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Keeneland Sales Graduates Sweep Top Spots in San Felipe, Honeybee

March 13, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (March 13, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates continued to show their class in prep races for the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Saturday. On the Road to the Derby, Mastery, a graduate of the 2015 September Yearling Sale, remained undefeated in winning the San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita by 6¾ lengths, though the Candy Ride (ARG) colt was injured in the race and will miss the Triple Crown. Keeneland sales alumni Iliad and Term of Art finished second and third, respectively, in the San Felipe. At Oaklawn in the Honeybee (G3), a prep for the Oaks, It Tiz Well won by a length over Benner Island following a stretch duel between the two fillies, both graduates of the September Sale.


Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the San Felipe S. (G2) on 3/11 at Santa Anita:

1- MASTERY, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Steady Course ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) (career 4-4-0-0, $511,200) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Iliad, 3YO ridgling by Ghostzapper – Little Swoon ($50,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent, Buyer- Unicorn Racing; $80,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Sungyeoun Lim (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

3- Term of Art, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Miles of Style ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

IT’S SOMEWHAT, 6YO gelding by Dynaformer – Sometime (IRE) ($150,000 RNA to Private Sale, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill, Patrick Madden & Greg McDonald) Won Hyland Race Colours Ajax S. (G2) on 3/11 at Rosehill (AUS) O- Godolphin; T- John O’Shea

Keeneland September Sale alumni ran 1-2 in the Honeybee S. (G3) on 3/11 at Oaklawn:

1- IT TIZ WELL, 3YO filly by Arch – It Tiz ($230,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town) (career 5-3-1-1, $226,840) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Allen & Susan Branch (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

2- Benner Island, 3YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Mercedes Stables (KY); T- Brad Cox

STANFORD, 5YO horse by Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor ($120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Dona Licha Stables) Won $100,000 Challenger S. on 3/11 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 15-6-5-0, $1,334,360) O- Stonestreet Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ILLUMINANT, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Sparkling Number ($32,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Graham) Won $77,790 Wishing Well S. on 3/10 at Santa Anita (career 12-5-2-1, $413,910) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Head of Plains Partners & SF Racing; B- Sycamore Hall Farm (PA); T- Michael McCarthy

SONIC BOOM, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Silent Circle ($135,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) Won $75,000 Columbia S. on 3/11 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 6-2-1-1, $154,200) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Athens Woods & More Than Ready Syndicate (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

PRETTY PERFECTION, 5YO mare by Majesticperfection – Suchaprettygirl ($155,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Stoneway Farm) Won $75,000 Captiva Island S. on 3/11 at Gulfstream (career 13-6-0-3, $230,020) O- Stoneway Farm; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Kelly Breen

STALLION HEIRESS, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Mendocino Beano ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- Stallionville Enterprises) Won $50,000 Allen Black Cat Lancombe Memorial Overnight S. on 3/11 at Fair Grounds (career 3-3-0-0, $85,990) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Michael Stidham

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