Shackleford, Switch Among Accomplished Keeneland Sales Grads Competing this Weekend

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LEXINGTON, KY (August 3, 2012) – Keeneland September Yearling Sales alumni Shackleford and Switch headline graded stakes entries at Saratoga and Del Mar, respectively, this weekend. Shackleford, winner of the 2011 Preakness (G1) and 2012 Metropolitan (G1) and Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), will carry high weight of 121 pounds in Sunday’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga.  At Del Mar, multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire Switch stretches out in the 1 1/16-mile Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1).

Among the other notable Keeneland sales grads competing this weekend are graded stakes winner Endorsement in the Whitney Invitational (G1) at Saratoga; Hero of Order, high weight in the West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer; and Grade 1 stakes winner Pool Play and graded stakes winner Stunning Stag in Woodbine’s Seagram Cup (G3).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

HONORABLE MISS H. (G2), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

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

BELLE OF THE HALL, 5YO mare by Graeme Hall – Vines of Justice ($155,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sabine Stables) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Leon Edward Do Little Farm (FL); T- Tom Albertrani

ROMAN TREASURE, 4YO filly by Roman Ruler – Jeanne Jones ($200,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation, Oratis & Brandwine; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) O- Black Swan Stable; B- Liberation Farm, Brandywine Farm & Oratis Thoroughbreds (KY); T- M. Hushion

MAPLE FOREST, 4YO filly by Forestry – Maple Syrple ($200,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Blue Heaven Farm; T- Todd Pletcher

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

WHITNEY INVITATIONAL H. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

ENDORSEMENT, 5YO horse by Distorted Humor – Charmed Gift ($450,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- Casner Racing; B- Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- Eoin Harty

TRICKMEISTER, 5YO horse by Proud Citizen – Afternoon Trick ($95,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holdings Group Stables & Mark Frimmel; B- Brereton Jones & Timothy Thornton (KY); T- Richard Dutrow Jr.

 

PRIORESS S. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

EMMAS’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 Jerkens

LIVI MAKENZIE, 3YO filly by Macho Uno – Greta’s Joy ($5,500, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Walker) O- J. Lee & Joyce Didier; B- Scott Pierce & Bobby Langley (KY); T- Ron Moquett

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)

 

CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SWITCH, 5YO mare by Quiet American – Antoniette ($150,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Calumet Farm; Buyer- Third Street Stable) O- C R K Stable; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

 

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G2), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

MACHO BULL, 3YO colt by Macho Uno – Time Is Tight ($30,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent for Liberation Farm & Brandywine) O- Olympia Star; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

HERO OF ORDER, 3YO colt by Sharp Humor – Ocean Sprite ($3,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Raut) O- Raut; B- Wind Hill Farm (KY); T- G. Dorochenko

Z CAMELOT, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Madame Thor ($550,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds & Corinthian Mares (KY); T- Dale Romans

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. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MORGAN’S GUERRILLA, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Rutledge Ballado ($250,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent for Rutledge Farm; Buyer- R. Thomas Conway) O- F. Thomas Conway, Jack Conway, Trey Thornton & Gary Carter; B- Rutledge Farm & Hermen Greenberg (KY); T- Michael Maker

CALLED TO SERVE, 3YO gelding by Afleet Alex – Andover Lady ($290,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell) O- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell; B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- P. Eurton

 

SEAGRAM CUP (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

POOL PLAY, 7YO horse by Silver Deputy – Zuri Ridge ($60,000, 2005 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Windfields Farm, Buyer- Aspiration Stud; $625,000, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gracefield, Buyer- Geathers Racing Stable; $180,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Bill Farish) O- W.S. Farish Jr.; B- Windfields Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse

STUNNING STAG, 8YO gelding by Running Stag – Midday Fun ($37,000 RNA, 2005 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Janice Attard; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Sid Attard

INCREDICAT, 3YO colt by Discreet Cat – Lady Auchamore ($180,000 RNA, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent for Kinghaven Farms; $170,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent for Kinghaven Farms) O- Kinghaven Farms, Hat Trick Stable, J. Fielding, B. Hutzel & H. Horner; B- Kinghaven Farms (ON); T- Ian Black

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SHACKLEFORD, 4YO colt by Forestry – Oatsee ($275,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Michael Lauffer, W.D. Cubbedge & Phillips Racing Partnership; B- Mike Lauffer & Bill Cubbedge (KY); T- Dale Romans

JUSTIN PHILLIP, 4YO colt by First Samurai – Ava Knowsthecode ($400,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent for Oakbrook Farm; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

JERSEY TOWN, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Jersey Girl ($95,000 RNA, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; $170,000 RNA, 2008 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- McKathan Bros, agent) O/B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Barclay Tagg

HAMAZING DESTINY, 6YO horse by Salt Lake – Ms Proud Destiny ($70,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent for Edward Gamble; Buyer- Hugh Robertson, agent for Barry Butzow) O- Barry Butzow & Westrock Stables; B- Destinaire Farm (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

BEST PAL S. (G2), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 2YOs

MISS EMPIRE, 2YO filly by Empire Maker – Miss Excitement ($85,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- G. Ray Trisler & Mays Farm) O- Barber or Barber or Tsujihara; B- Dan Cassella & Frank Cassella (KY); T- P. Miller

KNOW MORE, 2YO colt by Lion Heart - Seattle Qui ($130,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Red Wings Enterprises) O- Reddam Racing; B- Joseph LaCombe Stables; T- Doug O’Neill

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