LEXINGTON, KY (May 20, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates swept the two centerpiece stakes at Pimlico on Preakness weekend: Fiftyshadesofhay came from off the pace to win Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by a neck, while Oxbow turned in a stunning gate-to-wire romp to take Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1).
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Preakness S. (G1) on 5/18 at Pimlico:
1-OXBOW, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) (career 11-3-1-1, $983,500) O- Calumet Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
2- Itsmyluckyday, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine; Buyer- Nick J. Hines, agent) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Eddie Plesa Jr.
FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, 3YO filly by Pulpit – Quiet Kim ($175,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Smack Down Stable) Won Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2) on 5/17 at Pimlico (career 9-3-2-2, $492,490) O- Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the Marjorie L. Everett H. (G2) on 5/18 at Betfair Hollywood:
1- OPEN WATER, 4YO filly by Include – Biscayne Bay ($75,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Fernando Fantini) (career 14-3-2-3, $270,75) O- Southern Equine Stables; B- Overbrook Farm (KY); T- Eric Guillot
2- Lady of Fifty, 4YO filly by After Market – K. D.’s Shady Lady ($40,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Hollendorfer or Todaro; B- Cloverleaf Farms (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer
SAGE VALLEY, 4YO colt by Discreet Cat – Ashwood C C ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent) Won Maryland Sprint H. (G3) on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 8-5-0-3, $243,200) O- Michael Dubb; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez
PIANIST, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Red Piano ($100,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook Farm, agent) Won Gallorette H. (G3) on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 10-5-1-1, $300,950) O- Hidden Brook & Dan Zucker; B- Grapestock (KY); T- Chad Brown
HOARDING, 3YO colt by Elusive Quality – What a Treasure (IRE) ($150,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Best Odds Guaranteed on Racing at Coral.com.uk Fairway S. (L) on 5/18 at Newmarket (career 12-3-1-5, £45,293) O- HRH Princess Haya of Jordan; B- Scuderia Archi Romani di Paolo Agonstini & Darley; T- John Gosden
I’M MOM’S FAVORITE, 3YO filly by Indian Charlie – Charming Toutsie ($95,000 RNA, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; $75,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Miss Preakness S. on 5/17 at Pimlico (career 5-3-1-1, $138,940) O- CJZ Racing Stable; B- Tom Van Meter, Reiley McDonald & J.B. McKathan (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow
SENSIBLE LADY, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Awesome Lady ($17,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $100,000 Very One S. on 5/17 at Pimlico (career 16-8-0-4, $371,330) O- Three Lyons Racing; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Timothy Salzman
DAN THE TIN MAN, 3YO gelding by Songandaprayer – Mrs. M ($22,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock International; Buyer- Kelynack Racing & Steve Duffield) Won $100,000 Tom Ridge S. on 5/13 at Presque Isle Downs (career 8-3-0-1, $211,143) O- Debmar Stables; B- Moreau Bloodstock International (FL); T- Ricky Griffith
DEBT CEILING, 2YO colt by Discreet Cat – Top Marks ($8,500, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Arbor Tree Lane; $27,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, Buyer- Tim O’Donohue) Won $75,000 Rollicking S. on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 2-2-0-0, $177,277) O- Tim O’Donohue; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- John Robb
CHO CHO CAT, 5YO mare by Tale of the Cat – Cho Cho San ($19,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Raut) Won $50,000 Tellike S. on 5/18 at Evangeline Downs (career 20-6-5-2, $137,187) O- Michael Almerico II & Pete Horton; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Robert Long Jr.