Keeneland sales graduates swept the top spots in major stakes held in the U.S. and Dubai this weekend, led by the 1-2-3 finish of Mucho Gusto, Mr Freeze and War Story in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Presented by Runhappy (G1).
Keeneland sales alumni Lady Apple overtook front-runner Serengeti Empress to win the Houston Ladies Classic (G3) on Sunday.
In Dubai, September Yearling Sale graduates Chiefdom, Shamaal Nibras and Yulong Warrior ran 1-2-3 in the Jebel Ali Mile Sponsored by Derrinstown Stud (G3).
With his victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn, September Sale graduate Gold Street established himself among the top contenders on the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland-sold Three Technique and Shoplifted ran second and third, respectively, to earn points toward the spring classic.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. Presented by Runhappy (G1) on 1/25 at Gulfstream:
1- MUCHO GUSTO, 4YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) (career 11-6-2-2, $2,579,800) O- HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert
2- Mr Freeze, 5YO horse by To Honor and Serve – Heavenly Cat ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Dale Romans
3- War Story, 8YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Elizabeth Dobles
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Houston Ladies Classic S. (G3) on 1/26 at Sam Houston:
1- LADY APPLE, 4YO filly by Curlin – Miss Mary Apples ($100,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) (career 12-6-2-1, $990,150) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III & KatieRich Stables; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
2- Serengeti Empress, 4YO 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
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Jebel Ali Mile Sponsored by Derrinstown Stud (G3) on 1/24 at Jebel Ali:
1- CHIEFDOM, 5YO gelding by The Factor – Sultana ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) (career 8-4-1-0, $167,969) O- Sheikh Hasher Mohammed Al Maktoum; B- Rhinestone Bloodstock (KY); T- Salem bin Ghadayer
2- Shamaal Nibras, 11YO gelding by First Samurai – Sashay Away ($25,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Anthony Stroud Bloodstock) O- EERC; B- Andrew Cohen & Gary Tolchin (KY); T- Doug Watson
3- Yulong Warrior, 5YO horse by Street Cry (IRE) – Mahkama ($180,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- BBA Ireland) O- Yu Long; B- Mossarosa (KY); T- Satish Seemar
BODECREAM, 3YO gelding by Bodemeister – Call Mariah ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Lane Thoroughbreds) Won $200,000 Texas Turf Mile S. on 1/26 at Sam Houston (career 6-2-1-0, $137,307) O- Red Lane Thoroughbreds; B- Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Danny Pish
GOLD STREET, 3YO colt by Street Boss – Morakami ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike McCarty) Won $150,000 Smarty Jones S. on 1/24 at Oaklawn (career 6-3-2-0, $225,218) O- Mike McCarty; B- Erich Brehm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
TEXAS WEDGE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Callmenancy ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Neatherlin) Won $150,000 World of Trouble Turf Sprint S. on 1/25 at Gulfstream (career 14-6-3-2, $403,740) O- Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, STD Racing Stable & A. Miller; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Miller
WHOA NELLIE, 4YO filly by Orb – Allegheny Angel ($220,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) Won $100,000 Pippin S. on 1/25 at Oaklawn (career 9-5-1-2, $256,230) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Doug & Felicia Branham (KY); T- Larry Jones
PIONEER SPIRIT, 7YO horse by Malibu Moon – Hafifah ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) Won $100,000 Fifth Season S. on 1/25 at Oaklawn (career 29-12-4-7, $756,578) O- Lawrence Roman, Heads Up Racing & Lucky Dog Stables; B- Mikhail Yanakov (KY); T- Robertino Diodoro
REAL NEWS, 4YO colt by The Factor – Missy’s Advantage ($85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Gary Broad) Won $100,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint S. on 1/26 at Sam Houston (career 8-4-2-1, $225,020) O- Town and Country Racing; B- Georgia Farms (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.
DYNASTY OF HER OWN, 3YO filly by Shanghai Bobby – Lady Dynasty ($70,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) Won $65,000 Borderplex S. on 1/26 at Sunland (career 2-2-0-0, $57,000) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Richard Kaster (KY); T- Jonathan Wong