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Seven Keeneland Sales Graduates, Led by Champion Arrogate, Entered in $12 Million Pegasus World Cup

January 26, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 26, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the 12 horses entered for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Headlining the Keeneland sales graduates are 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and champion 3-year-old male Arrogate, recently named the 2016 World’s Best Racehorse by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities; Grade 1 stakes winner Keen Ice; and graded stakes winners Prayer for Relief and Breaking Lucky.

Keeneland sales graduates highlighting the Pegasus Cup undercard are Grade 1 winner Twilight Eclipse, who seeks an unprecedented third win in the W.L. McKnight (G3), and Grade 3 winner Genre, a likely favorite in the Hurricane Bertie (G3).

On Sunday, Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum and multiple Grade 1 winner I’m a Chatterbox makes her season debut in the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) at Sam Houston Race Park.




PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

ARROGATE, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Bubbler ($560,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) O- Juddmonte Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 9YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Dale Romans

NEOLITHIC, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Swingit ($460,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing; B- Edwin Anthony (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Ellis, Imaginary Stables & Weaver; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Mario Serey Jr.

SEMPER FORTIS, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Rebridled Dreams ($525,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Spendthrift Farm; Buyer- Beau Lane Bloodstock) O- Reddam Racing; B- Coffee Pot Stable (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

KEEN ICE, 5YO horse by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BREAKING LUCKY, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Shooting Party ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Christine Hayden (ON); T- Reade Baker

STANFORD (AE), 5YO horse by Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor ($120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Dona Licha Stables) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith & Stonestreet Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MADEFROMLUCKY (AE), 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Home From Oz ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Cheyenne Stables & Mac Nichol; B- RMF Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


LA PREVOYANTE H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

TRY YOUR LUCK, 4YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Golden Sphinx ($80,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Donver Stable) O- Out Of This World Racing; B- Fred Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Michael Maker

LOBELIA, 4YO filly by Paddy O’Prado – American Sulu ($14,000 RNA, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O/B- William Cubbedge (KY); T- Carlo Vaccarezza


W.L. McKNIGHT H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

DIAMOND BACHELOR, 6YO gelding by War Front – Seasoned ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- J.M. Greathouse, agent) O- Diamond 100 Racing Club, Robert Trussell and Patrick Biancone; B- Jamm Ltd (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

TWILIGHT ECLIPSE, 8YO gelding by Purim – My Twilight Dancer ($1,000, 2010 Jan Horse of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- John Langemeier) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

GENEROUS KITTEN, 6YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Philanthropy Lady ($45,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; T- Michael Maker

MR MAYBE, 6YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Regal Approval ($3,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Montessori Farm, agent; Buyer- Forty Coats) O- Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners & Highclere America; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Liberation Farm et al (KY); T- Chad Brown

HUNTER O’RILEY, 4YO ridgling by Tiz Wonderful – Oblige ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jarazen Stable) O- Sean Shay & Michael Ryan; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- James Toner


HURRICANE BERTIE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

GENRE, 5YO mare by Bernardini – French Park ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- William Graves & Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

DISTINTA, 5YO mare by Summer Bird – Miss Kitty ($7,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Polo Green Stable) O- VEB Racing Stable; B- Hargus & and Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

SUGAR CONE, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Double Scoop ($270,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

BODACIOUS BABE, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Blossomed ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Panic Stables) O- Panic Stable; B- Hubert Vester Jr. (KY); T- Jane Cibelli



HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC (G3), Sam Houston, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

DANZATRICE, 5YO mare by Dunkirk – Lady Pewitt ($5,500, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Curtis Spence) O- Gainesway Stable; B- Glenn Justiss (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FAMILY TREE, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Giant Mover ($225,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Dell Ridge Farm LLC & Sam-Son Farm (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

I’M A CHATTERBOX, 5YO mare by Munnings – Chit Chatter ($30,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent for Grayson Farm) O/B- Fletcher & Carolyn Gray (KY); T- Larry Jones

TIFFANY CASE, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Biblical Point ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- J.M. Greathouse, agent; $34,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Happy Horse Stable; $50,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Jerry Jamgotchian; B- JSM Equine & Greathouse Horse Property (KY); T- Eric Reed


JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP (G3), Sam Houston, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

WEST ROAD, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Speedy Escape ($22,000, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter; $30,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Richard Drake) O- Richard Drake; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- M. Brent Davidson

HAY DAKOTA, 4YO gelding by Haynesfield – Church by the Sea ($47,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Stewart Mettler) O- Alice Mettler; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Joel Berndt

GREENGRASSOFYOMING, 7YO gelding by Quest – Flick ($3,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Dwight Preston) O- Michael M. Hui; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Mikael Maker