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Keeneland Sales Graduates Featured in Memorial Day Grade 1 Stakes

May 27, 2019

Keeneland sales graduates highlight three Grade 1 stakes at Santa Anita on Memorial Day.

Elysea’s World (IRE) and Causeforcommotion enter the Gamely off wins in the Santa Ana (G3) and Santa Barbara (G3), respectively. Grade 2 winner Vino Rosso and Lone Sailor, second in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) in his last start, go postward in The Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Multiple graded stakes winners headline the Shoemaker Mile: City of Hope (G2) winner Sharp SamuraiCatapult, second last out in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1); and Grade 1 winner Bowies Hero.


GAMELY S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

OLLIE’S CANDY, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Afternoon Stroll ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Paul Eggert & Karen Eggert (KY); T- John Sadler

ELYSEA’S WORLD (IRE), 6YO mare by Champs Elysees (GB) – Ideal World (IRE) ($500,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- Abbondanza Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing, Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables, Christopher Dunn & Jerry McClanahan; B- Haras D’Haspel (IRE); T- Richard Baltas 

CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, 5YO mare by Americain – Causey ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Sondereker & Kruljac Partners) O- E. Dunham, J. Kruljac, Jim Reed, J. Sondereker and S. & D. Yip; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- J. Eric Kruljac

THE GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

HIGHER POWER, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Alternate ($250,000, 2019 April Sale, Consignor- Stidham Racing, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End Bloodstock) O- Hronis Racing; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Sadler

LONE SAILOR, 4YO 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

VINO ROSSO, 4YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias, J.J. Crupi, agent) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SHOEMAKER MILE (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

SHARP SAMURAI, 5YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CATAPULT 6YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Gata Bella ($235,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages. C- Castle Park Farm (Noel Murphy), agent; B- Philip Blake; $350,000 2014 Sept Yearling. C- Lane’s End, agent; B- I. B. S.) O- Woodford Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

BOWIES HERO, 5YO horse by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables & Rockin Robin Racing Stable; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

ALL AMERICAN S. (G3), Golden Gate, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

BUILDER, 4YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Rumba Punch ($27,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; $17,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Rich or Vicky Dimotri) O- Savvy Racing, Peter McGoldrick & John Tipton; B- Redmon Farm (KY); T- Isidro Tamayo