LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates swept all 10 Grade 1 stakes held in North America this weekend: Lady Eli (Flower Bowl), Hoppertunity (Jockey Club Gold Cup), Miss Temple City (Shadwell Turf Mile), Classic Empire (Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity), Practical Joke (Champagne), I’m a Chatterbox (Juddmonte Spinster), Photo Call (IRE) (First Lady), Dancing Rags (Darley Alcibiades), Yellow Agate (Frizette) and Lord Nelson (Santa Anita Sprint Championship).
Lady Eli is cataloged in Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale which begins Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Eight of those Grade 1 winners – Dancing Rags (14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies-G1), Lady Eli (Filly and Mare Turf-G1), Practical Joke (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Hoppertunity (Classic-G1), Classic Empire (Sentient Jet Juvenile), Miss Temple City (Mile-G1), Lord Nelson (TwinSpires Sprint-G1) and I’m a Chatterbox (Distaff-G1) – earned automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
LADY ELI, 4YO filly by Divine Park – Sacre Coeur ($160,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent; $160,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Jay Hanley) Won Flower Bowl S. (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont (career 8-7-1-0, $1,829,800) O- Sheep Pond Partners; B- Runnymede Farm & Catesby Clay (KY); T- Chad Brown
HOPPERTUNITY, 5YO horse by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) Won Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont (career 22-6-6-4, $3,562,675) Won Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont (career 22-6-6-4, $3,562,675) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert
MISS TEMPLE CITY, 4YO filly by Temple City – Glittering Tax ($10,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) Won Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on 10/8 at Keeneland (career 14-5-3-2, $1,213,038) O- Sagamore Farm, Allen Rosenblum & The Club Racing; B- Bobfeld Bloodstock (KY); T- H. Graham Motion
Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) on 10/8 at Keeneland:
1- CLASSIC EMPIRE, 2YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Sambuca Classica ($475,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) (career 4-3-0-0, $385,920) O- John C. Oxley; B- Steven & Brandi Nicholson (KY); T- Mark Casse
2- Lookin At Lee, 2YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Langara Lass ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- L&N Racing) O- L&N Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
PRACTICAL JOKE, 2YO colt by Into Mischief – Halo Humor ($135,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Clear Ridge Stables; $240,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) Won Champagne S. (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont (career 3-3-0-0, $559,800) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Whispering Oaks (KY); T- Chad Brown
Keeneland September Sale alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Juddmonte Spinster S. (G1) on 10/9 at Keeneland:
1- I’M A CHATTERBOX, 4YO filly by Munnings – Chit Chatter ($30,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent for Grayson Farm) (career O/B- Fletcher & Carolyn Gray (KY); T- Larry Jones
2- Paid Up Subscriber, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Shriek ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Bruce & Laurie Berenson (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.
3- Genre, 4YO filly by Bernardini – French Park ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- William Graves & Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
PHOTO CALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Galileo (IRE) – Theann (GB) ($3 million, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) Won First Lady S. (G1) on 10/8 at Keeneland (career 21-6-3-4, $827,102) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stables; B- Mrs. Evie Stockwell (IRE); T- Todd Pletcher
DANCING RAGS, 2YO filly by Union Rags – Home Court ($80,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Bach Stables) Won Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) on 10/7 at Keeneland (career 3-2-0-1, $275,360) O- Chadds Ford Stable; B- David DiPietro (MD); T- H. Graham Motion
YELLOW AGATE, 2YO filly by Gemologist – Lemon Sorbet ($70,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $210,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club) Won Frizette S. (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont (career 2-2-0-0, $285,000) O- China Horse Club; B- Marablue Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement
LORD NELSON, 4yo colt by Pulpit – African Jade ($340,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- John Fort) Won Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) on 10/8 at Santa Anita (career 13-7-1-1, $958,271) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert
Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Kelso H. (G2) on 10/8 at Belmont:
1- ANCHOR DOWN, 5YO ridgling by Tapit – Successful Outlook ($250,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) (career 16-5-2-2, $719,254) O- Alto Racing; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
2- Tamarkuz, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Without You Baby ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Co Ltd) O- Shadwell Stables; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Woodford (G3) presented by Keeneland Select on 10/8 at Keeneland:
1- MONGOLIAN SATURDAY, 6YO gelding by Any Given Saturday – Miss Hot Salsa ($60,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mongolian Stable) (career 36-8-8-6, $1,129,681) O- Mongolian Stable; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Enebish Ganbat
2- Hogy, 7YO gelding by Offlee Wild – Floy ($17,000, 2010 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Care Brook Farm, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock, agent) O- William Stiritz; B- Dr. John E. Little (KY); T- Scott Becker
3 (DH) – Front Pocket Money, 3YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Turbulent Times ($70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent) O- J. Kirk & Judy Robison; B- Christina Kelly (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Mazarine S. (G3) on 10/8 at Woodbine:
1- GALE FORCE, 2YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Sealy Hill ($225,000 Private Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) (career 1-1-0-0, $67,680) O- Dixiana Farms; B- Regis Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse
2- Let It Ride Mom, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Golden Marlin ($77,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Thornton, Watt, Glass & Foley (KY); T- Mark Casse
GLORYZAPPER, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Grand Glory ($15,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- L A Thoroughbreds) Won L.A. Woman S. (G3) on 10/9 at Santa Anita (career 8-4-3-0, $225,045) O- Hebert Bloodstock, Leggio or Peluso; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
K P WILDCAT, 3YO filly by Include – Londolozi ($22,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Chaves County S. on 10/3 at Zia Park (career 6-4-0-1, $126,005) O- Karl Pergola; B- Cloyce Clark (KY); T- Weston Martin