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Keeneland Sales Graduates Showcased in Classic Preps, Dubai World Cup

March 25, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (March 25, 2016) – More than 30 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes across the U.S. and in Dubai on Saturday.

Sales alumni headline the day’s three classic preps which now award 100 points each to the respective winners on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

On the Derby trail, seven of the 10 sophomores entered in the Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds are graduates of Keeneland sales, topped by morning-line favorite and recent LeComte (G3) winner Mo Tom and Grade 1 winner Greenpointcrusader. The undefeated filly Polar River, a September Yearling Sale alum and winner of the UAE One Thousand Guineas and UAE Oaks (G3), takes on males in the UAE Derby (G2) at Meydan.

Half of the 3-year-old fillies seeking points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks via the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) are Keeneland sales graduates. Featured among them is Grade 1 winner Street Fancy and graded stakes-placed Land Over Sea.

Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan and include Mshawish, winner of the Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream in his last start; Hoppertunity, winner of the recent San Antonio (G1) at Santa Anita; and Grade 1 winner Keen Ice



LOUISIANA DERBY (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

GREENPOINTCRUSADER, 3YO colt by Bernardini – Ava Knowsthecode ($575,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables & Brookyn Boyz Stables; B- Oakbrook Farm (KY); T- Dominick Schettino

BATTERY, 3YO colt by Bernardini – Flawless Diamond ($300,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Ontario Bloodstock) O- Harrell Ventures; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Todd Pletcher

CANDY MY BOY, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Runway Rosie ($17,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champion Training Center) O- Frank Mancari; B- Craig Singer (KY); T- Roger Brueggemann

MO TOM, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Caroni ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- GMB Racing; B- Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Tom Amoss

TOM’S READY, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Goodbye Stranger ($145,000 RNA, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O- GMB Racing; B- Blackstone Farm (PA); T- Dallas Stewart

UNCLE WALTER, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Look for Good ($85,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Lantern Hill Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

DAZZLING GEM, 3YO colt by Misremembered – Dazzler ($95,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Garry Simms, agent) O- Steve Landers Racing; B- Lisa Reynolds & Jennifer Feiner (KY); T- Brad Cox


FAIR GROUNDS OAKS (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies 

VENUS VALENTINE, 3YO filly by Congrats – Valentine Fever ($140,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Rosemont Farm; T- Tom Amoss

ADORE, 3YO filly by Big Brown – Cozshesaidso ($15,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds; B- Charles Merrick III (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

STREET FANCY, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Bold Angel ($100,000 RNA, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent) O- Agave Racing Stable; B- Hunter Valley Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato 

LAND OVER SEA, 3YO filly by Bellamy Road – Belle Watling ($42,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Victor Davila) O- Reddam Racing; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Doug O’Neill


NEW ORLEANS H. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

JESSICA’S STAR, 5YO gelding by Magna Graduate – Bimini Knot ($32,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Mark Breen; B- Elisabeth Alexander (KY); T- Michael Stidham

MAJESTIC HARBOR, 8YO horse by Rockport Harbor – Champagne Royale ($20,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Sean McCarthy, agent) O- Gallant Stables; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Paul McGee

COUP DE GRACE, 5YO horse by Tapit – Home Court ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- AGS Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Larry Jones 

RIDE ON CURLIN, 4YO colt by Curlin – Magical Ride ($25,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Daniel Dougherty) O- Daniel Dougherty; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust 2008 (KY); T- William Gowan


MERVIN MUNIZ MEMORIAL H. (G2), Fair Grounds, Abt. 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

ROMAN APPROVAL, 5YO horse by Roman Ruler – Highest Approval ($13,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Preston Stables) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Glencrest Farm & Fox-Straus (KY); T- Michael Maker

CHOCOLATE RIDE, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Heatherdoesntbluff ($260,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- Wentworth Brochu; B- Brian Kahn (KY); T- Brad Cox 

CLOSING BELL, 4YO colt by Tapit – Rehear ($400,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Bill Mott


SANTA ANA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

HER EMMYNENCY, 4YO filly by Successful Appeal – Chic Dancer ($115,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- Ike & Dawn Thrash; B- S.D. Brilie (KY); T- Kristin Mulhall

FRESH FELINE, 5YO mare by Kitten’s Joy – Merry Me in Spring ($215,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Parapet Stable) O- Lazy F Ranch; B-

GLORY, 4YO filly by Tapit – Ki Maniere (IRE) ($260,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Fox Hill Farm) O- Fox Hill Farms; B- Patchen Wilkes Farm (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer




KEEN ICE, 4YO colt by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

MSHAWISH, 6YO horse by Medaglia d’Oro – Thunder Bayou ($25,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Dapple Stud, agent, Buyer- Hot Pepper Farm; $10,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Brown Island Stables) O- Al Shaqab Racing; B- OTIF 2007 (KY); T- Todd Pletcher 

HOPPERTUNITY, 5YO horse by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert



FARRIER, 8YO gelding by Tapit – Wild Vision ($525,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson, agent) O- Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohd Al Maktoum; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Satish Seemar



CONFRONTATION, 6YO gelding by War Pass – Successfully Sweet ($11,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Job Tamari) O- Godolphin; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin 

REYNALDOTHEWIZARD, 10YO gelding by Speightstown – Holiday Runner ($400,000, 2007 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hartley/DeRenzo) O- Zabeel Racing International Corp; B- Gibraltar Group (KY); T- Satish Seemar



POLAR RIVER, 3YO filly by Congrats – Bayou Tortuga ($25,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev; B- Bob McCann, Mark Kelder & Doug Richards (KY); T- Doug Watson



MAFTOOL, 4YO gelding by Hard Spun – With Intention ($260,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B- C. Kidder and JK & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Musabah Al Muhairi

COOL COWBOY, 5YO horse by Kodiak Kowboy – Grand Breeze ($110,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm; Buyer- Journeyman Bloodstock, agent) O- Zaur Sekrekov; B- Columbiana Farm (KY); T- Doug Watson

SLOANE AVENUE, 5YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Apt ($85,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Cloran Stud) O- Mrs. Susan Roy; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Jeremy Noseda

PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 8YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Michael de Kock