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Preakness Winner Early Voting, Champion Jackie’s Warrior Among Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased this Weekend

July 29, 2022

Keeneland sales graduates headline graded stakes at Saratoga and Del Mar this weekend. All five contenders for the Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga are graduates of Keeneland’s 2020 September Yearling Sale, led by Preakness (G1) winner Early Voting and       Epicenter and Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Zandon, second and third, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve.  

Other prominent Keeneland sales graduates featured are:

  • Recent Triple Bend (G2) winner American Theorem and multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Diamond Oops, who seek a berth in the Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a victory in the Bing Crosby (G1) at Del Mar.
  • Champion male sprinter Jackie’s Warrior, who headlines the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) at Saratoga, where he is undefeated in four races. 
  • Country Grammer, who makes his first start since winning the Dubai World Cup (G1) Sponsored by Emirates Airline in late March in the San Diego (G2) at Del Mar. Also in the field is 2021 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) winner Tripoli.

·       On Sunday at Del Mar, multiple graded stakes winner and multimillionaire Arklow, who returns from a 10-month layoff in the Bowling Green (G2), where he will meet two-time Bowling Green winner Cross Border

 

SATURDAY, JULY 30

BING CROSBY S. (G1), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

DIAMOND OOPS, 7YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Patriotic Viva ($42,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Diamond 100 Racing Club, Amy Dunne, D P Racing & Patrick Biancone Racing; B- Kin Hui Racing Stables (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

AMERICAN THEOREM, 5YO ridgling by American Pharoah – Mighty Renee ($200,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sierra Farm; Buyer- Gayle Van Leer, agent) O- Kretz Racing; B- Sierra Farm (KY); T- George Papaprodromou

 

ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

KNEEDEEPINSNOW, 6YO gelding by Flat Out – Michelleinhearts ($42,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Picturesque Farm; $130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Ruis Racing) O- J. Sussman, Ten Strike Racing & Cory Moelis Racing; B- BWB Bloodstock & WDS Bloodstock (KY); T- Matt Shirer

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DOC AMSTER, 5YO horse by Midshipman – Gabeira ($10,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Levy Bloodstock) O- Russell Staggs; B- Robert LaPenta (KY); T- Jorge Delgado

 

JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

WESTERN RIVER, 3YO colt by Tapit – Morena (PER) ($30,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Rodolphe Brisset, agent; $245,000 RNA, 2022 April Sale, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- September Farm, Union Park Thoroughbreds, Black Fern, Michael & Tammy Motley & Storyteller Racing; B- Mt. Brilliant Broodmares & Tapit Syndicate (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

EPICENTER, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Silent Candy ($260,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TAWNY PORT, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Livi Makenzie ($430,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent; Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

EARLY VOTING, 3YO colt by Gun Runner – Amour d’Ete ($200,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Triphammer Farm) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

ZANDON, 3YO colt by Upstart – Memories Prevail ($170,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Jeff Drown; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SAN DIEGO H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

DEFUNDED, 4YO gelding by Dialed In – Wind Caper ($210,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Athens Woods (KY); T- Bob Baffert

PARNELLI, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Sip Sip ($500,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Gainesway (KY); T- John Shirreffs

TRIPOLI, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Love Train ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- Blue Devil Racing Stable (KY); T- John Sadler

COUNTRY GRAMMER, 5YO horse by Tonalist – Arabian Song ($60,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent, Buyer- Brooke Hubbard, agent; $110,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- WinStar Farm) O- Zedan Racing, WinStar Farm & Commonwealth Thoroughbreds; B- Scott & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

SUNDAY, JULY 31

BOWLING GREEN S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

ARKLOW, 8YO horse by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing & Joseph Bulger; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

CROSS BORDER, 8YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

 

AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs

PINEHURST, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Giant Win ($180,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- P&B Stables; $385,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine Donovan, Golconda Stable & Siena Farm; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Bob Baffert

HOIST THE GOLD, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Tacit Approval ($47,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Dream Team Racing (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

ACCRETIVE, 3YO gelding by Practical Joke – Mallory Street ($180,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Interlaken Partners) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Falcon Wood Partners (KY); T- Chad Brown

RUNNINSONOFAGUN, 3YO gelding by Gun Runner – Golden Artemis ($16,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Big Plains Consulting) O- Scott Zimmerman; B- Dattt Farm (KY); T- John Toscano Jr.

CORNICHE, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Wasted Tears ($385,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings, agent) O- Speedway Stables; B- Bart Evans & Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SURFER DUDE, 3YO colt by Curlin – Tiz Miz Sue ($190,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Deuce Greathouse, agent) O- Mark & Nancy Stanley; B- CresRan (KY); T- Dallas Stewart 

 

EDDIE READ S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

BEYOND BRILLIANT, 4YO colt by Twirling Candy – Summer On the Lawn ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- C R K Stable; B- Fred Hertrich III, John Fielding & Robert Tribbett (KY); T- John Shirreffs

TANGO TANGO TANGO, 4YO colt by Tourist – First Consul ($35,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Frederick Wieting (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

KING CAUSE, 7YO gelding by Creative Cause – Street Mate ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Parrish Farms) O- Nice Guys Stable; B- Bret Jones (KY); T- Mike Maker

TARANTINO, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Without Delay ($610,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket; $240,000 RNA, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent) O- Steve Moger; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Ed Moger Jr.

 

MONMOUTH OAKS (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

SILVERLEAF, 3YO filly by Speighster – Deputy Valuation ($15,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; $30,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Herbener Jr., agent, Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Magdalena Racing; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

JUJU’S MAP, 3YO filly by Liam’s Map – Nagambie ($190,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $300,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Albaugh Family) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Brad Cox