Huge Opening Day at Keeneland for clients of Thorough-Graphics

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Keeneland's 2015 Fall Meet begins Oct. 2 (Keeneland photo)
Keeneland’s 2015 Fall Meet begins Oct. 2 (Keeneland photo)

NINE HORSES IN OPENING DAY KEENELAND STAKES BRED OR SOLD BY CLIENTS OF
THOROUGH-GRAPHICS

Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G3) & Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) both “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Highlighting Keeneland’s opening day of the 2015 Fall Meet are a pair of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races that feature nine horses with connections to Thorough-Graphics’ clients:

Friday 10.02.15 | Keeneland Race 8 | Post: 4:57 p.m.
$250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. (G3), 3&up, 6 F.

PP Horse (State Bred) Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Runhappy (KY) E S Prado M Borell 9-to-5
2 Gentlemen’s Bet (FL) R Albarado R Moquett 20-to-1
3 Barbados (KY) L Saez M A Tomlinson 15-to-1
4 Holy Boss (KY) R Santana, Jr. S M Asmussen 4-to-1
5 Sharp Sensation (KY) J L Ortiz R Baker 30-to-1
6 Nates Mineshaft (KY) R Mojica, Jr. A P Smith 30-to-1
7 A. P. Indian (KY) D Centeno A Delacour 20-to-1
8 Alsvid (KY) C Landeros C A Hartman 15-to-1
9 Fast Anna (KY) C Hill W M Catalano 15-to-1
10 Bump Start (PA) P Lopez K Gorder 30-to-1
11 Waco (KY) E Cancel H J Bond 20-to-1
12 Work All Week (IL) F Geroux R A Brueggemann 2-to-1

In the Phoenix, favorite Runhappy was bred and sold by our clients at Ashview Farm at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $200,000. He is coming off his first stakes win in the Grade-1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga.

Runhappy winning the King’s Bishop (G1) at Saratoga on Aug. 29 (Skip Dickstien photo)
Runhappy winning the King’s Bishop (G1) at Saratoga on Aug. 29 (Skip Dickstien photo)

At 15-1, Barbados is also a 2013 Keeneland September grad, sold by another Thorough-Graphics-customer in Three Chimneys for $160,000. Barbados took the Grade-3 Hutcheson S. at Gulfstream Park earlier this year, and most recently finished fourth in Canterbury Park’s Mystic Lake Derby on Aug. 29.

Sharp Sensation was bred and sold by our clients at Hunter Valley Farm, hammering down for $55,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The 5-year-old gelding captured his first graded victory in Parx Racing’s Turf Monster (G3) last year, and in his last start finished third in the 2015 edition. He is dually entered in both the Phoenix and in Saturday’s Woodford Stakes, also at Keeneland.

Nate’s Mineshaft was sold as a yearling in 2008 at the Fasig-Tipton (KY) October Sale for just $8,000 by our customers at Bluewater Sales. The 8-year-old ridgling proved a worthy investment, having banked over $800,000 in earnings for his career. Most recently, Nate’s Mineshaft finished eighth in the Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes at Mountaineer.

Commanding $280,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Waco was consigned by Thorough-Graphics-customer Claiborne Farm. The 4-year-old gelding won back-to-back allowance races at Saratoga in August as his only two starts of 2015.

Friday 10.02.15 | Keeneland Race 9 | Post: 5:30 p.m.
$400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1), 2yo, F., 1 1/16 M.

PP Horse (State Bred) Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Gomo (KY) M Gutierrez D F O’Neill 3-to-1
2 Marquee Miss (KY) F Geroux I Mason 15-to-1
3 Put Da Blame On Me (KY) R Albarado D L Romans 15-to-1
4 Decked Out (KY) K J Desormeaux J K Desormeaux 20-to1
5 Ma Can Do It (KY) P Lopez D L Romans 30-to-1
6 Little Cherie (KY) L Saez M J Maker 12-to-1
7 Dream Dance (KY) B J Hernandez, Jr. N J Howard 12-to-1
8 Lookout Sister (KY) J R Velazquez H G Motion 6-to-1
9 Dothraki Queen (KY) C J Lanerie K G McPeek 5-to-2
10 Princess Kennedy (KY) J M Johnson G G Hartlage 30-to-1
11 Just Wicked (KY) J L Ortiz S M Asmussen 3-to-1

The 5-2 favorite in the Alcibiades, Dothraki Queen, was a $35,000 yearling consigned by our clients at Hill ‘n’ Dale last September at Keeneland. Undefeated through only two starts, Dothraki Queen was a half-length winner of the Pocahontas (G2) on Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs.

Dothraki Queen winning the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs on Sept. 12 over Dream Dance (Churchill Downs photo)
Dothraki Queen winning the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs on Sept. 12 over Dream Dance
(Churchill Downs photo)

Decked Out was sold for $45,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale by our customers at Select Sales, and then re-sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale by our clients at Trackside Farm for $75,000. After breaking her maiden in her debut at Santa Anita in May, Decked Out earned black type by placing third in the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) at Saratoga in July, and most-recently finished fifth in the Pocahontas.

Our clients at Waggoner Farm sold Dream Dance as a yearling at last year’s Fasig-Tipton (KY) October Sale for $50,000. After breaking her maiden in August at Ellis Park, Dream Dance was runner-up in the Pocahontas in her last outing.

Lookout Sister was sold as a weanling at the 2013 Keeneland November Sale for $150,000 by Thorough-Graphics customer Glennwood Farm. She captured the Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park last time out.

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