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Keeneland Sales Graduate Gunmetal Gray Earns September Sale Seller Bonus with Sham Victory

January 7, 2019

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Gunmetal Gray earned a $5,000 September Sale Seller Bonus for Lee Pokoik’s Lion Farm with his win in the Sham (G3) at Santa Anita on Saturday. For the victory, the colt was awarded 10 points on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).

The September Sale Seller Bonus Program, initiated by Keeneland in 2017, offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards for yearlings sold at the September Sale based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus value for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory.  

September Sale alumnus Bellafina dominated the Santa Ynez (G2) at Santa Anita on Sunday to earn 10 points on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Next Shares, sold as a racing prospect at the 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, won the San Gabriel (G2) at Santa Anita and will be pointed to the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1).



NEXT SHARES, 6YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) Won San Gabriel S. (G2) on 1/5 at Santa Anita (career 22-6-4-2, $1,187,697) O- Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Christopher Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas


Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Santa Ynez S. (G2) on 1/6 at Santa Anita: 

1- BELLAFINA, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) (career 6-4-1-0, $708,000) (career O- Kaleem Shah; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

2- 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

3- 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


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Sham S. (G3) on 1/5 at Santa Anita:

1- GUNMETAL GRAY, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Classofsixtythree (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) (career 5-2-1-0, $217,200) O- Hollendorfer, Pearl Racing & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Lee Pokoik (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

2- 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

3- Much Better, 3YO ridgling by Pioneerof the Nile – Dust and Diamonds ($600,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- R. C. Thoroughbreds) O/B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MIHOS, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline ($320,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Centennial Farms) Won $100,000 Mucho Macho Man S. on 1/5 at Gulfstream (career 3-2-0-1, $108,880) O- Centennial Farms; B- Wayne, Gray & Bryan Lyster (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

CASA CREED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) Won $100,000 Kitten’s Joy S. on 1/5 at Gulfstream (career 5-2-0-0, $111,408) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

FANCY DRESS PARTY, 3YO filly by Munnings – The Schvagen ($280,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) Won $75,000 Glitter Woman S. on 1/5 at Gulfstream (career 3-3-0-0, $132,405) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Douglas Arnold (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

CONTRIBUTING, 5YO mare by Medaglia d’Oro – Taegu ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Heider Family Stable) Won $75,000 Pan Zareta S. on 1/5 at Fair Grounds (career 12-4-3-0, $147,540) O- Heider Family Stables; B- Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox