Keeneland September Sale Graduates Hard Not to Love, Analyze It Headline Saturday Graded Stakes

January 8, 2021

Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in graded stakes at Santa Anita and Gulfstream on Saturday. Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Love tops the field for the La Canada (G3) at Santa Anita, which also features Proud Emma and Message, the 1-2 finishers in the Bayakoa (G3) in December.

Seven of the nine entrants in the Tropical Turf (G3) at Gulfstream are graded stakes-winning Keeneland sales alumni, led by multiple Grade 3 winner Analyze ItTusk, winner of last year’s Tropical Turf; and Grade 2 winners Casa CreedRide a Comet and Frostmourne.  

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

LA CANADA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up, F&M

PROUD EMMA, 5YO mare by Include – Debutante Dreamer ($9,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip A. Sims) O- Gem Inc. & Tom Kagele; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Peter Miller

HARD NOT TO LOVE, 5YO mare by Hard Spun – Loving Vindication ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & Vosburgh) O- Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy Ingordo, David Ingordo & Steve Mooney; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- John Shirreffs

MESSAGE, 5YO mare by Warrior’s Reward – Song’n Dance ($30,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Global Thoroughbreds) O- Baoma Corporation; B- C. Kidder & N. Cole (KY); T- Bob Baffert

MISS STORMY D, 5YO mare by Tapizar – Miss Relentless ($37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lantern Hill Farm, agent; Buyer- Keith Brackpool) O- Keith Brackpool; B- Lantern Hill Farm, Phil & Judy Needham (KY); T- Carla Gaines

TROPICAL TURF (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile (T), 4YOs & Up

CASA CREED, 5YO horse by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott

RIDE A COMET, 6YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Appealing Zophie ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- John Oxley & My Meadowview Farm; B- My Meadowview (KY); T- Mark Casse

DOCTOR MOUNTY, 8YO horse by Street Sense – On a Roll ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Never Forever Stable) O- Larry Pratt & Dave Alden; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Vicki Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

FROSTMOURNE, 7YO gelding by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Green Lantern Stables; T- Eddie Kenneally 

ANALYZE IT, 6YO horse by Point of Entry – Sweet Assay ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- William H. Lawrence; B- P. Headley Bell, Nancy Bell & NATO (KY); T- Chad Brown

TUSK, 8YO gelding Tapit – It’s Midnight ($335,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Jordan Wycoff; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

HAY DAKOTA, 8YO gelding by Haynesfield – Church by the Sea ($47,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Stewart Mettler) O- Michael Hui, Hooties Racing & WSS Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Mike Maker

LAS CIENEGAS S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

BOHEMIAN BOURBON, 5YO mare by Midshipman – Irene Adler ($175,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock) O- MyRacehorse.com; B- Fedai Kahraman (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

CHARMAINE’S MIA, 4YO filly by The Factor – Charming Vixen ($40,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $4,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Agave Racing Stable; B- Gunpowder Farms (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

ACTING OUT, 4YO filly by Blame – Riding Point ($75,000 RNA to Sale 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Kirkwood, agent; $12,000, 2020 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Alan Sherman) O- Sherman Racing, Zvika Akin & Robert Harkins; B- Vincent Colbert (KY); T- Art Sherman

SUPERSTITION, 4YO filly by Ghostzapper – Grand Glory ($850,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Perry Bass II & Ramona Bass; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella

OLEKSANDRA (AUS), 7YO mare by Animal Kingdom – Alexandra Rose (SAF) ($1.45 million RNA, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent) O- Team Valor International; B- Team Valor (AUS); T- Neil Drysdale

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