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Keeneland Sales Graduates Seek Breeders’ Cup Berths Saturday at Churchill Downs

June 25, 2021

Keeneland sales graduates vie for automatic berths in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar in the Stephen Foster (G2) and Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Multiple graded stakes winner Silver Dust, who took the Ben Ali (G3) at Keeneland in April, and graded stakes-placed Necker Island highlight the field for the Stephen Foster, a “Win & You’re In” event for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

Grade 2 winner Point of Honor, multiple graded stakes winner Envoutante and Spice Is Nice, winner of the Allaire DuPont Distaff Match Series (G3) at Pimlico on Preakness (G1) Day, are among the prominent contenders for the Fleur de Lis, a Challenge race for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).  

Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the 11 juveniles entered in the Bashford Manor (G3), led by impressive debut winner Lansdowne and Vodka N Water, second in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

STEPHEN FOSTER S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

EMPTY TOMB, 5YO horse by Speightstown – Sure Peg ($190,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- China Horse Club; $190,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- WinStar Racing, agent, Buyer- Three Diamonds Farm) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Mike Maker

NECKER ISLAND, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Jenny’s Rocket ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Sagamore Farm) O- Raymond Daniels, Wayne Scherr & Will Harbut Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Chris Hartman

SILVER DUST, 7YO gelding by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

FLEUR DE LIS S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

POINT OF HONOR, 5YO mare by Curlin – Zayanna (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Alpha Delta Stables; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

ENVOUTANTE, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Enchante ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek) O- Walking L Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm; B- Jumping Jack Racing (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

SPICE IS NICE, 4YO filly by Curlin – Dame Dorothy ($1.05 million, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- West Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- B. Flay Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WISE DAN S. (G2), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

MUTAKATIF (IRE), 6YO horse by Acclamation (GB) – Gorband ($6,500, 2021 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- William Nicks) O- Marc Riker; B- T. Molan (IRE); T- Alberta Davies

RIDE A COMET, 6YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Appealing Zophie ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- John Oxley & My Meadowview Farm; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Mark Casse

MOTHER GOOSE S. (G2), Belmont, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

ILLIOGAMI, 3YO filly by Tapit – Odeliz (IRE) ($400,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Reiko & Michael Baum) O- Reiko & Michael Baum; B- Reiko & Michael Baum & The Tapit Syndicate (KY); T- George Arnold II

OHIO DERBY (G3), Thistledown, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

PROMISE KEEPER, 3YO colt by Constitution – Mira Alta ($160,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbreds) O- Woodford Thoroughbreds, WinStar Farm & Rock Ridge Racing; B- Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FALCONS FURY, 3YO colt by Fed Biz – Need an Angel ($25,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Mudaris) O- Willow’s Green Stables; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Timothy Maxey

ETHICAL JUDGEMENT, 3YO colt by Honor Code – Give My Regards ($170,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Phoenix Thoroughbreds) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- Mercedes Stable (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

THE REDS, 3YO colt by Tonalist – Ash Zee ($14,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; $115,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent, Buyer- Gold 19/20) O- Flanagan Racing; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- John Kimmel

MASQUEPARADE, 3YO colt by Upstart – Cry War Eagle ($100,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Summerhill Farm; $180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- FTGGG) O- FTGGG Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

BASHFORD MANOR S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

VODKA N WATER, 2YO colt by Fed Biz – Camielee ($3,500, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- R. B. McCutchen) O- Parkland Thoroughbreds, Medallion Racing, RTA Family Trust & Little Red Feather Racing; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LANSDOWNE, 2YO colt by Super Saver – Citiview ($52,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Wells Avenue Thoroughbreds) O- Willis Horton Racing; B- Charles Fipke (KY); T- Dallas Stewart

TAPPED OFF, 2YO gelding by Tapiture – Belong to Lassie ($12,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Big Plains Consulting) O/T- Darrin M. H. Williams; B- Mike Heitzmann, Jill Heitzmann & Roger Heitzmann (KY)

WHATSTHECONNECTION, 2YO colt by Connect – Decorator ($27,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Knowles Farm (KY); T- John Ennis

KNOCKER DOWN, 2YO gelding by Cairo Prince – Miss Turtledove ($2,500, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Travis Swan Murphy, Matt Trent, Manny Camacho & Dave Zieser; B- Estate of Harvey Clarke (KY); T- Travis Swan Murphy

WHISTLEWHILEYOUMOW, 2YO gelding by Mohaymen – Ever Nice (ARG) ($10,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Blas Perez Stables) O- NBS Stable; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Jon Arnett

RISING OUTLAW, 2YO colt by Bodemeister – Dixie Stamp ($3,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Will Win Stales) O- James Chapman & Rolf Obrecht; B- Vehbi Hakan Keles, Tarik Tekce & Serdar Kemal Ozcolak (KY); T- James Chapman

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

MERVEILLEUX, 4YO filly by Paynter – Breech Inlet ($45,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Al & Bill Ulwelling; B- Mike Carroll (ON); T- Kevin Attard

SKYGAZE, 4YO filly by American Pharoah – Skyscape ($300,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Tracy Farmer) O- Tracy Farmer; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

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

CHICAGO S. (G3), Arlington, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

COMPELLING SMILE, 4YO filly by Constitution – Mia and Molly ($22,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) O- Giddyup Stables & Mark DeDomenico; B- Rose Hill Farm & TNIP (KY); T- Michael Puhich

AMAZIMA, 5YO mare by Noble Mission (GB) – Taegu ($25,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- David Meah, agent; $130,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- J. Steven Wilson; B- Mount Brilliant Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

CLUB CAR, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Sittin At the Bar ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Mike Ball) O- Mike & Katherine Ball; B- Brett Brinkman & P. Dale Ladner (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

OUR BAY B RUTH, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Homewrecker Racing) O- Homewrecker Racing & Summerplace Farm; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally