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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Donn Entries, Led by Travers (G1) Winner Keen Ice in Season Debut

February 5, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 5, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the eight older horses entered for Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream, led by 2015 Travers (G1) winner Keen Ice, who carries high weight of 121 pounds in his season debut. Trainer Todd Pletcher is represented by a powerful trio of sales graduates: Grade 1 winner Mshawish, who comes into the Donn off a victory in the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream in January, and Grade 2 winners Madefromlucky and Itsaknockout.  

Six of the eight entries for the San Antonio (G2) at Santa Anita are Keeneland sales graduates. Featured among them are Grade 1 victorHoppertunity and allowance winner Cat Burglar from the barn of Bob Baffert; 2014 San Antonio winner Blingo and Grade 2 winner Imperative

In Saturday’s classic preps at Santa Anita, six of the seven fillies entered for the Las Virgenes (G2) are Keeneland sales alumni, among them Street Fancy, winner of the Starlet (G1) in her last start, and graded stakes-placed Land Over Sea and Decked Out. September Yearling Sale graduate Path of David, winner of the Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita in his last start, returns in the Robert B. Lewis (G3).

Also on Saturday at Gulfstream, September Sale graduate and multiple graded stakes winner Takeover Target highlights entries for the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).


DONN H. (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

MADEFROMLUCKY, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Home From Oz ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Cheyenne Stables & Mac Nichol; B- RMF Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CLOSING BELL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Rehear ($400,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Bill Mott

MSHAWISH, 6YO horse by Medaglia d’Oro – Thunder Bayou ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Hot Pepper Farm; $10,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Brown Island Stables) O- Al Shaqab Racing; B- OTIF 2007 (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

VALID, 6YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- M.J. Vitali

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- Dale Romans

ITSAKNOCKOUT, 4YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Stormy B ($130,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Black Cherry Farm) O- Starlight Racing; B- Brookfield Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FINANCIAL MODELING, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Open Flirt ($130,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Klaravich) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

GULFSTREAM PARK TURF H. (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

EH CUMPARI, 4YO colt by Elusive Quality – Bells Are Ringing ($47,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent) O- Anstu Stables; B- Turner Breeders (KY); T- Michael Dilger

TAKEOVER TARGET, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Vanquished ($175,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Dorothy Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown

SAN ANTONIO S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

CAT BURGLAR, 6YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DONWORTH, 4YO colt by Tiznow – Temple Street ($550,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill) O- Reddam Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

CYRUS ALEXANDER, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Supercharger ($1.7 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift & Stonestreet Stables) O- Spendthrift or Stonestreet Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

HOPPERTUNITY, 5YO horse by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BLINGO, 7YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Wassifa (GB) ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss) O- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss; B- B.P. Walden Jr. & B. Ray (KY); T- John Shirreffs

IMPERATIVE, 6YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- KM Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- Richard Baltas

LAS VIRGENES S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

SHE’S A WARRIOR, 3YO filly by Majestic Warrior – Blabby B. ($85,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Candy Meadows Farm; $85,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent) O-  C R K Stable; B- T.C. Flounders (KY); T- Peter Eurton

LAND OVER SEA, 3YO filly by Bellamy Road – Belle Watling ($42,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Victor Davila) O- Reddam Racing; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

STREET FANCY, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Bold Angel ($100,000 RNA, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- Agave Racing Stable; B- Hunter Valley Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

JADE PRINCESS, 3YO filly by Tapit – Jade Queen ($775,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corp) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DECKED OUT, 3YO filly by Street Boss – Once Around ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Darwin Krenz; $75,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Gene Voss) O- Big Chief Thoroughbreds & Gene Voss; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

MERIROSVO, 3YO filly by Lonhro (AUS) – Secret Asset ($95,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Aaron Sones) O- Gilbert or Sones; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Patrick Gallagher

SAN MARCOS S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CLASS LEADER, 5YO horse by Smart Strike – Class Kris ($185,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Lane’s End Racing; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

SOUTHERN FREEDOM, 5YO horse by Pure Prize – Dixie Crisp ($65,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., agent; Buyer- Racehorse Ltd.) O- Dang, Dedomenico or Todaro; B- AR Enterprises, Hollendorfer, Todaro & Bluegrass Farm Partners (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

ROBERT B. LEWIS S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

LAOBAN, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Chattertown ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Milfer Farm, agent; $240,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- GEM Stables, Buyer- Legacy Bloodstock) O- Southern Equine Stable or McCormick Racing; B- Respite Farm (KY); T- Eric Guillot

PATH OF DAVID, 3YO gelding by Istan – Rimini Road ($100,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Southern Chase Farm) O- Alley, Thrash or Thrash et al; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Kristin Mulhall

UNCLE LINO, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Haysee ($52,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Gary Sherlock, agent) O- Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing or Sherlock; B- JPR Stable (KY); T- Gary Sherlock

SUWANNEE RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

TAMMY THE TORPEDO, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Search and Seizure ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan; Buyer- Vidalia) O- Long Lake Stable & Beacon Hill Farm; B- William B. Harrigan (KY); T- Chad Brown

RAINHA DA BATERIA, 4YO filly by Broken Vow – Amelia ($435,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Borges Torrealba Holdings, agent) O- Three Chimneys Farm; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

UCHENNA (IRE), 5YO mare by Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Uriah (GER) ($315,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse) O- Gary Barber; B- Knockaney Stud (IRE); T- Mark Casse

A LITTLE BIT SASSY, 5YO mare by More Than Ready – Miss A. Bomb ($220,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Ramona Bass; B- William D. Gould (KY); T- Michael Matz

FRED W. HOOPER H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

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


PALOS VERDES S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

PULLING G’S, 6YO gelding by Curlin – Torrid Affair ($260,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Flagg Lake) O- Flagg Lake II Stable; B- Fares Farm (KY); T- John Shirreffs

ROCKET HEAT, 4YO gelding by Latent Heat – Enjoy the Moment ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) O- Mike Sanchez; B- Farfellow Farms (KY); T- V. Belvoir

CAUTIOUS GIANT, 5YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Dangerous Diva ($220,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Ray Bell) O- Tachycardia Stables or Twilight Racing; B- Grousemount Farm (KY); T- Kristin Mulhall