Keeneland September Sale Graduates Sweep Weekend Kentucky Derby/Oaks Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 24, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni dominated the weekend’s four classic preps. On the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), We Miss Artie is tied for first place on the leaderboard following his victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral (G3) at Turfway, while Chitu vaulted into fourth with his win in the Sunland Derby (G3). On the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), Awesome Baby and Aurelia’s Belle are 1-2 in the point standings after wins in the Sunland Park Oaks and Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3), respectively.

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

HEART STEALER, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Saratoga Humor ($180,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Fairlawn Farm; Buyer- Boulder High Equine) Won Inside Information S. (G2) on 3/22 at Gulfstream (career 12-4-2-1, $267,180) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Fairlawn Farm (KY); T- Martin Wolfson

FIRE WITH FIRE, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Cosmic Fire ($290,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Lawley-Wakelin Bloodstock, agent) Won San Luis Rey S. (G2) on 3/22 at Santa Anita (career 30-6-7-5, $515,354) O- David Heerensperger; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

CHITU, 3YO colt by Henny Hughes – Sea Gift ($67,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Southern Chase Farm) Won Sunland Derby (G3) on 3/23 at Sunland (career 4-3-1-0, $501,800) O- Tanma Corp; B- Tom Evans, Macon Wilmil Equines & Marjac Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

Keeneland September Yearling Sale grads finished 1-2-3 in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral S. (G3) on 3/22 at Turfway:

1- WE MISS ARTIE, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Athena’s Gift ($90,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) (career 8-3-2-0, $609,000) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Richard Lister (ON); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Harry’s Holiday, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Daisy Mason ($50,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen) O- Skychai Racing, Terry Raymond & Jana Wagner; B- Brereton Jones & B. Ned Jones (KY); T- Michael Maker

3- Coastline, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Culinary ($190,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

AURELIA’S BELLE, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Aurelia ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; T- Jim Miller) Won Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3) on 3/22 at Turfway (career 5-2-1-2, $176,450) O- James Miller; B- Alexander-Groves-Matz (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

 

Keeneland September Sale alumni ran 1-2 in the Sunland Park Oaks on 3/23 at Sunland:

1- AWESOME BABY, 3YO filly by Awesome Again – Miss Attractive ($220,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Margaux Farm, agent; Buyer- Ed Savant) (career 6-4-0-0, $354,250) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Nicholas & Debbie Sibilio (KY); T- Bob Baffert

(DH) 2 – Lucky for You, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Ayla Bella ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D.L. O’Byrne) O- Michael Tabor; B- Dixiana Farms (KY);T- Todd Pletcher

(DH) 2 – Empress of Midway, 3YO filly by Empire Maker – Miss City Halo ($95,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- Daniel Kramer; B- KatieRich Stables (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

GROUND TRANSPORT, 4YO colt Big Brown – Extry ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- E.J. Sipus Jr.; $75,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Richwood South, agent) Won $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial S. on 3/22 at Laurel (career 13-4-4-0, $200,639) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- River Bend Farm (KY); T- M. Stidham

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