Keeneland sales graduates captured graded stakes in the U.S. and Hong Kong this weekend. At Santa Anita, American Anthem won an exciting stretch duel in the San Carlos (G2) on Saturday, and Storm the Hill took the Wilshire (G3) on the meet’s closing Sunday. Hotshot Anna was a decisive winner of the Chicago at Arlington, cruising to a 5¾-length victory in track-record time.
On Sunday, California Whip turned in a gritty performance to hold off rivals in the Premier Cup (G3) at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Racecouse.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
AMERICAN ANTHEM, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) Won San Carlos S. (G2) on 6/23 at Santa Anita (career 10-5-1-2, $673,945) O- WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, SF Racing Group; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
STORM THE HILL, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Thornhill ($275,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds) Won Wilshire S. (G3) on 6/24 at Santa Anita (career 20-4-1-6, $250,485) O- Alastar Thoroughbreds & Michael Valdes; B- Kimberly & William Bradley (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Chicago H. (G3) on 6/23 at Arlington:
1- HOTSHOT ANNA, 4YO filly by Trappe Shot – Avalos ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) (career 16-5-5-1, $223,640) (career 16-5-5-1, $223,640) O/T- Hugh Robertson; B- Paul Tackett (KY)
2- 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
3- 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
CALIFORNIA WHIP, 5YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Canterbury Lace ($250,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Cormac McCormack) Won Premier Cup H. (G3) on 6/24 at Sha Tin (career 28-5-7-6, HK$9,039,630) O- Liang Lo Ching Yung; B- Barronstown Stud (KY); T- Tony Cruz
GOT STORMY, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; Buyer- Equine Invest) Won $98,000 Wild Applause S. on 6/23 at Belmont (career 7-3-0-2, $226,925) O- Gary Barber; B- Mt. Joy Stables and Pope, Marc & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse
YUVETSI, 4YO filly by Bodemeister – Mother Ruth (($180,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $420,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- L. E. B.) Won $76,390 Santa Lucia S. on 6/22 at Santa Anita (career 11-3-3-2, $161,930) O- Hronis Racing; B- Frankfort Park Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
ADORE, 5YO mare by Big Brown – Cozshesaidso ($15,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- RJG Racing Management) Won $75,000 Spotted Horse S. on 6/22 at Evangeline Downs (career 17-7-1-3, $311,946) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Charles Merrick (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
STICKSSTATELYDUDE, 5YO horse by First Dude – Placerita ($30,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Crossroads, agent) Won $75,000 Edward Evans S. on 6/23 at Laurel (career 17-4-4-1, $406,625) O- Haynes, Ferris, Pack Pride Racing, Haynes & Ward; B- Canyon Lake Thoroughbreds (VA); T- Kiaran McLaughlin
DARK ARTIST, 3YO filly by Paynter – Ominous Cat ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Goodwood Racing VIII) Won $62,100 Open Mind S. on 6/23 at Monmouth (career 8-4-0-1, $141,136) O- Goodwood Racing VIII; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jane Cibelli