Keeneland sales graduates dominated the weekend’s classic preps at Santa Anita. Multiple Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist for champion 2-year-old filly Bast earned 10 points for her victory in the Santa Ynez (G2) to move into the top spot on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) leaderboard with a total of 34 points.
Sales alumni Auberge and Golden Principal finished second and third, respectively.
Authentic romped to a 7¾-length win in the Sham (G3), his second career start, to secure 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Second was stablemate and Keeneland sales graduate Azul Coast.
All five Keeneland sales graduates are trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Santa Ynez S. (G2) on 1/5 at Santa Anita:
1- BAST, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Laffina ($200,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments V) (career 6-4-1-1, $852,200) O- Baoma Corporation; B- Black Ridge Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert
2- Auberge, 3YO filly by Palace – Prenuptial Vow ($170,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- McCrary Cove Bloodstock) O- Speedway Stable; B- H. Allen Poindexter (IA); T- Bob Baffert
3- Golden Principal, 3YO filly by Constitution – Gold D’Medaglia ($35,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- CESA Farm (FL); T- Bob Baffert
TEXAS WEDGE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Callmenancy ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Neatherlin) Won Joe Hernandez S. (G2) on 1/1 at Santa Anita (career 13-5-3-2, $313,530) O- Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, STD Racing Stable & A. Miller; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Miller
Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Sham S. (G3) on 1/4 at Santa Anita:
1- AUTHENTIC, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Flawless ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bridie Harrison, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock/Starlight West) (career 2-2-0-0, $91,200) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, F. Hertrich III, J. Fielding & Golconda Stables; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert
2- 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
ISLAND COMMISH, 3YO colt by Commissioner – Bide a Wee Island ($20,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Clark County Thoroughbreds; $32,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- SRL Racing) Won Kitten’s Joy S. (G3) on 1/4 at Gulfstream (career 6-4-0-1, $129,740) O- Matthew Schera; B- Julia Rice (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.
GLADIATOR KING, 4YO colt by Curlin – Golden Dawn (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) Won Dubawi S. (Sponsored by Emirates NBD Private Banking) (G3) on 1/2 at Meydan (career 16-6-2-1, $378,740) O- Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Satish Seemar
INDEPENDENCE HALL, 3YO colt by Constitution – Kalahari Cat ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Charlestown Investments) Won $150,000 Jerome S. on 1/1 at Aqueduct (career 3-3-0-0, $210,000) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables & Kathleen & Robert Verratti; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Trombetta
SHE’S MY TYPE (FR), 3YO filly by Dunkerque (FR) – Theoricienne ($27,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock) Won $100,000 Ginger Brew S. on 1/4 at Gulfstream (career 2-2-0-0, $82,280) O- Ghislaine Head; B- Haras Du Quesnay (FR); T- Christophe Clement
SOUND MACHINE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Ava Pie ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won $75,000 Glitter Woman S. on 1/4 at Gulfstream (career 4-2-1-0, $89,164) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- Farm III Enterprises (FL); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.