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Keeneland Sales Graduates Authentic, Swiss Skydiver, Edgeway Aim to Enhance Classic Standing in Weekend Graded Stakes

June 5, 2020

Keeneland sales graduates AuthenticSwiss Skydiver and Edgeway top the fields for Saturday’s preps on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Five of the seven sophomores vying to enhance their status on the Derby leaderboard with a win in the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) are Keeneland sales graduates, led by undefeated Authentic, winner this year of the San Felipe (G2) and Sham (G3). 

Potential Kentucky Oaks contenders Swiss Skydiver and Edgeway are favored in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) and Dogwood (G3), respectively. Swiss Skydiver comes into the Santa Anita Oaks following wins in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) and Fantasy (G3). Edgeway is a winner in two of three career races, taking an allowance at Oaklawn in her last start.

In other racing on Saturday, Grade 1 winner Code of Honor is favored in his season debut, the Westchester (G3) at Belmont. Grade 1 winners Higher Power and Improbable and Grade 2 winner Midcourt headline a strong field for the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1).

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

RUNHAPPY SANTA ANITA DERBY (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

FRIAR’S ROAD, 3YO colt by Quality Road – My Sugar Bear ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- Robert & Lawana Low (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

SHOOTERS SHOOT, 3YO colt by Competitive Edge – Repeat ($90,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds; $70,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Gary Mottola) O- ERJ Racing, Exline-Border Racing & Dan Hudock; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Eurton

ANNEAU D’OR, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Walk Close ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer-Tom McCrocklin, agent) O- Peter Redekop; B- Highland Yard (KY); T- Blaine Wright

AZUL COAST, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Sky Treasure ($150,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $320,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Bob Baffert

AUTHENTIC, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Flawless ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bridie Harrison, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock/Starlight West) O- Madaket Stables, Spendthrift Farm & Starlight Racing; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

PARSIMONY, 4YO colt by Dominus – Lil Cora Tee ($41,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Gary Broad; $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Reddam Racing; B- Maria Montez Haire (PA); T- Doug O’Neill

MIDCOURT, 5YO gelding by Midnight Lute – Mayo On the Side ($450,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- John Shirreffs

HIGHER POWER, 5YO horse by Medaglia d’Oro – Alternate ($250,000, 2019 April 2YO & HRA Sale, Consignor- Stidham Racing, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End Bloodstock) O- Hronis Racing; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Sadler

IMPROBABLE, 4YO colt by City Zip – Rare Event ($110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- St. George Farm & G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

RUNHAPPY CARTER H. (G1), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

AMERICAN ANTHEM, 6YO horse by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) O- Don Tiger; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Danny Gargan

MAJESTIC DUNHILL, 5YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Candy Fortune ($47,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- George Weaver

VEKOMA, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Mona de Momma ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- R. A. Hill Stable) O- R. A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- George Weaver 

 

SANTA ANITA OAKS (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

SWISS SKYDIVER, 3YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

 

FORT MARCY S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

TEMPLE, 4YO gelding by Temple City – Desant ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp. & Mad Dog Racing Stable; B- Mark Toothaker & Dan White (KY); T- Mike Maker

INSTILLED REGARD, 5YO horse by Arch – Enhancing ($100,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent for Solana Beach Sales) O- OXO Equine; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

MIHOS, 4YO colt by Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline ($320,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm; Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Wayne Lyster, Bryan Lyster & Gray Lyster (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

JOEVIA, 4YO colt by Shanghai Bobby – Peace Process ($34,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Michael & Jeff Fazio; B- Ikhana Farm (KY); T- Gregory Sacco

SENIOR INVESTMENT, 6YO horse by Discreetly Mine – Plaid ($95,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent; $95,000, 2019 April, Consignor- Magdalena Farm, agent, Buyer- Waldorf Racing Stables) O- Richard Malouf; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Scott Lake 

FOREWARNED, 5YO horse by Flat Out – Fortune Play ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/T- Uriah St. Lewis; B- Preston Stables (OH) 

CODE OF HONOR, 4YO colt Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

BACKSIDEOFTHEMOON, 8YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Ballado’s Thunder ($125,000 Private Sale, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Charles Hallas; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Robert Klesaris

 

INTERCONTINENTAL S. (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

VICTIM OF LOVE, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Daniel Burke (KY); T- Todd Beattie

SLIMEY, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Argue ($35,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock; $70,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Brendan Heeney, agent) O- Flying P Stable; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- David Cannizzo

 

DOGWOOD S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

BAYERNESS, 3YO filly by Bayern – Weight No More ($170,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Spartan Bloodstock) O- Belladonna Racing; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Cherie DeVaux

AIN’T NO ELMERS, 3YO filly by Goldencents – Voussoir ($37,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Jon Lapczenski & John Kerber; B- John Kerber (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

NAUGHTY THOUGHTS, 3YO filly by The Factor – Sweet Thoughts ($3,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Chris Melton) O- Rafael Lopez; B- Maryland Mare Venture (MD); T- Jonathan Maldonado

EDGEWAY, 3YO filly by Competitive Edge – Magical Solution ($35,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Erich Brehm) O- Hronis Racing; B- Pope McLean, Valerie & David Blethen (KY); T- John Sadler

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

TRIPLE BEND S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

MCKINZIE, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Runway Model ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert