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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Blockbuster Weekend of Racing

April 13, 2018

Keeneland sales graduates headline a spectacular Friday/Saturday of racing which is highlighted by the final preps on the 2018 Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Again this weekend, Keeneland sales graduates dominate entries for the classic preps. On Saturday, six of the nine contenders in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn are sales alumni, led by Magnum Moon and Solomini, the 1-2 finishers in the Rebel (G2) on March 17. Eight of the 12 sophomores entered in the Stonestreet Lexington (G3) were sold at Keeneland, including Grade 3 winners My Boy Jack and Greyvitos.

Recent Honeybee (G3) winner Cosmic Burst and multiple graded stakes winner Wonder Gadot are among five Keeneland sales graduates seeking points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks in Oaklawn’s Fantasy on Friday.

Keeneland sales graduates also stand out among older horses competing this weekend. Multiple graded stakes winners Om, Hogy, Frostmourne and Tower of Texas are slated for Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland, one of the nation’s premier early season turf tests, while champion Unique Bella tops the Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn. On Saturday, La Coronel seeks her fourth graded stakes win at Keeneland in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1). On the same card, champion Lady Aurelia makes her 2018 debut in the Giant’s Causeway (L).  

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

MAKER’S 46 MILE (G1), Keeneland, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

BALLAGH ROCKS, 5YO horse by Stormy Atlantic – Bells Are Ringing ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing & Head of Plains Partners; B- Turner Breeders (KY); T- Bill Mott

TOWER OF TEXAS, 7YO gelding by Street Sense – Rare Opportunity ($195,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Scott & Evan Dilworth) O- Tom Van Meter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield

FROSTMOURNE, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

NEXT SHARES, 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- M. Iavarone, J. McClanahan, C. Dunn, W. Marasa, R. Robershaw & M. Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

OM, 6YO horse by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- Sareen Family Trust; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & William S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Dan Hendricks

HOGY, 9YO gelding by Offlee Wild – Floy ($17,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Care Brook Farm, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock, agent) O- Michael Hui; B- Dr. John E. Little (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

APPLE BLOSSOM H. (G1), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

BEACH FLOWER, 5YO mare by Flower Alley – Hogan Beach ($30,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) O- Jeff Larson & John Mentz; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- McLean Robertson

UNIQUE BELLA, 4YO filly by Tapit – Unrivaled Belle ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corporation) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

 

FANTASY S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

SASSY SIENNA, 3YO filly by Midshipman – Tap for Gold ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Medallion Racing & Jerry McClanahan; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

HARBOR LIGHTS, 3YO filly by Shackleford – Harbor Blues ($32,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Michael Lauffer & Gregory McDonald; B- Mike Lauffer & Black Diamond Management (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TAHOE DREAM, 3YO filly by Afleet Alex – Trout River Red ($40,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Mentz/Larson/Robertson) O- Hugh Robertson, John Mentz & Jeff Larson; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- McLean Robertson

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

WONDER GADOT, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Loving Vindication ($80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Gary Barber; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

  

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

ARKANSAS DERBY (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

MACHISMO, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Winsome Ways ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing; $140,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Loooch Racing) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Ashley Quartarolo, C. & R. Ritchie; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

DREAM BABY DREAM, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Galetoire ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Jumping Jack; $210,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent) O- Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable; B- Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SOLOMINI, 3YO colt by Curlin – Surf Song ($270,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Glenna Salyer DVM (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MAGNUM MOON, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Dazzling Song ($380,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Robert & Lawana Low) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PLAINSMAN, 3YO colt by Flatter – S. S. Pinafore ($350,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Joseph Minor (KY); T- William Van Meter

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

 

COOLMORE JENNY WILEY S. (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

KITTEN’S ROAR, 6YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Bambolina ($42,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent; $130,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Michael Maker

LA CORONEL, 4YO filly by Colonel John – Listen ($37,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nardelli Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Kim & Rodney Nardelli, Susan Bunning, A. & B. Jaffreys (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

OAKLAWN H. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up 

LOOKIN AT LEE, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Langara Lass ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- L&N Racing) O- L&N Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

UNTRAPPED, 4YO colt by Trappe Shot – Exit Three ($97,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Springhouse Farm; $150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- B.L.B. Inc.) O- Michael Langford; B- Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

INSIDE STRAIGHT, 5YO gelding by Super Saver – Dance Alexa ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- Randy Howg; B- SF Bloodstock LLC (NY); T- Robertino Diodoro

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

CITY OF LIGHT, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Paris Notion ($710,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Walnut Green) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

COUNT FLEET SPRINT H. (G3), Oaklawn, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

WILBO, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Kokadrie ($45,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Chris Wilkins; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chris Hartman

 

STONESTREET LEXINGTON S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

TELEKINESIS, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Intentional Cry ($470,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Stables) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

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

MAGICALMEISTER, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Invitation ($95,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ashwood Bloodstock) O- Christopher Meyer, Stanley Ichiro Uragami & James Chapman; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- James Chapman 

GREYVITOS, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Snow Top Mountain ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Triple B Farms) O- Triple B Farms; B- Audley Farm Equine (VA); T- Adam Kitchingman

GRACIDA, 3YO ridgling by Custom for Carlos – Tensas Wedding Joy ($65,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Emily Jordan Bloodstock) O- Zedan Racing Stable; B- Curt Leake & Elm Tree Farm (LA); T- Doug O’Neill

ZANESVILLE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Scandalous Song ($90,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent) O/B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Tom Amoss

ARCHED FEATHER, 3YO colt by Arch – Featherbed ($37,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Stephen Baker; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Edward Harrison Frederick

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; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

  

BEN ALI S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up 

CHIP LEADER, 6YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Anchorage ($180,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Derrick Smith; B- Dr. Christoph Berglar (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (L), Keeneland, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

EXCESSIVESPENDING, 4YO filly by Shackleford – Excessing ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) O- Joey Keith Davis; B- BMWZ Stables (KY); T- Chris Hartman

TRIPLE CHELSEA, 5YO mare by Hat Trick (JPN – Oceane Music (FR) ($22,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calvin Johnston) O- Brad Grady; B- Liberty Road Stables (KY); T- Joe Sharp

THERE’SYOURTROUBLE, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Wickedly ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- J. C. Corporation) O/B- Charles Kidder, Ben Kidder & Nancy Cole (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

STORM THE HILL, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Thornhill ($275,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds) O- Alastar Thoroughbreds & Michael Valdes; B- Kimberly & William Bradley (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

JENNIFER LYNNETTE, 5YO mare by Elusive Quality – Lynnette ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Conrad Farms) O- Conrad Farms; B- Christine Katherine Hayden (ON); T- Mark Casse

LADY AURELIA, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – D’Wildcat Speed ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- George Bolton & Peter Leidel) O- Stonestreet Stables & Peter Leidel; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Wesley Ward