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Keeneland September Sale Graduate War of Will Earns September Sale Book 1 Bonus with Preakness Victory

May 20, 2019

War of Will entered the 2017 September Yearling Sale Book 1 Bonus pool with his victory in the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico on Saturday.

The Book 1 Bonus offers cash rewards to the seller (owner at the time of sale) and owner at the time of the race of Grade or Group 1 stakes winners sold as yearlings in Book 1 of the 2017 September Sale. Breeder Flaxman Holdings Limited was the owner of War of Will at the time of sale.

Keeneland sales graduates swept the top three spots in the Preakness, with Everfast and Stonestreet Lexington (G3) winner Owendale finishing second and third, respectively.

Keeneland will pay September Sale Seller Bonuses to three other September Sale graduates – Point of HonorCovfefe and Seek and Destroy – for their weekend graded stakes wins.

Point of Honor won the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) to secure a $7,500 Seller Bonus for Siena Farm, the filly’s owner at the time of sale. Covfefe’s track record-setting victory in the Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3) earned a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds. Seek and Destroy won the Soaring Softly (G3) at Belmont Park and a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Bill Harrigan.

The Keeneland September Sale Seller Bonus Program, initiated by Keeneland in 2017, offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory. 



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Preakness S. (G1) on 5/18 at Pimlico:

1- WAR OF WILL, 3YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) (career 10-4-1-1, $1,491, 569) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse

2- Everfast, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Awesome Surprise ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Dale Romans

3- Owendale, 3YO colt 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

CATHOLIC BOY, 4YO 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) Won Dixie S. (G2) on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 11-7-1-0, $1,992,000) O- Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm & Twin Creeks Racing Stables; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY); T- Jonathan Thomas

POINT OF HONOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Zayanna (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2) on 5/17 at Pimlico (career 4-3-0-0, $246,375) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Stetson Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- George Weaver

NEW YORK CENTRAL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments) Won Maryland Sprint S. (G3) on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 9-4-2-1, $310,700) O- China Horse Club International, SF Racing & WinStar Farm; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmssuen

COVFEFE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Antics ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) Won Adena Springs Miss Preakness S. (G3) on 5/17 at Pimlico (career 4-3-0-0, $196,200) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Alexander-Groves (KY); T- Brad Cox


Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Lazaro Barrera S. (G3) on 5/18 at Santa Anita: 

1- MUCHO GUSTO, 3YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) (career 6-4-1-1, $370,800) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Manhattan Up, 3YO colt by Street Boss – In the Frame ($37,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- Charles Gust & John Warren; B- Kathleen McIsaac (KY); T- Philip Oviedo

3- Vantastic, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Lemon Secretary ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Sharon Alesia & Paul Van Doren; B- David Berman (FL); T- Peter Eurton

SEEK AND DESTROY, 3YO filly by Verrazano – Search and Seizure ($425,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won Soaring Softly S. (G3) on 5/18 at Belmont (career 5-3-0-0, $355,530) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- William Harrigan (KY); T- Chad Brown

BYE BYE HONG KONG, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Light and Variable ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent) Won Tori Global Supports the Samaritans S. (Registered as The Royal Windsor S.) (L) on 5/13 at Royal Windsor (career 6-3-1-1, $98,763) O- King Power Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Andrew Balding

WILD ABOUT STAR, 5YO mare by Star Guitar – Wild About Marie ($34,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) Won $100,000 The Very One S. (L) on 5/18 at Pimlico (career 16-6-2-2, $188,200) O/B- Brittlyn Stable (LA); T- Wesley Ward

MUCHO AMOR, 3YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Raucous Lady ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Hal Hatch, agent) Won $50,000 Seattle S. on 5/12 at Emerald Downs (career 5-3-0-0, $92,590) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Ed Few (KY); T- Blaine Wright