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Keeneland Sales Alum Pavel Earns Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth with Decisive Stephen Foster Victory

June 18, 2018

Keeneland sales alum Pavel powered to a 3¾-length win in Saturday’s Stephen Foster (G1) at Churchill Downs to establish himself among the nation’s top handicap horses and secure a berth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) when the World Championships return to the Louisville track on Nov. 2-3. 

Pavel wins the Stephen Foster

On the same race card, September Yearling Sale graduates and stablemates King Zachary and Tiz Mischief finished 1-2 in the Matt Winn (G3). At Santa Anita, September Sale graduate Ollie’s Candy remained undefeated with a gritty win in the Summertime Oaks (G2).


Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Stephen Foster H. (G1) on 6/16 at Churchill Downs: 

1- PAVEL, 4YO colt by Creative Cause – Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) (career 10-3-0-1, $1,175,000) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

2- Honorable Duty, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Mesmeric ($130,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- David A. Ross) O- DARRS, Inc; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

3- Matrooh, 8YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Rockcide ($550,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Crystal Racing & Contreras Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Cipriano Contreras

OLLIE’S CANDY, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Afternoon Stroll ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won Summertime Oaks (G2) on 6/16 at Santa Anita (career 3-3-0-0, $151,800) O/B- Paul Eggert & Karen Eggert; T- William Morey

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Matt Winn S. (G3) on 6/16 at Churchill Downs: 

1- KING ZACHARY, 3YO colt by Curlin – On My Way ($550,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Tom Conway) (career 6-3-0-2, $172,650) O- Thomas Conway; B- Waymore (KY); T- Dale Romans

2- 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

PICCO UNO, 5YO mare by Macho Uno – Piccola Isola ($35,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Epic Thoroughbreds; $27,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Kennesaw Mountain Racing) Won$125,000 Dancin Renee S. on 6/16 at Belmont (career 17-7-4-2, $413,667) O- Kennesaw Mountain Racing; B- Topsmeade & Adena Springs Farm (NY); T- Jason Servis

SUPREME AURA, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Groton Circle ($165,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) Won $102,000 Pegasus S. on 6/17 at Monmouth (career 6-3-0-2, $133,762) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham

TERESA Z, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – With Flying Colors ($635,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) Won $100,375 Obeah S. on 6/16 at Delaware Park (career 14-4-2-3, $201,320) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Besilu Stables (KY); T- Anthony Margotta Jr.

ALLIFORD BAY, 4YO filly by City Zip – Valentine Fever ($65,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Candy Meadows) Won $50,000 Washington State Legislators S. on 6/16 at Emerald Downs (career 11-6-1-1, $160,997) O- Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Blaine Wright

TOP QUALITY, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Lemon Bay ($280,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) Won $50,000 Strawberry Morn H. on 6/16 at Hastings Racecourse (career 9-3-1-2, $91,804) O- David Mowat; B- W. S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- Blaine Wright