Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes

Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes

Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes

Keeneland sales are represented by 22 graduates entered in the six graded stakes to be held Thursday and Friday at Belmont Park in celebration of Saturday’s final leg of the 2017 Triple Crown, the Belmont (G1).

September Yearling Sale graduate Fair Point, winner of the 2016 Senator Ken Maddy (G3), is assigned high weight of 123 pounds in Thursday’s Intercontinental (G3). She is one of six sales graduates entered in the field, which also includes stakes winners Rapid Rhythm and Nobody’s Fault. The same day, September Sale graduates New Money Honey and Coasted, the 1-2 finishers in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), headline entries for the Wonder Again (G3).

Five of the nine older horses slated for Friday’s True North (G2) are Keeneland sales graduates, led by Grade 2 winner Holy Boss; Chief Lion, second in the Tom Fool (G3) in March; and Roy H, undefeated in two starts this year, both at Santa Anita.

September Sale alumni highlight the field for the Bed o’ Roses Invitational (G3). Multiple graded stakes victor Lightstream, winner of the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland last fall, carries co-high weight of 121 pounds. Also entered is 2017 Barbara Fritchie (G2) winner High Ridge Road.


INTERCONTINENTAL S. (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

RAPID RHYTHM, 5YO mare by Successful Appeal – Patriot Miss ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Robert Evans; B- Lazy Lane Farms (VA); T- Michael Stidham

FAIR POINT, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – Fair Rose ($310,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) O- Stuart Janney III; B- WinStar Farm, M R Capital & Sam-Son Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

PERFECT PIC, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Cotton Bay ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- DP Racing) O- Deron Pearson; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Jim Cassidy

CONQUEST BABAYAGA, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Undercover Justice ($70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Steven N. Young, agent) O- Louis Lazzinnaro; B- Bill Justice (KY); T- Chad Brown

PORTMAGEE, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Kauai Calls ($75,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Don Robinson, agent) O- Waterville Lake Stable; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Christophe Clement

NOBODY’S FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Appealing Storm ($120,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sweezey & Partners, agent) O/B- Lothenbach Stables; T- Neil Pessin

WONDER AGAIN S. (G3), Belmont, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

COASTED, 3YO filly by Tizway – Malibu Pier ($210,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Treadway) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Leah Gyarmati

CORPORATE QUEEN, 3YO filly by Colonel John – Executive Vision ($5,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Wintickett Farm) O- Gary Barber & Bobby Flay; B- Whispering Oaks Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

NEW MONEY HONEY, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Weekend Whim ($450,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- eFive Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown


NEW YORK S. (G2), Belmont, 1¼ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

KITTEN’S ROAR, 5YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Bambolina ($42,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent; $130,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Dapple Bloodstock (KY); T- Michael Maker

SASSY LITTLE LILA, 4YO filly by Artie Schiller – Sharp Apple ($115,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Sandford Stable) O- Sheep Pond Partners & Michael Ryan; B- Dr. John Chandler (KY); T- Brad Cox

TRUE NORTH S. (G2), Belmont, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

CHIEF LION, 7YO gelding by Wildcat Heir – Pretty Indian ($15,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent; Buyer- SEKEI Co) O/T- David Jacobson; B- Harold Plumley (FL)

HOLY BOSS, 5YO horse by Street Boss – Holy Grace ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- KDE Equine) O- Louis McLane Merryman; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR, 4YO colt by Put It Back – Pleasant Quality ($25,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bear Stables) O- Bear Stables; B- Jerry Jamgotchian (KY); T- Brian Lynch

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) O- Gary Huartunian; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Peter Miller

EL DEAL, 6YO horse by Munnings – Spirit of Wailea ($57,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Passion Stable) O- Michelle & Albert Crawford; B- Martha Buckner (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

BELMONT GOLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 2 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

HUNTER O’RILEY, 4YO ridgling by Tiz Wonderful – Oblige ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jarazen Stable) O- Sean Shay & Michael Ryan; B- Mike Rutherford (KY); T- James Toner

FARZ, 5YO horse by Smart Strike – Ocean Drive ($325,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- SyBon Racing Stable (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

WAYWARD KITTEN, 5YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Stylish Ways ($55,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Wesley Ward

ROMAN APPROVAL, 6YO horse by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- J.W. Singer; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- David Cannizzo

BED O’ ROSES INVITATIONAL (G3), Belmont, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

HIGH RIDGE ROAD, 5YO mare by Quality Road – Detect ($180,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock) O- Martin Schwartz; B- Betz, Kidder, Blackburn, Lamantia, Graves & Davidson (KY); T- Linda Rice

LIGHTSTREAM, 4YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – North Beach ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ann Marie Farm; Buyer- Uphill Stable) O- Up Hill Stable, Head of Plains Partners, Little Red Feather Racing et al; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch

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