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Keeneland Sales Graduates Knicks Go, Restless Rider Headline Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod Fields

November 23, 2018

Keeneland sales graduates Knicks Go and Restless Rider, both Grade 1 winners at Keeneland this Fall, top entries for the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Golden Rod (G2), respectively, at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Knicks Go won the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) during the Fall Meet and finished a game second in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs in his last start.  

Restless Rider was runner-up in the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) off a win in Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades (G1).

Knicks Go and Restless Rider lead 39 Keeneland sales graduates competing in weekend graded stakes across North America.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

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

HOLIDAY STONE, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Lucifer’s Stone ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Nesco II (KY); T- George Weaver

GOLDEN ROD S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YO Fillies

GOLD CREDIT, 2YO filly by Goldencents – Past Due ($35,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dr. John Harroff) O- Michael House; B- Victor Zambrano (KY); T- Ignacio Correas IV  

HIGH REGARD, 2YO filly by Will Take Charge – Highest Class ($115,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Three Chimneys Farm; $160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Coteau Grove Farms (KY); T- Victoria Oliver

REFLECT, 2YO filly by Trappe Shot – Scat Patty ($70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Impact Thoroughbreds & Madaket Stables; B- T/C Stables (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE, 2YO 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

RESTLESS RIDER, 2YO filly by Distorted Humor – Silky Serenade ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

LIORA, 2YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Giant Mover ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Coffeepot Stables) O- Coffeepot Stables; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YOs

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 2YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

BLUE STEEL, 2YO colt by Will Take Charge – Co Cola ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Al Bell; $270,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Terrazas Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- Spendthrift Farm; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Dale Romans

LIMONITE, 2YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Colina Verde (BRZ) ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- ECL Gaming) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Roberto Mesquita (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CURRENT, 2YO colt by Curlin – Crosswinds ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Whitehorse Stables & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert LaPenta & Dixiana Farms; B- Hinkle 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

EVERFAST, 2YO 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

KENNEDY ROAD S. (G2), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

HEMP HEMP HURRAY, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Druidess ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON); T- Michael Maker

BRASS COMPASS, 5YO gelding by Malibu Moon – Atlantic Voyage ($270,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Columbia Street Stables) O- Paul Braverman & Timothy Pinch; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Reade Baker

LONG ISLAND S. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

VIOLET BLUE, 4YO filly by Americain – Strike the Light ($47,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Ridgeway Stable) O- Michael Ryan; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- James J. Toner

TRICKY ESCAPE, 5YO mare by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby

PAMINA, 3YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Pamona Ball ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Augustin Stable; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Michael Dickinson

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

LIFE’S A PARLAY, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Mir Cat ($725,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole/St. Elias) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PLAINSMAN, 3YO colt by Flatter – S. S. Pinafore ($350,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Joseph Minor (KY); T- Brad Cox

ROAMING UNION, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Double Gelato ($12,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- George E. Hall) O- George E. Hall; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & W. S. Farish (KY); T- Kelly Breen

GRONKOWSKI, 3YO colt by Lonhro (AUS) – Four Sugars ($75,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Margaret O’Toole) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B- Epic Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chad Brown

JIMMY DURANTE S. (G3), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 2YO Fillies

VELVET QUEEN, 2YO filly by Animal Kingdom – Tippy Tapit ($13,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- Valle Las Palmas) O- BG Stables & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

DISCREET DIVA, 2YO filly by Discreet Cat – Time to Enjoy ($5,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent; Buyer- Lazy D 2 Ranch) O- Stuart Tsujimoto; B- Millennium Farms (KY); T- Vann Belvoir

BERKELEY H. (G3), Golden Gate, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

BLACK TIE EVENT, 5YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Quite a Bride ($95,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Lady Smith Stable; B- Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A. & WinStar Farm (FL); T- Anthony Stabile

FAWREE, 4YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Keeper Hill ($17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbreds Champion Training Center) O- Desert Sun Stables & Michael Jawl; B- John Chandler, Jamm Ltd, C.R. McGaughey III & Mill Ridge Farm (KY); T- Andy Mathis

MITHQAAL, 5YO gelding by Speightstown – Bestowal ($270,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Sterling Stables, Neil Haymes & Steven Keh; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Jonathan Wong

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

BESSARABIAN S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

LET IT RIDE MOM, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Golden Marlin ($77,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) O- Live Oak Plantation; B- Thornton, Watt, Glass & Foley (KY); T- Mark Casse

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

MALIBU BONNIE, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Old Time Chicago ($320,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Springhouse Farm) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Mark Casse

CODE WARRIOR, 5YO mare by Society’s Chairman – Lady Natalie ($6,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shannondoe Farm, agent, Buyer- Mal McGuire; $10,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- J. Radosevich; $190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, Buyer- Robert Marzilli) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Pamela Edel (FL); T- Michael De Paulo

JESSICA KRUPNICK, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Wear Red ($45,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Abbott Bloodstock) O- Breeze Easy; B- Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Norman McKnight

MONTE CRISTA, 3YO filly by Cape Blanco (IRE) – Aruban Sandwich ($11,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jesus Uno Peru) O- Country Life Farm; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- Michael Trombetta

MY MISS TAPIT, 4YO filly by Tapit – Sindy With an S ($550,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Breeze Easy; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Norman McKnight

NATIVE DIVER S. (G3), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

KERSHAW, 3YO gelding by Run Away and Hide – Texit ($8,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Jay & Julie Manoogian; B- Ron Kirk, John Bates & Michael Riordan (KY); T- Philip D’Amato       

ISOTHERM, 5YO by Lonhro (AUS) – Game for More ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Rockbridge Bloodstock) O- Matthew Schera; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

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

CECIL B. DeMILLE S. (G3), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 2YOs

VANTASTIC, 2YO colt by Dialed In – Lemon Secretary ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Sharon Alesia & Paul Van Doren; B- David Berman (FL); T- Peter Eurton

IRISH HEATWAVE, 2YO colt by Unusual Heat – Irish Winnie ($45,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Moger Inc. & Neary Racing (CA); T- Keith Desormeaux