Keeneland-Sold Verrazano, Hear the Ghost Win Key Derby Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 11, 2013)Verrazano and Hear the Ghost, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale, established themselves as leading Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders with wins in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and San Felipe Stakes (G2), respectively, on Saturday.



VERRAZANO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Enchanted Rock ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) Won Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on 3/9 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 3-3-0-0, $261,300) O- Let’s Go Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2 in the San Felipe S. (G2) on 3/9 at Santa Anita –

1- HEAR THE GHOST, 3YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Rehear ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) (career 3-2-1-0, $222,400) O- Halo Farms or Hollendorfer; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

2- Flashback, 3YO colt by Tapit – Rhumb Line ($260,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- William Andrade MD & Michael Hernon (KY); T- Bob Baffert


RUMOR, 5YO mare by Indian Charlie – Mini Chat ($440,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Jane Dunn, agent for Raydelz) Won Las Flores S. (G3) on 3/10 at Santa Anita (career 14-6-4-1, $384,438) O- Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm & Dilschneider; B- Stonerside Stable, Marula Park Stud and Dr. & Mrs. Walter Zent (KY); T- Richard Mandella


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Razorback H. (G3) on 3/9 at Oaklawn –

1- CYBER SECRET, 4YO colt by Broken Vow – Stomping ($110,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paragon Farms; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) (career 13-5-1-0, $252,564)  O- Charles Cella; B- Paragon Farms (KY); T- Lynn Whiting

2- Golden Ron, 5YO horse by Golden Missile – Reign of Tara ($3,200, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- John Hill) O- Fred Radolovich & John Hill Sr.; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- M. Medrano

3- Atigun, 4YO colt by Istan – Rimini Road ($42,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Ken McPeek


REYNALDOTHEWIZARD, 7YO gelding by Speightstown – Holiday Runner ($400,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hartley/DeRenzo) Won Mahab Al Shimaal sponsored by Emirates Skywards (G3) on 3/9 at Meydan (career 17-6-1-2, $308,340) O- Zabeel Racing International Corp; B- Gibraltar Group; T- Satish Seemar

BELIEVE YOU CAN, 4YO filly by Proud Citizen – El Fasto ($70,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Airdrie Stud, agent) Won $145,500 New Orleans Ladies S. on 3/9 at Fair Grounds (career 12-8-0-1, $1,239,484) O/B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

MALEEH, 3YO colt by Indian Charlie – Gold Mover ($350,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) Won $100,000 Fred “Cappy” Capossela S. on 3/9 at Aqueduct (career 2-2-0-0, $96,000) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Kiaran McLaughlin



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