Keeneland-Sold Fashion Alert Favored in Schuylerville

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 18, 2014) – Recent Astoria Stakes winner and Keeneland sales graduate Fashion Alert is the heavy favorite for the Schuylerville (G3) on opening day at Saratoga. Thirty-six Keeneland sales alumni are entered in graded stakes this weekend, led on Saturday by two-time Grade 1 winner Stephanie’s Kitten in the TVG Diana (G1) at Saratoga; Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and Senorita (G3) winner Sheza Smoke Show in the San Clemente (G2) at Del Mar; Grade 3 winners and co-high weights Cleburne and Jessica’s Star, as well as the talented Almost Famous in the Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown; and graded stakes winner Aurelia’s Belle in the Arlington Oaks (G3). On Sunday, Black-Eyed Susan (G2) winner Stopchargingmaria headlines the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga, while graded stakes winner Summer Front highlights the Eddie Read (G1) at Del Mar.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 18

SCHUYLERVILLE S. (G3), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

MAST COVE, 2YO filly by Cowboy Cal – Crafty Melissa ($23,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Yankee Stables; $35,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Tim & Crystal O’Donohue) O- Tim O’Donohue; B- Bilbrey Farms (KY); T- J. Robb

FASHION ALERT, 2YO filly by Old Fashioned – Titan Queen ($25,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $125,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- George Bolton) O- George Bolton & Barry Hall; B- Mike Abraham & Jacob Nance (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TAKE CHARGE BRANDI, 2YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Charming ($435,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Willis Horton) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Charming Syndicate (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19

TVG DIANA S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

SOLID APPEAL, 5YO mare by Successful Appeal – Star of the Woods ($100,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Select Bloodstock (KY); T- R. Baker

STEPHANIE’S KITTEN, 5YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Unfold the Rose ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SAN CLEMENTE H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

TIZ THE KEY, 3YO filly by Tiznow – Cabbage Key ($330,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Richard Mandella

MISS MACHIAVELLI, 3YO filly by Artie Schiller – Dontgetinmyway ($20,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Matthew Bryan) O- Big Chief Racing; B- Shane Doyle & Penny McCarthy (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

DIVERSY HARBOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Motokiks ($95,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Barbara Hunter (KY); T- Tom Proctor

CONCAVE, 3YO filly by Colonel John – Galadriel ($90,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Vinery Bloodstock, agent; $75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Windways Farm (ON); T- Doug O’Neill

MORNING FIX, 3YO filly by First Samurai – Coffee ($45,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent) O- Mark DeDomenico or Carver or Hollendorfer; B- Meg Buckley & Tom Ryan (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

SHEZA SMOKE SHOW, 3YO filly by Wilko – Avery Hall ($25,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Our Stable) O- Biegler, Exline or Zubok et al; B- Butch Rice (KY); T- P. Eurton

TIZ KISSABLE, 3YO filly by Tiz Wonderful – True Kiss ($55,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jethorse) O- Jethorse; B- Pat Murphy (KY); T- T. McCanna

MY CONQUESTADORY, 3YO filly by Artie Schiller – Golden Artemis ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett, agent; Buyer- Biltmore Mansion Racing) O- Conquest Stables; B- Paul Tackett (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

NIJINSKY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

RIVER SEVEN, 4YO gelding by Johannesburg – Sans Souci Island ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugo Merry Bloodstock) O- Tucci Stables; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- N. Gonzalez

FIVE IRON, 4YO colt by Sharp Humor – Tee Off ($17,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Fred Allor) O/B- Fred Allor (KY); T- B. Lynch

DORSETT, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Dontgetinmyway ($4,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Brendrich Farm; $40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Marette Farrell, agent) O- Terry Hamilton; B- Guida Racing Stable (KY); T- B. Lynch

 

SANFORD S. (G2), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

SOUPER COLOSSAL, 2YO colt by War Front – Soaring Emotions ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Elkhorn Stable) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Moyglare Stud (KY); T- Eddie Plesa Jr.

BIG TROUBLE, 2YO colt by Tiz Wonderful – Silver Lullaby ($230,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm; Buyer- Team D) O- Team D; B- Columbiana Farm (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

MR. Z, 2YO colt by Malibu Moon – Stormy Bear ($60,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Maynard Farm, agent) O- Zayat Stables; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

OHIO DERBY (G3), Thistledown, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

BUMP START, 3YO ridgling by Jump Start – E T Phone Laura ($20,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Catalyst Bloodstock, agent) O- TK Stables; B- John Hicks, William Hart & Henry Higgitt (PA); T- Kellyn Gorder

ALMOST FAMOUS, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Wild Gams ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Charles & Maribeth Sandford; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Patrick Byrne

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

CLEBURNE, 3YO colt by Dixie Union – Joyful ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing/Jerry Crawford) O- Donegal Racing; B- Earle I. Mack (KY); T- Dale Romans

JESSICA’S STAR, 3YO gelding by Magna Graduate – Bimini Knot ($32,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Mark Breen; B- Elisabeth Alexander (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

ARLINGTON OAKS (G3), 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

STOCK YARD HEN, 3YO filly by Rock Hard Ten – Perfect Six ($5,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Casner Racing; B- Twin Creeks Farm, Tom Clark & Nancy Clark (KY); T- Eoin Harty

ARMY, 3YO filly by Corinthian – Dream Realized ($12,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Byer- Kazakov) O- Glockenburg LLC; B- Corinthian Syndicate, Burden Creek Farm & Bill Nicholls (KY); T- P. Vashchenko

STELLARIS, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Stellas New Groove ($70,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent) O- Tom VanMeter & Michael Stidham; B- T.F. VanMeter II (KY); T- Michael Stidham

SHE’S OFFLEE GOOD, 3YO filly by Offlee Wild – La Belle ($15,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- Holmark Stables; B- Dr. Jacqueline Smith (KY); T- R. Scherer

AURELIA’S BELLE, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Aurelia ($170,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; T- Jim Miller) O- James Miller; B- Alexander-Groves-Matz (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

MARIA MARIA, 3YO filly by Curlin – Hollow Miss ($45,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent) O/B- Curtis C. Green (KY); T- J. DiVito

 

 

SUNDAY, JULY 20 

COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

STOPCHARGINGMARIA, 3YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom ($47,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbred Sales) O- Repole Stables; B- Harvey Clark & Brookdale Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MISS BESILU, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Quiet Dance ($2.6 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Besilu Stables) O- Besilu Stables; B- Estate of Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bill Mott

AMERICA, 3YO filly by A.P. Indy – Lacadena ($725,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Bobby Flay (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

EDDIE READ S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SUMMER FRONT, 5YO horse by War Front – Rose of Summer ($475,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Graceville Breeding (KY); T- Christophe Clement

COGITO, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Ladies Cruise ($165,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $140,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- E. Freeman

TOM’S TRIBUTE, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Halloween Fun ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stony Point; Buyer- Purpoodock Bloodstock) O- Braly Family Trust; B- Laura McKinney & Ouisha McKinney (KY); T- James Cassidy

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