Horses who sold at Keeneland or raced there during the 2017 Fall Meet excelled Saturday during the second day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar.
Two colts by Curlin who both are graduates of the 2016 September Yearling Sale finished 1-2 in the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). The winner, Good Magic, scored his first career win when he defeated Solomini.
Bob Edwards’ eFive Racing, which owns Good Magic in partnership with breeder Stonestreet Thoroughbreds, purchased him for $1 million from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent. Jose Ortiz rode the winner for trainer Chad Brown.
Hill ‘n’ Dale also consigned Solomini, sold to Zayat Stables for $270,000.
Caledonia Road and Alluring Star – two fillies also sold at the 2016 September Sale – finished 1-2 in the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).
The winner was trained by Ralph Nicks and ridden by Mike Smith. The daughter of Quality Road sold to co-owner Zoom & Fish Stable for $140,000 at the 2016 September Sale. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned Caledonia Road, who also races for Charlie Spiring and Newtown Anner Stud. She was bred by Vegso Racing Stable.
Breeder Woods Edge Farm, agent, consigned Alluring Star, purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent, for $125,000.
The other Keeneland sales graduate who won a Breeders’ Cup race was Roy H, winner of the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). The 5-year-old More Than Ready gelding is a graduate of two Keeneland sales. Consigned to the 2013 September Sale by Claiborne Farm, agent, he was sold to Ciaran Dunne for $115,000. Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, agent, consigned Roy H to the 2014 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, where Rockingham Ranch bought him for $310,000. Rockingham owns the gelding, trained by Peter Miller, in partnership with David Bernsen. He was bred by Ramona Bass.
Also representing Keeneland were two Breeders’ Cup winners who raced or trained here during the Fall Meet in October.
Godolphin Stable Lessee’s Wuheida (GB), winner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G2), was to run in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) but was scratched because of a minor foot injury. The 3-year-old Dubawi filly, conditioned by Charles Appleby, worked 5 furlongs over the turf course on Oct. 24 before leaving for the Breeders’ Cup, where she ridden to victory by William Buick.
Bar of Gold, who won the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at odds of 66-1 following her sixth-place finish in the Juddmonte Spinster (G1) on Oct. 8. John Kimmel trains the 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., for breeders Chester and Mary Broman.
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