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Keeneland Sales Graduates Create Excitement in Weekend Graded Stakes

September 28, 2018

Keeneland sales are represented by 62 alumni entered in weekend graded stakes who headline blockbuster days of racing at Belmont and Santa Anita.

Champion West Coast and multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate meet in the Awesome Again (G1) at Santa Anita, each vying for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Accelerate is seeking his third consecutive Grade 1 win, following the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and TVG Pacific Classic. West Coast returns to the races following a second in the Dubai World Cup (G1) in March.

Also seeking a spot in the Classic is Keeneland sales graduate Diversify, the heavy favorite in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont following his win in the Whitney (G1) at Saratoga.

Carrick, winner of the Secretariat (G1) at Arlington in August, and Channel Maker, who won the Bowling Green (G2) and finished second in the Sword Dancer (G1), go postward in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) at Belmont, a “Win & You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

At Santa Anita, Game Winner, whose undefeated record is highlighted by a victory in the Del Mar Futurity (G1), stretches out in the American Pharoah (G1), a Challenge race for the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). On the same card, Del Mar Debutante (G1) and Sorrento (G2) winner Bellafina seeks to secure a berth in the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) with a win in the Chandelier (G1).

On Sunday at Santa Anita, champion Abel Tasman tries for her third consecutive Grade 1 win and a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) in the Zenyatta (G1).

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

EDDIE D S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 4YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CISTRON, 4YO colt by The Factor – Major Allie ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D. M. I) O- Hronis Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 6YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables; $140,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- TM Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Peter Miller

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

CARLINO, 4YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Film Charm ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms; T- Mark Hennig

GRONKOWSKI, 3YO colt by Lonhro (AUS) – Four Sugars ($75,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Margaret O’Toole) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B- Epic Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

UNO MAS MODELO, 5YO gelding by Macho Uno – Granny Spinster ($80,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Duke Thoroughbred Holdings; $30,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- Nancy Vanier) O- Loooch Racing Stable; B- Russell Reineman Stable (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

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.

 

JOE HIRSCH TURF CLASSIC (G1), Belmont, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

CARRICK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – How Far to Heaven ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Thomas Morley

CHANNEL MAKER, 4YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

 

VOSBURGH S. (G1), Belmont, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SIGHTFORSOREEYES, 5YO gelding by Sightseeing – Rush to Glory ($17,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Mader & Wetzel Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Richland Hills & Willow Lane Stable (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

FORGE, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – True Feelings ($375,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Nice Guys Stables & Steve Hornstock; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Dermot Magner

MR. CROW, 4YO colt by Tapizar – Black Chocolate ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbreds Champion Training Center) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Avalon Farms & Scott Swaim (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

SILVER RIDE, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Silver Colors ($170,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Brian Lynch

 

AMERICAN PHAROAH S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YOs

GUNMETAL GRAY, 2YO colt by Exchange Rate – Classofsixtythree ($85,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Hollendorfer & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Lee Pokoik (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

JEFE, 2YO colt by Curlin – Warm Embrace ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Madaket Stables, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

GAME WINNER, 2YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Indyan Giving ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Summer Wind Equine (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

CHANDELIER S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YO Fillies

MOTHER MOTHER, 2YO 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

DEL MAR MAY, 2YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Big Lou ($55,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Calvin Nguyen; B- T/C Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas

VIBRANCE, 2YO filly by Violence – Block ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Al Bell; $155,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Terrazas Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Donna & Jim Daniell; B- Jason Hall & Bill Vanlandingham (LA); T- Michael McCarthy

BELLAFINA, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Kaleem Shah; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

 

RODEO DRIVE S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

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

 

AWESOME AGAIN S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

ISOTHERM, 5YO by Lonhro (AUS) – Game for More ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Rockbridge Bloodstock) O- Matthew Schera; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

PRIME ATTRACTION, 5YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Strawberry Sense ($335,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- James Cassidy

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

WEST COAST, 4YO colt by Flatter – Caressing ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ACCELERATE, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

 

PILGRIM S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 2YOs

VINEYARD SOUND, 2YO ridgling by Stormy Atlantic – Sultry Sal ($55,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- Vineyard Racing; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Michael Dilger

OPRY, 2YO colt by Declaration of War – That Voodoo Youdo ($180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Cheyenne Stables & Gaillardia Racing; B- Crosshaven Bloodstock (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

OLE MOLE, 2YO colt by Hard Spun – Florida Wildcat ($70,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent) O- Nicholas Cammarano Jr.; B- Kendall Hansen (KY); T- Guadalupe Preciado

SPIRIT ANIMAL, 2YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Iconic Spirit ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Caldara Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

CASA CREED (AE), 2YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

LUKAS CLASSIC (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

HONORABLE DUTY, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Mesmeric ($130,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- David A. Ross) O- DARRS, Inc; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

TOAST OF NEW YORK, 7YO horse by Thewayyouare – Claire Soleil ($35,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- T. Hyde) O- Al Shaqab Racing; B- Ashleigh Stud, Frank & Jackie Ramos (KY); T- J. A. Osborne

MIND YOUR BISCUITS, 5YO horse by Posse – Jazzmane ($47,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Machmer Hall) O- Shadai Farm, J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, M. Scott, Daniel & Chad Summers and Michael Kisber; B- Jumping Jack Racing (NY); T- Chad Summers

TERM OF ART, 4YO colt by Tiznow – Miles of Style ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

BREAKING LUCKY, 6YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Shooting Party ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Eric Young & R. A. Hill Stable; B- Christine Hayden (ON); T- George Weaver

 

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TURF CUP (G3), Laurel, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

SIEM RIEP, 4YO gelding by Tapit – Amansara ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club) O- Marc Detampel; B- R. A. Hill Stable (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

CONQUEST PANTHERA, 6YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Lastofthsummerwine ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mark Casse

DOCTOR MOUNTY, 5YO horse by Street Sense – On a Roll ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Never Forever Stable) O- Larry Pratt & Dave Alden; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Vicki Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

 

ACK ACK S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

GIANT EXPECTATIONS, 5YO horse by Frost Giant – Sarahisittrue ($85,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Is It Real Stables; $70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing, Garrett Zubok, et al.; B- Sunrise Stables (NY); T- Peter Eurton

FLATLINED, 6YO gelding by Flatter – Buttercup’s Song ($65,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Prairie Lane Farms) O- Brian Hytrek, Rodney Paden & Ryan Kuhn; B- B&B Thoroughbreds Inc & Marty Hughes (KY); T- Charles Dickey

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 4YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

ZENYATTA S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ABEL TASMAN, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Vargas Girl ($65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms) O- China Horse Club International and Clearsky Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LEMOONA, 3YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Singita ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Thor-Bred Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas

FOOL’S PARADISE, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Useewhatimsaying ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Hartley/De Renzo) O- Reddam Racing; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Ben Cecil

 

JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP (G2), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

YA GOTTA WANNA, 4YO gelding by Proud Citizen – Wahoo Gold ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- James Pippo) O- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, Michael House & Aaron Sones; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

LIAM THE CHARMER, 5YO gelding by Smart Strike – Charm the Giant (IRE) ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Mike Ryan, agent) O- Madaket Stables.; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

MISS GRILLO S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 2YO Fillies

STELLAR AGENT, 2YO filly by More Than Ready – Lawn Party ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Madaket Stables, Steve Laymon, Martin Scheiman & Roger Kaplan; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Jorge Abreu

 

OKLAHOMA DERBY (G3), Remington Park, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

LIONITE, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Summer Rainbow ($330,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

WOODERSON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Lotta Kim ($400,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) O- Let’s Go Stable; B- Heaven Trees Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BELIEVE IN ROYALTY, 2YO colt by Tapit – Believe You Can ($900,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- William Mack & Robert Baker) O- William Mack, Robert Baker & Brereton C. Jones; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

LIMATION, 3YO colt by Alternation – Lime Lady ($19,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- M B Stable) O- Michael Langford; B- David Purvis & James Purvis (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LONE SAILOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

DIAMOND KING, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Cash is King & LC Racing, D. J. Stable & LC Racing; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- John Servis

COMBATANT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

REMINGTON PARK OAKS (G3), Remington Park, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

COSMIC BURST, 3YO filly by Violence – Peggy Ring ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Norma Lee Stockseth) O- Norma Lee Stockseth & Todd Dunn; B- Pewter Stable (PA); T- Donnie Von Hemel

STRONGER THAN EVER, 3YO filly by Congrats – Broken Silence ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $310,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Fern Circle Stable) O- Fern Circle Stables; B- J. Stuart, P. Bance, J. Amling & C. Noell (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

REMEDY, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Daisy Mason ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Brereton Jones & Ned Jones (KY); T- Brad Cox

SHE’S A JULIE, 3YO filly by Elusive Quality – Kydd Gloves ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks) O- Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Bradley Thoroughbreds & Madaket Stables; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TRUE DREAM, 3YO filly by Yes It’s True – Bella Cantu ($52,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Livin the Dream Racing 2016; B- Dr. Rod Orr (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

ALBEROBELLO, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Carson Jen ($475,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club) O- China Horse Club; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher