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Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased on Travers Day at Saratoga

August 27, 2021

Keeneland sales graduates take center stage on Travers (G1) Day at Saratoga on Saturday, highlighting the fields for the six Grade 1 stakes:

  • Graded stakes winner Midnight Bourbon, second in the Preakness (G1), and Dynamic One, graded stakes-placed winner of the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga last month, are prominent contenders in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers;
  • Turf champion Channel Maker defends his title in the Resorts World Casino Sword Dancer (G1), a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). Also in the field is recent Bowling Green (G2) winner Cross Border;
  • Grade 1 winner Mischevious Alex and multiple graded stakes winner Yaupon are featured in the Forego (G1);
  • Champion and classic winner Swiss Skydiver and Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road go postward in the Personal Ensign (G1), Presented by Lia Infiniti, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race for the Distaff (G1);
  • Champion Gamine, undefeated in 2021, carries high weight in the Ketel One Ballerina (G1), a “Win & You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1); and
  • Undefeated graded stakes winner Life Is Good makes his anticipated return to the races in the H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (G1), where he will meet Grade 1 winner Jackie’s Warrior.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC S. (G2), Charles Town, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

BOURBON CALLING, 5YO gelding by Dialed In – Bestowed a Star ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Six Columns Stable; B- John Phillips & Pamela Gartin (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

INFORMATIVE, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Lucky Black ($15,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Rivers Stables) O/T- Uriah St. Lewis; B- Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic (KY)

SLEEPY EYES TODD, 5YO horse by Paddy O’Prado – Pledge Mom ($9,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Wong) O- Thumbs Up Racing; B- Two Hearts Farm & Kristen Goncharoff (KY); T- Miguel Angel Silva

RESTRAINEDVENGENCE, 6YO gelding by Hold Me Back – Cupids Revenge ($67,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Bobby Grayson) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff & Bob Grayson Jr.; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff

 

CHARLES TOWN OAKS (G3), Charles Town, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

MOON SWAG, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Yara ($150,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Brad King & Jim Cone) O- Brad King, Jim Cone, Scott Bryant and Stan & Suzanne Kirby; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

FABRICATE, 3YO filly by Speightster – Counterfactual ($70,000 RNA to Sale, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Hidden Brook Farm & Denholtz Stables; B- Greydawn Stables & Machmer Hall (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

INJECT, 3YO filly by Frosted – Appealing Zophie ($390,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Hunter Rankin, agent) O- Louis Wright; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Brad Cox

COMPETITIVE SPEED, 3YO filly by Competitive Edge – Shopped Out ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- John Minchello; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Javier Gonzalez

ALLWORTHY, 3YO filly by Tonalist – Traffic Blimp ($20,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Saffie Joseph Jr., Daniel Damen & Dominique Damico; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

RUNHAPPY TRAVERS S. (G1) Saratoga, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Catch the Moon ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DYNAMIC ONE, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Beat the Drums ($725,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Repole Stable & St. Elias) O- Repole Stable, Phipps Stable & St. Elias; B- Phipps Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MILES D, 3YO colt by Curlin – Sound the Trumpets ($470,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- White Burch Farm) O- Peter Brant & Robert LaPenta; B- Rover Bend Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

MASQUEPARADE, 3YO colt by Upstart – Cry War Eagle ($100,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Summerhill Farm; $180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- FTGGG) O- FTGGG Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

 

RESORTS WORLD CASINO SWORD DANCER S. (G1), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CHANNEL MAKER, 7YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

 

FOREGO S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

MISCHEVIOUS ALEX, 4YO 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- Saffie Joseph Jr.

DOUBLY BLESSED, 4YO gelding by Empire Maker – Via Villaggio ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables & Bridlewood Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Mike Maker

YAUPON, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Modification ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hoby & Layna Kight) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B- Betz, Lamantia, CoCo Equine, Magers & Burns (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

PERSONAL ENSIGN S. (G1) PRESENTED BY LIA INFINITI, Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

DUNBAR ROAD, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Gift List ($350,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Jeffrey Drown (KY); T- Chad Brown

SWISS SKYDIVER, 4YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

 

KETEL ONE BALLERINA H. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

GAMINE, 4YO 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

TRUTH HURTS, 4YO filly by Tonalist – Witty Gal ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jorge Wagner) O- Chad Summers & J Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- Chad Summers

 

H. ALLEN JERKENS MEMORIAL S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LIFE IS GOOD, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Beach Walk ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club and Maverick Racing) O- CHC & WinStar Farm; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

BALLSTON SPA (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

HIGH OPINION, 4YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – More Respect ($130,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Team D/Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing & Team D; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Anthony Dutrow

 

PAT O’BRIEN S. (G2), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

GINOBILI, 4YO gelding by Munnings – Find the Humor ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms, Buyer- Richard Baltas) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Richard Baltas, Jerry McClanahan & Michael Nentwig; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Richard Baltas

MO MOSA, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Roughing ($335,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Perry & Denise Martin (KY); T- Mike Maker

EIGHT RINGS, 4YO colt by Empire Maker – Purely Hot ($520,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables & Coolmore Stud; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

CLASSIER, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Class Will Tell ($775,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm & Robert Masterson; B- Mary Sullivan (KY); T- Bob Baffert