Keeneland-Sold Ive Struck a Nerve, Live Lively Gallop onto Classic Scene

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 25, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Ive Struck a Nerve and Live Lively each vaulted to the top of the classic standings with their wins in the Risen Star (G2) and Davona Dale (G2), respectively. I’ve Struck a Nerve earned 50 points for his upset victory in the Risen Star to claim the Number 1 spot among point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland-sold Code West and Palace Malice finished second and third, respectively. Live Lively was an impressive gate-to-wire winner of the Davona Dale to earn 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

 

Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2-3 in the Risen Star (G2) on 2/23 at Fair Grounds:

1- IVE STRUCK A NERVE, 3YO colt by Yankee Gentleman – Ranaway ($1,700, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Whitby Bloodstock) (career 9-2-1-2, $305,790) O- Big Chief Racing; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

2- Code West, 3YO ridgling by Lemon Drop Kid – Charitabledonation ($340,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent for the complete dispersal of Edward P. Evans; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bob Baffert

3- Palace Malice, 3YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Dogwood Stable) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

LIVE LIVELY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Glacken’s Gal ($160,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III (Wintergreen Farm), agent) Won Davona Dale S. (G2) on 2/23 at Gulfstream (career 4-3-0-1, $220,300) O- Lee Lewis; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Mark Hennig

MARK VALESKI, 4YO colt by Proud Citizen – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($22,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) Won Mineshaft H. (G3) on 2/23 at Fair Grounds (career 8-4-3-0, $540,952) O/B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

DRY SUMMER, 3YO ridgling by Any Given Saturday – Greenstreet ($22,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) Won $120,000 Mine That Bird Derby on 2/23 at Sunland (career 8-4-0-0, $205,680) O- Sam Britt & Michael House; B- Richard Shultz (KY); T- Joel Marr

UNBRIDLED’S NOTE, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Siberian Fur ($150,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gulf Coast Farm) Won $75,000 Joe Hernandez H. on 2/23 at Santa Anita (career 10-4-1-3, $457,581) O- Mike McCarty; B- Gulf Coast Farms & Unbridled’s Song Syndicate (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SINGLET, 4YO filly by Real Quiet – Taylor’s Choice ($75,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) Won $73,500 Ruby Rubles S. on 2/22 at Aqueduct (career 13-6-3-2, $319,144) O- Michael Dubb, Larry & Ryan Brafman and M. Daniel; B- McKathan Bros (FL); T- Anthony Dutrow

STOPSHOPPINGMARIA, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Skybox ($50,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won $60,000 Ladies Turf Sprint on 2/24 at Gulfstream (career 9-4-3-1, $379,160) O- Repole Stable; B- Mueller Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SPECIAL WARRIOR, 3YO gelding by Majestic Warrior – Special One ($9,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms, agent; Buyer- Jose Garcia Ronzino, agent for Jaison Camacho) Won $54,500 Copa Jorge Washington on 2/17 at Camarero Race Track (career 9-3-3-0, $46,380) O- Jay Jay Racing; B- Hinkle Farms & Ben Kessinger (KY); T- Jose Velez

COUNTESS CURLIN, 3YO filly by Curlin – Profit Column ($140,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Island Fashion S. on 2/24 at Sunland (career 4-3-1-0, $58,889) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

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