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Keeneland Sale Graduates Sweep Saturday Graded Stakes

December 19, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 19, 2016) – Keeneland sale graduates captured all three graded stakes held on Saturday at Gulfstream. Stanford led at every call to win the Harlan’s Holiday (G3), a potential prep for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) to be held there on Jan. 28; while Dearest and Eskenformoney won the Sugar Swirl (G3) and Rampart (G3), respectively.

Eskenformoney is consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect to Keeneland’s 2017 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which begins Monday, Jan. 9.



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Harlan’s Holiday S. (G3) on 12/17 at Gulfstream:

1- STANFORD, 4YO colt by Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor ($120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Dona Licha Stables) (career 13-5-4-0, $1,197,560) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith & Stonestreet Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

2- Keen Ice, 4YO colt by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


DEAREST, 3YO filly by Midshipman – Keowee Clai ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Mellon Patch) Won Sugar Swirl S. (G3) on 12/17 at Gulfstream (career 7-5-1-1, $295,550) O- Gelfenstein Farm; B- Daniel Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY); T- Gilberto Zerpa

ESKENFORMONEY, 4YO filly by Eskendereya – But for Money ($225,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Starlight) Won Rampart S. (G3) on 12/17 at Gulfstream (career 20-4-5-3, $407,316) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

QURBAAN, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Flip Flop (FR) ($300,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) Won Prix Luthier (L) on 12/17 at Deauville (career 7-4-1-1, €95,539) O- Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B- Justin Carthy (KY); T- Francois Rohaut

CLEAN UP JOY, 5YO gelding by Purge – Greta’s Joy ($1,400, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- John O’Meara, agent) Won The 35th Grand Prix on 12/18 at Seoul (career 21-11-6-1) O- Mingyeonggeun; B- James Meadows (KY); T- Song Moon Gil 

WAR STORY, 4YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) Won $125,000 Queens County S. on 12/17 at Aqueduct (career 17-4-3-2, $559,395) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Ellis, Imaginary Stables & Weaver; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Mario Serey Jr.

NECK OF THE MOON, 6YO mare by More Than Ready – Cotopaxi ($60,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Hidden Brook, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) Won $100,000 South Beach S. on 12/17 at Gulfstream (career 22-5-6-6, $402,312) O- Hidden Brook Farm; B- Stone Bridge Farm (NY); T- Chad Brown

TRIPLE CHELSEA, 3YO filly by Hat Trick (JPN) – Oceane Music (FR) ($22,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calvin Johnston) Won $75,000 Lightning City S. on 12/17 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 9-5-0-2, $187,760) O- Calvin Johnston & Carlos Tonda; B- Liberty Road Stables (KY); T- Anthony Granitz

HONORABLE DUTY, 4YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Mesmeric ($130,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- David A. Ross) Won $75,000 Tenacious S. on 12/17 at Fair Grounds (career 10-4-2-1, $186,276) O- DARRS Inc.; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

WESTERN RESERVE, 4YO gelding by Indian Charlie – Visit (GB) ($87,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Marc Detampel) Won $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial S. on 12/17 at Fair Grounds (career 15-4-3-5, $211,795) O- Marc Detampel; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brad Cox