Keeneland September Sale Grad Wicked Strong Best in Jim Dandy

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 28, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni swept six graded stakes across North America this weekend, led by September Yearling Sale graduate Wicked Strong’s victory over a talented field in Saturday’s Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. Among the other exciting performances by Keeneland-sold horses were: the breakthrough win by Valid in the Monmouth Cup (G2); the track-record-setting triumph by Fed Biz in the San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar; the late-closing kick of Coup de Grace in the Amsterdam (G2) at Saratoga; the rousing stretch run by Guys Reward in the Metropolitan Jets Oceanport S. (G3) at Monmouth; and the course-record-equaling win by Ageless in the Royal North (G3) at Woodbine.




WICKED STRONG, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Moyne Abbey ($375,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Centennial Farms) Won Jim Dandy S. (G2) on 7/26 at Saratoga (career 9-3-1-1, $1,244,610) O- Centennial Farms; B- William F. Lynn (KY); T- James A. Jerkens


Keeneland sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Monmouth Cup (G2) on 7/27 at Monmouth:

1- VALID, 4YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) (career 17-5-3-3, $324,282) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- M.J. Vitali

2- Bradester, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Grandestofall ($13,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Marshall Silverman, agent) O- Joseph Sutton; B- Doug Branham (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally


FED BIZ, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Spunoutacontrol ($950,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kaleem Shah) Won San Diego H. (G2) on 7/26 at Del Mar (career 16-6-1-3, $660,496) O- Kaleem Shah & Fed Biz LLC; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

COUP DE GRACE, 3YO colt by Tapit – Home Court ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) Won Amsterdam S. (G2) on 7/26 at Saratoga (career 7-5-0-0, $408,100) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- AGS Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

GUYS REWARD, 7YO horse by Grand Reward – Beach View ($14,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; $27,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Carmichael Sales, agent) Won Metropolitan Jets Oceanport S. (G3) on 7/27 at Monmouth (career 46-9-5-11, $777,709) O- Michael J. Bruder; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Royal North S. (G3) on 7/27 at Woodbine:

1- AGELESS, 5YO mare by Successful Appeal – Special One ($130,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms, agent; Buyer- Lael Stable) (career 14-8-2-2, $348,154) O- Lael Stable; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- A. Delacour

2- Sky Treasure, 4YO filly by Sky Mesa – Preemptive Attack ($175,000, 2012 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Edward Seltzer (KY); T- Mark Casse


CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 2YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables) Won $145,393 Colin S. on 7/26 at Woodbine (career 3-3-0-0, $205,931) O- Conquest Stables; B- Josham Farms Ltd (ON); T- Mark Casse

V. E. DAY, 3YO colt by English Channel – California Sunset ($105,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds) Won $100,000 Curlin S. on 7/25 at Saratoga (career 5-3-1-0, $159,010) O- Magalen Bryant; B- Bluegrass Hall (KY); T- James Jerkens

SERENDIP, 4YO colt by Ghostzapper – Spoken Fur ($70,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent, Buyer- Adena Springs; $52,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Adena Springs, agent, Buyer- Ella Smith) Won $73,500 Prairie Meadows H. on 7/26 at Prairie Meadows (career 8-3-3-0, $137,179) O- H & W Stables; B- Takahiro Wada (KY); T- Ron Moquett

BLUE DANCER, 2YO colt by Bluegrass Cat – Two Halos ($27,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $47,174 Edmonton Juvenile S. on 7/26 at Northlands Park (career 2-2-0-0, $36,795) O- Derby Quest Farms & Shot in the Dark Racing Corp; B- Keene Ridge Racing (KY); T- Greg Tracy



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