Grade 3 winners in New York, Japan earn September Sale Bonus
Monomoy Girl, sold at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, recorded her fourth consecutive Grade 1 victory with a front-running, 3-length win in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.
The 3-year-old Tapizar filly now has eight wins in nine starts and earnings of $1,660,750. Her Grade 1 streak began in April with Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland (G1) and continued with the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in May and Acorn (G1) at Belmont Park in June.
Monomoy Girl’s Saratoga performance led the productive weekend for Keeneland sales graduates. On opening weekend at Del Mar, Keeneland sales alumni swept three Grade 2 races: On Saturday, War Heroine recorded her first graded stakes win in the San Clemente and Catalina Cruiser remained unbeaten in three starts in the San Diego; Catapult took Sunday’s Eddie Read at odds of 21-1.
For their respective Grade 3 victories more than 6,000 miles apart, two September Yearling Sale graduates earned a reward as part of Keeneland’s September Sale Bonus Program. The Bonus Program, initiated last year, rewards the owner (at the time of sale) of a horse sold at the September Sale that wins a Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old.
On Saturday at Saratoga, Sombeyay won the Sanford (G3). Keeneland will pay Taylor Made Sales Agency, owner of Sombeyay when the Into Mischief colt sold at the 2017 September Sale, a $5,000 bonus for the win.
On Sunday in Japan, Aster Pegasus took the Hakodate Nisai (G3). Keeneland will pay Stonestreet Farm, owner of Aster Pegasus when the son of Giant’s Causeway sold at the 2017 September Sale, a $5,000 bonus for the win.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Alumni of Keeneland sales finished 1-2-3 in the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) on 7/22 at Saratoga:
1-MONOMOY GIRL, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) (career 9-8-1-0, $1,660,750) O- Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group & Bethlehem Stables; B- FPF and Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox
2-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 and Allen Racing; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
3-Chocolate Martini, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Nicksappealinglady ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Buckland Sales [Zack Madden), agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore Management) O- Double Doors Racing & Nine Thirty Racing; B- Savino A Capilupi (KY); T- Tom Amoss
Keeneland sales graduates represented the first six finishers of the 10 starters in the $250,000 Eddie Read (G2) on 7/22 at Del Mar:
1-CATAPULT, 5YO stallion by Kitten’s Joy – Gata Bella ($235,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages. C- Castle Park Farm [Noel Murphy], agent; $350,000, 2014 Sept Yearling. C- Lane’s End, agent; B- I. B. S.) career 14-5-3-1, $501,384) B- Philip Blake; O- Woodford Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
2-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
3-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
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the $200,000 San Clemente (G2) on 7/21 at Del Mar
WAR HEROINE, 3YO filly by Lonhro (AUS) – War Tigress ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- P. M. S. Racing Stable) (career 6-4-0-0, $240,945) O- Gary Barber; B- Waymore (KY); T- Peter Miller
2-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
3-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
CATALINA CRUISER, 4YO colt by Union Rags – Sea Gull ($370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) Won $200,000 San Diego (G2) on 7/21 at Del Mar (career 3-3-0-0, $183,600) O- Hronis Racing; B- W. S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler
ASTER PEGASUS, 2YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – R Heat Lightning ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herberner Jr, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised; Buyer- TB Bloodstock Service) Won $532,908 Hakodate Nisai (G3) on 7/21 at Hakodate (JAPAN) (career 2-2-0-0, $346,786) O- Hisae Kato; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- K. Nakatake NOTE: Keeneland will pay Stonestreet Farm, owner of Aster Pegasus when he sold at the 2017 September Sale, a $5,000 bonus for the win.
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) Won$150,000 Lake George (G3) on 7/20 at Saratoga (career- 8-3-1-1, $229,410) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver
SOMBEYAY, 2YO colt by Into Mischief – Teroda ($125,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $230,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Starlight) Won $150,000 Sanford (G3) on 7/21 at Saratoga (career- 3-2-1-0, $136,500) O- Starlight Racing; B- J.D. Stuart & Mueller Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher NOTE: Keeneland will pay Taylor Made Sales Agency, owner of Sombeyay when he sold at the 2017 September Sale, a $5,000 bonus for the win.
GOT STORMY, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) Won $125,500 Ontario Colleen (G3) on 7/21 at Woodbine (career- 8-4-0-2, $283,978) O- Gary Barber; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse
RESTRAINEDVENGENCE, 3YO gelding by Hold Me Back – Cupids Revenge ($67,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; B- Bobby Grayson) Won $120,805 Oceanside S. on July 18 at Del Mar (career 8-3-1-0, $154,290) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff and Bob Grayson Jr. B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff
SKY WRITER, 3YO gelding by Sky Mesa – Double Harbor ($37,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; $30,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won $105,800 Snack S. on July 18 at Indiana Grand (career 9-3-2-2, $128,051) O- Mast Thoroughbreds; B- Deann Baer, Greg Baer DVM & Tommy Wente (IN); T- Robert Gorham
SIRENUSA, 4YO filly by Tiznow – Spun Silver ($105,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; B- Barry & Joni Butzow) Won $100,000 TaWee S. on July 19 at Indiana Grand (career 5-4-1-0, $178,400) O- Barry & Joni Butzow; B- Richard Snyder & Connie Snyder (KY); T- Joe Sharp
FIELDER, 4YO gelding by Sidney’s Candy – Karakorum Fugitive ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock; Consignor- Darby Dan, agent for HnR Nothhaft Horseracing; $180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds; Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) Won$100,000 Marshall Jenney S. on 7/21 at Parx (career 13-5-2-2, $205,744) O- Waldorf Racing Stables; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T-Marya Montoya
FAHAN MURA, 4YO filly by English Channel – Celtic Cross ($90,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Charlton [Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott], agent; B- Jerry Crawford for Donegal Racing) Won $82,125 Osinitas S. on July 20 at Del Mar (career 18-7-1-3, $232,590) O- Bran Jam Stable & David W. Clark; B- Michael J. Moran (PA); T- Vladimir Cerin
SPHENE, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Cherokee Jewel ($15,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Judge Lanier Racing) Won $70,000 Charles Taylor Derby on July 21 at Albuquerque (career 7-3-1-0, $107,500) O- Judge Lanier Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Miguel Hernandez
TAYLOR’S SPIRIT, 2YO filly by Algorithms – Spirit Rising ($37,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling; Consignor- Penn Sales, agent for David Lickhalter) Won $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie S. on July 20 at Prairie Meadows (career 2-2-0-0, $57,480) O- Mark Norman and Norman Stables; B- David Lickhalter (KY); T- Scott Geiner
THE GRAY DEHERE, 2YO colt by Graydar – Lil Red Cozette ($12,000, 2017 Sept Yearling; Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- J.R. Caldwell, agent) Won $63,700 Prairie Gold Juvenile S. on July 20 at Prairie Meadows (career 3-2-1-0, $57,020) O-Penn Family Racing, J.R. Caldwell & Kevin Clifton; T- J.R. Caldwell
ALLIFORD BAY, 4YO filly by City Zip – Valentine Fever ($65,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock; Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Candy Meadows) Won $54,250 California Governor’s Cup H. on July 21 at Sacramento (career 12-7-1-1, $192,247) O- Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Blaine Wright
MAJESTIC AFFAIR, 6YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Blumin Beauty ($42,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock; Consignor- Forbush Farm, agent) Won $50,000 Good Lord S. on July 22 at Ellis Park (career 20-9-4-1, $541,857) O- Thomas Coleman, Doheny Racing Stable & Madaket Stables; B- Doug Oliver (KY); T- Brad Cox
PRINCESSOF THE NYL, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Arabisini ($37,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling; Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) Won $50,000 Washington Oaks on July 22 at Emerald Downs (career 11-2-3-3, $123,799) O- Muddy Waters Stables; B- Guy Snowden & Diane Sowden (KY); T- Mike Puhich
NORTHWEST FACTOR, 2YO filly by The Factor – East Side Charley ($32,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won $54,000 Angie C S. on 7/15 at Emerald Downs (career 4-1-2-1, $39,545) O- How We Roll #4; B- Watershed Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Bullock
TOP QUALITY, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Lemon Bay ($280,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) Won $50,000 Boeing S. on 7/15 at Emerald Downs (career 10-4-1-2, $118,479) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY); T- Blaine Wright
TROOPER JOHN, 4YO gelding by Colonel John – Shouldn’t We All ($3,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Walnut Green, agent for the Dispersal of Smart Angle; B- Oak Point Farm) Won $38,035 Don Getty H. on July 21 at Northlands Park (career 15-8-5-2, $212,854) O- Riversedge Racing Stables; B- Smart Angle (PA); T- Tim Rycroft