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Keeneland September Sale Graduate King Zachary Favored in Indiana Derby

July 13, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2018) – Keeneland sales are represented by five of the nine entrants for Saturday’s $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand, including favored King Zachary, an impressive winner of the Matt Winn (G3) at Churchill Downs in June, and Pat Day Mile Presented by Lane’s End (G3) winner Funny Duck.  

Six of the eight sophomore fillies set for the companion Indiana Oaks (G3) are Keenland sales alumni, led by Talk Veuve to Me, runner-up in the Eight Belles Presented by Kentucky Trailer (G2) at Churchill and Acorn (G1) at Belmont. Also in the field are Skeptic, who is making her stakes debut following wins at Keeneland and Churchill Downs, and stakes winner Figarella’s Queen.

In total, 30 Keeneland sales graduates are competing at the highest levels of racing across North America on Saturday and Sunday. Highlighting entries for the Delaware Handicap (G2) are Grade 2 winner Mopotism; Grade 3 winner Teresa Z, who is coming off a win in the Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park last month; and stakes winner Nikki My Darling. Grade 3 winners Draft Pick and Blended Citizen headline the Los Alamitos Derby (G3).

 

SATURDAY, JULY 14

DELAWARE H. (G2), Delaware Park, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

TERESA Z, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – With Flying Colors ($635,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Besilu Stables (KY); T- Anthony Margotta Jr.

SNEAKY BETTY, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Tell Some Fibs ($100,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Academy Bloodstock; $110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent, Buyer- Atlantic Racing) O- Super C Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Claudio Gonzalez

MOPOTISM, 4YO filly 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

NIKKI MY DARLING, 4YO filly by Creative Cause – Zamindarling ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; $47,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Imaginary Stables; B- Sheltowee Farm & James Evans (OH); T- Anthony Quartarolo

 

INDIANA DERBY (G3), Indiana Grand, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

TRIGGER WARNING, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Magic Appeal ($6,000, James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Big Oak Farms) O- Brinley Enterprises; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mike Rone

BLAME THE RIDER, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Shiny Sheet ($15,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Reddam Racing; B- Sarah Wells (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

THE MONEY DANCE, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Whistlin’ Jean ($23,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Mike Johnson & Penny Lauer; B- Michael & Penny Lauer (IN); T- Michael Lauer

KING ZACHARY, 3YO colt by Curlin – On My Way ($550,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Tom Conway) O- Thomas Conway; B- Waymore (KY); T- Dale Romans

FUNNY DUCK, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Slow Down ($120,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

INDIANA OAKS (G3), Indiana Grand, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

MOLECULES, 3YO filly by Einstein (BRZ) – Squawk ($1,500, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Edward Boerjan) O- Morgan Thilo; B- Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kuster (KY); T- Scott Mullins

HARBOR LIGHTS, 3YO filly by Shackleford – Harbor Blues ($32,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Michael Lauffer & Gregory McDonald; B- Mike Lauffer & Black Diamond Management (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DIMAONDCOAT, 3YO filly by Gemologist – Rockford Peach ($2,200, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Sista Stable) O- Lynn & Lola Cash; B- Briland Farm and Robert & Stacy Mitchell ((KY); T- Kellyn Gorder 

TALK VEUVE TO ME, 3YO filly by Violence – Biblical Point ($45,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Areion Thoroughbreds) O- Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset & Stephen McKay; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

SKEPTIC, 3YO filly by Tiznow – Clear Thinking ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Bo Bromagen, agent) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Ashbrook Farm; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- George R. Arnold III

FIGARELLA’S QUEEN, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Nereid ($250,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Qatar Racing, Hunter Valley Farm & Marc Detampel; B- Baumann Stables, Edward Bradley & Dr. Aaron Sones (KY); T- Brad Cox

KENT S. (G3), Delaware Park, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

CARRICK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – How Far to Heaven ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Thomas Morley

HOT SPRINGS, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Magical Victory ($750,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bo Hirsch (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

GUNNISON, 3YO colt by Bernardini – Madame Du Lac ($60,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms) O- Gunpowder Farms & Hinkle Farms; B- Hinkle Farms & Darley (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

UNTAMED DOMAIN, 3YO colt by Animal Kingdom – Ciao ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

ARCHAGGELOS, 3YO colt by Temple City – Mien ($200,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule) O/B- Monticule; T- Michael Dickinson

BLAME THE RIDER, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Shiny Sheet ($15,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Reddam Racing; B- Sarah Wells (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

LOS ALAMITOS DERBY (G3), Los Alamitos, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

DRAFT PICK, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Firehouse Red ($450,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Peter Eurton

BLENDED CITIZEN, 3YO colt by Proud Citizen – Langara Lass ($57,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Greg Hall, SAYJAY Racing & Brooke Hubbard; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

ONCE ON WHISKEY, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Crespano ($150,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Gabriel Duignan & Crosshaven Bloodstock (KY); T- Bob Baffert

KING CAUSE, 3YO gelding by Creative Cause – Street Mate ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Parrish Farms) O- Kramer Racing, Nice Guys Stables & Steven Keh; B- Bret Jones (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

SUNDAY, JULY 15

ONTARIO MATRON S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

SISTER NATION, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Evita’s Sister ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) O- Mark Dodson; B- Marvin Little Jr. & William Lynn (KY); T- Michael De Paulo

MALIBU BONNIE, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Old Time Chicago ($320,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Springhouse Farm) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Mark Casse

DADDY’S GREAT BAY, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – Great Deep Bay ($114,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Box Arrow Farm; B- Wayne G. Lyster III (KY); T- Gordon Colbourne

JUST BE KIND, 4YO filly by Sky Mesa – Pretty Valentine ($31,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Rick Mah, Jos Lur, RBRS) O- Jus Luk Stable, Ten Lee Mah Stable & Reade Baker Racing Stable; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Reade Baker

LET IT RIDE MOM, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Golden Marlin ($77,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Thornton, Watt, Glass & Foley (KY); T- Mark Casse