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Keeneland Sales Alumni Skywire, Starship Jubilee Headline Queen’s Plate Day at Woodbine

June 28, 2019

Keeneland sales graduates comprise half the field competing in the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday at Woodbine. Among the standouts are Wando Stakes winner Skywire, second in the Marine (G3) in his last start, and Federal Law and Rising Star, second and third, respectively, in the Plate Trial. 

On the same card, multiple graded stakes winner Starship Jubilee, winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf and second in the recent Nassau (G2), carries co-high weight in the Dance Smartly (G2).

September Yearling Sale graduates highlight the Mother Goose (G2) at Belmont, led by Dunbar Road, a winner of two races and second in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in her three career starts. Other notables in the field include Grade 2 winner Jeltrin and multiple Grade 1-placed Cassies Dreamer.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

HIGHLANDER S. (G1), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

SOUPER SMART, 4YO colt by Super Saver – Be Smart ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Silver Creek Thoroughbreds) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- VanMeter & Meng (KY); T- Mark Casse 

DETROIT STEEL (IRE), 5YO horse by Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Lady Aquitaine ($15,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Glennwood Farm; Buyer- Dominion Bloodstock, agent) O-  Philip Budhoo; B- Sahara Group (IRE); T- Clint Abraham    

WET YOUR WHISTLE, 4YO gelding by Stroll – Winlocs Glory Days ($17,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lan Bloodstock; Buyer- Morris Bloodstock Services, agent) O- David Palmer; B- E.H. Lane III (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

 

 

MOTHER GOOSE S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

DUNBAR ROAD, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Gift List ($350,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Jeffrey Drown (KY); T- Chad Brown

JELTRIN, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Song to the Moon ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Juan C. Sanchez) O/T- Alexis Delgado (KY); B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY)

CASSIES DREAMER, 3YO filly by Flatter – Chilbolton ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- McKathan Brothers) O- Hayward Pressman & Turf Racing Stable (KY); T- Barclay Tagg

WINGS OF DAWN, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Juanita ($600,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

KING EDWARD S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

VANISH, 5YO gelding by Algorithms – Elusive Hope ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent) O- Eight Star Racing Stables; B- Hope Stock Farm (ON); T- Vito Armata

 

DANCE SMARTLY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1¼ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

EMPRESSOF THE NILE, 5YO mare by Pioneerof the Nile – Argenta ($75,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- William Clifton Jr.; $300,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- BSW Bloodstock) O- Madaket Stables, Manganaro & Robert Masiello; B- Pam Doddridge (KY); T- Graham Motion

STARSHIP JUBILEE, 6YO mare by Indy Wind – Perfectly Wild ($425,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Blue Heaven Farm; B- William Sorren (FL); T- Kevin Attard

 

SMILE SPRINT S. (G3), Gulfstream, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

DIAMOND OOPS, 4YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Patriotic Viva ($42,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Diamond 100 Racing Club, A. Dunne & Patrick Biancone; B- Kin Hui Racing Stables (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

CAUTIOUS GIANT, 8YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Dangerous Diva ($220,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Ray Bell) O- Mark Moshe; B- Grousemont Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

FAST PASS, 6YO gelding by Successful Appeal – Passionate Dancer ($23,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Mike Dowd; $25,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Tanglewood Farm, Buyer- Gary & Janet Kropp) O- Paradise Farms & Walder Racing; B- John T.L. Jones Jr. & Walmac Farm (KY); T- Peter Walder

 

BASHFORD MANOR S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

ALEC AND ARTHUR, 2YO colt by Successful Appeal – Great Connection ($22,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- Brookdale Thoroughbreds (KY); T- John Hancock

JAMMING CAMERON, 2YO gelding by Oxbow – Tango Juliet ($1,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Short) O/T- Tommy Short; B- Calumet Farm (KY)

VERB, 2YO colt by Dialed In – Pajama Bottom ($65,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Cave Brook Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

 

CHICAGO H. (G3), Arlington, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

STUDENT BODY, 5YO mare by Colonel John – Stormy Antics ($19,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Gary S. Broad) O- Gary Broad; B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J.K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Christopher Davis

HOTSHOT ANNA, 5YO mare by Trappe Shot – Avalos ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) O/T- Hugh Robertson; B- Paul Tackett (KY) 

EXCESSIVESPENDING, 5YO mare by Shackleford – Excessing ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) O- Joey Keith Davis; B- BMWZ Stables (KY); T- Chris Hartman

ALWAYS BELIEVE, 6YO mare by Archarcharch – She Cat ($42,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Back Straight Farm; $57,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Penny Lauer & High Top Stable; B- Springland Farm (KY); T- Michael Lauer

ANNATHELA, 6YO mare by Elusive Quality – Ethel Anna ($120,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Man O War Farm, agent) O/B- Michael & Reiko Baum (KY); T- George Arnold II

BABYBLUESBDANCING, 5YO mare by Sky Mesa – Bluesbdancing ($145,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James B. Keogh) O- Lizabeth Gore; B- RNB Racing (IL); T- James Gulick

 

QUEEN’S PLATE S., Woodbine, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

MOON SWINGS, 3YO gelding by Malibu Moon – England Swings ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Robert Marzilli) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- Michael De Paulo

ONE BAD BOY, 3YO ridgling by Twirling Candy – Cumulonimble ($65,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm; Buyer- Sayjay Racing) O- Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall & Brooke Hubbard; B- Ron Clarkson (ON); T- Richard Baltas

FEDERAL LAW, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Gravelly Bay ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Qatar Racing; B- Jim Dandy Stable (ON); T- Mark Casse

SKYWIRE, 3YO colt by Afleet Alex – Meandering Stream ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Gary Barber & Lucio Tucci; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

TONE BROKE, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Mendocino Beano ($40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent; Buyer- L&N Racing) O- L and N Racing; B- Sean Fitzhenry (ON); T- Steve Asmussen

JAMMIN STILL, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Cat’s Garden ($87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Derek Chin) O- Derek Chin; B- William Graham (ON); T- Kevin Attard

RISING STAR, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Purple Trillium ($325,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- Michael De Paulo

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

DOMINION DAY S. (G3), Woodbine, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

SPECIAL FORCES, 4YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Special Me ($220,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Global Thoroughbreds) O- Kevin Attard & Soli Mehta; B- Machmer Hall, Carrie & Craig Brogden (KY); T- Kevin Attard