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Keeneland September Sale Graduates, Led by Off the Tracks, Dominate Field for Test

August 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2016) – Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale is represented by seven of the eight sophomore fillies entered for Saturday’s Test (G1) at Saratoga, headlined by Grade 1 winner Off the Tracks and graded stakes winners Lewis Bay and Lightstream, who finished 1-2-3 in the recent Mother Goose (G1).

Other notable Keeneland sales alumni competing at Saratoga on Saturday are Comfort, who comes into the Whitney (G1) off three consecutive wins, including the State Dinner Stakes at Belmont on July 4, and Grade 1 winners Photo Call (IRE) and Ball Dancing in the Waya (G3).

Keeneland sales graduates comprise more than half the entries for the West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer. Cupid, recent winner of the Indiana Derby (G2), carries top weight and will face Grade 3 winner Suddenbreakingnews, among others.

At Del Mar, Keeneland sales alum and impressive maiden winner Auntjenn goes postward in the Sorrento (G2).

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING HALL OF FAME (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

GIANT RUN, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Who Did It and Run ($200,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Robert Baker/William Mack) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds (MD); T- Tom Albertrani

VOLUNTARIO, 3YO colt by Hold Me Back – Cliff’s Secret ($32,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Upson Downs Farm, agent) O- Luis Archilla; B- Michael Feuerborn & Amy Feuerborn (KY); T- Rudy Rodriguez

STRIKE MIDNIGHT, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Gwenjinsky ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Secure Investments) O- Treadway Racing Stable; B- W.S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch (KY); T- Leah Gyarmati 

ISOTHERM, 3YO colt by Lonhro (AUS) – Game for More ($120,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Rockbridge Bloodstock) O- Matthew Schera; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- George Weaver

COPINGAWAY, 3YO colt by Brother Derek – Copeaway ($1,200, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O/T- Jaime Mejia; B- Brereton Jones (KY)

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

WHITNEY (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up 

COMFORT, 4YO colt by Indian Charlie – Unkatzable ($45,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Vladimir Kazakov) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- KatieRich Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

 

TEST S. (G1), Saratoga, 7 Furlongs, 3YO Fillies

PAOLA QUEEN, 3YO filly by Flatter – Kadira ($180,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Grupo 7C) O- Grupo 7C Racing; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Gustavo Delgado

ONE TRUE KISS, 3YO filly by True Kiss – Warrior’s Reward ($110,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Kirk & Judy Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- Pat Murphy (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

MALIBU STACY, 3YO filly by Tizway – Malibu Pier ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent for Spendthrift Farm LLC; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY); T- George Weaver

LIGHTSTREAM, 3YO filly by Harlan’s Holiday – North Beach ($55,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ann Marie Farm; Buyer- Up Hill Stable) O- Up Hill Stable & Head of Plains Partners; B- Ann Marie Farm (KY); T- Brian Lynch 

LEWIS BAY, 3YO filly by Bernardini – Summer Raven ($170,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent) O/B- Alpha Delta Stables; T- Chad Brown

OFF THE TRACKS, 3YO filly by Curlin – Harve de Grace ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Amende Place, agent; Buyer- Chad Summers, agent) O- Newtown Anner Stud & J Stables; B- Lee McMillin (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

KINSLEY KISSES, 3YO filly by Congrats – Winter Forest ($200,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Todd Pletcher     

 

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G2), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

CUPID, 3YO colt by Tapit – Pretty ‘n Smart ($900,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent; Buyer- MV Magnier) O- Tabor, Magnier & Smith; B- JKG Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

NO DISTORTION, 3YO colt by Distorted Humor – Pacific Spell ($350,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones, agent) O/B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Larry Jones

MO TOM (SCRATCHED), 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

PINSON, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Celtic Song ($75,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bonnie Heath Farm (FL); T- Michael Maker

VAN DAMME, 3YO colt by Langfuhr – Pacific Jewel ($19,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- William B. Harrigan, agent) O- Mast Thoroughbreds; B- William B. Harrigan (KY); T- Robert Gorham 

ECONOMIC MODEL, 3YO colt by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

SUDDENBREAKINGNEWS, 3YO gelding by Mineshaft – Uchitel ($72,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- S.F. Henderson) O- Samuel F. Henderson; B- Branch Equine (KY); T- Donnie Von Hemel

 

SORRENTO S. (G2), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 2YO Fillies

AUNTJENN, 2YO filly by Uncle Mo – World Event ($52,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Beryl Stokes Jr.; $160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Ike & Dawn Thrash) O- Ike or Dawn Thrash; B- Kathie Maybee & Southern Comfort Farm (KY); T- Kristen Mulhall

CHAMPAGNE ROOM, 2YO filly by Broken Vow – Lucky to Be Me ($70,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Summerfield Sales, agent; $55,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- S. Alesia, Ciaglia Racing or Exline-Border Racing et al; B- Respite Farm (KY); T- Peter Eurton

 

WAYA S. (G3), Saratoga, 1½ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

PHOTO CALL (IRE), 5YO mare by Galileo (IRE) – Theann (GB) ($3 million, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle) O- Teresa Viola Racing Stables; B- Mrs. Evie Stockwell (IRE); T- Todd Pletcher

BALL DANCING, 5YO mare by Exchange Rate – Ball Gown ($55,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Pegasus Farm, agent) O- Will Farish & Steve Mooney; B- Kirk & Deby Wycoff (KY); T- Chad Brown

AL’S GAL, 5YO mare by English Channel – Dans La Ville (CHI) ($30,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Phase II Thoroughbreds; $40,000, 2013 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Wavertree Stables, agent, Buyer- Gary Contessa, agent) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Malone Racing (PA); T- Michael Maker

 

LA JOLLA H. (G3), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs

LIAM THE CHARMER, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Charm the Giant (IRE) ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Winter Quarter Farm, agent; Mike Ryan, agent) O- Mr. & Mrs. W.K. Warren Jr.; B- Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T- Michael McCarthy 

MR. ROARY, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – If Angels Sang ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Kretz Racing; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- George Papaprodromou

 

GROUPIE DOLL (G3), Ellis Park, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up, F&M

ATHENA, 4YO filly by Street Sense – Race Rocks (IRE) ($29,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; $65,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent) O- Mary Grum; B- Gary Chervenell (KY); T- Helen Pitts

CONQUEST CURLGIRL, 4YO filly by Curlin – Montera ($160,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Robert McMartin, agent) O- Conquest Stables; B- Bigheart Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Mark Casse

FIORETTI, 6YO mare by Bernardini – Move Clickly ($92,000, 2011 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent, Buyer- John Gunther; $230,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O- Two Hearts Farm & Don Janes; B- James Bell (KY); T- Anthony Hamilton Jr.