Keeneland Sales Graduates Take Center Stage in Grade 1 Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 15, 2014) – Thirty-nine Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes on a spectacular weekend (Aug. 16-17) of racing across the country. Nineteen of those sales alumni are competing in the featured six Grade 1 events, including promising stakes winner Hardest Core in the Arlington Million (G1); two-time Grade 1 stakes winner and morning-line favorite Stephanie’s Kitten in the Beverly D. (G1) at Arlington; recent TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria in the Alabama (G1) at Saratoga; graded stakes winners Global View and Divine Oath in the Secretariat (G1) at Arlington; Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory in the Del Mar Oaks (G1); and multiple Grade 2 winners War Dancer and Twilight Eclipse in the Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) at Saratoga on Sunday.

On Sunday at Del Mar, Keeneland sales alumni Judy the Beauty and Fashion Plate, both Grade 1 winners this season, headline the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3).

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

ARLINGTON MILLION (G1), Arlington, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

HARDEST CORE, 4YO gelding by Hard Spun – Lillybuster ($70,000 RNA, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $210,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Adena Springs, agent, Buyer- Gregory Bentley) O- Andrew Bentley Stables; B- Mueller Farms (KY); T- Eddie Graham

 

BEVERLY D. S. (G1), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

STREET OF GOLD, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Harriett Lane ($70,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent; Buyer- Elm Racing) O- Anne T. Smith; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Eric Reed

STEPHANIE’S KITTEN, 5YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Unfold the Rose ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

ALABAMA S. (G1), Saratoga, 1¼ Miles, 3YO Fillies

MISS BESILU, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Quiet Dance ($2.6 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Estate of Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bill Mott

AMERICA, 3YO filly by A.P. Indy – Lacadena ($725,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Bobby Flay (KY); T- Bill Mott

JOINT RETURN, 3YO filly by Include – Brunswick Star ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International, agent; Buyer- Main Line Racing) O- Main Line Racing Stable; B- Virginia Moore & Include Syndicate (KY); T- John Servis

CATCH MY DRIFT, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Drift To The Lead ($95,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Hidden Brook Farm; B- Frew Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Chad Brown

STOPCHARGINGMARIA, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom ($47,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbred Sales) O- Repole Stables; B- Harvey Clark & Brookdale Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SECRETARIAT S. (G1), Arlington, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs

GLOBAL VIEW, 3YO colt by Galileo (IRE) – Egyptian Queen ($500,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Man O War Farm, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Reiko Baum & Michael Baum (KY); T- Tom Proctor

HIGHBALL, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Cayuga’s Waters ($250,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hurstland Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Brant Laue (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

GENERAL JACK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – J’ray ($190,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; $200,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- F. Thomas Conway) O- F. Thomas Conway & Mike Maker;  B- Lawrence Goichman (KY); T- Mike Maker

DIVINE OATH, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Rejoicing ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Let’s Go Stable; B- Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

DEL MAR OAKS (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

DIVERSY HARBOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Motokiks ($95,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Barbara Hunter (KY); T- Tom Proctor

FAMOUS ALICE, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Quiet Alice ($27,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ramsey Farm, agent) O- George Krikorian; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Tom Proctor

STELLARIS, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Stellas New Groove ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent) O- Tom VanMeter II & Michael Stidham; B- T.F. VanMeter II (KY); T- Michael Stidham

MY CONQUESTADORY, 3YO filly by Artie Schiller – Golden Artemis ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett, agent; Buyer- Biltmore Mansion Racing) O- Conquest Stables; B- Paul Tackett (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

LAKE PLACID (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

DUFF ONE, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Acadiana ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Sandridge Stables; $100,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Gary Contessa, agent) O- Lee Pokoik; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Gary Contessa

MY MISS SOPHIA, 3YO filly by Unbridled’s Song – Wildwood Flower ($260,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Mathis Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

V V GOODNIGHT, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Victorious Vice ($50,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Lucky Seven Stable) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Dr. & Mrs. A.C. Asbury, Chet Blackey & Trackside Farm (KY); T- Tom Proctor

CROWN QUEEN, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Delta Princess ($1.6 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

SKY CLASSIC S. (G2), Woodbine, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

RIVER SEVEN, 4YO gelding by Johannesburg – Sans Souci Island ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugo Merry Bloodstock) O- Tucci Stables; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- Nicholas Gonzalez

MONEY TALKER, 5YO gelding by Silent Name (JPN) – It Is Private ($10,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Stronach Stables; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Sid Attard

FIVE IRON, 4YO colt by Sharp Humor – Tee Off ($17,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Fred Allor) O/B- Fred Allor (KY); T- Brian Lynch

 

CANADIAN DERBY (G3), Northlands Park, 1 3/8 Miles, 3YOs

CONSECRATE, 3YO filly by Pulpit – Curious Cunundrum ($250,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) O- Derby Quest Farms & Shot in the Dark Racing Corp; B- J. Philip Mote (KY); T- G. Tracy

GO MAX, 3YO colt by War Pass – Gold Futures ($22,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $7,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Doug Blair) O- Doug Blair; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Joan Petrowski

PRIVATE MONEY GAME, 3YO gelding by Congrats – Private Prom Party ($7,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Stable HMA) O- Sabre Farms; B- Rapputi Stable (FL); T- Linda Kropius

 

JERSEY SHORE S. (G3), Monmouth, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs

DEBT CEILING, 3YO colt by Discreet Cat – Top Marks ($8,500, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Arbor Tree Lane; $27,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, Buyer- Tim O’Donohue) O- Tim O’Donohue Racing; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- John Robb

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

SWORD DANCER INVITATIONAL (G1), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

O’PRADO OLE, 4YO colt by English Channel – Mexican Moonlight ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Bluegrass Hall (KY); T- Dale Romans

WAR DANCER, 4YO colt by War Front – Deed I Do ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- B & B Stables) O- Diamond M. Stable; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

TWILIGHT ECLIPSE, 5YO gelding by Purim – My Twilight Dancer ($1,000, 2010 Jan Horse of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- John Langemeier) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; T- Tom Albertrani

 

RANCHO BERNARDO H. (G3), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

JUDY THE BEAUTY, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)

FASHION PLATE, 3YO filly by Old Fashioned – Miss Puzzle (AUS) ($75,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- 4th Street Racing; $35,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Arnold Zetcher & Tabor; T- Simon Callaghan

AMARANTH, 3YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Shedoesrock ($85,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Albert Davis) O- Highland Yard; B- H. Allen Poindexter & Machmer Hall (KY); T- O.J. Jauregui

 

PHILIP H. ISELIN S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

INTEGRITY, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Generosity ($320,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stable) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Peter Blum (KY); T- Chad Brown

VALID, 4YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Marcus J. Vitali

BERN IDENTITY, 4YO colt by Bernstein – Maddalena ($43,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Dundrum Farm; $75,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- George & Lori Hall) O- George & Lori Hall; B- Galleria Bloodstock, Crosshaven Bloodstock, Petaluma Bloodstock et al (KY); T- Kelly Breen

BALANCE OF POWER, 4YO gelding by Silver Train – Woodman’s Dancer ($22,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pauls Mill, agent) O- Drawing Away Stable & D. Jacobson; B- B.P. Walden Jr. & P. Madden (KY); T- David Jacobson

VEGAS NO SHOW, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – The Hess Express ($105,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- George & Lori Hall) O- George & Lori Hall; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kelly Breen

ELNAAWI, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Pilfer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

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