Keeneland-Sold Juveniles Brazen Persuasion, Bahnah Turn Up the Heat at Saratoga

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 Champion Royal Delta Exudes Class in Delaware Handicap Win

LEXINGTON, KY (July 22, 2013) – Juvenile fillies Brazen Persuasion and Bahnah – both graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale – turned in a thrilling stretch duel that resulted in a dead heat in Saratoga’s opening day Schuylerville Stakes (G3). At Delaware Park, multiple champion Royal Delta romped by 103Ž4 lengths – a stakes-record-setting margin – in the Delaware Handicap (G1).



ROYAL DELTA, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for complete dispersal of Palides Investments N.V., Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) Won Delaware H. (G1) on 7/20 at Delaware Park (career 19-11-4-1, $4,251,126) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V., Inc. (KY); T- Bill Mott

SO LONG GEORGE, 4YO gelding by Arch – Gal of Mine ($50,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) Won Nijinsky S. (G2) on 7/21 at Woodbine (career 13-6-1-0, $279,893) O- Uphill Stable; B- Hidden  Brook Farm & Jamie Corbett (KY); T- J. Charalambous


Keeneland sales grads dead heated for the win in the Schuylerville S. (G3) on 7/19 at Saratoga:

1 (DH) – BRAZEN PERSUASION, 2YO filly by Indian Charlie – Beholden ($57,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Hoby Kight) (career 3-2-1-0, $96,000) O- Darren & Marilyn Pollitt; B- Tom VanMeter & Brian Kahn (KY); T- Steve Asmussen Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch

1 (DH) – BAHNAH, 2YO filly by Elusive Quality – Flying Glitter ($62,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) (career 2-2-0-0, $87,000) O- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun


AUTHENTICITY, 6YO mare by Quiet American – Court of Appeal ($250,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Padua Stables) Won Shuvee H. (G3) on 7/20 at Saratoga (career 9-4-3-1, $513,362) O- Padua Stables; B- Dixiana Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SAGE VALLEY, 4YO colt by Discreet Cat – Ashwood C C ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent) Won James Marvin S. (G3) on 7/19 at Saratoga (career 10-6-0-3, $315,200) O- Michael Dubb & Gary Alsquith; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

RIVERTOWN BELLE, 3YO filly by Bellamy Road – Sweet Maggie ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Pauls Mill & Pat Madden) Won $156,400 Indiana First Lady S. on 7/17 at Indiana Downs (career 8-3-2-0, $152,394) O- Mast Thoroughbreds; B- Deann & Greg Baer (IN); T- Robert Gorham

CLOSING RANGE, 4YO filly by After Market – Subeen (GB) ($49,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won $103,550 Osunitas S. on 7/20 at Del Mar (career 10-5-1-0, $212,436) O/B- St. George Farm Racing (KY); T- Philip Oliver

AGENT DI NOZZO, 4YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Quick Tip ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Breaking Point Farm) Won $101,900 Golden Bear S. on 7/20 at Indiana Downs (career 14-7-2-2, $265,387) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Steve Margolis

HESSONITE, 5YO mare by Freud – Lakab ($27,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- William Punk Jr.) Won $100,000 On the Bus S. on 7/19 at Saratoga (career 22-11-3-1, $879,644) O- William Punk Jr. & Philip DiLeo; B- Berkshire Stud & Waterville Lake Stables (NY); T- David Donk

GRAND TITO, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Golden Arches (FR) ($225,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Group F C Racing Stable) Won (in deadheat) $75,000 Showing Up S. on 7/20 at Gulfstream Park (career 4-2-1-0, $50,000) O- Groupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Ben Walden Jr. (KY); T- Antonio Sano




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