Keeneland Sales Grads Finish 1-2-3 in Fountain of Youth

(Code of Honor winning at Gulfstream Park / Photo Courtesy of Gulfstream Park)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates JeltrinA Thread of Blue and Cambier Parc secured September Sale Seller Bonuses with graded stakes wins at Gulfstream on Saturday.

For her victory in the Davona Dale (G2), Jeltrin earned a $7,500 Seller Bonus for Corner Woods Farm, the filly’s owner at the time of sale. She also vaulted to second place on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) leaderboard with her win.

A Thread of Blue won the Palm Beach (G3) to earn a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Flaxman Holdings. Cambier Parc took the Herecomesthebride (G3) and generated a $5,000 Seller Bonus for Bonne Chance Farm.

The September Sale Seller Bonus Program, initiated by Keeneland in 2017, offers cash rewards to sellers (owners at the time of sale) of horses sold at the September Sale that win Grade/Group 1, 2 or 3 stakes as a 2- or 3-year-old. Sellers receive cash rewards based on the following criteria: $10,000 Seller Bonus for your first Grade/Group 1 stakes win; $7,500 for your first Grade/Group 2 win; and $5,000 for your first Grade/Group 3 victory.

Keeneland sales alumni accounted for five graded stakes on Fountain of Youth Day at Gulfstream. In addition to the aforementioned winners, Code of Honor won the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth (G2) to establish himself second among point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Recruiting Ready was an authoritative winner of the Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3).

September Sale alumni also excelled in recent group races overseas. Mozu Superflare won the Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean (G3) at Nakayama in Japan, and Divine Image took the UAE Oaks Sponsored by Range Rover (G3) at Meydan in Dubai.



Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth S. (G2) on 3/2 at Gulfstream:

1- CODE OF HONOR, 3YO colt Noble Mission (GB) – Reunited ($70,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) (career 4-2-1-0, $384,820) O/B- W.S. Farish (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

2- Bourbon War, 3YO colt by Tapit – My Conquestadory ($410,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- S. L. P. H.; $525,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Lake Star Stable; B- Conquest Stables (KY); T- Mark Hennig

3- Vekoma, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Mona de Momma ($135,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- R. A. Hill Stable) O- R. A. Hill Stable & Gatsas Stables; B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- George Weaver

JELTRIN, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Song to the Moon ($7,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Juan C. Sanchez) Won Davona Dale S. (G2) on 3/2 at Gulfstream (career 6-2-1-1, $158,588) O- ADR Racing Stable; B- C. Kidder, C. Nole, J. K. & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Alexis Delgado


Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Palm Beach S. (G3) on 3/2 at Gulfstream:

1- A THREAD OF BLUE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Enthused ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Merites Stable) (career 7-4-1-1, $241,590) O- Leonard C. Green; B- Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

2- Casa Creed, 3YO colt 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

3- Louder Than Bombs, 3YO colt by Violence – Orabella ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $37,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Sandra New) O- Sandra New; B- Hidden Brook Farm & Spruce Lane Farm (KY); T- David Fawkes

CAMBIER PARC, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Sealy Hill ($1.25 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- OXO Equine) Won Herecomesthebride S. (G3) on 3/2 at Gulfstream (career 3-2-0-0, $120,210) O- OXO Equine; B- Bonne Chance Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

RECRUITING READY, 5YO horse by Algorithms – Need ($110,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jack Hester, agent) Won Gulfstream Park Sprint S. (G3) on 3/2 at Gulfstream (career 18-7-2-4, $579,785) O- Sagamore Farm; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Stanley Hough

MOZU SUPERFLARE, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Christies Treasure ($125,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Capital System) Won Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean S. (G3) on 3/2 at Nakayama (career 14-6-1-1) O- Capital System; B- Alpha Delta Stables; T- Hidetaka Otonashi

DIVINE IMAGE, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Sure Route (GB) ($195,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won UAE Oaks Sponsored by Range Rover (G3) on 2/21 at Meydan (career 3-2-1-0, $206,535) O- Godolphin; B- Peter Magnier (KY); T- Charlie Appleby

STUBBINS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Sierra Vista (GB) ($20,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) Won$100,000 Pasadena S. on 3/2 at Santa Anita (career 5-3-1-1, $146,400) O- McShane Racing; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

RUNAWAY GHOST, 4YO colt by Ghostzapper – Rose’s Desert ($240,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent) Won $75,000 Curribot H. on 2/24 at Sunland (career 9-6-2-0, $653,510) O/B- Joe Peacock (KY); T- Todd Fincher

VICTIM OF LOVE, 3YO filly by Speightstown – Spacy Tracy ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent; Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) Won $75,000 Island Fashion S. on 2/24 at Sunland (career 4-2-1-0, $63,400) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Daniel J. Burke (KY); T- Henry Dominguez

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

More From The Pressbox Staff