Keeneland sales graduates turned in impressive performances on both sides of the Atlantic over the long Memorial Day weekend. Accelerate confirmed his status as one of the nation’s top older horses with a decisive victory while carrying top weight in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). It was the third win in four starts this year for Accelerate, who also won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and San Pasqual (G2).
In Ireland, Order of St George (IRE) won the listed Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes at Leopardstown as a prep for his anticipated start in the Gold Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot on June 21.
In other racing action, Money Multiplier successfully defended his title in the Monmouth (G2), while Marley’s Freedomdominated the Desert Stormer (G3) at Santa Anita by 7¼ lengths in her first start for trainer Bob Baffert. The Lieutenant, a half-brother to Keeneland sales graduate and Triple Crown hopeful Justify, rallied from off the pace to win the All American (G3) at Golden Gate. Keeneland sales graduates, led by Ezmosh, swept the top three spots in the Arlington Classic (G3).
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
ACCELERATE, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) Won Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) on 5/26 at Santa Anita (career 19-7-5-5, $1,712,480) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Monmouth S. (G2) on 5/26 at Monmouth:
1- MONEY MULTIPLIER, 6YO ridgling by Lookin At Lucky – Intensify ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Wark Bloodstock; $260,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) (career 22-5-7-2, $1,203,584) O- Al Shahania Stud; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
2- Divisidero, 6YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley
THE LIEUTENANT, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) Won All American S. (G3) on 5/28 at Golden Gate (career 12-4-1-1, $209,537) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy
MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) Won Desert Stormer S. (G3) on 5/27 at Santa Anita (career 10-4-2-0, $233,435) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert
Keeneland sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Arlington Classic (G3) on 5/26 at Arlington:
1- EZMOSH, 3YO colt by Tizway – Eagle Island ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sobhy Sonbol) (career 9-3-2-1, $154,480) O- Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing & Zayat Stables; B- Scott & Lanae Pierce (OK); T- Brad Cox
2- Pont Du Gard, 3YO colt by Liaison – Mi Isabella ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jason Hall, agent) O- Wimborne Farm; B- Cypress Bend Farm (LA); T- Ignacio Correas
3- Cuestion de Tiempo, 3YO colt by The Factor – Sayedah (IRE) ($80,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- First Finds; $80,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Secure Investments & I. C. Racing; B- Rhinestone Bloodstock (KY); T- Ignacio Correas
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE), 6YO horse by Galileo (IRE) – Another Storm ($550,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Bloodstock; Buyer- Blandford Stud) Won Saval Beg Levmoss S. (L) on 5/25 at Leopardstown (career 24-13-6-1, $2,786,184) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Lloyd Williams; B- Paget Bloodstock (IRE); T- Aidan O’Brien
HOLIDAY DISGUISE, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Thin Disguise ($70,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- John Greathouse, agent Won $200,000 Critical Eye S. on 5/28 at Belmont (career 9-6-1-1, $469,150) O- Lady Sheila Stable; B- Dr. William Wilmot & Dr. Joan Taylor (NY); T- Linda Rice
DIVERSIFY, 5YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Rule One ($210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Lauren & Ralph Evans) Won $200,000 Commentator S. on 5/28 at Belmont (career 13-8-2-0, $934,425) O- Lauren & Ralph Evans; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (NY); T- Richard A. Violette Jr.
TRIGGER WARNING, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Magic Appeal ($6,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Big Oak Farms) Won $100,600 Tom Ridge S. on 5/21 at Presque Isle (career 10-4-0-1, $107,778) O- Brinley Enterprises; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mike Rone
DARK ARTIST, 3YO filly by Paynter – Ominous Cat ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Goodwood Racing) Won $81,000 Boiling Springs S. on 5/26 at Monmouth (career 7-3-0-1, $105,136) O- Goodwood Racing VIII; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jane Cibelli
FACTOROFWON, 3YO filly by The Factor – B R’s Girl ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Isidro Centeno) Won $79,190 Black Pearl S. on 5/27 at Santa Anita (career 8-2-0-2, $91,375) O- Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal; B- Golden Goose Enterprises (KY); T- Mark Glatt
TRUST FACTOR, 5YO horse by Paddy O’Prado – Mainsail ($4,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Rafael Garcia, agent) Won $72,750 Louisiana Legends Turf S. on 5/26 at Evangeline (career 18-8-4-3, $335,958) O- Scrivener Stables; B- J. Adcock & Hume Wornall (LA); T- Michael Maker
PINSON, 5YO gelding by Majestic Warrior – Celtic Song ($75,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Won $65,000 Jim Rasmussen Memorial S. on 5/28 at Prairie Meadows (career 30-6-5-4, $290,301) O- Richard Bahde; B- Bonnie Heath Farm (FL); T- Randy Morse
APPREHENDER, 9YO gelding by Posse – Missy’s Mirage ($21,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- William Robson) Won $65,000 Ed Skinner S. on 5/26 at Prairie Meadows (career 44-11-13-8, $712,56) O- Dream Farm; B- Jayeff B Stables (KY); T- Gene Jacquot
SIRENUSA, 3YO filly by Tiznow – Spun Silver ($105,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Stars Sales, agent; Buyer- Barry & Joni Butzow) Won $50,000 Northbound Pride Oaks on 5/28 at Canterbury (career 3-3-0-0, $98,400) O- Barry & Joni Butzow; B- Richard & Connie Snyder (KY); T- Joe Sharp
WHATWASITHINKING, 3YO gelding by Violence – Shot Gun Pennie ($20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Chris Randall) Won $50,000 Auburn S. on 5/27 at Emerald (career 5-4-0-0, $67,408) O- Randall & Rossi LLC & Lucarelli Racing Corp; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Frank Lucarelli