Guess Who Is a Keeneland Sales’ Grad: Yep…Bricks & Mortar & Others

(Bricks and Mortar wins at Churchill Downs / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Bricks and Mortar, a multiple Grade 1 winner of nearly $4 million, is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Arlington Million (G1), a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

In the Million, Bricks and Mortar is seeking his fifth consecutive win this year. Three of those 2019 wins have come in Grade 1 stakes: the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Old Forester Turf Classic and Manhattan.

Keeneland sales graduates also highlight entries for graded stakes on the Arlington Million undercard. Grade 1 winnerCompetitionofideas seeks a berth in the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) with a win in the Beverly D. (G1). Grade 1 winner Fog of War is the early favorite for the Secretariat (G1), where he will meet undefeated Valid Point; American Derby (G3) winner Faraway Kitten; and Crafty Daddy and The Last Zip, who finished in a dead heat for second in the American Derby.

September Sale graduate and Grade 1-placed Got Stormy, a dominating winner of the De La Rose in her last start, seeks to become the first filly or mare to win the Fourstardave (G1) at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race for the TVG Mile (G1).

September Sale alumni also figure prominently in juvenile stakes this weekend. Tremont winner Fore Left and the talented Collusion Illusion go postward in the Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar. Maiden winners Noose and Zyramid stand out in te Saratoga Special (G2).



ARLINGTON MILLION (G1), Arlington, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

BRICKS AND MORTAR, 5YO horse 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

BANDUA, 4YO colt by The Factor – If Angels Sang ($150,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Calumet) O- Calumet Farm; B- Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY); T- Jack Sisterson


BEVERLY D. S. (G1), Arlington, 1 3/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

COMPETITIONOFIDEAS, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Devil by Design ($325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- John D. Gunther, Tony Chedraoui & Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Chad Brown


SECRETARIAT S. (G1), Arlington, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs

THE LAST ZIP, 3YO gelding by City Zip – Pumpkin Shell ($170,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham

FOG OF WAR, 3YO colt by War Front – Say (IRE) ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (KY); T- Chad Brown

VALID POINT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Goldbud ($140,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Holly Springs Stable) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Mike Ryan; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown

FARAWAY KITTEN, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Far Isle ($35,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey; T- Michael Maker

CRAFTY DADDY, 3YO gelding by Scat Daddy – Eager Emma ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Charles Boden Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Lucky Seven Stable; B- Edward A. Cox Jr. (KY); T- Brad Cox


FOURSTARDAVE H. (G1), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

GOT STORMY, 4YO filly by Get Stormy – Super Phoebe ($23,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean, agent; Buyer- Equine Investments) O- Gary Barber & Southern Equine Stable; B- Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr. (KY); T- Mark Casse

HEMBREE, 5YO horse by Proud Citizen – Knockatrina ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Derby Lane Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

MADE YOU LOOK, 5YO horse by More Than Ready – Night and Day ($360,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Let’s Go Stable & Three Chimneys Farm) O- Three Chimneys Farm; B- Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY); T- Chad Brown


BEST PAL S. (G2), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 2YOs

WRECKING CREW, 2YO ridgling by Sky Kingdom – Truelladeville ($18,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Tanner Wingo, agent) O- Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen; B- Westrock Stables (KY); T- Peter Miller

WE’RE STILL HERE, 2YO colt by Union Rags – Beau Watch ($270,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Small Batch Sales, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock/Starlight West) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Stonestreet Stables, Fred Hertrich III, John D. Fielding & Golconda Stables; B- Teresa Little, Billy Crouse, Taylor Little & Travis Price (KY); T- Bob Baffert

COLLUSION ILLUSION, 2YO colt by Twirling Candy – Natalie Grace ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Donald Dizney (FL); T- Mark Glatt

THANKS MR. EIDSON, 2YO colt by More Than Ready – Nest Egg ($210,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Del Secco DCS Inc.) O- Del Secco DCS Racing; B- Dell Ridge Farm (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

FORE LEFT, 2YO colt by Twirling Candy – Simply Sunny ($97,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Red Wings) O- Reddam Racing; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Doug O’Neill



NOOSE, 2YO colt by More Than Ready – Cowgirl Mally ($190,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O/B- Joseph Sutton (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

ZYRAMID, 2YO colt by City Zip – Ravi’s Song ($275,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Nagako Fujita (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

IBERICO, 2YO colt by Dialed In – Southern Empress ($25,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Day Farm, agent, Buyer- Canaan Creek Stables; $25,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Global Thoroughbred) O- Magic Stables & Top Racing; B- Emanuel Raber (KY); T- Antonio Sano


PUCKER UP S. (G3), Arlington, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

SKY FREAK, 3YO filly by Sky Mesa – Of One Heart ($32,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Christina Jelm, agent) O- Muddy Waters Stables; B- C. Kidder & N. Cole (KY); T- Ingrid Mason

LIGHTSCAMERAACTION, 3YO filly by Will Take Charge – Stop the Lights ($40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Walking L Thoroughbreds) O- Team Block; B- Diamond A Racing (KY); T- Chris Block

WINNING ENVELOPE, 3YO filly by More Than Ready – Granby Girl ($3,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Hutch Holsapple) O- Lothenbach Stables; B- Ramspring Farm (KY); T- Chris Block

WINTER SUNSET, 3YO filly by Tapit – Winter Memories (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Coffepot Stables & Phillips Racing Partnership; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

CAFÉ AMERICANO, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Roxy Gap ($625,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- White Birch Farm) O- Peter Brant; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

MERCILLA, 3YO filly by Arch – Junkinthetrunk ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales; Buyer- Grove Stud) O- Rebecca Hillen, Madaket Stables & Wonder Stables; B- John Penn & Frank Penn (KY); T- Graham Motion



SEAGRAM CUP (G3), Woodbine, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

SPECIAL FORCES, 4YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Special Me ($220,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Global Thoroughbreds) O- Kevin Attard & Soli Mehta; B- Machmer Hall, Carrie & Craig Brogden (KY); T- Kevin Attard

FLORIDA WON, 8YO gelding by Birdstone – Grand Portege ($385,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Live Oak Plantation) O- On the Run Stable; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ross Armata


RANCHO BERNARDO H. (G3), Del Mar, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs & Up, F&M

YUVETSI, 5YO mare by Bodemeister – Mother Ruth ($180,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $420,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Frankfort Park Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

ANONYMITY, 4YO filly by Tapit – Stormy Sunday ($600,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Solis/Litt) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Kendall Hansen (KY); T- Richard Mandella

LADY NINJA, 5YO mare by Majesticperfection – Dressed to Kill ($50,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Bret Jones; $60,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones, agent, Buyer- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners) O- Henry Bederian, Harout Kamberian, Hagop Nakkashian & Richard Baltas; B- Sugartown Stable (KY); T- Richard Baltas

ZUSHA, 4YO filly by Congrats – Icy Tea ($42,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent) O- Rafael Steinbruch; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Gary Mandella

BEST OF ME, 4YO filly by Super Saver – Lemon Gin ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Arch Bloodstock, agent) O- Todd & Shawn Hansen; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Philip D’Amato


LONGACRES MILE (G3), Emerald Downs, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up

RESTRAINEDVENGENCE, 4YO gelding by Hold Me Back – Cupids Revenge ($67,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bettersworth Westwind Farms; Buyer- Bobby Grayson) O- Kelly Brinkerhoff & Bob Grayson Jr.; B- Westwind Farms (KY); T- Val Brinkerhoff

OH MARVELOUS ME, 7YO gelding by Bluegrass Cat – Morakami ($19,000 RNA, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Todd & Shawn Hansen; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr., Susan Keller, Victoria Oliver & G. Watts Humphrey III (KY); T- Blaine Wright

LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 5YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt

CURLIN RULES, 6YO gelding by Curlin – Awe That ($375,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- J.W.S.) O- Hronis Racing; B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

ANYPORTINASTORM, 5YO horse by City Zip – La Defense ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kaizen Sales, agent) O- Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.; B- Sally Andersen (FL); T- Blaine Wright

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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