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Keeneland September Sale Graduate McKinzie Tops Stellar Field for Whitney

August 2, 2019

Sales graduates Bellafina, Serengeti Empress, Covfefe headline Test

Keeneland sales are represented by five of the eight talented contenders, led by morning-line favorite and multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie, entered in Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, a “Win and You’re In” Challenge race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

Among the other prominent Keeneland sales graduates in the field are Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) winner Vino Rosso and Suburban (G2) winner Preservationist

On the same race card, Keeneland sales alumni headline the Test (G1). Morning-line favorite and multiple Grade 1 winnerBellafina and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress carry co-high weight. Other accomplished contenders include track record-setting Grade 3 winner Covfefe, Victory Ride (G3) winner Royal Charlotte and Grade 2 winner Jeltrin

Forty-nine Keeneland sales alumni are set to compete in major races at Saratoga, Del Mar and Mountaineer this weekend. In addition to the aforementioned, they are highlighted by:

  • All six juvenile fillies entered in the Sorrento (G2) at Del Mar are Keeneland sales graduates, topped by Schulyerville (G3) winner Comical
  • Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) winner Concrete Rose, who competes for the second leg of the inaugural Turf Tiara in the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational;
  • Moon Colony and Casa Creed, 1-2 finishers in the Penn Mile (G2), meet again in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2) at Saratoga;
  • Graded stakes winners Beau Recall (IRE)Toinette and Elysea’s World (IRE) go postward in the Yellow Ribbon (G2) at Del Mar;
  • Mr. Money was installed as the morning-line favorite for the West Virginia Derby (G3) following three consecutive Grade 3 wins. Second choice is UAE Derby (G2) winner Plus Que Parfait; and
  • Neptune’s Storm, winner of the Singletary and Cinema Stakes at Santa Anita in his last two starts, makes his graded stakes debut in the La Jolla (G3) at Del Mar.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING HALL OF FAME S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

SOMBEYAY, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Teroda ($125,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $230,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing; B- J. D. Stuart & Mueller Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CASA CREED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

LIMONITE, 3YO colt by Lemon Drop Kid – Colina Verde (BRZ) ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- ECL Gaming) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Roberto Mesquita (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

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

 

SARATOGA OAKS, Saratoga, 1 3/16 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

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

WHITNEY S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

IMPERATIVE, 9YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Imaginary Stables; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

FOREWARNED, 4YO colt by Flat Out – Fortune Play ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Preston Stables (OH); T- Uriah St. Lewis

VINO ROSSO, 4YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias, J.J. Crupi, agent) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MCKINZIE, 4YO colt by Street Sense – Runway Model ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Summer Wind Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

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

 

TEST S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

SERENGETI EMPRESS, 3YO 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) O- Joel Politi; B- Tri Eques Bloodstock (KY); T- Tom Amoss

BELLAFINA, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Kaleem Shah; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

COVFEFE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Antics ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Alexander-Groves (KY); T- Brad Cox

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

JELTRIN, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Song to the Moon ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Juan C. Sanchez) O/T- Alexis Delgado (KY); B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY)

 

SORRENTO S. (G2), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

COMICAL, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Kayce Ace ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- ERJ Racing, Westside Racing Stable, Gary Barber & Dave Kenney; B- Susan Casner (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

POWERFULATTRACTION, 2YO filly by Commissioner – Magnet ($32,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds agent, Buyer- Tollgate Farm; $102,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Red Wings) O- Exline-Border Racing, Robin Christensen, Steve Dorfman, Dan Hudock & Susanna Wilson; B- McDowell Farm (AR); T- Peter Eurton

AMALFI SUNRISE, 2YO filly by Constitution – Soot Z ($40,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Royal Colors Racing) O- Doug Branham & Marsha Naify; B- Jack Mandato (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

SHEDARESTHEDEVIL, 2YO filly 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) O- Glencrest Farm & Qatar Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

PRINCESS MO, 2YO filly by Uncle Mo – Bow Bells ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.; $85,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Susan Derby & Gary Folgner; B- Barronstown Stud (KY); T- Ruben Gomez

SHANGHAI KEELY, 2YO filly by Shaghai Bobby – Silentlea ($40,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- James Hood) O- Aaron Pewtherer; B- Michael Wood (KY); T- Ari Herbertson

 

YELLOW RIBBON H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

BEAU RECALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Sir Prancealot (IRE) – Greta d’Argent (IRE) ($385,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing & Medallion Racing; B- Tom Wallace (IRE); T- Brad Cox

STORM THE HILL, 5YO mare by Get Stormy – Thornhill ($275,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Alastar Thoroughbreds) O- Alastar Thoroughbreds & Michael Valdes; B- Kimberly & William Bradley (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

LEMOONA, 4YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Singita ($170,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Thor-Bred Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas

CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, 5YO mare by Americain – Causey ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Sondereker & Kruljac Partners) O- E. Dunham, J. Kruljac, Jim Reed, J. Sondereker and S. & D. Yip; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Eric Kruljac

TOINETTE, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – I Bet Toni Knows ($120,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent; $110,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Shawn Dugan, agent) O- Ken Baca, Lisa & Nicholas Hawkins, Joseph & Lynne Hudson; B- J. D. Stuart, P. C. Bance & A. R. Enterprises (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

ELYSEA’S WORLD (IRE), 6YO mare by Champs Elysees (GB) – Ideal World (IRE) ($500,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- Abbondanza Racing) O- Abbondanza Racing, Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables, Christopher Dunn & Jerry McClanahan; B- Haras D’Haspel (IRE); T- Richard Baltas

 

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G3), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

GRUMPS LITTLE TOTS, 3YO gelding by Sky Mesa – W W American ($37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Michael Dubb) O- Michael Dubb, Coyle Boys Stable & Bethlehem Stables; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Jason Servis

CONATIVE, 3YO colt by Noble Mission (GB) – Queen Daenerys ($70,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Kazakov) O- Glockenburg; B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Marat Kozhomzharov

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

CORNSTARCH, 3YO colt by Awesome Again – Find the Humor ($40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Kazakov) O- Glockenburg; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Marat Kozhomzharov

FLUMINENSE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Bonne Rafaela (BRZ) ($410,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- R. C. Thoroughbreds) O/B- Stud TNT; T- Steve Asmussen

MR. MONEY, 3YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Allied Racing Stable; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

 

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S S. (G3), Mountaineer, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SNAPPER SINCLAIR, 4YO colt by City Zip – True Addiction ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Bloom Racing Stable; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SILVER DUST, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

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

ROCKING THE BOAT, 5YO horse by Arch – Chantilly Nayla ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Team Valor) O- Team Valor et al; B- Team Valor & Highfield Stock Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

IMPERATIVE, 9YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Imaginary Stables; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

APRICOT, 4YO colt by Bernardini – Morrow (GB) ($35,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Kazakov) O- Glockenburg; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Marat Kozhomzharov

 

TROY S. (G3), Saratoga, 5½ 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

WET YOUR WHISTLE, 4YO gelding by Stroll – Winlocs Glory Days ($17,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock; Buyer- Morris Bloodstock Services, agent) O- David Palmer; B- E.H. Lane III (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

ADIRONDACK S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

MYLASTFIRSTKISS, 2YO filly by Flatter – Maxinkuckee ($85,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing, Ashley Quartarolo & Bloom Racing Stable; B- Builder’s Mart (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

JUST FLY, 2YO filly by Justin Phillip – Caution Sign ($8,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Jay McKee) O- Carl Moore; B- Brookstone Farm & Dr. Michael Spirito (KY); T- Joe Sharp

 

WAYA S. (G3), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

SANTA MONICA (GB), 6YO mare by Mastercraftsman (IRE) – Zacchera (GB) ($675,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) O- R Unicorn Stable; B- D. J. Erwin Bloodstock (GB); T- Chad Brown

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

 

LA JOLLA H. (G3), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

NEPTUNE’S STORM, 3YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Immortal Life (IRE) ($50,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent, Buyer- War Horse Place; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gotimer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig & Daniel Weiner; B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Richard Baltas 

STUBBINS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Sierra Vista (GB) ($20,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- McShane Racing; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

KING OF SPEED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Beautiful Daniele ($10,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Addiction Therapy Stables; $140,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Del Secco) O- Del Secco DCS Racing; B- Newaukum Racing Stables (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

 

SARATOGA DERBY INVITATIONAL, Saratoga, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

A THREAD OF BLUE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Enthused ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Merites Stable) O- Leonard C. Green; B- Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

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