Keeneland sales graduates and multiple graded stakes winners Bowies Hero and Om top a strong field seeking a berth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) in Monday’s Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. Bowies Hero is making his first start since winning the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) at Santa Anita in March. Om won the Thunder Road (G3) at Santa Anita in February. Among the other prominent sales graduates in the Shoemaker Mile are Grade 3 winner Pavel and Next Shares, second by a half-length to Bowies Hero in the Kilroe Mile.
MONDAY, MAY 28
SHOEMAKER MILE (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up
OM, 6YO horse by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- Sareen Family Trust; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & William S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Dan Hendricks
BOWIES HERO, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
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
COLONIST, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – She Cat ($300,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Springland Farm & HKN (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer
NEXT SHARES, 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Christopher Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas
MONROVIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M
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
ALL AMERICAN S. (G3), Golden Gate, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up
THE LIEUTENANT, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy
CONQUEST COBRA, 6YO gelding by Pioneerof the Nile – Stateliness ($57,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) O- Horseplayer Racing Club; B- McKathan Bros (FL); T- Tim McCanna
PERFECTLY MAJESTIC, 6YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Skatesheba (FR) ($32,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Schroeder Farms; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Robert Hess Jr.
TAIMA THE HAWK, 5YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Beauty’s Due ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Mary Tucker; B- Celebre Investments (KY); T- Samuel Calvario