Keeneland-Sold Den’s Legacy Carries High Weight in Grade 3 Affirmed

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LEXINGTON, KY (May 31, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduate Den’s Legacy, winner of last fall’s Generous Stakes (G3), carries high weight of 120 pounds in Sunday’s Affirmed Handicap (G3) at Betfair Hollywood Park. Den’s Legacy will face seven rivals, including fellow Keeneland sales alumni Dice Flavor and Counting Days, first and third, respectively, in the 2013 El Camino Real Derby. Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumn Scatman is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Aristides Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

THE CALIFORNIAN (G2), Betfair Hollywood, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

LIAISON, 4YO colt by Indian Charlie – Galloping Gal ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Arnold Zetcher) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- William A. Carl Estate (KY); T- Bob Baffert

OILISBLACKGOLD, 6YO gelding by Tapit – Dancing Tempest ($37,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hopewell Farm, agent; Buyer- Class Racing Stable) O- Class Racing Stable; B- Equine Transitions (KY); T- Craig Dollase

BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, 4YO colt by English Channel – Cho Cho San ($33,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Whizway Farm) O- Bad Boy Racing or Whizway Farms; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

HENDRIE S. (G3), Woodbine, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

KATIE GET EXCITED, 4YO filly by Stevie Wonderboy – Tina Fleet ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Kelynack Farm) O- Debmar Stables; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- R. Griffith

STARSHIP UNIVERSE, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Sir Harriett ($12,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- B P N) O- Tucci Stables; B- Robert Sanford & Lane’s End Farm (KY); T- N. Gonzalez

HEAVENLY PRIDE, 5YO mare by Sky Mesa – Forgotten Secret ($160,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Bruce Lunsford) O- Tucci Stables; B- Robert Adams (KY); T- Sid Attard

 

ARISTIDES S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SCATMAN, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Hit It Here Café ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent) O/B- JEOG Racing (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

VIGIL S. (G3), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

LAUGH TRACK, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Flaming Heart ($180,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber & WinStar Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

AFFIRMED H. (G3), Betfair Hollywood, 1 1/16 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

DEN’S LEGACY, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Sunshine Song ($150,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- John McKay) O- Westrock Stables; B- Gaye Swartz (FL); T- Bob Baffert

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

 

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