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Keeneland September Sale Graduates City of Light, Accelerate Headline Gold Cup at Santa Anita

May 25, 2018

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates City of Light and Accelerate, 1-2 finishers in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) last month, renew their rivalry in the  Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on Saturday. Accelerate carries high weight of 125 pounds in the Gold Cup following wins in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and San Pasqual (G2) earlier this year. City of Light seeks his fourth consecutive graded stakes win in the Gold Cup, having captured the Malibu (G1) and Triple Bend (G1) in addition to the Oaklawn Handicap.

Graded stakes winners Midnight Crossing (IRE) and Mopotism, both graduates of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, highlight entries for the Gamely (G1) on the same card at Santa Anita.

Among the other prominent sales graduates competing this weekend is Grade 2 winner Gigantic Breeze, who makes his 2018 debut as the highweight in the Eclipse (G2) at Woodbine. Meanwhile, graded stakes winners Money MultiplierDivisidero and Frostmourne are featured in the Monmouth (G2).

SATURDAY, MAY 26

GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

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

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

CITY OF LIGHT, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Paris Notion ($710,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Walnut Green) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

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

GAMELY S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

MIDNIGHT CROSSING (IRE), 5YO mare by Dark Angel (IRE) – Line Ahead (IRE) ($240,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom & Geraldine Molan (IRE); T- Richard Baltas

MOPOTISM, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

MONMOUTH S. (G2), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

MONEY MULTIPLIER, 6YO ridgling by Lookin At Lucky – Intensify ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Wark Bloodstock; $260,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Al Shahania Stud; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

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

DOCTOR MOUNTY, 5YO horse by Street Sense – On a Roll ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Never Forever Stable) O- Larry Pratt & Dave Alden; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Vicki Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

FROSTMOURNE, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

ECLIPSE S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

GIGANTIC BREEZE, 5YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Dixie and a Breeze ($60,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Hopefield Farm; B- Stan Dodson (ON); T- Alexander McPherson

SIR DUDLEY DIGGES, 5YO horse by Gio Ponti – My Pal Lana ($72,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Castleton Lyons; $110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Julio Rada, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON); T- Michael Maker

ARLINGTON CLASSIC (G3), Arlington, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

THE MONEY DANCE, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Whistlin’ Jean ($23,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Penny Lauer; B- Michael & Penny Lauer (IN); T- Michael Lauer

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – La Suena ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Hartley/De Renzo) O- Spendthrift Farm & Town & Country Racing; B- William Graham (ON); T- Al Stall Jr.

EZMOSH, 3YO colt by Tizway – Eagle Island ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sobhy Sonbol) O- Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing & Zayat Stables; B- Scott & Lanae Pierce (OK); T- Brad Cox

CUESTION DE TIEMPO, 3YO colt by The Factor – Sayedah (IRE) ($80,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- First Finds; $80,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Secure Investments & I. C. Racing; B- Rhinestone Bloodstock (KY); T- Ignacio Correas IV

PONT DU GARD, 3YO colt by Liaison – Mi Isabella ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Wimborne Farm; B- Cypress Bend Farm (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV

WILDSCORE, 3YO gelding by Tiz Wonderful – One Hip Wonder ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Al & Bill Ulwelling; B- Center Hills Farm (OK); T- Gary Scherer

PAPA RIZZO, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Flock of Doves ($12,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Victory Stable; B- Pursuit of Success (KY); T- Hugo Rodriguez

WINNING COLORS S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

TREBLE, 4YO filly by Macho Uno – Yolanda B. Too ($9,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Jeremy Harlow; $50,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Next Question Enterprises) O- Rialto Racing Stables & Southern Springs Stables; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- Ron Moquett

GOLDEN DOMER, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Golden Sunray ($40,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Greg Ramsby; B- William Betz & Peter Lamantia (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

SALVATOR MILE S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

PAPA ZULU, 5YO horse by Broken Vow – Page Dancer ($35,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- C. Kidder, N. Cole & B. Kidder (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

CHIP LEADER, 6YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Anchorage ($180,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Derrick Smith; B- Dr. Christoph Berglar (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

INDIAN GUIDE, 7YO gelding by Cowboy Cal – Awesome Lass ($45,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Marette Farrell, agent) O- John Fanelli; B- Spring Farm (ON); T- Mario Serey Jr.

GREAT STUFF, 6YO horse by Quality Road – Sumptuous ($185,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- A. Stevens Miles Jr.; $145,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Glasscock Financial Services) O- Bruce Golden Racing & David Jacobson; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- David Jacobson

SUNDAY, MAY 27

NASSAU S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

JENNIFER LYNNETTE, 5YO mare by Elusive Quality – Lynnette ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Conrad Farms) O- Conrad Farms; B- Christine Katherine Hayden (ON); T- Mark Casse

GIANNA’S DREAM, 5YO mare by Twirling Candy – Untamed Beauty ($38,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales/Millennium Farms, agent; Buyer- Synergy Thoroughbred Group) O- Jordan Wycoff; B- Center Hills Farm & Randy Blair (OK); T- Michael Maker

LONE STAR PARK H. (G3), Lone Star, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SOUTH BEACH, 4YO colt by Tapit – Bethan ($1.2 million RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Woodford Racing & Robert LaPenta; B- Sienna Farms (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

DESERT STORMER S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

CUYATHY, 5YO mare by Congrats – Dance Darling ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Cuyathy) O- Cuyathy; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- William Morey

CLASSY TUNE, 4YO filly by Maclean’s Music – Southern Swing ($80,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- TNIP LLC; B- Hunter Valley Farm & Taylor Gulley (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

YUVETSI, 4YO filly by Bodemeister – Mother Ruth ($180,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $420,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Frankfort Park Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.