Keeneland sales graduate Conquest Tsunami dominated the Daytona (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita, winning in a hand ride and potentially earning an invitation to the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (G1) at Meydan on March 31. Also on Saturday, Economic Model returned from a 4½-month layoff to win the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 6YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables; $140,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- TM Investments) Won Daytona S. (G3) on 2/24 at Santa Anita (career 22-8-2-2, $503,066) O- Gary Barber; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Peter Miller
ECONOMIC MODEL, 5YO horse by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) Won Hal’s Hope S. (G3) on 2/24 at Gulfstream (career 14-5-3-2, $614,625) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
SALMANAZAR, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Grandtessa ($180,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock; Buyer- Starlight) Won $75,000 Texas Glitter S. on 2/24 at Gulfstream (career 3-2-0-0, $82,605) O- Starlight Racing; B- E. H. Beau Lane (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
MAGICALMEISTER, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Invitation ($95,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ashwood Bloodstock) Won $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial S. on 2/23 at Turfway (career 3-2-0-1, $59,010) O- Christopher Meyer, Stanley Ichiro Uragami & James Chapman; B- Fred W. Hertrich (KY); T- James Chapman