Keeneland September Sale Graduate Imperative Pulls Upset in Charles Town Classic

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2014) – Imperative upset fellow Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum and defending champion Game On Dude to capture the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2) on Saturday night at Charles Town Races.





Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2 in the Charles Town Classic (G2) on 4/19 at Charles Town:

1- IMPERATIVE, 4YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) (career 15-3-4-1, $1,134,620) O- KM Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- G. Papaprodromou

2- Game On Dude, 7YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Diamond Pride or Lanni Family Trust or Schiappa et al; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Bob Baffert


DYNAMIC IMPACT, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Featherbed ($125,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) Won Illinois Derby (G3) on 4/19 at Hawthorne (career 6-2-2-0, $360,716) O- John C. Oxley; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse


Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2 in the Ben Ali (G3) on 4/19 at Keeneland:

1- FRAC DADDY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Skipper’s Mate ($20,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Sugar Valley Farm; $50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Ken McPeek, agent) (career 14-4-5-0, $515,280) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek

2- Stealcase, 5YO horse by Lawyer Ron – Steal the Show ($35,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Elliot Mavorah) O- John C. Oxley; B- Secret Whispers Partnership (KY); T- Mark Casse


FLASHY AMERICAN, 5YO mare by Flashy Bull – Inn Between ($5,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) Won Sixty Sails (G3) on 4/19 at Hawthorne (career 26-8-3-3, $515,163) O- Preston Stables; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ken McPeek

GRAND TITO, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Golden Arches (FR) ($225,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Group F C Racing) Won Miami Mile on 4/19 at Calder (career 15-5-2-1, $167,685) O- Group 7C Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Ben Walden Jr. (KY); T- A. Sano

AGELESS, 5YO mare by Successful Appeal – Special One ($130,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms, agent; Buyer- Lael Stable) Won $100,000 Giant’s Causeway S. on 4/19 at Keeneland (career 12-6-2-2, $204,940) O- Lael Stables; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

KID CRUZ, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Layreebelle ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won $100,000 Federico Tesio S. on 4/19 at Pimlico (career 5-3-1-0, $161,375) O- Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds & Black Swan Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Linda Rice

KNIT ONE PURR TOO, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Luxuriously ($32,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- PTK LLC) Won $100,000 Stormy Blues S. on 4/19 at Pimlico (career 5-3-2-0, $125,010) O- PRK LLC; B- Dr. B. Van Arem (ON); T- Dane Kobiskie

RISE UP, 3YO colt by Rockport Harbor – Appenzell ($27,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial S. Presented by Budweiser on 4/19 at Charles Town (career 9-5-1-0, $873,433) O- Paul & Andrena Van Doren; B- Cottonwood Stables (KY); T- Tom Amoss

BEHOLDER, 4YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) Won $80,500 Santa Lucia S. on 4/20 at Santa Anita (career 13-9-3-0, $3,123,300) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

COARSEGOLD, 4YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Cool Spell ($65,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) Won $75,000 Safari Queen S. on 4/20 at Gulfstream (career 16-3-3-7, $195,580) O- Walter Burris; B- W.D. Burris Inc (KY); T- Mark Hennig



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