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Keeneland sales produce eight horses entered in Kentucky Derby

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Eight graduates of Keeneland sales have been entered in the 147th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve to be held Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Keeneland sales have produced 23 Kentucky Derby winners, including four of the past five: champion Nyquist (2016), Always Dreaming (2017), undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify (2018) and Authentic (2020). Justify and Authentic both were named Horse of the Year.

The 3-year-old colts who are alumni of Keeneland sales and are among the 20 horses entered in the 1¼-mile Kentucky Derby are:

  • Dynamic One (Union Rags-Beat the Drums) – Repole Stable, Phipps Stable and St. Elias Stable own the colt, who was second in the Wood Memorial (G2) Presented by Resorts World Casino. Phipps bred Dynamic One, which Claiborne Farm, agent, consigned to the 2019 September Yearling Sale and sold to Repole and St. Elias for $725,000. Jose Ortiz will ride Dynamic One for trainer Todd Pletcher.
  • Hidden Stash (Constitution-Making Mark Money) – Vinery Sales, agent for breeder Rhineshire Farm, consigned the colt to the 2019 September Sale, where he sold for $50,000 to BBN II Racing. Second in the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and third in the Sam F. Davis (G3), Hidden Stash races for BBN Racing. Rafael Bejarano will ride the colt for trainer Vicki Oliver.
  • Highly Motivated (Into Mischief-Strong Incentive) – Second in Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and third in the Gotham (G3), the colt is trained by Chad Brown for breeder and owner Klaravich Stables. Lane’s End, agent, consigned Highly Motivated as a weanling to the 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, where Mike Ryan, agent, purchased him for $240,000. Javier Castellano will ride.
  • Like the King (Palace Malice-Like a Queen) – Horseshoe Racing bred the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) winner, who was second in the John Battaglia Memorial for owner M Racing Group of Mickey Gonzalez. Vinery Sales, agent, consigned the colt as a weanling to the 2018 November Sale, where he sold to The Acorn for $28,000. Drayden Van Dyke will ride Like the King for trainer Wesley Ward.
  • Midnight Bourbon (Tiznow-Catch the Moon) – Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings bred the colt, who won the Lecomte (G3), was second in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) and Iroquois (G3) Presented by Ford and finished third in the  Champagne (G1) and Risen Star (G2) Presented by Lamarque Ford. Owner Winchell Thoroughbreds purchased Midnight Bourbon for $525,000 at the 2019 September Sale, where he was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised. Mike Smith will ride the colt for trainer Steve Asmussen.
  • Rock Your World (Candy Ride [ARG]-Charm the Maker) – Hronis Racing of Kosta and Pete Hronis along with David Michael Talla own the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Pasadena (L) winner. Bred by Ron McAnally and Deborah McAnally, he was consigned to the 2019 September Sale by Winter Quarter Farm, agent, and sold to Sapphire Stable for $650,000. Joel Rosario will ride Rock You World for trainer John Sadler.
  • Sainthood (Mshawish-Lemon Hero) – Bred by Edward Taylor and Springland Farm, the runner-up in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) is a graduate of two Keeneland sales. Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned him as a yearling to the 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale, where The Legend Stables purchased him for $100,000. Taylor Made offered him at that year’s September Sale. Trained by Todd Pletcher for WinStar Farm and CHC Inc., he will be ridden by Corey Lanerie.
  • Super Stock (Dialed In-Super Girlie) – Owners Erv Woolsey and Keith Asmussen purchased the Arkansas Derby (G1) winner for $70,000 at the 2019 September Sale from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Super Stock was bred by Pedro Gonzalez and P.J. Gonzales. He also won the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity, was second in the Street Sense Overnight (L) and finished third in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) and Iroquois (G3) Presented by Ford. Super Stock will be ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr.

Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6:57 p.m.