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Keeneland Sales Graduates Plus Que Parfait, Catholic Boy Headline Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont

July 5, 2019

Keeneland sales graduates top Belmont’s blockbuster Stars and Stripes Racing Festival on Saturday, led by a contingent of September Yearling Sale graduates in the $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1): millionaire and UAE Derby (G2) winner Plus Que Parfait; Penn Mile (G2) winner Moon Colony; and Tale of the Cat Stakes winner Standard Deviation

Concrete Rose, a winner in four of five career starts, including this year’s Florida Oaks (G3) and Edgewood (G3), is an early favorite for the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1). Also in the field is Cambier Parc, winner of the Wonder Again (G3) in her last start.

Eight of the 11 older horses competing in the Suburban (G2) are Keeneland sales alumni, including dual Grade 1 winnerCatholic Boy; Brooklyn Invitational (G2) winner Marconi; and graded stakes winners Rocketry and Lone Sailor.

Multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled and Grade 3 winners Warrior’s Club and New York Central are among the Keeneland sales graduates seeking a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) with a victory in the John A. Nerud (G2).

Grade 2 winner Code of Honor tops the field for the Dwyer (G3), where he will meet graded stakes-placed Whiskey Echoand stakes winners Mihos and Majid

FRIDAY, JULY 5

PRAIRIE MEADOWS CORNHUSKER H. (G3), Prairie Meadows, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

TWO THIRTY FIVE, 5YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – A Footstep Away ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Richard Baltas, Tom Mansor, Tammi Nielsen & Kim Rasmussen; B- A Footstep Away Syndicate (KY); T- Richard Baltas

PINSON, 6YO gelding by Majestic Warrior – Celtic Song ($75,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Richard Bahde; B- Bonnie Heath Farm (FL); T- Randy Morse

EXULTING, 6YO gelding by Tapit – Magical Feeling ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Michael Hui; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

IOWA OAKS (G3), Prairie Meadows, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

LADY APPLE, 3YO filly by Curlin – Miss Mary Apples ($100,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III & KatieRich Stables; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SOLD IT, 3YO filly by The Factor – Charade ($80,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Stonestreet Stables; $175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Red Wings) O- Ciaran Dunne & Reddam Racing; B- Jeanne Canty, Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

SWEET DIANE, 3YO filly by Will Take Charge – Inside Passage ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- River Bend Farm; B- Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

TAYLOR’S SPIRIT, 3YO filly by Algorithms – Spirit Rising ($37,000 RNA, 2107 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Mark Norman & Norman Stables; B- David Lickhalter (KY); T- Scott Gelner

 

VICTORY RIDE S. (G3), Belmont, 6½ Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

ROYAL CHARLOTTE, 3YO filly by Cairo Prince – Sass and Class ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- First Row Partners; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SATURDAY, JULY 6 

BELMONT DERBY INVITATIONAL (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs

MOON COLONY, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Promenade Girl ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Mark Casse

STANDARD DEVIATION, 3YO colt by Curlin – False Impression ($450,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 3YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

BELMONT OAKS INVITATIONAL (G1), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

CONCRETE ROSE, 3YO filly by Twirling Candy – Solerina ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- J. W. Bloodstock) O- Ashbrook Farm & BBN Racing; B- Ron Patterson (KY); T- George Arnold II

CAFÉ AMERICANO, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Roxy Gap ($625,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

CAMBIER PARC, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Sealy Hill ($1.25 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- OXO Equine) O- OXO Equine; B- Bonne Chance Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SUBURBAN (G2), Belmont, 1¼ Miles, 4YOs & Up

CATHOLIC BOY, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) O- Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

PRESERVATIONIST, 6YO horse by Arch – Flying Dixie ($485,000, 2014 Set Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Emory Hamilton (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

ROCKETRY, 5YO horse by Hard Spun – Smart Farming ($195,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Gainesway (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

MARCONI, 4YO colt by Tapit – Ponche de Leona ($2 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm & M. V. Magnier) O- Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor; B- Brushwood Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

LONE SAILOR, 4YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- G M B Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

WOODERSON, 4YO colt by Awesome Again – Lotta Kim ($400,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable) O- Let’s Go Stable; B- Heaven Trees Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CARLINO, 4YO gelding by Lemon Drop Kid – Film Charm ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms; T- Mark Hennig

PAVEL, 5YO horse by Creative Cause – Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

JOHN A. NERUD (G2), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

MAJESTIC DUNHILL, 4YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Candy Fortune ($47,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- George Weaver

NEW YORK CENTRAL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments) O- China Horse Club International, SF Racing & WinStar Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmssuen

WARRIOR’S CLUB, 5YO horse by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN, 5YO horse by Mizzen Mast – Al Maha ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter) O- Curragh Stables; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- John Terranova II

PROMISES FULFILLED, 4YO colt by Shackleford – Marquee Delivery ($37,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Robert Baron; B- David Jacobs (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

DELAWARE OAKS (G3), Delaware, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

AVALINA, 3YO filly by Take of Ekati – Perfect Nodouble ($15,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steve Bajer, agent) O- John O’Hara; B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Danny Gargan

FASHION FAUX PAS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Clash ($65,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Denlea Park & Kent Spellman; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

JAYWALK, 3YO filly by Cross Traffic – Lady Pewitt ($190,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Servis, agent) O- D. J. Stable & Cash is King; B- Gainesway (KY); T- John Servis

 

DWYER S. (G3), Belmont, 1 Mile, 3YOs

MIHOS, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline ($320,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm; Buyer- Centennial Farms) O- Centennial Farms; B- Wayne Lyster, Bryan Lyster & Gray Lyster (KY); T- James A. Jerkens

CODE OF HONOR, 3YO colt Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

WHISKEY ECHO, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Atala ($225,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- R. W. Investments) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FINAL JEOPARDY, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Addison Run ($110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Bloodstock Investment (KY); T- Jason Servis

MAJID, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Jessamine ($210,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- EQB/Patrice Miller, agent) O- Zayat Stables; B- Forever Spring Farm (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

 

KENT S. (G3), Delaware, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs 

EMPIRE OF WAR, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Shehadmefromhello ($110,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Wycoff (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SHARETHEBLAME, 3YO colt by Blame – Janice Sue ($28,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Blue River Bloodstock) O- Mike Anderson & Benjamin Scherlis; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Juan Arriagada

SURF AND TURF, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – First in Time ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- D J Stable; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- John Servis

EONS, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Golden Antigua ($300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Clancy Bloodstock) O- Mark Grier; B- Camas Park Stud (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

 

ROBERT G. DICK MEMORIAL S. (G3), Delaware, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

PAMINA, 4YO filly by Street Cry (IRE) – Pamona Ball ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Augustin Stable; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Michael Dickinson

GENTLE RULER, 4YO filly by Colonel John – Winikins ($18,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O- Morsches Stable; B- Builder’s Mart (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

VEVINA, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – My Sugar Bear ($500,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Cheyenne Stables; $70,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Brendan Heeney, agent) O- Matthew Schera; B- Robert & Lawana Low (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

LEMON ZIP, 5YO mare by Ghostzapper – Lemon Edge ($9,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent) O- High Kings Racing; B- Chiefswood Stables (KY); T- Niall Saville

OSARE, 4YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Bubbler ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm) O- Bridlewood Farm; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

GOTHAM GALA, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Fifth Avenue Ball ($260,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Clancy Bloodstock) O- Mark Grier; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

 

PARX DASH S. (G3), Parx Racing, 5 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up

ROCKET HEAT, 7YO gelding by Latent Heat – Enjoy the Moment ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock) O- Flying P Stable; B- Farfellow Farms (KY); T- Michael Tannuzzo

FIELDER, 5YO gelding by Sidney’s Candy – Karakorum Fugitive ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; $180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, agent, Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) O- Waldorf Racing Stables; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- Marya Montoya