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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Nyquist Kentucky Derby Favorite Following Florida Derby Win

April 4, 2016

 

LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2016) – Keeneland 2014 September Yearling Sale graduate and undefeated champion Nyquist solidified his status as early favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) following his commanding 3¼-length victory in Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1).  

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Florida Derby (G1) on 4/2 at Gulfstream:

1- NYQUIST, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Seeking Gabrielle ($180,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Madison Farm; $230,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Sutton Place Stable) (career 7-7-0-0, $2,322,600) O- Reddam Racing; B- Summerhill Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

2- Majesto, 3YO ridgling by Tiznow – Unacloud ($300,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grupo 7C) O- Grupo 7C Racing; B- Diamond A Racing Corp (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

 

CELESTINE, 4YO filly by Scat Daddy – Mona Mia ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Phaedrus Flights) Won Honey Fox S. (G2) on 4/2 at Gulfstream (career 11-5-2-1, $409,755) O- Phaedrus Flights; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (KY); T- Bill Mott

VALID, 6YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) Won Skip Away S. (G3) on 4/2 at Gulfstream (career  37-12-9-7, $1,101,647) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- Marcus Vitali

 

Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Orchid S. (G3) on 4/2 at Gulfstream:

1- PHOTO CALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Galileo (IRE) – Theann (GB) ($3 million, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) (career 16-5-2-4,  $526,102) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stables; B- Mrs. Evie Stockwell (IRE); T- Todd Pletcher 

2- Songoficeandfire, 5YO mare by Dynaformer – Catchascatchcan (GB) ($290,000, 2102 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Diane Snowden) O- Diane Snowden; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

HE’LL PAY, 3YO colt by Haynesfield – Mons Venus ($120,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) Won $99,250 Rushaway S. on 4/2 at Turfway (career 8-2-1-1, $96,749) O- Brereton Jones; B- Brereon Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Larry Jones 

CAT BURGLAR, 6YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) Won $82,545 Santana Mile S. on 4/2 at Santa Anita (career 16-5-4-3, $407,100) O- Michael Lunch Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert