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Keeneland Sales Graduates Bowies Hero, Midnight Bisou among Weekend Stakes Winners

July 22, 2019

Keeneland September Yearling Sales alumni Bowies Hero and Midnight Bisou lead the roster of Keeneland sales graduates who captured weekend stakes.

The victory by Bowies Hero came at Del Mar, where he scored a 2½-length win in Sunday’s Eddie Read (G2). The day before,Catalina Cruiser took the San Diego (G2) for the second consecutive year, and Mucho Unusual recorded her first graded stakes victory when she scored a narrow win in the San Clemente (G2).

On Saturday at Monmouth, Midnight Bisou remained undefeated in 2019 by winning the Molly Pitcher (G3) for her fifth graded stakes victory of the year. Just Howard held off Divisidero to win the Oceanport (G3), and War Story battled back to take the Monmouth Cup (G3).



BOWIES HERO, 5YO horse by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) Won Eddie Read S. (G2) on 7/21 at Del Mar (career 19-7-1-3, $874,970) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables & Rockin Robin Racing Stable; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MUCHO UNUSUAL, 3YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Not Unusual ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) Won San Clemente S. (G2) on 7/20 at Del Mar (career 7-4-2-0, $372,680) O/B- George Krikorian; T- Tim Yakteen

CATALINA CRUISER, 5YO horse by Union Rags – Sea Gull ($370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) Won San Diego H. (G2) on 7/20 at Del Mar (career 7-6-0-0, $571,100) O- Hronis Racing; B- W. S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

WAR STORY, 7YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) Won Monmouth Cup (G3) on 7/20 at Monmouth (career 35-7-6-5, $2,885,305) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) Won Molly Pitcher S. (G3) on 7/20 at Monmouth (career 16-10-3-3, $2,870,000) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen


Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Oceanport S. (G3) on 7/20 at Monmouth: 

1- JUST HOWARD, 5YO horse by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($37,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) (career 20-6-2-4, $465,405) O- Skeedattle Associates; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion

2- Divisidero, 7YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms & Brereton C. Jones; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

3- Bird’s Eye View, 5YO gelding by Mizzen Mast – Lavish Outlook ($52,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- G. W. Parrish, agent) O- Ballybrit Stable; B- Cloyce Clark & Jay Goodwin (KY); T- Michael Dini

SEEK AND DESTROY, 3YO filly by Verrazano – Search and Seizure ($425,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won Ontario Colleen S. (G3) on 7/20 at Woodbine (career 7-4-0-1, $226,423) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- William Harrigan (KY); T- Chad Brown

JUSTAHOLIC, 4YO colt by Justin Phillip – Luxaholic ($33,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Kate Sheehan) Won $78,000 Wolf Hill S. on 7/20 at Monmouth (career 8-4-2-1, $139,000) O- Lucky Man Racing; B- Gabriel Duignan, Patrick Costello, Ben McElroy & John Wade (KY); T- Thomas Clark

SEVEN TRUMPETS, 4YO colt by Morning Line – Angel Trumpet ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) Won $75,750 Good Lord S. on 7/21 at Ellis Park (career 14-4-3-1, $446,945) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

EYE OF A JEDI, 4YO gelding by Eye of the Leopard – Sea Song’s Grace ($1,500, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Easy) Won $75,000 Sea of Tranquility S. on 7/20 at Gulfstream (career 21-3-4-5, $162,687) O/T- Steve Budhoo; B- Calumet Farm (KY)

VALLEY OF MO’ARA, 2YO filly by Overanalyze – Pola Golden R N ($13,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- TEC Racing) Won $75,000 Miss Ohio S. on 7/20 at Thistledown (career 3-2-1-0, $69,500) O- Blazing Meadows Farm & TEC Racing & RTA Family Trust; B- Michael William Soehnlen (OH); T- Timothy Hamm

TWIRLING DEVON, 3YO filly by Twirling Candy – Just Say Hey ($8,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Halvorson Bloodstock) Won $50,000 Irish Day S. on 7/14 at Emerald Downs (career 10-3-2-3, $75,421) O- Tim Bankers; B- Machmer Hall & Milan Kosanavich (FL); T- Manuel Ortiz Sr.

HE’S THE REASON, 4YO gelding by The Factor – Sandra’s Rose ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- North American Thoroughbred Company) Won $50,000 Lieutenant Governors’ H. on 7/14 at Hastings Racecourse (career 11-5-2-2, $96,436) O- North American Thoroughbred Horse Company; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Glen Todd