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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Solomini, Magnum Moon Favored in Grade 2 Rebel

March 16, 2018

Keeneland sales alumni are the early favorites for Saturday’s preps on the 2018 Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Eight of the 11 sophomores entered in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn went through the sales ring at Keeneland, led by morning-line favorite and Grade 1 stakes-placed Solomini, who is making his 2018 debut. The Rebel also features the stakes debut ofMagnum Moon, undefeated in two career races, and Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance.

Seven Keeneland sales alumni seek Derby points in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) (formerly the Spiral) at Turfway. They include early favorites Hazit, second in an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs in his season debut, and Ride a Comet, a half-brother to 2017 Belmont (G1) winner Tapwrit and winner of his last two starts at Fair Grounds. Keeneland sales also are represented in the Turfway stakes by John Battaglia Memorial winner Magicalmeister and Grey (G3) winner Archaggelos, a half-brother to 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness (G1) winner and champion Big Brown. 

Bet She Wins and Go Noni Go, both sold at Keeneland’s 2015 November Breeding Stock Sale, headline the DRF Bets Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.

Keeneland sales graduates comprise eight of the 10 fillies and mares entered in the Santa Margarita (G1) at Santa Anita, among them Mopotism and Mended, 1-2 in the La Canada (G2); multiple graded stakes winner Fault, who captured the Buena Vista (G2) in her last start; and Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes winner Bishop’s Pond.  

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

SANTA MARGARITA S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

TURKISH TABBY, 5YO mare by Eskendereya – Miss Stonestreet ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Solis & Litt) O- KMN Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

MENDED, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Fair and Square ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Islewood Ranch) O- Troy & Maritza Onorata; B- Sheltowee Farm, Mariah Thoroughbreds & Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Martin

DALSAROS, 5YO mare by Unbridled’s Song – Ask the Moon ($200,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- Keith Brackpool; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Carla Gaines

MISTRESSOFTHENIGHT, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Ringmistress ($23,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- James Spicer) O- Beerman Family Trust, Greg Hall & Sayjay Racing; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Richard Baltas

BISHOP’S POND, 6YO mare by Curlin – More for Me ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Hell Pony LLC) O- Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables & The Elkstone Group; B- Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kaster (KY); T- Jason Servis

ECCENTRIC SPINSTER, 4YO filly by Distorted Humor – All Star Heart ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Jerry Hollendorfer) O- Dan Hoefflin, Jerry Hollendorfer & George Todaro; B- Stonetreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

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

FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Charming N Lovable ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Klaravich Stable) O- Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

REBEL S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

SOLOMINI, 3YO colt by Curlin – Surf Song ($270,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Glenna Sayler DVM (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MAGNUM MOON, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Dazzling Song ($380,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Robert & Lawana Low) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PRYOR, 3YO colt by Paynter – Awesome Humor ($60,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Paul Sharp, agent) O- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Ron Moquett

SPORTING CHANCE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Wynning Ride ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Lapis Bloodstock; $575,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- William Mack/Robert Baker) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Hunter Valley (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

HIGH NORTH, 3YO colt by Midnight Lute – Spacy Tracy ($230,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Mercedes Stable (KY); T- Brad Cox

ZING ZANG, 3YO colt by Tapit – Jet Away ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jackpot Ranch) O- Jackpot Ranch; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

COMBATANT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BODE’S MAKER, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Romantic Frolic ($60,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Keene Thoroughbreds; B- Stride Rite Racing (KY); T- Allen Milligan

AZERI S. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

SANDY’S SURPRISE, 4YO filly by Drosselmeyer – Sandi’s Ready ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Hal Fullerton) O- STD Racing Stable, John Fuller & Neil Haymes; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

INSIDE INFORMATION S. (G2), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

IVY BELL, 5YO mare by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) O- Mathis Stable & Madaket Stables; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

JUST BE KIND, 4YO filly by Sky Mesa – Pretty Valentine ($31,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Rick Mah, Jos Lur, RBRS) O/T- Reade Baker; B- John C. Oxley (KY)

BLUE COLLAR, 4YO filly by Majestic Warrior – Ushuaia ($27,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $125,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent, Buyer- Eddie Kenneally, agent) O- Damara Farm; B- William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

RICH MOMMY, 4YO filly by Algorithms – Woodford Girl ($7,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Winds of Change Racing Stable; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Victor Barboza Jr.

JEFF RUBY STEAKS S. (G3), Turfway, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

ARCHAGGELOS, 3YO colt by Temple City – Mien ($200,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Monticule) O/B- Monticule; T- Michael Dickinson

MAGICALMEISTER, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Invitation ($95,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ashwood Bloodstock) O- Christopher Meyer, Stanley Ichiro Uragami & James Chapman; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- James Chapman 

HAZIT, 3YO colt by War Front – Rumor ($175,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Magnier, Tabor & Smith; B- Raydelz Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BLENDED CITIZEN, 3YO colt by Proud Citizen – Langara Lass ($57,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Greg Hall & Sayjay Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DREAMER’S POINT, 3YO gelding by Shackleford – Mondenschein ($65,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent) O- Six Column Stables, Randy Bloch & John Seiler; B- Lantern Hill Farm, Bloch Racing, Seiler Racing & Traits (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

ZANESVILLE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Scandalous Song ($90,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent) O/B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Tom Amoss

RIDE A COMET, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Appealing Zophie ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- John C. Oxley & My Meadowview Farm; B- My Meadowview Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

DRF BETS BOURBONETTE OAKS (G3), Turfway, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

CLASSY MUSIC, 3YO filly by Maclean’s Music – Class Above ($165,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

QUEEN’S FATE, 3YO filly by Artie Schiller – Shukriya ($15,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Sharon Biamonte) O- Maxis Stable & Michael Maker; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Michael Maker

MAUK’S TUFF, 3YO filly by Overanalyze – Crocodile Tuff ($30,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Mauk One) O- Mauk One Racing Stable; B- Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- William Mauk

MO FLASH, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Super Flash ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Delray Enterprises) O- Quintessential Racing; B- Susan Chu (KY); T- Mark Casse

BET SHE WINS, 3YO filly by First Samurai – Spring Eclipse ($125,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds & Michael Valdez) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Chris Block

GO NONI GO, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Lady Larkspur ($1,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- A. P. Racing) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- David Hager II (KY); T- Michael Maker

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

SANTA ANA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Charming N Lovable ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Klaravich Stable) O- Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MAJESTIC ANGEL, 5YO mare by Majestic Warrior – R Charlie’s Angel ($14,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $20,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Jerry Jamgotchian; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Eric Reed

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

SASSY LITTLE LILA, 5YO mare by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Jeff Drown & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Richard Mandella