Featured News

Keeneland Sales Graduates Analyze It, Toinette, Hoppertunity Headline Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont

July 6, 2018

60+ Keeneland sales alumni competing in weekend graded stakes

More than 60 Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes this weekend at Belmont, Arlington, Delaware, Los Alamitos, Parx Racing and Prairie Meadows.

Keeneland sales graduates top entries for Belmont’s lucrative Stars and Stripes Racing Festival on Saturday, headed by a contingent of graded stakes winners in the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1): Catholic Boy and Analyze It, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Pennine Ridge (G3) at Belmont; American Turf (G2) winner Maraud; and Stonestreet Coolmore (G3) winner My Boy Jack.  

Analyze It winning the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3)

Also on the Stars and Stripes card:

Keeneland sales graduate Toinette, winner of the Edgewood (G3) at Churchill Downs on May 4, seeks to establish herself among the top female turf contenders with a victory in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1). Also in the field is recent Honeymoon (G2) winner Paved

Among the talented field set for the Suburban (G2) are multiple Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity and graded stakes winner War Story, who ran 1-2 in the Brooklyn Invitational (G2) on Belmont Day; Diversify, winner of the recent Commentator Stakes at Belmont; and The Lieutenant, winner of the All American (G3) at Golden Gate in his last start.

Grade 1 winner and September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn returns to the races in the Dwyer (G3), where he will meet Group 2 winner Seahenge and Grade 2 winner Noble Indy

Friday, July 6

PRAIRIE MEADOWS CORNHUSKER H. (G3), Prairie Meadows, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

IRISH FREEDOM, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Island Striker ($285,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Philip & Brenda Robertson (KY); T- Brad Cox

MATROOH, 8YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Rockcide ($550,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Crystal Racing & Contreras Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Cipriano Contreras

THIRSTFORLIFE, 4YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – Promenade Girl ($240,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Roma Farm) O/T- Wesley Hawley; B- Camas Park Stud (KY)

DALMORE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Silver Breeze ($47,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

KREWE CHIEF, 5YO gelding by Parading – Antique ($17,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Philip A. Sims) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

Saturday, July 7

BELMONT DERBY INVITATIONAL S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs

ANALYZE IT, 3YO colt by Point of Entry – Sweet Assay ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- William H. Lawrence; B- P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T- Chad Brown

MARAUD, 3YO colt by Blame – Unbridled Empire ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- John Penn & Frank Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CATHOLIC BOY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

MY BOY JACK, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Gold N Shaft ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stable) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables,  Monomoy Stables & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

BELMONT OAKS INVITATIONAL S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

PAVED, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Sirmione ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Ciaglia Racing & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

TOINETTE, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – I Bet Toni Knows ($120,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $110,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Shawn Dugan, agent) O- Ken Baca, Lisa Hawkins, Nicholas Hawkins, Joseph Hudson & Lynne Hudson; B- J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance & A. R. Enterprises (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

MIGHTY SCARLETT, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Thundering Emilia ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Long Lake Stable, Head of Plains Partners, Doheny Racing Stable & Coleman; B- Teneri Farm & Bernando Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Chad Brown

SUBURBAN S. (G2), Belmont, 1¼ Miles, 4YOs & Up

WAR STORY, 6YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables et al.; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

TAKE YOUR GUNS, 4YO colt by Blame – Saratoga Cat ($220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Chad Brown

HOPPERTUNITY, 7YO horse by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DIVERSIFY, 5YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Rule One ($210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Lauren & Ralph Evans) O- Lauren & Ralph Evans; B- Fred Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (NY); T- Richard A. Violette Jr.

THE LIEUTENANT, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

GREAT LADY M S. (G2), Los Alamitos, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

PHANTOM PROTON, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Quantum Miss ($105,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Walnut Green, agent; Buyer- Stepaside Farm) O- Stepaside Farm; B- Smart Angle (PA); T- Neil Drysdale

TURKISH TABBY, 5YO mare by Eskendereya – Miss Stonestreet ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Solis & Litt) O- KMN Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BEST OF ME, 3YO filly by Super Saver – Lemon Gin ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Arch Bloodstock, agent) O- Todd & Shawn Hansen; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Peter Miller

DWYER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs

SEAHENGE, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Fools in Love ($750,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

SEVEN TRUMPETS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Angel Trumpet ($45,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

NOBLE INDY, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Noble Maz ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Repole Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

MENDELSSOHN, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Leslie’s Lady ($3 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

DELAWARE OAKS (G3), Delaware Park, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

BLUE UNION RAGS, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Wishful Splendor ($335,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent; Buyer- D. J. Stable) O- D. J. Stable; B- Michael Shanley (KY); T- John Servis

TAKECHARGEDELILAH, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Lilah ($70,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Brookstone Farm) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Steve DeMaiolo (OH); T- Todd Pletcher

BLUE STRIKE, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Owl Moon ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lakland Farm; Buyer- D. J. Stable) O- D. J. Stable; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- John Servis

CASCANUECES, 3YO filly by Smart Strike – Almudena (PER) ($51,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- William Saba) O- Manning Kingdom; B- William Saba & W. S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

GIO GAME, 3YO filly by Gio Ponti – Game for More ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Mark Casse

ROBERT G. DICK MEMORIAL S. (G3), Delaware Park, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

LA MANTA GRIS, 4YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Quiero Ganar ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Blackstone River Stable; B- Nursery Place & Hendrickson (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

BROKEN BRIDLE, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Wild Forest ($32,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Gary Capuano, agent) O- Gary Capuano & Paul Fowler Jr.; B- Herman Sarkowsky (KY); T- Gary Capuano

TRICKY ESCAPE, 5YO mare by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby

PARX DASH S. (G3), Parx Racing, 5 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

DUBINI, 5YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Catch My Fancy ($95,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Pewter Stable; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Kathleen Demasi

READY FOR RYE, 5YO gelding by City Zip – Embroidery ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Chalk Racing) O- Chalk Racing; B- Soc. Agr. Santa Elena de Chimbarongol TDA (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

AMERICAN DERBY (G3), Arlington, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

PONT DU GARD, 3YO colt by Liaison – Mi Isabella ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Wimborne Farm; B- Cypress Bend Farm (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

EZMOSH, 3YO colt by Tizway – Eagle Island ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sobhy Sonbol) O- Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing & Zayat Stables; B- Scott & Lanae Pierce (OK); T- Brad Cox

MODESTY H. (G3), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

MAJESTIC ANGEL, 5YO mare by Majestic Warrior – R Charlie’s Angel ($14,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $20,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Jerry Jamgotchian; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Eric Reed

GO BABY RUN, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – All Time High ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Southern Chase Farm) O- Kingswood Farm; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Thomas Swearingen

LA MANTA GRIS, 4YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Quiero Ganar ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Blackstone River Stable; B- Nursery Place & Hendrickson (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

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

CHURCH SOCIAL, 5YO mare by Pulpit – Style Squad ($350,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) O- Stuart S. Janney III; B- Taylor Asbury (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

DARING DUCHESS, 6YO mare by Arch – A True Pussycat ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Darby Dan Bloodstock; $70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Kennelot Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

SULLY’S DREAM, 4YO filly by Colonel John – Karate Gal ($29,000 RNA, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; $24,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent) O- Ralph Ebert, Patrick and Michael Waresk, Vagas Mathiesen & Ralph Taylor; B- Glendalough (KY); T- John Alexander Ortiz

CON TE PARTIRO, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Temple Street ($130,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Wesley Ward

STARS AND STRIPES S. (G3), Arlington, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SOGLIO, 4YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Sea of Showers ($240,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Michael Maker

ARKLOW, 4YO colt by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

BRONSON, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Cambiocorsa ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Ran Jan Racing (KY); T- Michael Maker

TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 5YO gelding by City Zip – Here Comes Amelia (RNA, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- Roger Brueggemann

CARTOON, 6YO horse by Henrythenavigator – Debbie’s Assault ($17,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Vladimir Kazakov) O- Glockenburg LLC; B- Pangloss (KY); T- Pavel Vashchenko

ARLINGTON H. (G3), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

COMPASS ZONE, 4YO gelding by Hard Spun – Turn Away ($42,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Marc Detampel) O- Marc Detampel & Andrew Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brad Cox

CONVERGE, 5YO gelding by Sidney’s Candy – Atlantic Ocean ($240,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Xavier International Bloodstock, agent) O/T- Naipaul Chatterpaul; B- SF Racing (NY)

TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 5YO gelding by City Zip – Here Comes Amelia (RNA, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- Roger Brueggemann

JUST HOWARD, 4YO colt by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($37,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) O- Skeedattle Associates; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion

DIVISIDERO, 6YO 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

ROMAN APPROVAL, 7YO horse by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- Michael Hui; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- Michael Maker

Sunday, July 8

VICTORY RIDE S. (G3), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

D J’S FAVORITE, 3YO filly by Union Rags – I’m Mom’s Favorite ($85,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Leonard C. Green; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Linda Rice

SEPARATIONOFPOWERS, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Shehadmefromhello ($190,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

MIA MISCHIEF, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Greer Lynn ($135,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- McKathan Bros.) O- Heiligbrodt, Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables & Madaket Stables; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TAKE CHARGE PAULA, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Perfect Paula ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- E. J. Sipus Jr.; $47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- E. J. Sipus Jr.) O- Peter Deutsch; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

CLASSY ACT, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Acting Class ($92,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Carl Moore Management) O- Carl Moore Management; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

NORMA’S CHARM, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Sunday Sport ($14,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- James Layden, agent) O/T- Uriah St. Lewis; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY)