A pair of six-furlong graded stakes events, the $300,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. III) for fillies and mares and the $250,000 Phoenix Breeders' Cup (gr. III), support the Keeneland program Oct. 4 that features a pair of grade I races.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2005
High Bank Syndicate's 3-year-old Sweet Hope made good in her first start against older distaffers when she captured the $205,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 6 at Delaware Park.
Graeme Six is the only graded stakes winner entered in the $200,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III), but she will have to deal with eight capable fillies and mares, including High Bank Syndicate's Sweet Hope, who was runner-up to Indian Blessing last out.
Indian Blessing, who rebounded from consecutive defeats with a resounding victory in the July 5 Prioress (gr. I), returns to Saratoga for the first time since breaking her maiden when she takes on five 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 Darley Test (gr. I) Aug. 2.
Lethal Heat, unbeaten in three starts for trainer Barry Abrams, faces nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track May 11.
|Trainer||J. Larry Jones|
|Owner||High Bank Syndicate|
|Breeder||Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate, Inc.|
|Sweet Hope View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lemon Drop Kid||Kingmambo|
|High Heeled Hope||Salt Lake|
|High Heeled Honey|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kilboy Estate||Castleton Lyons, agent||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||Stephen Hillen||Kirkwood Stables, agent||$320,000|
|Broodmare||Hunter Valley Farm, agent||($170,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.