Keeneland September Sale Graduates Lady Eli, Abel Tasman Sweep Weekend Grade 1 Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 24, 2017) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Lady Eli and Abel Tasman each showed her class with determined wins in the Diana (G1) and Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), respectively, at Saratoga this weekend.

Lady Eli confirmed her return to peak form with her gritty win in the Diana on Saturday for her fifth career Grade 1 victory and second this year following the Gamely at Santa Anita in May. The next day, Abel Tasman earned a hard-fought victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks, her fourth career Grade 1 win and third in a row after earlier wins in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Acorn (G1) on Belmont Day.

September Sale alumni Accelerate and Dream It Is romped by 8½ and nine lengths, respectively, in the TVG San Diego (G1) on Saturday at Del Mar and Schuylerville (G3) on Friday at Saratoga. Keeneland sales graduates accounted for the top three spots in both stakes.

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.  


LADY ELI, 5YO mare by Divine Park – Sacre Coeur ($160,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent; $160,000, 2014 April 2YO in Training, Consignor- Eddie Woods, agent, Buyer- Jay Hanley) Won Diana S. (G1) on 7/22 at Saratoga (career 12-9-3-0, $2,719,800) (O- Sheep Pond Partners; B- Runnymede Farm & Catesby Clay (KY); T- Chad Brown

ABEL TASMAN, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Vargas Girl ($65,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms) Won Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) on 7/23 at Saratoga (career 9-6-2-0, $1,467,060) O- China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the TVG San Diego H. (G2) on 7/22 at Del Mar:

1- ACCELERATE, 4YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) (career 12-4-3-4, $607,480) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

2- Donworth, 5YO horse by Tiznow – Temple Street ($550,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill) O- Reddam Racing; B- K.C. Garrett Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

3- Cat Burglar, 7YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Be My Prospect ($410,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- M.V. Magnier) O- Michael Lund Petersen; B- Gulf Coast Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Schuylerville S. (G3) on 7/21 at Saratoga: 

1- DREAM IT IS, 2YO filly by Shackleford – Reve Enchante ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Andrew Hudson) (career 3-3-0-0, $162,447) O- Hoolie Racing Stable; B- Chiyoda Farm (KY); T- Barbara Minshall

2- Best Performance, 2YO filly by Broken Vow – Give My Regards ($185,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- West Point Thoroughbreds, Tango Uniform Racing & Robert Masiello; B- Mercedes Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

3- Stainless, 2YO filly by Flatter – Spring Storm ($30,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent; $75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Belvedere Farm, agent, Buyer- Starlight) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Sienna Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

GLAMANATION, 2YO filly by Point of Entry – Golden Scarf ($10,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Westside Bloodstock) Won $125,000 Shady Well S. on 7/23 at Woodbine (career 3-1-1-0, $75,194) O- M. J. Doyle Racing Stable; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Michael J. Doyle

BOWIES HERO, 3YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean [Crestwood Farm], agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean [Crestwood Farm], agent, Buyer- RJG Racing Management) Won $120,660 Oceanside S. on 7/19 at Del Mar (career 7-4-0-0, $201,325) O- Agave Racing Stable & Hebert Bloodstock; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

MIND READER, 3YO gelding by Gemologist – Adore You ($150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) Won $105,500 Snack S. on 7/19 at Indiana Grand (career 7-2-1-2, $96,039) O- M and M Racing; B- Deann & Greg Baer (IN); T- Randy Matthews

THREEOHTWOCASSIC, 3YO gelding by E Dubai – Exquisite Cassie ($2,500, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Sheltowee Farm) Won $100,000 Crowd Pleaser S. on 7/22 at Parx Racing (career 7-2-1-1, $85,553) O- Black Cloud Stable; B- Chadds Ford Stable (PA); T- Anthony Pecoraro

FIRSTHAND REPORT, 4YO filly by Blame – Kinsey ($310,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Starlight) Won $100,000 Power By Far S. on 7/22 at Parx Racing (career 12-5-3-2, $268,395) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Lindsay C. F. Scott & Jane MacElree (PA); T- Todd Pletcher

TRUST FACTOR, 4YO colt by Paddy O’Prado – Mainsail ($4,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Rafael Garcia, agent) Won $100,000 Louisiana Legends Turf S. on 7/17 at Louisiana Downs (career 10-5-2-1, $184,060) O- Scrivener Stables; B- J. Adcock & Hume Wornall (LA); T- Michael Maker

NIKKI MY DARLING, 3YO filly by Creative Cause – Zamindarling ($47,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; $47,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Norm Barron Queen City Oaks on 7/23 at Belterra Park (career 10-5-1-0, $181,533) O- Loooch Racing Stables & Imaginary Stables; B- Sheltowee Farm & James E. Evans (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

ALLIFORD BAY, 3YO filly by City Zip – Valentine Fever ($65,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Candy Meadows) Won $60,100 California Governor’s Cup on 7/22 at Sacramento (career 4-3-0-0, $75,850) O- Peter Redekop; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Blaine Wright

WILBO, 5YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Kokadrie ($45,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) Won $50,000 Don Bernhardt S. on 7/22 at Ellis Park (career 20-7-3-5, $332,396) O- Christ Wilkins; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Chris Hartman

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