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Keeneland Sale Graduate Mr. Monomoy Vaults to Top of Derby Leaderboard with Risen Star Win

February 18, 2020

Keeneland sales graduate Mr. Monomoy earned 50 points for his gate-to-wire victory in Saturday’s first division of the Risen Star Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) at Fair Grounds to move into top position on the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard. 

Keeneland sales graduates swept a total of three Derby preps over the holiday weekend. Silver Prospector captured the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn, and Azul Coast won the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate to establish themselves as leading contenders on the Triple Crown trail. 



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Risen Star S. Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) (1st Div) on 2/15 at Fair Grounds:

1- MR. MONOMOY, 3YO colt by Palace Malice – Drumette ($60,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Fir Grove Farm) (career 5-2-1-1, $327,162) O- Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb & Doheny Racing; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox

2- 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

3- Silver State, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Supreme ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen


Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Southwest S. (G3) on 2/17 at Oaklawn:

1- SILVER PROSPECTOR, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Tap Softly ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) (career 8-3-0-2, $713,051) O- Ed & Susie Orr; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

2- Wells Bayou, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Whispering Angel ($50,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Willow Pond Stable; $18,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Whitman Sales & Judy Karlin) O- Lance Gasaway & Clint Gasaway; B- Knowles Bloodstock (KY); T- Brad Cox

3- Answer In, 3YO gelding by Dialed In – D’ya Knowwhatimean ($175,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta & Madaket Stables; B- Glen Oak Farm & Two Stamp Stables (KY); T- Brad Cox


Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Santa Monica S. (G2) on 2/15 at Santa Anita:

1- HARD NOT TO LOVE, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Loving Vindication ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) (career 6-5-0-1, $408,480) O- Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy Ingordo, David Ingordo & Steve Mooney; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- John Shirreffs

2- 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, Old Bones Racing Stable, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman & Mark Mathieson; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Bob Baffert

3- Zusha, 5YO mare by Congrats – Icy Tea ($45,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Rafael Steinbruch) O- Rafael Steinbruch; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Gary Mandella


Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Mineshaft S. (G3) on 2/15 at Fair Grounds:

1- SILVER DUST, 6YO gelding by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) (career 26-7-7-2, $822,277) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

2- Gun It, 4YO colt by Tapit – Miss Besilu ($2.6 Million, 2107 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Whisper Hill Farm) O- Whisper Hill Farm & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Three Chimneys Farm & Besilu Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

3- Pirate’s Punch, 4YO gelding by Shanghai Bobby – Catch the Moon ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- W. E. Morey, agent) O- Gulliver Racing, Craig Drager & Dan Legan; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Grant Forster

FACTOR THIS, 5YO gelding by The Factor – Capricious Miss (GB) ($2,700, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Maccabee Farm; Buyer- Captain America Racing) Won Fair Grounds S. (G3) on 2/15 at Fair Grounds (career 27-8-3-4, $545,030) O- Gaining Ground Racing; B- Maccabee Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

LAURA’S LIGHT, 3YO filly by Constitution – Light of a Star ($95,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $25,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) Won Sweet Life S. (G3) on 2/16 at Santa Anita (career 4-3-1-0, $147,320) O- Gary Barber; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- Peter Miller

RING LEADER, 3YO filly by Paynter – Ringmistress ($80,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Novogratz Racing Stables) Won $122,500 Dixie Belle S. on 2/15 at Oaklawn (career 3-3-0-0, $143,400) O- Novogratz Racing Stables; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- McLean Robertson

AZUL COAST, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Sky Treasure ($150,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $320,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Three Amigos) Won $101,800 El Camino Real Derby on 2/15 at Golden Gate (career 3-2-1-0, $104,000) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ALWAYSMINING, 4YO 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) Won $99,000 John B. Campbell S. on 2/15 at Laurel (career 19-9-1-2, $536,442) O- Runnymede Racing; B- Avla Pitts (MD); T- Kelly Rubley

INVADER, 3YO colt by War Front – Say (IRE) ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) Won $95,150 John Battaglia Memorial S. on 2/14 at Turfway (career 6-2-0-1, $106,200) O- Cheyenne Stables, Grandview Equine & LNJ Foxwoods; B- Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (KY); T- Wesley Ward

KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN, 6YO horse by Mizzen Mast – Al Maha ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter) Won $75,000 Pelican S. on 2/15 at Tampa Bay (career 26-7-5-3, $572,453) O- Curragh Stables; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- John Terranova II

KARAK, 3YO filly by Karakontie (JPN) – Down the Well (IRE) ($22,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Summerfield, agent, Buyer- J. C. Corporation; $30,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) Won $74,749 Cincinnati Trophy S. on 2/14 at Turfway (career 6-3-0-1, $160,175) O- Breeze Easy; B- Parrish Hill Farm, Amanda Roach Cole & Karakontie Syndicate (KY); T- Wesley Ward