Keeneland September Sale Alumni Score Major Weekend Wins

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 15, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept some of North America’s biggest races this weekend: Danza stamped himself as a Kentucky Derby (G1) contender with a victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1); Judy the Beauty won the Madison (G1) at Keeneland to give owner and trainer Wesley Ward his first North American Grade 1 win; champion Will Take Charge captured the Oaklawn Handicap (G2); and Ready to Act took the Beaumont S. (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select.




Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Arkansas Derby (G1) on 4/12 at Oaklawn:

1- DANZA, 3YO colt by Street Boss – Champagne Royale ($105,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) (career 4-2-0-2, $666,428) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Ride On Curlin, 3YO colt by Curlin – Magical Ride ($25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Daniel Dougherty) O- Daniel Dougherty; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust 2008 (KY); T- W. Gowan

JUDY THE BEAUTY, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) Won Madison S. (G1) on 4/12 at Keeneland (career 15-7-7-1, $1,005,781) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)

Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Oaklawn H. (G2) on 4/12 at Oaklawn:

1- 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) (career 18-7-5-0, $3,665,148) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

2- Revolutionary, 4YO colt by War Pass – Runup the Colors ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Valera Stable) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

READY TO ACT, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Always Auditioning ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- LRK Stables) Won Beaumont S. (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select on 4/13 at Keeneland (career 6-3-1-0, $236,651) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Fred Hertrich III (KY); T- Chad Brown

J WONDER, 3YO filly by Footstepsinthesand (GB) – Canterbury Lace ($300,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugo Merry Bloodstock) Won Dubai Duty Free S. (Fred Darling S.) (G3)on 4/12 at Newbury (career 4-3-0-0, £64,430) O- Andrew Rosen; B- Canterbury Lace Syndicate; T- B. Meehan

LEMON DROP DREAM, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Dreamlike ($335,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Fedamore Stable) Won Count Fleet Sprint (G3) on 4/10 at Oaklawn (career 10-4-0-4, $288,130) O- Mike McCarty; B- Brookdale Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DAN THE TIN MAN, 4YO gelding by Songandaprayer – Mrs. M ($22,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International, agent; Buyer- Kelynack Racing & Steve Duffield) Won $119,544 Jacques Cartier S. on 4/13 at Woodbine (career 14-4-1-3, $317,805) O- Debmar Stables; B- Moreau Bloodstock International (FL); T- Ricky Griffith

STREET STORY, 3YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Perfect Story ($155,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks Farm) Won $100,000 Instant Racing S. on 4/12 at Oaklawn (career 7-3-1-0, $161,210) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

ISN’T HE CLEVER, 5YO gelding by Smarty Jones – Sharp Minister ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule; Buyer- Kirk & Judy Robison) Won $75,080 Sunland Park H. on 4/13 at Sunland (career 19-9-2-2, $616,743) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- Monticule (KY); T- Henry Dominguez

JOINT RETURN, 3YO filly by Include – Brunswick Star ($60,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International, agent; Buyer- Main Line Racing) Won $65,000 Calder Oaks on 4/12 at Calder (career 6-4-0-1, $168,154) O- Main Line Racing Stable; B- Virginia Moore & Include Syndicate (KY); T- John Servis



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