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Keeneland Sales Graduates Seek Classic Credentials in Saturday Preps

March 8, 2019

Twenty-eight Keeneland sales alumni are entered in graded stakes slated for Saturday and are prominent among the fields for the day’s four graded prep races on the roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Keeneland sales alumni competing in the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) include stakes winner Zenden, second in the Swale (G3) in his last start; graded stakes-placed Sir Winston and allowance winner Outshine

Grade 1 winner Knicks Go and Grade 3 stakes-placed Much Better are featured in the Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct. Among the early favorites for the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway are undefeated allowance winner Skywire and Central Park Stakes winner Five Star General

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and impressive allowance winner Motion Emotion makes her first start in graded stakes company in the Honeybee (G3) at Oaklawn, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

ADMIRE, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Visavis ($200,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Blue Sky Stable; $360,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kempton/Berkelhammer, agent for Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

SIR WINSTON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – La Gran Bailadora ($50,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Mark Casse

LORD DRAGON, 3YO colt by Oxbow – Broken Spell ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Jordan Blair

OUTSHINE, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Life Lesson ($260,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- ROC Bloodstock; $625,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) O- Let’s Go Stable & Richard Schibell (KY); B- T. F. VanMeter & Ricky Stivers (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ZENDEN, 3YO colt by Fed Biz – You Laughin ($7,500, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- South Legacy Stables) O- Pichi Investments; B- Brent & Beth Harris (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

HILLSBOROUGH S. (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

PHANTOM OPENING, 5YO mare by Arch – Phantom Rising ($60,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill; $45,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Surfside Stables; B- Warrender Associates & Diane Curry (KY); T- Jordan Blair

VIVA VEGAS, 5YO mare by The Factor – Viva Vega ($180,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Merriebelle Stable) O- Merriebelle Stable; B- Summer Grove Farm  & Terry Gabriel (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

NA PALI SPIRIT, 5YO mare by Dialed In – Ascot Yael ($4,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Bonnie Gilmore) O- Michael Gilmore; B- Bill Adair, Phyllis Adair & Connie Brown (KY); T- Ignacio Correas IV

STREETWITHNONAME, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Frost Fire ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Darrell & Lendy Brown, Eoin Harty & Royce Pulliam; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Eoin Harty

GOODYEARFORROSES (IRE), 7YO mare by Azamour (IRE) – Guilia (GB) ($375,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- James Spry; B- The Hornets (IRE); T- Brian House

GOTHAM S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 Mile, 3YOs

KNICKS GO, 3YO colt by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Ben Colebrook

MUCH BETTER, 3YO ridgling by Pioneerof the Nile – Dust and Diamonds ($600,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- R. C. Thoroughbreds) O/B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TIKHVIN FLEW, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Chatique ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable & Madaket Stables; B- Mineola Farm & Silent Grove Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TOM FOOL H. (G3), Aqueduct, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

LIFE IN SHAMBLES, 8YO gelding by Broken Vow – Life (FR) ($47,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent) O- M and A Racing; B- C. Clement & Don Robinson (KY); T- Jason Servis

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

MOTION EMOTION, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Golden Motion ($55,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Puhich) O- Mark DeDomenico; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Tom Van Berg

BIZWHACKS, 3YO filly by Fed Biz – Be Smart ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- Reddam Racing; B- T. F. VanMeter & Ken Meng (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

ULTIMATE MO, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Moon Buzz ($300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mathis Stables) O- Mathis Stable; B- Equivine Farm (PA); T- D. Wayne Lukas

FLORIDA OAKS (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

WINTER SUNSET, 3YO filly by Tapit – Winter Memories ($900,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Coffepot Stables & Phillips Racing Partnership; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

CONCRETE ROSE, 3YO filly by Twirling Candy – Solerina ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- J. W. Bloodstock) O- Ashbrook Farm & & BBN Racing; B- Ron Patterson (KY); T- George Arnold II

WINNING ENVELOPE, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Granby Girl ($3,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hutch Holsapple) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- Chris Block

STELLAR AGENT, 3YO 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

MARGARET’S JOY, 3YO filly by English Channel – Spooky Kitten ($25,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Tropical Racing) O- Tropical Racing; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Michelle Nihei

JEFF RUBY STEAKS (G3), Turfway, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

MOONSTER, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Mema ($80,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Dale Romans

FIVE STAR GENERAL, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Party of Interest ($235,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

BAYTOWN JIMBO, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Whispered (GB) (2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent) O- McEntee Racing; B- Luis Bravo (KY); T- Paul McEntee

SKYWIRE, 3YO colt by Afleet Alex – Meandering Stream ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Gary Barber & Lucio Tucci; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

COUNTER OFFER, 3YO colt by Tapizar – Donate ($45,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Upper V. Bloodstock; $80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Six Column Stables) O- Six Column Stables; B- Elm Tree Farm & Angel Diaz Tapia (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

TWELFTHOFNEVERLAND, 3YO colt by Istan – Deep in December ($30,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- John Mahr) O- John Mahr; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Raymond Handal