Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Arklow and Vintage Print are among the early favorites for Sunday’s two closing-day stakes at Keenealnd.
Millionaire and Grade 1 winner Arklow enters the TVG Elkhorn (G2) following a second-place finish in the Louisville (G3) at Churchill Downs in June. Vintage Print is undefeated in two starts this year, including an allowance win at Churchill in May.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
TVG ELKHORN S. (G2), Keeneland, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up
NAKAMURA, 5YO gelding by Animal Kingdom – I’m Always Hopeful ($110,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jane Buchanan, agent) O- Staghawk Stables; B- The Elkstone Group (MD); T- Graham Motion
JAIS’S SOLITUDE, 4YO gelding by Afleet Alex – Privacy ($65,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- EQB, agent) O- Black Ship Racing, Homewrecker Racing, Brian Chenvert & Eddie Kenneally; B- Lambholm (FL); T- Eddie Kenneally
HELLORHIGHWATER, 4YO colt by Ghostzapper – All Star Heart ($275,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Silverton Hill) O- Silverton Hill; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Darrin Miller
ARKLOW, 6YO horse by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox
KENTUCKY UTILITIES TRANSYLVANIA S. (G3), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs
VINTAGE PRINT, 3YO colt by Curlin – Molly Morgan ($1.8 Million, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- OXO Equine) O- OXO Equine; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Chad Brown
STREET READY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Sense to Compete ($240,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Charles Boden, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Earle Mack (KY); T- Ian Wilkes
SPANISH KINGDOM, 3YO gelding by Animal Kingdom – Mis Vizcaya ($120,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Dudley Racing) O- Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; B- Burden Creek, Springland Farm & Godolphin (KY); T- Joe Sharp
KINENOS, 3YO colt by Empire Maker – Stellaris ($225,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Jim Moloney) O- Anstu Stables; B- T. F. VanMeter (KY); T- Brad Cox
BAMA BREEZE, 3YO gelding by Honor Code – Stella Blue (FR) ($150,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Ashbrook Farm & BBN Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- George Arnold II