LEXINGTON, KY (March 18, 2013) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale grads and stablemates Will Take Charge and Oxbow were separated by only a head at the finish of the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn on Saturday. For his Rebel win, Will Take Charge earned 50 points and the top spot on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard.
Keeneland sales alum Joyful Victory became a millionaire with her win in Santa Anita’s Santa Margarita Stakes (G1).
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Santa Margarita S. (G1) on 3/16 at Santa Anita:
1- JOYFUL VICTORY, 5YO mare by Tapit – Wild Lucy Black ($60,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Sucher) (career 17-6-5-3, $1,090,679) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- William Graham (ON); T- Larry Jones
2- More Chocolate, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Little Treasure (FR) ($45,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Calumet Farm; Buyer- PHB Racing) O- Michael Talla; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
3- Brushed by a Star, 5YO mare by Eddington – Brush Hour ($10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- David Forster) O- Unlimited Equine; B- Desmond Ryan, Barry Donworth & Ken Donworth (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally
Keeneland sales grads finished 1-2-3 in the Rebel S. (G2) on 3/16 at Oaklawn:
1- WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Lady ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) (career 7-3-1-0, $545,371) O- Willis D. Horton; B- Eaton (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
2- Oxbow, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Tizamazing ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas
3- Den’s Legacy, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Sunshine Song ($150,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- John McKay) O- Westrock Stables; B- Gaye Swartz (FL); T- Bob Baffert
MICHAEL WITH US, 3YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Unbridled Melody ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- HH Agent) Won $100,000 OBS Championship (Colt & Gelding Division) on 3/11 at Ocala Training Center (career 5-1-2-2, $80,320) O- Kenwood Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Stephen DiMauro
ICON IKE, 4YO colt by Yes It’s True – Robbie’s Gal ($65,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent) Won $73,500 Colonel Power S. on 3/16 at Fair Grounds (career 16-7-2-3, $295,544) O/B- Fletcher & Gray (KY); T- Larry Jones
CONQUESTOR, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Runaway in Love ($32,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- HHTS) Won $50,000 OBS Sprint (Colt & Gelding Division) on 3/11 at Ocala Training Center (career 3-1-0-1, $38,644) O- John C. Oxley; B- Sheltowee Farm & Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- Mark Casse
COR COR, 3YO filly by Smoke Glacken – Babe’s Flair ($42,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Southern Chase Farm, agent) Won $50,000, OBS Sprint (Filly Division) on 3/11 at Ocala Training Center (career 5-4-1-0, $165,800) O- Steve Ballou & Harriet Waldron; B- Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck (FL); T- Joan Scott