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Keeneland Sales Graduate Knicks Go Favored in $3 Million Pegasus World Cup

January 22, 2021

Keeneland September Sale graduate Colonel Liam tops Pegasus World Cup Turf

Keeneland sales graduates Knicks Go and Colonel Liam are the morning-line favorites in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), respectively, on Saturday at Gulfstream.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Knicks Go, winner of the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland in November, leads the field for the Pegasus World Cup. Eight of the 12 World Cup entrants are Keeneland sales alumni and include second choice and multiple Grade 1 winner Code of HonorMr Freeze, second in last year’s World Cup; Jesus’ Team, runner-up in the Dirt Mile; and Kiss Today Goodbye and Sleepy Eyes Todd, both graded stakes winners in their last starts.

Recent Tropical Park Derby winner Colonel Liam headlines the Pegasus World Cup Turf, which also features stablemate and Ft. Lauderdale (G2) winner Largent and Grade 1 winner Next Shares.   

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SLEEPY EYES TODD, 5YO horse by Paddy O’Prado – Pledge Mom ($9,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Wong) O- Thumbs Up Racing; B- Two Hearts Farm & Kristen Goncharoff (KY); T- Miguel Angel Silva

COASTAL DEFENSE, 5YO horse by Curlin – Trensa ($800,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stables & Helen Groves; B- Helen Groves (KY); T- Dale Romans

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 & RKV Racing; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

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

JESUS’ TEAM, 4YO colt by Tapiture – Golden Memories ($30,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Alfamaq) O- Grupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Pamela Gartin (KY); T- Jose Francisco D’Angelo

KISS TODAY GOODBYE, 4YO colt by Cairo Prince – Savvy Hester ($150,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lisa & Tim Turney, agent; Buyer- John Sondereker) O- John Sondereker; B- Debmar Stables (KY); T- J. Eric Kruljac

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

MR FREEZE, 6YO horse by To Honor and Serve – Heavenly Cat ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONAL (G1), Gulfstream, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

NEXT SHARES, 8YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Debby & Richard Baltas, Christopher Dunn, Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

COLONEL LIAM, 4YO colt by Liam’s Map – Amazement ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

LARGENT, 5YO gelding by Into Mischief – Life in Seattle ($460,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbreds & Twin Creeks Racing) O- Twin Creeks Racing & Eclipse Thoroughbreds; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- Todd Pletcher

CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

 

INSIDE INFORMATION S. (G2), Gulfstream, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

THISSMYTIME, 4YO filly by Carpe Diem – Seraphic Too ($100,000 RNA, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; $95,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Windylea Farm; B- Katherine Devall (FL); T- Kathleen O’Connell

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; B- Deann & Dr. Greg Bauer (IN); T- Steve Klesaris

PACIFIC GALE, 6YO mare by Flat Out – Pacific Whisper ($50,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Colt Creek) O- Tobey Morton; B- Bally Breeders (KY); T- John Kimmel

SALLY’S CURLIN, 5YO mare by Curlin – Cabo Queen ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- CJ Thoroughbreds, Left Turn Racing & Casner Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dale Romans

SOUND MACHINE, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Ava Pie ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing; B- Farm III (FL); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

 

W. L. McKNIGHT S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

TEMPLE, 5YO gelding by Temple City – Desant ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp.; B- Mark Toothaker & Dan White (KY); T- Mike Maker

TIDE OF THE SEA, 5YO horse by English Channel – Routine ($80,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

FRED W. HOOPER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

EYE OF A JEDI, 6YO gelding by Eye of the Leopard – Sea Song’s Grace ($1,500, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Easy) O/T- Steve Budhoo; B- Calumet Farm (KY)

INDIMAAJ, 6YO horse by Tapit – Lear’s Princess ($37,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Lea Farms) O- Lea Farms; B- Shadwell Farm (KY); T- Jeff Engler

 

MARSHUA’S RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

OUR BAY B RUTH, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Homewrecker Racing) O- Homewrecker Racing & Summerplace Farm; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

GREAT SISTER DIANE, 5YO mare by Will Take Charge – Private Ensign ($65,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Steven Dwoskin) O- Robert Slack; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Rohan Crichton

EVIL LYN, 4YO filly by Wicked Strong – Miss Relentless ($60,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- Paradise Farms & David Staudacher; B- Lantern Hill Farm, Phil & Judy Needham (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

LA PREVOYANTE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CAMBELIZA, 5YO mare by Curlin – Night Edition ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent) O/B- Runnymede Farm & Catesby W. Clay; T- Arnaud Delacour 

HEAVENLY CURLIN, 4YO filly by Curlin – Taste of Heaven (AUS) ($625,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber & John C. Oxley; B- Elevage (KY); T- Mark Casse

DELTA’S KINGDOM, 4YO filly by Animal Kingdom – My Spanx ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Blue Sky Stable) O- Maram; B- H. Allen Poindexter KY); T- Bill Mott

 

PALOS VERDES S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

SHOOTERS SHOOT, 4YO colt by Competitive Edge – Repeat ($90,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds; $70,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Gary Mottola) O- ERJ Racing, Exline-Border Racing & Dan Hudock; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Eurton

SHASHASHAKEMEUP, 4YO colt by Shackleford – Churchflower ($5,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Potrero Stables) O- Tom Kagele; B- Larkspur Thoroughbreds & Darby Dan (KY); T- Peter Miller

KNEEDEEPINSNOW, 5YO horse by Flat Out – Michelleinhearts ($42,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Picturesque Farm; $130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Ruis Racing) O- Ruis Racing; B- BWB Bloodstock & WDS Bloodstock (KY); T- Shelbe Ruis