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September Sale Graduates Sergei Prokofiev, Gossamer Wings and So Perfect Lead Entries for Keeneland Phoenix at the Curragh

August 10, 2018

Keeneland 2017 September Yearling Sale graduates Sergei ProkofievGossamer Wings and So Perfect, stablemates from the powerful yard of trainer Aidan O’Brien, headline entries for the Keeneland Phoenix (G1) at the Curragh on Sunday.

So Perfect comes into the Keeneland Phoenix off a win in the Grangecon Stud (Balanchine) (G3) at the Curragh in July. Sergei Prokofiev finished third in the Coventry (G2) and Gossamer Wings ran second in the Queen Mary (G2), both at Royal Ascot.   

Keeneland is represented by 42 sales graduates competing in grade/group stakes across North America and in Ireland this weekend, led by multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero, who is cross-entered in the Arlington Million (G1) and Fourstardave (G1) at Saratoga. Graded stakes winner Money Multiplier, a close second in the United Nations (G1) at Belmont in his last start, seeks a berth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs with a win in the Arlington Million. On the Arlington Million undercard, multiple graded stakes winner Analyze It, runner-up in last month’s Belmont Derby Invitational (G1), tops the field in the Secretariat (G1).

Keeneland sales graduates also stand out among the talented juveniles stepping up into graded stakes company. Lyrical Lady, a 5¾-length winner of her career debut last month at Saratoga, is the morning-line favorite in the Adirondack (G2). Mason Dixon and Sparky Ville, the latter carrying highweight of 120 pounds, highlight the field for the Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar. On Sunday, maiden winners Meade and Stage Left go postward in the Saratoga Special (G2).  

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

ARLINGTON MILLION (G1), Arlington Park, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

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

TWENTY FOUR SEVEN, 5YO gelding by City Zip – Here Comes Amelia (RNA, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent) O- Midwest Thoroughbreds; B- Richard Maynard (KY); T- Roger Brueggemann

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

 

SECRETARIAT S. (G1), Arlington Park, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs

BANDUA, 3YO colt by The Factor – If Angels Sang ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calumet) O- Calumet Farm; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Dermot Weld

CARRICK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – How Far to Heaven ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Thomas Morley

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

UNTAMED DOMAIN, 3YO colt by Animal Kingdom – Ciao ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

ANALYZE IT, 3YO colt by Point of Entry – Sweet Assay ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- William H. Lawrence; B- P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

FOURSTARDAVE H. (G1), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

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

MADE YOU LOOK, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Night and Day ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys) O- Three Chimneys Farm; B- Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY); T- Chad Brown 

 

ADIRONDACK S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

MUCHO AMOR, 2YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Raucous Lady ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Hal Hatch, agent) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Ed Few (KY); T- Wesley Ward

LYRICAL LADY, 2YO filly by More Than Ready – La Song ($77,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- Centaur Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

BEST PAL S. (G2), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

SYNTHESIS, 2YO ridgling by First Samurai – Trust in Hope ($16,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Madaket Stables, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- Catherine Zoc (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

MASON DIXON, 2YO colt by Union Rags – Katerbug ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Great Friends Stable, Steve Hornstock, Steven Keh, Jay Oringer & Pappas Horse Racing; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

SPARKY VILLE, 2YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lorelei K ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Del Secco; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

 

PUCKER UP S. (G3), Arlington Park, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

DARK ARTIST, 3YO filly by Paynter – Ominous Cat ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Goodwood Racing) O- Goodwood Racing; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jane Cibelli

PAMINA, 3YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Pamona Ball ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Augustin Stable; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Michael Dickinson

COSMIC BURST, 3YO filly by Violence – Peggy Ring ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Norma Lee Stockseth) O- Norma Lee Stockseth & Todd Dunn; B- Pewter Stable (PA); T- Donnie Von Hemel

DIAMONDCOAT, 3YO filly by Gemologist – Rockford Peach ($2,200, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Sista Stable) O- Lynn & Lola Cash; B- Briland Farm, Robert & Stacy Mitchell (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder

A. A. AZULA’S ARCH, 3YO filly by Arch – Song of Solomon ($35,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr.) O- A & A Farms; B- Fox Hill Farms (KY); T- Kevin Attard

DEADLINE, 3YO filly by Flat Out – Decorator ($16,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent;; Buyer- Morgan’s Ford Farm) O- Walking L Thoroughbreds; B- Malibu Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

 

KEENELAND PHOENIX S. (G1), Curragh, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

SERGEI PROKOFIEV, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Orchard Beach ($1.1 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Aidan O’Brien

GOSSAMER WINGS, 2YO filly by Scat Daddy – Lavender Baby ($500,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michel Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs. John Magnier; B- Mrs. O. M. Patrick (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

SO PERFECT, 2YO filly by Scatt Daddy – Hopeoverexperience ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

 

SARATOGA SPECIAL (PRESENTED BY COORS LIGHT) (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 2YOs

MEADE, 2YO colt by 2YO colt by Street Sense – Defy Gravity ($150,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- St Elias Stable & MeB Racing Stables; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

STAGE LEFT, 2YO colt by 2YO gelding by Congrats – Diva Delite ($15,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Wesley Ward) O- Ray Sainz; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Wesley Ward

 

LONGACRES MILE (G3), Emerald Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

ALERT BAY, 7YO gelding by City Zip – Hickory (CHI) ($65,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- ARB, agent; $42,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent) O- Peter Redekop; B- Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod (CA); T- Blaine Wright

BARKLEY, 5YO horse by Munnings – Numero d’Oro ($21,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Vicki Potter) O- Rising Star Stable; B- Candy Meadows (KY); T- Howard Belvoir

CONQUEST WINDYCITY, 5YO horse by Tiznow – Lasting Appeal ($65,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- DARRS) O- David Staudacher; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

OH MARVELOUS ME, 6YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Morakami ($19,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Todd & Shawn Hansen; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Victoria Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Blaine Wright

 

WAYA S. (G3), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

HOMELAND SECURITY, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Forever Beautiful ($240,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Man O War Farm, agent, Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners; $220,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Reiko Baum & Michael Baum (KY); T- Chad Brown

TRICKY ESCAPE, 5YO mare by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby

SEAGRAM CUP (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & 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

FLORIDA WON, 7YO gelding by Birdstone – Grand Portege ($385,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- Bruno Schickedanz; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Norman McKnight

SHAKHIMAT, 5YO gelding by Lonhro (AUS) – Reggae Rose ($80,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Dan Gale, Roger Attfield & William Werner; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Roger Attfield      

 

RANCHO BERNARDO H. (G3), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & 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

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

ANONYMITY, 4YO filly by Tapit – Stormy Sunday ($600,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Kendall Hansen (KY); T- Richard Mandella

DEER VALLEY, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Cat’s Fair ($340,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Tom Proctor

 

GROUPIE DOLL (G3), Ellis Park, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up, F&M

SENSE OF BRAVERY, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Brave Michelle ($180,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Garland Williamson) O- Hillsbrook Farm; B- Vincent Colbert (KY); T- Brad Cox

CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Coral Sun ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Seiler Racing) O- Six Column Stables, Randy Bloch, J. Seiler, F. Merritt & D. Hall; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

HONEY BUNNY, 4YO filly by Tapizar – Sennockian Storm ($82,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Martin Racing Stable) O- Hooties Racing, WSS Consulting & Brent Gasaway; B- Frederick Allor & Michael Barnett (KY); T- John Alexander Ortiz

DORODANSA, 5YO mare by Bellamy Road – Fiery Dancer ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Steven & Brandi Nicholson; B- Centaur Farms (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder