LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 19, 2013) – Super Ninety Nine and Dice Flavor, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale, swept the weekend’s Kentucky Derby (G1) prep races, each rolling to easy wins in Oaklawn’s Southwest Stakes (G3) and Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby (G3), respectively. Keeneland-sold older mares also turned in exciting performances, with Mizdirection taking Santa Anita’s Buena Vista Handicap (G2) and champion Royal Delta winning her 2013 debut, the Sabin Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
MIZDIRECTION, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Deceptive ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) Won Buena Vista H. (G2) on 2/18 at Santa Anita (career 14-9-4-1, $1,094,621) O- Jungle Racing or Strauss or Grohs, et al; B- Joseph J. Perrotta (KY); T- Mike Puype
SUPER NINETY NINE, 3YO colt by Pulpit – Exogenetic ($200,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) Won Southwest S. (G3) on 2/18 at Oaklawn (career 5-3-1-0, $266,480) O- Tanma Corp; B- Northwest Farms (KY): T- Bob Baffert
DICE FLAVOR, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Afleet Summer ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Windmill Manor) Won El Camino Real Derby (G3) on 2/16 at Golden Gate (career 5-2-0-2, $160,500) O- Oda Racing Stable or US Equine; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock or Carhue Investments (KY); T- P. Gallagher
SWIFT WARRIOR, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Afleet Summer ($80,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent) Won Tampa Bay S. (G3) on 2/16 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 20-6-2-7, $430,843) O- James Covello & James Dolan; B- Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments (KY); T- John Terranova II
ROYAL DELTA, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Delta Princess ($8.5 million, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Palides Investements N.V. Inc; Buyer- Besilu Stables) Won Sabin S. (G3) on 2/17 at Gulfstream (career 16-10-3-1, $3,763,851) O- Besilu Stables; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc (KY); T- Bill Mott
DON’T TELL SOPHIA, 5YO mare by Congaree – Lost Expectations ($1,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip Sims, agent) Won $98,000 Bayakoa S.on 2/16 at Oaklawn (career 12-6-1-1, $243,606) O- Philip Sims & Jerry Namy; B- Stonerside Stable (KY); T- Philip Sims