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Belmont Favorites and Champions among Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing on Saturday

June 10, 2022

Keeneland sales graduates, among them We the People and Mo Donegal, early favorites for the $1.5 million Belmont (G1) Presented by NYRA Bets, and champions Channel MakerEcho Zulu and Malathaat headline the graded stakes held as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival celebration on Saturday. 

Seven Keeneland sales alumni – including morning-line favorite We the People and second choice Mo Donegal – are among the eight contenders in the Belmont. 

Nine of the past 16 Belmont winners have come from Keeneland sales: Sir Winston (2019), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018), Creator (2016), Palace Malice (2013), Ruler On Ice (2011), Drosselmeyer (2010), Da’Tara (2008), Rags to Riches (2007) and Jazil (2006).

Notable Keeneland sales graduates are competing in Grade 1 stakes on the Belmont Day undercard:

  • Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Aloha West highlights the field for the Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan (G1), a “Win & You’re In” event for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) to be held at Keeneland; 
  • Channel Maker, 2020 champion turf male, multimillionaire and winner of the Elkhorn (G2) in April at Keeneland, goes postward in the Resorts World Casino Manhattan (G1);
  • Champion filly Echo Zulu is featured in the Acorn (G1); 
  • Multiple Grade 1 winner Regal Glory, winner of the Matriarch (G1), TAA Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational (G3) and Keeneland’s Jenny Wiley (G1) in April, tops entries for the Just a Game (G1); 
  • Champion Malathaat, winner of Keeneland’s Doubledogdare (G3) in April, and Grade 1 winner Search Results seek an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) with a win in the Ogden Phipps (G1); and 
  • Grade 1 winner Casa Creed defends his title in the Jaipur (G1), a Challenge event for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

BELMONT S. (G1), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 3YOs

WE THE PEOPLE, 3YO colt by Constitution – Letchworth ($110,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Machmer Hall; $220,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- WinStar Farm, Bobby Flay, CMNWLTH & Siena Farm; B- Henley Farms (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

SKIPPYLONGSTOCKING, 3YO colt by Exaggerator – Twinkling ($15,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales, agent; Buyer- Doble Jak Investments) O- Daniel Alonso; B- Brushy Hill (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr. 

NEST, 3YO filly by Curlin – Marion Ravenwood ($350,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Repole Stable) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Repole Stable & Michael House; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CREATIVE MINISTER, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Tamboz ($180,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables, Back Racing & Magdalena Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

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

GOLDEN GLIDER, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Golden Scarf ($395,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber & Manfred & Penny Conrad; B- Nursery Place & Dicken Equine (KY); T- Mark Casse

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

 

HILL ‘N’ DALE METROPOLITAN H. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs & 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

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)

 

RESORTS WORLD CASINO MANHATTAN S. (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CHANNEL MAKER, 8YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Tall Oaks Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

ACORN S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

INVENTING, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Una Mac Cool ($390,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables) O- Repole Stable & Woodford Racing; B- Mt. Brilliant Broodmares (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ECHO ZULU, 3YO 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

 

JUST A GAME S. (G1), Belmont, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

REGAL GLORY, 6YO mare by Animal Kingdom – Mary’s Follies ($925,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Paul Pompa (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

OGDEN PHIPPS S. (G1), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MALATHAAT, 4YO filly by Curlin – Dreaming of Julia ($1.05 million, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

 

WOODY STEPHENS S. (G1) PRESENTED BY MOHEGAN SUN, Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs

MORELLO, 3YO colt by Classic Empire – Stop the Wedding ($140,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- American Equistock) O- Blue Lion Thoroughbreds, Iapetus Racing & Diamond T Racing; B- Robert Tillyer & Dr. Chet Blackey (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CHASING TIME, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Race Hunter ($115,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- MyRacehorse; B- Tenlane Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PROVOCATEUR, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Cayala ($600,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kingswood Farm, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm & MyRacehorse.com) O- Spendthrift Farm & My Racehorse Stable; B- Kingswood Farm & David Egan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

JAIPUR S. (G1), Belmont, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

CHANGE OF CONTROL, 6YO mare by Fed Biz – America’s Blossom ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Maharg Management) O- Perry Harrison; B- Mr. John O’Meara (KY); T- Michelle Lovell

OMAHA CITY, 4YO colt by Temple City – Lady of Harrods (AUS) ($5,500, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Small Batch Sales, agent; Buyer- Bibi Jehaludi) O- Mohamed & Bibi Jehaludi; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Amzadali Jehaludi

CASA CREED, 6YO horse 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

SMOKIN’ JAY, 4YO colt by Cairo Prince – How Nice ($30,000 RNA to Sale, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Heaven Trees, agent; Buyer- Gina Fennell) O- Crown’s Way Racing & NBS Stable; B- Dede McGehee (KY); T- Kelsey Danner

 

BROOKLYN S. (G2), Belmont, 1½ Miles, 4YOs & Up

MAX PLAYER, 5YO horse by Honor Code – Fools in Love ($150,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- George Hall & Annestes Racing Corp.; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LOCALLY OWNED, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Fiftyshadesofhay ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- Flying P Stable; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Thomas Morley

FEARLESS, 6YO gelding by Ghostzapper – And Why Not ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- Repole Stable; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

AFFIRMED S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

HOPPER, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Irridescence (SAf) ($90,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- X-Men Racing) O- Lanni Bloodstock, Madaket Stables & SF Racing; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Sean McCarthy

HIGH CONNECTION, 3YO colt by Connect – Forest Legend ($75,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Becky Thomas) O- Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Sean McCarthy

NEWGRANGE, 3YO colt by Violence – Bella Chianti ($125,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) O- Golconda Stable, Madaket Stables, SF Racing, Siena Farm, Starlight Racing, Stonestreet Stables, Waves Edge Capital, Catherine Donovan, Robert Masterson & Jay Schoenfarber; B- Jack Mandato & Black Rock Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tim Yakteen

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

MATT WINN S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

CAMP DAVID, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Morrow Cove ($370,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm & Siena Farm; B- Paul Tackett, Phil Tackett & Pioneerof the Nile Syndicate (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

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

RATTLE N ROLL, 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

 

SUMMERTIME OAKS (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

GANADORA, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Beloveda ($1 million, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) O- Baoma Corp.; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Brian Graves & Michael Hernon (KY); T- Sean McCarthy

BICAMERAL, 3YO filly by Constitution – Humble Song ($30,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Daily Bloodstock) O- Calvin Nguyen & Joey Tran; B- Constitution Syndicate & Charles Huber (KY); T- George Papaprodromou\

LADY T, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Red Carpet Miss ($235,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Dorsey) O- Jerome & Tina Moss; B- Springhouse Farm & Circular Road Breeders (KY); T- John Shirreffs