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55+ Keeneland Sales Graduates Featured in Weekend Graded Stakes

October 1, 2021

More than 55 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes during an action-packed weekend of racing across North America. 

Highlights include four Grade 1 juvenile stakes with berths in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Presented by TAA and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on the line as “Win & You’re In” races. 

Among those seeking a Grade 1 win and an automatic spot in the Juvenile are Wit, a winner in two of three career races including the Sanford (G3), in the Champagne (G1) at Belmont, along with Corniche and Rockefeller, both career debut winners, in the American Pharoah (G1) at Santa Anita.

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Echo Zulu tops the field for the Frizette (G1) at Belmont, a Challenge race for the Juvenile Fillies. At Santa Anita, impressive debut winner Ain’t Easy is looking to punch her ticket to the Juvenile Fillies with a win in the Chandelier (G1).

Other notable Keeneland sales graduates competing this weekend are: multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor in the Woodward (G1) at Belmont; United, who defends his title in the John Henry Turf Championship (G2) at Santa Anita, and Knicks Go, a multiple Grade 1 winner and earner of more than $5.3 million who makes his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup in the Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

AMERICAN PHAROAH S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YOs

CORNICHE, 2YO colt by Quality Road – Wasted Tears ($385,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings, agent) O- Speedway Stables; B- Bart Evans & Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Bob Baffert

OVIATT CLASS, 2YO colt by Bernardini – Occasionally ($37,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Morgan’s Ford Farm, Buyer- Wayne & Susie Chatfield-Taylor; $60,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- DC Racing) O- James Downey; B- Godolphin & Morgan’s Ford Farm (VA); T- Keith Desormeaux

ROCKEFELLER, 2YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Dance to Bristol ($750,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine Donovan, Golconda Stables & Siena Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

CHANDELIER S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YO Fillies

AIN’T EASY, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Ameristralia (AUS) ($400,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Joey Platts) O- Old Bones Racing Stable, Michael Lombardi & Joey Platts; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

DANCE TO THE MUSIC, 2YO filly by Maclean’s Music – Beautified ($40,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Walnut Stream Enterprises) O- Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal; B- George Kirkorian (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CENSORSHIP, 2YO filly by Tonalist – La Grange ($10,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cruzin’ Thoroughbreds) O- Michael Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

EDDIE D S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

CHARMAINE’S MIA, 4YO filly by The Factor – Charming Vixen ($40,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $4,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Agave Racing Stable, Medallion Racing & Rockin Robin Racing Stables; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 7YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CHAOS THEORY, 6YO gelding by Curlin – Chaotic Cat ($260,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Stonestreet Stables; $47,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Keogh, agent) O- David Bernsen, Doug Gans, Gary Jacobs, Larry Katz & Jeffrey Lambert; B- Bluewater Sales & Mike Carpenter (KY); T- Bob Hess Jr.

SNAPPER SINCLAIR, 6YO horse by City Zip – True Addiction ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Bloom Racing Stable; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

CHAMPAGNE S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 2YOs

WIT, 2YO colt by Practical Joke – Numero d’Oro ($575,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Rosilyn Polan; B- Repole Stables & St. Elias Stable) O- Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable & Gainesway Stable; B- Rosilyn Polan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

KAVOD, 2YO colt by Lea – Weekend Connection ($3,500, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Will Win Stables) O- James Chapman & Tritain Biddinger; B- Steve Grant (KY); T- James Chapman

COMMANDPERFORMANCE, 2YO colt by Union Rags – Smitten ($220,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- St. Elias Stables) O- Repole Stables & St. Elias Stable; B- Damara Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

WOODWARD S. (G1), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

DR POST, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Mary Delaney ($200,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm; $400,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle/J. J. Crupi, agent) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Cloyce C. Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CODE OF HONOR, 5YO horse by Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

 

AWESOME AGAIN S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

MIDCOURT, 6YO gelding by Midnight Lute – Mayo On the Side ($450,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- John Shirreffs

EXPRESS TRAIN, 4YO colt by Union Rags – I’m a Flake ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- John Shirreffs

AZUL COAST, 4YO colt by Super Saver – Sky Treasure ($150,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $320,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TRIPOLI, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Love Train ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- Blue Devil Racing Stable (KY); T- John Sadler

IDOL, 4YO colt by Curlin – Marion Ravenwood ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- John Holmes) O- Calvin Nguyen; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Richard Baltas

 

RODEO DRIVE S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

CRYSTALLE, 4YO filly by Palace Malice – Undo ($85,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Glendalough (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

DR. SCHIVEL, 3YO colt by Violence – Lil Nugget ($37,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal, William Branch & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- William Branch & Arnold Hill (KY); T- Mark Glatt

VERTICAL THREAT, 4YO colt by Tapiture – Viola Blew By ($47,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- MyRacehorse.com & Slam Dunk Racing; B- Albert & Teresa Davis (KY); T- Richard Baltas

COLLUSION ILLUSION, 4YO colt by Twirling Candy – Natalie Grace ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider & MyRacehorse.com; B- Donald Dizney (FL); T- Mark Glatt

 

JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

NEPTUNE’S STORM, 5YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Immortal Life (IRE) ($50,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent, Buyer- War Horse Place; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gotimer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig & Daniel Weiner; B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Peter Miller 

UNITED, 6YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Indy Punch ($240,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Glencrest Farm) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

READY SOUL, 4YO gelding by More Than Ready – Secretariat’s Soul (IRE) ($110,000, 2021 April Sale, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Slam Dunk Racing) O- Old Bones Racing Stable, Slam Dunk Racing & Michael Nentwig; B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MEDIA BLITZ, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Communique ($200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Sterling Bloodstock) O- Kaleem Shah; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

FRIAR’S ROAD, 4YO colt by Quality Road – My Sugar Bear ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Mr./Mrs. William K. Warren; B- Robert & Lawana Low (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

CITY OF HOPE MILE S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

HIT THE ROAD, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Highway Mary ($160,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Radley Equine/Boomer Bloodstock) O- D K Racing, Radley Equine, Taste of Victory Stables, Rick Gold, Tony Maslowski & Dave Odmark; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Dan Blacker

ORDER AND LAW, 5YO ridgling by Violence – Poetic Kid ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Paradise Farms; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

LUKAS CLASSIC S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

KNICKS GO, 5YO horse by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) O- Korea Racing Authority; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Brad Cox

INDEPENDENCE HALL, 4YO colt by Constitution – Kalahari Cat ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Charlestown Investments) O- WinStar Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen & Robert Verratti; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

ACK ACK S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

EXCULPATORY, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Elusory ($37,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent) O- Grace Merryman; B- Anchor & Hope Farm & Finn’s Nickel (MD); T- Mark Reid

MO MOSA, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Roughing ($335,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor-

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Perry & Denise Martin (KY); T- Mike Maker

EBBEN, 6YO gelding by Trappe Shot – Please Be Discreet ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Craig Aguiar) O- J S. Stables; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Steve Margolis

MR DUMAS, 5YO horse by Majesticperfection – Ready Love ($4,200, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- MJK Bloodstock) O- WSS Racing & Hooties Racing; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- John Ortiz

ALOHA WEST, 4YO colt 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

PLAINSMAN, 6YO horse by Flatter – S S Pinafore ($350,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Joseph Minor (KY); T- Brad Cox

BEAU LIAM, 3YO colt by Liam’s Map – Belle of Perintown ($385,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O/B- Stonestreet Stables; T- Steve Asmussen

 

BELMONT TURF SPRINT INVITATIONAL S. (G3), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

PIEDI BIANCHI, 6YO mare by Overanalyze – Adore You ($60,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Roman Bloodstock; $80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Jay Oringer, Jack Bick, Al Bianchi Racing, Adam Bayroff & Mike Maturo; B- Deann & Dr. Greg Bauer (IN); T- Carlos Martin

BACKTOHISROOTS, 5YO gelding by Mark Valeski – Great Family ($6,5000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Gatsas Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- John Terranova II

BELGRANO, 7YO gelding by War Front – Ask the Moon ($200,000 RNA to Sale 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Peace Sign Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Frank Russo

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3

FRIZETTE S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 2YO Fillies

A MO REAY, 2YO filly by Uncle Mo – Margaret Reay ($400,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kingswood Farm, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm & MyRacehorse.com) O- Spendthrift Farm & MyRacehorse.com; B- T&G Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SAUCY LADY T, 2YO filly by Tonalist – Fila Primera ($5,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Radical Racing) O- James Chapman & Stuart Tsujimoto; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- James Chapman

HOT FUDGE, 2YO filly by Liam’s Map – Noelle’s Mischief ($50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Arch Bloodstock, agent) O- KEM Stables; B- Edwin Anthony (KY); T- Linda Rice

ECHO ZULU, 2YO filly by Gun Runner – Letgomyecho ($300,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- L&N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Betz, Burns, CHNNHK, Magers, Coco Equine & Ramsby (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

GERRYMANDER, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Ruby Lips ($375,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Founders Hall Farm) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Town & Country Horse Farms & Pollock Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

MAGIC CIRCLE, 2YO filly by Kantharos – Magic Humor ($50,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- South Paw) O- J W. Singer; B- Manitou Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

 

PILGRIM S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 2YOs

DOCTOR JEFF, 2YO colt by Street Boss – Wild Bea ($90,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Sean Perl Bloodstock) O- Michael Dubb & Michael Caruso; B- James Arrison (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

CITY AT NIGHT, 2YO colt by Temple City – My Twilight Dancer ($25,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- James Spry (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

ZENYATTA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

MISS BIGLY, 5YO mare by Gemologist – Miss Puzzle (AUS) ($120,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- D. M. I.; $20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Agave Racing & Rockin Robin Racing; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MISS STORMY D, 5YO mare by Tapizar – Miss Relentless ($37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Keith Brackpool) O- Keith Brackpool; B- Lantern Hill Farm, Phil & Judy Needham (KY); T- Carla Gaines

LADY KATE, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Princess Haya ($485,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Anderson Stables) O- Anderson Stables; B- Eileen Hartis & Godolphin (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

 

ONTARIO FASHION S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

BETWIXTING, 5YO mare by Macho Uno – Between the Clouds ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; $25,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent) O- Barry Butzer & Martin Drexler; B- Sun Valley Farm (KY); T- Martin Drexler

 

WAYA S. (G3), Belmont, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

BEAUTIFUL LOVER, 5YO mare by Arch – American Skipper ($650,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Moyglare Stud Farm) O- Moyglare Stud Farm; B- Thomas Coleman (FL); T- Christophe Clement

 

CHILLINGWORTH S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

PROUD EMMA, 5YO mare by Include – Debutante Dreamer ($9,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip A. Sims) O- Gem Inc. & Tom Kagele; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Peter Miller

EYES OPEN, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Delightful ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Radley Equine) O- D K Racing, Radley Equine, Helen Alexander, Ramona Bass & Perry Bass II; B- Helen Alexander (KY); T- Dan Blacker

ON DECK, 5YO mare by First Samurai – What’smineismine ($42,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place) O- Hon Cheung Kum & Hsiu Mei Tsai; B- Shawhan Place, Dr. Perry Wornall & Billy Thomson (KY); T- Jonathon Wong