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Keeneland September Sale Graduate and Champion West Coast Favored in Dubai World Cup

March 30, 2018

Keeneland is represented by a top-flight contingent of sales alumni on Dubai World Cup Day at Meydan Racecourse and in U.S. graded stakes on Saturday.

Reigning champion 3-year-old colt West Coast is favored in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1), where he will meet fellow Keeneland sales graduates and graded stakes winners Gunnevera and Pavel. On the undercard, Hawkbill, a multiple group winner who captured the Dubai City of Gold Sponsored by Emirates Skycargo (G2) at Meydan in March goes postward in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1). Champion male sprinter Roy H and multiple graded/group winners Mind Your Biscuits and Reynaldothewizard highlight the field for the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (G1).

Keeneland sales graduates top preps on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) in both Dubai and the U.S. At Meydan, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn seeks to burnish his classic credentials in the UAE Derby Sponsored by Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2). At Gulfsteam, five of the nine entries for the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) are sales alumni, including top contenders Promises Fulfilled and Strike Power, the 1-2 finishers in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2), and multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy.

September Yearling Sale graduate and 2017 Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming makes his season debut in the Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile (G2).

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

 DUBAI WORLD CUP SPONSORED BY EMIRATES AIRLINE (G1), Meydan, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

GUNNEVERA, 4YO colt by Dialed In – Unbridled Rage ($16,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Margoth & GalloStables; B- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch (KY); T- Antonio Sano

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

WEST COAST, 4YO colt by Flatter – Caressing ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC (G1), Meydan, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

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

 

DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN SPONSORED BY GULF NEWS (G1), Meydan, 6 Furlongs, 3YO & Up

MIND YOUR BISCUITS, 5YO horse by Posse – Jazzmane ($47,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Machmer Hall) O- J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, Summers, Summers, Kisber & Summers; B- Jumping Jack Racing (NY); T- Chad Summers

REYNALDOTHEWIZARD, 12YO gelding by Speightstown – Holiday Runner ($400,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hartley/DeRenzo) O- Zabeel Racing International Corp; B- Gibraltar Group (KY); T- Satish Seemar

MATERA SKY, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Mostageleh ($140,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Teruo Ono) O- Tsuyoshi Ono; B- Lynch Bages (KY); T- Hideyuki Mori

ROY H, 6YO gelding by More Than Ready – Elusive Diva ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent, Buyer- Ciaran Dunne; $310,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

AL QUOZ SPRINT SPONSORED BY AZIZI DEVELOPMENTS (G1), Meydan, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 6YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables; $140,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- TM Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Peter Miller

 

UAE DERBY SPONSORED BY SAEED & MOHAMMED AL NABOODAH GROUP (G2), Meydan, 1 3/16 Miles, 3YOs

MENDELSSOHN, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Leslie’s Lady ($3 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

SEAHENGE, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Fools in Love ($750,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

YULONG WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Street Cry (IRE) – Mahkama ($180,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland & Yulong Investments) O- Avni Kapoor, Charnesh Kapoor & Nirav Kapoor; B- Mossarosa (FL); T- Satish Seemar

 

GODOLPHIN MILE SPONSORED BY MEYDAN SOBHA (G2), Meydan, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

SECOND SUMMER, 6YO gelding by Summer Bird – Greenstreet ($72,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield; Buyer- Ciaglia Racing) O- Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi; B- Richard Shultz (FL); T- Doug Watson

SHAMAAL NIBRAS, 9YO gelding by First Samurai – Sashay Away ($25,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Anthony Stroud Bloodstock) O- Eerc; B- Andrew Cohen & Gary Tolchin (KY); T- Doug Watson

ECONOMIC MODEL, 5YO horse by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

KIMBEAR, 4YO colt by Temple City – Sky Dreamer ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm; Buyer- Lewkowitz Partners) O- Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Doug Watson

 

DUBAI GOLD CUP SPONSORED BY AL TAYER MOTORS (G2), Meydan, 2 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

RUN TIME, 5YO horse by Gio Ponti – Flowerette ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Chuck Allen) O- Allen Racing & Bloom Racing Stable; B- Indian Creek (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

XPRESSBET FLORIDA DERBY (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

STRIKE POWER, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Gold d’Oro ($300,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms (KY); T- Mark Hennig

MILLIONAIRE RUNNER, 3YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Petite Charme ($1,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O-  Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

PROMISES FULFILLED, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

CATHOLIC BOY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta & Madaket Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

MISSISSIPPI, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Katz Me If You Can ($280,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- WD North Thoroughbreds) O- M. Magnier, M. Tabor, J. Oxley, D. Smith & M. Jooste; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

GULFSTREAM PARK HARDACRE MILE (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

CONQUEST BIG E, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Seeinsbelieven ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Conquest Stables; $110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Kirkwood, agent) O- Daniel Hurtak; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Donna Green Hurtak

ALWAYS DREAMING, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Above Perfection ($350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Siena Farm, et. al.; B- Santa Rosa Partners (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

GULFSTREAM PARK OAKS (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

 EIGHT THIRTYONE, 3YO filly by Graydar – Cat Splendor ($60,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm & Cameron Wheeler (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

TAKE CHARGE PAULA, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Perfect Paula ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- E. J. Sipus Jr.; $47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- E. J. Sipus Jr.) O- Peter Deutsch; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

CACHE, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Wait Til Dawn ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farm) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mark Hennig

 

PAN AMERICAN S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & 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

LITTLE NICK V., 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Campionessa ($8,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Carlo Vaccarezza) O- Little Dreams Racing; B- Hickstead Farm (FL); T- Carlo Vaccarezza

ONE GO ALL GO, 6YO horse by Fairbanks – See Ashleigh Run ($62,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Rodney Paden) O- Rodney Paden; B- Albert Coppola (VA); T- Charles Dickey 

 

HONEY FOX S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M 

CONQUEST HARDCANDY, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Dade Babe ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) O- Alfonso Cammarota; B- New Hill Farm (NY); T- Antonio Sano

ISLAND REWARD, 5YO mare by Street Boss – Cat Fight ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Kempton Bloodstock, agent) O- Bruno Schickedanz; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- Yvon Belsoeur

RES IPSA, 5YO mare by English Channel – More to the Story ($27,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Deborah Wilson) O- Deborah Wilson; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

LIBERTY KITTEN, 5YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Lone Tigress ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Todd Pletcher, agent) O- Robert Marzilli; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Michael De Paulo

 

SAN FRANCISCO MILE (G3), Golden Gate Fields, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up 

AQUA FRIO, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Down The Well (IRE) ($18,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Rafael Garcia) O- Peter Redekop; B- Parrish Hill Farm, Amanda Roach & Ashford Stud (KY); T- Blaine Wright

BIRD IS THE WORD, 4YO colt by Birdstorne – Madagascat ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Price Thoroughbreds) O- Heart Racing Stable; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- G.F. Almeida

MR. ROARY, 5YO gelding by Scat Daddy – If Angels Sang ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Kretz Racing; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- George Papaprodromou