Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Thousand Words and High Velocity, stablemates trained by Bob Baffert, lead the field for the Bob Hope (G3) on Saturday at Del Mar. Each won in his career debut at Santa Anita in October.
A trio of September Sale alumni from the barn of Mike Maker – Grade 3-placed Cullum Road, Remington Green Stakes winner Space Mountain and recent Keeneland allowance winner Bemma’s Boy – highlight entries for the River City (G3) at Churchill Downs the same afternoon.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
RIVER CITY H. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up
CULLUM ROAD, 3YO gelding by Quality Road – R Charlie’s Angel ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker
SPACE MOUNTAIN, 6YO gelding by Street Cry (IRE) – Magical Ride ($290,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $55,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Hooties Racing & Michael Hui; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker
BEMMA’S BOY, 4YO gelding by Into Mischief – Arcing ($20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Alexis Reyes) O- Paradise Farms Corp.; B- Lochlow Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker
GET WESTERN, 4YO gelding by Get Stormy – Marquetessa ($1,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Greg Green) O- Ward Pitfield; B- Barr Inman (KY); T- Charlie LoPresti
BOB HOPE S. (G3), Del Mar, 7 Furlongs, 2YOs
THOUSAND WORDS, 2YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Pomeroys Pistol ($1 Million, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family & Spendthrift) O- Albaugh Family & Spendthrift; B- Hardacre Farm (FL); T- Bob Baffert
HIGH VELOCITY, 2YO colt by Quality Road – Ketel Twist ($350,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Mary & Gary West; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert
STRONGCONSTITUTION, 2YO colt by Constitution – Earlybird Road ($57,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Grassroots Training & Sales) O- Roadrunner Racing & Sayjay Racing; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Doug O’Neill