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Keeneland Sales Graduates Gamine, Serengeti Empress Enhance Grade 1 Records with Weekend Wins

August 10, 2020

Keeneland sales graduates Gamine and Serengeti Empress burnished their race records with wins in the Test (G1) and Ballerina (G1), respectively, at Saratoga on Saturday.

Gamine followed her brilliant win in the Acorn (G1) in June with an easy seven-length, stakes record-equaling romp in the Test. Serengeti Empress captured the Ballerina to earn a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.

Keeneland-sold juveniles Weston and Jackie’s Warrior won their respective stakes debuts, the Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar and Saratoga Special Presented by Miller Lite (G2) at Saratoga.



Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Test S. (G1) on 8/8 at Saratoga:

1- GAMINE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Peggy Jane ($220,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) (career 4-3-0-0, $363,000) O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Grace Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Venetian Harbor, 3YO filly by Munnings – Sounds of the City ($110,000, 2018 Sept Yearling Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Jesse Hoppel, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm & Dominic Savides; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas


Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Ballerina S. (G1) on 8/8 at Saratoga:

1- SERENGETI EMPRESS, 4YO filly by Alternation – Havisham ($25,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Dixon Enterprises; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Joel Politi) (career 17-7-3-1, $1,907,654) O- Joel Politi; B- Tri Eques Bloodstock (KY); T- Tom Amoss

2- Bellafina, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Kaleem Shah, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

3- Victim of Love, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Daniel Burke (KY); T- Todd Beattie


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Best Pal S. (G2) on 8/8 at Del Mar:

1- WESTON, 2YO gelding by Hit It a Bomb – Elke ($7,000 RNA to Sale, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Cathal Lynch; $7,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Chris Drakos) (career 2-2-0-0, $120,000) O- Chris Drakos & Ryan Hanson; B- EVADI Farm (KY); T- Ryan Hanson

2- Girther, 2YO colt by Brody’s Cause – Tea Dancer ($2,500, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Big Oak Farm) O- Altamira Racing Stable; B- Farm III Enterprises (FL); T- Peter Miller

3- Sonic Brees, 2YO ridgling by Maclean’s Music – Miss Hetty ($80,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill, agent) O- William Strauss, Kyle Suarez & Darin Tsukashima; B- Springhouse Farm, Olin Gentry & John Goldthrope (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 2YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) Won Saratoga Special S. Presented by Miller Lite (G2) on 8/7 at Saratoga (career 2-2-0-0, $127,564) O- Kirk Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen


Keeneland September Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Troy S. (G3) on 8/8 at Saratoga: 

1- AMERICAN SAILOR, 8YO gelding by City Zip – Yesshesarocket ($50,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Dark Star Thoroughbred & Silver Oaks Farm) (career 45-15-9-3, $568,264) O- Raj Jagnanan; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Wayne Potts

2- Shekky Shebaz, 5YO gelding by Cape Blanco (IRE) – Rose Ransom ($5,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock; Buyer- Adam Rice) O- Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables & Bethlehem Stables; B- Ashford Stud, Tammy Barnes & Dr. Bernard Vertuca (KY); T- Christophe Clement

LADY KATE, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Princess Haya ($485,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Anderson Stables) Won $100,000 Groupie Doll S. on 8/9 at Ellis Park (career 11-5-2-0, $249,470) O- Anderson Stables; B- Eileen Hartis & Godolphin (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

GIVEMETWENTY, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – A. P.’s Glory ($85,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) Won $100,000 Not Surprising S. on 8/8 at Gulfstream (career 6-3-1-0, $108,710) O/B- Curtis Green (KY); T- Ralph Nicks

LUCKY POLLY, 3YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Polly Alexander ($22,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; $40,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- GMC) Won $100,000 Martha Washington S. on 8/8 at Gulfstream (career 7-2-1-1, $122,240) O- Gary Barber; B- Nicholas Sibilio (KY); T- Mark Casse

MO DONT NO, 7YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) Won $100,000 Best of Ohio Governor’s Buckeye Cup S. on 8/8 at Thistledown (career 43-20-10-3, $1,047,110) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Beechwood Racing Stable (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

NONNA MADELINE, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Cool Storm ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle, J.J. Crupi, agent) Won $82,450 Summer Colony S. on 8/5 at Saratoga (career 10-3-3-1, $202,190) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stables & St. Elias Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

NOTHINGBUTFLOWERS, 3YO filly by Violence – Sky Mystic ($32,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) Won $80,700 Ellen’s Lucky Star S. on 8/5 at Indiana Grand (career 6-3-0-0, $89,710) O/B- Dennis Farkas (IN); T- Jeffrey Greenhill

COUNTY FINAL, 2YO colt by Oxbow – Tapajo ($9,500, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- John Ennis) Won $71,500 Tyro S. on 8/8 at Monmouth (career 3-2-1-0, $110,000) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, William Sandbrook and Anna Marie Shannon; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SENSIBLE MYTH, 5YO mare by Street Sense – Selkie ($80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) Won $60,000 Dayatthespa S. on 8/9 at Gulfstream (career 21-4-6-1, $169,523) O- Diamond Racing; B- Caldara Farm & Thorp Investments (KY); T- Leo Gabriel