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Keeneland September Sale Graduate and Grade 1 Winner Tom’s d’Etat Favored in Stephen Foster

June 26, 2020

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Tom’s d’Etat, a winner in four of his last five starts, including last fall’s Clark (G1) and Hagyard Fayette (G2), is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Stephen Foster (G2) at Churchill Downs.

Keeneland sales graduates comprise six of the eight Stephen Foster contenders, who also include graded stakes winners Silver Dust and Owendale. The Stephen Foster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” race with the winner receiving an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be held at Keeneland on Nov. 7.

On the same race card, champion Midnight Bisou and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress headline the Fleur de Lis (G2), a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), also at Keeneland on Nov. 7.

Thirty-six Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes this weekend. Among the other prominent graduates are Grade 1 winner Got Stormy and multiple graded stakes winner Beau Recall (IRE), who are part of a talented field set for the Just a Game (G1) at Belmont.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

JUST A GAME S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

BEAU RECALL (IRE), 6YO mare by Sir Prancealot (IRE) – Greta d’Argent (IRE) ($385,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom Wallace (IRE); T- Brad Cox

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

 

STEPHEN FOSTER S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

FEARLESS, 4YO gelding by Ghostzapper – And Why Not ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- China Horse Club International & WinStar Farm; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PIRATE’S PUNCH, 4YO gelding by Shanghai Bobby – Catch the Moon ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- W. E. Morey, agent) O- Gulliver Racing, Craig Drager & Dan Legan; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Grant Forster

MULTIPLIER, 5YO gelding by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller

TOM’S D’ETAT, 7YO horse by Smart Strike – Julia Tuttle ($330,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

SILVER DUST, 6YO 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

OWENDALE, 4YO 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

 

FLEUR DE LIS H. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

ANOTHER BROAD, 5YO mare by Include – Dynamic Deputy ($340,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- Farfellow Farms) O- Farfellow Farm; B- Fitzhugh (MD); T- Todd Pletcher

SERENGETI EMPRESS, 4YO 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

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 5YO mare by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MOTION EMOTION, 4YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Golden Motion ($55,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Puhich) O- Abbondanza Racing, Mark DeDomenico & Medallion Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

 

NASSAU S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

NANTUCKET RED, 5YO mare by Get Stormy – Scarlett Madeleine ($35,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Colebrook Farms) O- Colebrook Farms; B- Diane & Guy Snowden (KY); T- Ashlee Brnjas

ANOTHER TIME, 4YO filly by Munnings – Idoitmyway ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Webb Carroll Training Center for Hoolie Racing) O- Hoolie Racing Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Barbara Minshall

 

TRUE NORTH S. (G2), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

DIAMOND KING, 5YO horse by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Cash is King & LC Racing; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- John Servis

 

STAN THE MAN, 6YO gelding by Broken Vow – Nite in Rome ($82,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Long Lake Stable; B- Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- John Terranova II

 

PROMISES FULFILLED, 5YO horse by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Robert Baron & WinStar Farm; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

 

OHIO DERBY (G3), Thistledown, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

 

DEAN MARTINI, 3YO gelding by Cairo Prince – Soundwave ($72,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Glencrest Farm; $220,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) O- Raise the BAR Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & Bret Jones (KY); T- Tom Amoss

 

ROGUE ELEMENT, 3YO colt by Honor Code – Sweet Success ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & W. S. Farish (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

INFORMATIVE, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Lucky Black ($15,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Rivers Stables) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic (KY); T- Uriah St. Lewis

 

BEAR ALLEY, 3YO colt by Will Take Charge – Unbridled Empire ($525,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Albaugh Farm Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds, Kempton & Berkelhammer) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Albaugh Family Stables; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

CODE RUNNER, 3YO colt by Honor Code – Nereid ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Baumann Stables, Edward Bradley & Dr. Aaron Sones (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

SOROS, 3YO colt by Commissioner – Eastern Ruckus ($40,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- OGMA Investment) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & OGMA Investments; B- Shain Crain (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

 

ESTABLISHED, 3YO colt by Constitution – Ithinkisawapudycat ($400,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mr. Brilliant Farm; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stable & Mt. Brilliant Farm; B- Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

 

VAGRANCY H. (G3), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

 

ROYAL CHARLOTTE, 4YO filly by Cairo Prince – Sass and Class ($65,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- First Row Partners & Parkland Thoroughbreds; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

MOTHER MOTHER, 4YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Mother ($450,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- George Bolton) O- Gainesway Stable, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathieson & Andrew Molasky; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

VICTIM OF LOVE, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Daniel Burke (KY); T- Todd Beattie

 

PACIFIC GALE, 5YO mare by Flat Out – Pacific Whisper ($50,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Colt Creek) O- Tobey Morton; B- Bally Breeders (KY); T- John Kimmel

 

 

BASHFORD MANOR S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

 

HYPERFOCUS, 2YO colt by Constitution – Discreet Meating ($100,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Repole Stable) O- Repole Stable; B- Mike & Jill Heitzmann & WinStar (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

HERD IMMUNITY, 2YO colt by Union Rags – Enhanced ($12,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Omega Farm, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

CAZADERO, 2YO colt by Street Sense – Wild Gams ($120,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

COUNTY FINAL, 2YO colt by Oxbow – Tapajo ($9,500, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- John Ennis) O- John Ennis, Hayden Noriega & 47 Roses; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- John Ennis

 

 

 

REGRET S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

 

HIS GLORY, 3YO filly by Mineshaft – Glorious Sky ($52,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Louisiana Leasing) O/- Joe Sharp; B- Farm III Enterprises (FL)

 

STUNNING SKY, 3YO filly by Declaration of War – Sky Walk ($85,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; $100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent, Buyer- Kim Valerio, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp.; B- Stephen McDonald (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

EDGEE ANGEL, 3YO filly by Competitive Edge – Restless Angel ($47,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jay Morgeson) O- Dorothy Self, Zack Simms & Jay Morgeson; B- Stillmeadow Farm (KY); T- Garry Simms

 

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