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60 Keeneland Sales Graduates Headline Derby Weekend Graded Stakes

May 3, 2019

Keeneland sales are represented by 60 graduates entered in graded stakes across North America over Kentucky Derby Weekend.

Ten Keeneland sales alumni were entered in the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Among the top contenders are early favorite and champion Game Winner, Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster, Grade 1 winner Improbable, Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Vekoma, Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Code of Honor and Sunland Park Derby (G3) winner Cutting Humor

Keeneland sales graduates also figure prominently among the undercard stakes on Derby Day at Churchill:

  • Multimillionaire Bricks and Mortar, winner of the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2) this year, leads the field for the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1). Keeneland sales graduates comprise eight of the 13 entries and include graded stakes winners Next SharesQurbaanMultiplierPrime Attraction and Ticonderoga
  • Grade 1 winner Marley’s Freedom, winner of the Santa Monica (G2) and second in the recent Beholder Mile (G1), tops the field for the Humana Distaff (G1);
  • Bobby’s Wicked One and Warrior’s Club, first and second, respectively, in the Commonwealth (G3) at Keeneland, are among seven Keeneland sales graduates in the Churchill Downs Presented by TwinSpires.com (G1). Other contenders include Count Fleet (G3) winner Mitole and multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled;
  • Multiple graded stakes winner Daddy Is a Legend makes her season debut in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2), where she will meet Got Stormy, third in Keeneland’s Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1); and
  • A Thread of Blue is the morning-line favorite for the American Turf Presented by Ram Trucks (G2) following his recent wins in the Dania Beach (L) and Palm Beach (G3).

SATURDAY, MAY 4

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

WAR OF WILL, 3YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

IMPROBABLE, 3YO colt by City Zip – Rare Event ($110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & Starlight Racing; B- St. George Farm & G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Bob Baffert

VEKOMA, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Mona de Momma ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- R. A. Hill Stable) O- R. A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- George Weaver 

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 3YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

CUTTING HUMOR, 3YO colt by First Samurai – Pun ($135,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) O- Starlight Racing; B- Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

OMAHA BEACH (SCRATCHED), 3YO colt by War Front – Charming (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Charming Syndicate (KY); T- Richard Mandella

CODE OF HONOR, 3YO colt Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

GAME WINNER, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Indyan Giving ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Summer Wind Equine (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ROADSTER, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Ghost Dancing ($525,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Speedway Stables) O- Speedway Stable; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

BODEXPRESS, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Pied a Terre ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs) O- Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred & GDS Racing Stable; B- Martha Jane Mulholland (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

OLD FORESTER TURF CLASSIC (G1), 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

QURBAAN, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Flip Flop (FR) ($300,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Justin Carthy (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

MULTIPLIER 5YO gelding by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller

MARKITOFF, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Myriad ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Michael Maker

CLYDE’S IMAGE, 5YO gelding by Get Stormy – Marquetessa ($24,000, 2015 Sept Yearling Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Crestwood Farm, agent) O- Sullimar Stable; B- Barr Inman (KY); T- Thomas Bush

PRIME ATTRACTION, 6YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Strawberry Sense ($335,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- James Cassidy

TICONDEROGA, 5YO horse by Tapit – Keertana ($850,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Bryant H. Prentice III (KY); T- Chad Brown

BRICKS AND MORTAR, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Beyond the Waves ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

NEXT SHARES, 6YO 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 & Richard Baltas; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

HUMANA DISTAFF (G1), Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MIA MISCHIEF, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Greer Lynn ($135,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- McKathan Bros.) O- Heiligbrodt, Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables & Madaket Stables; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

TALK VEUVE TO ME, 4YO filly by Violence – Biblical Point ($45,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Areion Thoroughbreds) O- Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset & Stephen McKay; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 5YO mare by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert

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

MAJESTIC DUNHILL, 4YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Candy Fortune ($47,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- George Weaver

BOBBY’S WICKED ONE, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Wicked Charm ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Autumn Hill Farm) O- Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.

PROMISES FULFILLED, 4YO 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

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 5YO horse 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

MITOLE, 4YO colt by Eskendereya – Indian Miss ($20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Chestnut Valley Farm) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

UNCONTESTED, 5YO horse by Tiz Wonderful – Galileo’s Star ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Forbush Farm; Buyer- Harry Rosenblum) O- Robert LaPenta & Harry Rosenblum; B- Richard Forbush (KY); T- Jennifer Patterson

UNO MAS MODELO, 6YO gelding by Macho Uno – Granny Spinster ($80,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Duke Thoroughbred Holdings; $30,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stuart Morris, agent, Buyer- Nancy Vanier) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Russell Reineman Stable (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

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

BEAU RECALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Sir Prancealot (IRE) – Greta D’argent (IRE) ($385,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom Wallace (IRE); T- Brad Cox

DADDY IS A LEGEND, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Randie’s Legend ($140,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver

GOT STORMY, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- Gary Barber & Southern Equine Partners; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

AMERICAN TURF PRESENTED BY RAM TRUCKS (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

A THREAD OF BLUE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Enthused ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Merites Stable) O- Leonard C. Green; B- Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

FOREVER MO, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Natchez Trace ($140,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Farfellow Farms; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Partner Stable; B- Farfellow Farms (KY); T- Antonio Sano

CASA CREED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

WAR FILM, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Film Maker ($75,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- L & N Racing) O- L & N Racing; B- Courtlandt Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

WEEKLY CALL, 3YO colt by Will Take Charge – Summer Soiree ($350,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill) O- Something Special Racing & Stewart Smith; B- Three Chimneys Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

LOUDER THAN BOMBS, 3YO colt by Violence – Orabella ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Sandra New) O- Sandra New; B- Hidden Brook Farm & Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- David Fawkes

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

SANTA MONICA (GB), 6YO mare by Mastercraftsman (IRE) – Zacchera (GB) ($675,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) O- R Unicorn Stable; B- D. J. Erwin Bloodstock(GB); T- Chad Brown

VEXATIOUS, 5YO mare by Giant’s Causeway – Dream of Summer ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Calumet Farm; B- James Weigel & Giant’s Causeway Syndicate (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

PAT DAY MILE PRESENTED BY LG&E AND KU (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs

MARKET KING, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Divine Presence ($550,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker & William Mack) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

TOBACCO ROAD, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Isobel Baillie (GB) ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- L & N Racing; B- Flaxman Holdings & Airlie Stud (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MR. MONEY, 3YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Allied Racing Stable; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

CAPTAIN VON TRAPP, 3YO colt by Trappe Shot – Julie From Dixie ($47,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B- E. H. Beau Lane III (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FROLIC MORE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Summer Frolic ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Southern Cal Thoroughbreds) O- Andrew Farm & On Our Own Stable; B- Bill Justice & Dr. Naoya Yoshida (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

EVERFAST, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Awesome Surprise ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Dale Romans

HOG CREEK HUSTLE, 3YO colt by Overanalyze – Candy Fortune ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Stewart Smith) O- Something Special Racing & Beth Moore; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Vickie Foley

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN, 3YO colt by Curlin – Globe Trot ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Sagamore Farm) O- Sagamore Farm & WinStar Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Stanley Hough

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

CARLINO, 4YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Film Charm ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms; T- Mark Hennig

STAN THE MAN, 4YO gelding by Broken Vow – Nite in Rome ($82,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Long Lake Stable; B- Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- John Terranova II

BANDUA, 4YO 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- Jack Sisterson

FORT MARCY S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CULLUM ROAD, 3YO gelding by Quality Road – R Charlie’s Angel ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

DOCTOR MOUNTY, 6YO 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

MARAUD, 4YO colt by Blame – Unbridled Empire ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- John Penn & Frank Penn (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

MAXIM RATE, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Catch My Eye ($130,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- K. D. Bloodstock; $235,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

JACQUES CARTIER S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

WYATT’S TOWN, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Natural Rush ($240,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Henley Thoroughbreds & Newtop Stables; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Norman McKnight

GLACIER, 5YO ridgling by Broken Vow – Haddie Be Good ($105,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent) O- Breeze Easy; B- Hal Snowden Jr. (FL); T- Norman McKnight

CONQUEST PANTHERA, 7YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Lastofthsummerwine ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mark Casse

DECORATED SOLDIER, 6YO gelding by Proud Citizen – Lakenheath ($95,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Racer’s Edge & Maxis Stable; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Norman McKnight

SUNDAY, MAY 5

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

PACIFIC WIND, 5YO mare 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

SUN STUDIO, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Bending Strings ($240,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher