Siblings to graded stakes winners Valid Point, Got Stormy and Café Americano cataloged for Keeneland September Sale
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Bricks and Mortar, Valid Point and Got Stormy scored impressive Grade 1 wins to headline weekend racing.
Bricks and Mortar dominated the Arlington Million (G1) to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. It was the fifth consecutive and fourth Grade 1 win this year for the son of Giant’s Causeway.
On the same card, Valid Point won the Secretariat (G1) in his stakes debut to remain undefeated in three career starts. For his win, Keeneland will pay a $10,000 September Sale Seller Bonus to Westwind Farm, the colt’s owner at the time of sale.
At Saratoga, Got Stormy set a course record in winning the Fourstardave (G1), a “Win and You’re In” event for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). She is the first female to win the handicap.
Keeneland will offer half-siblings to Valid Point and Got Stormy at its 2019 September Yearling Sale. Bettersworth Westwind Farms has consigned a half-sister by Orb to Valid Point (Hip 1187). Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm, agent, will offer a half-brother by Super Saver to Got Stormy (Hip 1399).
Café Americano won the Pucker Up (G3) at Arlington to secure a $5,000 September Sale Seller Bonus for Blue Heaven Farm. St. George Sales, agent, will consign a half-sister to Café Americano as Hip 54 at the September Sale.
At Del Mar, Keeneland sales graduates swept the top three spots in the Best Pal (G2), led by Collusion Illusion. The colt, who won the Best Pal in only his second career start, earned a $7,500 September Sale Seller Bonus for Double Diamond Farm.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
BRICKS AND MORTAR, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Beyond the Waves ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners) Won Arlington Million XXXVII S. (G1) on 8/10 at Arlington (career 12-10-0-2, $4,885,650) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown
VALID POINT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Goldbud ($140,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Holly Springs Stable) Won Secretariat S. (G1) on 8/10 at Arlington (career 3-3-0-0, $367,400) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Mike Ryan; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown
GOT STORMY, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) Won Fourstardave H. (G1) on 8/10 at Saratoga (career 15-7-1-3, $760,078) O- Gary Barber & Southern Equine Stable; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse
Keeneland sales graduates swept 1-2-3 in the Best Pal S. (G2) on 8/10 at Del Mar:
1- COLLUSION ILLUSION, 2YO colt by Twirling Candy – Natalie Grace ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) (career 2-2-0-0, $156,6000 O- Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Donald Dizney (FL); T- Mark Glatt
2- Wrecking Crew, 2YO ridgling by Sky Kingdom – Truelladeville ($18,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Tanner Wingo, agent) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Westrock Stables (KY); T- Peter Miller
3- Fore Left, 2YO colt by Twirling Candy – Simply Sunny ($97,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
CAFÉ AMERICANO, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Roxy Gap ($625,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) Won Pucker Up S. (G3) on 8/10 at Arlington (career 4-3-0-0, $149,800) O- Peter Brant; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Longacres Mile H. (G3) on 8/11 at Emerald Downs:
1- LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 5YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) (career 23-6-3-4, $422,767) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt
2- Anyportinastorm, 5YO horse by City Zip – La Defense ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent) O- Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- Blaine Wright
3- Restrainedvengence, 4YO gelding by Hold Me Back – Cupids Revenge ($67,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Bobby Grayson) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff & Bob Grayson Jr.; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff
ARCHIDUST, 3YO colt by Verrazano – Chilling Effect ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- D. M. I.; $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- K.O.I.D.) Won $100,300 Mahony S. on 8/7 at Saratoga (career 8-4-1-1, $162,800) O- Ivan Rodriguez & Albert & Michelle Crawford; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
TRYON SUMMER, 3YO filly by Discreetly Mine – Summertime Green ($8,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Greg Foley, agent) Won $100,000 Nellie Mae Cox S. on 8/10 at Colonial Downs (career 12-3-3-2, $119,595) O- Something Special Racing & Stewart Smith; B- William Backer (VA); T- Vickie Foley
ELUSIVE MISCHIEF, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Claire’s Song ($65,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Chilly Bleak Farm, agent; Buyer- M. J. O., agent) Won $100,000 Meadow Stables S. on 8/10 at Colonial Downs (career 10-4-1-1, $183,747) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Jim & Katie FitzGerald (VA); T- Ian Wilkes
RIVER DEEP, 5YO gelding by Arch – River Fancy ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm) Won $100,000 Edward P. Evans S. on 8/10 at Colonial Downs (career 21-7-3-1, $295,475) O- Morgan’s Ford Farm; B- Morgan’s Ford Farm & F and F Stable (VA); T- Phil Schoenthal
TIZ PLUS, 3YO colt by Tizway – A Plus ($1,700, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Richard Reed) Won $55,450 Robert Dupret Derby on 8/11 at Santa Rosa (career 8-4-0-1, $74,296) O- Bronte & Brent Marshall; B- Paul Knapper (KY); T- Manuel Badilla
KILLARNEY LASS, 3YO filly by Eskendereya – Rena ($25,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Dan Sargent) Won $50,000 Washington Oaks on 8/11 at Emerald Downs (career 12-5-0-3, $91,201) O- Sargent Stables; B- Zayat Stables (KY); T- Fran Lucarelli
FIVE STAR GENERAL, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Party of Interest ($235,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent) Won $50,000 British Columbia Cup Sir Winston Churchill Derby Trial H. on 8/5 at Hastings Racecourse (career 8-3-1-0, $129,343) O- North American Thoroughbred Horse Company; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Glen Todd