Key Derby Contenders Verrazano, Flashback Top Keeneland-Sold Graded Stakes Entries

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 8, 2013) – Three Keeneland sales grads headline their respective Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) preps this weekend – the undefeated colts Verrazano (Tampa Bay Derby-G2) and Flashback (San Felipe Stakes-G2), and the filly Flashy Gray (Honeybee Stakes-G3). Verrazano, a 16¼-length allowance winner last month at Gulfstream, will meet fellow Keeneland sale grad Falling Sky, winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs. Flashback comes into the San Felipe off a 6¼-length win in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita in February. Flashy Gray makes her stakes debut in the Honeybee at Oaklawn following impressive maiden and allowance wins.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

TAMPA BAY DERBY (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs*

PURPLE EGG, 3YO gelding by Lion Heart – Luminous Prize ($21,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- S K B Bloodstock; $22,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Goodwood Racing) O- Goodwood Racing; B- Betz/Kidder/Robenalt (KY); T- J. Cibelli

HONORABLE DILLON, 3YO colt by Tapit – Shy Greeting (ARG) (PS $85,000***, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Lobdell Family Stables) O- Joseph Bucci; B- Robert Trussell Jr. (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

VERRAZANO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Enchanted Rock ($250,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Middlebrook Farm, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) O- Let’s Go Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

 

SAN FELIPE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs*

CARVING, 3YO colt by Any Given Saturday – In Seconds ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- Baffert & Miller; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

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

KOCHEES, 3YO colt by Lion Heart – Costume Girl ($37,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- GoJo Bloodstock; $35,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Moonestone Sales, agent, Buyer- George Isaacs) O- B.J. Wright; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- M. Pender

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

 

GULFSTREAM PARK H. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

SWAGGER JACK, 5YO horse by Smart Strike – Lyrical Prayer ($280,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Silverton Hill) O- Silverton Hill; B- Edward Evans (VA); T- Martin Wolfson

 

HONEYBEE S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies**

FLASH FORWARD, 3YO filly by Curlin – Magical Flash ($180,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- Brooklyn Boyz Stables) O- MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- D. Schettino

AMERICAN SUGAR, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – I Love America ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent for Fares Farm; Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter) O- Poindexter Thoroughbreds; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- L. Chleborad

AWESOME MAMA, 3YO filly by Awesome Again – Mama Nadine (PS $80,000***, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Post Parade Bloodstock) O/B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- S. Ritter

BROKEN SPELL, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Rich Find ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent; Buyer- Greenbriar Investments) O- Calumet Farm; B- Shadowfax Stable (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

FLASHY GRAY, 3YO filly by Flashy Bull – Pleasure Cat ($45,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Dolphus Morrison; $775,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent for Dolphus Morrison Dispersal, Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & Tom Keithley) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Tom Keithley; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Bill Mott

LIBERTY GIRL, 3YO filly by A. P. Warrior – Champagne Glow ($130,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Susan Casner) O- Casner Racing; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Eoin Harty

 

RAZORBACK H. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

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

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

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

DONOHARM, 4YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Tasso Run ($57,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; B- Double Eagle Ranch (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

RIDE THE LIGHTNING, 5YO horse by Vindication – Ghunwa ($3,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shadwell Farm; Buyer- W. Brett Gray) O- W. Brett Gray; B- Shadwell Farm (KY); T- D.J. Higgins

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- Calumet Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

HILLSBOROUGH S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

LAST FULL MEASURE, 5YO mare by Empire Maker – Lazy Slusan ($70,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- St. George Farm (KY); T- P.J. Oliver

AUDINGTON, 4YO filly by Eddington – Aud ($47,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Longfield Farm, agent) O/T- Cathy Cole-Rivera; B- Willmott Stables (KY)

MYSTICAL STAR, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Capture a Star ($45,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; $45,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- W.G. Lyster III & Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

HOOH WHY, 7YO mare by Cloud Hopping – Magic Merger ($325,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Mark Hoffman & Earl Trostrud Jr.; B- Gail Gee (FL); T- A. Granitz

BLUE HEART, 4YO filly by Exchange Rate – Flawless Diamond ($375,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Amerman Racing) O- Amerman Racing; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- B. Lynch

STARS TO SHINE, 6YO mare by Tale of the Cat – Gaily Lady ($320,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent; Buyer- Volt Resources) O- Unlimited Equine; B- Tomoko Uenaka (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

LAS FLORES S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

BELLE OF THE HALL, 6YO mare by Graeme Hall – Vines of Justice ($155,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sabine Stables) O- Dixiana Farms; B- Leon Edward Do Little Farm (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

RUMOR, 5YO mare by Indian Charlie – Mini Chat ($440,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Jane Dunn, agent for Raydelz) O- Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm & Dilschneider; B- Stonerside Stable, Marula Park Stud and Dr. & Mrs. Walter Zent (KY); T- Richard Mandella

SHUMOOS, 4YO filly by Distorted Humor – Wile Cat ($375,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Oliver St. Lawrence) O- Fawzi Nass; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Ben Cecil

PINK LOLLIPOPS, 5YO mare by Silver Deputy – Christmas Rose ($29,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- Decker-Steeple Hill (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

*Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)

**Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1)

 

***Indicates Private Sale

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