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Keeneland September Sale Alumni Triumph at Royal Ascot, Dominate U.S. Graded Stakes

June 26, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (June 26, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates outpaced rivals on both sides of the Atlantic this week. At Royal Ascot, Keeneland-based European champion Lady Aurelia handily beat the boys in the King’s Stand (G1), while Con Te Partiro proved best in the Sandringham (L).

Keeneland sales graduates swept the top spots in three U.S. graded stakes on Saturday, led by September Sale alumni Irap in the Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown, Collected in the Precisionist (G3) at Santa Anita, and Finley’sluckycharm in the Chicago (G3) at Churchill Downs.


September Yearling Sale Microsite

Keeneland features profiles of its Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning September Yearling Sale graduates at September.keeneland.com. Profiles offer sales ring footage, stakes photos and replays and quotes from winning connections. Links to profiles of weekend winners are embedded in the names below.  



LADY AURELIA, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – D’Wildcat Speed ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- George Bolton & Peter Leidel) Won King’s Stand S. (G1) on 6/20 at Royal Ascot (career 6-5-0-1, $718,617) O- Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton & Peter Leidel; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Wesley Ward


Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Ohio Derby (G3) on 6/24 at Thistledown:

1- IRAP, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Silken Cat ($100,000 RNA to Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) (career 10-2-3-1, $1,072,600) O- Reddam Racing; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

2- Girvin, 3YO colt by Tale of Ekati – Catch the Moon ($140,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Brad Grady; B- Bob Austin & John Witte (KY); T- Joe Sharp

3- 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


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Precisionist S. (G3) on 6/24 at Santa Anita:

1- COLLECTED, 4YO colt by City Zip – Helena Bay (GB) ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) (career 10-7-1-0, $660,500) O- Speedway Stable; B- Runnymede Farm & Peter Callahan (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Cat Burglar, 7YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

3- Accelerate, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Chicago H. (G3) on 6/24 at Churchill Downs:

1- FINLEY’SLUCKYCHARM, 4YO filly by Twirling Candy – Day of Victory ($77,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore) (career 10-8-1-0, $403,368) O- Carl R. Moore; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

2- Ivy Bell, 4YO filly by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) O- Brook T. Smith Investments; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- William Denzik Jr.


CON TE PARTIRO, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Temple Street ($130,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) Won Sandringham H. (L) on 6/21 at Royal Ascot (career 7-3-1-0, $183,195) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Wesley Ward

DREAM IT IS, 2YO filly by Shackleford – Reve Enchante ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Webb Carroll Training Center) Won $101,400 My Dear S. on 6/24 at Woodbine (career 2-2-0-0, $72,447) O- Hoolie Racing Stable; B- Chiyoda Farm (KY); T- Barbara Minshall

SUPER MARINA, 3YO filly by Warrior’s Reward – Lil’s Lassie ($17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) Won $95,000 Wild Applause S. on 6/24 at Belmont (career 12-4-1-2, $131,902) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Frederick & Wilhelmina McEwan (KY); T- George Weaver

STREET SURRENDER, 4YO filly by Street Boss – Sweet Sierra ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sally Thomas; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) Won $79,450 Southern Truce S. on 6/25 at Santa Anita (career 15-6-3-1, $198,425) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Sally Thomas & New Dawn Stable (KY); T- Jerry Hoffendorfer

QUEEN CAROLINE, 4YO filly by Blame – Queens Plaza ($170,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm; Buyer- Amy Moore) Won $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox S. on 6/24 at Laurel (career 12-5-2-0, $314,530) O- Amy Moore; B- Morgan’s Ford Farm (VA); T- Michael Matz

TOP QUALITY, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Lemon Bay ($280,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) Won $50,000 Irish Day S. on 6/25 at Emerald Downs (career 4-2-0-0, $43,790) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- Blaine Wright