Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Keeneland sales graduates secured spots in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar with wins in weekend graded stakes.

Four sales graduates clinched bids over Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland: Zipessa, winner of the First Lady (G1) (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf-G1); Free Drop Billy, winner of the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1); Finley’sluckycharm, winner of the Thoroughbred Club of America (G1) (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint-G1) and Flameaway, winner of the Dixiana Bourbon (Juvenile Turf-G1).

At Belmont, Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale graduates Diversify won the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) to earn a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Separationofpowers took the Frizette (G1) to claim a spot in the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies (G1).

Roy H won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) to secure a berth in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).

Among other notable wins this weekend, Roly Poly captured her third Group 1 stakes, winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot (G1) at Newmarket. At Santa Anita, Unique Bella returned to the races following a seven-month layoff to win the L. A. Woman (G3). Both Roly Poly and Unique Bella are Keeneland September Yearling Sale alumni.


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on 10/7 at Belmont:

1- DIVERSIFY, 4YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Rule One ($210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Lauren & Ralph Evans) (career 10-7-2-0, $775,425) O- Lauren & Ralph Evans; B- Fred Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (NY); T- Richard A. Violette Jr.

2- Keen Ice, 5YO horse by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing & Calumet Farm; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

3- Pavel, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

ZIPESSA, 5YO mare by City Zip – Precious Princess ($30,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End; Buyer- Off the Hook, agent) Won First Lady S. (G1) on 10/7 at Keeneland (career 16-5-3-3, $783,550) O- Empyrean Stables; B- G. Watts & Sally Humphrey (KY); T- Michael Stidham

ROLY POLY, 3YO filly by War Front – Misty For Me ($575,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. (G1) on 10/7 at Newmarket (career 16-6-4-0, $939,537) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B- Misty For Me Syndicate (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien

FREE DROP BILLY, 2YO colt by Union Rags – Trensa ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) Won Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) on 10/7 at Keeneland (career 4-2-2-0, $428,020) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Helen K. Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Dale Romans

Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Frizette S. (G1) on 10/8 at Belmont:

1- SEPARATIONOFPOWERS, 2YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Shehadmefromhello ($190,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) (career 3-2-0-1, $324,800) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Northwest Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

2- Caledonia Road, 2YO filly by Quality Road – Come a Callin ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Zoom & Fish Stable) O- Zoom & Fish Stable and Charlie Spiring; B- Vegso Racing Stable (KY); T- Ralph Nicks

ROY H, 5YO gelding by More Than Ready – Elusive Diva ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent, Buyer- Ciaran Dunne; $310,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Rockingham Ranch) Won Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1)on 10/7 at Santa Anita (career 16-5-4-1, $534,765) O- Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller

FINLEY’SLUCKYCHARM, 4YO filly by Twirling Candy – Day of Victory ($77,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Carl R. Moore) Won Thoroughbred Club ofAmerica S. (G2) on 10/7 at Keeneland (career 12-9-2-0, $593,368) O- Carl R. Moore Management; B- Lakland Farm (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the L. A. Woman S. (G3) on 10/8 at Santa Anita:

1- UNIQUE BELLA, 3YO filly by Tapit – Unrivaled Belle ($400,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Don Alberto Corporation) (career 6-5-1-0, $402,400) O- Don Alberto Stable; B- Brushwood Stable (PA); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

2- Princess Karen, 3YO filly by Stay Thirsty – Chitka ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) O- Jeff Bonde, Edward Brown & Karen Norton; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

WONDER GADOT, 2YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Loving Vindication ($80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) Won Mazarine S. (G3) on 10/7 at Woodbine (career 3-2-0-1, $142,973) O- Gary Barber; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

FLAMEAWAY, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) Won Dixiana Bourbon S. on 10/8 at Keeneland (career 4-3-0-0, $244,074) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

DIXIE MOON, 2YO filly by Curlin – Dixie Chicken ($150,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Keith Lancaster, agent) Won $226,600 Cup and Saucer S. on 10/8 at Woodbine (career 3-2-1-0, $191,720) O/B- Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry (ON); T- Catherine Day Phillips

MO DONT NO, 4YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) Won $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance S.on 10/7 at Belterra Park (career 20-14-4-0, $651,255) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Anstu Farm (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

MAYAS QUEEN NEETEE, 5YO mare by Speightstown – The Niagara Queen ($27,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $150,000 Best of Ohio Distaffon 10/7 at Belterra Park (career 12-6-1-1, $230,292) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Anstu Farm (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

SISTER NATION, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Evita’s Sister ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy Equine, agent) Won $100,000 Ruling Angel S. on 10/8 at Woodbine (career 9-2-3-2, $141,677) O- Mark Dodson; B- Marvin Little Jr. & William Lynn (KY); T- Michael De Paulo

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