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Keeneland September Sale Alumni and Grade 1 Winners Jackie’s Warrior, Vequist Look to Polish Credentials on Saturday

October 9, 2020

Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni and Grade 1 winners Jackie’s Warrior and Vequist each seek a berth in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Nov. 6-7 with wins in Saturday’s featured juvenile stakes at Belmont. 

Jackie’s Warrior, undefeated winner of the Runhappy Hopeful (G1) and Saratoga Special (G2), headlines the Champagne (G1), a “Win and You’re In” event for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1).  

Spinaway (G1) winner Vequist tries for a win in the Frizette (G1) to earn a fees-paid spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). Also highlighting the field for the Frizette is September Sale graduate Cantata, a 10¼-length debut winner at Saratoga.

Also at Belmont, Cambier Parc, whose Grade 1 wins include the 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, leads the Flower Bowl (G1), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge event for the Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf (G1).

Among the fillies going postward the same day in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Dixiana are multiple graded stakes winner Sweet Melania and graded stakes-placed Lucky Betty and Hendy Woods

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

BUFFALO TRACE FRANKLIN COUNTY S. (G3), Keeneland, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

SURRENDER NOW, 5YO mare by Morning Line – Surrender ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $40,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Bruno DeBerdt, agent) O- Rockingham Ranch; B- Elaine Macpherson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TOMLIN (SCRATCHED), 4YO filly by Distorted Humor – Belle of Perintown ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Fairview) O- Fairview; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds Holdings (KY); T- Michael Stidham

WINNING ENVELOPE, 4YO 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

CHANGE OF CONTROL, 4YO filly by Fed Biz – America’s Blossom ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Maharg Management) O- Roddy Harrison; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- Michelle Lovell

STILLWATER COVE, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Celibataire ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Marcus Stables; B- Lofts Hall Stud & Ben Sangster (KY); T- Wesley Ward

GOT STORMY, 5YO mare by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP (G1) PRESENTED BY DIXIANA, Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

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

LUCKY BETTY, 3YO filly by Munnings – Cherokee Beads ($145,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Taproot Bloodstock) O- Dennis Park; B- TK Stables (KY); T- William VanMeter

HENDY WOODS, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Separate Forest ($95,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

CHAMPAGNE S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 2YOs

AMBIVALENT, 2YO colt by Constitution – Screwgie ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- J. Stephen McDonald (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

RUN CASPER RUN, 2YO colt by Ghostzapper – Twice the Lady ($70,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Ritchie’s World Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Juan Vazquez

CIVIL WAR, 2YO colt by Bodemeister – Princess Aspen ($7,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Anderson Acres) O- Mark Anderson; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 2YO 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

MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 2YO 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

 

FRIZETTE S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 2YO Fillies

VEQUIST, 2YO filly by Nyquist – Vero Amore ($120,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable & Swilcan Stable; B- Swilcan Stables (KY); T- Robert Reid Jr.

CANTATA, 2YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Stoweshoe ($950,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Stables) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Doug & Felicia Branham (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CILLA, 2YO 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- Bentley Combs

 

FLOWER BOWL S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

CAMBIER PARC, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Sealy Hill ($1.25 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- OXO Equine) O- OXO Equine; B- Bonne Chance Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

BEAU BELLE, 5YO mare by Giant’s Causeway – Binya (GER) ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Robert Anderson) O- Mark Anderson; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & W. S. Farish (KY); T- Tom Albertrani

 

JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

PRIORITIZE, 5YO gelding by Tizway – Whey Sauce (JPN) ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- H. James Bond) O- William Clifton Jr.; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- H. James Bond

 

HAGYARD FAYETTE S. (G2), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

COASTAL DEFENSE, 4YO colt by Curlin – Trensa ($800,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stables & Helen Groves; B- Helen Groves (KY); T- Dale Romans

CRAFTY DADDY, 4YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Eager Emma ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

MR FREEZE, 5YO horse by To Honor and Serve – Heavenly Cat ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Dale Romans

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

AURELIUS MAXIMUS, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – La Reina ($625,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton & Peter Leidel; B- Martell Bloodstock & Fifth Avenue Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

SANDS POINT S. (G2), 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

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

PURE WOW, 3YO filly by The Factor – Crespano ($17,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; $150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Gatsas Stables) O- Gatsas Stables & John Gaspar; B- Gabriel Duignan & Crosshaven Bloodstock (KY); T- John Terranova II

DROP A HINT, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Allude ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Mathis Stables) O- Sam Wilensky & Rosana Puerta Curbelo; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Antonio Arriaga

 

MONMOUTH S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

COMPOUND IT, 4YO colt by Super Saver – Tejida ($280,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Colts Neck Stable) O- Colts Neck Stables; B- Helen Groves (KY); T- Jorge Duarte Jr.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

DURHAM CUP S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SKYWIRE, 4YO gelding 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

 

FUTURITY S. (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 2YOs

AFTER FIVE, 2YO colt by The Factor – Idle Talk ($22,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Breeze Easy; B- Mary Eppler Racing Stable & A. Leonard Pineau (MD); T- Wesley Ward

KENTUCKY KNIGHT, 2YO colt by Speightstown – Baroness Aamoura ($85,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.; $75,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- John Irwin; B- Zayat Stables (KY); T- Amira Chichakly

NUTSIE, 2YO colt by Exaggerator – Special Dream ($35,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ivery Sisters Racing) O- Ivery Sisters Racing & DJC Racing; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- David Cannizzo

COUNTY FINAL, 2YO colt by Oxbow – Tapajo ($9,500, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- John Ennis) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, William, Shannon & Anna Marie Sandbrook & A; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

GYPSY KING, 2YO gelding by Summer Front – Gittel ($11,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Beccie Ming) O- Rockingham Ranch; B- Budget Stables (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

MATRON S. (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 2YO Fillies

FABRICATE, 2YO 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

UNION GABLES, 2YO filly by Speightstown – Tonasah ($40,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Bruno DeBerdt, agent) O- GMP Stables & F Bellavia; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

AMALFI PRINCESS, 2YO 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

BRAVO REGINA, 2YO filly by Congrats – Rap Queen ($25,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tollgate Farm) O- Richie’s World Stables; B- Edward Seltzer (KY); T- Juan Vazquez

NIENTE, 2YO filly by Not This Time – Three Degrees Mon ($26,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Equine Trust Investments) O- Richie’s World Stables; B- Anchor Equine (KY); T- Juan Vazquez

ROYAL APPROVAL, 2YO filly by Tiznow – Touch the Moon ($95,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Wesley Ward