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Keeneland Sales Graduates Headline Belmont Day Graded Stakes Entries

June 19, 2020

More than 35 Keeneland sales alumni are competing in graded stakes across North America on a weekend of racing anchored by the Belmont Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Four September Yearling Sale graduates go to the post in the $1 million Belmont: Sole Volante, among the early favorites following four wins in six starts, including the Sam F. Davis (G3); Unbridled Stakes winner Dr Post; Withers (G3) winner Max Player and UAE Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Masdar (G3) winner Fore Left

Keeneland-sold horses also highlight the blockbuster undercard at Belmont on Saturday:

  • Gamine tops the field for the Acorn (G1), a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Gamine won her career debut by 6¼ lengths at Santa Anita on March 7 followed by an allowance win at Oaklawn on May 2;
  • Mischevious Alex, undefeated this year with wins in the Swale (G3) and Gotham (G3); stakes winner No Parole and Echo Town, an allowance winner in last start at Churchill Downs on May 25, face off in the Woody Stephens Presented by Claiborne Farm (G1);
  • Stubbins, winner of the Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select at Keeneland last fall, and Texas Wedge, winner of the Joe Hernandez (G2) and World of Trouble Turf Sprint (L) this season, seek a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with a victory in the Jaipur Presented by America’s Best Racing (G1);
  • Grade 1 winner Decorated Invader tops the field for the Pennine Ridge (G2); and 
  • Sweet Melania, winner of the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) at Keeneland last fall, makers her season debut in the Wonder Again (G3). 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

BELMONT S. PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS (G1), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

SOLE VOLANTE, 3YO colt by Karakontie (JPN) – Light Blow ($6,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- New Hope) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Andie Biancone; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

MAX PLAYER, 3YO colt by Honor Code – Fools in Love ($150,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- George Hall & SportBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Linda Rice

FORE LEFT, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Simply Sunny ($97,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DR POST, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Mary Delaney ($200,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm; $400,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle/J. J. Crupi, agent) O- St. Elisa Stable; B- Cloyce C. Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

ACORN S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

GAMINE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Peggy Jane ($220,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Grace Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Bob Baffert

GLASS CEILING, 3YO filly by Constitution – Fighter Wing ($47,000 RNA, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Martin Schwartz, R. A. Hill Stable & Corms Racing Stable; B- Twin Creeks Farm (KY); T- Danny Gargan

 

WOODY STEPHENS S. PRESENTED BY CLAIBORNE FARM (G1), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

NO PAROLE, 3YO colt by Violence – Plus One ($75,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Maggi Moss) O- Maggi Moss & Greg Tramontin; B- Coteau Grove Farms (LA); T- Tom Amoss

MISCHEVIOUS ALEX, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – White Pants Night ($75,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Cash Is King & LC Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- John Servis

ECHO TOWN, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Letgomyecho ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- L & N Racing) O- L & N Racing; B- Betz, Betz, Burns, CHNNHK Thoroughbreds, Magers, et al (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SHOPLIFTED, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Shopit ($525,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables & LNJ Foxwoods; B- Machmer Hall, Carrie & Craig Brogden (KY): T- Steve Asmussen

 

JAIPUR S. PRESENTED BY AMERICA’S BEST RACING (G1), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

TEXAS WEDGE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Callmenancy ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Neatherlin) O- Peter Miller, Rafter JR Ranch, STD Racing Stable & Andy Miller; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Miller

STUBBINS, 4YO colt by Morning Line – Sierra Vista (GB) ($20,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- McShane Racing; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

WISE DAN S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

JUST HOWARD, 6YO horse by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($37,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) O- Skeedattle Stable; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion

FACTOR THIS, 5YO gelding by The Factor – Capricious Miss (GB) ($2,700, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Maccabee Farm; Buyer- Captain America Racing) O- Gaining Ground Racing; B- Maccabee Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

EONS, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Golden Antigua ($300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Clancy Bloodstock) O- Mark Grier; B- Camas Park Stud (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

CASA CREED, 4YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

HEMBREE, 6YO horse by Proud Citizen – Knockatrina ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Derby Lane Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

PARLOR, 6YO gelding by Lonhro (AUS) – My McIntosh ($60,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Brad Anderson) O- Michael Hui, Hooties Racing & WSS Racing; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

PENNINE RIDGE S. (G2), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

DECORATED INVADER, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Gamely Girl ($200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman, William Sandbrook & Cheryl Manning; B- Redmon Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement

VANZZY, 3YO colt by Verrazano – Selva ($7,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Randy Miles) O- Daniel Ryan; B- Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Pino

MAROON MANIAC, 3YO colt by Violence – Ms Arch Stanton ($130,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Summers Street Stable) O- Robert LaPenta; B- V. Gail Ray (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

FAMISHED, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Ravenist ($225,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Michael C. Byrne, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Tobey Morton; B- Michael Byrne (ON); T- John C. Kimmel

 

WONDER AGAIN S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER, 3YO filly by Summer Front – Silver Reunion ($135,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Christophe Clement

SWEET MELANIA, 3YO filly by American Pharoah – Sweet N Discreet ($600,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SELFLESSLY, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Uniformly Yours ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- George Louis Doetsch Jr. (MD); T- Chad Brown

 

WILSHIRE S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

KEEPER OFTHE STARS, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Sociable ($60,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino & Anthony Cappola (KY); T- Jonathan Wong

TOINETTE, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – I Bet Toni Knows ($120,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $110,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Shawn Dugan, agent) O- Ken Baca & Joseph & Lynne Hudson; B- J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance & A. R. Enterprises (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

 

LAZARO BARRERA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs

COLLUSION ILLUSION, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Natalie Grace ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Donald Dizney (FL); T- Mark Glatt

RAGTIME BLUES, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Home of the Blues ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock/Starlight West) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, Fred W. Hertrich III, John D. Fielding & Golconda Stables; B- Mike Pietrangelo (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

WHIMSICAL S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

CHARMAINE’S MIA, 4YO filly by The Factor – Charming Vixen ($40,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $4,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O/T- Michael McDonald; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY)

ELLYB, 4YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Eversmile ($360,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Audley Farm Equine) O- Audley Farm Stable; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1¾ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SIBERIAN IRIS (IRE), 6YO mare by Excelebration (IRE) – Dawn To Dance (IRE) ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- Sahara Group Holdings (IRE); T- Richard Mandella

KERSHAW, 5YO gelding by Run Away and Hide – Texit ($8,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Jay & Julie Manoogian; B- Ron Kirk, John Bates & Michael Riodan (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

AVALANCHE, 6YO gelding by Mizzen Mast – Pearls ($90,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Bruce Treitman; B- Morgans Ford Farm (VA); T- Michael McCarthy

 

AMERICAN S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

SHARP SAMURAI, 6YO 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

BORDER TOWN, 4YO colt by War Front – Liscanna (IRE) ($300,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Perry Bass II & Ramona Bass; B- Mrs. E. Stockwell (KY); T- Richard Mandella

BOWIES HERO, 6YO 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

KING OF SPEED, 4YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Beautiful Daniele ($10,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Addiction Therapy Stables; $140,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Del Secco) O- Del Secco DCS Racing; B- Newaukum Racing Stables (KY); T- Jeff Bonde