Concrete Rose, Sergei Prokofiev Earn September Sale Seller Bonuses with Graded Wins in U.S. and Abroad

Buffalo Trace Franklin County winner Chanteline cataloged to the 2018 November Sale

Concrete Rose, winner of the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) at Keeneland and Sergei Prokofiev, who won the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis (G3) at Newmarket, each won a Keeneland September Sale Seller Bonus as graduates of the 2017 September Yearling Sale.

For their respective graded stakes wins, Concrete Rose received a $7,500 Bonus for Ron Patterson and Sergei Prokofiev secured a $5,000 Bonus for David Anderson.

With her win in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine, Concrete Rose also earned a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.

Two recent stakes-winning mares are cataloged as racing or broodmare prospects to Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 5.  Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) winner Chanteline is offered as Hip 34. Bishop’s Pond, winner of the Winter Melody at Delaware Park, is cataloged as Hip 696.

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S. (G2) on 10/10 at Keeneland:

1- CONCRETE ROSE, 2YO filly by Twirling Candy – Solerina ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- J. W. Bloodstock) (career 2-2-0-0, $166,750) O- Ashbrook Farm & & BBN Racing; B- Ron Patterson (KY); T- George Arnold II

2- Pakhet, 2YO filly by Cairo Prince – Hunting Hill ($100,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm; Buyer- E. J. Stable) O- Sherry Nelson & Bud Shields; B- Dr. D.G. Stole (TX); T- Harry Nelson

HEMBREE, 4YO colt by Proud Citizen – Knockatrina ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Won Nearctic S. (G2) on 10/13 at Woodbine (career 21-5-7-4, $450,426) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Derby Lane Farm (KY); T- Michael Maker

CHANTELINE, 6YO mare by Majesticperfection – Listen to Libby ($130,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Regis Farms; $200,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Farm, agent, Buyer- Ben McElroy, agent) Won Buffalo Trace Franklin County S. (G3) on 10/12 at Keeneland (career 26-9-7-3, $584,972) O- Ten Broeck Farm; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SERGEI PROKOFIEV, 2YO colt by Scat Daddy – Orchard Beach ($1.1 million, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) Won Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis S. (G3) on 10/12 at Newmarket (career 7-3-1-1, $135,938) O- Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Aidan O’Brien

LOOKIN TO STRIKE, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Miss Bonnie ($22,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Michelle Redding, agent) Won Ontario Derby (G3) on 10/13 at Woodbine (career 9-4-0-0, $147,644) O- Gary Barber; B- Fedai Kahraman (KY); T- Mark Casse

VICTRESS, 5YO mare by Include – Shining Victory ($47,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) Won Ballerina S. (G3) on 10/8 at Hastings Racecourse (career 14-5-4-0, $209,603) O- Robert & Victoria Gilker; B- Judy Hicks (KY); T- Robert Gilker

TAKECHARGEDELILAH, 3YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Lilah ($70,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Brookstone Farms) Won $150,000 Best of Ohio Distaff S. on 10/13 at Thistledown (career 7-4-2-0, $233-790) O- StarLadies Racing; B- Steve DeMaiolo (OH); T- Thomas Drury Jr.

MO DON’T NO, 5YO gelding by Uncle Mo – Lilah ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) Won $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance S. on 10/13 at Thistledown (career 28-17-7-0, $848,080) O- Loooch Racing Stables; B- Beechwood Racing Stable (OH); T- Jeffrey Radosevich

KING OF SPEED, 2YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Beautiful Daniele ($10,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Addiction Therapy Stables; $140,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- Del Secco) Won $101,035 Zuma Beach S. on 10/8 at Santa Anita (career 6-2-1-1, $145,980) O- Del Secco DCS; B- Newaukum Racing Stables (KY); T- Jeff Bonde

BISHOP’S POND, 6YO mare by Curlin – More for Me ($100,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Hell Pony) Won $50,125 Winter Melody S. on 10/10 at Delaware (career 28-6-3-4, $364,372) O- Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables & The Elkstone Goup; B- Richard Kaster (KY); T- Jason Servis

Curate Stays Perfect, Wins Sunday’s Featured Middlebrook Purse

Marc Detampel and Sunshine State Racing’s Curate remained undefeated in two starts as he led all the way to win the $69,000 Middlebrook Purse for
3-year-olds and up by 1½ lengths over Bobby’s Wicked One before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 9,642. (Click here for a video of the race.)

Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Calvin Borel, Curate covered the 6 furlongs on a sloppy main track in 1:09.66.

Curate is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Bernardini out of the Gone West mare Majestically. Sunday’s check of $41,400 increased his earnings to $66,600.

A Keeneland sales graduate, Curate returned $5.20, $3.20 and $2.60. Bobby’s Wicked One, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, returned $3.20 and $2.20 and finished a nose in front of Share the Upside who paid $2.40 to show under Ricardo Santana Jr.

Racing resumes Wednesday with an eight-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Keeneland Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, October 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Allowance $73,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $40,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $71,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $69,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $50,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Friday, October 19 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $15,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $67,000
Race 4 Allowance $71,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $32,000
Race 6 Claiming – $30,000 $24,000
Race 7 Allowance $69,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $100,000 $71,000
Race 9 Pin Oak Valley View S. $150,000
Race 10 Maiden Special Weight $67,000

Final Entries

Wednesday, October 17
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $15,000
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $23,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $18,000
Race 5 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000
Race 6 Allowance $71,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $69,000
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $32,000

Quotes from the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1)

Click here for a replay of the race and the post-race interview with the winning connections

Bob Edwards (whose e Five Racing Thoroughbreds owns the winner, Rushing Fall)

“The filly’s phenomenal. We’ve had an unbelievable run with her. Super happy to be here at Keeneland. It’s all about the team. I had a Hall of Fame rider (Javier Castellano) give a Hall of Fame ride. (She’s) an unbelievable filly picked by (bloodstock agent) Mike Ryan, trained by Chad Brown – the connections are phenomenal. She’s well-bred. (Co-breeder) Fred (Hertrich III) and his team have done a great job breeding horses. Just really happy to be here.”

Javier Castellano (winning rider)

“She’s a good filly. We discussed with the owner, Mr. Edwards, and (trainer) Chad Brown how (I) can ride the horse in the race. We handicapped the race. I didn’t see much speed. That’s the reason I dictated the pace with slow fractions. She’s just a good filly. I just enjoyed the ride and am very lucky and blessed to enjoy those kind of horses.”

On whether he was concerned when Mission Impassible challenged Rushing Fall at the top of the stretch

“I had a little concern. She was looking around a little bit to the Grandstand. I asked her a little bit, and she responded. She put it back together, and the way she finished was really impressive.”

Florent Geroux (rider of runner-up Mission Impassible [IRE])

“I had a great trip. She (Mission Impassible) was nice and relaxed. I thought for a minute that I was going to win it. Turning for home, I came head to head with Rushing Fall, but she (Rushing Fall) was just the best at the end. My filly couldn’t quite get the distance. Rushing Fall is a really nice filly, one of the top three in the country, so no shame in getting beat by her.”

Rodolphe Brisset (trainer who helped saddle Mission Impassible)

“This filly will be staying with me in America, so they asked me to help today and the last few days that she has been here. Her (racing) form in France was very good. The idea was to bring her here and try to win a Grade 1. We will try again. We don’t know yet what race we will aim at, but she will be with our barn at Payson Park (training facility in South Florida) for the winter. Maybe look for a race on the West Coast.

“She ran good today. The 1 1/8 miles was the question (after racing in shorter races). She was second to the best American 3-year-old grass filly. Everybody should be happy.”

Corey Lanerie (rider of third-place finisher Nyaleti [IRE])

“I had a lovely trip. She came out of the gates well and tracked the winner (Rushing Fall). Had everything kinda open-door, just wasn’t good enough today. She ran a great race.”

Brian J. Hernandez (rider of fourth-place finisher Princess Warrior)

“We had a great trip. We were able to kind of tuck in around the first turn and save some ground. Turning for home, we made a run at them and we all sprinted home. Any time you can run as well as she did today in a Grade 1 you have to be proud. And she keeps improving, so it’s nice to see.”

Rushing Fall Delivers as Overwhelming Favorite in Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall assumed command shortly after the break, set leisurely fractions while left alone on the lead and cruised to a 1¼-length victory over Mission Impassible (IRE) to win the 35th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for 3-year-old fillies before a crowd of 23,872 on a brisk Saturday afternoon.

Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Javier Castellano, Rushing Fall covered the 1 1/8 miles on a firm turf course in 1:50.42. It was the second victory in the race for Brown, who won the 2012 running with Dayatthespa and the third for Castellano who won aboard Dayatthespa and Bit of Whimsy in 2007.

Rushing Fall’s $2.80 win payoff was the lowest in the history of the race, eclipsing the $3.20 payoff by Sintra in the inaugural running in 1984.

Fatale Bere (FR) and Secret Message were fractious at the gate and when the stalls opened Fatale Bere seized a quick advantage only to be passed by Rushing Fall before the field raced past the finish line the first time.

Racing uncontested on the lead, Rushing Fall cruised through fractions of :23.91, :49.22 and 1:14.82 with Fatale Bere in closest pursuit. On the far turn, Mission Impassible started to close in and by the time the field hit the top of the stretch Fatale Bere had backed out of the fray.

Rushing Fall turned back a sustained bid through the stretch by Mission Impassible and was pulling away at the wire.

With her second Grade 1 victory, Rushing Fall added $300,000 to her bankroll that swelled to $1,308,000. It was her third Keeneland stakes victory with previous triumphs coming in last fall’s JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) and this spring’s Appalachian (G2) Presented by Japan Racing Association. Her other Grade 1 victory came in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

A Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready out of the Forestry mare Autumnal, Rushing Fall owns a record of 7-6-1-0.

Rushing Fall returned $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Mission Impassible, ridden by Florent Geroux, returned $5.60 and $3.40 and finished 4¾ lengths in front of Nyaleti (IRE), who paid $3.40 to show under Corey Lanerie.

It was another three-quarters of a length back to Princess Warrior in fourth with Capla Temptress (IRE), Secret Message and Fatale Bere completing the field in order.

Keeneland Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, October 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $30,000 $23,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $71,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $32,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $40,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $69,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. presented by Lane’s End $500,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance $73,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, October 18 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $23,000
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $21,000
Race 3 Claiming – $10,000 $19,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 6 Allowance $71,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 8 Sycamore S. $100,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $67,000

Chanteline Holds off Favored Belvoir Bay (GB) to Win Buffalo Trace Franklin County

Ten Broeck Farm’s Chanteline surged to the lead inside the sixteenth pole and held off a late bid from favored Belvoir Bay (GB) by three-quarters of a length to win the 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,192. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Chanteline covered the 5½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02.89. It was the first Keeneland stakes victory for Santana and sixth for Asmussen, the trainer’s first since 2007.

Chanteline, a Keeneland sales graduate, is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect as Hip 34 in Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 5.

Girls Know Best claimed the lead out of the gate and opened a daylight advantage on the field of 13 through an opening quarter of :21.30 with Brielle’s Appeal and Smiling Causeway in closest pursuit.

Girls Know Best was still in front after a half-mile in :44.76 with Chanteline just in behind the leading pack. In the stretch Santana found room four wide for clear sailing, eventually hitting the front inside the sixteenth pole and having enough left to fend off Belvoir Bay, who was closing on the rail.

A 6-year-old Kentucky-bred mare, Chanteline is a daughter of Majesticperfection out of the Indian Charlie mare Listen to Libby. Friday’s $60,000 winner’s check boosted her earnings to $584,972 with a record of 26-9-7-3. It is her first graded stakes victory.

Chanteline returned $8.60, $4.40 and $3.20, Belvoir Bay, ridden by Flavien Prat, returned $4 and $2.80 and finished a half-length in front of defending champion Morticia, who paid $3.80 to show under Jose Lezcano.

It was another neck back to Girls Know Best in fourth with Delectation (GB), Excessivespending, Aiken to Be, Smiling Causeway, Con Te Partiro, On Probation, Country Chick, Brielle’s Appeal and Miss Gossip (IRE) following in order.

Racing continues Saturday with a 10-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET with the highlight being the 35th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Post time for the QE II, the afternoon’s ninth race, is 5:30 p.m.

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Friday was College Scholarship Day at Keeneland in which full-time college students received free general admission and the chance to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships awarded after each race. In addition, two $10,000 Runhappy Scholarships (one of which was only available to a student with a tie to the horse industry) were awarded. The Runhappy Scholarships are named after the champion sprinter who stands at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky.

The Runhappy Scholarship winners were Jordan Blain, a senior management and marketing major at the University of Kentucky, and Alex Johnston, who is majoring in biology at Western Kentucky University.

“We came to Keeneland for a class project we had to do today,” Blain said. “Our professor brought us here and we took a tour around Keeneland. (The class project) was to look at what Keeneland does differently than other businesses, and then we were going out to find something that Keeneland does that (our tour guide) didn’t already talk about.

“I’m very excited. I actually cried a little bit. I called my mom and she cried too, so we all cried. I’m so excited.”

Johnston’s father is former jockey Jeff Johnston, who won 1,375 races. He is the Midwest Regional Manager for the Jockeys’ Guild.

“Hopefully I am going to be a doctor,” Johnston said. “I am looking into dermatology right now, but it changes a lot.

“I knew it was scholarship day at Keeneland and I pre-registered online,” she added. “I thought it would be a fun day. I just came to be at the races; I had no idea this would happen.”

Keeneland Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, October 12
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $25,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $7,500 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Allowance $73,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $67,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance $75,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $69,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Buffalo Trace Franklin County S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Claiming – $20,000 $21,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, October 17 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $15,000
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $23,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $18,000
Race 5 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000
Race 6 Allowance $71,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $69,000
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $32,000

Final Entries

Sunday, October 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $31,000
Race 2 Allowance $73,000
Race 3 Claiming – $40,000 $31,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $71,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $67,000
Race 8 Allowance $69,000
Race 9 Claiming – $50,000 $29,000

Heaven Is Waiting Wins Thursday’s Ashford Stud Purse

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Heaven Is Waiting controlled the pace en route to a half-length victory over favored Fred’stwirlincandy to win Thursday’s featured $69,000 Ashford Stud Purse for 3-year-olds and up before a crowd of 9,910. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Heaven Is Waiting covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm turf course in 1:43.15.

A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Creative Cause out of the Kingmambo mare Gates of Eden, Heaven Is Waiting improved his record to 7-2-1-0 and boosted his earnings to $111,882 with Thursday’s $41,400 check.

Heaven Is Waiting returned $13.40, $6.40 and $5. Fred’stwirlincandy, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., returned $4.20 and $3.20 and finished a nose in front of Marzo, who paid $5.80 to show under Corey Lanerie.

Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET and highlighted by the 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares going 5½ furlongs on the turf. The Buffalo Trace Franklin County is the afternoon’s ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. post time.


Today Keeneland hosted the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Day, presented in partnership with local Thoroughbred farms and organizations. Wish children and their families were treated to a VIP day at the races, complete with lunch, meeting jockeys in the Paddock, watching their sponsor’s race from the Winner’s Circle and presenting a trophy to the winning connections after each of the day’s 10 races.

All donations made today at the Make-A-Wish Wishing Well in the Keeneland Paddock were matched by SF Bloodstock and Starlight Racing. The result was a check for an $8,000 donation.

Keeneland employees also came together to raise funds, presenting a check for $8,859 to Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

The race day began with former Wish child Hannah Thornsberry singing the National Anthem. Hannah, a junior at the University of Kentucky, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010 and has undergone seven brain surgeries and 30 radiation treatments. Since being in college, she has participated in two dance competitions that benefit Make-A-Wish and loves being able to give back to the foundation that gave her so much.