LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 3, 2013) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale turned in spectacular performances to win the holiday weekend’s Grade 1 juvenile stakes – Strong Mandate, a 9¾-length romp in the Hopeful Stakes; Sweet Reason, a 5¾-length winner of the Spinaway Stakes; and She’s a Tiger, who powered home to win the Del Mar Debutante. Two other graduates of the class of 2012 headlined the weekend – Dunkin Bend took the Sapling Stakes (G3) and Great White Eagle captured the Curragh’s Go and Go Round Tower Stakes (G3).
Ninety-one September Sales graduates have won graded/group stakes to date in 2013, highlighted by 29 Grade/Group 1 stakes winners.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
STRONG MANDATE, 2YO colt by Tiznow – Clear Mandate ($200,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) Won Hopeful S. (G1) on 9/2 at Saratoga (career 3-2-0-0, $230,400) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Spinaway S. (G1) on 9/1 at Saratoga:
1- SWEET REASON, 2YO filly by Street Sense – Livermore Leslie ($185,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farm; Buyer- Jeff Treadway) (career 2-2-0-0, $237,600) O- Treadway Racing Stable; T- Leah Gyarmati
2- Stopchargingmaria, 2YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom ($47,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbred Sales) O- Repole Stable; T- Todd Pletcher
Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2-3 in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) on 8/31 at Del Mar:
1- SHE’S A TIGER, 2YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Shandra Smiles ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) (caerre 4-3-1-0, $315,650) O- Mark Dedomenico or Aldrich or Downey; T- Jeff Bonde
2- Fascinating, 2YO filly by Smart Strike – Untouched Talent ($1.2 million, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Sikura & Lunsford) O- Lunsford & Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings; T- Bob Baffert
3- Concave, 2YO filly by Colonel John – Galadriel ($90,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Vinery Bloodstock, agent; $75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Reddam Racing; T- Doug O’Neill
GABRIEL CHARLES, 3YO colt by Street Hero – Star of Atticus ($19,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Federico Barberini, agent) Won Del Mar Derby (G2) (1st div) on 9/1 at Del Mar (career 7-3-2-0, $289,800) O- Britt or House; T- Jeff Mullins
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the With Anticipation S. (G2) on 8/29 at Saratoga:
1- BASHART, 2YO colt by War Front – Busy Windsong ($65,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; $185,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; $195,000 RNA, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Scanlon Training Center, agent) (career 3-2-0-1, $178,000) O/B- Rosedown Racing (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
2- River Dancer, 2YO colt by Pioneerof theNile – Clever Actress ($27,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Our Stable) O- Z R J Stables; B- Catherine Parke & Susan Knoll (KY); T- David Cannizzo
Keeneland sales grads ran 1-2-3 in the Sapling S. (G3) on 9/1 at Monmouth:
1- DUNKIN BEND, 2YO colt by Dunkirk – Misty Run ($21,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent, Buyer- Indian Creek, agent; $53,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Kusnadi Halim) (career 3-2-1-0, $117,000) O- Michael Langford; T- Steve Asmussen
2- Yes I’m Lucky, 2YO colt by Yes It’s True – Whenthedoveflies ($52,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; T- E. Plesa Jr.
3- Run For Logistics, 2YO colt by Bernstein – Shiner’s Sister ($45,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Hardway Stables; T- E. Plesa Jr.
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 Saranac S. (G3) on 9/1 at Saratoga (career 11-4-2-1, $381,060) O- Fred Allor; T- B. Lynch
GREAT WHITE EAGLE, 2YO colt by Elusive Quality – Gender Dancer ($120,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Margaret O’Toole) Won Go and Go Round Tower S. (G3) on 9/1 at The Curragh (career 2-2-0-0, €49,350) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B- Rosemount Farm & Darley; T- Aidain O’Brien
EDGE OF REALITY, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Our Nancy Lee ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Willow Racing) Won Smarty Jones S. (G3) on 9/2 at Parx Racing (career 7-4-1-1, $354,555) O/B- The Elkstone Group (PA); T- Anthony Dutrow
LADY COHIBA, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Cohiba Miss ($240,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) Won Glens Falls S. (L) on 9/2 at Saratoga (career 11-4-2-2, $288,525) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- Christophe Clement
SILVERETTE, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Holy Lightning ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Paul Pompa Jr.) Won $200,000 Turf Amazon H. on 9/2 at Parx Racing (career 11-6-4-0, $390,802) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; T- Dale Romans
BEHOLDER, 3YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) Won $100,000 Torrey Pines S. on 9/1 at Del Mar (career 10-6-3-0, $1,825,000) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella
BEAR NO JOKE, 5YO gelding by It’s No Joke – Nithi ($72,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- El Scott Farm) Won $119,338 Kenora S. on 8/28 at Woodbine (career 15-5-5-1, $351,724) O- Bear Stables; B- James & Janeane Everatt & J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON); T- Reade Baker
HOLY LUTE, 3YO coly by Midnight Lute – Holy Christmas ($65,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- SFD Stables; $115,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won $100,500 El Cajon S. on 8/30 at Del Mar (3-2-0-1, $111,240) O- Class Racing Stable; B- Lynn Schiff (KY); T- James Cassidy
FLASH FORWARD, 3YO filly by Curlin – Magical Flash ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Brooklyn Boyz Stables) Won $100,000 My Flag S. on 8/28 at Saratoga (career 10-3-2-0, $173,290) O- MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dominick Schettino
HEIKO, 4YO colt by Mr. Greeley – Harriett Lane ($385,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Silverton Hill) Won $100,000 Vid S. on 9/2 at Gulfstream (career 19-3-4-3, $138,021) O- Silverton Hill; T- Martin Wolfson
CHARM THE MAKER, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Charm the Giant (IRE) ($400,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent) Won $95,440 Adoration S. on 9/1 at Del Mar (14-3-2-2, $329,530) O- Deborah McAnally; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- Ron McAnally
INDIAN SPELL, 3YO filly by Indian Charlie – Proud Spell ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) Won $58,200 Miss Woodford S. on 8/31 at Monmouth (career 9-2-2-1, $75,775) O- Besilu Stables; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- E. Plesa Jr.