LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 12, 2012) – Keeneland sales grads Daisy Devine, Julie’s Love (GB) and Last Full Measure swept the top three spots in Churchill Downs’ Cardinal Handicap (G3) on Saturday.
Keeneland-sold juveniles also turned in impressive stakes wins this weekend. Midnight Ballet and Leinan became the first stakes winners for their respective sires, Midnight Lute and Ready’s Image. The Bob Baffert-trained Carving recorded his third win in four starts, taking the Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood; King Henny won the Clever Trevor Stakes at Remington, and Outside Nashville captured the Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2-3 in the Cardinal H. (G3) on 11/10 at Churchill Downs:
1- DAISY DEVINE, 4YO filly by Kafwain – Devil’s Dispute ($5,500, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- James M. Miller) (career 15-8-2-1, $901,281) O- James M. Miller; B- J. Reiley McDonald (KY); T- Andrew McKeever
2- Julie’s Love (GB), 4YO filly by Ad Valorem - Skimmia (GB) ($220,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud) O- Andreas Jacobs; B- T. E. Pocock; T- H. Graham Motion
3- Last Full Measure, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Lazy Slusan ($70,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- St. George Farm Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Philip Oliver
A SHIN TOP, 2YO colt by Tale of the Cat – Ecology ($400,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- K.K. Eishindo) Won Keio Hai Nisai S. (G2) on 11/10 at Tokyo (career 3-3-0-0, ¥36,581,000) O- Eishindo Inc; B- Randal Family Trust, R. David & Marylyn Randal Trustees; T- Masato Nishizono
IJIGEN, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Cosmic Wish ($75,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Pisgah Stable; $400,000, 2011 April 2YOs in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Buyer- Lake Villa Farm) Won Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino S. (G3) on 11/11 at Tokyo (career 8-5-0-2, ¥35,644,000) O- Masamichi Hayashi; B- Patricia Pavlish; T- Noriyuki Hori
SPRING OF FAME, 6YO gelding by Grand Slam – Bloomy ($170,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Cecil Seaman, agent) Won Congratulations Champion Jockey Richard Hughes Floodlit S. (L) on 11/7 at Kempton Park (career 24-7-4-3, £277,074) O- Godolphin; B- Brushwood Stable; T- Saeed bin Suroor
LEINAN, 2YO filly by Ready’s Image – Golden Mirage (IRE) ($39,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Kingston Bloodstock) Won $155,236 Glorious Song S. on 11/11 at Woodbine (career 4-2-2-0, $143,773) O- James & Alice Sapara; B- Robert Trussell Jr., John T.L. Jones III & Empire Partners (KY); T- Josie Carroll
CARVING, 2YO colt by Any Given Saturday – In Seconds ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) Won $100,000 Real Quiet S. on 11/10 at Hollywood (career 4-3-0-0, $129,900) O- Natalie Baffert & Bode Miller; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
MIDNIGHT BALLET, 2YO filly by Midnight Lute – Buzz Song ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stoneway Farm) Won $100,000 Sharp Cat S. on 11/11 at Hollywood (career 3-2-0-0, $103,000) O- Stoneway Farm; B- SyBon Racing Stable (KY); T- Tom Proctor
KING HENNY, 2YO colt by Henny Hughes – Queens Carousel ($32,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Keith Asmussen) Won $100,000 Clever Trevor S. on 11/9 at Remington Park (career 3-2-1-0, $91,000) O- Erv Woolsey & Kietch Asmussen; B- Betz/Kidder/Lamantia/J. Betz (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
SAGE VALLEY, 3YO colt by Discreet Cat – Ashwood ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent) Won $73,500 Mr. Nasty S. on 11/9 at Aqueduct (career 7-4-0-3, $153,200) O- Michael Dubb; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez
OUTSIDE NASHVILLE, 2YO colt by Broken Vow – Mary Coughlan ($30,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Siena Farms; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won $55,100 Golden Nugget S. on 11/10 at Golden Gate (career 4-2-0-1, $56,750) O- John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer & Green Smith; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer