Keeneland September Sale Grads Verrazano, Code West Score Graded Stakes Wins

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 LEXINGTON, KY (June 17, 2013) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale continue to dominate the three-year-old ranks as Verrazano and Code West captured this weekend’s Pegasus Stakes (G3) and Matt Winn Stakes (G3), respectively.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

VERRAZANO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Enchanted Rock ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) Won Pegasus S. (G3) on 6/16 at Monmouth (career 6-5-0-0, $951,300) O- Let’s Go Stable, Tabor, Magnier & Smith; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2 in the Matt Winn S. (G3) on 6/15 at Churchill Downs:

1- CODE WEST, 3YO ridgling by Lemon Drop Kid – Charitabledonation ($340,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) (career 10-3-4-2, $260,476) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bob Baffert

2- Uncaptured, 3YO colt by Lion Heart – Captivating ($290,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

BRYAN’S JEWEL, 5YO mare by Rockport Harbor – Saphiria ($67,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Barry & Joni Butzow) Won Obeah S. (G3) on 6/15 at Delaware Park (career 23-8-5-4, $421,178) O- Barry & Joni Butzow; B- Peter Van Andel (KY); T- M. Robertson

BEST WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Flirtatious Miss ($47,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent; Buyer- Farfellow Farms) Won Unicorn S. (G3) on 6/16 at Tokyo (career 6-3-2-0) O- Yukio Baba; B- Buck Pond Farm; T- Sei Ishizaka

FIVE IRON, 3YO colt by Sharp Humor – Tee Off ($17,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Fred Allor) Won $150,709 Victoria Park S. on 6/16 at Woodbine (career 9-2-2-1, $216,610) O/B- Frederick Michael Allor (KY); T- Robert Martin

NORTHERN PASSION, 4YO filly by First Samurai – A Touch of Glory ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- W.R. Enterprises) Won $123,282 Zadracarta S. on 6/15 at Woodbine (career 11-4-2-1, $541,217) O- John Oxley; B- Mel Lawson (ON); T- Mark Casse

FRONTSIDE, 5YO mare by War Front – Azarba ($15,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Viking Stud, agent, Buyer- Jacoda Stables; $10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent, Buyer- Jose Pinchin) Won $106,300 Girls, Inc. of Shelbyville, Shelby County S. on 6/15 at Indiana Downs (career 18-5-3-2, $274,071) O- Town & Country Farms Corp; B- Michael Lauer & Viking Stud (PA); T- Eduardo Caramori

A DIEHL, 8YO gelding by Aldebaran – Dream Deal ($90,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won $104,100 J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys and Girls Club S. on 6/15 at Indiana Downs (career 38-8-7-10, $464,564) O/B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- George Arnold II

GO BLUE OR GO HOME, 4YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Go Baby Go (IRE) ($90,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) Won $100,000 Karl Boyes Memorial S. on 6/10 at Presque Isle Downs (career 6-4-0-0, $159,624) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Morgan’s Ford Farm & WinStar Farm (VA); T- Reed Baker

MY HAPPY FACE, 3YO filly by Tiz Wonderful – Summer Star ($35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Kim Valerio, agent) Won $88,200 Lotka S. on 6/13 at Belmont (career 6-3-3-0, $328,000) O- Michael Dubb; B- Spendthrift Farm & Shawhan Place (KY); T- Chad Brown

JAGUAR PAW, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Molto Vita ($120,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) Won $88,200 Three Coins Up S. on 6/14 at Belmont (career 20-5-2-4, $266,857) O/B- John Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock (KY); T- Chad Brown

SKYDREAMIN, 2YO colt by Sky Mesa – Unfinished Dream ($10,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Backcountry Holdings; $42,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Imagine) Won $55,100 Lost in the Fog S. on 6/15 at Golden Gate (career 1-1-0-0, $30,300) O- Lorill Harlingten, Alan Klein & Philip Lebherz; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

HAMMERS TERROR, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Sister Baby ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Terry Hamilton) Won $50,000 Brooks Fields S. on 6/16 at Canterbury (career 16-5-1-3, $324,720) O- Terry Hamilton; B- Chad Austin Reed (KY); T- Michael Stidham

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