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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Pirate’s Punch Defends Title in Grade 3 Salvator Mile

June 11, 2021

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Pirate’s Punch will open his 2021 racing season in the Salvator Mile (G3) at Monmouth, a race he won with authority last year. Other prominent September Sale graduates in the field are Grade 1 winner Basin and graded stakes-placed War Stopper



OLD FORESTER MINT JULEP S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

HENDY WOODS, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Separate Forest ($95,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

CRYSTAL BALL, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Déjà vu ($335,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bridie Harrison, agent; Buyer- Spartan Bloodstock) O- WinStar Stablemates Racing; B- Peter Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset


SALVATOR MILE S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

INFORMATIVE, 4YO colt by Bodemeister – Lucky Black ($15,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Rivers Stables) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic (KY); T- Uriah St. Lewis

CROATIAN, 6YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Red Barchetta ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Hollendorfer, Tri-Star Racing & Robert Blanchard; B- Nancy Dillman (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

BASIN, 4YO colt by Liam’s Map – Appenzell ($150,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Jackpot Farm) O- Jackpot Farm; B- Cottonwood Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

WAR STOPPER, 4YO colt by Declaration of War – Mira Alta ($75,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Salerno Stables & Madaket Stables; B- Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

PIRATE’S PUNCH, 5YO gelding by Shanghai Bobby – Catch the Moon ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- W. E. Morey, agent) O- Gulliver Racing, Craig Drager & Dan Legan; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Grant Forster



AFFIRMED S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

CLASSIER, 4YO colt by Empire Maker – Class Will Tell ($775,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- SF/Starlight/Madaket) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm & Robert Masterson; B- Mary Sullivan (KY); T- Bob Baffert

JIMMY IRISH, 3YO gelding by Jimmy Creed – Simple Symphony ($12,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Rosetown Investments; $60,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Jack McShane) O- McShane Racing; B- Mullikin Thoroughbreds & Craig Minten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DEFUNDED, 3YO gelding by Dialed In – Wind Caper ($210,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Amigos) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Athens Woods (KY); T- Bob Baffert