Keeneland September Sale Graduates Keen Ice, War Story Seek Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth in Grade 1 Whitney

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LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise four of the seven entries for Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, with the winner earning an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Among the Whitney field are September Yearling Sale graduates Keen Ice and War Story, each coming off graded stakes wins in the Suburban (G2) and Brooklyn Invitational (G2), respectively, at Belmont in their last start.

Other prominent Keeneland sales alumni competing Saturday are undefeated Your Love and Divine Miss Grey, who seeks her fourth consecutive win, both entered in the Test (G1) at Saratoga; undefeated Surrender Now, an eight-length winner of the Landaluce, and impressive maiden winner Diamondsandpearls, in the Sorrento (G2) at Del Mar; and multiple graded stakes-placedLookin At Lee, morning-line favorite for the West Virginia Derby (G3) at Mountaineer.


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

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) O- Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence; B- George Strawbridge Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

MAKARIOS, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – Blissful ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Nick Zito, agent) O- Mossarosa; B- Commonwealth (KY); T- Nick Zito

PARLOR, 3YO colt by Lonhro (AUS) – My McIntosh ($60,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Brad Anderson) O- Anderson Stables; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

ARKLOW, 3YO colt by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox


WHITNEY S. (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

BREAKING LUCKY, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Shooting Party ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Christine Hayden (ON); T- Reade Baker

CAUTIOUS GIANT, 6YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Dangerous Diva ($220,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Ray Bell) O- Loooch Racing Stables and Imaginary Stables; B- Grousemount Farm (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo

KEEN ICE, 5YO horse 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 & Calumet Farm; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

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

YOUR LOVE, 3YO filly by Flatter – Queen of America ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

CURSOR, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Scarlet Love ($340,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Courtlandt Farm) O- Courtlandt Farms; B- Mill Ridge Farm (KY); T- Mark Hennig

DIVINE MISS GREY, 3YO filly by Divine Park – Seattle Grey ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Corms Racing Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Danny Gargan

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

SURRENDER NOW, 2YO filly by Morning Line – Surrender ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $40,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Bruno DeBerdt, agent) O- Rockingham Ranch; B- Elaine Macpherson (KY); T- Peter Miller

DANCING BELLE, 2YO filly by First Samurai – London Mist ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Gene Voss & Wayne Detmar) O- Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch, Wayne Detmar, Keith Desormeaux & Gene Voss; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

TERRA’S ANGEL, 2YO filly by Drosselmeyer – Vindicated Angel ($7,500, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Kim Smith, agent) O- Johnny Evans & Terry Eoff; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Dallas Keen

DIAMONDSANDPEARLS, 2YO filly by Congrats – Azalea Belle ($60,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Dixon Enterprises; $250,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B- Todd & Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MIDNIGHT SUMMER, 2YO filly by Midnight Lute – Indy Summer ($32,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Kirk & Judy Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Peter Miller

            YELLOW RIBBON H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

HILLHOUSE HIGH, 6YO mare by Exchange Rate – Pleasant Laughter ($75,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Eisaman Equine; $97,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Vista Creek Stables) O- Golden Eagle Farm; B- Runnymede Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas

WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G3), Mountaineer, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

GAME OVER, 3YO colt by Mineshaft – Kaweah Princess ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Al Graziani & Joe Russell (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

IMPRESSIVE EDGE, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Cool Edge ($70,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $185,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Good Omen Stable) O- NK Racing; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Dale Romans

WATCH ME WHIP, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Smooth as Silk ($330,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dale Romans

LOOKIN AT LEE, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Langara Lass ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- L&N Racing) O- L&N Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SILVER DUST, 3YO colt by Tapit – Filare l’Oro ($270,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables) O- Tom Durant; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Randy Morse


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

COLONIST, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – She Cat ($300,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Springland Farm & HKN (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

PLACIDO, 3YO colt by Shackleford – Intentional Cry ($95,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Kinsman Farm) O- Arnold Zetcher; B- William Graham (ON); T- Simon Callaghan

SHARP SAMURAI, 3YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

MONSTER MAN, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – True Religion ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Gary Broad; B- The Premae Company (KY); T- Scott Hansen

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