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Keeneland September Sale Graduates and Champions Monomoy Girl, Swiss Skydiver Meet in Saturday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom

April 16, 2021

Champions Monomoy Girl and Swiss Skydiver, both graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, square off in the $1 million Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday.

On the same card, September Sale graduates Express Train, winner of the recent San Pasqual (G2) and runner-up in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1); WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) winner Fearless and multiple graded stakes winner Owendale compete in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2).

At Keeneland on Saturday, graded stakes winner Cross Border, third this year in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and Pan American (G2), and W. L. McKnight (G3) winner Tide of the Sea highlight the field for the Elkhorn (G2). 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

BAIRD DOUBLEDOGDARE S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HIGH REGARD, 5YO mare by Will Take Charge – Highest Class ($115,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Three Chimneys Farm; $160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Coteau Grove Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

BAJAN GIRL, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Dazzling (IRE) ($110,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Carlo Vaccarezza) O- Robert Slack & Daniel Walters; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Rohan Crichton

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

APPLE BLOSSOM H. (G1), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

ANOTHER BROAD, 6YO mare by Include – Dynamic Deputy ($340,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- Farfellow Farms) O- Farfellow Farm; B- Fitzhugh (MD); T- Steve Asmussen

SWISS SKYDIVER, 4YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

CHANCE TO SHINE, 5YO mare by Morning Line – Brief Contact ($18,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ledgelands, agent; Buyer- Peggy S. Thompson) O- Peggy Thompson; B- Ledgelands & Beatrice Ingham (KY); T- Chris Hartman

MONOMOY GIRL, 6YO mare by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) O- My Racehorse Stable, Spendthrift Farm & Madaket Stables; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

OAKLAWN H. (G2), Oaklawn, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SILVER STATE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Supreme ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

EXPRESS TRAIN, 4YO colt by Union Rags – I’m a Flake ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- John Shirreffs

FEARLESS, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – And Why Not ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- China Horse Club International & WinStar Farm; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

OWENDALE, 5YO horse by Into Mischief – Aspen Light ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Wentworth) O- Rupp Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox

SILVER PROSPECTOR, 4YO colt by Declaration of War – Tap Softly ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Ed & Susie Orr; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

 

ELKHORN S. (G2), Keeneland, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

CRAFTY DADDY, 5YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Eager Emma ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

MONARCHS GLEN (GB), 7YO gelding by Frankel (GB) – Mirabilis ($95,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Corms Racing) O- Michael Hui; B- Juddmonte Farms (GB); T- Mike Maker

TIDE OF THE SEA, 5YO horse by English Channel – Routine ($80,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

CALIFORNIAN S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

GROWTH ENGINE, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Wild Vision ($300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Hronis Racing; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds (KY); T- John Sadler

COUNTRY GRAMMER, 4YO colt by Tonalist – Arabian Song ($60,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent, Buyer- Brooke Hubbard, agent; $110,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- WinStar Farm) O- WinStar Farm; B- Scott & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- Bob Baffert

INDEPENDENCE HALL, 4YO colt by Constitution – Kalahari Cat ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Charlestown Investments) O- WinStar Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, Kathleen & Robert Verratti; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

TOKYO CITY CUP (G3), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles, 4YOs & Up

MULTIPLIER, 7YO gelding by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Biggleague Racing; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Andrew Lerner

 

KONA GOLD S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

FIGHT ON, 6YO horse by Into Mischief – Havenlass ($340,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- C T R Stables & Westside Racing Stable; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill