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Keeneland Sales Graduates Takeover Target, Valid in Graded Stakes Spotlight

January 8, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 8, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in graded stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday. Takeover Target, winner of the Hill Prince (G3) in his last start, and multiple Grade 2 winner Madefromlucky highlight entries for the Ft. Lauderdale (G2). On the same race card, the Hal’s Hope (G3) features multiple graded stakes winner and co-highweight Valid, Grade 1 winner Mshawish and Grade 3 winner Matrooh. At Santa Anita, Grade 1 winner Hoppertunity defends his title in the San Pasqual (G2).



FT. LAUDERDALE S. (G2), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

MONEY TALKER, 7YO gelding by Silent Name (JPN) – It Is Private ($10,000 RNA, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs) O- Laconian Racing Stable; B- Adena Springs (KY); T- J. Carroll

SLIP BY, 5YO gelding by Curlin – Fortune Pending ($37,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent) O- Theiline Scheumann; B- Grousemont Farm (KY); T- Michael Matz

TAKEOVER TARGET, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Vanquished ($175,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Dorothy Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown

SKY FLIGHT, 5YO horse by Sky Mesa – Cordoba ($80,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Mark Casse, agent) O- John Oxley; B- Aaron Sones & Beverly Sommer (KY); T- Mark Casse 

MADEFROMLUCKY, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Home From Oz ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Cheyenne Stables & Mac Nichol; B- RMF Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher


SAN PASQUAL S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

ALFA BIRD, 5YO horse by Birdstone – Santa Vindi ($70,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Miguel Angel Rubio Fernandez) O- Lucky Charm Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- V. Garcia

BLINGO, 7YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Wassifa (GB) ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss) O- Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss; B- B.P. Walden Jr. & B. Ray (KY); T- John Shirreffs

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 

IMPERATIVE, 6YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- KM Racing; B- Glencrest Farm & Darley (KY); T- R. Baltas


HAL’S HOPE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up

MATROOH, 6YO gelding by Distorted Humor – Rockcide ($550,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) O- Shadwell Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown 

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

VALID, 6YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Grand Prayer ($500,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- Crossed Sabres Farm; B- Edward P. Evans (VA); T- M.J. Vitali


MARSHUA’S RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

PARTISAN POLITICS, 4YO filly by More Than Ready – Bluegrass Princess ($175,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Salem Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

DEVINE AIDA, 4YO filly by Unbridled’s Song – Passion ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Venture Six) O- Stronach Stables; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

A LITTLE BIT SASSY, 5YO mare by More Than Ready – Miss A. Bomb ($220,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Ramona Bass; B- William D. Gould (KY); T- Michael Matz 

GAMBLERS ROSE, 5YO mare by Pulpit – Lovely Regina ($200,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent; Buyer- Bluegrass Hall) O- Calumet Farm; B- Padua Stables (KY); T- Dale Romans


SHAM S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YOs

RARE CANDY, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Bold Pegasus ($22,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Asmussen Equine) O- Tarabilla Farms; B- Farm III Enterprises (FL); T- David Hofmans

SEMPER FORTIS, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Rebridled Dreams ($525,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Spendthrift Farm; Buyer- Beau Lane Bloodstock) O- Reddam Racing; B- Coffee Pot Stable (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

LAOBAN, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Chattertown ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Milfer Farm, agent, Buyer- Denali Stud; $240,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- GEM Stables, Buyer- Legacy Bloodstock) O- Southern Equine Stable or McCormick Racing; B- Respite Farm (KY); T- Eric Guillot 

COLLECTED, 3YO colt by City Zip – Helena Bay (GB) ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- SGV Thoroughbreds) O- Speedway Stable; B- Runnymede Farm & Peter Callahan (KY); T- Bob Baffert