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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Dominate Grade 1 Whitney Field

August 6, 2021

Keeneland sales are represented by three of the five contenders in a small but spectacular field for Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Knicks Go, a three-time Grade 1 winner and earner of more than $4.8 million, is the morning-line favorite for the Whitney. Reigning champion 3-year-old filly and classic winner Swiss Skydiver will challenge males, among them Silver State, whose six-race win streak includes the Hill ‘n’ Dale Metropolitan (G1) in June.

On the Whitney undercard, Search Results, winner of the Acorn (G1) in her last start, headlines the Test (G1). Grade 2 winner Du Jour and Group 3-placed Secret Protector highlight entries for the Saratoga Derby Invitational (G1).

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

SORRENTO S. (G2), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

EDA, 2YO filly by Munnings – Show Me ($240,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Quarter Pole Enterprises) O- Baoma Corp.; B- Nathan McCauley (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LOVEHERHEART, 2YO filly by Klimt – Lustful ($17,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Carlos Munoz) O- Alydom Racing, Rudy Barragan, Ross Lerner, Craig Russell & Ellie Russell; B- Lee McMillin & Anita Cauley (KY); T- Andrew Lerner

SAX, 2YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Psychic Elaine ($7,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Greenwich Equine) O- Agave Racing Stable & Matthew Schera; B- Linda Griggs (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

FIRST PROMISE, 2YO filly by First Samurai – Make a Promise ($16,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock; Buyer- Regan Anderson) O- Binder & Associates, Regan Anderson & Molly Pearson; B- E. H. Beau Lane III (KY); T- Molly Pearson

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING HALL OF FAME S. (G2), Saratoga,

1 Mile (T), 3YOs

ANNEX, 3YO colt by Constitution – You Make Me Sing ($65,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- LNJ Foxwoods & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo (KY); T- Bill Mott

RANGER FOX, 3YO colt by Nyquist – Xtra Spice ($310,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Tonja Terranova, agent) O- Eric Fein; B- Kinsman Farm (KY); T- John Terranova II

EASY TIME, 3YO colt by Not This Time – Running Creek ($62,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Lori & Mark Collinsworth) O- Breeze Easy; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

TROY S. (G3) PRESENTED BY HORSE RACING IRELAND (G3), Saratoga,

5½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up

BACKTOHISROOTS, 5YO gelding by Mark Valeski – Great Family ($6,500 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- Gatsas Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- John Terranova II

FRONT RUN THE FED, 5YO horse by Fed Biz – Lawless Miss ($65,000, 2016 Nov Breeding, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent, Buyer- Fedamore Stable; $300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- George Sharp; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Caio Caramori

BOUND FOR NOWHERE, 7YO horse by The Factor – Fancy Deed ($310,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O/T- Wesley Ward; B- Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster (KY)

CASA CREED, 5YO horse by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

WHITNEY S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SILVER STATE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Supreme ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SWISS SKYDIVER, 4YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

KNICKS GO, 5YO horse by Paynter – Kosmo’s Buddy ($40,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bill Reightler, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $87,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Korea Racing Authority) O- Korea Racing Authority; B- Angie Moore (MD); T- Brad Cox

 

SARATOGA DERBY INVITATIONAL S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

DU JOUR, 3YO colt by Temple City – Guiltless ($19,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- V. C. Corporation) O- Natalie Baffert & Debbie Lanni; B- Woods Edge Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

PALAZZI, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Kindle ($375,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ballysax Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing) O- John C. Oxley; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing & Pioneerof the Nile Syndicate (KY); T- Mark Casse

SECRET PROTECTOR, 3YO colt by War Front – Eternal Bounty (IRE) ($800,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Godolphin) O- Godolphin; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Charlie Appleby

 

TEST S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

SEARCH RESULTS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Co Cola ($310,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

GLENS FALLS S. (G2), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

TEMPLE CITY TERROR, 5YO mare by Temple City – It Takes Two ($22,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent; Buyer- Marc Wampler, agent) O- Pocket Aces Racing; B- Upson Downs Farm (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

WAR LIKE GODDESS, 4YO filly by English Channel – Misty North ($1,200, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent, Buyer- Lawrence Hobson; $1,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- George Krikorian; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Bill Mott

 

BEST PAL S. (G2), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

OUR EMPIRE, 2YO colt by Empire Maker – Her Sweet Saint ($24,000 RNA, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; $8,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chapman & Tsujimoto) O- James Chapman & Stuart Tsujimoto; B- Westbury Stables (FL); T- James Chapman

AQUITANIA ARRIVAL, 2YO colt by Carpe Diem – Waving ($10,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Backward K Racing) O- Peter Redekop B. C.; B- Don Alberto Corp. (KY); T- Peter Miller

OLYMPIC LEGEND, 2YO colt by Street Boss – Brilliant Future ($55,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Dr. Lawrence Opas & Dr. Frank Sinatra; B- Dr. Lawrence Opas, Dr. Frank Sinatra & Dr. John Jain (KY); T- Luis Mendez

 

YELLOW RIBBON S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

CHARMAINE’S MIA, 4YO filly by The Factor – Charming Vixen ($40,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $4,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Agave Racing Stable, Medallion Racing & Rockin Robin Racing Stables; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

KEEPER OFTHE STARS, 5YO mare by Midnight Lute – Sociable ($60,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino & Anthony Cappola (KY); T- Jonathan Wong

MAXIM RATE, 5YO mare by Exchange Rate – Catch My Eye ($130,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- K. D. Bloodstock; $235,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Stable Currency & James Branham; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

LAURA’S LIGHT, 4YO filly by Constitution – Light of a Star ($95,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $25,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Golden Pedigree (KY); T- Peter Miller

 

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G3), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

KINETIC SKY, 3YO colt by Runhappy – Sky America ($180,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Sky America Bloodstock) O- Robert LaPenta; B- Elm Tree Farm, Curt Leake, Time Will Tell & Warren Harang (KY); T- Brad Cox

BOURBON THUNDER, 3YO gelding by Quality Road – Beach Town ($340,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $325,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Lake Star Stable; B- Frederick W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

AMERICAINAED, 3YO gelding by Americain – English Tea ($2,200, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Darrell Thompson) O/T- Darrell Thompson; B- Calumet Farm (KY)

 

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S S. (G3), Mountaineer, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

BOURBON CALLING, 5YO gelding by Dialed In – Bestowed a Star ($120,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Six Columns Stable; B- John Phillips & Pamela Gartin (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

EXULTING, 8YO gelding by Tapit – Magical Feeling ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Michael Hui; B- Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Michael Maker

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

ADIRONDACK S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

J L’S ROCKETTE, 2YO filly by Into Mischief – Meta Mu ($35,000 RNA, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- Frank Fletcher Racing; B- Bloom Racing Stable (KY); T- Bill Mott

ONTHEONESANDTWOS, 2YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Cue the Moon ($37,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Deuce Greathouse, agent) O- Deuce Greathouse, Cindy Hutson, Madaket Stables & Thomas Romano; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Norm Casse

SAUCY LADY T, 2YO filly by Tonalist – Fila Primera ($5,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Radical Racing) O- James Chapman & Stuart Tsujimoto; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- James Chapman

SHESAWILDJOKER, 2YO filly by Practical Joke – Tarquinia ($80,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Travis Durr, agent) O- Joseph Bucci; B- Three Diamonds Farm (NY); T- David Donk

INTERSTATEDAYDREAM, 2YO filly by Classic Empire – Babcock ($105,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Rascal Bloodstock; $130,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Lehigh Bloodstock) O- Flurry Racing Stables; B- William D. Graham (ON); T- Brad Cox

MICROBIOME, 2YO filly by Twirling Candy – Sonja’s Angel ($100,000, 2020 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sue Vacek, agent; Buyer- Joel Politi) O- Joel Politi; B- John Penn (FL); T- Tom Amoss

 

SARATOGA OAKS INVITATIONAL S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

PLUM ALI, 3YO filly by First Samurai – Skipping ($65,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables & Michael Caruso; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Christophe Clement

CON LIMA, 3YO filly by Commissioner – Second Street City ($15,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent, Buyer- V. C. Corp.; $19,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Jospeh Graffeo, Eric Nikolaus Del Toro & Troy Johnson; B- Lisa Kuhlmann (TX); T- Todd Pletcher