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Keeneland Sales Alumni Lead Southwest Entries

February 18, 2019

Keeneland sales alumni headline entries for today’s Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn, a prep on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Among the early favorites are Gray Attempt, winner of three consecutive races including the Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds and last month’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn; Sueno, winner of the Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate and second in the Sham (G3) at Santa Anita in his sophomore debut; and talented maiden winner Cutting Humor


SOUTHWEST S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

GRAY ATTEMPT, 3YO colt by Graydar – Attempt to Name ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Dwight Pruett; B- Wynnstay, Donna Moore & Jim Richardson (KY); T- William H. Fires

CUTTING HUMOR, 3YO colt by First Samurai – Pun ($135,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- Starlight Racing; B- Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SUENO, 3YO colt by Atreides – Class Above ($1,500, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Aidan Jennings; $61,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Silverton Hill) O- Silverton Hill; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

OLYMPIC RUNNER, 3YO colt 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- Eutropia Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

RAZORBACK H. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

COPPER BULLET, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Allegory ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

ROCKING THE BOAT, 5YO horse by Arch – Chantilly Nayla ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Team Valor) O- Team Valor et al; B- Team Valor & Highfield Stock Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

NUN THE LESS, 7YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Nunnery ($140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) O- Crystal Racing Enterprises & Contreras Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Cipriano Contreras

TIZ HE THE ONE, 5YO gelding by Tiz Wonderful – Barby Sue ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Lady Sheila Stable & Irish Smith Stable; B- James Gallagher (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

THIRSTFORLIFE, 5YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – Promenade Girl ($240,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Roma Farm) O/T- Wesley Hawley; B- Camas Park Stud (KY)

BAYAKOA S. (G3), 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

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

SHE’S A JULIE, 4YO filly by Elusive Quality – Kydd Gloves ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks) O- Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Bradley Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, Tim & Anna Cambron; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

REMEDY, 4YO filly by Creative Cause – Daisy Mason ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Medallion Racing & Parkland Thoroughbreds; B- Brereton Jones & Ned Jones (KY); T- Brad Cox

MOONLIT GARDEN, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Winter Garden ($120,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Town & Country (KY); T- Christopher Davis