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Keeneland Sales Graduates Take National Stage in Weekend Graded Stakes

April 2, 2021

 More than 55 Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes at Keeneland, Aqueduct, Santa Anita and Oaklawn this Easter holiday weekend, many seeking points in preps on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

 

Among the prominent sales graduates are:

  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Fire At Will in the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3); 
  • Demoiselle (G2) winner Malathaat, early favorite for the Central Bank Ashland (G1); 
  • Graded stakes-placed Dream Shake and Pasadena (L) winner Rock Your World in the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1);
  • Grade 3 winner Sittin On Go and graded stakes-placed Highly Motivated and Hidden Stash in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2);
  • Withers (G3) winner Risk Taking and Gotham (G3) runner-up Crowded Trade in the Wood Memorial (G2) Presented by Resorts World Casino; and 
  • Champion Gamine, who makes her 2021 debut in the Las Flores (G3).  

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

KENTUCKY UTILITIES TRANSYLVANIA S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

PALAZZI, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Kindle ($375,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing) O- John C. Oxley; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing & Pioneerof the Nile Syndicate (KY); T- Mark Casse

FIRE AT WILL, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Flirt ($97,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Troy Rankin (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

BEAUMONT S. (G3) PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SELECT, Keeneland, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

AMALFI PRINCESS, 3YO filly by Temple City – Polish Flower ($20,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Monticule (KY); T- Mike Maker

LADY TRAVELER, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Ask the Question ($350,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- West Point, Larsen/L.E.B., agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, John Ballantyne, William Freeman & Michael Valdes; B- Hidden Brook Farm, Candy Meadows & Chris Swann (KY); T- Dale Romans

CILLA, 3YO filly by California Chrome – Sittin At the Bar ($120,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- P. Dale Ladner; B- Brett Brinkman & P. Dale Ladner (LA); T- Brett Brinkman

 

DISTAFF H. (G3), Aqueduct, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HONOR WAY, 7YO mare by Caleb’s Posse – Truth and Honor ($23,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- J and R Bloodstock) O- Saul Kupferberg; B- Candy Meadows (KY); T- Charlton Baker

LADY KATE, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Princess Haya ($485,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Anderson Stables) O- Anderson Stables; B- Eileen Hartis & Godolphin (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

KANSAS KIS, 4YO filly by Constitution – Storm Crossing ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Perrine Time Thoroughbreds; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Raymond Handal

PARIS LIGHTS, 4YO filly by Curlin – Paris Bikini ($200,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- WinStar Stablemates Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

PORTAL CREEK, 5YO mare by Shanghai Bobby – Silent Stream ($22,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Chris Drakos) O- Ten Strike Racing; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Juan Carlos Guerrero

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 3

CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

CURLIN’S CATCH, 3YO filly by Curlin – Catch the Thrill ($180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sam-Son Farm; Buyer- de Meric Sales) O- Breeze Easy; B- Sam-Son Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse

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

MALATHAAT, 3YO filly by Curlin – Dreaming of Julia ($1.05 million, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

RUNHAPPY SANTA ANITA DERBY (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

ROMAN CENTURIAN, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Spare Change ($550,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy, agent) O- Don Alberto Stable & Qatar Racing; B- Don Alberto Corp. (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

DREAM SHAKE, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Even Song ($32,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Foxpointe Thoroughbreds) O- Exline-Border Racing, SAF Racing & Richard Hausman; B- Dunwoody Farm (KY); T- Peter Eurton

ROCK YOUR WORLD, 3YO by Candy Ride (ARG) – Charm the Maker ($650,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- Sapphire Stable) O- Hronis Racing & Talla Racing; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- John Sadler

PARNELLI, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Sip Sip ($500,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Gainesway (KY); T- John Shirreffs

BACK RING LUCK, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Patti O’Rahy ($32,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Clarke Cooper Family Trust, Mia Familia Racing Stable & Wade Jacobsen; B- Lester Kwok & Dr. Naoya Yoshida (KY); T- John Sadler

DEFUNDED, 3YO gelding by Dialed In – Wind Caper ($210,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Athens Woods (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

CARTER H. (G1), Aqueduct, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

SHOPLIFTED, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Shopit ($525,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable & LNJ Foxwoods; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

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.

 

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS S. (G2), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

HIDDEN STASH, 3YO colt by Constitution – Making Mark Money ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- BBN II Racing) O- BBN Racing; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

UNTREATED, 3YO colt by Nyquist – Fully Living ($550,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent; $300,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Team Valor International; B- Ashview Farm & Old Oak Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HIGHLY MOTIVATED, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Strong Incentive ($240,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O/B- Klaravich Stables; T- Chad Brown

LEBLON, 3YO colt by Broken Vow – Trade Balance ($45,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O/B- Bonne Chance Farm; T- Paulo Lobo

SITTIN ON GO, 3YO colt by Brody’s Cause – Set’n On Ready ($65,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Wynnstay Sales, Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable; $62,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Wynnstay (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

WOOD MEMORIAL (G2) PRESENTED BY RESORTS WORLD CASINO, Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

CROWDED TRADE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Maude S ($185,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Forging Oaks (KY); T- Chad Brown

RISK TAKING, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Run a Risk ($240,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

CANDY MAN ROCKET, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Kenny Lane ($190,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; $70,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O- Frank Fletcher Racing; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

SANTA ANITA OAKS (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

BRILLIANT CUT, 3YO filly by Speightstown – Polish a Diamond ($160,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Glencrest Farm, agent; $160,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Boomer Bloodstock/Mathiesen Racing) O- ERJ Racing, David Kenney, William Strauss & Doug & Dennis O’Neill; B- McCauley Farm & Speightstown Syndicate (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

ROYAL HEROINE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 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- Agave Racing Stable & Rockin Robin Racing Stables; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

LAURA’S LIGHT, 4YO filly by Constitution – Light of a Star ($95,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $25,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

APPALACHIAN S. (G2) PRESENTED BY JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION, Keeneland, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

SPANISH LOVEAFFAIR, 3YO filly by Karakontie (JPN) – Spanish Bunny ($35,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Delray Investments) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Michael Hernon & Gary Barber; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Mark Casse

FLOWN, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Rumbaua ($90,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Cummins) O- Marc Dentampel; B- John Cummins & Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

PLUM ALI, 3YO filly by First Samurai – Skipping ($65,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables & Bethlehem Stables; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement

 

SHAKERTOWN S. (G2), Keeneland, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

SMART REMARK, 6YO gelding by First Defence – Sarcastic ($4,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Brendan O’Brien & Brian Klatsky; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

HOLLIS, 6YO gelding by Street Sense – Miss Inclined ($200,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Ben Rollins; $120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Tom Haughey) O- WSS Racing & 4 G Racing; B- Mueller Thoroughbred Stable (KY); T- John Alexander Ortiz

TURNED ASIDE, 4YO colt by American Pharoah – Sustained ($725,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- West Point & D.J. Stable) O- D J Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Paul Pompa (KY); T- Mark Casse

READYFORPRIMETIME, 5YO horse by More Than Ready – Mana Pools ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas, agent) O- Robert Marzilli; B- Jamm Ltd. (KY); T- Eric Heitzmann

JOHNNY UNLEASHED, 4YO gelding by Colonel John – Ready to Unleash ($10,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Eric Foster) O- Foster Family Racing, Lonnie Reynolds, H&H Horses & Joseph Mills; B- St. Simon Place, Scott Stephens & Betsy Wells (KY); T- Eric Foster

THE CRITICAL WAY, 7YO gelding by Tizway – Critical Factor ($17,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Equest Thoroughbreds; $65,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) O- Monster Racing Stables; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Jose Delgado

BOUND FOR NOWHERE, 7YO horse by The Factor – Fancy Deed ($310,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster (KY)

 

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

WEST SIDE GIRL, 3YO filly by Shanghai Bobby – Wags Empire ($6,500, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Larry Mejias) O- Hollendorfer, Team Green & Tristar Racing; B- Springhouse Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

SYLVIA Q, 3YO filly by Violence – Princess of China ($80,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyere- J. C. M.) O- Rigney Racing; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Philip Bauer)

 

GAZELLE S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MIA MARTINA, 3YO filly by Not This Time – Proud and Charming ($2,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Gianni Fittipaldi; B- CESA Farm (FL); T- Graham Motion

THE GRASS IS BLUE, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Shine Softly ($20,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Jacob Schnoor Jr.) O- Louis Lazzinnaro; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Chad Brown

SEARCH RESULTS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Co Cola ($310,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Chad Brown

BAY SHORE S. (G3), Aqueduct, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

WHISKEY DOUBLE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Lake Sebago ($15,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Speed Bias Racing; $875,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent, Buyer- Phoenix Thoroughbreds & Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Buck Pond Farm & Richard Seale; T- Steve Asmussen

 

COMMONWEALTH S. (G3), Keeneland, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

HIDDEN SCROLL, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Sheba Queen ($525,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Fergus Galvin, agent) O- Marc Detampel; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brad Cox

ATTACHMENT RATE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Aristra ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Rexy Bloodstock; $200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Dale Romans

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 5YO horse by Overanalyze – Candy Fortune ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Stewart Smith) O- Something Special Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

 

EXCELSIOR S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

GRUMPS LITTLE TOTS, 5YO gelding by Sky Mesa – W W American ($37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Michael Dubb) O- Michael Dubb; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Rob Atras

BACKSIDEOFTHEMOON, 9YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Ballado’s Thunder ($125,000 RNA to Sale, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock) O- Charles Hallas; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Robert Klesaris

LIMONITE, 5YO horse by Lemon Drop Kid – Colina Verde (BRZ); ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- ECL Gaming; $100,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- KDE Equine) O- Novak Stable; B- Roberto Mesquita (KY); T- Amira Chichakly

 

PROVIDENCIA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

DERBY QUEST, 3YO filly by Nyquist – Explainable ($65,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Susan Derby & Gary Folgner; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Ruben Gomez

 

LAS FLORES S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & 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

HANG A STAR, 5YO mare by Tapizar – Homecoming Dance ($20,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Seltzer Thoroughbreds; B- Fred Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Ian Kruljac

BIDDY DUKE, 4YO filly by Bayern – Ghostslayer ($22,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Homepride Farm) O- Joseph Besecker; B- Machmer Hall & D+J Racing (KY); T- Doug O’Neill