Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates were showcased in stakes races across North America and in England, Ireland and Sweden this week.
Vino Rosso closed late to win the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on Memorial Day. At Churchill Downs, Honey Bunnynotched her fifth consecutive victory when she took the Winning Colors (G3) on Saturday.
September Sale graduates also excelled abroad: Dramatic Queen won the William Hill Bronte Cup Fillies’ (G3) at York; So Perfect captured the Goffs Lacken (G3) at Naas; and Plata O Plomo won the Pramms Memorial (L) at Jagersro.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
VINO ROSSO, 4YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias, J.J. Crupi, agent) Won Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on 5/27 at Santa Anita (career 12-5-0-2, $1,253,125) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
HONEY BUNNY, 5YO mare by Tapizar – Sennockian Storm ($82,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Martin Racing Stable) Won Winning Colors S. (G3) on 5/25 at Churchill Downs (career 31-14-5-4, $417,145) O- Hooties Racing, WSS Racing & 4G Racing; B- Frederick Allor & Michael Barnett (KY); T- John Alexander Ortiz
DRAMATIC QUEEN, 4YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Midnight Music (IRE) ($150,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) Won William Hill Bronte Cup Fillies’ S. (G3) on 5/25 at York (career 9-4-0-2, $135,411) O- Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum; B- Gary Chervenell (KY); T- William Haggas
SO PERFECT, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Hopeoverexperience ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) Won Goffs Lacken S. (G3) on 5/19 at Naas (career 9-3-1-3, $306,770) O- Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Aiden O’Brien
PLATA O PLOMO, 5YO gelding by Paddy O’Prado – Profitability ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Borje Olsson) Won Pramms Memorial (L) on 5/19 at Jagersro (SWEDEN) (career 18-7-3-1, SKr1,939,468) O- Hastgruppen i Lund AB; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Susanne Berneklint
FEDERAL LAW, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Gravelly Bay ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm) Won $125,000 Queenston S. on 5/19 at Woodbine (career 10-3-3-1, $147,843) O- Qatar Racing; B- Jim Dandy Stable (ON); T- Mark Casse
ADORE, 6YO mare by Big Brown – Cozshesaidso ($15,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent, Buyer- RJG Racing Management; $210,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) Won $100,000 Lone Star Park Turf S. on 5/27 at Lone Star (career 23-11-1-5, $502,924) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Charles Merrick (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
WET YOUR WHISTLE, 4YO gelding by Stroll – Winlocs Glory Days ($17,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock; Buyer- Morris Bloodstock Services, agent) Won $79,500 Get Serious S. on 5/19 at Monmouth (career 10-4-0-1, $137,669) O- Bloomfield Farm; B- E. H. Lane (KY); T- Michael Trombetta
HOGANS HOLIDAY, 4YO filly by The Factor – Hogan Beach ($40,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Long Acres Farm) Won $78,000 Miss Liberty S. on 5/26 at Monmouth (career 16-6-0-4, $198,820) O- John Grossi’s Racing Corp; B- Hunter Valley Farm (KY); T- Marcus Vitali
ROYAL CHARLOTTE, 3YO filly by Cairo Prince – Sass and Class ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Hystericalady S. on 5/27 at Monmouth (career 3-3-0-0, $119,400) O- First Row Partners; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
AVALINA, 3YO filly by Tale of Ekati – Perfect Nodouble ($15,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steve Bajer, agent) Won $75,000 Parx Spring Oaks on 5/20 at Parx Racing (career 4-3-1-0, $111,654) O- John O’Hara; B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Danny Gargan