LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2012) – Undefeated champion My Miss Aurelia and Golden Ticket, winner in a dead-heat of the Travers Stakes (G1), are among the accomplished Keeneland sales alumni competing in graded stakes this weekend. My Miss Aurelia seeks her third Grade 1 win in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes, while Golden Ticket goes postward in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2), both at Parx Racing.
Keeneland-sold Emma’s Encore and Judy the Beauty, 1-2 finishers in the Prioress Stakes (G1), renew their rivalry in the Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2) at Belmont, while American Derby (G3) winner Cozzetti is one of seven Keeneland sales grads entered in the Kent Stakes (G3) at Delaware Park.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
COTILLION S. (G1), Parx Racing, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies
MY MISS AURELIA, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – My Miss Storm Cat ($550,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- George Bolton) O- Stonestreet Stables & George Bolton; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
PENNSYLVANIA DERBY (G2), Parx Racing, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs
CASUAL TRICK, 3YO ridgling by Bernardini – Casual Look ($425,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stable) O- Robert LaPenta; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Nick Zito
JUNEBUGRED, 3YO ridgling by Corinthian – Dixie Melody ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Alex & Joann Lieblong) O- Alex & Joanne Lieblong; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Hobby
GOLDEN TICKET, 3YO 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
MACHO MACHO, 3YO colt by Macho Uno – Dazzling Contrast ($160,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Michael Westen) O- Jerry Durant; B- C. Kidder, J.K. and Linda Griggs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
GALLANT BLOOM H. (G2), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M
ROMAN TREASURE, 4YO filly by Roman Ruler – Jeanne Jones ($200,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation, Oratis & Brandywine; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) O- Black Swan Stable; B- Liberation Farm, Brandywine Farm & Oratis Thoroughbreds (KY); T- M. Hushion
ISLAND BOUND, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Indy Mood for Luv ($90,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; $95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place) O- Robert Manfuso; B- Nursery Place (KY); T- Ian Wilkes
JUDY THE BEAUTY, 3YO filly by Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Wesley Ward) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Adena Springs (ON)
MILDLY OFFENSIVE, 4YO filly by Sharp Humor – It’s Personal ($120,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- WinStar Farm; T- Todd Pletcher
EMMA’S ENCORE, 3YO filly by Congrats – French Opera ($2,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds; Buyer- Sheldon Ulrich) O- Brenda Mercer & Peter Berglar; B- Equest Thoroughbreds (FL); T- H. Allen Jerkins
KENT S. (G3), Delaware Park, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs
UNBROKEN, 3YO gelding by Unbridled’s Song – Nickel Classic ($20,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- Christy Whitman) O- Chemphar Inc; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- S. Epley Jr.
COZZETTI, 3YO colt by Cozzene – Lemon Drop Cello ($47,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Twighlight Stables; $150,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent, Buyer- Kempton Bloodstock, agent) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo (KY); T- Dale Romans
STAR CHANNEL, 3YO colt by English Channel – Reach the Top ($70,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- The Acorn, agent for White Oaks; Buyer- G D Investments) O- GDS Racing Stable; B- Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Rogers Jr. (FL); T- Todd Pletcher
TWILIGHT ECLIPSE, 3YO gelding by Purim – My Twilight Dancer ($1,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- John Langemeier) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Albertrani
TWO MONTHS RENT, 3YO gelding by Purim – Sharp Tradition ($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 and David Hager II (KY); T- J.J. Toner
CORINTHIAN’S JEWEL, 3YO colt by Corinthian – Rhumb Line ($130,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- George Weaver, agent) O- R.A. Hill Stable & Shirley K Stables; B- Michael Hernon, William Andrade, Blackrock Bloodstock et al (KY); T- George Weaver
EXCAPER, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Ada Ruckus ($30,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) O- Richard Kaster & Frederick Wieting (KY); T- Ian Black