Wells Bayou, a graduate of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages and September Yearling Sales and winner of last year’s $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2), opens his 4-year-old campaign in Saturday’s Louisiana (G3) at Fair Grounds.
Other Keeneland-sold entries in the Louisiana field are graded stakes winners Silver Prospector and My Boy Jack.
On the same card, September Sale graduate and Grade 1-placed Midnight Bourbon makes his sophomore debut in the Lecomte (G3), a prep on the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
LECOMTE S. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs
MIDNIGHT BOURBON, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Catch the Moon ($525,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
ARABIAN PRINCE, 3YO colt by Mshawish – Jolene ($160,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Investments 2018) O- West Point Thoroughbreds & William Sandbrook; B- M. Taylor, J. Taylor, BGT, G.E. Saufley & Louis Brooks Ranch (KY); T- Dallas Stewart
RED N WILD, 3YO colt by Bayern – Contrasting ($9,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kim Smith, agent) O/T- Terry Eoff; B- Lunsford & Sikura Racing (KY)
LOUISIANA S. (G3), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up
SILVER PROSPECTOR, 4YO colt by Declaration of War – Tap Softly ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Ed & Susie Orr; B- Sandra & Hargus Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
INDIMAAJ, 6YO horse by Tapit – Lear’s Princess ($37,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- Lea Farms) O- Lea Farms; B- Shadwell Farm (KY); T- Jeff Engler
MY BOY JACK, 6YO horse by Creative Cause – Gold N Shaft ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stable) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables, Monomoy Stables & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux
WELLS BAYOU, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Whispering Angel ($50,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Willow Pond Stable; $18,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Whitman Sales & Judy Karlin) O- Lance Gasaway, Clint Gasaway, Madaket Stables & Wonder Stables; B- Knowles Bloodstock (KY); T- Brad Cox
SONNEMAN, 4YO colt by Curlin – Zardana (BRZ) ($375,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farm) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- Arnold Zetcher (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
ASTRA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M
MISS ADDIE PRAY, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Red Carpet Miss ($265,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Pacific Light Stable) O- Julie Gilbert & Aaron Sones; B- Gabriel Duignan, Crosshaven Bloodstock, Petaluma Bloodstock & Circular Road (KY); T- Patrick Gallagher
ALTEA (FR), 6YO mare by Siyouni (FR) – Ensis (SPA) ($200,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock) O- MyRacehorse.com; B- Carlos Vazquez Gonzalez (FR); T- Michael McCarthy
AUNT LUBIE, 6YO mare by Uncle Mo – Galloping Giraffe ($325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Jay Em Ess Stable) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- The Elkstone Group (MD); T- Richard Mandella
MS PEINTOUR, 6YO mare by Paynter – Dyna’s Destiny ($24,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- Bill Adair, Phyllis Adair & Connie Brown (KY); T- Brian Koriner