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Keeneland September Sale Graduate A Thread of Blue Headlines Grade 2 Penn Mile

May 31, 2019

Keeneland sales are represented by seven of the nine sophomores entered in the Penn Mile (G2) at Penn National on Saturday, led by September Yearling Sale graduate and graded stakes winner A Thread of Blue, second in the American Turf (G2) on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs.

Other Keeneland sales alumni competing in the Penn Mile are Kitten’s Joy (L) winner Casa Creed and Awad Stakes winner Empire of War

Maxim Rate, a graduate of both the November Breeding Stock Sale and September Sale, highlights the field for the Honeymoon (G3) at Santa Anita. The filly finished second by a nose in Providencia (G3) in April followed by an impressive win in the Senorita (G3) in May.



PENN MILE S. (G2), Penn National, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

MOON COLONY, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Promenade Girl ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Mark Casse

A THREAD OF BLUE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Enthused ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Merites Stable) O- Leonard C. Green; B- Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

CASA CREED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

REAL NEWS, 3YO colt by The Factor – Missy’s Advantage ($85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Gary Broad) O- Town and Country Racing & Gary Broad; B- Georgia Farms (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.

EMPIRE OF WAR, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Shehadmefromhello ($110,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Wycoff (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CONATIVE, 3YO colt by Noble Mission (GB) – Queen Daenerys ($70,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Kazakov) O- Glockenburg; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Marat Kozhomzharov

FLUMINENSE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Bonne Rafaela (BRZ) ($410,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- R. C. Thoroughbreds) O/B- Stud TNT; T- Steve Asmussen


SANTA MARIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

JUST A SMIDGE, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Pooh Corner ($39,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Meadowlark Valley Sales, agent) O- Debbie Lanni; B- Carolyn Vogel (KY); T- Bob Baffert


CONNAUGHT CUP S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

SHAKHIMAT, 6YO gelding by Lonhro (AUS) – Reggae Rose ($80,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Dan Gale, Roger Attfield & William Werner; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Roger Attfield     


HONEYMOON S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

OVER EMPHASIZE, 3YO filly by Overanalyze – Star in the Corner ($9,500 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Penn Sales; $40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock, agent) O- Mel & Jean Annuzzi; B- John Penn (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

SERANITSA, 3YO filly by Dialed In – Sweet Sarah ($190,000 RNA, 2019 April Sale; Consignor- Olympia Star) O- Team Hanley & Bradley Thoroughbred; B- Mikhail Yanahov (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

MAXIM RATE, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Catch My Eye ($130,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- K. D. Bloodstock; $235,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

SOLD IT, 3YO filly by The Factor – Charade ($80,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Stonestreet Stables; $175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Red Wings) O- Ciaran Dunne & Reddam Racing; B- Jeanne Canty, Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Doug O’Neill


ARLINGTON MATRON S. (G3), Arlington, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

SNUCK OUT, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Malibu Pier ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor – Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

NA PALI SPIRIT, 5YO mare by Dialed In – Ascot Yael ($4,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Bonnie Gilmore) O- Michael Gilmore; B- Bill Adair, Phyllis Adair & Connie Brown (KY); T- Ignacio Correas IV

TOUGH IRMA, 4YO filly by Stormy Atlantic – Dixieland Event ($75,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Crystal Racing Enterprises & Contreras Stable; B- Off The Hook Partners & Farm III Enterprises (FL); T- Cipriano Contreras