Catholic Boy and Roaring Lion, both alumni of Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, won on the world’s biggest stages on Saturday. Catholic Boy won the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) by a head over favoredAnalyze It, also a 2016 September Sale graduate, following a thrilling stretch duel. Roaring Lion closed in the final yards to take the Coral-Eclipse (G1) at Sandown in England by a neck.
In other racing, Diversify cruised to a front-running, 6½-length victory in the Suburban (G2) at Belmont, and Marley’s Freedom was much the best in the Great Lady M (G2) at Los Alamitos.
Matera Sky, a graduate of the 2014 November Breeding Stock and 2015 September Sale, established a track record in winning Japan’s Procyon (G3) on Sunday.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Belmont Derby Invitational S. (G1) on 7/7 at Belmont:
1- CATHOLIC BOY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette ($170,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Thomas, agent for Whitehorse Stables) (career 8-5-1-0, $1,172,000) O- Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas
2- Analyze It, 3YO colt by Point of Entry – Sweet Assay ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- William H. Lawrence; B- P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T- Chad Brown
ROARING LION, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Vionnet ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- David Redvers) Won Coral-Eclipse (G1) on 7/7 at Sandown (career 9-5-1-2, $1,113,039) O- Qatar Racing; B- Ran Jan Racing (KY); T- John Gosden
Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2 in the Suburban S. (G2) on 7/7 at Belmont:
1- DIVERSIFY, 5YO gelding by Bellamy Road – Rule One ($210,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent; Buyer- Lauren & Ralph Evans) (career 14-9-2-0, $1,309,425) O- Lauren & Ralph Evans; B- Fred Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (NY); T- Richard A. Violette Jr.
2- The Lieutenant, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy
MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) Won Great Lady M S. (G2) on 7/7 at Los Alamitos (career 11-5-2-0, $353,435) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert
TRICKY ESCAPE, 5YO mare by Hat Trick (JPN) – Island Escape ($65,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won Robert G. Dick Memorial S. (G3) on 7/7 at Delaware Park (career 17-5-5-3, $454,480) O- Jon Marshall; B- Robert Trussell Jr. & John T.L. Jones III (KY); T- Lynn Ashby
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Iowa Oaks (G3) on 7/5 at Prairie Meadows:
1- SHE’S A JULIE, 3YO filly by Elusive Quality – Kydd Gloves ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks) (career 8-3-1-1, $210,530) O- Whispering Oaks Farm; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
2- Cosmic Burst, 3YO filly by Violence – Peggy Ring ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Norma Lee Stockseth) O- Norma Lee Stockseth & Todd Dunn; B- Pewter Stable (PA); T- Donnie Von Hemel
DIVISIDERO, 6YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) Won Arlington H. (G3) on 7/7 at Arlington Park (career 19-6-3-3, $1,244,750) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley
MATERA SKY, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Mostaqeleh ($140,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Cobra Farm; $350,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Teruo Ono) Won Procyon S. (G3) on 7/8 at Chukyo (JAPAN) (career 19-6-3-0) O- Tsuyoshi Ono; B- Lynch Bages (KY); T- Hideyuki Mori
HIGH NORTH, 3YO colt by Midnight Lute – Spacy Tracy ($230,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Shortleaf Stable) Won $250,000 Iowa Derby on 7/6 at Prairie Meadows (career 9-3-1-0, $335,850) O- Shortleaf Stable; B- Mercedes Stables (KY); T- Brad Cox
CAMILA PRINCESS, 3YO filly by Animal Kingdom – Putyourdreamsaway ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) Won $105,000 Martha Washington S. on 7/7 at Gulfstream (career 8-5-0-1, $176,295) O- Grupo 7C Racing Stable; B- Hunter Valley Farm, Golden Acorn, Adrian Regan & Keith Lazarz (KY); T- Oscar Gonzalez
STIFLING, 2YO filly by Flatter – Speedy War ($27,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Commonwealth New Era Racing) Won $104,600 My Dear S. on 7/7 at Woodbine (career 2-1-1-0, $55,149) O- Commonwealth New Era Racing; B- Bradley Wayne Purcell (KY); T- W. John Bourke
HOMELAND SECURITY, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Forever Beautiful ($240,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Man O War Farm, agent, Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners; $220,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE) Won $100,000 River Memories S. on 7/8 at Belmont (career 6-3-0-0, $179,000) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Reiko & Michael Baum (KY); T- Chad Brown
SMILING CAUSEWAY, 4YO filly by Giant’s Causeway – Shandra Smiles ($400,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Audley Farm Equine) Won $100,000 Turf Amazon S. on 7/7 at Parx Racing (career 9-5-3-0, $242,200) O- Audley Farm Stable; B- Rodney Orr (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour
UP THE ANTE, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Ask Me When ($225,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Manila S. on 7/4 at Belmont (career 6-3-1-0, $159,203) O- Castleton Lyons; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Christophe Clement
JESSICA KRUPNICK, 5YO mare by Uncle Mo – Wear Red ($45,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Abbott Bloodstock) Won $75,250 Dashing Beauty S. on 7/7 at Delaware Park (career 16-5-4-2, $203,058) O- Sycamore Racing V; B- Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Francis Abbott III
CONQUEST SANDMAN, 5YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Toula ($80,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Morgan Racing; $62,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) Won $75,000 Mecke S.on 7/8 at Gulfstream (career 21-9-3-2, $324,120) O- Costa Brava; B- Josham Farms (ON); T- Juan Carlos Perez Abarrio
ANNIE’S CANDY, 5YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Wildcat Princess ($52,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent, Buyer- Selt Hill Bloodstock; $55,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Oak Lodge USA, agent) Won $53,225 Oak Tree Sprint on 7/4 at Oak Tree Pleasanton (career 26-6-7-5, $291,641) O- Scott Herbertson; B- FirstCorp Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ari Herbertson
AMERICIUM, 4YO filly by Brilliant Speed – Sweet Maple ($3,500 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) Won $50,000 Opelousas S. on 7/6 at Evangeline Downs (career 17-8-1-4, $170,361) O- M & M Racing; B- Jose Luis Espinoza (KY); T- Karl Broberg