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45 Keeneland Sales Graduates Featured in Preakness Weekend Graded Stakes

May 20, 2022

Forty-five Keeneland sale graduates take center stage in graded stakes competition on Friday and Saturday, highlighted by morning-line favorite Epicenter and second choice Early Voting in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico. 

Eleven of the past 15 Preakness winners are graduates of Keeneland sales: the filly Swiss Skydiver(2020), War of Will (2019), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018), Cloud Computing(2017), Exaggerator (2016), Oxbow (2013), Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another (2012), Shackleford (2011), Lookin At Lucky (2010), Big Brown (2008) and Curlin (2007).

Among the talented 3-year-old fillies entered in today’s George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico are Interstatedaydream, third in the Central Bank Ashland (G1); Radio Days, second in the Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select, and Distinctlypossible, second in the Darley Alcibiades (G1), all at Keeneland. 

Also today, stakes-placed Vindictive and Untreated are the first and second choices in the Pimlico Special (G3). The field also includes Panamanian Group 1 winner Capocostello, recently second in the Ghostzapper (G3) at Gulfstream. 

FRIDAY, MAY 20

GEORGE E. MITCHELL BLACK-EYED SUSAN S. (G2), Pimlico, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MISSY GREER, 3YO filly by Nyquist – Four Sugars ($170,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- West Paces Racing, Flying P Stable, Peter Callahan & Flying Partners; B- Diamond Creek Farm (KY); T- Danny Gargan

BEGUINE, 3YO filly by Gun Runner – Shananies Song ($235,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales) O/B- Charles Matses (KY); T- Danny Peitz

DISTINCTLYPOSSIBLE, 3YO filly by Curlin – Funny Proposition ($200,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- de Meric Sales) O- Bradley Thoroughbreds, Gary Finder, Belmar Racing & Breeding, Tim & Anna Cambron and Team Hanley; B- John Oxley (KY); T- Chad Brown

INTERSTATEDAYDREAM, 3YO filly by Classic Empire – Babcock ($105,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Rascal Bloodstock; $130,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Lehigh Bloodstock) O- Flurry Racing Stables; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- Brad Cox

RADIO DAYS, 3YO filly by Gun Runner – Remembered ($750,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Robbie Medina, agent) O- Allen Stable; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

 

PIMLICO SPECIAL (G3), Pimlico, 1 3/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

VINDICTIVE, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Exotic Bloom ($200,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable & LNJ Foxwoods; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SHOOGER RAY TOO, 5YO gelding by Wicked Strong – Caftan ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Vintage Thoroughbreds; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- J. Tyler Servis

UNTREATED, 4YO colt by Nyquist – Fully Living ($550,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent; $300,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Team Valor International; B- Ashview Farm & Old Oak Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WORKIN ON A DREAM, 7YO gelding by Jersey Town – Roberto’s Heat ($22,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- Steve Walfish; B- Joel Zamzow (KY); T- Robin Graham

FOREWARNED, 7YO horse by Flat Out – Fortune Play ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Preston Stables (OH); T- Uriah St. Lewis

CAPOCOSTELLO, 6YO horse by Cross Traffic – Ad Litem ($25,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Chestnut Hill Stable; B- C. Kidder & N. Cole (KY); T- Fausto Gutierrez

EXCELLORATOR, 4YO colt by Orb – Red Velvet ($3,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- American Horse) O- Larry Rabold; B- CRK Stable (MD); T- Hugh McMahon

TREASURE TROVE, 6YO gelding by Tapizar – Cashmere ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O- James C. Wolf; B- John & Diane Fradkin (KY); T- Anthony Farrior 

MISCHIEF AFOOT, 5YO gelding by Into Mischief – W W American ($210,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $250,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Rebecca Galbraith & Art Watson Jr.) O- Burning Daylight Farms & Rebecca Galbraith; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- James Toner

 

MISS PREAKNESS S. (G3), Pimlico, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

VERYLITTLECENTS, 3YO filly by Goldencents – Pinch Me ($50,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Randy Patterson; B- Kellie Holland, Tim Holland & Ramon Rangel (KY); T- Randy Morse

LADY SCARLET, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Exclude (GB) ($72,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp. & David Staudacher; B- Popatop (KY); T- Mike Maker

SAUCY LADY T, 3YO filly by Tonalist – Fila Primera ($5,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Radical Racing) O- Gary Broad; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Graham Motion

HAPPY SOUL, 3YO filly by Runhappy – Cowgirl Lucky ($50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Gayla Rankin) O- Gayla Rankin; B- Harris Training Center (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21

PREAKNESS S. (G1), Pimlico, 1 3/16 Miles, 3YOs

SIMPLIFICATION, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Simply Confection ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Tami Bobo & Tristan De Meric; B- France & Irwin Weiner (FL); T- Antonio Sano

CREATIVE MINISTER, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Tamboz ($180,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables, Back Racing & Magdalena Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

EARLY VOTING, 3YO colt by Gun Runner – Amour d’Ete ($200,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Triphammer Farm) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

HAPPY JACK, 3YO colt by Oxbow – Tapistry (2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

ARMAGNAC, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Kitty Wine ($210,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine Donovan, Golconda Stable & Siena Farm; B- Stone Farm & Joseph Sutton (KY); T- Tim Yakteen

EPICENTER, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Silent Candy ($260,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SKIPPYLONGSTOCKING, 3YO colt by Exaggerator – Twinkling ($15,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales, agent; Buyer- Doble Jak Investments) O- Daniel Alonso; B- Brushy Hill (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr. 

 

DINNER PARTY S. (G2), Pimlico, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

TANGO TANGO TANGO, 4YO colt by Tourist – First Consul ($35,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Frederick Wieting (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

 

CHICK LANG S. (G3), Pimlico, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs

COGBURN, 3YO colt by Not This Time – In a Jif ($52,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Clarmont Bloodstock Club) O- Clark Brewster & Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B- Bellary Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DOCTOR JEFF, 3YO colt by Street Boss – Wild Bea ($90,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Sean Perl Bloodstock) O- Michael Dubb & Michael Caruso; B- James Arrison (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

CHASING TIME, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Race Hunter ($115,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- MyRacehorse; B- Tenlane Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LITTLE VIC, 3YO colt by Practical Joke – Rock and Glory ($50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, agent; Buyer- Victor Martinez) O- Victoria’s Ranch; B- Stride Sales (KY); T- Juan Carlos Avila

 

MARYLAND SPRINT S. (G3), Pimlico, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

WAR TOCSIN, 6YO gelding by Violence – Being Anna ($14,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Hare Forest Farm (KY); T- Uriah St. Lewis 

SIR ALFRED JAMES, 6YO gelding by Munnings – Super Phoebe ($17,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; $27,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent) O- Built Wright Stables; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Norman Cash

THREES OVER DEUCES, 7YO gelding by Flat Out – Cruelmore ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Gary Capuano, agent) O- Pocket 3’s Racing; B- Machmer Hall & Montese (KY); T- Gary Capuano

DISCO PHAROAH, 4YO gelding by American Pharoah – Somalia ($300,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Murphy, Buyer- Andrew Williams Bloodstock; $300,000 RNA to Sale, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Bruno DeBerdt, agent) O- Perrine Time Thoroughbreds & Blue Lion Thoroughbreds; B- Ralph Kinder & Erv Woolsey (KY); T- Raymond Handal

FULL AUTHORITY, 5YO horse by Summer Front – Striking Flight ($17,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Patricia Clark, agent) O- Danny Brown, Charis Brenneman & Greg Compton; B- Eureka Thoroughbred Farm (KY); T- Greg Compton

MR PHIL, 5YO gelding by Mr Speaker – Appeal to the Win ($30,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Stonereath Stud, agent; Buyer- Global Thoroughbred) O- Sanford Goldfarb, Alan Khan, Estate of Ira Davis & Samuel Abraham; B- Peter Berglar Racing & Narola (KY); T- Rob Atras 

JAXON TRAVELER, 4YO colt by Munnings – Listen Boy ($80,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Marvin Delfiner; B- Dr. & Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau (MD); T- Steve Asmussen

 

GALLORETTE S. (G3), Pimlico, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

SCARABEA, 4YO filly by American Pharoah – Starstruck (IRE) ($130,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

KARAKATSIE, 4YO filly by Karakontie (JPN) – Alexandrite ($37,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Chad Schumer & Stephen Screnci; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Armando De La Cerda

 

LOUISVILLE S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

BAMA BREEZE, 5YO gelding by Honor Code – Stella Blue (FR) ($150,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Ashbrook Farm & BBN Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- George Arnold II

AJOURNEYTOFREEDOM, 5YO gelding by Hard Spun – Imprecation ($65,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp & David Staudacher; B- Pursuit of Success (KY); T- Mike Maker 

CAMP HOPE, 4YO colt by Summer Front – Praising ($55,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud) O- Walking L Thoroughbreds; B- Bret Jones (KY); T- Kenny McPeek 

SHAMROCKET, 5YO horse by Tonalist – Zehoorr ($130,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Rustlewood Farm (FL); T- Todd Pletcher

CULLUM ROAD, 7YO gelding by Quality Road – R Charlie’s Angel ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Eisaman Equine; $150,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- K. C. Garrett Farm) O- K C Garrett Farm; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Doug Danner

REIGNING SPIRIT, 5YO gelding by War Front – Upperline ($425,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Town & Country Racing (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.