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Keeneland Sales Alumni Simplification, Kathleen O. Favored in Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park Oaks

April 1, 2022

Keeneland sales alumni Simplification and Kathleen O. are the respective morning-line favorites for Saturday’s classic preps at Gulfstream: the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) Presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). 

Both sophomores were graded stakes winners in their last starts: Simplification in the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Kathleen O. in the Davona Dale (G2).

Keeneland sales graduates also highlight the field for the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday, among them multiple graded stakes-placed Barber Road and stakes winner Kavod.  

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

ARKANSAS DERBY (G1), Oaklawn, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

KAVOD, 3YO colt by Lea – Weekend Connection ($3,500, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Will Win Stables) O- James Rogers & Michael Robinson; B- Steve Grant (KY); T- Chris Hartman

CHASING TIME, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Race Hunter ($115,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- MyRacehorse; B- Tenlane Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BARBER ROAD, 3YO colt by Race Day – Encounter ($15,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Susan Forrester, agent; Buyer- Long Lick Bloodstock) O- WSS Racing; B- Susan Forrester & Judy Curry (KY); T- John Ortiz

WE THE PEOPLE, 3YO colt by Constitution – Letchworth ($110,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Machmer Hall; $220,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- WinStar Farm, CMNWLTH & Siena Farm; B- Henley Farms (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

 

CURLIN FLORIDA DERBY (G1) PRESENTED BY HILL ‘N’ DALE FARMS AT XALAPA, Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

SIMPLIFICATION, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Simply Confection ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Tami Bobo; B- France & Irwin Weiner (FL); T- Antonio Sano

KING OF TRUTH, 3YO gelding by Into Mischief – Oatsee ($175,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- M. Racing Group) O- Daniel Alonso; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Amador Merei Sanchez

O CAPTAIN, 3YO colt by Carpe Diem – Mama Nadine ($17,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- OGMA Investments, Michael & Jules Iavarone, Marquee Bloodstock & Jack Hardin Towell Jr.; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

 

GULFSTREAM PARK OAKS (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

CANCEL THIS, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Catch My Fancy ($180,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- CJ Thoroughbreds) O- CJ Thoroughbreds; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Dale Romans

KATHLEEN O., 3YO filly by Upstart – Quaver ($8,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Shooting Star Thoroughbreds) O- Winngate Stables; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds & Bridlewood Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

 

PAN AMERICAN S. (G2) PRESENTED BY ROOD & RIDDLE, Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

TIDE OF THE SEA, 6YO horse by English Channel – Routine ($80,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Mike Maker

ABAAN, 5YO gelding by Will Take Charge – Anchorage ($280,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Rosilyn Polan; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Alex Daigneault; B- Rosilyn Polan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TEMPLE, 6YO gelding by Temple City – Desant ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp. & David Staudacher; B- Mark Toothaker & Dan White (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

FANTASY S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

BEGUINE, 3YO filly by Gun Runner – Shananies Song ($235,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales) O/B- Charles Matses (KY); T- Danny Peitz

MAGIC CIRCLE, 3YO filly by Kantharos – Magic Humor ($50,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- South Paw) O- J W. Singer; B- Manitou Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

HEARTYCONSTITUTION, 3YO filly by Constitution – Distinct Sparkle ($165,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Canaan Creek Stables) O- Wayne Sanders & Highlander Training Center; B- Robert Schneider (PA); Joe Sharp

 

JEFF RUBY STEAKS S. (G3), Turfway, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

STOLEN BASE, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Running Wild ($335,000, 2021 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Maker, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm & Deuce Greathouse; B- Peter Blum (KY); T- Mike Maker

CABO SPIRIT, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Fancy Day (IRE) ($145,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- Kretz Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- George Papaprodromou

TAWNY PORT, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Livi Makenzie ($430,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent; Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

GREAT ESCAPE, 3YO colt by Midnight Storm – Chickasaw Gal ($65,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Topher Mountain Farm) O- WinStar Farm; B- Usquebaugh Stables (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

DOWAGIAC CHIEF, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Jahwhol ($100,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Magna Carta Bloodstock; $110,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Mike McLoughlin) O- Michael McLoughlin; B- Henley, Henley, Gray, Gray & Gray (KY); T- Tom Amoss

OPTIGOGO, 3YO colt by Optimizer – Colour the Wind (2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Eoin Harty

CONSTITUTIONLAWYER, 3YO colt by Constitution – Lawyer Brockmeyer ($85,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Dudley Racing; $170,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Perrine Time Thoroughbreds & West Paces Racing; B- Silver Springs Stud & Sandra Sexton (KY); T- Raymond Handal

BLACKADDER, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Chapel ($620,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Stone Farm, agent) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stable & Siena Farm; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

SWING SHIFT (AE), 3YO colt by Midnight Storm – Tasunke ($180,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbreds) O- WinStar Farm, Woodford Thoroughbreds, CMNWLTH & Siena Farms; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

OAKLAWN MILE S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

RUNNIN’ RAY, 6YO gelding by Street Sense – Court Dress ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch) O- Wayne Sanders & Highlander Training Center; B- Wildwood Farm (KY); T- Joe Sharp

MO MOSA, 5YO horse by Uncle Mo – Roughing ($335,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Perry & Denise Martin (KY); T- Mike Maker

MARKET ANALYSIS, 5YO gelding by Honor Code – Interest Free ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing) O- Rick Wiest, Clayton Wiest, Lana Wiest & Gary Kropp; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Robertino Diodoro

ROADSTER, 6YO horse by Quality Road – Ghost Dancing ($525,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Speedway Stables) O- Speedway Stables; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Mike Stidham

SILVER PROSPECTOR, 5YO horse by Declaration of War – Tap Softly ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Ed & Susie Orr; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

NECKER ISLAND, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Jenny’s Rocket ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Sagamore Farm) O- The Scherr Boys; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Chris Hartman

 

ORCHID S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

SCARABEA, 4YO filly by American Pharoah – Starstruck (IRE) ($130,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

CHAMPAGNE IVY, 4YO filly by Shackleford – Wonder Upon a Star ($80,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Phillips Racing (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

BEAUTIFUL LOVER, 6YO mare by Arch – American Skipper ($650,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Moyglare Stud Farm) O- Moyglare Stud Farm; B- Thomas Coleman (FL); T- Christophe Clement

FAMILY WAY, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Susie’s Baby ($775,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Godolphin) O- Hunter Valley Farm, Debra O’Connor & Marc Detampel; B- Diamond Creek Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

GHOSTZAPPER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

LAUGHING BOY, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Applauding ($400,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Agency, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Three Chimneys Farm, Fern Circle Stables & C&H Diamond Racing; B- Imagine (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

FEARLESS, 6YO gelding by Ghostzapper – And Why Not ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- Repole Stable; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CAPOCOSTELLO, 6YO horse by Cross Traffic – Ad Litem ($25,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Chestnut Hill Stable; B- C. Kidder & N. Cole (KY); T- Fausto Gutierrez

TWELVE VOLT MAN, 4YO gelding by Violence – Sassy Spirit ($37,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Magic Cap Stables; B- Joe Anzalone (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr. 

 

KITTEN’S JOY APPLETON S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

NOBLE INDY, 7YO gelding by Take Charge Indy – Noble Maz ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Skull Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

ORDER AND LAW, 6YO ridgling by Violence – Poetic Kid ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O/T- Daniel Pita; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY)

SAFE CONDUCT, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Duchess Dancer ($45,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Wellspring Stables) O- WellSpring Stables; B- Mitchell Kursner (ON); T- Philip Serpe

PHANTOM CURRENCY, 6YO gelding by Goldencents – Phantom Rising ($260,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Sally Thomas & New Dawn Stable (KY); T- Brian Lynch