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40 Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased in Derby Weekend Graded Stakes

May 6, 2022

Forty graduates of Keeneland sales, including 10 set to compete in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve, are entered in graded stakes at Churchill Downs, Belmont, Santa Anita and Woodbine this weekend.  

Two September Yearling Sale graduates – Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Zandon and Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Epicenter – are the first and second choice, respectively, in the morning line. 

Keeneland sales have produced 23 Kentucky Derby winners, including four of the past six: champion Nyquist(2016), Always Dreaming (2017), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018) and Authentic (2020). Justify and Authentic both were named Horse of the Year.

Among the highlights on the Kentucky Derby undercard is the rematch of Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Aloha West and 2021 champion male sprinter Jackie’s Warrior in the Churchill Downs (G1) Presented by Ford. 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

KENTUCKY DERBY (G1) PRESENTED BY WOODFORD RESERVE, Churchill Downs, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs

MO DONEGAL, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Callingmissbrown ($250,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; & Repole Stable B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HAPPY JACK, 3YO colt by Oxbow – Tapistry (2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) O/B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill 

EPICENTER, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Silent Candy ($260,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SUMMER IS TOMORROW, 3YO colt by Summer Front – Always Tomorrow ($25,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Magna Carta; $14,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent) O- Michael Hilary & Negar Burke; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Bhupat Seemar

SMILE HAPPY, 3YO colt by Runhappy – Pleasant Smile ($175,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Moreau Bloodstock Int’l; Buyer- Cooper Bloodstock) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Moreau Bloodstock Int’l & White Bloodstock (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

ZANDON, 3YO colt by Upstart – Memories Prevail ($170,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Jeff Drown; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Chad Brown

PIONEER OF MEDINA, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Lights of Medina ($485,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Sumaya US Stable; B- International Equities Holding (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SIMPLIFICATION, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Simply Confection ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Tami Bobo & Tristan De Meric; B- France & Irwin Weiner (FL); T- Antonio Sano

BARBER ROAD, 3YO colt by Race Day – Encounter ($15,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Susan Forrester, agent; Buyer- Long Lick Bloodstock) O- WSS Racing; B- Susan Forrester & Judy Curry (KY); T- John Ortiz

TAWNY PORT, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Livi Makenzie ($430,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent; Buyer- John Fort) O- Peachtree Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

ETHEREAL ROAD (SCRATCHED), 3YO colt by Quality Road – Sustained ($90,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Wingardium Leviosa) O- Julie Gilbert & Aaron Sones; B- Paul Pompa Jr. (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

RATTLE N ROLL (AE) (SCRATECHED), 3YO colt by Connect – Jazz Tune ($55,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Rexy Bloodstock; $210,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- St. Simon Place (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

 

OLD FORESTER BOURBON TURF CLASSIC S. (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

BIZZEE CHANNEL, 6YO gelding by English Channel – Bizzee Mizzee ($19,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St George Sales, agent) O- Patricia’s Hope; B- Bilbrey Farms (KY); T- Larry Rivelli

 

DERBY CITY DISTAFF S. (G1) PRESENTED BY KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY, Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

LADY ROCKET, 5YO mare by Tale of the Cat – Allons Danser ($27,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- The Acorn) O- Frank Fletcher Racing & Ten Strike Racing; B- La Ciega & Tale of the Cat Syndicate (KY); T- Brad Cox

CENTER AISLE, 5YO mare by Into Mischief – Specification ($165,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Rocco Bloodstock; $450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent) O- OXO Equine; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- Paulo Lobo

EDGEWAY, 4YO mare by Competitive Edge – Magical Solution ($35,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Erich Brehm) O- Hronis Racing; B- Pope McLean, Valerie & David Blethen (KY); T- John Sadler 

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS S. (G1) PRESENTED BY FORD, Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

ALOHA WEST, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Island Bound ($160,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Robert Manfuso & Katherine Voss (MD); T- Wayne Catalano

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SIR ALFRED JAMES, 6YO gelding by Munnings – Super Phoebe ($17,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; $27,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent) O- Built Wright Stables; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Norman Cash

 

CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

FLOWER POINT, 6YO mare by Point of Entry – Fab Flowers ($35,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Steve Feiger; T- Shug McGaughey

MONA STELLA, 4YO filly by Will Take Charge – Divine Trick ($10,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Randy Williams) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone & Patrick Biancone; B- Bridlewood Farm (FL); T- Patrick Biancone

ABSCOND, 5YO mare by Blame – Solitary Life ($35,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Jerry Romans Jr.; $90,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lisa & Tim Turney, agent; Buyer- Apogee Bloodstock) O- Apogee Racing; B- Michael Niall (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

PAT DAY MILE S. (G2) PRESENTED BY LG&E AND KU, Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

MAJOR GENERAL, 3YO colt by Constitution – No Mo Lemons ($265,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $420,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm & Siena Farm; B- Circular Road Breeders (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

TRADEMARK, 3YO gelding by Upstart – Creative Trick ($37,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Rosetown Bloodstock; $42,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- BBN Racing) O- BBN Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

HOWLING TIME, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Werewolf ($200,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- Springhouse Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

KAVOD, 3YO colt by Lea – Weekend Connection ($3,500, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Will Win Stables) O- Black Hawk Stable & Mach 1 Racing; B- Steve Grant (KY); T- Chris Hartman

O CAPTAIN, 3YO colt by Carpe Diem – Mama Nadine ($17,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- OGMA Investments, Michael & Jules Iavarone, Marquee Bloodstock & Jack Hardin Towell Jr.; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

 

AMERICAN TURF S. (G2) PRESENTED BY BMW, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

SMOKIN’ T, 3YO colt by War Front – Wine Princess ($295,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- DATTT Stable; T- Shug McGaughey 

MAIN EVENT, 3YO colt by Bernardini – Total Knockout ($50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Harrell Ventures; B- Godolphin, Eric & Elizabeth Buckley (KY); T- George Weaver

RED DANGER, 3YO colt by Orb – Forget It ($17,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Taproot Bloodstock) O- Silverton Hill; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch

STOLEN BASE, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Running Wild ($335,000, 2021 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Maker, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm & Deuce Greathouse; B- Peter Blum (KY); T- Mike Maker

COINAGE, 3YO colt by Tapit – Bar of Gold ($450,000 RNA to Sale, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sequel New York, agent; Buyer- D J Stable) O- DJ Stable, Chester Broman Sr. & Mary Broman; B- Chester & Mary Broman (NY); T- Mark Casse

DOWAGIAC CHIEF, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Jahwhol ($100,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Magna Carta Bloodstock; $110,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Mike McLoughlin) O- Michael McLoughlin; B- Henley, Henley, Gray, Gray & Gray (KY); T- Tom Amoss

 

SHEEPSHEAD BAY S. (G2), Belmont, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

MIA MARTINA, 4YO filly by Not This Time – Proud and Charming ($2,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Gianni Fittipaldi; B- CESA Farm (FL); T- Graham Motion

 

FORT MARCH S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

GLYNN COUNTY, 5YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Quad Tens ($45,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mike Maker

KING CAUSE, 7YO gelding by Creative Cause – Street Mate ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Parrish Farms) O- Nice Guys Stable; B- Bret Jones (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

SOUND MONEY, 4YO colt by Flatter – Vegas Trip ($200,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- De Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Lannister Holdings & Glidawn Stud (KY); T- Chad Brown

INFORMATIVE, 5YO horse by Bodemeister – Lucky Black ($15,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Rivers Stables) O/T- Uriah St. Lewis; B- Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic (KY)

 

SENORITA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

STERLING CREST (IRE), 3YO filly by No Nay Never – Tamazug (GB) ($135,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Meah/Lloyd Bloodstock, agent) O- Calvin Nguyen & Joey Tran; B- Longueville Bloodstock (IRE); T- Richard Baltas

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8

RUFFIAN S. (G2), Belmont, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up, F&M

LADY ROCKET, 5YO mare by Tale of the Cat – Allons Danser ($27,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- The Acorn) O- Frank Fletcher Racing & Ten Strike Racing; B- La Ciega & Tale of the Cat Syndicate (KY); T- Brad Cox

SEARCH RESULTS, 4YO filly by Flatter – Co Cola ($310,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

WHIMSICAL S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M 

DIRTY DANGLE, 4YO filly by Not This Time – Chambray ($8,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- J. R. Racing Stables) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Gary Barber; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Mark Casse

MILLENNIUM FORCE, 5YO mare by Declaration of War – Sister Kate ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent) O- TEC Racing; B- Huntington Stud Farm (ON); T- Martin Drexler