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63 Keeneland Sales Graduates Headline Kentucky Derby Weekend Graded Stakes

May 4, 2018

Keeneland sales are represented by 63 graduates competing in graded stakes company across the U.S. over Kentucky Derby Weekend.

Among the 15 Keeneland sales alumni entered in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday are top contenders Mendelssohn, the $3 million 2016 September Yearling Sale topper and winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and UAE Derby (G2) in March; $1 million purchase and champion Good Magic, winner of Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2); undefeated Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Justify; and undefeated Arkansas Derby (G1) and Rebel (G2) winner Magnum Moon.  

Keeneland sales graduates also figure prominently among the undercard stakes on Derby Day at Churchill:

  • Multiple Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol, second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) in his last start, makes his 2018 debut in the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1), where he will meet Arklow, winner of the American Turf Presented by Ram Trucks (G2) on Derby Day last year;
  • Finley’sluckycharm and Lewis Bay, first and third, respectively, in Keeneland’s Madison (G1) on April 7, top the field of elite fillies and mares slated for the Humana Distaff (G1);
  • Warrior’s Club, popular winner of the recent Commonwealth (G3) at Keeneland, highlights entries for the Churchill Downs Presented by TwinSpires.com (G2);
  • Three-time Keeneland graded stakes winner La Coronel, last year’s winner of the Edgewood (G3) on Oaks Day, looks for a victory in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2);
  • Untamed Domain, second to Mendelssohn in the Juvenile Turf, and Grade 3 winners Speed Franco and Maraud are among seven sales graduates entered in the American Turf;
  • Keeneland sales alumni comprise 12 of the 14 horses entered in the Pat Day Mile Presented by LG&E and KU (G3). Among the standouts are Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance; undefeated Mask, winner of the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream in his last start; Robert B. Lewis (G3) winner Lombo; Bay Shore (G3) winner National Flag; and Mississippi, third in the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) in his stakes debut. 

At Belmont Park on Saturday, September Sale graduate and 2017 Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing returns to the races in the Westchester (G3) following a nearly eight-month layoff.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

KENTUCKY DERBY PRESENTED BY WOODFORD RESERVE (G1), Churchill Downs, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

FREE DROP BILLY, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Trensa ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Helen K. Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Dale Romans

PROMISES FULFILLED, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

FLAMEAWAY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

GOOD MAGIC, 3YO colt by Curlin – Glinda the Good ($1 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- e5 Racing) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

JUSTIFY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Stage Magic ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing) O- China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing & WinStar Farm; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LONE SAILOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

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 & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

MENDELSSOHN, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Leslie’s Lady ($3 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

INSTILLED REGARD, 3YO colt by Arch – Enhancing ($110,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- OXO Equine; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MAGNUM MOON, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Dazzling Song ($380,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Robert & Lawana Low) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SOLOMINI, 3YO colt by Curlin – Surf Song ($270,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- Glenna Salyer DVM (KY); T- Bob Baffert

VINO ROSSO, 3YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

NOBLE INDY, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Noble Maz ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- WinStar Farm & Repole Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

COMBATANT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BLENDED CITIZEN (AE), 3YO colt by Proud Citizen – Langara Lass ($57,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Greg Hall & SAYJAY Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

OLD FORESTER TURF CLASSIC (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CHANNEL MAKER, 4YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

ARKLOW, 4YO colt by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

BEACH PATROL, 5YO horse by Lemon Drop Kid – Bashful Bertie ($250,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Al Shahania Stud America, James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners & Head of Plains Partners; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Chad Brown

HUMANA DISTAFF (G1), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

FINLEY’SLUCKYCHARM, 5YO mare by Twirling Candy – Day of Victory ($77,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore) O- Carl R. Moore Management; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

IVY BELL, 5YO mare by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) O- China Horse Club International, Madaket Stables & Mathis Stable; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

LEWIS BAY, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Summer Raven ($170,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent) O/B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Chad Brown 

MINER’S CAT, 5YO mare by Mineshaft – Pure Symmetry ($27,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY); T- Charles LoPresti

CHURCHILL DOWNS S. PRESENTED BY TWINSPIRES.COM (G2)Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

CONQUEST WINDYCITY, 5YO horse by Tiznow – Lasting Appeal ($65,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- DARRS) O- David Staudacher; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

OUTPLAY, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Miss Kate ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- B.L.B, Inc.) O- Repole Stable; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

AWESOME SATURDAY, 4YO colt by Any Given Saturday – Brucie ($32,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm, agent; Buyer- Erich Brehm) O- Chuck Hovitz; B- Craig Minten (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 4YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

UNBRIDLED OUTLAW, 5YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Letgomyecho ($330,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Betz/Blackburn (KY); T- Dale Romans

CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

RES IPSA, 5YO mare by English Channel – More to the Story ($27,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Deborah Wilson) O- Deborah Wilson; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

LA CORONEL, 4YO filly by Colonel John – Listen ($37,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nardelli Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Kim & Rodney Nardelli, Susan Bunning, A. & B. Jaffreys (KY); T- Mark Casse

AMERICAN TURF S. PRESENTED BY RAM TRUCKS (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

SPEED FRANCO, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Nabat Seif ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Grupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Ice Wine Stables (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

PONT DU GARD, 3YO colt by Liaison – Mi Isabella ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Wimborne Farm; B- Cypress Bend Farm (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

TIGERS RULE, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Lone Tigress ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Secure Investments & Vickie Foley; B- Jeffrey Ramsey, Stephanie Ramsey & William Ramsey (KY); T- Vickie Foley

MARAUD, 3YO colt by Blame – Unbridled Empire ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- John Penn & Frank Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

UNTAMED DOMAIN, 3YO colt by Animal Kingdom – Ciao ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – La Suena ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Hartley/De Renzo) O- Spendthrift Farm & Town & Country Racing; B- William Graham (ON); T- Al Stall Jr.

TIZ MISCHIEF, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Indivia ($55,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Frank Jones Jr.; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Dale Romans

PAT DAY MILE PRESENTED BY LG&E AND KU (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

NATIONAL FLAG, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Date to Remember ($600,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

LOMBO, 3YO colt by Graydar – Burg Berg ($110,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Springdell Farm) O- Michael Lombardi; B- Twin Creeks Farm (KY); T- Michael Pender

NEW YORK CENTRAL, 3YO colt by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments) O- China Horse Club International, SF Racing, WinStar Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmssuen

FUNNY DUCK, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Slow Down ($120,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

MISSISSIPPI, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Katz Me If You Can ($280,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- WD North Thoroughbreds) O- M. Magnier, M. Tabor, J. Oxley, D. Smith & M. Jooste; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

SMART REMARK, 3YO gelding by First Defence – Sarcastic ($4,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey, Brendan O’Brien & Brian Klatsky; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

MADISON’S LUNA, 3YO colt by Tapit – Scarlet Tango ($400,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Rigney Racing) O- Rigney Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Philip Bauer

MASK, 3YO colt by Tapit – Hidden Expression ($685,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End) O- Lane’s End Racing; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

SEAHENGE, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Fools in Love ($750,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

SPORTING CHANCE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Wynning Ride ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Lapis Bloodstock; $575,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- William Mack/Robert Baker) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Hunter Valley (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

SHANE ZAIN, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – My Gi Gi ($370,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill, agent) O- Zedan Racing Stables; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

GREYVITOS, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Snow Top Mountain ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Triple B Farms) O- Triple B Farms; B- Audley Farm Equine (VA); T- Adam Kitchingman

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

CLOUD COMPUTING, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Quick Temper ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Stretch Run Ventures (KY); T- Chad Brown

VULCAN’S FORGE, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Possibly a Ten ($190,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Hell Pony) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt and Team Valor International; B- Gabriel Duignan, Crosshaven Bloodstock, Petaluma Bloodstock & Ashleigh Stud (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CONQUEST BIG E, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Seeinsbelieven ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Conquest Stables; $110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Kirkwood, agent) O- Daniel Hurtak; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Donna Green Hurtak

FORT MARCY S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

MARKITOFF, 4YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Myriad ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

SMALL BEAR, 4YO gelding by Macho Uno – Stella Prima ($45,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Randy Bradshaw) O- August Dawn Farm; B- Martin Lake & Serendipity Farm (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

TICONDEROGA, 4YO colt by Tapit – Keertana ($850,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bryant H. Prentice III (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SUNDAY, MAY 6

RUFFIAN H. (G2), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HOLIDAY DISGUISE, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Thin Disguise ($70,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- John Greathouse, agent) O- Lady Sheila Stable; B- Dr. William Wilmot & Dr. Joan Taylor (NY); T- Linda Rice

PACIFIC WIND, 4YO filly by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Chad Brown

STEVE SEXTON MILE S. (G3), Lone Star, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

OH SO REGAL, 4YO colt by Sidney’s Candy – Oh So Nice ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $18,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Judge Lanier Racing) O- Judge Lanier Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Miguel Hernandez

GIRVIN, 4YO colt by Tale of Ekati – Catch the Moon ($140,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Brad Grady; B- Bob Austin & John Witte (KY); T- Joe Sharp

BEE JERSEY, 4YO colt by Jersey Town – Bees ($250,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Fergus Galvin, agent) O/B- Charles Fipke; T- Steve Asmussen

SOUTH BEACH, 4YO colt by Tapit – Bethan ($1.2 million RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Woodford Racing & Robert LaPenta; B- Sienna Farms (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

ADORATION S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

DALSAROS, 5YO mare by Unbridled’s Song – Ask the Moon ($200,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Keith Brackpool; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Carla Gaines

MENDED, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Fair and Square ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Islewood Ranch) O- Troy & Maritza Onorata; B- Sheltowee Farm, Mariah Thoroughbreds & Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Martin

FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Charming N Lovable ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Klaravich Stable) O- Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato