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55 Keeneland Sales Alumni Competing in Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

June 6, 2019

Fifty-five Keeneland sales alumni, led by Preakness (G1) winner War of Will, are entered in 14 graded stakes being run during the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival celebrating the $1.5 million Belmont Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Five of the 10 sophomores entered in the Belmont – one of eight Grade 1 races on Saturday – are graduates of Keeneland sales, including the War of Will and Everfast, who ran 1-2 in the Preakness; graded stakes-placed Bourbon War and Sir Winston, and stakes winner Joevia.                                                                     

Other notable Keeneland sales graduates competing on the Belmont Day undercard are:

  • Multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie, winner of the Alysheba Presented by Sentient Jet (G2), is the morning-line favorite for the Runhappy Metropolitan Mile (G1). Among the other contenders seeking a berth in the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) are Mitole, whose six consecutive wins include the Churchill Downs Presented by TwinSpires (G1) and Count Fleet Sprint (G3); and Grade 1 winners Promises Fulfilled and Pavel.  
  • Multimillionaire Bricks and Mortar, winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) this season, and recent Man o’ War (G1) winner Channel Maker headline the Manhattan (G1). 
  • Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou seeks her fourth consecutive graded stakes win in the Ogden Phipps (G1), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race for the Distaff (G1).
  • Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress and Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select winner Fancy Dress Party vie in the Acorn (G1).

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

WONDER AGAIN S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

CAMBIER PARC, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Sealy Hill ($1.25 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- OXO Equine) O- OXO Equine; B- Bonne Chance Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

BLONDE MOMENT, 3YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Black Power ($6,200, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Jen Stables) O- Nice Guys Stables, Steve Hornstock, Del Russo, Margarita & Jack Bick; B- Pine Tree Mares (IN); T- Dermot Magner

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

NEW YORK S. (G2), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

VEXATIOUS, 5YO mare by Giant’s Causeway – Dream of Summer ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Calumet Farm; B- James Weigel & Giant’s Causeway Syndicate (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

COMPETITIONOFIDEAS, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Devil by Design ($325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- John D. Gunther, Tony Chedraoui & Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Chad Brown

HOMERIQUE, 4YO filly by Exchange Rate – Chiquita Picosa ($34,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Peter Brant; B- Nicky & Francois Drion (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

BELMONT GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G2), Belmont, 2 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

ARKLOW, 5YO horse by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

HUNTER O’RILEY, 6YO 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

 

BED O’ ROSES INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MYBIGITALIANFRIEND, 4YO filly by Union Rags – Echo Bluff ($210,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group, & Bethlehem Stables; B- Stonecliff Farm (FL); T- Jason Servis

PACIFIC GALE, 4YO filly by Flat Out – Pacific Whisper ($50,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Colt Creek) O- Tobey Morton; B- Bally Breeders (KY); T- John Kimmel

SEPARATIONOFPOWERS, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Shehadmefromhello ($190,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

TRUE NORTH S. (G2), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

STAN THE MAN, 4YO gelding by Broken Vow – Nite in Rome ($82,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Long Lake Stable; B- Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- John Terranova II

CATALINA CRUISER, 5YO horse by Union Rags – Sea Gull ($370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- W. S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

STRIKE POWER, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Gold d’Oro ($300,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms (KY); T- Mark Hennig 

RECRUITING READY, 5YO horse by Algorithms – Need ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) O- Sagamore Farm; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Stanley Hough

MR. DOUGIE FRESH, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Patience Drive ($175,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Xavier International Bloodstock, agent) O- M & A Racing; B- Stephen McDonald (KY); T- Jason Servis

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

BELMONT S. PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS (G1), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 3YOs

JOEVIA, 3YO colt by Shanghai Bobby – Peace Process ($34,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Michael & Jeff Fazio; B- Ikhana Farm (KY); T- Gregory Sacco

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

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

SIR WINSTON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – La Gran Bailadora ($50,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Mark Casse

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

 

RUNHAPPY METROPOLITAN MILE (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

MCKINZIE, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Runway Model ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MITOLE, 4YO colt by Eskendereya – Indian Miss ($20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Chestnut Valley Farm) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PROMISES FULFILLED, 4YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

PAVEL, 5YO horse by Creative Cause – Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

MANHATTAN S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

QURBAAN, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Flip Flop (FR) ($300,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Justin Carthy (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

BANDUA, 4YO colt by The Factor – If Angels Sang ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calumet) O- Calumet Farm; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

BRICKS AND MORTAR, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Beyond the Waves ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

CHANNEL MAKER, 5YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

 

JUST A GAME S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

DADDY IS A LEGEND, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Randie’s Legend ($140,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver

BELLAVAIS, 5YO mare by Tapit – La Cloche ($485,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Steve W. Young, agent) O- Bortolazzo Stable; B- Phillips Racing (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BEAU RECALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Sir Prancealot (IRE) – Greta d’Argent (IRE) ($385,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom Wallace (IRE); T- Brad Cox

GOT STORMY, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- Gary Barber & Southern Equine Stable; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

OGDEN PHIPPS S. (G1), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PACIFIC WIND, 5YO mare by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Chad Brown

MOPOTISM, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

ACORN S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

SERENGETI EMPRESS, 3YO filly by Alternation – Havisham ($25,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Dixon Enterprises; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Joel Politi) O- Joel Politi; B- Tri Eques Bloodstock (KY); T- Tom Amoss

JELTRIN, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Song to the Moon ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Juan C. Sanchez) O/T- Alexis Delgado (KY); B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY)

FANCY DRESS PARTY, 3YO filly by Munnings – The Schvagen ($280,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Douglas Arnold (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

PROUD EMMA, 3YO filly by Include – Debutante Dreamer ($9,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip A. Sims) O- Gem Inc., Tom Kagele & Steven Tartglione; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

JAIPUR INVITATIONAL (G1), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

UNDRAFTED, 9YO gelding by Purim – French Jeannette ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock, agent) O- Wes Welker & Monomoy Stables; B- Catesby Clay Investment (KY); T- Wesley Ward

OM, 7YO horse by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- K. B. Sareen; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & William S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Peter Miller

DIAMOND OOPS, 4YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Patriotic Viva ($42,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Amy Dunne, Patrick Biancone & Ivy Hui; B- Kin Hui Racing Stables (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

 

WOODY STEPHENS S. PRESENTED BY MOHEGAN SUN (G1), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

MUCH BETTER, 3YO ridgling by Pioneerof the Nile – Dust and Diamonds ($600,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- R. C. Thoroughbreds) O/B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BORRACHO, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Pantanal ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Preston Madden; $65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Preston Madden; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- George Arnold II

COMPLEXITY, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Goldfield ($375,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Chad Brown

LANDESKOG, 3YO gelding by Munnings – Minewander ($75,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- ERJ Stable) O- ERJ Racing, John Fuller, Dave Kenney & Madaket Stables; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 3YO colt 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

WENDELL FONG, 3YO colt by Flat Out – Augusta Queen ($47,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Paris Racing Circle; $160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Gold Square) O- Gold Square; B- Nicholas Lotz (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

 

WOODFORD RESERVE BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL (G2), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 4YOs & Up

MARCONI, 4YO colt by Tapit – Ponche de Leona ($2 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm & M. V. Magnier) O- Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor; B- Brushwood Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CAMPAIGN, 4YO colt by Curlin – Arania ($675,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End) O- Woodford Racing; B- Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T- John Sadler                                     

WAR STORY, 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

BIBLICAL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Storm Dixie ($500,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm) O- China Horse Club International; B- Barronstown Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ROCKETRY, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Smart Farming ($195,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Gainesway (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

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

FOREWARNED, 4YO colt by Flat Out – Fortune Play ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/T- Uriah St. Lewis; B- Preston Stables (OH)

 

OLD FORESTER MINT JULEP (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

COCO CHANNEL, 5YO mare by English Channel – A. P. Petal ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Charlie LoPresti

SMART EMMA, 6YO mare by Smart Strike – Miss Emma (IRE) ($300,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Robert & Lawana Low) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Takahiro Wada (KY); T- Daniel Peitz

PHANTOM OPENING, 5YO mare by Arch – Phantom Rising ($60,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill; $45,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Surfside Stables; B- Warrender Associates & Diane Curry (KY); T- Jordan Blair