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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Earn Seller Bonuses for Graded Stakes Wins

April 8, 2019

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates RoadsterOut for a SpinVekoma and Fancy Dress Party secured September Sale Seller Bonuses for their graded stakes wins this weekend. 

For Roadster’s victory in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), Keeneland will pay a $10,000 Seller Bonus to Arthur Hancock’s Stone Farm, the colt’s owner at the time of sale. Roadster also earned 100 points to rank fourth on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard.

Vekoma’s authoritative win in Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) earned a $2,500 Seller Bonus for Jon Clay’s Alpha Delta Stables. The 100 points awarded to him for the victory vaulted the colt into second place among the Derby point earners.

September Sale graduates Out for a Spin and Bellafina each earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) for their respective wins in the Central Bank Ashland (G1) and Santa Anita Oaks. For her victory, Out for a Spin secured a $10,000 bonus for Ann Backer’s Smitten Farm. Bellafina now is first among fillies in terms of points earned on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard.

On Sunday at Keeneland, Fancy Dress Party won the Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select and a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Douglas Arnold.

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. 



September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on 4/6 at Santa Anita:

1- ROADSTER, 3YO colt by Quality Road – Ghost Dancing ($525,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Speedway Stables) (career 4-3-0-1, $706,200) O- Speedway Stable; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Game Winner, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Indyan Giving ($110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Summer Wind Equine (KY); T- Bob Baffert


September Sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Central Bank Ashland S. (G1) on 4/6 at Keeneland:

1- OUT FOR A SPIN, 3YO filly by Hard Spun – My Mammy ($75,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Randy Bradshaw, agent) (career 5-3-0-1, $354,903) O- Commonwealth Stable; B- William Backer (VA); T- Dallas Stewart

2- Restless Rider, 3YO filly by Distorted Humor – Silky Serenade ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- Three Chimneys Farm & Fern Circle Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kenny McPeek

3- Jaywalk, 3YO filly by Cross Traffic – Lady Pewitt ($190,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Servis, agent) O- D. J. Stable & Cash Is King; B- Gainesway (KY); T- John Servis

BELLAFINA, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Akron Moon ($220,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) Won Santa Anita Oaks (G1) on 4/6 at Santa Anita (career 8-6-1-0, $1,068,000) O- Kaleem Shah; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

VEKOMA, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Mona de Momma ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- R. A. Hill Stable) Won Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on 4/6 at Keeneland (career 4-3-0-1, $788,850) O- Gatsas Stables & R. A. Hill Stable; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- George Weaver 


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Beaumont S. (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select on 4/7 at Keeneland:

1- FANCY DRESS PARTY, 3YO filly by Munnings – The Schvagen ($280,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buck Pond Farm; Buyer- Solis/Litt) (career 4-4-0-0, $222,405) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Douglas Arnold (KY); T- Ben Colebrook

2- Mother Mother, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Mother ($450,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- George Bolton) O- George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathieson & Andrew Molasky; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Bob Baffert

3- Feedback, 3YO filly by Violence – Honest Answer ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm & Cameron Wheeler (KY); T- Chad Brown


Keeneland September Sale graduates ran 1-2 in the Commonwealth S. (G3) on 4/6 at Keeneland: 

1- BOBBY’S WICKED ONE, 4YO colt by Speightstown – Wicked Charm ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Autumn Hill Farm) (career 10-4-3-1, $318,080) O- Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Albert Stall Jr.

2- Warrior’s Club, 5YO horse by Warrior’s Reward – Thirty Eighth St. ($25,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Jay Rogers) O- Churchill Downs Racing Club; B- John O’Meara (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

LIFE’S A PARLAY, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Mir Cat ($725,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole/St. Elias) Won Excelsior S. (G3) on 4/6 at Aqueduct (career 6-4-1-1, $248,720) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

BULLETIN, 3YO colt by City Zip – Sue’s Good News ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing & China Horse Club) Won $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint S. on 4/4 at Keeneland (career 3-3-0-0, $655,570) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & SF Racing; B- CresRan (KY); T- Todd Pletcher