Keeneland Sales Graduates Sweep Five Grade 1 Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 26, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates recorded spectacular wins in five Grade 1 stakes this weekend. September Yearling Sale alumni captured four Grade 1 stakes – Will Take Charge(Travers Stakes), Game On Dude (TVG Pacific Classic), Sweet Lulu (Test Stakes) and Capo Bastone (Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes). The Keeneland September Yearling Sale has produced 26 Grade/Group 1 stakes winners to date this year.

Two-time champion Royal Delta, a graduate of the November Breeding Stock Sale, stamped herself as the queen of her division with a romp in the Personal Ensign Handicap (G1).




WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Indy ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) Won Travers S. (G1) on 8/24 at Saratoga (career 12-4-2-0, $1,265,371) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

GAME ON DUDE, 6YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) Won TVG Pacific Classic (G1) on 8/25 at Del Mar (career 27-15-5-1, $5,602,158) O- Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Personal Ensign H. (G1) on 8/25 at Saratoga:

1- ROYAL DELTA, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for complete dispersal of Palides Investments N.V. Inc.; Buyer- Besilu Stables) (career 20-12-4-1, $4,611,126) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott

2- Authenticity, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent for Dixiana Stables; Buyer- Padua Stables) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


SWEET LULU, 3YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Successful Outlook ($270,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) Won Test S. (G1) on 8/24 at Saratoga (career 4-4-0-0, $411,600) O- Steve Beneto; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

CAPO BASTONE, 3YO colt by Street Boss – Fight to Love ($45,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent) Won Foxwoods King’s Bishop S. (G1) on 8/24 at Saratoga (career 9-3-1-2, $659,608) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton, Tom Bozarth & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FED BIZ, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Spunoutacontrol ($950,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kaleem Shah) Won Pat O’Brien S. (G2) on 8/25 at Del Mar (career 14-5-1-3, $540,496) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SUMMER FRONT, 4YO colt by War Front – Rose of Summer ($475,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) Won Cliff Hanger S. (G3) on 8/25 at Monmouth (career 13-7-1-3, $531,140) O- Waterford Stable; B- Graceville Breeding (KY); T- Christophe Clement

SIRIUS PROSPECT, 5YO gelding by Gone West – Stella Blue (FR) ($55,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) Won Betfred City of York S. (L) on 8/24 at York (career 29-8-2-6, £194,621) O- Miss N. Yarrow; B- Brookdale & Dr. Ted Folkerth; T- Dean Ivory

TROPICS, 5YO gelding by Speightstown – Taj Aire ($280,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Long’s Peak Equine; $700,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Stobart Members Club Hopeful S. (L) on 8/24 at Newmarket (career 11-5-3-1, £84,937) O/T- Dean Ivory; B- D. Konecny, S. Branch & A. Branch

CONQUEST TITAN, 2YO colt by Birdstone – Miner’s Secret ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Paul Sharp, agent) Won $119,552 Swynford S. on 8/24 at Woodbine (career 2-1-0-0, $73,695) O- Conquest Stables; B- Michael Edward Connelly (KY); T- Mark Casse

SAYAAD, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Time for a Crown ($450,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paragon Farms, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Co Ltd) Won $100,000 Dance of Life S. on 8/21 at Saratoga (career 9-3-2-0, $173,437) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Vision Sales 2009 (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

TOPIC, 3YO filly by Discreet Cat – Quiet Maggy ($35,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) Won $95,700 CTT & TOC H. on 8/23 at Del Mar (career 8-2-1-2, $145,410) O- Alice Bamford & Anthony Speelman; B- Cloros Bloodstock (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

DADDY NOSE BEST, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss ($34,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $35,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Bob & Cathy Zollars) Won $75,450 Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial H. on 8/24 at Remington Park (career 20-6-3-2, $758,989) O- Bob & Cathy Zollars; B- Patricia Ann Elia Trust (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BON ACCORD, 2YO colt by Showing Up – Best Regards ($9,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Antonio Sano) Won $57,800 Calder Turf Dash S. on 8/24 at Calder (career 3-2-0-0, $49,620) O- Gelfenstein Farm; B- Mark Secrest (KY); T- Antonio Sano

COUGARVILLE, 2YO filly by Congrats – Gold Invitation ($50,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; $13,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Christy Whitman) Won $50,716 Bird of Pay S. on 8/24 at Northlands Park (career 2-2-0-0, $39,024) O- Copper Water Thoroughbred Company; B- Hunter Valley Farm & John Wade (KY); T- Craig MacPherson



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