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Keeneland Sales Graduate Flameaway Early Favorite for $500,000 Ohio Derby

June 22, 2018

Keeneland sales graduate and multiple graded stakes winner Flameaway is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown. Seven of the 12 Ohio Derby entrants are Keeneland sale graduates, including, in addition to Flameaway: graded stakes-placed Lone SailorTrigger Warning, winner of two consecutive races, most recently the Tom Ridge (L) at Presque Isle in May; and multiple stakes winner Diamond King

Also on Saturday, graded stakes winner American Anthem, who won his 2018 debut on June 1 at Churchill Downs, and Stone Hands, a winner of his last two races, both at Santa Anita, highlight the field for the San Carlos (G2) at Santa Anita. At Arlington, Grade 1 winner Union Strike is the morning-line favorite for the Chicago (G3). Also entered is Princess La Quinta, winner of four races at Arlington, including the Arlington Matron (G3) in May.


SAN CARLOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

AMERICAN ANTHEM, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) O- O- WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, SF Racing Group; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

STONE HANDS, 4YO colt by Tapizar – Honeycomb Gus ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- John & Bev Passerello (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DABSTER, 4YO colt 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

OHIO DERBY (G3), Thistledown, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

TAKEDOWN, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Pure Sarah ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing; $65,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Loooch Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- E. H. Beau Lane III (KY); T- Lacey Gaudet

FLAMEAWAY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

LONE SAILOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

TRIGGER WARNING, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Magic Appeal ($6,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Big Oak Farms) O- Brinley Enterprises; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mike Rone

DIAMOND KING, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Cash is King, D. J. Stable & LC Racing; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- John Servis

MACHISMO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Winsome Ways ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Loooch Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Ashley Quartarolo, Christina & Raquel Ritchie; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

DREAM BABY DREAM, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Galetoire ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Jumping Jack; $210,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent) O- Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable; B- Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SINGSPIEL S. (G3), Woodbine, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SEEKING ALBERT, 4YO colt by Einstein (BRZ) – Purple Trillium ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Michael De Paulo

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

UNION STRIKE, 4YO filly by Union Rags – Classic Strike ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $130,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Mick & Wendy Ruis; B- Pollock Farms, Brian Kahn, Taylor Brothers Property, et al (KY); T- Mick Ruis

PRINCESS LA QUINTA, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Social Scene ($6,500, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Al Moorhouse) O- Al Moorhouse & James Gulick; B- John Mulholland, Martha Jane Mulholland & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- James Gulick

HOTSHOT ANNA, 4YO filly by Trappe Shot – Avalos ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) O/T- Hugh Robertson; B- Paul Tackett (KY) 

STARLIGHT EXPRESS, 5YO mare by Flower Alley – Friend of a Friend ($22,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Candie Baker) O- Candie Baker; B- New Dawn Stable (KY); T- James Baker

MISS NANCY, 5YO mare by Arch – Silky Omega ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent) O/B- Fred Allor (KY); T- Ian Wilkes 


WILSHIRE S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

SASSY LITTLE LILA, 5YO mare by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Jeff Drown & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Richard Mandella

STORM THE HILL, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Thornhill ($275,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds) O- Alastar Thoroughbreds & Michael Valdes; B- Kimberly & William Bradley (KY); T- Philip D’Amato