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Keeneland Sales Graduates Top Entries for Grade 1 Malibu, La Brea

December 24, 2015

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 24, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduates headline entries for the Malibu (G1) and La Brea (G1) stakes on Saturday, opening day at Santa Anita. Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Runhappy, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland, leads entries for the Malibu. Seven of the 10 fillies entered in the La Brea are Keeneland sales alumni, including Grade 1 winner Cavorting, Grade 3 winner Ben’s Duchess and graded stakes-placed Rattataptap. Keeneland sales graduate and multiple graded stakes winner Om was installed as the morning-line favorite in the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2), also on Saturday at Santa Anita.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26

MALIBU S. (G1), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

RUNHAPPY, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Bella Jolie ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Jim McIngvale) O- James McIngvale; B- Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster (KY); T- L. Wohlers

BAD READ SANCHEZ, 3YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Past Twilight ($130,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Farm, Buyer- Red Wings; $340,000 RNA, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Joe Mulholland Sr. (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

LORD NELSON, 3yo colt by Pulpit – African Jade ($340,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LA BREA S. (G1), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

BIRDATTHEWIRE, 3YO filly by Summer Bird – My Limit ($22,000 RNA, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Pauls Mill, agent) O- Forum Racing; B- Lynn Jones & Kathy Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

CAVORTING, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Promenade Girl ($360,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Stables) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Swettenham Stud (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

MAYBELLENE, 3YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Greathearted ($140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Big Sky Stable) O- Natalie Baffert; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LILY POD, 3YO filly by Bernstein – Count to Eleven ($36,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- L A Thoroughbreds) O- Hebert & Queen Bee Racing; B- Caldara Farm & William Hilliard Jr. (KY); T- R. Baltas

BEN’S DUCHESS, 3YO filly by Munnings – Armathwaite ($45,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- EEI) O- Doubledown Stables; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- John Sadler

RATTATAPTAP, 3YO filly by Tapit – Sindy With an S ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) O- Mark DeDomenico, Durant or House; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- P. D’Amato

FINEST CITY, 3YO filly by City Zip – Be Envied ($50,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $85,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Seltzer Thoroughbreds) O- Seltzer Thoroughbreds; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- I. Kruljac

MATHIS BROTHERS MILE (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

PERFECTLY MAJESTIC, 3YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Skatesheba (FR) ($32,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Griffin Thoroughbred Stables & Schroeder Farms; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Robert Hess Jr.

PROFESSOR BERNS, 3YO gelding by Bernstein – So Glitzy ($105,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Praz Racing Stable) O- Praz Racing Stable, Delahoussaye or Dye; B- Leverett & Linda Miller (KY); T- P. Gallagher

SOUL DRIVER, 3YO colt by Street Boss – For Passion ($45,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Penn Sales; $24,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales) O- Bloom Racing Stable; B- John Penn (KY); T- J. Mullins

IKE WALKER, 3YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Quite Familiar ($125,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent; Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- R3 Racing or Calara Farms; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

VIGILANTE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Bsharpsonata ($335,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

OM, 3YO colt by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- Sareen Family Trust; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & Williams S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Dan Hendricks

OCHO OCHO OCHO, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Winner ($50,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- DP Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Jim Cassidy

FUELED BY BOURBON, 3YO colt by Stroll – Bend ($42,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Michael Yates) O- Rockingham Ranch; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- P. Miller

DAYTONA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

ROCKET HEAT, 3YO 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

ALERT BAY, 3YO gelding by City Zip – Hickory (CHI) ($65,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- ARB, agent; $42,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Peter Redekop; B- Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod (CA); T- B. D. Wright

HOLY LUTE, 5YO horse by Midnight Lute – Holy Christmas ($65,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- SFD Stables; $115,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Class Racing Stable; B- Lynn Schiff (KY); T- Jim Cassidy

THE GREAT WAR, 3YO colt by War Front – Guide ($1 million, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Allen Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Wesley Ward

COASTLINE, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Culinary ($190,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Agave Racing Stable; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- P. D’Amato

SUGAR SWIRL S. (G3), Gulfstream, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

STONETASTIC, 4YO filly by Mizzen Mast – Special Me ($77,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Stoneway Farm) O- Stoneway Farm; B- Machmer Hall & Brogden (KY); T- Kelly Breen

MISS MELINDA, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Black Escort ($100,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Fager) O- Fager Stable; B- Grapestock (KY); T- Bill Mott

BEST BEHAVIOR, 5YO mare by Into Mischief – Queenship ($10,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick Gonzalez) O- Miller Racing; B- James & Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON); T- Martin Wolfson

NAVAL COMMAND, 3YO filly by Midshipman – Lucky Flyer ($65,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Hendricks, Justice & Pinnacle Racing Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (FL); T- W.A. Kaplan

SKY GOLD, 3YO filly by Successful Appeal – Super Phoebe ($17,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; $18,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent, Buyer- Journeyman Bloodstock, agent) O- Rafael Bastidas & Angel Van Der Bies; B- Mr. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- A. Sano

W.L. McKNIGHT H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

ROMAN APPROVAL, 4YO colt by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- Michael Maker

WAR DANCER, 5YO horse by War Front – Deed I Do ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- B & B Stables) O- Diamond M. Stable; B- Cherry Valley Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

HOLLYWOOD IDOL, 4YO colt by Smart Strike – Hollywood Story ($650,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Whisper Hill Farm) O- Whisper Hill Farm; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Ralph Nicks

LA PREVOYANTE H. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

WALK CLOSE, 4YO filly by Tapit – Awakening ($180,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Highland Yard) O- Highland Yard, B- Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain & Jon and Sarah Kelly (KY); T- Christophe Clement

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27

ROBERT J. FRANKEL S. (G3), 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

RUSTY SLIPPER, 5YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Classic Approval ($85,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds) O- RMJ Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

PEACE AND WAR, 3YO filly by War Front – More Oats Please ($300,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- David Redvers Bloodstock) O- Qatar Racing; B- Sally Anderson (FL); T- H. Graham Motion

FRESH FELINE, 4YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Merry Me in Spring ($215,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Parapet Stable) O- Lazy F Ranch; B- Horton & Middleton (KY); T- John Shirreffs

GLORY, 3YO filly by Tapit – Ki Maniere (IRE) ($260,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Patchen Wilkes Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer