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September Sale Graduate Covfefe Targets Breeders’ Cup Following Record-Setting Dogwood Win

September 22, 2019

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Covfefe prepped for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in spectacular fashion on Saturday with an eight-length win in stakes-record time in the Dogwood at Churchill Downs.

Covfefe is a graduate of the 2017 September Yearling Sale, as are King Jack and Lady T N T, who earned September Sale Seller Bonuses for their graded stakes wins on Saturday.

Keeneland will pay a $7,500 Seller Bonus to Spendthrift Farm, King Jack’s owner at the time of his sale, for the colt’s win in the Gallant Bob (G2) at Parx Racing. Lady T N T earns a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Castleton Lyons following her victory in the Charles Town Oaks (G3).



Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Gallant Bob S. (G2) on 9/21 at Parx Racing: 

1- KING JACK, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Light Shine ($100,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Small Batch Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Stinson) (career 4-3-1-0, $277,400) O- Michael Stinson; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

2- Landeskog, 3YO gelding by Munnings – Minewander ($75,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- ERJ Stable) O- ERJ Racing, John Fuller, Dave Kenney & Madaket Stables; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

3- Trophy Chaser, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – European Union ($35,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Cockaigne; $55,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- JCA Racing Stable; B- Overbrook Farm & Kildare Stud (KY); T- Juan Carlos Avila


Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2 in the Presque Isle Downs Masters S. (G2) on 9/16 at Presque Isle:

1- HOTSHOT ANNA, 5YO mare by Trappe Shot – Avalos ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paul Tackett; Buyer- Hugh Robertson) (career 22-10-6-1, $863,440) O/T- Hugh Robertson; B- Paul Tackett (KY)

2- Talk Veuve to Me, 4YO filly by Violence – Biblical Point ($45,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Areion Thoroughbreds) O- Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset & Stephen McKay; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset


Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Charles Town Oaks (G3) on 9/21 at Charles Town:

1- LADY T N T, 3YO filly by Justin Phillip – High Heeled Hope ($115,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- EQB, agent) (career 10-3-3-0, $323,312) O- Scott & Evan Dilworth; B- Castleton Lyons (KY); T- Joe Sharp

2- Irish Mischief, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Celtic Chant ($40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Windjammer Bloodstock) O- Michael Pietrangelo, Ten Strike Racing & Madakat Stables; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

3- Taylor’s Spirit, 3YO filly by Algorithms – Spirit Rising ($37,000 RNA, 2107 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) O- Mark Norman & Norman Stables; B- David Lickhalter (KY); T- Scott Gelner

KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN, 5YO horse by Mizzen Mast – Al Maha ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- H. Allen Poindexter) Won Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash S. (G3) on 9/21 at Laurel (career 24-6-5-3, $521,453) O- Curragh Stables; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- John Terranova II

ROCKY POLICY, 7YO mare by Rock Slide – Smart Policy ($47,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) Won $158,000 Turf Amazon S. on 9/21 at Parx Racing (career 35-8-4-5, $410,409) O- Barry Ostrager; B- Shamrock Farm (MD); T- Robert Hess Jr. 

COVFEFE, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Antics ($250,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) Won $125,000 Dogwood S. on 9/21 at Churchill Downs (career 7-5-0-1, $560,025) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Alexander-Groves (KY); T- Brad Cox

DUBINI, 6YO gelding by Gio Ponti – Catch My Fancy ($95,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won $100,000 Laurel Dash S. on 9/21 at Laurel (career 18-5-5-1, $324,775) O- Pewter Stable; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Kathleen Demasi

MEADOW DANCE, 3YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Meadowbound ($7,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- SBM Training & Sales) Won $100,000 Weathervane S. on 9/21 at Laurel (career 7-4-1-2, $236,110) O- Right Time Racing & Madaket Stables; B- William Humphries (KY); T- Brad Cox

OWLETTE, 2YO filly by Frac Daddy – Itstartswithadream ($7,500, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Michael C. Byrne, agent; Buyer- Ben McElroy, agent) Won $100,000 Victorian Queen S. on 9/21 at Woodbine (career 4-3-1-0, $158,990) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Michael Byrne (ON); T- Wesley Ward

QUALITY REPONSE, 2YO filly by Quality Road -- Argue ($200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm; Buyer- Three Amigos) Won $75,000 Phone Chatter S. on 9/19 at Los Alamitos (career 2-2-0-0, $80,100) O- Karl Watson, Michael Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Stone Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert