Keeneland-Sold Pianist Tops Athenia (G3)

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LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 12, 2013) – Pianist, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2010 September Yearling Sale and a Grade 3 stakes winner, carries high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday’s Athenia (G3) at Belmont.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

KNICKERBOCKER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up (T)

SWIFT WARRIOR, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Afleet Summer ($80,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) O- James Covello & James Dolan; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments (KY); T- John Terranova

EXCLUSIVE STRIKE, 6YO gelding by Smart Strike – Glaire (BRZ) ($85,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent) O- Mr. Amore Stable; T- John Servix

PARIS VEGAS, 6YO gelding by Maria’s Mon – Tell Seattle ($45,000, 2008 Sept Yearling,k Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Petrovic Slobodam) O- Merriefield Farm; T- T. Voss

PERCUSSION, 5YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Cradlesong ($200,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- BTA Stable, agent, $190,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $65,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Doug Cauthen) O- Gary Barber; B- B. Walden & Bluegrass Farm Parnters (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PRAETEREO, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Deb’s Charm ($265,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Shannon Run Stables; $250,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Starlight Partners) O- Drawing Away Stable & David Jacobson; T- David Jacobson

DON DULCE, 5YO gelding by Maria’s Mon – Sweet Eloise ($75,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mike Langford) O- Gold Square & David Jacobson; T- David Jacobson

 

ATHENIA S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

PIANIST, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Red Piano ($100,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook Farm, agent) O- Hidden Brook & Dan Zucker; B- Grapestock (KY); T- Chad Brown

RUTHENIA, 5YO mare by Pulpit – Ruthian ($325,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent) O- Virginia Kraft Payson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Christophe Clement

ROYAL LAHAINA, 5YO mare by Chapel Royal – Fabulous Bonus ($20,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Upcountry Farm) O- James Riccio; B- Anthony Guida (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

LADY COHIBA, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Cohiba Miss ($240,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- Live Oak Plantation; T- Christophe Clement

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

NEARCTIC S. (G1), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

BEAR NO JOKE, 5YO gelding by It’s No Joke – Nithi ($72,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- El Scott Farm) O- Bear Stables; B- James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & J. Ariak Everatt-Meeuse (ON); T- R. Baker

EXCAPER, 4YO colt by Exchange Rate – Ada Ruckus ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) O- Richard Kaster & Frederick Wieting; T- Ian Black

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