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Keeneland Sales Graduates War of Will, Needs Supervision Headline Classic Preps at Fair Grounds

February 15, 2019

Keeneland sales alumni seek to enhance their standings in prep races on the 2019 roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Saturday.

Keeneland sales alumni figure prominently in two classic preps at Fair Grounds – the Risen Star Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) and Rachel Alexandra (G2) – each worth 50 points to the winner. September Yearling Sale graduate War of Will, a 4-length winner of the Lecomte (G3) at Fair Grounds in his sophomore debut, is the morning-line favorite for the Risen Star. Also highlighting the capacity field is Hog Creek Hustle, second in the Lecomte, and Owendale, an allowance winner at Fair Grounds in his first start of 2019.

September Sale graduate and recent Silverbulletday Stakes winner Needs Supervision is among the early favorites for the Rachel Alexandra, where she will meet Golden Rod (G2) winner Liora; Pocahontas (G2) winner Serengeti Empress and Gasparilla Stakes winner Molto Bella

Four Keeneland sales graduates go postward in the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate, which awards points on the Road to the Derby and an automatic berth in the Preakness (G1). Highlighting the El Camino Real field are King of Speed, a two-time stakes winner on turf; stakes-placed Mayor Cobb and maiden winners Weekly Call and Knight’s Cross.

Accomplished Keeneland-sold older horses are showcased in the Santa Monica (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday. Headlining the field are Grade 1 winners Dream Tree and Marley’s Freedom, who closed her 2018 campaign with a win in the Go for Wand (G3) at Aqueduct in December; and Grade 2 winner Mopotism

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

RISEN STAR S. PRESENTED BY LAMARQUE FORD (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 3YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

MR. MONEY, 3YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Allied Racing Stable; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 3YO colt 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

OWENDALE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Aspen Light ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Wentworth) O- Rupp Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox

LIMONITE, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Colina Verde (BRZ) ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- ECL Gaming) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Roberto Mesquita (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FROLIC MORE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Summer Frolic ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Southern Cal Thoroughbreds) O- Andrew Farm & On Our Own Stable; B- Bill Justice & Dr. Naoya Yoshida (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

WAR OF WILL, 3YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

GUN IT, 3YO colt by Tapit – Miss Besilu ($2.6 Million, 2107 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Whisper Hill Farm) O- Whisper Hill Farm & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Three Chimneys Farm & Besilu Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

RACHEL ALEXANDRA S. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MOLTO BELLA, 3YO filly by Violence – Dr. Zic ($100,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- John Seiler) O- Six Column Stables; Randall Bloch, Robert Manfuso, Fred Merritt, John Seiler & Stephen Harner; B- SF Racing Group (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

SERENGETI EMPRESS, 3YO filly by Alternation – Havisham ($25,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Dixon Enterprises; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Joel Politi) O- Joel Politi; B- Tri Eques Bloodstock (KY); T- Tom Amoss

LIORA, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Giant Mover ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Coffeepot Stables) O- Coffeepot Stables; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

NEEDS SUPERVISION, 3YO filly by Paynter – Moroccan Rose ($22,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Howling Pigeon Farms, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable & Madaket Stable; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- Jeremiah O’Dwyer

 

GENERAL GEORGE S. (G3), Laurel, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

MAJESTIC DUNHILL, 4YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Candy Fortune ($47,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- George Weaver

HOME RUN MAKER, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Home Run ($280,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bridie Harrison, agent; Buyer- Walnut Green) O- Jeff Drown; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

UNCONTESTED, 5YO horse by Tiz Wonderful – Galileo’s Star ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Forbush Farm; Buyer- Harry Rosenblum) O- Robert LaPenta & Harry Rosenblum; B- Richard Forbush (KY); T- Jennifer Patterson

COLONEL SHARP, 6YO gelding by Colonel John – Extra Sharp ($11,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Harry Weisleder) O- Rising Sun Racing Stables; B- Susan Casner (KY); T- Hugh McMahon

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

 

SANTA MONICA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 5YO mare by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DREAM TREE, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Afleet Maggi ($80,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mike or Pat Freeny; Buyer- Michelle Redding, agent) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- Mike & Pat Freeny (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MOPOTISM, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

BARBARA FRITCHIE S. (G3), Laurel, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HONOR WAY, 5YO mare by Caleb’s Posse – Truth and Honor ($23,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- J and R Bloodstock) O- Aron Yagoda; B- Candy Meadows (KY); T- Linda Rice

MY COUSIN MARTHA, 5YO mare by Stay Thirsty – I’m Breathtaking ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven Dwoskin) O- Keith Crupper & Perry Harrison; B- William Graham (ON); T- Peter Walder

MS LOCUST POINT, 5YO mare by Dialed In – Whisper Number ($17,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Barzini Syndicate; $27,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Jim Reichenberg & Cash Is King; B- Lesley Campion (KY); T- John Servis

TIMELESS CURLS, 4YO filly by Curlin – Lookinforchange ($35,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Sookdeen Pasram) O- Sookdeen Pasram; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Dale Capuano

YOUR LOVE, 5YO mare by Flatter – Queen of America ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; B- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr. & WinStar Farm; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

MINESHAFT H. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

IMPERATIVE, 9YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Ron Paolucci Racing & Imaginary Stables; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

HARLAN PUNCH, 6YO gelding by Harlan’s Holiday – Indy Punch ($170,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Front Row Racing, Ten Strike Racing, Kevin McReynolds & Bob Miller; B- Rosemont (KY); T- Brad Cox

KREWE CHIEF, 6YO gelding by Parading – Antique ($17,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Philip A. Sims) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

SILVER DUST, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

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

THIRD DAY, 5YO horse by Bernardini – Onebadkitty ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Europa Mundo Stable) O- Town and Country Racing; B- Janet Lyons & James Atwell (KY); T- Brian Lynch

MO DONT NO, 6YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Beechwood Racing Stable (OH); T- Anthony Quartarolo

FLAMEAWAY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

LONG ON LUCK, 5YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Gasia ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Columbine Stable) O- Olivia Morales; B- Susan Knoll (KY); T- Angel Montano Sr.

THIRSTFORLIFE, 5YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – Promenade Girl ($240,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Roma Farm) O/T- Wesley Hawley; B- Camas Park Stud (KY)

 

FAIR GROUNDS H. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

SIR DUDLEY DIGGES, 6YO horse by Gio Ponti – My Pal Lana ($72,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Castleton Lyons; $110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Julio Rada, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON); T- Michael Maker

LONG ON LUCK, 5YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Gasia ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Columbine Stable) O- Olivia Morales; B- Susan Knoll (KY); T- Angel Montano Sr.

FIRST PREMIO, 5YO horse by Pure Prize – Perils of Pauline ($15,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Team Valor International; B- Ronald McPeek (KY); T- Mark Casse

COMBATANT, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MARKITOFF, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Myriad ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

BANDUA, 4YO colt by The Factor – If Angels Sang ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calumet) O- Calumet Farm; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

 

ROYAL DELTA S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up, F&M

BLAMED, 4YO filly by Blame – Salsa Star ($70,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock) O- Cleber Massey; B- Sagamore Farm (MD); T- Bill Mott

 

EL CAMINO REAL DERBY, Golden Gate, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

KING OF SPEED, 3YO 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

WEEKLY CALL, 3YO colt by Will Take Charge – Summer Soiree ($350,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill) O- ERJ Racing & Steven Keh; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

KNIGHT’S CROSS, 3YO colt by Mizzen Mast – Gift From the Sea ($50,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Wayne Detmar) O- Wayne Detmar & Gene Voss; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

MAYOR COBB, 3YO gelding by New Year’s Day – Bandanna Lady ($9,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Wong) O- David Cobb; B- Connie Brown, Phyllis and Bill Adair (KY); T- Jonathan Wong