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Champion Monomoy Girl and Swiss Skydiver Lead Keeneland-Sold Competitors on Blockbuster Saturday of Racing

July 11, 2020

Nearly 40 Keeneland sales graduates – led by champion Monomoy Girl and multiple graded stakes winner Swiss Skydiver – were entered in Saturday graded stakes across North America, headlined by the six graded stakes at Keeneland.

Females are in the spotlight today. Among the prominent Keeneland sales graduates are Swiss Skydiver, favored in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2); five-time Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl, who continues her comeback in the Ruffian (G2); Grade 2 winner Venetian Harbor in the Central Bank Ashland (G1); Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief in the Madison (G1) and Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road in the Delaware (G2).

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND S. (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

VENETIAN HARBOR, 3YO filly by Munnings – Sounds of the City ($110,000, 2018 Sept Yearling Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Jesse Hoppel, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm & Dominic Savides; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas

ENVOUTANTE, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Enchante ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek) O- Walking L Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Jumping Jack Racing (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

TONALIST’S SHAPE (SCRATCHED), 3YO filly by Tonalist – Hitechnoweenie ($45,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham & Legacy Ranch; B- Sabana Farm (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

 

COOLMORE JENNY WILEY S. (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MUCHO UNUSUAL, 4YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Not Unusual ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O/B- George Krikorian; T- Tim Yakteen

TOINETTE, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – I Bet Toni Knows ($120,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $110,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Shawn Dugan, agent) O- Ken Baca & Edward & Lynne Hudson; B- J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance & A. R. Enterprises (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

 

MADISON S. (G1), Keeneland, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

SALLY’S CURLIN, 4YO filly by Curlin – Cabo Queen ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- CJ Thoroughbreds, Left Turn Racing & Casner Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dale Romans

UNIQUE FACTOR, 4YO filly 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

MIA MISCHIEF, 5YO mare by Into Mischief – Greer Lynn ($135,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- McKathan Bros.) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS S. (G2), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

HARD LIGHTING, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – The Magic Stone ($55,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Partner Stable) O- Partner Stable; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Alexis Delgado

SWISS SKYDIVER, 3YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

BASIN, 3YO 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- Steve Asmussen

ATTACHMENT RATE, 3YO 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

HUNT THE FRONT, 3YO colt by Revolutionary – Best of Times ($80,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- BLB Inc.) O- Dream Walkin Farms; B- Bottom Line Stables, Rowland Hancock & Dick Walker (KY); T- Nick Zito

ENFORCEABLE, 3YO colt by Tapit – Justwhistledixie ($800,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Mark Casse

TIESTO, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Marquee Delivery ($285,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- LNJ Foxwoods & NK Racing; B- David Jacobs & Tiznow Syndicate (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

DELAWARE H. (G2), Delaware, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

VEXATIOUS (SCRATCHED), 6YO 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

DUNBAR ROAD, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Gift List ($350,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Jeffrey Drown (KY); T- Chad Brown

WICKED AWESOME, 4YO filly by Awesome Again – Mira Alta ($37,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Warwick Stable; B- Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds (KY); T- A. Ferris Allen III

BELLERA, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Habiboo ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Mathis Stables) O- Mathis Stable, Madaket Stables & Doheny Racing Stable; B- Hardacre Farm (FL); T- Todd Pletcher

SARACOSA, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Homeschooling ($85,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Patricia Clark, agent) O- Chad Schumer; B- Meritage Ventures (KY); T- Cipriano Contreras 

 

APPALACHIAN S. PRESENTED BY JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION (G2), Keeneland, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

ENOLA GAY, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Dakota Queen ($90,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Allen Stable; B- Joseph Allen (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

EVIL LYN, 3YO filly by Wicked Strong – Miss Relentless ($60,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- Paradise Farms & David Staudacher; B- Lantern Hill Farm, Phil & Judy Needham (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

SHAKERTOWN S. (G2), Keeneland, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

REAL NEWS, 4YO colt by The Factor – Missy’s Advantage ($85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Gary Broad) O- Town and Country Racing; B- Georgia Farms (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.

SMART REMARK (SCRATCHED), 5YO gelding by First Defence – Sarcastic ($4,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Brendan O’Brien & Brian Klatsky; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

BOUND FOR NOWHERE, 6YO horse by The Factor – Fancy Deed ($310,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster (KY)

TEXAS WEDGE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Callmenancy ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Neatherlin) O- Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, STD Racing Stable & Andy Miller; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Miller

TOTALLY BOSS, 5YO gelding by Street Boss – Totally Tucker ($180,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Mike Pressley (KY); T- George Arnold II

CORRUZE, 4YO gelding by Into Mischief – Skygusty ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Chris Wilkins) O- Chris Wilkins; B- Martha Jane & John Henry Mulholland (KY); T- Chris Hartman

SHARED LEGACY, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Common Hope ($1.9 Million RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O/B- Nimet Arif Kurtel (KY); T- Murat Sancal 

 

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

PIEDI BIANCHI, 5YO mare by Overanalyze – Adore You ($60,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Roman Bloodstock; $80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Jay Oringer, Jack Bick & Madaket Stables; B- Deann & Dr. Greg Bauer (IN); T- Carlos Martin

MOTHER MOTHER, 4YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Mother ($450,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- George Bolton) O- Gainesway Stable, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathieson & Andrew Molasky; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Bob Baffert

VEXATIOUS, 6YO 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

MONOMOY GIRL, 5YO are by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) O- Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group & Bethlehem Stables; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

CONNAUGHT CUP S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

OLYMPIC RUNNER, 4YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Nadadora ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Equest Thoroughbreds; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, Buyer- Justin Casse) O- Gary Barber; B- Eutophia Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

ROBERT G. DICK MEMORIAL S. (G3), Delaware, 1 3/8 Miles (OFF TURF), 3YOs & Up, F&M

LA AUSTRALIANA (SCRATCHED), 4YO filly by Australia (GB) – Tree Chopper ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Stripes Stable for Sano Racing) O- Victoria’s Ranch; B- Capital Bloodstock (KY); T- Juan Carlos Avila

SAFFRON SPIRIT, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Amber Grace ($65,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Old Chapel Farm) O- MLB Equine Investments; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Robin Graham

NOT IN JEOPARDY (SCRATCHED), 5YO mare by The Factor – Alex’s Allure ($42,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- R. Larry Johnson) O- George Bolton, Thomas Obrecht & Richard Blue Jr.; B- Mike Harris & Westwind Farms (KY); T- Ann Merryman

GENTLE RULER, 5YO mare by Colonel John – Winikins ($18,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Morsches Stable; B- Builder’s Mart (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

BEALE STREET (SCRATCHED), 4YO filly by Quality Road – Striking Tomisue ($75,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Amy Moore) O- Amy Moore; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Michael Matz

TIGHTLY TWISTED, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Holdontoyourdreams ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Fiasco Farms; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Juanita Bennett