Keeneland sales graduate Ete Indien vaulted to the top of the Kentucky Derby (G1) points leaderboard with his 8½-length gate-to-wire win in the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream on Saturday.
Tonalist’s Shape followed her win in the Forward Gal (G3) with an impressive showing in the Davona Dale (G2), also at Gulfstream, to rank second in the standings on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
New York Central, sold during the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland’s 2019 November Breeding Stock Sale, won the Saudi Sprint and Full Flat won the Samba Saudi Derby, both at King Abdulaziz in Saudi Arabia. At Meydan, Parsimony took the Curlin Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Fountain of Youth S. (G2) on 2/29 at Gulfstream:
1- ETE INDIEN, 3YO colt by Summer Front – East India ($85,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; $80,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Powerstown Stud) (career 5-3-1-0, $333,156) O- Linda Shanahan, Sandford Bacon, Dream with Me Stable, Horse France America, D P Racing & Patrick Biancone; B- Tillyer & Buckley (KY); T- Patrick Biancone
2- Candy Tycoon, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Liberty’s Lyric ($52,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lisa & Tim Turney, agent; Buyer- Knollwood Stables) O- Mathis Stable; B- Jerry Romans Jr. (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
MR FREEZE, 5YO horse by To Honor and Serve – Heavenly Cat ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) Won Gulfstream Park Mile S. (G2) on 2/29 at Gulfstream (career 12-5-4-1, $1,367,950) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Dale Romans
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Davona Dale S. (G2) on 2/29 at Gulfstream:
1- TONALIST’S SHAPE, 3YO filly by Tonalist – Hitechnoweenie ($45,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) (career 5-5-0-0, $309,390) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham & Legacy Ranch; B- Sabana Farm (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.
2- Spice Is Nice, 3YO filly by Curlin – Dame Dorothy ($1.05 Million, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- West Bloodstock/Robert & Lawana Low) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- B. Flay Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
SOMBEYAY, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Teroda ($125,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $230,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Starlight) Won Canadian Turf S. (G3) on 2/29 at Gulfstream (career 11-3-4-0, $342,990) O- Starlight Racing; B- J. D. Stuart & Mueller Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Saudi Sprint on 2/29 at King Abdulaziz:
1- NEW YORK CENTRAL, 5YO horse by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments; $240,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Khalid Mishref) (career 14-6-2-1, $1,235,310) O- Prince Faisal Bin Khaled Bin Abdulaziz; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Sami Al Harabi
2- Matera Sky, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Mostageleh ($140,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Teruo Ono) O- Ono Tsuyoshi; B- Lynch Bages (KY); T- Hideyuki Mori
3- Gladiator King, 4YO colt by Curlin – Golden Dawn (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) O- Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Satish Seemar
FULL FLAT, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Golden Flair ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sierra Farm; Buyer- Hideyuki Mori) Won Samba Saudi Derby on 2/29 at King Abdulaziz (career 7-3-1-0, $1,108,382) O- Ono Tsuyoshi; B- Sierra Farm (KY); T- Hideyuki Mori
PARSIMONY, 4YO colt by Dominus – Lil Cora Tee ($41,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Gary Broad, $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) Won Curlin H. (Sponsored by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One) (L) on 2/27 at Meydan (career 22-2-7-3, $305,974) O- Reddam Racing; B- Maria Montez Haire (PA); T- Doug O’Neill