Keeneland Sales Graduates Shine in Weekend Graded Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (May 6, 2013) – Keeneland sales alumni turned in exciting graded stakes performances over Kentucky Derby weekend: Take Charge Indy romped by six lengths in the Alysheba Stakes (G2); Authenticity prevailed by a head following a thrilling stretch duel in the La Troienne Stakes (G2); Noble Tune got his fourth win in five starts in the American Turf Stakes (G2); Stephanie’s Kitten rallied from last to win the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2); and Liaison was impressive in winning the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (G2).




TAKE CHARGE INDY, 4YO colt by A.P. Indy – Take Charge Lady ($80,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won Alysheba S. (G2) on 5/3 at Churchill Downs (career 12-3-4-2, $1,094,133) O- WinStar Farm & Chuck and Maribeth Sandford; B- Eaton Sales (KY); T- Patrick Byrne

AUTHENTICITY, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent for Dixiana Stables; Buyer- Padua Stables) Won La Troienne S. (G2) on 5/3 at Churchill Downs (career 7-3-2-1, $313,362) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

STEPHANIE’S KITTEN, 4YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Unfold the Rose ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) Won Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by Longines (G2) on 5/4 at Churchill Downs (career 11-6-0-3, $1,280,404) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); B- Wayne Catalano

NOBLE TUNE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Serena’s Cat ($300,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) Won American Turf S. (G2) on 5/3 at Churchill Downs (career 5-4-1-0, $473,422) O- Martin Schwartz & Dell Ridge Farm; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

LIAISON, 4YO colt by Indian Charlie – Galloping Gal ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Arnold Zetcher) Won Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2) on 5/4 at Betfair Hollywood (career 14-5-1-3, $721,794) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- William A. Carl Estate (KY); T- Bob Baffer

HESSONITE, 5YO mare by Freud – Lakab ($27,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- William Punk Jr.) Won Beaugay S. (G3) on 5/4 at Belmont (career 19-10-3-1, $803,310) O- William Punk Jr. & Philip DiLeo; B- Berkshire Stud & Waterville Lake Stables (NY); T- David Donk

JULIE’S LOVE (GB), 5YO mare by Ad Valorem – Skimmia (GB) ($220,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won $90,000 Owsley S. on 5/1 at Belmont (career 21-5-7-4, $333,287) O- Bobby Flay, Irving Cowan & Barry Weisbord; B- T.C. Pocock (GB); T- H. Graham Motion

CANDY BITES, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Hope for Love ($75,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Babst/Palacios Memorial H. on 5/4 at Beulah (career 11-3-0-2, $80,553) O- Six Wide Racing; B- Peter Sheppell (OH); T- Jeff Engler



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