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54 Keeneland Sales Graduates Headline Preakness Weekend Graded Stakes

May 17, 2019

Fifty-four Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes across North America over Preakness Weekend. Nine of the 13 sophomores competing in the $1.5 million Preakness (G1), the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown on Saturday at Pimlico, are Keeneland sales alumni, led by early favorites Improbable and War of Will

Keeneland sales graduates also top the fields for other graded stakes at Pimlico. On Friday, stakes winner Point of Honor and Grade 2 stakes-placed Sweet Diane highlight entries for the Black-Eyed Susan (G2); morning-line favorite Rally Cry meets graded stakes winner Flameaway in the Pimlico Special (G3); and Keeneland allowance winner Covfefe heads the Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3). On Saturday, undefeated Preamble takes on Grade 3 winner Gladiator King and allowance winner Still Dreaming in the Chick Lang (G3).

In other racing around the country, Limestone Turf Sprint runner-up Stillwater Cove and Chelsey Flower Stakes winner Seek and Destroy go postward in the Soaring Softly (G3) at Belmont. Multiple graded stakes winner and morning-line favoriteMucho Gusto and Grade 2 winner Sparky Ville lead the field for the Lazaro Barrera (G3) at Santa Anita. Grade 3-placedSoglio is the early choice in the Louisville (G3) at Churchill Downs. 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17

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

SWEET DIANE, 3YO filly by Will Take Charge – Inside Passage ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent, Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises; $500,000, 2019 April Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, Consignor- ELiTE, agent, Buyer- River Bend Farm) O- River Bend Farm; B- Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

OFF TOPIC, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Off Limits ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

POINT OF HONOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Zayanna (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Stetson Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- George Weaver

 

PIMLICO SPECIAL S. (G3), Pimlico, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

WAR STORY (SCRATCHED), 7YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

RALLY CRY, 6YO horse by Uncle Mo – Alienated ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FLYING THE FLAG, 4YO colt by Malibu Moon – Indian Breeze ($135,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- W.D. North Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Chester Thoroughbreds; B- William Peeples (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

CARLINO, 4YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Film Charm ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms; T- Mark Hennig

HEAVY ROLLER, 5YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Yara ($50,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yealring, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Carl R. Moore Management; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Joe Sharp

JUST WHISTLE, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – And Why Not ($190,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O/B- Helen Groves (KY); T- Michael Matz

FLAMEAWAY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

YOU’RE TO BLAME, 5YO horse by Distorted Humor – Bon Jovi Girl ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Woodford Racing; $440,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Bortolazzo Stable; B- Bryant H. Prentice III (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

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

COVFEFE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Antics ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Alexander-Groves (KY); T- Brad Cox

BRUNETTE PRINCESS, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Giant’s Princess ($25,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Atlantic Stable) O- OGMA Investments; B- John David Zuidema Jr. (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

TOMLIN, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Belle of Perintown ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Fairview) O- Fairview; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds Holdings (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

ALLAIRE DUPONT DISTAFF S. (G3), Pimlico, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

TIMELESS CURLS, 4YO filly by Curlin – Lookinforchange ($35,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Sookdeen Pasram) O- Sookdeen Pasram; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Dale Capuano

MY MISS LILLY, 4YO filly by Tapit – Wicked Deed ($670,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farm) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Mark Hennig

GIO GAME, 4YO filly by Gio Ponti – Game for More ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

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

WAR OF WILL, 3YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

BOURBON WAR, 3YO colt by Tapit – My Conquestadory ($410,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- S. L. P. H.; $525,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Lake Star Stable; B- Conquest Stables (KY); T- Mark Hennig

IMPROBABLE, 3YO colt by City Zip – Rare Event ($110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & Starlight Racing; B- St. George Farm & G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Bob Baffert

OWENDALE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Aspen Light ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Wentworth) O- Rupp Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox

MARKET KING, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Divine Presence ($550,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

ALWAYSMINING, 3YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – What Will Be ($32,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- 3-D Bloodstock; $130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Jim McIngvale) O- Runnymede Racing; B- Avla Pitts (MD); T- Kelly Rubley

BODEXPRESS, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Pied a Terre ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs) O- Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred & GDS Racing Stable; B- Martha Jane Mulholland (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

EVERFAST, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Awesome Surprise ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Dale Romans

LAUGHING FOX, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Saskawea ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- George Yager) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B- Chester & Anne Prince (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

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

TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 6YO gelding by City Zip – Here Comes Amelia (RNA, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- Jamie Ness

JUST HOWARD, 5YO horse by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($37,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) O- Skeedattle Associates; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion

HAVE AT IT, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Akronism ($200,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O/B- Robert S. Evans; T- Christophe Clement

FLAMEAWAY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

CATHOLIC BOY, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

 

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

STILL DREAMING, 3YO colt by Flatter – Seeking Gabrielle ($460,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Chris Larsen; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

MALPAIS, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – D’Elegance ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent) O- Richard & Connie Snyder and Brett & Billie Jo Setzer; B- Connie & Richard Snyder (KY); T- Joe Sharp

ADMIRAL LYNCH, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Golden Production ($9,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- James K. Chapman) O- Joseph Besecker; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

CABOT, 3YO colt by Will Take Charge – Mystic Mama ($160,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Brookstone Farm) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Ron Moquett

GLADIATOR KING, 3YO colt by Curlin – Golden Dawn (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) O- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

PREAMBLE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Beautician ($225,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & SF Racing; B- Peter Callahan (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

 

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

NEW YORK CENTRAL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments) O- China Horse Club International, SF Racing & WinStar Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmssuen

WENTZ, 4YO colt by Super Saver – Snicker Belle ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Main Line Racing Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- John Tyler Servis

 

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

DYNATAIL, 5YO mare by Hightail – Southern Dynamo ($6,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Fredricktown Farms) O- Ballybrit Stable; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Michael Dini

HOGANS HOLIDAY, 4YO filly by The Factor – Hogan Beach ($40,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Long Acres Farm) O- John Grossi’s Racing Corp; B- Hunter Valley Farm (KY); T- Marcus Vitali

VIVA VEGAS, 5YO mare by The Factor – Viva Vega ($180,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Merriebelle Stable) O- Merriebelle Stable; B- Summer Grove Farm  & Terry Gabriel (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

 

SELENE S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

SOUPER CHARLOTTE, 3YO filly by Warrior’s Reward – Unbridled Appeal ($325,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

ABOVE ALL NAMES, 3YO filly by Skipshot – Pleasant Amelia ($3,500, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Olympia Star Inc.; Buyer- Dominion Bloodstock) O/T- Bonnie Eshelman 

 

SOARING SOFTLY S. (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs (T), 3YO Fillies

MY GALINA, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – So Far ($275,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Empire Thoroughbred, agent) O- Kingsport Farm; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Jorge Abreu

STILLWATER COVE, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Celibataire ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Marcus Stables; B- Lofts Hall Stud & Ben Sangster (KY); T- Wesley Ward

SEEK AND DESTROY, 3YO filly by Verrazano – Search and Seizure ($425,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- William Harrigan (KY); T- Chad Brown

WAVING FLAGS, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – All of Her Twist ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ron Fleischman, agent) O- Up Hill Stable; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Brian Lynch

 

LAZARO BARRERA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

MUCHO GUSTO, 3YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SPARKY VILLE, 3YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lorelei K ($90,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jeff Bonde/Del Secco DCS) O- Del Secco DCS Racing; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

VANTASTIC, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Lemon Secretary ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Sharon Alesia & Paul Van Doren; B- David Berman (FL); T- Peter Eurton

MANHATTAN UP, 3YO colt by Street Boss – In the Frame ($37,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- Charles Gust & John Warren; B- Kathleen McIsaac (KY); T- Philip Oviedo

SYNTHESIS, 3YO ridgling by First Samurai – Trust in Hope ($16,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Decker Racing, Kretz Racing & Jay Selby; B- Catherine Zoc (KY); T- George Papaprodromou

 

LOUISVILLE S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SOGLIO, 5YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Sea of Showers ($240,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

DESERT STORMER S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

YUVETSI, 5YO mare by Bodemeister – Mother Ruth ($180,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $420,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Frankfort Park Farm (KY); T- John Sadler