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 It; Tusk, winner of last year’s Tropical Turf; and Grade 2 winners Casa Creed, Ride 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