Keeneland sales produced weekend stakes winners in England and across North America, led by champion Game Winner returning to competition and winning the Los Alamitos Derby (G3); Mr. Money scoring his third consecutive graded stakes win in the Indiana Derby (G3); and By Your Side and Comical taking the Sanford (G3) and Schuylerville (G3), respectively, on the first weekend of racing at Saratoga.
With their victories, By Your Side and Comical each earned a $5,000 Keeneland September Seller Bonuses for their owners at the time of sale: Columbiana Farm (By Your Side) and Casner Racing (Comical).
A third September Seller Bonus winner was Spanish Mission, winner of the Bahrain Trophy (G3) at Newmarket in England. He earned $5,000 for St. Elias Stable, his owner at the time of sale.
The aforementioned graded stakes winners are graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) on 7/13 at Los Alamitos:
1- GAME WINNER, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Indyan Giving ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) (career 8-5-2-0, $2,207,500) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Summer Wind Equine (KY); T- Bob Baffert
2- Parsimony, 3YO colt by Dominus – Lil Cora Tee ($41,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Gary Broad; $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Redding Racing; B- Maria Montez Haire (PA); T- Doug O’Neill
MR. MONEY, 3YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) Won Indiana Derby (G3) on 7/13 at Indiana Grand (career 9-4-2-0, $773,220) O- Allied Racing Stable; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun
BY YOUR SIDE, 2YO colt by Constitution – Revered ($240,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm; Buyer- Anderson Stables) Won Sanford S. (G3) on 7/13 at Saratoga (career 2-2-0-0, $137,348) O- Anderson Stables; B- Columbiana Farm (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally
COMICAL, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Kayce Ace ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- David Meah, agent) Won Schuylerville S. (G3) on 7/11 at Saratoga (career 2-2-0-0, $121,500) O- ERJ Racing, Gary Barber, Dave Kenney & Madaket Stables; B- Susan Casner (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
BANDUA, 4YO colt by The Factor – If Angels Sang ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calumet) Won Arlington H. (G3) on 7/13 at Arlington (career 12-3-1-1, $251,868) O- Calumet Farm; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Jack Sisterson
Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni ran 1-2 in the American Derby (G3) on 7/13 at Arlington:
1- FARAWAY KITTEN, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Far Isle ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) (career 9-5-0-2, $322,071) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; T- Michael Maker
(DH) 2- The Last Zip, 3YO gelding by City Zip – Pumpkin Shell ($170,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham
(DH) Crafty Daddy, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Eager Emma ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Brad Cox
PAMINA, 4YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Pamona Ball ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) Won Ontario Matron S. (G3) on 7/13 at Woodbine (career 10-4-3-0, $189,091) O- Augustin Stable; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Michael Dickinson
SPANISH MISSION, 3YO colt by Noble Mission (GB) – Limonar (IRE) ($125,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Lynch Bloodstock) Won Bahrain Trophy S. (G3) on 7/11 at Newmarket (career 5-2-1-1, $152,347) O- Earle Mack & Team Valor; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- David Simcock
RED VERDON, 6YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Porto Marmay (IRE) ($85,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jim McCartan) Won John Smiths Silver Cup S. (G3) on 7/13 at York (career 30-7-9-1, $587,294) O- The Hon. R J. Arculli; B- Liberty Road Stables (KY); T- Ed Dunlop
PIONEER SPIRIT, 6YO horse by Malibu Moon – Hafifah ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) Won $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial S. on 7/13 at Indiana Grand (career 25-9-4-7, $587,450) O- Steve Landers Racing; B- Mikhail Yanakov (KY); T- Brad Cox
VIVA VEGAS, 5YO mare by The Factor – Viva Vega ($180,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Merriebelle Stable) Won $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff S. on 7/13 at Indiana Grand (career 25040603, $243,585) O- Merriebelle Stable; B- Summer Grove Farm & Terry Gabriel (LA); T- Ignacio Correas IV
ARCHIDUST, 3YO colt by Verrazano – Chilling Effect ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- D. M. I.; $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- K. O. I. D.) Won $78,000 My Frenchmen S. on 7/14 at Monmouth (career 7-3-1-1, $107,800) O- Gelfenstein Farm & Albert & Michelle Crawford; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
CATCHACOUGAR, 2YO filly by Proud Citizen – Shesacougar ($10,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- George Gilbert) Won $50,000 Spaghetti Mouse S. on 7/14 at Hastings Racecourse (career 2-2-0-0, $34,500) O- George Gilbert; B- Matt Louis Edwards (OK); T- Philip Hall