Keeneland sales graduates Keeper Ofthe Stars and United each recorded major wins over the Memorial Day weekend, taking the Gamely (G1) and Charles Whittingham (G2), respectively.
The wins were the second consecutive graded stakes victories for both. Keeper Ofthe Stars captured the Gamely following a win in the Buena Vista (G2) on Feb. 22. United remained undefeated this season with a dramatic finish in the Charles Whittingham, having previously won the San Marcos (G2) on Feb. 1.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
KEEPER OFTHE STARS, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Sociable ($60,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) Won Gamely S. (G1) on 5/25 at Santa Anita (career 15-7-1-3, $501,931) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino & Anthony Cappola (KY); T- Jonathan Wong
UNITED, 5YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Indy Punch ($240,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Glencrest Farm) Won Charles Whittingham S. (G2) on 5/23 at Santa Anita (career 13-5-3-1, $1,133,549) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella
RESTRAINEDVENGENCE, 5YO gelding by Hold Me Back – Cupids Revenge ($67,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Bobby Grayson) Won $100,900 All American S. on 5/25 at Golden Gate (career 22-7-2-1, $469,222) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff & Bob Grayson Jr.; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff
DUNBAR ROAD, 4YO filly by Quality Road – Gift List ($350,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) Won $100,000 Shawnee S. on 5/23 at Churchill Downs (career 8-5-1-1, $758,040) O- Peter Brant; B- Jeffrey Drown (KY); T- Chad Brown
OWENDALE, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – Aspen Light ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Wentworth) Won $100,000 Blame S. on 5/23 at Churchill Downs (career 15-6-2-2, $1,129,185) O- Rupp Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox