Keeneland September Sale Graduates Provide Fireworks Over Holiday Weekend

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 7, 2014) – Graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale turned in rousing graded stakes performances over the July 4 weekend: Something Extra scored an impressive front-running win in the Highlander (G2) at Woodbine; Clearly Now captured the Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) by 6¼ lengths in track-record time; Itsmyluckyday became a millionaire with his victory in the Salvator Mile (G3) at Monmouth, defeating a solid field of older horses for this third consecutive win this year; and Kid Cruz rallied to launch a thrilling stretch drive that resulted in a three-quarter-length win in the Dwyer (G3) at Belmont.




SOMETHING EXTRA, 6YO gelding by Indian Charlie – Our Mariah ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) Won Highlander S. (G2) on 7/6 at Woodbine (career 25-8-7-5, $742,543) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Gail Cox

CLEARLY NOW, 4YO colt by Horse Greeley – Bend ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) Won Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) on 7/5 at Belmont (career 15-5-3-5, $886,927) O- Up Hill Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Salvator Mile (G3) on 7/6 at Monmouth:

1- ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 4YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick J. Hines, agent) (career 17-8-3-1, $1,022,600) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- E. Plesa Jr.

2- Bradester, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Grandestofall ($13,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Marshall Silverman, agent) O- Joseph Sutton; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

3- Valid, 4YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- M.J. Vitali


KID CRUZ, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Layreebelle ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won Dwyer S. (G3) on 7/5 at Belmont (career 8-5-1-0, $363,375) O- Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds & Black Swan Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Linda Rice


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Dominion Day S. (G3) on 7/1 at Woodbine:

1- SKY CAPTAIN, 4YO colt by Sky Mesa – Anchors Away ($210,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) (career 9-4-1-0, $206,513) O- John C. Oxley; B- Three Chimneys Farm & Serengeti Stable (KY); T- Mark Casse

2- 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) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- Nancy Leonard Living Trust (KY); T- Ken McPeek


SOUND GAGA, 5YO mare by Roman Ruler – Whistle Call ($37,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- G D Investments) Won Sparkling Lady Cup (L) on 7/2 at Kawasaki (JAPAN) (career 19-7-1-1) O- Yuichi Masuda; B- Peggy & Norman Dellheim and Roman Ruler Syndicate; T- Masao Sato

GENERAL JACK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – J’ray ($190,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; $200,000, April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Thomas Conway) Won $204,600 Centaur S. on 7/2 at Indiana Downs (career 8-3-1-0, $235,358) O- Thomas Conway & Michael Maker; B- Lawrence Goichman (KY); T- Michael Maker

SAYAAD, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Time for a Crown ($450,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paragon Farms, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) Won $147,000 Forbidden Apple S. on 7/4 at Belmont (career 11-5-2-0, $315,037) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Vision Sales 2009 (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

NORTHERN PASSION, 5YO mare by First Samurai – A Touch of Glory ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- W.R. Enterprises) Won $107,778 Sweet Briar Too S. on 7/1 at Woodbine (career 15-5-2-1, $617,122) O- John C. Oxley; B- Mel Lawson (ON); T- Mark Casse

IRISH YOU WELL, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Pun ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) Won $105,000 Long Branch S. on 7/5 at Monmouth (career 10-2-1-5, $182,150) O- Donegal Racing; B- Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

MR. BAKER, 5YO horse by Imperialism – No More Tax ($9,000 RNA, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) Won $90,000 Housebuster S. on 7/5 at Gulfstream (career 15-6-2-2, $188,614) O- Acclaimed Racing Stable; B- Get Away Farm (FL); T- Kirk Ziadie

SKY KINGDOM, 5YO horse by Empire Maker – Sky Beam ($180,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Westrock Stables) Won $83,850 American Flag S. on 7/4 at Los Alamitos (career 14-5-1-2, $367,872) O- Westrock Stables; B- Jim Fitzgerald (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LEGACY, 4YO filly by Sightseeing – Royal Flush ($17,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor-  ; Buyer-    ) Won$78,300 Cypress S. on 7/6 at Los Alamitos (career 12-3-1-2, $151,050) O/B- John Jain, Lawrence Opas & Frank Sinatra (KY); T- John Sadler

LITTLE ALEXIS, 3YO filly by Mr. Greeley – Dream Child ($32,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Carlo Vaccarezza) Won $75,000 Cash Run S. on 7/5 at Gulfstream (career 2-2-0-0, $67,710) O- Little Dreams Racing; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Carlo Vaccarezza

HEART STEALER, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Saratoga Humor ($180,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Fairlawn Farm; Buyer- Boulder High Equine) Won $75,000 Pasaena S. on 7/5 at Gulfstream (career 13-5-2-1, $312,285) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Fairlawn Farm (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

SAINT LEON, 9YO gelding by Stravinsky – Ellejolet ($22,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Six Winters Farm) Won $75,000 Arlington Sprint S. on 7/5 at Arlington (career 34-15-7-3, $370,122) O- Oak Rock Racing; B- Six Winters Farm (KY); T- Michele Boyce

HIGHWAY BOSS, 2YO gelding by Street Boss – Sage Mist ($32,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Molly Pearson, agent) Won $59,515 Everett Nevin S. on 7/6 at Oak Tree at Pleasanton (career 4-2-0-1, $53,804) O- Regan Anderson & Ken Fishbien; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- Molly Pearson

COUP DE GRACE, 3YO colt by Tapit – Home Court ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) Won $50,250 Oh Say S. on 7/5 at Delaware Park (career 6-4-0-0, $288,100) O- Fox Hill Farm; B- AGS Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Larry Jones

HONEY HUES, 5YO mare by Henny Hughes – Unbridled Echo ($60,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Ellis Park Turf S. on 7/5 at Ellis Park (career 21-10-4-1, $325,058) O- LTB Inc & Miles Childers; B- Stoneway Farm (KY); T- Bernie Flint



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