Keeneland-Sold Violence, Normandy Invasion Favored in Weekend Kentucky Derby Preps

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 22, 2013) – Keeneland sales graduates Violence and Normandy Invasion headline the respective fields for Saturday’s Fountain of Youth (G2) and Risen Star Stakes (G2), each of which offer 50 Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points to the winner. In Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth, Grade 1 winner Violence faces fellow Keeneland sales alumni Falling Sky, winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3), and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up He’s Had Enough. Nine of the 15 sophomores entered in the Risen Star at Fair Grounds are Keeneland sales grads, led by favored Normandy Invasion, high weight Oxbow, and the talented Palace Malice, Code West and Circle Unbroken. The promising Keeneland sale alum Live Lively tries for her third consecutive win and 50 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in Gulfstream’s Davona Dale Stakes (G2).

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs*

VIOLENCE, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Violent Beauty ($600,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Sallusto & Albina, agent) O- Black Rock Thoroughbreds; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SKY CAPTAIN, 3YO colt by Sky Mesa – Anchors Away ($210,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Three Chimneys Farm & Serengeti Stable (KY); T- Mark Casse

HE’S HAD ENOUGH, 3YO colt by Tapit – Amelia ($200,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Red Wings Enterprises) O- Reddam Racing; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

FALLING SKY, 3YO colt by Lion Heart – Sea Dragoness ($16,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Off The Hook, agent) O- Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello & Joseph Bulger; B- Copper Penny Stables (PA); T- John Terranova II

 

RISEN STAR S. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs*

PROUD STRIKE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Colonella ($240,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent for the complete dispersal of Edward P. Evans; Buyer- Mike McCarty) O- Mike McCarty; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Steve Asmussen

CODE WEST, 3YO ridgling by Lemon Drop Kid – Charitabledonation ($340,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent for the complete dispersal of Edward P. Evans; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Bob Baffert

PALACE MALICE, 3YO colt by Curlin – Palace Rumor ($200,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Dogwood Stable) O- Dogwood Stable; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HARDROCK ELEVEN, 3YO gelding by Rock Hard Ten – Stark Beauty ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Virginia Lazenby) O- Farm D’Allie Racing Stable & Virginia Lazenby; B- Farm III Enterprises & Off The Hook Partners (FL); T- D. Banks

IVE STRUCK A NERVE, 3YO colt by Yankee Gentleman – Ranaway ($1,700, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Whitby Bloodstock) O- Big Chief Racing; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

NORMANDY INVASION, 3YO colt by Tapit – Boston Lady ($230,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Betz/Kidder/Gainesway/Graves/D.J. Stable/Cole (KY); T- Chad Brown

OXBOW, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Bluegrass Hall; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

HE’S HAD ENOUGH, 3YO colt by Tapit – Amelia ($200,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Red Wings Enterprises) O- Reddam Racing; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

CIRCLE UNBROKEN, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Baldomera ($92,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Travis Morgeson) O- Travis Morgeson V; B- BryLynn Farm (FL); T- Garry Simms

 

DAVONA DALE S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies**

LADY BANKS, 3YO filly by Successful Appeal – House of Soviet’s ($45,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Susan Y. Foreman, agent) O- George & Stephanie Autry; B- Susan Y. Foreman (ON); T- R.S. Lawrence Jr.

LIVE LIVELY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Glacken’s Gal ($160,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III (Wintergreen Farm), agent) O- Lee Lewis; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Mark Hennig

 

SAN CARLOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

 

CAPITAL ACCOUNT, 6YO horse by Closing Argument – Accountess ($330,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Legends Racing) O- Thoroughbred Legends Racing; B- Silverleaf Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

JUSTIN PHILLIP, 5YO horse by First Samurai – Ava Knowsthecode ($400,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CANONIZE, 7YO gelding by Aldebaran – Comanche Star ($320,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Jay Em Ess Stable) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- Four Roses (KY); T- Ron Ellis

MIDNIGHT TRANSFER, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – French Satin ($80,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent; Buyer- Warren Williamson) O- Warren Williamson; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Carla Gaines

DRILL, 4YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Cat Dancer ($170,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $300,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, Buyer- Mourning Wood) O- Pegram or Watson or Weitman; B- Stonewall Farm Stallions (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

RACHEL ALEXANDRA S. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies**

NEITH, 3YO filly by Dynaformer – Squall City ($245,000 RNA, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds & Dynaformer Syndicate (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

PROMISE ME MORE, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Aly’s Vow ($55,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Scott Mallory, agent) O- Holt Racing, R.E. Orth & W.E. Hawley; B- Scott Mallory & Robert Orth (KY); T- W.E. Hawley

MIDNIGHT BALLET, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Buzz Song ($100,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stoneway Farm) O- Stoneway Farm; B- SyBon Racing Stable (KY); T- Tom Proctor

 

MINESHAFT H. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

RAISON D’ETAT, 5YO horse by A.P. Indy – Sightseek ($140,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Bluegrass Hall; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

MARK VALESKI, 4YO colt by Proud Citizen – Pocho’s Dream Girl ($22,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O/B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

GOLDEN TICKET, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Business Plan ($100,000, 2011 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Niall Brennan Stables, agent; Buyer- Carter Stewart) O- Magic City Thoroughbred Partners; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ken McPeek

HERO OF ORDER, 4YO colt by Sharp Humor – Ocean Sprite ($3,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Raut) O- Raut; B- Wind Hill Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

MACHO BULL, 4YO colt by Time Is Tight – Macho Uno ($30,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine; Buyer- Mikhail Yanakov) O- Raut; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

 

FAIR GROUNDS H. (G3), Fair Grounds, Abt. 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

STRIKE IMPACT, 9YO gelding by Smart Strike – Foret Noire ($12,000 RNA, 2005 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm) O- Chester Miller & Patrick Dupuy; B- Hermitage Farm (KY); T- Patrick Dupuy

TWO MONTHS RENT, 4YO gelding by Sharp Tradition – Purim ($4,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent, Buyer- Ronald Nicholson; $17,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- AJ Suited Racing Stable; B- McCann & Associates & David Hager II (KY); T- J.J. Toner

MACHO BULL, 4YO colt by Time Is Tight – Macho Uno ($30,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine; Buyer- Mikhail Yanakov) O- Raut; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

 

CANADIAN TURF S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

GLOBAL POWER, 5YO horse by Pulpit – Hidden Cat ($230,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stable; B- Hidden Creek Farm (KY); T- J. Gibson

SCATMAN, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Hit It Here Café ($14,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent) O/B- JEOG Racing (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

**Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

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