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48 Keeneland Sales Alumni, Led by Champions Vequist and Monomoy Girl, Featured in Weekend Graded Stakes

February 26, 2021

Forty-eight Keeneland sales alumni are competing in graded stakes at prominent U.S. tracks this weekend. Action includes the 2021 debuts of champions Vequist and Monomoy Girl, while a number of sophomores take major steps toward the spring classics.

Keeneland sales alumni are poised to enhance their rankings on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) with performances in preps at Gulfstream and Oaklawn on Saturday.

Six September Yearling Sale alumni highlight the Fountain of Youth (G2), a Derby prep at Gulfstream on Saturday, including Fire At Will, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Keeneland; Claiborne Farm Swale (G3) runner-up King’s Ovation; and TarantinoPrime Factor and Papetu, the respective second- through fourth-place finishers in the Holy Bull (G3).

The aforementioned Vequist, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Keeneland in her last start, headlines the Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.

Five of the seven entrants for the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn, a second Derby prep on Saturday, are Keeneland sales graduates, led by multiple Grade 1 winner Jackie’s Warrior and Grade 2 winner Spielberg

Monomoy Girl, who secured a second Eclipse Award with her win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland last fall, tops the field for the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn on Sunday. 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

PRIME FACTOR, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Haylie Brae ($900,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club & Maverick Racing) O- CHC Inc. & WinStar Farm; B- Two Hearts Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FIRE AT WILL, 3YO colt by Declaration of War – Flirt ($97,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Troy Rankin (KY); T- Mike Maker

KING’S OVATION, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Karen’s Silk ($100,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable; $100,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Recio/Hubbard, agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & Peacock Stable; B- Roxanne Martin Stable (KY); T- Dale Romans

TARANTINO, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Without Delay ($610,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket; $240,000 RNA, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm & Robert Masterson; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset

TIZ TACT TOE, 3YO gelding by Tourist – Lafirma ($8,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Marc Tacher) O- David A. Bernsen & Susanna Wilson; B- Don Alberto Corp. (KY); T- Robert Hess Jr.

PAPETU, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Lady Malkin ($80,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Jose DeFreitas) O- Magic Stables; B- Almar Farm (KY); T- Antonio Sano

 

MAC DIARMIDA S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

TEMPLE, 5YO gelding by Temple City – Desant ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp.; B- Mark Toothaker & Dan White (KY); T- Mike Maker

TIDE OF THE SEA, 5YO horse by English Channel – Routine ($80,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Mike Maker

PHANTOM CURRENCY, 5YO gelding by Goldencents – Phantom Rising ($260,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Sally Thomas & New Dawn Stable (KY); T- Brian Lynch

 

WINSTAR GULFSTREAM PARK MILE (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

EYE OF A JEDI, 6YO gelding by Eye of the Leopard – Sea Song’s Grace ($1,500, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Easy) O/T- Steve Budhoo; B- Calumet Farm (KY)

FEARLESS, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – And Why Not ($725,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) O- China Horse Club International & WinStar Farm; B- Helen Groves Revocable Trust (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

DAVONA DALE S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 3YO Fillies

LADY TRAVELER, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Ask the Question ($350,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- West Point, Larsen/L.E.B., agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, John Ballantyne, William Freeman & Michael Valdes; B- Hidden Brook Farm, Candy Meadows & Chris Swann (KY); T- Dale Romans

VEQUIST, 3YO filly by Nyquist – Vero Amore ($120,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable & Swilcan Stable; B- Swilcan Stables (KY); T- Robert Reid Jr.

CURLIN’S CATCH, 3YO filly by Curlin – Catch the Thrill ($180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sam-Son Farm; Buyer- de Meric Sales) O- Breeze Easy; B- Sam-Son Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse

COMPETITIVE SPEED, 3YO filly by Competitive Edge – Shopped Out ($50,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- John Minchello; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Javier Gonzalez

HINDSIGHT, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Devious Intent ($150,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

HAPPY CONSTITUTION, 3YO filly by Constitution – Get an Eye Full ($40,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- Jose DeFreitas) O- Elena Racing; B- Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Antonio Sano

PENS STREET, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Scooter Bird ($38,000 RNA to Sale, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- J A L Racing) O- Dennis Smith & Daniel Walters; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Rohan Crichton

 

SOUTHWEST S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

SAFFA’S DAY, 3YO colt by Carpe Diem – Shytoe Lafeet ($19,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent) O- L and N Racing & Clark Brewster; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LAST SAMURAI, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Lady Samurai ($37,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Willis Horton Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

WOODHOUSE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Magical Dream ($285,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- Evergreen Stable; $35,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- S. F. Henderson) O- Samuel Henderson; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- C. R. Trout

SPIELBERG, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Miss Squeal ($1 million, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm & Robert Masterson; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Bob Baffert

 

RAZORBACK S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SILVER PROSPECTOR, 4YO colt by Declaration of War – Tap Softly ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Ed & Susie Orr; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

HUNKA BURNING LOVE, 7YO gelding by Into Mischief – Touch of Fire ($75,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- End Zone Athletics; B- Morris Floyd & Chuck Givens (KY); T- Karl Broberg

OWENDALE, 5YO horse by Into Mischief – Aspen Light ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John Wentworth) O- Rupp Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

CANADIAN TURF S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

BIZZEE CHANNEL, 5YO gelding by English Channel – Bizzee Mizzee ($19,000 RNA, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent) O- Patricia’s Hope; B- Bilbrey Farms (KY); T- Larry Rivelli

OLYMPIC RUNNER, 5YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Nadadora ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Equest Thoroughbreds; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Equest Thoroughbreds, Buyer- Justin Casse) O- Gary Barber; B- Eutophia Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

EONS, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Golden Antigua ($300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Clancy Bloodstock) O- Mark Grier; B- Camas Park Stud (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

MONARCHS GLEN (GB), 7YO gelding by Frankel (GB) – Mirabilis ($95,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Corms Racing) O- Steania Farms; B- Juddmonte Farms (GB); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

DYNADRIVE, 4YO gelding by Temple City – Harbingerofthings ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Bridlewood Farm) O- Paradise Farms & David Staudacher; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Mike Maker

WINTERS BACK, 4YO colt by Summer Front – Mattieandmorgan ($105,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Threave Main Stud, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Waterford Stable; B- Tim Thornton & Quint Tatro (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

HONEY FOX S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

GOT STORMY, 6YO mare by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- My Racehorse CA & Spendthrift Farm; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

ART OF ALMOST, 5YO mare by Dansili (GB) – Reimpose ($290,000, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- D. J. Stable) O- D J Stable; B- Seitz, Folkerth, Ward & Kelly (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

THE VERY ONE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

HEAVENLY CURLIN, 4YO filly by Curlin – Taste of Heaven (AUS) ($625,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- Gary Barber & John C. Oxley; B- Elevage (KY); T- Mark Casse

BACCHANALIA, 5YO mare by Union Rags – Crazy Party ($190,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D. M. I.) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Baumann Stables (KY); T- Chad Brown

MYLASTFIRSTKISS, 4YO filly by Flatter – Maxinkuckee Miss ($85,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing & Leigh Anderson-Butler; B- Builder’s Mart (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

WAR LIKE GODDESS, 4YO filly by English Channel – Misty North ($1,200, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Lawrence Hobson; $1,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- George Krikorian; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

HERECOMESTHEBRIDE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

SPANISH LOVEAFFAIR, 3YO filly by Karakontie (JPN) – Spanish Bunny ($35,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Delray Investments) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Michael Hernon & Gary Barber; B- Gainesway (KY); T- Mark Casse

LIJANA, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – High Wire Act ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Belladonna Racing; B- Godolphin & Charles Deters (KY); T- Cherie DeVaux

CON LIMA, 3YO filly by Commissioner – Second Street City ($15,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- V. C. Corp.; $19,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Jospeh Graffeo, Del Toro, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro & Troy Johnson; B- Lisa Kuhlmann (TX); T- Todd Pletcher

JOY OF PAINTING, 3YO filly by Munnings – Purrmorehissless ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Tarleton Farm, agent; Buyer- Bo Bromagen, agent) O- Ashbrook Farm; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- George Arnold II

DESIGNER READY, 3YO filly by Tapit – Bel Air Beauty ($150,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent) O/B- Bruce Lunsford (KY); T- Barbara Minshall

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

BAYAKOA S. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

CHANCE TO SHINE, 5YO mare by Morning Line – Brief Contact ($18,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ledgelands, agent; Buyer- Peggy S. Thompson) O- Peggy Thompson; B- Ledgelands & Beatrice Ingham (KY); T- Chris Hartman

ANOTHER BROAD, 6YO mare by Include – Dynamic Deputy ($340,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- Farfellow Farms) O- Farfellow Farm; B- Fitzhugh (MD); T- Steve Asmussen

ISTAN COUNCIL, 5YO mare by Istan – Tribal Council ($15,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O/B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

OUR SUPER FREAK, 5YO mare by Mineshaft – Thatcher ($210,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- LBD Stable) O- LBD Stable & David Ingordo; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Cherie DeVaux

MONOMOY GIRL, 6YO mare by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) O- My Racehorse Stable, Spendthrift Farm & Madaket Stables; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox