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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominate Fields for Major Classic Preps

February 1, 2019

Keeneland sales graduates lead contenders for Saturday’s graded prep races on the roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Aqueduct.

Keeneland sales alumni comprise seven of the 10 contenders in Saturday’s Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream, led by undefeated Remsen (G2) winner and early favorite Maximus MischiefMihos, winner of the Mucho Macho Man Stakes in his 3-year-old debut; undefeated Federal Case; and promising sophomores Come On Gerry and Going for Gold.

The Holy Bull is one of four preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Keeneland sales alumni also dominate the field for the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita, which features recent Sham (G3) winner Gunmetal Gray and the season debut of Bob Hope (G3) winner Mucho Gusto. Grade 3-placed Sir Winston, winner of the Display Stakes at Woodbine in his last start, highlights entries for the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct. Undefeated Buffalo Man Stakes winner Zenden goes postward in the Swale (G3), also at Gulfstream. 

Six of the nine 3-year-old fillies in the Forward Gal (G3) at Gulfstream, a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks, are graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. The stakes marks the season debut of Fashion Faux Pas, a winner of two including the Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs; and talented winners Champagne AnyoneHollywood GloryJeltrinBrunette Princess and Feedback

Multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie is the early favorite for the San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita. The colt is among six accomplished Keeneland sales graduates in the field of eight, which includes Grade 1 winner Pavel, Grade 2 winner Giant Expectations, Grade 3 winner Dalmore and graded stakes-placed Dabster.   

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

HOLY BULL S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

FEDERAL CASE, 3YO colt by Gemologist – Delilahjane ($180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Serendipity Farm, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club; $650,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- West Bloodstock, agent) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Kings Way Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

EVERFAST, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Awesome Surprise ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Dale Romans

MIHOS, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline ($320,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm; Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Wayne Lyster, Bryan Lyster & Gray Lyster (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

COME ON GERRY, 3YO colt by Elusive Quality – Halo’s Verse ($335,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Dale Romans

MAXIMUS MISCHIEF, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Reina Maria ($165,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Springs; Buyer- Machmer Hall) O- Cash Is King & LC Racing; B- Martha Jane Mulholland (KY); T- Robert E. Reid Jr.

GLADIATOR KING, 3YO colt by Curlin – Golden Dawn ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) O- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

GOING FOR GOLD, 3YO gelding by Atreides – Smart Indeed ($26,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- EQB Inc., agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Machmer Hall, Carrie Brogden & Craig Brogden (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

 

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

PAVEL, 5YO horse 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) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DALMORE, 6YO gelding by Colonel John – Silver Breeze ($47,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Ron Paolucci Racing, Ashley Quartarolo, Raquel & Cristina Ritchie; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- Anthony Quartarolo

DABSTER, 5YO horse by Curlin – On a Roll ($430,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Altamira) O- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Victoria Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Bob Baffert

SHIVERMETIMBERS, 4YO colt by Shanghai Bobby – Sealaunch ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Michael Puhich, agent) O- Mark DeDomenico & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Tim Thornton, Robert Watt & Doug Glass (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

GIANT EXPECTATIONS, 6YO horse by Frost Giant – Sarahisittrue ($85,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Is It Real Stables; $70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing & Garrett Zubok; B- Sunrise Stables (NY); T- Peter Eurton

MCKINZIE, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Runway Model ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

WITHERS S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

SIR WINSTON, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – La Gran Bailadora ($50,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Mark Casse

ADMIRE, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Visavis ($200,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Blue Sky Stable; $360,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kempton/Berkelhammer, agent for Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

FORWARD GAL S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Lucevan ($70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- John Seiler) O- Six Column Stables & Randy Bloch; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

FASHION FAUX PAS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Clash ($65,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Denlea Park & Kent Spellman; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

FEEDBACK, 3YO filly by Violence – Honest Answer ($85,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm & Cameron Wheeler (KY); T- Chad Brown

BRUNETTE PRINCESS, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Giant’s Princess ($25,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Atlantic Stable) O- OGMA Investments; B- John David Zuidema Jr. (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

JELTRIN, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Song to the Moon ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Juan C. Sanchez) O- ADR Racing Stable; B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Alexis Delgado

HOLLYWOOD GLORY, 3YO filly by Maclean’s Music – Marcellina d’Oro ($180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farms) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Mark Hennig

 

SWALE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

FROSTED GRACE, 3YO colt by Mark Valeski – Class ($14,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; $10,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Danny Valdez) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & William Branch; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Katherine Ritvo

ZENDEN, 3YO colt by Fed Biz – You Laughin ($7,500, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- South Legacy Stables) O- Pichi Investments; B- Brent & Beth Harris (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

HARD BELLE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Bourbon Belle ($50,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

 

ROBERT B. LEWIS S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

EASY SHOT, 3YO colt by Trappe Shot – Daddy’s Dreamgirl ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Hinkle Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

GUNMETAL GRAY, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Classofsixtythree (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Hollendorfer, Pearl Racing & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Lee Pokoik (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MUCHO GUSTO, 3YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert

NOLO CONTESTO, 3YO ridgling by Pioneerof the Nile – Applauding ($385,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- John Sadler

 

MARTHA WASHINGTON S., Oaklawn, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

SHEZA HANDFULL, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Ba Ba’s Bunch ($12,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O- Doyle Williams; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- Randy Morse

TAYLOR’S SPIRIT, 3YO filly by Algorithms – Spirit Rising ($37,000 RNA, 2107 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Mark Norman & Norman Stables; B- David Lickhalter (KY); T- Scott Gelner

CRAFTY’S DREAM, 3YO filly by Bodemeister – Cause She’s Crafty ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Sheltowee Farm & Virginia Tarra Trust; B- Virginia Tarra Trust (KY); T- Michael Evans II

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

BUSANDA S., Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

GETTING WARMER, 3YO filly by Algorithms – Warm Springs Girl ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Arlene’s Sun Star Stable; B- Arlene London (PA); T- Edward Coletti Jr.

NO MO LADY, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Thunderous Lady ($60,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Larry Johnson, R. D. M. Racing Stable & Michael Trombetta; B- Richard Larry Johnson (MD); T- Michael Trombetta