Keeneland sales graduates are among the leading graded stakes contenders on Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds on Saturday.
September Sale graduate Midnight Bourbon, winner of the Lecomte (G3) and third in the Risen Star (G2) Presented by Lamarque Ford, is a standout in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2), a prep on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).
Grade 1 winner Roadster returns from a layoff to highlight the New Orleans Classic (G2). Roadster is one of five September Sale alumni competing in the stakes, which also features multiple Grade 3 winner Owendale.
Eight of the 12 older horses going postward in the Muniz Memorial Classic (G2) were sold at the September Sale, led by Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) winner Colonel Liam; Grade 2 winner Cross Border, third in the Pegasus World Cup Turf; and graded stakes winners Factor This and Peace Achieved.
Li’l Tootsie, a winner in her last two starts, both at Fair Grounds, seeks points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in the TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
TWINSPIRES.COM LOUISIANA DERBY (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 3/16 Miles, 3YOs
RUN CLASSIC, 3YO colt by Runhappy – Pledge Pin ($145,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent) O- Tom Durant; B- Millennium Farms (KY); T- Bret Calhoun
MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Catch the Moon ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC S. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up
ROADSTER, 5YO horse by Quality Road – Ghost Dancing ($525,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Speedway Stables) O- Speedway Stable; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Mike Stidham
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
OLLIEMYBOY, 4YO colt by Union Rags – Charming Thunder ($140,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- JMJ Racing Stables; B- James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON); T- Norm Casse
ENFORCEABLE, 4YO colt by Tapit – Justwhistledixie ($800,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Justin Casse, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Mark Casse
SONNEMAN, 4YO colt by Curlin – Zardana (BRZ) ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farm) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- Arnold Zetcher (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
TWINSPIRES.COM FAIR GROUNDS OAKS (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies
MOON SWAG, 3YO filly by Malibu Moon – Yara ($150,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Brad King & Jim Cone) O- Brad King, Jim Cone, Scott Bryant and Stan & Suzanne Kirby; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh
LI’L TOOTSIE, 3YO filly by Tapiture – Informative Style ($13,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Michelle Redding; $105,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Dr. Joel Politi) O- Joel Politi; B- Davant Latham (KY); T- Tom Amoss
MUNIZ MEMORIAL CLASSIC S. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up
FACTOR THIS, 6YO gelding by The Factor – Capricious Miss (GB) ($2,700, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Maccabee Farm; Buyer- Captain America Racing) O- Gaining Ground Racing; B- Maccabee Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox
CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker
COLONEL LIAM, 4YO colt by Liam’s Map – Amazement ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Waves Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
LOGICAL MYTH, 5YO gelding by Data Link – Undo ($37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- Greg Foley, agent) O- JPS Racing; B- Glendalough (KY); T- Joe Sharp
TWO EMMYS, 5YO gelding by English Channel – Miss Emmy ($4,500, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Hugh Robertson & Wolfe Racing) O- Hugh Robertson & Wolfe Racing; B- Tottenwood Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Hugh Robertson
CONVICTION TRADE, 5YO horse by Exchange Rate – Street Rumor ($275,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Eurowest Bloodstock Services, agent) O- Paradise Farms Corp & David Staudacher; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Mike Maker
PEACE ACHIEVED, 4YO colt by Declaration of War – Sense of Class ($160,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- JSM Equine; B- Rhinestone Bloodstock (KY); T- Mark Casse
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
HURRICANE BERTIE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 6½ Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M
RELUCTANT BRIDE, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Sassy Image ($160,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing & Patrick Biancone Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Patrick Biancone
PACIFIC GALE, 6YO mare by Flat Out – Pacific Whisper ($50,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Colt Creek) O- Holly Hill Stable; B- Bally Breeders (KY); T- John Kimmel
SOUND MACHINE, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Ava Pie ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing; B- Farm III (FL); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.
SLAM DUNK, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Easy Slam ($185,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- En Fuego Stables) O- Magic Cap Stables; B- Jay Goodwin, Meredith Krupp, Indian Creek & Rick Smith (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset
SAN LUIS REY S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up
UNITED, 6YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Indy Punch ($240,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Glencrest Farm) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella
MULTIPLIER, 7YO gelding by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Biggleague Racing; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Andrew Lerner