September Sale Alum Certify Wins Doncaster’s May Hill Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 17, 2012) – Keeneland 2011 September Sale graduate Certify registered the second group win of her young career in the Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes (G2) on Friday at Doncaster to remain undefeated in three starts. The two-year-old Elusive Quality filly won the Sweet Solera Stakes (G3) on August 11.  

Also this weekend, Keeneland-sold Naples Bay, a half-sister to leading sire Medaglia d’Oro, took the Noble Damsel Stakes (G3), while Stealcase captured the Ontario Derby (G3), both at Woodbine.

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

STAKES WINNERS

CERTIFY, 2YO filly by Elusive Quality – Please Sign In ($80,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hurstland Farm, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Barrett Steel May Hill S. (G2) on 9/14 at Doncaster (career 3-3-0-0, £71,686) O- Godolphin; B- Hurstland Farm, William Kartozian & Darley; T- Mahmood Al Zarooni

NAPLES BAY, 4YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Cappucino Bay ($350,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Katalpa Farm, agent; Buyer- E.A. Cox Jr.) Won Noble Damsel S. (G3) on 9/15 at Belmont (career 10-4-1-1, $210,170) O- Edward Cox Jr.; B- Albert & Joyce Bell (KY); T- Christophe Clement

STEALCASE, 3YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Steal the Show ($35,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Elliot Mavorah) Won Ontario Derby (G3) on 9/16 at Woodbine (career 11-3-1-2, $313,619) O- John Oxley; B- Secret Whispers Partnership (KY); T- Mark Casse

STORMY LORD, 5YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Lady Auchamore ($10,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent for Kinghaven Farms) Won $250,000 PTHA President’s Cup on 9/15 at Parx Racing (career 27-9-7-1, $1,153,686) O- David Willmot; B- Kinghaven Farms (ON); T- Ian Black

TREE OF LIFE, 2YO colt by Lion Heart – Professora ($27,000 RNA, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) Won $100,495 Barretts Juvenile S. on 9/16 at Fairplex Park (career 2-2-0-0, $97,550) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Finsbury Bloodstock (KY); T- Craig Dollase

ITSMYLUCKDAY, 2YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Hines, agent) Won $79,000 Foolish Pleasure S. on 9/15 at Calder (career 5-3-1-1, $110,600) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm 7 Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Edward Plesa Jr.

MAID OF HEAVEN, 4YO filly by Empire Maker – Heavenliness ($12,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Dreamfields) Won $75,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon on 9/15 at Kentucky Downs (career 15-4-2-3, $158,185) O- Dreamfields Farm; B- Dreamfields & Don Brady (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder

MUCHO MAS MACHO, 3YO gelding by Macho Uno – A.P. Andie ($10,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Secure Investments) Won $55,000 Needles S. on 9/15 at Calder (career 17-4-3-0, $106,901) O- Signal hill Farms; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Henry Collazo

CARVING, 2YO colt by Any Given Saturday – In Seconds ($37,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) Won $50,000 C.B. Afflerbaugh S. on 9/12 at Fairplex Park (career 2-2-0-0, $54,900) O- Natalie Baffert & Bodie Miller; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

PLUS ONE, 3YO filly by Bluegrass Cat – License Fee ($45,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Alison McClay S. on 9/14 at Penn National (career 9-4-2-1, $130,775) O- WinStar Farm & Blazing Meadows Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Timothy Hamm

BUTTERFLY SOUL, 2YO filly by Henny Hughes – Zada Rae ($2,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Johnny Taboada) Won $50,000 Phil D. Shepherd S. on 9/14 at Fairplex  Park (career 2-2-0-0, $35,300) O- Johnny Taboada; B- Blue Devil Racing (NY); T- Genaro Vallejo

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