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Keeneland Sales Alumni Led by Knicks Go and Bellafina Top Derby/Oaks Preps

February 8, 2019

Keeneland sales alumni once again dominate entries for the weekend’s graded stakes preps on the roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Knicks Go, winner of Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) and runner-up in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), makes his sophomore debut in Saturday’s Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, a prep for the Kentucky Derby. Seven of the 10 contenders are Keeneland sales alumni, including Central Park Stakes winner Five Star GeneralSo Alive, who opened his season with an allowance win at Tampa Bay; and maiden winner Still Dreaming

All five entrants for the Las Virgenes (G2) at Santa Anita, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks, are Keeneland sales alumni, headlined by heavily favored, multiple Grade 1 winner Bellafina, an 8½-length winner of the Santa Ynez (G2) in her season debut. In the Las Virgenes, Bellafina once again will meet Mother Mother and Tomlin, second and third, respectively, in the Santa Ynez. 

Multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero and Grade 2 winner Goodyearforroses (IRE) kick off their 7-year-old campaigns at Tampa Bay on Saturday in the Tampa Bay (G3) and Lambholm South Endeavour (G3), respectively.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

LAS VIRGENES S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

CALF MOON BAY, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Detect ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Christina R. Jelm, agent) O- Hollendorfer, Marc DeDomenico & George Todaro; B- Betz, Kidder, Lamantia, J. Betz, Graves & Davidson (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

ENAYA ALRABB, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Lotta Rhythm ($75,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; $150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Enaya Racing; B- Tony Holmes & Dr. & Mrs. Walter Zent (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

BELLAFINA, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Kaleem Shah; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

MOTHER MOTHER, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Mother ($450,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- George Bolton) O- George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathieson & Andrew Molasky; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TOMLIN, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Belle of Perintown ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Fairview) O- Fairview; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds Holdings (KY); T- Steven Specht

 

SAN MARCOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

UNAPOLOGETIC, 6YO gelding by Temple City – Seekingvindication ($22,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- William Butler; $67,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Larry Zap, agent/Joe Ciaglia) O- Tom Acker, Allen Racing, Michael Bloom & Jon Lindo; B- Darrell Brown & Lendy Brown (KY); T- Bill Spawr

DABSTER, 5YO horse by Curlin – On a Roll ($430,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Altamira) O- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Victoria Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BEACH VIEW, 6YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Love’s Blush ($180,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Levy Racing; B- Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds (MD); T- Leonard Powell

LUCKY SOUL, 5YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Classic Soul ($65,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Ian Vickers) O- Cannon Thoroughbreds; B- J. C. Davis Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

INDIA MANTUANA, 5YO mare by Wilburn – Speed Wagon ($8,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) O- Richard Bell; B- Paul Knapper (KY); T- Thomas Ray Bell II

YA GOTTA WANNA, 5YO gelding by Proud Citizen – Wahoo Gold ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- James Pippo) O- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, Michael House & Aaron Sones; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

PRINCE OF ARABIA, 6YO horse by Mineshaft – Princess Haya ($175,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Eileen Hartis (KY); T- Jim Cassidy

 

SAM F. DAVIS S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

COUNTER OFFER, 3YO colt by Tapizar – Donate ($45,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Upper V. Bloodstock; $80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Six Column Stables) O- Six Column Stables; B- Elm Tree Farm & Angel Diaz Tapia (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

GOING FOR GOLD, 3YO gelding by Atreides – Smart Indeed ($26,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- EQB Inc., agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Machmer Hall, Carrie Brogden & Craig Brogden (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

KNICKS GO, 3YO colt by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Ben Colebrook

MOONSTER, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Mema ($80,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Dale Romans

FIVE STAR GENERAL, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Party of Interest ($235,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International  & SF Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

SO ALIVE, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Mythical Bride ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

STILL DREAMING, 3YO colt by Flatter – Seeking Gabrielle ($460,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Chris Larsen; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

 

TAMPA BAY S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CHEYENNE’S COLONEL, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Winikins ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Derrick Parram) O/T- Marcy Brooks; B- Builder’s Mart (KY)

DIVISIDERO, 7YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

QURBAAN, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Flip Flop (FR) ($300,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Justin Carthy (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

 

LAMBHOLM SOUTH ENDEAVOUR S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MONTE CRISTA, 4YO filly by Cape Blanco (IRE) – Aruban Sandwich ($11,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jesus Uno Peru) O- Country Life Farm; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- Michael Trombetta

CONQUEST HARDCANDY, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Dade Babe ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Alfonso Cammarota; B- New Hill Farm (NY); T- Antonio Sano

VIVA VEGAS, 5YO mare by The Factor – Viva Vega ($180,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Merriebelle Stable) O- Merriebelle Stable; B- Summer Grove Farm  & Terry Gabriel (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

GOODYEARFORROSES (IRE), 7YO mare by Azamour (IRE) – Guilia (GB) ($375,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- James Spry; B- The Hornets (IRE); T- Brian House

STREETWITHNONAME, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Frost Fire ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Darrell & Lendy Brown, Eoin Harty & Royce Pulliam; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Eoin Harty

BOMBSHELL, 6YO mare by Bellamy Road – Asbeautifulasyou (IRE) ($8,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Buttigieg Training Center) O- Team Valor International; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

 

SUWANNEE RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

AMERICAN FROLIC, 4YO filly by Blame – Frolic’s Revenge ($60,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Stride Rite Racing Stable (KY); T- David Fawkes

CONQUEST HARDCANDY, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Dade Babe ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Alfonso Cammarota; B- New Hill Farm (NY); T- Antonio Sano

 

SUNCOAST S., Tampa Bay Downs, 1 Mile 40 YDs, 3YO Fillies

WINNING ENVELOPE, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Granby Girl ($3,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hutch Holsapple) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- Chris Block

LADY KATE, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Princess Haya ($485,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Anderson Stables) O- Anderson Stables; B- Eileen Hartis & Godolphin (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

SACRED HEART, 3YO filly by Super Saver – Ender’s Valentine ($52,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- WinStar Farm & Blazing Meadows Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Timothy Hamm

POINT OF HONOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Zayanna ($825,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Stetson Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- George Weaver

SWEET DIANE, 3YO filly by Will Take Charge – Inside Passage ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

SAN VICENTE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

SYNTHESIS, 3YO ridgling by First Samurai – Trust in Hope ($16,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Madaket Stables, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- Catherine Zoc (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

DESSMAN, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Frolic’s Appeal ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Hoby & Layna Kight) O- Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum; B- Wind Hill Farm (FL); T- Bob Baffert

SPARKY VILLE, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lorelei K ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Del Secco; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Jeff Bonde