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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Midnight Bourbon, Arklow Seek Grade 1 Wins on Saturday

July 16, 2021

Keeneland sales graduates highlight the graded stakes fields for opening weekend at Saratoga and Del Mar, and TVG.com Haskell Day at Monmouth and Arlington’s “Million Preview Day” on Saturday.

Grade 3 winner Midnight Bourbon, second in the Preakness (G1) in his last start, is among the top contenders in the $1 million TVG.com Haskell (G1), a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). 

The Haskell undercard features multiple graded stakes winner Arklow, an earner of more than $2.7 million and winner of the Louisville (G3) in his season debut in May, in the United Nations (G1) and recent Westchester (G3) winner Dr Post in the Monmouth Cup (G3).    

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale is represented by seven of the 12 juveniles entered in the Sanford (G3) at Saratoga, led by morning-line favorite Wit, a six-length debut winner at Belmont and promising 2-year-olds Catch the Smoke andOttoman Empire.

Express Train, winner of the San Pasqual (G2) and twice Grade 1 placed this year, goes postward in the San Diego (G2) at Del Mar. 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 17

TVG.COM HASKELL S. (G1), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Catch the Moon ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

BASSO, 3YO colt by Cairo Prince – Zapara ($40,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Fazio) O- Mike Fazio & Monmouth Stud; B- Arthur St George & Lee Mauberret (KY); T- Greg Sacco

 

UNITED NATIONS S. (G1), Monmouth, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

ARKLOW, 7YO horse by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Estate of Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

WINTERS BACK, 4YO colt by Summer Front – Mattieandmorgan ($105,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Tim Thornton & Quint Tatro (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

GLYNN COUNTY, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Quad Tens ($45,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mike Maker

 

SAN DIEGO H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

KISS TODAY GOODBYE, 4YO colt by Cairo Prince – Savvy Hester ($150,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lisa & Tim Turney, agent; Buyer- John Sondereker) O- John Sondereker; B- Debmar Stables (KY); T- J. Eric Kruljac

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

MO MOSA, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Roughing ($335,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Perry & Denise Martin (KY); T- Mike Maker

TRIPOLI, 4YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Love Train ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- Blue Devil Racing Stable (KY); T- John Sadler

HEYWOODS BEACH, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Unfold the Rose ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Miacomet Bloodstock) O- Hronis Racing; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- John Sadler

 

MONMOUTH CUP (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

JUSTINTHENICKOTIME, 4YO gelding by Justin Phillip – Watch Smartly ($22,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- Imaginary Stables & Glenn Ellis; B- Gabriel Duignan (KY); T- J. Kent Sweezey

DR POST, 4YO colt by Quality Road – Mary Delaney ($200,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm; $400,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle/J. J. Crupi, agent) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Cloyce C. Clark (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

AMERICAN DUBAI, 8YO horse by E Dubai – Smash Review ($35,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent; Buyer- Calex Racing) O- Flying P Stable; B- Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Robertino Diodoro

 

MOLLY PITCHER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

OUR SUPER FREAK, 5YO mare by Mineshaft – Thatcher ($210,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- LBD Stable) O- LBD Stable & David Ingordo; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Cherie DeVaux

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

 

WINSTAR MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

GREAT ISLAND, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – Voyage ($160,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Alpha Delta Stables; B- Ben P. Walden Jr. & Larry Taylor (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

SANFORD S. (G3), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

WIT, 2YO colt by Practical Joke – Numero d’Oro ($575,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Rosilyn Polan; B- Repole Stables & St. Elias Stable) O- Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable & Gainesway Stable; B- Rosilyn Polan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

CATCH THE SMOKE, 2YO colt by Mohaymen – Ad Litem ($50,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Genstar) O- Frank Catapano & Nicholas Primpas; B- C. Kidder & N. Cole (KY); T- Wayne Potts

DANCE CODE, 2YO colt by Honor Code – Dancinginthestreet ($14,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- Richie’s World Stable; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Juan Vazquez

OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 2YO colt by Classic Empire – Seven Stars ($120,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Lauren Carlisle, agent) O- Greg Tramontin; B- Pedro Gonzalez & Lenny Cohen (KY); T- Tom Amoss

KAVOD, 2YO colt by Lea – Weekend Connection ($3,500, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Will Win Stables) O- James Chapman & Tritain Biddinger; B- Steve Grant (KY); T- James Chapman

SEIZE THE NIGHT, 2YO colt by Carpe Diem – Candle Maker ($55,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Surry Lane Thoroughbreds) O- Willis Horton Racing; B- Cove Springs Farm (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

LUCAGO, 2YO gelding by Kantharos – Going to Kukaro ($21,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Alfonso Cammarota) O- Cammarota Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- Antonio Sano

 

ARLINGTON S. (G3), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

TWO EMMYS, 5YO gelding by English Channel – Miss Emmy ($4,500, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugh Robertson & Wolfe Racing) O- Hugh Robertson & Wolfe Racing; B- Tottenwood Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Hugh Robertson

BIZZEE CHANNEL, 5YO gelding by English Channel – Bizzee Mizzee ($19,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent) O- Patricia’s Hope; B- Bilbrey Farms (KY); T- Larry Rivelli

 

MODESTY S. (G3), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

ENJOYITWHILEWECAN, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Unicity ($47,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Jamm et al (KY); T- Mike Maker

FAMILY WAY, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Susie’s Baby ($775,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Godolphin) O- Hunter Valley Farm, Debra O’Connor & Marc Detampel; B- Diamond Creek Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

PYTHONESS, 4YO filly by Liam’s Map – Seattle Shimmer ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mellon Patch) O- Mellon Patch; B- Mark & Cindy Stansell (KY); T- Michael Campbell

TWEETY SHOW, 7YO mare by English Channel – Style Show ($8,500, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Alex & Kendra Penn) O/T- Ron Isbell Jr.; B- W. S. Farish & E. J. Hudson Jr. (KY)

BREEZE RIDER, 4YO filly by Paynter – Dancing Raven ($35,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St George Sales, agent, Buyer- Michelle Redding; $52,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- R & W Stable) O- Mike Piazza; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Steve Manley

 

SUNDAY, JULY 18

CONNAUGHT CUP S. (G2), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

OLYMPIC RUNNER, 5YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Nadadora ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Equest Thoroughbreds; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, Buyer- Justin Casse) O- Gary Barber; B- Eutophia Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

HOLIDAY STONE, 7YO horse by Harlan’s Holiday – Lucifer’s Stone ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Nesco II (KY); T- George Weaver

 

COUGAR II S. (G3), Del Mar, 1½ Miles, 3YOs & Up

HEYWOODS BEACH, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Unfold the Rose ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Miacomet Bloodstock) O- Hronis Racing; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- John Sadler

CONTAGION, 5YO gelding by Fed Biz – Stadia ($85,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm; Buyer- De Meric Stables, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Douglas Arnold (KY); T- Peter Miller

CAMPAIGN, 6YO horse by Curlin – Arania ($675,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End) O- Woodford Racing; B- Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T- John Sadler