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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Entries for Weekend Classic Preps

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 5, 2018) – Keeneland sales graduates are well represented in the fields for this weekend’s Sham (G3) and Santa Ynez (G2) at Santa Anita, preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively.

Four of the seven newly turned sophomores entered for Saturday’s Sham went through the sales ring at Keeneland. The field is led by a duo from the prominent barn of Bob Baffert – undefeated Grade 1 winner McKinzie and Mourinho, second in the Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar. Also going postward are Zuma Beach winner My Boy Jack and maiden winner Shivermetimbers. 

On Sunday, five of the eight 3-year-old fillies in the Santa Ynez are Keeneland sales alumni, including Steph Being Steph, winner of the Golden Gate Debutante in her last start, and War Heroine, who won her career debut by 6¾ lengths at Del Mar in November.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates highlight the field for the San Gabriel (G3), also at Santa Anita on Saturday. Among the entrants are multiple graded stakes winner Isotherm and graded stakes-placed Win the Space and Tequila Joe.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

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

WIN THE SPACE, 6YO horse by Pulpit – Teamgeist (ARG) ($65,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kings Equine) O- Kretz Racing; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- George Papaprodromou

TEQUILA JOE, 5YO horse by Stormy Atlantic – Strike It Up ($60,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Purple Racing) O- Gerald & Ronald Frankel; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

ISOTHERM, 5YO by Lonhro (AUS) – Game for More ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Rockbridge Bloodstock) O- Matthew Schera; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- George Weaver

SHAM S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YOs

MY BOY JACK, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Gold N Shaft ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stable) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

MOURINHO, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Sandi’s Ready ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- William Danny Pate) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SHIVERMETIMBERS, 3YO colt by Shanghai Bobby – Sealaunch ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Michael Puhich, agent) O- Mark DeDomenico & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Tim Thornton, Robert Watt & Doug Glass (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MCKINZIE, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Runway Model ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7

SANTA YNEZ S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

STEPH BEING STEPH, 3YO filly by Majestic Warrior – More Than Proud ($72,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Dennis Farkas) O- Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Cahee, Georgetti, Harris, Lyons, et al.; B- D. J. Stable (KY); T- Brian Koriner

STREETWITHNONAME, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Frost Fire ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Kathleen Harty; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Eoin Harty

WAR HEROINE, 3YO filly by Lonhro (AUS) – War Tigress ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- P.M.S. Racing Stable) O- Gary Barber; B- Waymore (KY); T- Peter Miller

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Allen Racing & Bloom Racing Stable; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- William Spawr

JUST A SMIDGE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Pooh Corner ($39,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Meadowlark Valley Sales, agent) O- Debbie Lanni; B- Carolyn Vogel (KY); T- Bob Baffert