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Keeneland-Sold Champions Good Magic, Unique Bella & Roy H Favored in Breeders’ Cup Challenge Stakes this Weekend

July 27, 2018

Thirty-nine Keeneland sales graduates highlight North American graded stakes company this weekend, led by Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” events at Del Mar and Monmouth.

Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates and champions Good MagicUnique Bella and Roy H are the morning-line favorites in their respective Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, each awarding to the winner an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2-3.

Champion 2-year-old male Good Magic, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland, is the early favorite for the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth, a Challenge race for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). At Del Mar, four of the six fillies and mares entered in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) are Keeneland sales graduates, topped by champion female sprinter and multiple Grade 1 winner Unique Bella, all seeking a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). Also at Del Mar, champion male sprinter Roy H is the favored in the Bing Crosby (G1), a Challenge race for the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Among the other prominent Keeneland sales graduates in the Bing Crosby field are American Anthem, winner of the San Carlos (G2) at Santa Anita in June, and Grade 3-placed American Pastime.   

Keeneland sales graduates dominate entries for the Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga, including Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2) winner Vino Rosso; Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance and multiple Grade 3 winner Flameaway. On the same race card, the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) features Switzerland, winner of his last four starts, most recently the Maryland Sprint (G3) on Preakness Day at Pimlico; Commonwealth (G3) winner Warrior’s Club and graded stakes-placed Petrov and Mr. Crow.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SWITZERLAND, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Czechers ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Fairwinter Farm; $175,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- McKathan Bros.) O- Woodford Racing; B- Branch Family Trust (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PETROV, 4YO colt by Flatter – Saracina ($25,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Two Creeks Partners; $55,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Rialto Racing Stables, Ron Moquett & Head of Plains Partners; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Ron Moquett

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 4YO colt by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

MR. CROW, 4YO colt by Tapizar – Black Chocolate ($12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbreds Champion Training Center) O- KRA Stud Farm; B- Avalon Farms & Scott Swaim (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

BING CROSBY S. (G1), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

ANNIE’S CANDY, 5YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Wildcat Princess ($52,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Selt Hill Bloodstock; $55,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Oak Lodge USA, agent) O- Scott Herbertson; B- FirstCorp Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ari Herbertson

AMERICAN PASTIME, 4YO colt by Tapizar – Ryan’s Inheritance ($135,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Robert B. Hess Jr.) O- Judith Huarte, Bert Lane, Mike Mowrey, Jan Steeper & Gary Woods; B- Glendalough (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

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

AMERICAN ANTHEM, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Indy’s Windy ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- E.J. Stable) O- WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, SF Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

STONE HANDS, 4YO colt by Tapizar – Honeycomb Gus ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- John & Bev Passerello (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

FLAMEAWAY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

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

VINO ROSSO, 3YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias, J.J. Crupi, agent) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BOWLING GREEN H. (G2), Saratoga, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CHANNEL MAKER, 4YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

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 America; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

AMSTERDAM S. (G3), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs

BARRY LEE, 3YO colt by Violence – Light of a Star ($210,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $220,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Sagamore Farm & Papason Stables; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- Horacio DePaz

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

ENGAGE, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Nefertiti ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Rat Pack Farm) O- Woodford Racing; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

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 

SUNDAY, JULY 29

HASKELL INVITATIONAL (G1), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

LONE SAILOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

ROAMING UNION, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Double Gelato ($12,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- George E. Hall) O- George E. Hall; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & W. S. Farish (KY); T- Kelly Breen

GOOD MAGIC, 3YO colt by Curlin – Glinda the Good ($1 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- e 5 Racing, Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Chad Brown

CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

BERNINA STAR, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Date to Remember ($300,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Jim Cassidy

UNIQUE BELLA, 4YO filly by Tapit – Unrivaled Belle ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corporation) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

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

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

ROYAL NORTH S. (G2), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

CORPS DE BALLET, 5YO mare by Speightstown – Private Banking (FR) ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- Ron McCauley & Abbondanza Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing; B- Arnold Zetcher (KY); T- Richard Baltas

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

SMILING CAUSEWAY, 4YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Shandra Smiles ($400,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Audley Farm Equine) O- Audley Farm Stable; B- Dr. Rodney Orr (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

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

SHUVEE H. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & 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- China Horse Club International, Madaket Stables & Mathis Stable; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PACIFIC WIND, 4YO filly by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Chad Brown

OCEANPORT S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

DOVER CLIFFS, 4YO colt by English Channel – Dreams ($37,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O/B- Robert S. Evans; T- J. Kent Sweezey

MO MAVERICK, 4YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lemon Splendor ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- R.A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables; B- Gentry Stable (NY); T- George Weaver

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

WINSTAR MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

CON TE PARTIRO, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Temple Street ($130,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Wesley Ward

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

PARTY BOAT, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Pavati ($52,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt; $100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Webb Carroll Training Center) O- Hope Jones; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

MOLLY PITCHER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

DIVINE MISS GREY, 4YO filly by Divine Park – Seattle Grey ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Corms Racing Stable & R. A. Hill Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Danny Gargan

BERNED, 4YO filly by Bernardini – First Passage ($550,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, Robert Masiello & Chris Larsen; B- AR Enterprises (KY); T- H. Graham Motion