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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Sweep Grade 1 Stakes; San Felipe Win Establishes Life Is Good as Derby Future Wager Pool Favorite

March 8, 2021

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates dominated Saturday racing at the highest levels both in the U.S. and Dubai.

At Santa Anita, Idol and Express Train finished first and second, respectively, separated by only a half-length in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). Hit the Road notched his fourth consecutive victory in winning the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1).

Life Is Good remained unbeaten in winning the San Felipe (G2) to become the 2-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool. 

At Meydan, September Sale graduates ran 1-2-3, led by winner Midnight Sands, in the Burj Nahaar (Sponsored by Emirates Skycargo) (G3). 



Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2 in the Santa Anita H. (G1) on 3/6 at Santa Anita:

1- IDOL, 4YO colt by Curlin – Marion Ravenwood ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- John Holmes) (career 6-3-2-1, $416,464) O- Calvin Nguyen; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Richard Baltas

2- Express Train, 4YO colt by Union Rags – I’m a Flake ($500,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Dixiana Farms (KY); T- John Shirreffs

HIT THE ROAD, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Highway Mary ($160,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Radley Equine/Boomer Bloodstock) Won Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. (G1) on 3/6 at Santa Anita (career 9-6-0-0, $494,751) O- D K Racing, Radley Equine, Taste of Victory Stables, Rick Gold, Tony Maslowski & Dave Odmark; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Dan Blacker

LIFE IS GOOD, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Beach Walk ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club and Maverick Racing) Won San Felipe S. (G2) on 3/6 at Santa Anita (career 3-3-0-0, $274,200) O- CHC & WinStar Farm; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DOMAIN EXPERTISE, 3YO filly by Kitten’s Joy – Teroda ($200,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) Won Florida Oaks (G3) on 3/6 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 5-2-1-1, $125,700) O- Klaravich Stables; B- J D Stuart, Mueller Farms & Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Chad Brown


Keeneland September Sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Burj Nahaar (Sponsored by Emirates Skycargo) (G3) on 3/6 at Meydan:

1- MIDNIGHT SANDS, 5YO horse by Speightstown – It’s Midnight ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) (career 13-6-1-1, $407,807) O- The Cool Silk Partnership; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Doug Watson

2- Chiefdom, 6YO gelding by The Factor – Sultana ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Blandford Bloodstock) O- Sheikh Hasher Mohammed Al Maktoum & Faiuz Al Turmani; B- Rhinestone Bloodstock (KY); T- Salem bin Ghadayer

3- Tuz, 4YO colt by Oxbow – Suede Shoe ($7,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Dakki Stable; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Satish Seemar

SEARCH RESULTS, 3YO filly by Flatter – Co Cola ($310,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) Won $250,000 Busher Invitational S. on 3/6 at Aqueduct (career 2-2-0-0, $161,500) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Chad Brown

ESPRESSO SHOT, 5YO mare by Mission Impazible – Glory Gold ($22,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Pamela Deegan) Won $97,000 Biogio’s Rose S. on 3/7 at Aqueduct (career 19-5-3-2, $469,105) O- NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Maspeth Stables & Parkland Thoroughbreds; B- Twin Creeks Farm (NY); T- Jorge Abreu

WINFROMWITHIN, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Rau Breck ($100,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Donato Lanni, agent) Won $75,000 Columbia S. on 3/6 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 5-2-1-0, $92,120) O- Jim Bakke; B- Mulholland Springs (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

NEW BOSS, 3YO filly by Street Boss – Denali Dreamscape ($45,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Barry & Carol Conrad) Won $75,000 Allen Black Cat Lacombe Memorial S. on 3/6 at Fair Grounds (career 6-3-2-0, $110,587) O- Barry & Carol Conrad; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Bret Calhoun