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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Dominate Entries for Sham, Santa Ynez

January 6, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 6, 2017) – Graduates of Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale headline the fields for this weekend’s preps on the 2017 Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) – the Sham (G3) and Santa Ynez (G3), respectively, at Santa Anita. All seven entries for Saturday’s Sham are September Sale alumni, led by Grade 1 winner Gormley, Grade 3 winner Term of Art and the highly regarded maiden winner American Anthem. Six of the nine fillies entered for Sunday’s Santa Ynez are September Sale grads, highlighted by Unique Bella, a daughter of Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Unrivaled Belle, and It Tiz Well. Unique Bella and It Tiz Well won their maidens by 10¼ lengths and 10 lengths, respectively. 

On Saturday, September Sale graduate and Grade 1 winner Ring Weekend carries high weight in the San Gabriel (G2), also at Santa Anita. Keeneland sales alum and multiple stakes winner Bode’s Dream puts her undefeated record on the line in the Old Hat (G3) at Gulfstream.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

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

BLUE TONE, 8YO gelding by Birdstone – Princess Cart ($100,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Robert Hess Jr.) O- Engelberg, Schroeder Farms or Steeper; B- Far View Stables (KY); T- Robert Hess Jr.

CONQUEST DADDYO, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Hangingbyamoment ($150,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent; Buyer- Spring House Farm) O- Hronis Racing; B- James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt Meeuse (ON); T- John Sadler

PERFECTLY MAJESTIC, 5YO 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.

RING WEEKEND, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) O- St. Elias Stable & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

 

OLD HAT S. (G3), Gulfstream, 6 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies 

SAND SHARK, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – Rhineshark ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Repole Stable) O- Repole Stable; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

BODE’S DREAM, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Frolic’s Dream ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $300,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

SUMMER LUCK, 3YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Seasonal ($17,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Atlantic Bloodstock) O- Gary Barber; B- Imperious Stable & Lookin At Lucky Syndicate (KY); T- Mark Casse 

SISTER NATION, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Evita’s Sister ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) O- Mark Dodson; B- Marvin Little Jr. & William Lynn (KY); T- Michael P. De Paulo

SAILOR’S VALENTINE, 3YO filly by Mizzen Mast – Sortilege ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent; Buyer- Semaphore Racing, agent) O- Semaphore Racing & Homewrecker Racing; B- Curtis Green (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

DANIA BEACH S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs

LEVERKUSEN, 3YO gelding by Divine Park – Lucys Back ($20,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $3,500, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Damion Munoz) O- Carlos Munoz; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Javier Negrete

HEY MIKE, 3YO colt by Cape Blanco (IRE) – Nina Fever ($60,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent) O/B- Michael Hui (KY); T- Michael Maker

MADE YOU LOOK, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Night and Day ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys) O- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys; B- Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher  

CLYDE’S IMAGE, 3YO gelding by Get Stormy – Marquetessa ($24,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Crestwood Farm, agent) O- Sullimar Stable; B- Barr Inman (KY); T- Thomas Bush

 

LAS CIENEGAS H. (G3), Santa Anita, Abt. 6½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CADET RONI, 5YO mare by Colonel John – Exemption ($48,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Final Furlong Farm) O- Al & Sandee Kirkwood; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mark Glatt

WATCH THIS CAT, 5YO mare by Eskendereya – Informative Style ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm) O- Bederian, Kamberian or Nakkashian; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Richard Baltas

 

 

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

AMERICAN ANTHEM, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) O- China Horse Club, S F Bloodstock or WinStar Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TERM OF ART, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Miles of Style ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

BIRD IS THE WORD, 3YO colt by Birdstorne – Madagascat ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Price Thoroughbreds) O- Heart Racing Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- G.F. Almeida

COLONEL SAMSEN, 3YO gelding by Colonel John – Blondz Away ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Casner Racing, Wachtel Stable or Barber, et al; B- CJ Thoroughbreds & Casner Racing (KY); T- Eoin Harty

GORMLEY, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Race to Urga ($150,000 RNA to Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- John Shirreffs

BIG HIT, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Singavictorysong ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato 

BLABIMIR, 3YO colt by Tapizar – Starlight Lady ($115,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- Hal Hatch, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

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

RESILIENT HUMOR, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Sassy Image ($105,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Chris Drakos) O- Chris Drakos; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jesus Mendoza

SANDY’S SURPRISE, 3YO filly by Drosselmeyer – Sandi’s Ready ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Hal Fullerton) O- STD Racing Stable, Fuller or Haymes; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

UNIQUE BELLA, 3YO filly by Tapit – Unrivaled Belle ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corporation) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

PRINCESS KAREN, 3YO filly by Stay Thirsty – Chitka ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) O- Bonde, Brown Jr. or Norton; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Jeff Bonde 

GO ON MARY, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Blue Orleans ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Gary Capuano, agent) O- McShane Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

IT TIZ WELL, 3YO filly by Arch – It Tiz ($230,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Allen & Susan Branch (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer