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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Cross Border, Giant Expectations Top Weekend Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races

August 28, 2020

More than 45 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes at major tracks across North America over the busy racing weekend.

At Saratoga, recent Bowling Green (G2) winner Cross Border and Grade 1 winner Channel Maker, both September Yearling Sale alumni, headline the field for the Sword Dancer (G1), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Keeneland on Nov. 7.

On the same card, September Sale graduate and two-time Grade 1 winner Basin is featured in the Amsterdam (G2). 

September Sale alumni represent six of the eight contenders in the Pat O’Brien (G2) at Del Mar on Saturday, led by Giant Expectations, winner of the 2017 Pat O’Brien and second in last year’s renewal.  The stakes is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) on Nov. 7 at Keeneland. 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC S. (G2), Charles Town, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

FOREWARNED, 5YO horse by Flat Out – Fortune Play ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Preston Stables (OH); T- Uriah St. Lewis

MO DONT NO, 7YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing; B- Beechwood Racing Stable (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

MR. MONEY, 4YO colt by Goldencents – Plenty O’Toole ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent) O- Allied Racing Stable & Spendthrift Farm; B- Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- Bret Calhoun

SLEEPY EYES TODD, 4YO colt by Paddy O’Prado – Pledge Mom ($9,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jonathan Wong) O- Thumbs Up Racing; B- Two Hearts Farm & Kristen Goncharoff (KY); T- Miguel Angel Silva

PLUS QUE PARFAIT, 4YO ridgling by Point of Entry – Belvedera ($24,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; $135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Calloway Stables (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

WAR STORY, 8YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Elizabeth Dobles

MULTIPLIER, 6YO 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- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller

AWESOME D J, 4YO gelding by Awesome Again – High Definition ($35,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Adena Springs Farm) O- Maria Corrales; B- Adena Springs & Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kaster (KY); T- Jose Corrales

 

CHARLES TOWN OAKS (G3), Charles Town, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

TONALIST’S SHAPE, 3YO filly by Tonalist – Hitechnoweenie ($45,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham & Legacy Ranch; B- Sabana Farm (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

PRINCESS CADEY, 3YO filly by Dialed In – Dyrce ($28,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Red Gables Stud, agent, Buyer- Emil Spadone & Picturesque Farm; $16,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- M. K. Thoroughbreds for Gregg Moore) O- Magic Stable; B- Martin Keogh & Tanya Johnson (KY); T- Claudio Gonzalez

ANKLE MONITOR, 3YO filly by Raison d’Etat – Misty Michelle ($3,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Chris Melton) O- Magic Stable; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Claudio Gonzalez

WICKED WHISPER, 3YO filly by Liam’s Map – Zayanna ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Alex & JoAnn Lieblong) O- Alex & Jo Ann Lieblong; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FLY ON ANGEL, 3YO filly by Palace Malice – Runge ($15,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Tollgate Farm; $20,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Clovis Crane, agent) O- Joseph Besecker; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Claudio Gonzalez

HOPEFUL GROWTH, 3YO filly by Tapiture – Maiden America ($160,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle/J.J. Crupi, agent) O- St. Elias Stable; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Anthony Margotta Jr.

CALL ON MISCHIEF, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Callmethesqueeze ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Phoenix Thoroughbred) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- Forging Oaks Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham

 

LAKE GEORGE S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

SWEET MELANIA, 3YO filly by American Pharoah – Sweet N Discreet ($600,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Bloodstock) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SELFLESSLY, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Uniformly Yours ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nursery Place, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- George Louis Doetsch Jr. (MD); T- Chad Brown

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

SWORD DANCER S. (G1), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

MARZO, 5YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Spring Party ($1 million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- M. V. Magnier; $140,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Pindell Equine) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Michael Maker

CHANNEL MAKER, 6YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

CROSS BORDER, 6YO 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- Michael Maker

 

FOREGO S. PRESENTED BY AMERICA’S BEST RACING (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & UP

EVERFAST, 4YO 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- Jack Sisterson

TRUE TIMBER, 6YO horse by Mineshaft – Queen’s Wood ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell (KY); T- Jack Sisterson

COMPLEXITY, 4YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Goldfield ($375,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Stonestreet (KY); T- Chad Brown

MAJESTIC DUNHILL, 5YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Candy Fortune ($47,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- R. A. Hill Stable; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- George Weaver

FORTIN HILL, 4YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Dusty Rose ($12,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Moonestone Sales, agent, Buyer- TBD Stable; $170,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Michael Neatherlin, agent) O- OXO Equine; B- Robert Losey (IN); T- Chad Brown

 

PAT O’BRIEN S. (G2), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 6YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt

P R RADIO STAR, 5YO gelding by Warrior’s Reward – Ain’t It Sweep ($19,500, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Scott Mallory, agent; Buyer- Tom Swearington) O- Little Red Feather Racing, Gordan Jacobsen, Michael Lewis & John Vanderslice; B- Tonya Jurgens & Mark Toothaker (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MANHATTAN UP, 4YO 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

VERTICAL THREAT, 3YO colt by Tapiture – Viola Blew By ($47,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- MyRacehorse.com & Slam Dunk Racing; B- Albert & Teresa Davis (KY); T- Richard Baltas

GIANT EXPECTATIONS, 7YO horse by Frost Giant – Sarahisittrue ($85,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent, Buyer- Is It Real Stables; $70,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent) O- David Bernsen, Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing & Garrett Zubok; B- Sunrise Stables (NY); T- Peter Eurton

BLAMEITONTHELAW, 7YO horse by Blame – Letter of the Law ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Doubledown Stables; B- Northern Bloodstock (KY); T- Ron Ellis

 

AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs

BASIN, 3YO 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

YAUPON, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Modification ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Hoby & Layna Kight) O- William & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B- Betz, Lamantia, CoCo Equine, Magers & Burns (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

PREMIER STAR, 3YO colt by Tapiture – Letthetigerparty ($105,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Sonata Stable; B- Charles Deters (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

WONDRWHERECRAIGIS, 3YO gelding by Munnings – Social Assassin ($67,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Timber Stables) O- Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables & Bethlehem Stables; B- Fleur de Lis Stables (KY); T- Brittany Russell

LIAM’S PRIDE, 3YO colt by Liam’s Map – Indian Snow ($160,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Q Bar J) O- Tom Mansor, Richard Pushor, Robert Roy, Chadwick Calvert & Jerry Caroom; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

 

EATONTOWN S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

LA AUSTRALIANA, 4YO filly by Australia (GB) – Tree Chopper ($175,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Stripes Stable for Sano Racing) O- Victoria’s Ranch; B- Capital Bloodstock (KY); T- Juan Carlos Avila

GOTHAM GALA, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – Fifth Avenue Ball ($260,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Clancy Bloodstock) O- Mark Grier; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Arnaud Delacour

 

SARANAC S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

VANZZY, 3YO colt by Verrazano – Selva ($7,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Randy Miles) O- Daniel Ryan; B- Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Pino

THREE TECHNIQUE, 3YO colt by Mr Speaker – Nite in Rome ($50,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Spin to Win Stables) O- August Dawn Farm; B- Omega Farm & Bally Breeders (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

DON JUAN KITTEN, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Romance Project ($77,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beth Bayer, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Cantrell Family Partnership (KY); T- Danny Gargan

EMBOLDEN, 3YO colt by The Factor – Silver Heart ($27,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Yovankin, agent) O- Dare To Dream Stable; B- Nancy Terhune & Ernest Frohboese (VA); T- Michael Stidham

BODECREAM, 3YO gelding by Bodemeister – Call Mariah ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Frank Alosa, agent) O- Repole Stable; B- Judy Hicks, Kathryn Nikkel & Sanford Robertson (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

SHUVEE S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

LUCKY STRIDE, 4YO filly by Declaration of War – Magic Madison ($27,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, agent) O- Sonata Stable; B- Aschinger Bloodstock Holdings (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

BELLERA, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Habiboo ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Mathis Stables) O- Mathis Stable, Madaket Stables & Doheny Racing Stable; B- Hardacre Farm (FL); T- Todd Pletcher

OUR SUPER FREAK, 4YO filly 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

NONNA MADELINE, 4YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Cool Storm ($130,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle, agent) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ANOTHER BROAD, 5YO mare by Include – Dynamic Deputy ($340,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- Farfellow Farms) O- Farfellow Farm; B- Fitzhugh (MD); T- Todd Pletcher