael De Paulo

DON CAMILLO, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Potra Clasica (ARG) ($70,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Bruno Schickedanz; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Norman McKnight

HOOTENANNY, 5YO horse by Quality Road – More Hennessy ($120,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Winding Oaks Farm; $75,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Barronstown (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

DANCE SMARTLY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

INVOLUNTARY, 4YO filly by City Zip – Invariable ($80,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Adena Springs Farm) O- Stronach Stables; B- Dr. Catherine Wills (KY); T- Josie Carroll

RAINHA DA BATERIA, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Amelia ($435,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Borges Torrealba Holdings, agent) O- Lael Stables; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown

UCHENNA (IRE), 6YO mare by Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Uriah (GER) ($315,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse) O- Gary Barber; B- Knockaney Stud (IRE); T- Mark Casse

 

KING EDWARD S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

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) O- Tom Van Meter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield

SHAKHIMAT, 4YO gelding by Lonhro (AUS) – Reggae Rose ($80,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Dan Gale & Richard Hogan; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Roger Attfield            

HOOTENANNY, 5YO horse by Quality Road – More Hennessy ($120,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Winding Oaks Farm; $75,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Barronstown (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

$1 MILLION QUEEN’S PLATE S., 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

CHANNEL MAKER, 3YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

GUY CABALLERO, 3YO gelding by Quality Road – Dixie Chicken ($85,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent) O/B- Sean & Dorothy Fitzhenry (ON); T- Catherine Day-Phillips

VAUGHAN, 3YO colt by City Zip – Destroy ($80,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Conquest Stables; $17,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- RCC Racing Stable) O- RCC Racing Stable; B- Estate of Mel P. Lawson (ON); T- John Mattine   

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