Keeneland-Sold Champion Beholder Makes Season Debut in Santa Ynez

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LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 19, 2013) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Beholder, recently named 2012 champion two-year-old filly, will make her sophomore debut in today’s Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Keeneland sales alumni are also prominent in Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Stakes, a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), including high weight King Henny and Brown Almighty, who makes his first start on dirt.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

**SANTA YNEZ S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

DAWN’S CHARM, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – Deb’s Charm ($70,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic) O- Michael House; B- Mr. & Mrs. Hargus Sexton & Ben Walden (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

BEHOLDER, 3YO filly by Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

 

 *SMARTY JONES S., Oaklawn Park, 1 Mile, 3YOs 

STORMY HOLIDAY, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Over the Edge ($120,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Jer-Mar Stable) O- Jer-Mar Stables; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- M. Robertson

OFFICER ALEX, 3YO colt by Officer – Ms. C D Player ($75,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Debbie Easter, agent) O- Winning Horses Stable & Choctaw Racing Stable; B- The Elkstone Group (PA); T- Lynn Whiting

KING HENNY, 3YO colt by Henny Hughes – Queens Carousel ($32,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds Inc, agent; Buyer- Keith Asmussen) O- Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen; B- Betz/Kidder/Lamantia/J. Betz (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BROWN ALMIGHTY, 3YO colt by Big Brown – Gone Goodbye ($50,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Pegasus Holding Group Stables) O- Tri-Star Racing, Joe Denson & Brent Gasaway; B- MAP Mare Partnership #3 (KY); T- Tim Ice

WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Lady ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

**Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

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