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Keeneland Sales Graduates Stand Out in Holiday Stakes

November 27, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 27, 2017) – During the Thanksgiving holiday, Keeneland sales graduates accounted for stakes at nine race tracks across the U.S., ranging from Aqueduct to Zia Park. Four of those wins came in graded stakes at Del Mar: Mo Town (Hollywood Derby-G1), Daddy Is a Legend (Jimmy Durante-G3), Analyze It (Cecil B. DeMille-G3) and Prime Attraction (Native Diver-G3). Road to Victory and Monomoy Girl, both graduates of the 2016 September Yearling Sale, were separated by just a neck in the Golden Rod (G2) at Churchill Downs to each accumulate points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Keeneland sales graduates won five of the six Thoroughbred stakes held on “Land of Enchantment Day,” Nov. 22 at Zia Park. 


Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Hollywood Derby (G1) on 11/25 at Del Mar: 

1- MO TOWN, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Grazie Mille ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Team D) (career 9-4-1-1, $509,600) O- Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Team D; B- John Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

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

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Golden Rod S. (G2) on 11/25 at Churchill Downs: 

1- ROAD TO VICTORY, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Favoritism ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) (career 2-2-0-0, $144,670) O- Gary Barber & John C. Oxley; B- George Bolton & David DiPietro (KY); T- Mark Casse

2- Monomoy Girl, 2YO filly by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock) O- Michael Dubb & Monomoy Stables; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox

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) Won Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) on 11/25 at Hawthorne (career 24-7-6-3, $671,210) O-DARRS Inc.; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc. (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

DADDY IS A LEGEND, 2YO filly by Scat Daddy – Randie’s Legend ($140,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) Won Jimmy Durante S. (G3) on 11/25 at Del Mar (career 4-2-1-0, $107,910) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Cecil B. DeMille S. (G3) on 11/26 at Del Mar:

1- ANALYZE IT, 2YO colt by Point of Entry – Sweet Assay ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) (career 2-2-0-0, $105,000) O- William H. Lawrence; B- P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T- Chad Brown

2- Pubilius Syrus, 2YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) O- Holly & David Wilson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Native Diver S. (G3) on 11/25 at Del Mar: 

1- PRIME ATTRACTION, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Strawberry Sense ($335,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) (career 12-4-2-0, $235,545) O- D P Racing; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- James Cassidy

2- Irish Freedom, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Island Striker ($285,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Philip & Brenda Robertson (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SANDY’S SURPRISE, 3YO filly by Drosselmeyer – Sandi’s Ready ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Hal Fullerton) Won $300,000 Zia Park Oaks on 11/22 at Zia Park (career 11-3-3-1, $283,915) O- STD Racing Stable, John Fuller & Neil Haymes; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

CEDARTOWN, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Talkin and Singing ($50,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- William B. Harrigan) Won $200,000 Zia Park Derby on 11/22 at Zia Park (career 6-3-3-0, $204,200) O- Godolphin Racing; B- Halo Farms (KY); T- Michael Stidham

CHIEF LION, 7YO gelding by Wildcat Heir – Pretty Indian ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- SEKEI Co.) Won $200,000 Fabulous Strike S. on 11/22 at Penn National (career 43-11-6-7, $717,941) O/T- David Jacobson; B- Harold Plumley (FL)

SMALL BEAR, 3YO gelding by Macho Uno – Stella Prima ($45,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer-Randy Bradshaw) Won $150,000 Gio Ponti S. on 11/24 at Aqueduct (career 12-4-3-2, $286,432) O- August Dawn Farm; B- Martin Lake & Serendipity Farm (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

IRON FIST, 5YO horse by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($1.55 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables) Won $150,000 Zia Park Championship H. on 11/22 at Zia Park (career 24-9-5-4, $1,104,199) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

NIGHT STRIKE, 2YO colt by Liaison – Concert Strike ($27,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- W. D. North Thoroughbreds & Morris Bloodstock Services, agent) Won $75,000 Don C. McNeill S. on 11/25 at Remington Park (career 6-1-1-1, $62,162) O- Erich Brehm; B- Cowboy Stables (OK); T- W. Bret Calhoun

K P WILDCAT, 4YO filly by Include – Londolozi ($22,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Zia Park Distaff S. on 11/22 at Zia Park (career 14-9-2-2, $373,636) O- Karl Pergola; B- Cloyce Clark (KY); T- Weston Martin

MT VEEDER, 4YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Glenbriar Girl ($200,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Farm, agent, Buyer- Stonestreet Stables & George Bolton; $17,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Bill Tomasic) Won $75,000 Zia Park Sprint S. on 11/22 at Zia Park (career 14-6-1-4, $181,882) O- Bill Tomasic & Go-To-Toga Racing; B- Hans Poetsch (KY); T- Justin Evans

YOCKEY’S WARRIOR, 5YO horse by Warrior’s Reward – Silla ($140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Stewart Madison) Won $72,000 Thanksgiving H. on 11/23 at Fair Grounds (career 14-7-1-2, $315,270) O- S. Madison, S. Landry, M. Bernard, J. Broussard & A. Stall Jr.; B- Glen Oak Farm & Gerry Brodsky (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.      

STEPH BEING STEPH, 2YO filly by Majestic Warrior – More Than Proud ($72,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Dennis Farkas) Won $51,925 Golden Gate Debutante S. on 11/24 at Golden Gate (career 4-2-1-0, $72,145) O- Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Cahee, Georgetti, Harris, Lyons et al; B- D. J. Stable (KY); T- Brian Koriner