April Sale Juvenile to Race at Keeneland

April Sale Juvenile to Race at Keeneland
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Goodeveningofficer, filly; Officer - Alligator Allie by Gone West, runs at Keeneland on April 3.

Tom VanMeter and Alan Herrin’s Goodeveningofficer, cataloged for Keeneland’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training, will make her career debut in the first race at Keeneland April 3. The dark bay or brown filly will be saddled by D. Wayne Lukas and ridden by Frederic Lenclud in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden-special-weight event on Polytrack.

By Officer and out of the Gone West mare Alligator Allie, Goodeveningofficer will be offered as Hip No. 145 in the April 5 auction, which will begin at 4 p.m. (EDT). The filly galloped during the sale’s under tack show April 2.

“She’s had early speed from the very beginning, when we first started working with the babies in Ocala (Fla.) in December,” said Goodeveningofficer’s consignor, Rebecca Hayden of Hayden Thoroughbreds. “She’s showed some talent and done everything right, so we’re just going to have fun with her.”

Goodeveningofficer, who is a half sister to added-money winner Kristali (by Kris S.), was bred in Kentucky by VanMeter and Serengeti Stables. She was a $27,000 buy-back when consigned, as a weanling, by Eaton Sales, agent, to the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock auction. In 2009, Eaton, again as agent, offered her at the Keeneland September yearling sale, where she was reported as sold to VanMeter for $15,000.


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