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40+ Keeneland Sales Alumni Featured in Derby Weekend Graded Stakes

April 30, 2021

 More than 40 graduates of Keeneland sales are entered in graded stakes at Churchill Downs, Belmont and Santa Anita over Kentucky Derby Weekend.

Eight Keeneland sales alumni – led by Rock Your WorldHot Rod Charlie and Highly Motivated – are competing in Saturday’s $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs.

Keeneland sales have produced 23 Kentucky Derby winners, including four of the past five: champion Nyquist (2016), Always Dreaming (2017), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018) and Authentic (2020). Justify and Authentic both were named Horse of the Year.

Keeneland sales graduates also headline undercard stakes on Derby Day at Churchill:

·       Colonel Liam, winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and Muniz Memorial Classic (G2), is an early favorite for the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (G1); 

·       Champion Gamine, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Keeneland and recent Las Flores (G3), heads the field for the Derby City Distaff (G1) Presented by Kendall-Jackson Winery;

·       Multimillionaire and Grade 1 winner Got Stormy tops the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2); and 

·       Two-time Grade 1 winner Jackie’s Warrior highlights the Pat Day Mile (G2) Presented by LG&E and KU. 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 1

KENTUCKY DERBY (G1) PRESENTED BY WOODFORD RESERVE, Churchill Downs, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

LIKE THE KING, 3YO colt by Palace Malice – Like a Queen ($28,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- The Acorn) O- M Racing Group; B- Horseshoe Racing (KY); T- Wesley Ward

SAINTHOOD, 3YO colt by Mshawish – Lemon Hero ($100,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- The Legend Sables; $90,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- WinStar Farm & CHC; B- Edward Taylor & Springland Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Catch the Moon ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DYNAMIC ONE, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Beat the Drums ($725,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Repole Stable & St. Elias) O- Repole Stable, Phipps Stable & St. Elias; B- Phipps Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HIDDEN STASH, 3YO colt by Constitution – Making Mark Money ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- BBN II Racing) O- BBN Racing; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

ROCK YOUR WORLD, 3YO by Candy Ride (ARG) – Charm the Maker ($650,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- Sapphire Stable) O- Hronis Racing & David Michael Talla; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- John Sadler

HIGHLY MOTIVATED, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Strong Incentive ($240,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O/B- Klaravich Stables; T- Chad Brown

SUPER STOCK, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Super Girlie ($70,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Keith Asmussen & Erv Woolsey) O- Erv Woolsey & Keith Asmussen; B- Pedro Gonzalez & P. J. Gonzalez (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

OLD FORESTER BOURBON TURF CLASSIC (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

COLONEL LIAM, 4YO colt by Liam’s Map – Amazement ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

RIDE A COMET, 6YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Appealing Zophie ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- John Oxley & My Meadowview Farm; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

DERBY CITY DISTAFF (G1) PRESENTED BY KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY, Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

GAMINE, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Peggy Jane ($220,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Grace Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Bob Baffert

UNIQUE FACTOR, 5YO mare by The Factor – Try to Catch Her ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- MJK Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Valorie Lund) O- Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable & Peter Deutsch; B- Sebastien Murat, Martin Keogh, Justin Wojczynski & Gemma Freeman (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS S. (G1) PRESENTED BY FORD, Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

BASIN, 4YO colt by Liam’s Map – Appenzell ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jackpot Farm) O- Jackpot Farm; B- Cottonwood Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ATTACHMENT RATE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Aristra ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Rexy Bloodstock; $200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Dale Romans

SHASHASHAKEMEUP, 4YO colt by Shackleford – Churchflower ($5,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Potrero Stables) O- Tom Kagele; B- Larkspur Thoroughbreds & Darby Dan (KY); T- Peter Miller

GET THE PRIZE, 5YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Hondo’s Way ($125,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hoby & Layna Kight) O- Spendthrift Farm & Town and Country Racing; B- Diamond A Racing Corp. (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 5YO horse by Overanalyze – Candy Fortune ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Stewart Smith) O- Something Special Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

 

CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

GOT STORMY, 6YO mare by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- My Racehorse & Spendthrift Farm; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

ABSCOND, 4YO filly by Blame – Solitary Life ($35,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Jerry Romans Jr.; $90,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lisa & Tim Turney, agent; Buyer- Apogee Bloodstock) O- Apogee Bloodstock; B- Michael Niall (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

PAT DAY MILE S. (G2) PRESENTED BY LG&E AND KU, Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

THREE TWO ZONE, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Star Rating (IRE) ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Cotton Plant) O- Alonzo Racing; B- Don Alberto Corp. (KY); T- Marya Montoya

ULTIMATE BADGER, 3YO colt by Commissioner – El Rebecca ($140,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Erv Woolsey & Ralph Kinder (KY); T- Dale Romans

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DEFUNDED, 3YO gelding by Dialed In – Wind Caper ($210,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Athens Woods (KY); T- Bob Baffert

WHISKEY DOUBLE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Lake Sebago ($15,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Speed Bias Racing; $875,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent, Buyer- Phoenix Thoroughbreds & Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Buck Pond Farm & Richard Seale; T- Steve Asmussen

DREAM SHAKE, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Even Song ($32,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Foxpointe Thoroughbreds) O- Exline-Border Racing, SAF Racing & Richard Hausman; B- Dunwoody Farm (KY); T- Peter Eurton

SITTIN ON GO, 3YO colt by Brody’s Cause – Set’n On Ready ($65,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Wynnstay Sales, Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable; $62,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Wynnstay (KY); T- Dale Romans

NOBLE REFLECTION, 3YO gelding by Liam’s Map – Deal of the Decade ($60,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Calvin Nguyen) O- Calvin Nguyen & Joey Tran; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Richard Baltas

 

AMERICAN TURF S. (G2) PRESENTED BY DERBY CITY GAMING, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

WINFROMWITHIN, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Rau Breck ($100,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) O- Jim Bakke; B- Mulholland Springs (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ANNEX, 3YO colt by Constitution – You Make Me Sing ($65,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- LNJ Foxwoods & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo (KY); T- Bill Mott

DU JOUR, 3YO colt by Temple City – Guiltless ($19,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- V. C. Corporation) O- Natalie Baffert & Debbie Lanni; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ROYAL PRINCE, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Rose and Shine ($70,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Steve Landers) O- Steve Landers; B- Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

HIDDEN ENEMY (IRE), 3YO colt by Galileo (IRE) – Acoma ($150,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- L & N Racing) O- L & N Racing; B- Alexander/Grove Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PALAZZI, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Kindle ($375,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing) O- John C. Oxley; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing & Pioneerof the Nile Syndicate (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

BACKSIDEOFTHEMOON, 9YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Ballado’s Thunder ($125,000 RNA to Sale, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock) O- Charles Hallas; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Robert Klesaris

LIMONITE, 5YO horse by Lemon Drop Kid – Colina Verde (BRZ) ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- ECL Gaming; $100,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- KDE Equine) O- Novak Stable; B- Roberto Mesquita (KY); T- Amira Chichakly

DR POST, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Mary Delaney ($200,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm; $400,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle/J. J. Crupi, agent) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Cloyce C. Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

SENORITA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

MADONE, 3YO filly by Vancouver (AUS) – Indian Love Call ($70,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Nicoma Bloodstock, agent; $50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) O- Kaleem Shah; B- Glendalough (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

STRESSED, 3YO filly by Goldencents – Spring Zapper ($25,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Charles Towne) O- Reddam Racing; B- Two Boys Partnership (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

SUNDAY, MAY 2

RUFFIAN S. (G2), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up, F&M

OUR SUPER FREAK, 5YO mare by Mineshaft – Thatcher ($210,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- LBD Stable) O- LBD Stable & David Ingordo; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Cherie DeVaux

GIBBERISH, 4YO filly by Lea – Nippy ($230,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.