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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Special Forces Tops Woodbine’s Grade 2 Autumn on Sunday

November 12, 2021

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale is represented by seven of the eight entries in Woodbine’s Autumn (G2) on Sunday, led by multiple graded stakes winner Special Forces, 2019 Belmont (G1) winner Sir Winston and graded stakes-placed Halo Again, the 1-2-3 finishers in the Durham Cup (G3) on Oct. 10.  

Keeneland sales graduates Art of Almost and stakes winner Skygaze, who finished 1-2 in the Ontario Matron (G3), also on Oct. 10, highlight the field for the Maple Leaf (G3) at Woodbine on Saturday.



BESSARABIAN S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

AUG LUTES, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Not My Tap ($47,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Commonwealth New Era Racing; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

JUXTAPOSE, 4YO filly by Verrazano – Aldara ($5,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Joyce Santiago) O- James Redekop & Stefan Ferrario; B- Alvin Haynes Estate (KY); T- Steven Owens

EMMELINE, 3YO filly by Violence – Babcock ($16,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Realm Racing Stables) O- RCC Racing & Realm Racing Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- John Mattine


MAPLE LEAF S. (G3), Woodbine, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

MERVEILLEUX, 4YO filly by Paynter – Breech Inlet ($45,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Al & Bill Ulwelling; B- Mike Carroll (ON); T- Kevin Attard

ART OF ALMOST, 5YO mare by Dansili (GB) – Reimpose ($290,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- D. J. Stable) O- D J Stable; B- Seitz, Folkerth, Ward & Kelly (KY); T- Mark Casse

SKYGAZE, 4YO filly by American Pharoah – Skyscape ($300,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Tracy Farmer) O- Tracy Farmer; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse



AUTUMN S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SPECIAL FORCES, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Special Me ($220,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Global Thoroughbreds) O- Kevin Attard & Soli Mehta; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Kevin Attard

VANZZY, 4YO colt by Verrazano – Selva ($7,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Randy Miles) O- Smart Angle; B- Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Pino

PRIMO TOUCH, 6YO gelding by Midas Touch (GB) – Mary’s Derby Rose ($2,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Dino Bates) O- Kirk Sutherland; B- JEOG Racing (KY); T- Harold Ladouceur

SIR WINSTON, 5YO horse by Awesome Again – La Gran Bailadora ($50,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Tracy Farmer; T- Mark Casse 

FARAWAY KITTEN, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Far Isle ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Barry Kerbel, Ryan Kerbel & Howard Rubin; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Denyse McClachrie

HALO AGAIN, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Halo’s Verse ($600,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Steve Asmussen

EMBOLDEN, 4YO colt by The Factor – Silver Heart ($27,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Yovankin, agent) O- Giuseppe Joe Petrella; B- Nancy Terhune & Ernest Frohboese (VA); T- Sandra Dominguez


BOB HOPE S. (G3), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 2YOs

KAMUI, 2YO colt by Quality Road – Chiding ($400,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent; $875,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘’n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- Baoma Corp.; B- Fred Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Bob Baffert

WINNING MAP, 2YO colt by Liam’s Map – Starlett O’Hara ($55,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Pick View) O- Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud; B- H & E Ranch (KY); T- Bob Baffert