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Champion Jackie’s Warrior Leads Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing in Graded Stakes Company on Friday at Belmont

June 9, 2022

Keeneland sales graduates, among them reigning champion male sprinter Jackie’s Warrior and graded stakes winners Family WayAbaan and Glass Ceiling, are featured in graded stakes on Thursday and Friday as part of the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park.

On Friday, Jackie’s Warrior, winner of the Count Fleet Sprint (G3) and Churchill Downs (G1) in as many starts this season, headlines the True North (G2). 

On the same card, Family Way, winner of the Orchid (G3) and runner-up in The Very One (G3) and Bewitch (G3) in three starts this year, highlights the New York (G1). Other standouts include W. L. McKnight (G3) winner Abaan in the Belmont Gold Cup (G2); Glass Ceiling, who counts the Barbara Fritchie (G3) and Distaff (G3) among her four consecutive wins, in the Bed o’ Roses (G2); and recent License Fee Stakes (L) winner Miss J McKay in the Intercontinental (G3). 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

WONDER AGAIN S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

TAP THE FAITH, 3YO filly by Tapit – Embellish the Lace ($1.25M, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Manzanita Stables; B- CHC (KY); T- Christophe Clement

VERGARA, 3YO filly by Noble Mission (GB) – Figure of Beauty ($130,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Gary Broad/Walmac Farm) O- Gary Broad; B- Neil Jones (KY); T- Graham Motion

SKIMS (GB), 3YO filly by Frankel (GB) – Royal Decree ($235,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O/B- Andrew Rosen (GB); T- Shug McGaughey

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

NEW YORK S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CORE VALUES, 4YO filly by Honor Code – Sweet Awakening ($230,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- BBN II Racing) O- BBN Racing; B- Bates, Kirk & Riordan (KY); T- Vicky Oliver

FAMILY WAY, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Susie’s Baby ($775,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Godolphin) O- Fergus Galvin, Debra O’Connor & Marc Detampel; B- Diamond Creek Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

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

ABAAN, 5YO gelding by Will Take Charge – Anchorage ($280,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Rosilyn Polan; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Alex Daigneault; B- Rosilyn Polan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BOX N SCORE, 6YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Game (FR) ($210,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Jonathan Thomas

 

BED O’ ROSES S. (G2), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

GLASS CEILING, 5YO mare by Constitution – Fighter Wing ($47,000 RNA, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Charlton Baker & Michael Foster; B- Twin Creeks Farm (KY); T- Charlton Baker 

 

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

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, Madaket Stables, Alan Khan, Estate of Ira Davis; B- Peter Berglar Racing & Narola (KY); T- Rob Atras 

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

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 4YO 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

NIGHT TIME, 5YO horse by Majesticperfection – Silent Joy ($210,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Blue Devil Racing Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

SOUND MONEY, 4YO colt by Flatter – Vegas Trip ($200,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- De Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Lannister Holdings & Glidawn Stud (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

INTERCONTINENTAL S. (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

THE GRASS IS BLUE, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Shine Softly ($20,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Jacob Schnoor Jr.) O- Medallion Racing, Charles Deters, Parkland Thoroughbreds & Mike Olszewski; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Graham Motion

ASSERTIVE STYLE, 4YO filly by Nyquist – Sca Doodle ($130,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O- Flying P Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Thomas Morley

FLOWER POINT, 6YO mare by Point of Entry – Fab Flowers ($35,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Steve Feiger; T- Shug McGaughey

MISS J McKAY, 5YO mare by Hangover Kid – Ballykiss ($300,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- Jackson Farms) O- Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, Tony Weintraub & Brandon Dalinka; B- Linda Oliff Rohleder (MD); T- Christophe Clement