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Keeneland Sales Graduates Highlight Opening Weekend Graded Stakes at Del Mar, Saratoga

July 20, 2018

The first weekend of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar provides a showcase for Keeneland sales graduates entered in graded stakes.

On Friday’s opening day at Saratoga, half of the 10 juvenile fillies entered in the Schuylerville (G3) are Keeneland sales alumni. They include Nonna Madeline, who is stepping into stakes company after winning her June 23 career debut at Monmouth Park by 3¼ lengths.

The next day, multiple Grade 1 winner New Money Honey makes her second start of the year in the Diana (G1). She won a June 21 allowance race at Belmont Park in her 2018 debut.

On Saturday at Del Mar, multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate will bid for his second consecutive win in the San Diego (G2). Accelerate is giving four to 10 pounds to his nine rivals as the 125-pound highweight in the race, his first start since he won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on May 26. Accelerate’s 2018 record also includes victories in the Santa Anita Presented by Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1) and San Pasqual (G2).

On Sunday, multiple Grade 1 winners Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou face each other again in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga. Monomoy Girl is bidding for her fourth consecutive Grade 1 win following victories in Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland (G1), Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs and Acorn at Belmont Park. Midnight Bisou won the Mother Goose (G1) at Belmont in her last start after taking the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Santa Ynez (G2) and Santa Ysabel (G3) on the West Coast and running third to Monomoy Girl in the Kentucky Oaks.

At Del Mar that day, Grade 1 winner Bowies Hero is among the six Keeneland sales graduates in the Eddie Read (G2). Winner of the Frank E. Kilroe Mile G1) at Santa Anita in March, Bowies Hero is the 124-pound co-highweight.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

SCHUYLERVILLE S. (G3), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

NONNA MADELINE, 2YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Cool Storm ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable & MeB Racing Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FIGHTRESS, 2YO filly by Tapizar – Wild Bout Tiffany ($75,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Deuce Greathouse) O- Glencrest Farm & Robert Masterson; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Norm Casse

TAPPING PEARL, 2YO filly by Tapit – Cat Dancer ($475,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

SERENGETI EMPRESS, 2YO filly by Alternation – Havisham ($25,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Dixon Enterprises; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Joel Politi) O- Joe Politi; B- Tri Eques Bloodstock (KY); T- Tom Amoss

LADY APPLE, 2YO filly by Curlin – Miss Mary Apples ($100,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III & KatieRich Stables; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LAKE GEORGE S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

DADDY IS A LEGEND, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Randie’s Legend ($140,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver

NOOTKA SOUND, 3YO filly by Lonhro (AUS) – Miss Red Delicious ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; B- Cromwell Bloodstock Agency) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

DIANA S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

NEW MONEY HONEY, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Weekend Whim ($450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

SAN CLEMENTE S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

ROCKIN READY, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Bella Chianti ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Jack Mandato) O- Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino; B- Jack Mondato & More Than Ready Syndicate (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MS BAD BEHAVIOR, 3YO filly by Blame – Cumulonimble ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castlepark Farm; Buyer- Brooke Hubbard, agent) O- SAYJAY Racing, Greg Hall & Brooke Hubbard; B- Ron Clarkson (ON); T- Richard Baltas

DULCE RIDE, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Wildcat Heiress ($95,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; $40,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Tomorrow Bloodstock) O/B- Ron McCauley (KY); T- Richard Baltas

ANIMOSITY, 3YO filly by Animal Kingdom – Coup de Coeur ($30,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Patrick Gallagher

WAR HEROINE, 3YO filly by Lonhro (AUS) – War Tigress ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- P. M. S. Racing Stable) O- Gary Barber; B- Waymore (KY); T- Peter Miller

MS PEINTOUR, 3YO filly by Paynter – Dyna’s Destiny ($24,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- Bill Adair, Phyllis Adair & Connie Brown (KY); T- Brian Koriner

OLLIE’S CANDY, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Afternoon Stroll ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Paul Eggert & Karen Eggert; T- William Morey

 

SAN DIEGO H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

CATALINA CRUISER, 4YO colt by Union Rags – Sea Gull ($370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- W. S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

SHARP SAMURAI, 4YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

TWO THIRTY FIVE, 4YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – A Footstep Away ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Richard Baltas, Tom Mansor, Tammi Nielsen & Kim Rasmussen; B- A Footstep Away Syndicate (KY); T- Richard Baltas

CURLIN RULES, 5YO gelding by Curlin – Awe That ($375,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- J.W.S.) O- Hronis Racing; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

PRINCE OF ARABIA, 5YO horse by Mineshaft – Princess Haya ($175,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Eileen Hartis (KY); T- Jim Cassidy

ACCELERATE, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

DABSTER, 4YO colt 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

HARLAN PUNCH, 5YO gelding by Harlan’s Holiday – Indy Punch ($170,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/T- David Jacobson; B- Rosemont (KY) 

 

SANFORD S. (G3), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

SOMBEYAY, 2YO colt by Into Mischief – Teroda ($125,000, 2016 tock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $230,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing; B- J. D. Stuart & Mueller Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

KNICKS GO, 2YO colt by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Ben Colebrook

WHISKEY ECHO, 2YO colt by Tiznow – Atala ($225,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- R. W. Investments) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BANO SOLO, 2YO colt by Goldencents – Royale Paradise ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Pollock Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

ONTARIO COLLEEN S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

A. A. AZULA’S ARCH, 3YO filly by Arch – Song of Solomon ($35,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr.) O- A & A Farms; B- Fox Hill Farms (KY); T- Kevin Attard

LADIES NIGHT, 3YO filly by Eskendereya – Lemondropontherox ($70,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Gail Cox

GOT STORMY, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

CHOCOLATE MARTINI, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Nicksappealinglady ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Buckland Sales (Zach Madden), agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore Management) O-Double Doors Racing & Nine Thirty Racing; B- Savino A Capilupi (KY); T- Tom Amoss

MIDNIGHT BISOU 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables & Allen Racing; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MONOMOY GIRL 3YO filly by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) O- Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group & Bethlehem Stables; B- FPF and Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox

GIO GAME, 3YO filly by Gio Ponti – Game for More ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

EDDIE READ S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

NEXT SHARES 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Michael Iavarone, Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Christopher T. Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

BOWIES HERO 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; B- RJG Racing Management) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Stables; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr & Marc Mclean; T- Phil D’Amato

SHARP SAMURAI 4YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; B- Mark Glatt) O-Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CATAPULT 5YO stallion by Kitten’s Joy – Gata Bella ($235,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages. C- Castle Park Farm (Noel Murphy), agent; B- Philip Blake; $350,000 2014 Sept Yearling. C- Lane’s End, agent; B- I. B. S.) O- Woodford Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

MULTIPLIER 4YO colt by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller

PRIME ATTRACTION 5YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Strawberry Sense ($335,000, 2014 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D.P. Racing) O-D P Racing; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- James Cassidy

 

NIJINSKY S. (G2), Woodbine, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up
 

SEEKING ALBERT 4YO colt by Einstein (BRZ) – Purple Trillium (2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Michael De Paulo