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Keeneland Sales Graduates Seek Breeders’ Cup Berths This Weekend

September 14, 2018

Keeneland sales graduates try for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs via graded stakes wins this weekend.

Juveniles take center stage at Churchill Downs and Woodbine on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Eight talented Keeneland sales alumni go postward in the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill, a “Win & You’re In” race for the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), led by Ellis Park Debutante winner Serengeti EmpressTaylor’s Spirit, undefeated in three starts including the Prairie Gold Lassie at Prairie Meadows and Happy Ticket at Louisiana Downs; and Lightscameraaction, second in the recent Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies at Kentucky Downs.

On the same card, five Keeneland sales graduates go in the Iroquois (G3), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race for the Sentient Jet Juvenile (G1) and the first race on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Among the sales graduates are Ellis Park Juvenile winner Tobacco RoadSynthesis, third in the Best Pal (G2); and maiden winners Hog Creek Hustle and Everfast

At Woodbine on Sunday, Catch a Glimpse (L) winner My Gal Betty headlines the field for the Natalma (G1), a Challenge race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). Also in the field are Bolton Landing (L) winner Stillwater Cove and maiden winners Not Orbinary and Artilena.

Nine sales alumni contest the Summer (G1) on the same card in a “Win & You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). Among the notable entries are Soaring Free (L) winner Wallace; Clarendon winner Muskoka Wonder; and maiden winners Fog of War and Dob Dob

Other prominent Keeneland sales graduates competing this weekend include multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1), a Challenge race for the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1); multiple Group 1 winner Hawkbill, strong favorite for the Northern Dancer Turf (G1); and multiple Grade 1 winner New Money Honey, who makes her Woodbine debut in the Canadian Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G2).

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With a graded stakes win, graduates of the 2017 September Sale are eligible to earn a September Sale Seller Bonus. Keeneland, in support of its mission to reinvest in its customers and strengthen the industry, in 2017 introduced the September Sale Seller Bonus that offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards for yearlings that were sold at the September Sale based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus value for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory. For more information, please visit september.keeneland.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

RICOH WOODBINE MILE (G1), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

VANISH, 4YO gelding by Algorithms – Elusive Hope ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent) O- Eight Star Racing Stables; B- Hope Stock Farm (ON); T- Vito Armata

DIVISIDERO, 6YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

NORTHERN DANCER TURF S. (G1), Woodbine, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & 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

HAWKBILL, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Trensa ($350,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Godolphin; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Charles Appleby

VEXATIOUS, 4YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Dream of Summer ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Calumet Farm; B- James Weigel & Giant’s Causeway Syndicate (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

SEEKING ALBERT, 4YO colt by Einstein (BRZ) – Purple Trillium ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Michael De Paulo

SANDS POINT S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

REVERSETHEDECISION, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Alpha Centauri ($160,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Overbrook Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

CANADIAN S. PRESENTED BY THE JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

DARING DUCHESS, 6YO mare by Arch – A True Pussycat ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Darby Dan Bloodstock; $70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Kennelot Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

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

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

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

LOVE MY HONEY, 2YO filly by Shackleford – A J’s Honey ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Paul Knapper & Darby Dan Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

PROFOUND LEGACY, 2YO filly by Proud Citizen – El Fasto ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Michael Puhich) O- Turf Stable, Six Column Stables, Mark DeDemenico & Muddy Waters Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

LIGHTSCAMERAACTION, 2YO filly by Will Take Charge – Stop the Lights ($40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Walking L Thoroughbreds) O- Walking L Thoroughbreds; B- Diamond A Racing (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

INCLUDE EDITION, 2YO filly by Include – Bridge Edition ($15,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent; Buyer- Greg Foley, agent) O- Alexis Harthill; B- Upson Downs Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

TWO DOZEN ROSES, 2YO filly by Super Saver – Judy B ($57,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; $200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- C. H. Stables) O- Harrell Ventures; B- Robert Nataf Equine (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TAYLOR’S SPIRIT, 2YO 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

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

IROQUOIS S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YOs

DRUNK AS A SKUNK, 2YO colt by Midnight Lute – Uqood ($22,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Doug Anderson) O- Doug Anderson & Team George; B- TNIP (KY); T- Doug Anderson

TOBACCO ROAD, 2YO colt by Quality Road – Isobel Baillie (GB) ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- L & N Racing; B- Flaxman Holdings & Airlie Stud (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 2YO colt by Overanalyze – Candy Fortune ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Stewart Smith) O- Something Special Racing; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

SYNTHESIS, 2YO ridgling by First Samurai – Trust in Hope ($16,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Madaket Stables, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- Catherine Zoc (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

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

BOLD VENTURE S. (G3), Woodbine, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

LOOSE ON THE TOWN, 6YO gelding by Speightstown – Gauze ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Michael Doyle

LOCUST GROVE S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Coral Sun ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Seiler Racing) O- Six Column Stables, Randy Bloch, J. Seiler, F. Merritt & D. Hall; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

MANNERLY, 4YO filly by Unbridled’s Song – Mary Ellise ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Stables) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Daniel Burke (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

SAILOR’S VALENTINE, 4YO filly by Mizzen Mast – Sortilege ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Highclere, agent; Buyer- Semaphore Racing) O- Semaphore Racing & Homewrecker Racing; B- Curtis Green (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

NATALMA S. (G1), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 2YO Fillies

NOT ORBINARY, 2YO filly by Orb – Caminadora ($50,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) O- Gail Cox, John Menary & Haymarket Farm; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Gail Cox

ARTILENA, 2YO filly by Artie Schiller – Helena’s Triomphe ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- C. Day Phillips, agent) O- George Philip Ledson, Braconcrest Inc., Anderson Farms Ontario & Kingfield Racing Stable; B- Anderson Farms Ontario  & Marette Farrell (ON); T- Catherine Day Phillips

MY GAL BETTY, 2YO filly by Point of Entry – Gal of Mine ($130,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- William Werner; B- Hidden Brook Farm (KY); T- Roger Attfield

STILLWATER COVE, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Celibataire ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Marcus Stables; B- Lofts Hall Stud & Ben Sangster (KY); T- Wesley Ward

ABOVE ALL NAMES, 2YO filly by Skipshot – Pleasant Amelia ($3,500, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Olympia Star; Buyer- Dominion Bloodstock) O/T- Bonnie Eshelman; B- Mikhail Yanakov

SOUCIOLOGIST, 2YO filly by Gemologist – Souci Girl ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; $37,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Al & Bill Ulwelling; B- William Graham (ON ); T- Kevin Attard

 

SUMMER S. (G1), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 2YOs

FOG OF WAR, 2YO colt by War Front – Say (IRE) ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (KY); T- Chad Brown

MUSKOKA WONDER, 2YO colt by Into Mischief – No Wonder ($50,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Twin Peaks Racing; $130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- Conrad Farms) O- Conrad Farms; B- William Graham (ON); T- Mark Casse

MOON SWINGS, 2YO colt by Malibu Moon – England Swings ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Robert Marzilli) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- William Graham (ON); T- Michael De Paulo

WALLACE, 2YO gelding by Run Away and Hide – Tales of Paradise ($10,500 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Foundations Farm, agent) O- Nancy Pierce; B- Foundations Farm (KY); T- Kelsey Danner

SKYCHIEF, 2YO colt by More Than Ready – Always Here Too ($145,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Popatop (KY); T- Michael Maker

WAR OF WILL, 2YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) ($175,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

DOB DOB, 2YO colt by Temple City – Sharp Minister ($30,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule) O/B- Monticule; T- Michael Dickinson

TRICKY MAGICIAN, 2YO colt by Magician (IRE) – Proximity (GB) ($125,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- T M Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Gunpowder Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

FEDERAL LAW, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Gravelly Bay ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Qatar Racing; B- Jim Dandy Stable (ON); T- Archie Watson

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS MASTERS S. (G2), Presque Isle Downs, 6½ 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

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

HOTSHOT ANNA, 4YO filly by Trappe Shot – Avalos ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) O/T- Hugh Robertson; B- Paul Tackett (KY) 

PRINCESS LA QUINTA, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Social Scene ($6,500, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Al Moorhouse) O- Al Moorhouse & James Gulick; B- John Mulholland, Martha Jane Mulholland & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- James Gulick

LADY ALEXANDRA, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Lophorina (GB) ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Inlander) O- Heider Family Stables; B- Brookdale, Jack Swain III & Double K (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

BROKEN BRIDLE, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Wild Forest ($32,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Gary Capuano, agent) O- Gary Capuano & Paul Fowler Jr.; B- Herman Sarkowsky (KY); T- Gary Capuano