Keeneland-Sold Champion Royal Delta Makes 2013 Debut in Sabin Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 15, 2013) – Prominent Keeneland sales graduates will make their 2013 season debut this weekend, headlined by two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta in the Sabin Stakes (G3), and multiple graded stakes winner Newsdad in the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2), both at Gulfstream. Newsdad won his last start, Keeneland’s Fayette Stakes (G2) on closing day of the fall meeting. California Derby winner Zeewat seeks to burnish his credentials on the Road to the Kentucky Derby when he goes postward in the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, while stablemates Lady of Fifty and Snow Fall top the Santa Maria Stakes (G2).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

BARBARA FRITCHIE H. (G2), Laurel, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

MY WANDY’S GIRL, 4YO filly by Flower Alley – Unbridled Secret ($40,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent, Buyer- Machmer Hall & Cherokee Equine; $50,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O- Guillermo Berrios; B- PHW Equine Investments (KY); T- M. Hushion

ONEPOINTHREEKARATS, 5YO mare by Medaglia d’Oro – Beaties for Real ($1.3 million, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Gilbert Campbell (FL); T- H. Graham Motion

NICOLE H, 6YO mare by Mr. Greeley – Hot Chipotle ($115,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Steve Bajer, agent) O- GEM Inc; B- JMJ Racing Stables (KY); T- M. Hushion

MORROW COVE, 4YO filly by Yes It’s True – Once Around ($72,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Langsem Farm; Buyer- W.D. North Thoroughbreds) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- Langsem Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SANTA MARIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

LADY OF FIFTY, 4YO filly by After Market – K. D.’s Shady Lady ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Cloverleaf Farms; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Hollendorfer or Todaro; B- Cloverleaf Farms (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

SNOW FALL, 5YO mare by War Front – Snowflake (IRE) ($160,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grey Flight Bloodstock) O- Abruzzo or Taylor or Saufley; B- Stonerside Stable (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

MAC DIARMIDA S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

TWILIGHT ECLIPSE, 4YO gelding by Purim – My Twilight Dancer ($1,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- John Langemeier) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

NEWSDAD, 5YO horse by Arch – Storm Tracer ($32,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O/B- James S. Karp (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

EL CAMINO REAL DERBY (G3), Golden Gate Fields, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs*

COUNTING DAYS, 3YO gelding by Mingun – Cuanto Es ($12,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Tim Kegel, agent) O- Swift Thoroughbreds; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Carla Gaines

ZEEWAT, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Delizia ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Jerry Hollendorfer or George Todaro; B- Derry Meeting Farm (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

NORTH PACIFIC, 3YO colt by Master Command – Quelle Surprise ($27,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Rozamund Barclay; B- Haras Santa Maria de Araras SA (FL); T- L. Kasmerski

CARVING, 3YO colt by Any Given Saturday – In Seconds ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- Natalie Baffert & Bode Miller; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DICE FLAVOR, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Afleet Summer ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Windmill Manor) O- Oda Racing Stable or US Equine; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock or Carhue Investments (KY); T- P. Gallagher

 

TAMPA BAY S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

SWIFT WARRIOR, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Afleet Summer ($80,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) O- James Covello & James Dolan; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments (KY); T- John Terranova II

 

THE VERY ONE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

 

SEANCHAI, 4YO filly by English Channel – Street Scene (IRE) ($110,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Gary Chervenell) O- Gary Chervenell; B- Frank Penn & John Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CLOSING RANGE, 4YO filly by After Market – Subeen (GB) ($49,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- St. George’s Farm (KY); T- P. Oliver

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

SAN VICENTE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

WAR ACADEMY, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Cabbage Key ($450,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- D.L. O’Byrne) O- Magnier, Tabor & Smith; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Bob Baffert

CABALLO DEL CIELO, 3YO colt by Songandaprayer – Queen Majesty ($27,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Imagine) O- Jerry Durant; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

SABIN S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

OUR LAST DANCE, 5YO mare by Officer – Galloping Gal ($15,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Iroquois Bloodstock; $20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Frank Mancari) O- Frank Mancari & Pat Greco; B- William Carl (KY); T- Dale Romans

GRACE HALL, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Season’s Greetings (IRE) ($95,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Anthony Dutrow) O- Alpha Delta Stables; B- Darley (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

ROYAL DELTA, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Palides Investements N.V. Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

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