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Keeneland September Sale Alumni Sweep Cardinal on Saturday

November 20, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 20, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni captured the top three spots in Saturday’s off-the-turf Cardinal at Churchill Downs. The versatile Tricky Escape held off Fair Point by a nose to get the win, with pacesetter Coco Channel holding on for third. The same day at Del Mar, Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale graduate Dream Tree won the Desi Arnaz to remain undefeated in two career races.


Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Cardinal H. on 11/18 at Churchill Downs: 

1- TRICKY ESCAPE, 4YO filly by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) (career 14-4-5-3, $308,480) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby

2- Fair Point, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – Fair Rose ($310,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) O- Stuart Janney III; B- WinStar Farm, M R Capital & Sam-Son Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

3- Coco Channel, 3YO filly by English Channel – A. P. Petal ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Charlie LoPresti

DREAM TREE, 2YO filly by Uncle Mo – Afleet Maggi ($80,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mike or Pat Freeny; Buyer- Michelle Redding, agent) Won $100,000 Desi Arnaz S. on 11/18 at Del Mar (career 2-2-0-0, $90,000) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B- Mike & Pat Freeny (KY); T- Bob Baffert

T REX EXPRESS, 4YO filly by Warrior’s Reward – Chocolate Mon ($20,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Runco) Won $50,850 My Sister Pearl S. on 11/18 at Charles Town (career 19-8-6-1, $216,095) O- David Raim; B- John Link (WV); T- Jeff Runco