Keeneland September Sale Alumni Sweep Classic Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 28, 2013) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale won each of the weekend’s three classic preps. Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby and Clearly Now finished 1-2-3 in the Holy Bull (G3), each earning points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland sales alumni Kauai Katie and My Happy Face ran 1-2 in the Forward Gal (G2), while Fiftyshadesofhay took the Santa Ysabel (G3), both preps on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).





Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Forward Gal S. (G2) on 1/26 at Gulfstream:

1- KAUAI KATIE, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – More Than Pretty ($90,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm; Buyer- Grady Enterprises) (career 6-5-0-0, $588,000) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- My Happy Face, 3YO filly by Tiz Wonderful – Summer Star ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent for Spendthrift Farm; Buyer- Kim Valerio, agent) O- Michael Dubb; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- R. Rodriguez


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2-3 in the Holy Bull S. (G3) on 1/26 at Gulfstream:

1- ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) (career 9-5-1-1, $425,600) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- E. Plesa Jr.

2- Shanghai Bobby, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Steelin’ ($105,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

3- Clearly Now, 3YO colt by Horse Greeley – Bend ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) O- Up Hill Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- B. Lynch


FIFTYSHADSOFHAY, 3YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) Won Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on 1/26 at Santa Anita (career 6-2-1-1, $106,490) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SWIFT WARRIOR, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Afleet Summer ($80,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) Won John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3) on 1/26 at Sam Houston (career 19-5-2-7, $340,843) O- James Covello & James Dolan; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments (KY); T- John Terranova II


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Houston Ladies Classic S. on 1/26 at Sam Houston:

1- JOYFUL VICTORY, 5YO mare by Tapit – Wild Lucy Black ($60,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Sucher) (career 16-5-5-3, $910,679) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- W.D. Graham (ON); T- Larry Jones

2- Brushed by a Star, 5YO mare by Eddington – Brush Hour ($10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- David V. Forster) O- Unlimited Equine; B- Desmond Ryan and Barry & Ken Donworth (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally


ICON IKE, 4YO colt by Yes It’s True – Robbie’s Gal ($65,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent) Won $75,000 Champion Energy Services S. on 1/26 at Sam Houston (career 15-6-2-3, $250,544) O/B- Fletcher & Carolyn Gray (KY); T- Larry Jones

SMARTYS EMPERORESS, 5YO mare by Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) – I’ll Get Along ($50,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Thomas Clark Bloodstock, agent, $195,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won $75,000 Lightning City S. on 1/26 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 12-4-1-2, $130,997) O- Jerry Jamgotchain; B- Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds (KY); T- James Spicknall

DAISY DEVINE, 5YO mare by Kafwain – Devil’s Dispute ($5,500, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- James M. Miller) Won $72,750 Marie G. Krantz Memorial H. on 1/26 at Fair Grounds (career 17-10-2-1, $991,281) O- James M. Miller; B- J. Reiley McDonald (KY); T- Andrew McKeever

APPREHENDER, 4YO gelding by Posse – Missy’s Mirage ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- William Robson) Won $60,000 King Cotton S. on 1/26 at Oaklawn (career 11-5-3-1, $206,433) O- Dream Farm; B- Jayeff “B” Stables (KY); T- Chris Richard

MELODY LADY, 3YO filly by Unbridled’s Song – Lady Tak ($150,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock) Won $50,000 El Paso Times S. on 1/26 at Sunland (career 3-2-0-0, $54,900) O- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings Inc & Edward McGhee; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings Inc, Heiligbrodt Racing Stable; et al (KY); T- Steve Asmussen



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