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Keeneland Sales Graduates Nest, Shedaresthedevil Highlight Kentucky Oaks Day Racing

May 5, 2022

More than 30 Keeneland sales alumni are showcased in graded stakes competition on Kentucky Oaks (G1) Day, Friday, May 6 at Churchill Downs. 

Eight Keeneland sales graduates are entered in the Kentucky Oaks, led by the top three fillies favored in the morning line: Central Bank Ashland (G1) winner Nest, undefeated multiple Grade 2 winner  Kathleen O. and champion Echo Zulu.

Keeneland sales have produced the past five winners of the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Oaks: champion Abel Tasman(2017), champion Monomoy Girl (2018), Serengeti Empress (2019), Shedaresthedevil (2020) and champion Malathaat (2021).

Nest is bidding to become the latest filly to win the Central Bank Ashland and Kentucky Oaks. Fourteen fillies have won the two races, most recently Malathaat. A total of 35 fillies who have competed in the Central Bank Ashland have won the Oaks. Another recent notable is 2016 Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia, who was third in the Central Bank Ashland.

Mutiple Grade 1 winner Shedaresthedevil defends her title in the La Troienne (G1) Presented by Signify Health. Shedaresthedevil is undefeated in five races at Churchill Downs, including the 2020 Kentucky Oaks and 2021 La Troienne. 

Multiple graded stakes winner Diamond Oops seeks to become the first two-time winner of the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2) Presented by Sysco. He won the stakes in 2020 and finished fourth last year. 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6

KENTUCKY OAKS (G1), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

HIDDEN CONNECTION, 3YO filly by Connect – C J’s Gal ($49,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; $40,000 RNA to Sale, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Machmer Hall Sales, agent, Buyer- Mike Pender) O- Hidden Brook Farm & Black Type Thoroughbreds; B- St. Simon Place (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

NEST, 3YO filly by Curlin – Marion Ravenwood ($350,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Repole Stable) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Repole Stable & Michael House; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ECHO ZULU, 3YO filly by Gun Runner – Letgomyecho ($300,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- L&N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Betz, Burns, CHNNHK, Magers, Coco Equine & Ramsby (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

KATHLEEN O., 3YO filly by Upstart – Quaver ($8,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Shooting Star Thoroughbreds) O- Winngate Stables; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds & Bridlewood Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

COCKTAIL MOMENTS, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – River Maid ($135,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.; $190,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Dixiana Farms) O- Dixiana Farms; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

CANDY RAID, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lady Samuri ($35,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Keith Desormeaux; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

TURNERLOOSE, 3YO filly Nyquist – Goaltending ($32,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; $50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- Ike & Dawn Thrash; B- William Humphries; T- Brad Cox

BEGUINE (AE), 3YO filly by Gun Runner – Shananies Song ($235,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales) O/B- Charles Matses (KY); T- Daniel Peitz

 

LA TROIENNE S. (G1) PRESENTED BY SIGNIFY HEALTH, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M 

JILTED BRIDE, 5YO mare by Wicked Strong – Cry At My Wedding ($35,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- The Acorn) O- Bradley Thoroughbreds, Tim & Anna Cambron and Brady & Zane Carruth; B- Bobby Jones Equine (FL); T- Steve Asmussen

SHEDARESTHEDEVIL, 5YO mare by Daredevil – Starship Warpspeed ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Big Cuse Bloodstock; $20,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $280,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Flurry Racing Stables) O- Flurry Racing Stables, Qatar Racing & Whisper Hill Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

TEMPER TIME, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Parading Lady ($250,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Mark Stanley) O- Mark Stanley; B- Coffee Pot Stable (KY); T- Dale Romans 

BATTLE BLING, 4YO filly by Vancouver (AUS) – Soleil Rouge ($47,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent, Buyer- Michelle Redding; $110,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong) O- Michael Dubb & Gandharvi Racing Stables; B- Royal Oak Farm & E. Kiely (KY); T- Rob Atras

 

ALYSHEBA S. (G2) PRESENTED BY SENTIENT JET, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

MAX PLAYER, 5YO horse by Honor Code – Fools in Love ($150,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- George Hall & Annestes Racing Corp.; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MILITARIST, 5YO horse by Liam’s Map – Hay Jude ($70,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lanes’s End, agent) O- J and J Stable & Priscilla Vaccarezza; B/T- Carlo Vaccarezza

SOY TAPATIO, 4YO gelding by Not This Time – Rum Punch ($5,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Jairo Arellano) O- Mercado Racing; B- Miklin Stables & Five Fillies (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

OLYMPIAD, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Tokyo Time ($700,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable & LNJ Foxwoods; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

EDGEWOOD S. (G2) PRESENTED BY FORCHT BANK, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

TAP DANCING LADY, 3YO filly by Tapiture – Biogio’s Gift ($47,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O/B- Lou Dunn Diekemper (KY); T- Ronald Kahles

KNEESNHIPS, 3YO filly by Connect – Miss Holiday Inn ($30,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Joel Politi) O- Joel Politi; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Tom Amoss

AN AGENT MISTAKE, 3YO filly by Klimt – Belle Du Sud ($8,200, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Old School Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Mauk Equine Brokerage, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Kirt Cahill, Sarah Cahill, Brett Woodie & Steve Reed (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

SPICER, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Moulin de Mougin ($300,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Jeff Drown & Don Rachel; B- RanJan Racing (KY); T- Chad Brown

NEW YEAR’S EVE, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Awesome Rafaela (BRZ) ($110,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent) O- Marc Detampel; B- Stud TNT (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

EIGHT BELLES S. (G2) PRESENTED BY TWINSPIRES, Churchill Downs, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

AIN’T EASY, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Ameristralia (AUS) ($400,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Joey Platts) O- Old Bones Racing Stable, Michael Lombardi & Joey Platts; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

GERRYMANDER, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Ruby Lips ($375,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Founders Hall Farm) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Town & Country Horse Farms & Pollock Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

AWAKE AT MIDNYTE, 3YO filly by Nyquist – Midnight Union ($85,000 RNA, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Farm, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Forty Oaks (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

TWIN SPIRES TURF SPRINT S. (G2) PRESENTED BY SYSCO, Churchill Downs, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

COWAN, 4YO colt by Kantharos – Tempers Flair ($185,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt) O- Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables & Spendthrift Farm; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

DIAMOND OOPS, 7YO gelding by Lookin At Lucky – Patriotic Viva ($42,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Diamond 100 Racing Club, Amy Dunne, D P Racing & Patrick Biancone Racing; B- Kin Hui Racing Stables (KY); T- Patrick Biancone

JOHNNY UNLEASHED, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Ready to Unleash ($10,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Eric Foster) O- Foster Family Racing, Lonnie Reynolds, H&H Horses & Joseph Mills; B- St. Simon Place, Scott Stephens & Betsy Wells (KY); T- Eric Foster

 

MODESTY S. (G3) PRESENTED BY TWINSPIRES, Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

STAND TALL, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Raise the Flag ($320,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Ashbrook Farm; B- Pursuit of Success (KY); T- George Arnold II

MONA STELLA, 4YO filly by Will Take Charge – Divine Trick ($10,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Randy Williams) O- Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Andie Biancone & Patrick Biancone; B- Bridlewood Farm (FL); T- Patrick Biancone

HENDY WOODS, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Separate Forest ($95,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

CURLY RUTH, 5YO mare by Curlin – Rutherienne ($275,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Green Lantern Stables, agent) O- Green Lantern Stables; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally