Two-time Keeneland sales graduate Leofric established himself as a top handicap horse with a victory in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) on Friday at Churchill Downs. The win was the second consecutive graded stakes victory for Leofric, who captured Keeneland’s Hagyard Fayette (G2) on closing day of the Fall Meet.
A nose separated Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Liora and Restless Rider at the finish of the Golden Rod (G2) at Churchill on Saturday. Liora won the Golden Rod in her stakes debut and earned a $7,500 September Sale Seller Bonus for Dell Ridge Farm, her owner at the time of her sale.
Keeneland also will pay Kelly Lively a $5,000 September Sale Seller Bonus for Mucho Gusto’s win in the Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar on Nov. 17.
The September Sale Seller Bonus Program, initiated by Keeneland in 2017, offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards for yearlings sold at the September Sale based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus value for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory. Click here for more information.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
LEOFRIC, 5YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lady Godiva ($330,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Woodford Racing; $100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) Won Clark H. Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) on 11/23 at Churchill Downs (career 14-8-1-3, $951,040) O- Steve Landers Racing; B- Peter Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Brad Cox
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Golden Rod S. (G2) on 11/24 at Churchill Downs:
1- LIORA, 2YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Giant Mover ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Coffeepot Stables) (career 4-2-0-1, $176,580) O- Coffeepot Stables; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Wayne Catalano
2- Restless Rider, 2YO filly by Distorted Humor – Silky Serenade ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kenny McPeek
3- High Regard, 2YO filly by Will Take Charge – Highest Class ($115,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Three Chimneys Farm; $160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Coteau Grove Farms (KY); T- Victoria Oliver
LIFE IN SHAMBLES, 7YO gelding by Broken Vow – Life (FR) ($47,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent) Won Fall Highweight H. (G3) on 11/22 at Aqueduct (career 41-10-7-4, $726,034) O- Ara Aprahamian; B- C. Clement & Don Robinson (KY); T- Jason Servis
Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Comely S. (G3) on 11/23 at Aqueduct:
1- BLAMED, 3YO filly by Blame – Salsa Star ($77,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent) (career 8-6-2-0, $401,260) O- Cleber Massey; B- Sagamore Farm (MD); T- Bill Mott
2- Remedy, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Daisy Mason ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Twin Creeks Racing) O- Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Brereton Jones & Ned Jones (KY); T- Brad Cox
3- Indy Union, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Fapindy ($50,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Highclere, agent; Buyer- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Robert Hahn; B- Mt. Joy Stables & Highclere (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart
PLAINSMAN, 3YO colt by Flatter – S. S. Pinafore ($350,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) Won Discovery S. (G3) on 11/24 at Aqueduct (career 12-4-3-2, $300,445) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Joseph Minor (KY); T- Brad Cox
Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Red Carpet H. (G3) on 11/22 at Del Mar:
1- INDIA MANTUANA, 4YO filly by Wilburn – Speed Wagon ($8,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) (career 24-6-2-4, $222,047) O- Richard Bell; B- Paul Knapper (KY); T- Thomas Ray Bell II
2- Siberian Iris (IRE), 4YO filly by Excelebration (IRE) – Dawn To Dance (IRE) ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- Sahara Group Holdings (IRE); T- Richard Mandella
3 (DH) - Vexatious, 4YO filly 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
MUCHO GUSTO, 2YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) Won Bob Hope S. (G3) on 11/17 at Del Mar (career 2-2-0-0, $84,00) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert
COSMIC BURST, 3YO filly by Violence – Peggy Ring ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Norma Lee Stockseth) Won $250,000 Zia Park Oaks on 11/21 at Zia (career 11-5-2-2, $499,780) O- Norma Lee Stockseth & Todd Dunn; B- Pewter Stable (PA); T- Donnie Von Hemel
TRIGGER WARNING, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Magic Appeal ($6,000, James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Big Oak Farms) Won $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint S. on 11/19 at Mahoning Valley (career 16-5-1-3, $555,378) O- Brinley Enterprises; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mike Rone
BOMBSHELL, 5YO mare by Bellamy Road – Asbeautifulasyou (IRE) ($8,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Buttigieg Training Center) Won $146,400 Forever Together S. on 11/23 at Aqueduct (career 18-6-3-4, $289,132) O- Team Valor International; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour
LOOKIN TO STRIKE, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Miss Bonnie ($22,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Michelle Redding, agent) Won $125,000 OBS Sprint S. on 11/20 at Ocala Training Center (career 10-5-0-0, $195,644) O- Gary Barber; B- Fedai Kahraman (KY); T- Mark Casse
FIVE STAR GENERAL, 2YO colt by Distorted Humor – Party of Interest ($235,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent) Won $101,300 Central Park S. on 11/22 at Aqueduct (career 3-2-0-0, $78,050) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour
ALLIFORD BAY, 4YO filly by City Zip – Valentine Fever ($65,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Candy Meadows) Won $100,000 Zia Park Distaff S. on 11/21 at Zia (career 13-8-1-1, $252,247) O- Peter Redekop BC Ltd; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Blaine Wright
ANYPORTINASTORM, 4YO colt by City Zip – La Defense ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Zia Park Sprint S. on 11/21 at Zia (career 9-4-1-3, $133,225) O- Peter Redekop BC Ltd; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- Blaine Wright
SOUTH OF FRANCE, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Miss Derek ($25,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- First Finds; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Mathis Stables) Won$93,600 Tepin S. on 11/25 at Aqueduct (career 7-3-2-1, $128,275) O- Mathis Stable; B- Notch Hill Farm & W.S. Farish (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
WATCH ME BURN, 2YO filly by Hold Me Back – Catticus ($20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Bob Grayson) Won $75,000 Zia Park Princess S. on 11/21 at Zia (career 7-3-0-0, $103,235) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff & Bob Grayson Jr.; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff
TOMLIN, 2YO filly by Distorted Humor – Belle of Perintown ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Fairview) Won $57,625 Golden Gate Debutante S. on 11/23 at Golden Gate Fields (career 5-3-0-1, $71,820) O- Fairview; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steven Specht
T REX EXPRESS, 5YO mare by Warrior’s Reward – Chocolate Mon ($20,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Runko) Won $51,050 My Sister Pearl S. on 11/17 at Charles Town (career 28-12-7-1, $324,081) O- David Raim; B- John Link (WV); T- Jeff Runco