Keeneland September Sale Graduate Bricks and Mortar, Sharp Samurai Win Graded Stakes at Saratoga, Del Mar

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 7, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates accounted for graded stakes on both coasts this weekend. Bricks and Mortar kept his perfect record intact with a late surge to win the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2) at Saratoga on Friday. The Giant's Causeway colt, who did not race at two, is four-for-four this year as a sophomore. On Sunday at Del Mar, the talented Sharp Samurai overcame challenges to win the La Jolla (G3). 

September Yearling Sale Microsite

Keeneland features profiles of its Grade/Group 1 and 2 stakes-winning September Yearling Sale graduates on its comprehensive September Yearling Sale microsite. Profiles offer sales ring footage, stakes photos, video race replays and quotes from winning connections. Profile links of weekend graded stakes winners are embedded in the names below.  



BRICKS AND MORTAR, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Beyond the Waves ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Oaks Bluff Partners) Won National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. (G2) on 8/4 at Saratoga (career 4-4-0-0, $256,800) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

SHARP SAMURAI, 3YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) Won La Jolla H. (G3) on 8/6 at Del Mar (career 7-4-0-0, $195,870) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

GUERRE, 6YO horse by War Front – Golden Toast ($72,000 RNA, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; $180,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- D. L. O’Byrne) Won Arqana Swedish Open Mile (L) on 8/2 at Bro Park (SWEDEN) (career 16-5-1-2, SKr 1,180,592) O- ScanVet Stallions; B- Ponder Hill (KY); T- Fleming Velin

AMERICAN DUBAI, 4YO colt by E Dubai – Smash Review ($35,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Top Line Sales, agent; Buyer- Calex Racing) Won $200,000 Downs At Albuquerque H. on 8/5 at Albuquerque (career 15-6-2-3, $406,122) O- Richard Keith; B- C. Oliver Iselin (VA); T- Rodney Richards

GUNNEVERA, 3YO colt by Dialed In – Unbridled Rage ($16,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch; Buyer- Antonio Sano, agent) Won $107,500 Tangelo S. on 8/6 at Gulfstream (career 12-5-2-1, $1,277,200) O- Peacock Racing Stables; B- Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch (KY); T- Antonio Sano

CARINA MIA, 4YO filly by Malibu Moon – Miss Simpatia (ARG) ($410,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Chimneys Farm, agent) Won $100,000 Shine Again S. on 8/2 at Saratoga (career 13-5-3-2, $1,193,520) O- Three Chimneys Farm; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

RALLY CRY, 4YO colt by Uncle Mo – Alienated ($160,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) Won $98,000 Alydar S. on 8/6 at Saratoga (career 10-4-1-3, $250,380) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- White Fox Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

IVY BELL, 4YO filly by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) Won $75,000 West Virginia Secretary of State S. on 8/5 at Mountaineer (career 12-4-4-1, $215,785) O- Brook T. Smith Investments; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- William Denzik Jr.

LA PIBA, 4YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Perfect Solution ($30,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Turnley Farms) Won $75,000 West Virginia Senate President’s Cup on 8/5 at Mountaineer (career 19-4-2-2, $153,501) O- I C Racing & Shalom TR; B- Robert Muir, Des Scott & Sam Klein (KY); T- Brad Cox

FIRST GROWTH, 5YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Altesse ($220,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Lane’s End Racing; $7,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Aaron West) Won $75,000 Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial S. on 8/5 at Mountaineer (career 19-9-2-3, $144,924) O/T- Odin Londono Jr.; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY)

SPECIAL OPS, 6YO gelding by Big Brown – True and True ($140,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent) Won $75,000 West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup on 8/5 at Mountaineer (career 25-6-5-2, $259,2620) O- Skychai Racing; B- Candy Meadows (KY); T- Michael Maker

ROMAN OFFICER, 6YO gelding by Roman Ruler – Gem Sleuth ($40,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Al Bell) Won $75,000 West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup on 8/5 at Mountaineer (career 40-13-5-6, $182,300) O- Robert Cole Jr.; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & Ronald Kirk (KY); T- Kevin Patterson

HEMP HEMP HURRAY, 2YO colt by Artie Schiller – Druidess ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Won $55,200 Tyro S. on 8/6 at Monmouth (career 2-2-0-0, $79,200) O- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; B- Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON); T- Wesley Ward

FOREVER YOUNG, 3YO gelding by Run Away and Hide – Best of Memories ($4,200, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Farm, agent, Buyer- Brandywine Farm, agent; $12,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, Buyer- 30-30 Ranch) Won Chairman’s Trophy on 8/6 at Kranji (SINGAPORE) (career 8-4-0-1, S$547,307) O- Chi Tat Wong; B- Wayne Hunt, Greg & Wilma Lynch (KY); T- C T Kuah

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