Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates and graded stakes winners Imperative and War Story are featured in the $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2) on Saturday.
Imperative seeks his third victory in the Charles Town Classic, having won the stakes in 2014 and 2017, and finished second in 2015 and fourth in 2016.
On Saturday at Keeneland, September Sale alumni Hunter O’Riley, a Grade 2 winner, and multiple graded stakes-placed Soglio compete in the Dixiana Elkhorn (G2).
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
HILLIARD LYONS-BAIRD DOUBLEDOGDARE S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M
MOONLIT GARDEN, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Winter Garden ($120,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Town & Country (KY); T- Christopher Davis
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC (G2), Charles Town, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up
DIAMOND KING, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Cash is King, D. J. Stable & LC Racing; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- John Servis
RALLY CRY, 6YO horse by Uncle Mo – Alienated ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
IMPERATIVE, 9YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Ron Paolucci Racing & Imaginary Stables; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo
WAR STORY, 7YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
DIXIANA ELKHORN S. (G2), Keeneland, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up
HUNTER O’RILEY, 6YO ridgling by Tiz Wonderful – Oblige ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jarazen Stable) O- Sean Shay & Michael Ryan; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- James Toner
SOGLIO, 5YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Sea of Showers ($240,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Michael Maker
KONA GOLD S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up
CISTRON, 5YO horse by The Factor – Major Allie ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D. M. I) O- Hronis Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
ZATTER, 4YO colt by Midnight Lute – Katori ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Sean & Barbara Speck (KY); T- Bob Baffert
WHIMSICAL S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M
MAGIC SPELL, 4YO filly by Majesticperfection – Miss Mesa ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Laura Ann Wieczorek & Debby Oxley (KY); T- Gail Cox