Strong Weekend for Keeneland Graduates
Graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale finished 1-2-3 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. Collected earned his third graded stakes win this year, leading at every call to score a half-length victory over stablemate and champion Arrogate followed by Accelerate in third.
Keeneland will feature half-brothers to Collected and Accelerate and a full brother to Saturday’s Violet (G3) winner, Tricky Escape, at its September Sale, to be held Sept. 11-23. Click here to view the 2017 September Sale catalog.
Also on Saturday, September Sale graduate Order of St George (IRE) won the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger Trial S. (G3)at the Curragh for the third consecutive year by kicking home by a comfortable 4¾ lengths.
Keeneland provides a comprehensive September Sale microsite that features profiles of its Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning September Sale graduates. Profiles offer sales ring footage, stakes photos, video race replays and quotes from connections.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) on 8/19 at Del Mar:
1- COLLECTED, 4YO colt by City Zip – Helena Bay (GB) ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) (career 11-8-1-0, $1,260,500) O- Speedway Stable; B- Runnymede Farm & Peter Callahan (KY); T- Bob Baffert (Hip 314 – half-brother by Lookin At Lucky consigned to the September Sale by Runnymede Farm, agent)
2- Arrogate, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Bubbler ($560,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) O- Juddmonte Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert
3- Accelerate, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler (Hip 358 – half-brother by Bernardini consigned to the September Sale by Bluewater Sales, agent)
CONQUEST PANTHERA, 5YO gelding by Kitten’s Joy – Lastofthsummerwine ($100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) Won Play the King S. (G2) on 8/19 at Woodbine (career 10-4-0-3, $250,016) O- Gary Barber; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Mark Casse
TRICKY ESCAPE, 4YO filly by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won Violet S. (G3) on 8/19 at Monmouth (career 11-3-4-2, $171,520) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby (Hip 3910 – full brother consigned to the September Sale by Four Star Sales, agent)
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE), 5YO horse by Galileo (IRE) – Another Storm ($550,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) Won Comer Group International Irish St. Leger Trial S. (G3) on 8/19 at the Curragh (career 19-9-6-1, $1,680, 360) O- Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Lloyd Williams; B- Paget Bloodstock (IRE); T- Aidan O’Brien
CHANNEL MAKER, 3YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) Won $400,800 Breeders’ S. on 8/20 at Woodbine (career 10-2-2-2, $371,453) O- Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott
MONEY’SONCHARLOTTE, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Something Wicked ($135,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- George & Lori Hall; $72,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Merel & Darryl Dixon) Won $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. on 8/19 at Thistledown (career 21-7-2-2, $458,395) O- George E. Hall; B- Dr. Oscar Benavides (KY); T- Kelly Breen
FLAMEAWAY, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) Won $100,000 Skidmore S. on 8/18 at Saratoga (career 2-2-0-0, $92,574) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse
PICCO UNO, 4YO filly by Macho Uno – Piccola Isola ($35,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent, Buyer- Epic Thoroughbreds; $27,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent, Buyer- Kennesaw Mountain Racing) Won $100,000 Union Avenue S. on 8/17 at Saratoga (career 12-6-3-1, $299,667) O- Kennesaw Mountain Racing; B- Topsmeade & Adena Springs Farm (NY); T- Jason Servis
MARCH X PRESS, 2YO filly by Shanghai Bobby – Indian Rush ($90,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock, agent) Won $100,000 Bolton Landing S. on 8/16 at Saratoga (career 2-2-0-0, $103,800) O- Golconda Stables; B- Pine Ridge Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
DAK ATTACK, 2YO colt by Ghostzapper – Indian Spell ($625,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) Won $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile S. on 8/20 at Ellis Park (career 2-2-0-0, $71,730) O- Albaugh Family Stable & B.C. Jones; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Dale Romans
JUST HOWARD, 3YO colt by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($27,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) Won $75,000 Find S. on 8/19 at Laurel (career 8-3-2-1, $147,720) O- Skeedattle Associates; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion
NIKKI MY DARLING, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Zamindarling ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; $47,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Pay the Man S. on 8/19 at Thistledown (career 11-6-1-0, $226,533) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Imaginary Stables; B- Sheltowee Farm & James Evans (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich
TARA’S WAY, 4YO filly by Tizway – She’s a Wow ($45,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Almac Racing Stable) Won $75,000 City of Edmonton Distaff H. on 8/19 at Northlands (career 12-4-1-3, $82,901) O- Almac Racing Stable; B- Epic Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Rick Hedge