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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Secure Breeders’ Cup Berths with Juvenile Graded Stakes Sweep

October 9, 2018

Each earns a Keeneland September Sale Seller Bonus

Graduates of Keeneland’s 2017 September Yearling Sale swept the five graded stakes for 2-year-olds held in the U.S. this weekend.

With the wins, each horse earned an automatic berth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships: Knicks Go (Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity-G1) and Complexity (Champagne-G1) secured berths in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1);Restless Rider (Darley Alcibiades-G1) and Jaywalk (Frizette-G1) are in the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1); and Current (Dixiana Bourbon-G3) goes in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), all on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.

For their respective graded stakes wins, Keeneland will pay each of these graduates a September Sale Seller Bonus: Knicks Go earned a $10,000 Bonus for Woods Edge Farm; Complexity and Restless Rider each won a $10,000 Bonus for Stonestreet Farm; Jaywalk earned a $10,000 Bonus for Gainesway Farm; and Current won a $7,500 Bonus for Hinkle Farms. 

The September Sale Seller Bonus Program, initiated by Keeneland in 2017, offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards for yearlings sold at the September Sale based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus value for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory. Click here for more information.



NEXT SHARES, 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) Won Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on 10/6 at Keeneland (career 20-5-4-2, $1,067,697) O- Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Christopher Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) on 10/5 at Keeneland:

1- RESTLESS RIDER, 2YO filly by Distorted Humor – Silky Serenade ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) (career 4-3-1-0, $401,360) O- Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

2- Reflect, 2YO filly by Trappe Shot – Scat Patty ($70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Impact Thoroughbreds & Madaket Stables; B- T/C Stables (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

3- Meadow Dance, 2YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Meadowbound ($7,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- SBM Training & Sales) O- Right Time Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Williams Humphries (KY); T- Brad Cox


Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Champagne S. (G1) on 10/6 at Belmont:

1- COMPLEXITY, 2YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Goldfield ($375,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) (career 2-2-0-0, $321,750) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Chad Brown(Hip 1727 – Microburst – half-sister in foal to Maclean’s Music sells at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale)

2- Code of Honor, 2YO colt Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

KNICKS GO, 2YO colt by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) WonClaiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) on 10/6 at Belmont (career 4-2-0-1, $330,515) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Ben Colebrook (Hip 2521 – weanling half-brother by Broken Vow sells at the 2018 November Sale)

JAYWALK, 2YO filly by Cross Traffic – Lady Pewitt ($190,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Servis, agent) Won Frizette S. (G1) on 10/7 at Belmont (career 4-3-1-0, $284,200) O- Cash Is King & Leonard Green; B- Gainesway (KY); T- John Servis

ROY H, 6YO gelding by More Than Ready – Elusive Diva ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent, Buyer- Ciaran Dunne; $310,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) Won Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. (G1) on 10/6 at Santa Anita (career 21-8-5-2, $1,919,765) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller (Hip 462 – Libbyris – half-sister in foal to More Than Ready sells at the 2018 November Sale)

PROMISES FULFILLED, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) Won Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. (G2) on 10/5 at Keeneland (career 10-6-0-2, $920,280) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans (Hip 475 – Marquee Delivery – half-sister sells as a racing or broodmare prospect at the 2018 November Sale)

HAVE IT ALL, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Akronism ($200,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) Won Hill Prince S. (G2) on 10/6 at Belmont (career 8-3-2-0, $424,240) O/B- Robert S. Evans; T- Christophe Clement

SHARP SAMURAI, 4YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) Won City of Hope Mile (G2) on 10/6 at Santa Anita (career 14-8-2-0, $735,270) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CURRENT, 2YO colt by Curlin – Crosswinds ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) Won Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3) on 10/7 at Keeneland (career 3-2-0-1, $201,45) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Robert LaPenta; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher (Hip 144 – Morea – half-sister in foal to Frosted sells at the 2018 November Sale)

TIZ BREATHTAKING, 2YO filly by Tiznow – I’m Breathtaking ($210,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won Mazarine S. (G3) on 10/6 at Woodbine (career 4-3-1-0, $179,530) O- Windhaven Farms; B- William Graham (ON); T- Michael Doyle

ITS GONNA HURT, 2YO colt by Violence – Celestial Legend ($22,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) Won $100,345 Speakeasy S. on 10/6 at Santa Anita (career 3-2-0-0, $81,945) O- Janet & Evan Lyons and Andrew & Matthew Trommer; B- Jason Hall, Jeff Neese & Jimm Clanin (LA); T- Brian Koriner

FAHAN MURA, 4YO filly by English Channel – Celtic Cross ($90,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Charlton, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) Won $76,870 Swingtime S. on 10/7 at Santa Anita (career 20-8-1-4, $301,470) O- Bran Jam Stables & Clark and David Davis; B- Michael Moran (PA); T- Vladimir Cerin

ADORE, 5YO mare by Big Brown – Cozshesaidso ($15,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- RJG Racing Management) Won $75,000 Ricks Memorial S. on 9/30 at Remington (career 19-9-1-3, $380,844) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Charles Merrick (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

EXPLODE, 2YO gelding by Trappe Shot – Light Blow ($2,500, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ole Nielsen) Won $75,000 Ascot Graduation S. on 9/30 at Hastings (career 5-2-2-1, $51,434) O- Canmor Farms; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Cloutier

GIANNA’S DREAM, 5YO mare by Twirling Candy – Untamed Beauty ($38,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Synergy Thoroughbred Group) Won $70,000 Bob Barry Memorial S. on 9/30 at Remington (career 24-10-2-5, $485,055) O- Jordan Wycoff; B- Center Hills Farm & Randy Blair (OK); T- Michael Maker