60 Keeneland sales alumni won 77 Grade 1 stakes in 2016
LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 3, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Decked Out and Sassy Little Lila ran 1-2, separated by only a nose, in Saturday’s American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita in the final North American Grade 1 event of 2016.
In 2016, 60 Keeneland sales alumni accounted for 77 Grade/Group 1 events, sweeping the Triple Crown; capturing eight of the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, led by Arrogate’s win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Beholder’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1); and including Grade/Group 1 events at Saratoga, Del Mar, Royal Ascot and Deauville.
On Thursday, Keeneland September Sale graduate Apollo Kentucky took the Tokyo Daishoten (G1) at Japan’s Ohi Racecourse.
Bringing in the New Year on Sunday with graded stakes wins were Keeneland sales graduates Midnight Storm in the San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita and Squadron A in the Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream. September Sale alum El Areeb established himself as a contender on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with a dominating 11¼-length win in Monday’s Jerome (G3) at Aqueduct.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the American Oaks (G1) on 12/31 at Santa Anita:
1- DECKED OUT, 4YO filly by Street Boss – Once Around ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Darwin Krenz; $75,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Gene Voss) (career 16-3-2-3, $480,859) O- Big Chief Thoroughbreds & Gene Voss; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux
2- Sassy Little Lila, 4YO filly by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Sheep Pond Partners & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Brad Cox
APOLLO KENTUCKY, 5YO horse by Langfuhr – Dixiana Delight ($55,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Murayama Bloodstock) Won Tokyo Daishoten (G1) on 12/29 at Ohi (JAPAN) (career 19-8-3-2, ¥238,237,000) O- Apollo Thoroughbred Club; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Kenji Yamauchi
Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni ran 1-2-3 in the San Pasqual S. (G2) on 1/1 at Santa Anita:
1- MIDNIGHT STORM, 6YO horse by Pioneerof the Nile – My Tina ($38,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) (career 21-10-3-1, $1,461,110) O- Dye or A. Venneri Racing or Little Red Feather Racing; B- Alex Venneri & Majorie Post Dye (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
2- 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
3- Dalmore, 4YO colt by Colonel John – Silver Breeze ($47,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Keith Desormeaux & Rocker O Ranch; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- J. Keith Desormeaux
EL AREEB, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Feathered Diamond ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won Jerome S. (G3) on 1/2 at Aqueduct (career 5-3-1-0, $184,200) O- M M G Stables; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Cathal Lynch
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Mr. Prospector S. (G3) on 1/1 at Gulfstream:
1- SQUADRON A, 7YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Peaks Mill ($175,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock Sale, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grey Flight) (career 31-4-7-5, $270,543) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Patterson Bloodstock & Taylor Made Stallions (KY); T- Dale Romans
2- Candip, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Indefinable ($8,500, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Thumbs Up Farm) O- K Town Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Michael Tomlinson
MS LOCUST POINT, 3YO filly by Dialed In – Whisper Number ($17,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Barzini Syndicate; $27,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Gin Talking S. on 12/31 at Laurel (career 3-2-1-0, $105,000) O- Jim Reichenberg & Bruno De Julio; B- Lesley Campion (KY); T- John Servis
HIGH RIDGE ROAD, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Detect ($180,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock) Won $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go S. on 12/31 at Laurel (career 10-4-2-3, $233,990) O- Martin Schwartz; B- Betz, Kidder, Blackburn, Lamantia, Betz, Graves & Davidson (KY); T- Linda Rice
VENDING MACHINE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Maggies Storm ($100,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Ardfield Bloodstock; $70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent) Won $80,580 Eddie Logan S. on 12/30 at Santa Anita (career 7-3-1-0, $104,325) O- Sinnott Family Trust; B- Jellystone Holdings (KY); T- Peter Miller
GIANT RUN, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Who Did It and Run ($200,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) Won $75,000 Tropical Park Derby on 12/31 at Gulfstream (career 14-5-3-1, $419,480) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds (MD); T- Tom Albertrani