Keeneland-Sold Sophomores Make Headlines with Graded Stakes Wins

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni Gala Award, Spot and Awesome Baby scored high profile wins on the East and West coasts this weekend. Gala Award established himself as a potential Kentucky Derby (G1) contender with a victory in the Palm Beach (G3), while fellow September Sale alum Spot pulled off an upset win in the Swale (G2), both at Gulfstream. Awesome Baby splashed to her second consecutive graded stakes win, following last month’s success in the Santa Ynez (G2) with a victory in the Santa Ysabel (G3) at Santa Anita.



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Swale S. (G2) on 3/1 at Gulfstream:

1- SPOT, 3YO gelding by Pulpit – Quiet Summernight ($150,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent) (career 6-2-1-0, $151,632) O- Joseph Moss; B- Curtis Green (KY); T- Nick Zito

2- No Nay Never, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Cat’s Eye Witness ($170,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Chestnut Valley; $95,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Cromwell  Bloodstock) O- Ice Wine Stable, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Jayne Doi Johnson & David Sparrow (KY); T- Wesley Ward


MSHAWISH, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Thunder Bayou ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Hot Pepper Farm; $10,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Brown Island Stables) Won Zabeel Mile (Sponsored by Al Naboodah MEP & Engineering Group) (G2) on 2/27 at Meydan (career 9-3-2-0, $418,451) O- Al Shaqab Racing; B- OTIF 2007; T- Mikel Delzangles

GALA AWARD, 3YO colt by Bernardini – Wilshewed ($1.55 million, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- D.L. O’Byrne) Won Palm Beach S. (G3) on 3/1 at Gulfstream (career 3-2-1-0, $123,180) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B- William Currin (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

AWESOME BABY, 3YO filly by Awesome Again – Miss Attractive ($220,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Margaux Farm, agent; Buyer- Ed Savant) Won Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on 3/1 at Santa Anita (career 5-3-0-0, $230,250) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Nicholas & Debbie Sibilio (KY); T- Bob Baffert

RED RIFLE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – May Night ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) Won $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup on 3/1 at Sam Houston (career 6-3-1-0, $138,820) O- WinStar Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stable; B- Twin Creeks Farm, Tom & Nancy Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher



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