LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 27, 2017) – Keeneland sales alumni Girvin, Untrapped and Local Hero finished 1-2-3 in the Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds on Saturday. With the upset victory, Girvin earned 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and vaulted to the top of the leaderboard standings. On Sunday, Conquest Mo Money, purchased by owner Judge Lanier Racing from the Conquest Stables dispersal at Keeneland’s 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale, remained undefeated in winning the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Risen Star S. (G2) on 2/25 at Fair Grounds:
1- GIRVIN, 3YO colt by Tale of Ekati – Catch the Moon ($140,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) (career 3-2-1-0, $274,400) O- Brad Grady; B- Bob Austin & John Witte (KY); T- Joe Sharp
2- Untrapped, 3YO colt by Trappe Shot – Exit Three ($97,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Springhouse Farm; $150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- B.L.B. Inc.) O- Michael Langford; B- Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
3- Local Hero, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Liam’s Dream ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- East Beach Stable) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
HONORABLE DUTY, 5YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Mesmeric ($130,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- David A. Ross) Won Mineshaft H. (G3) on 2/25 at Fair Grounds (career 11-5-2-1, $261,276) O- DARRS, Inc; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh
CONQUEST MO MONEY, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Stirring ($8,500, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Judge Lanier Racing) Won $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby on 2/26 at Sunland (career 3-3-0-0, $132,900) O- Judge Lanier Racing; B- Twin Creeks Farm (NY); T- Miguel Hernandez
IRON FIST, 5YO horse by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($1.55 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Regis Farms & Stonestreet Stables) Won $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup on 2/25 at Sam Houston (career 16-5-4-2, $539,799) O- Stonestreet Stables & Regis Racing; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
DEREK’S SMILE, 3YO colt by Brother Derek – A Wink and a Smile ($20,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won $75,000 Texas Glitter S. on 2/25 at Gulfstream (career 4-3-0-0, $99,770) O- George E. Hall; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Kelly Breen
TACO, 3YO colt by Gio Ponti – That’s Life (MEX) ($52,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Texas Heritage S. on 2/25 at Sam Houston (career 4-4-0-0, $82,800) O- Kathlee Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti & Daniel Alonso; B- Rose Hill Farm (KY); T- Efren Loza Jr.
PARTLY MOCHA, 8YO gelding by Half Ours – Chocolate Mon ($30,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- H.H., agent) Won $50,000 Bucharest Turf Sprint on 2/25 at Sam Houston (career 36-9-8-7, $445,392) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- John Michael Link (WV); T- Michael Maker
STORMQUILITY, 6YO mare by After Market – Southern Protocol ($5,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kerry Kemper) Won $50,000 Jersey Lilly Turf S. on 2/25 at Sam Houston (career 26-7-4-4, $203,406) O- Stacy & Steve Uhland and Barry Koch; B- G. Watts Humphrey (KY); T- Tim Williams
HOGY, 8YO gelding by Offlee Wild – Floy ($17,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Care Brook Farm, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock, agent) Won $50,000 Colonel Power Overnight S. on 2/25 at Fair Grounds (career 41-16-10-5, $848,727) O- William Stiritz; B- John E. Little (KY); T- Scott Becker