Stonestreet's September Sale Legacy Grows

Victory by Malathaat in the Kentucky Oaks not only stamped the 3-year-old filly as the leader of her division, but she joined a growing list of top-class winners bred by Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet operation and sold at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

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Barbara Banke Continues Stonestreet Success

Founded by the late Jess Jackson, Stonestreet has been known for its racing success, most notably with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, who was also rewarded with racing’s highest honor.

Jackson’s wife, Banke, has continued the tradition of Stonestreet excellence, both with homebreds and horses sold at auction. Using a handful of prominent consignors to sell on its behalf, Stonestreet-breds sold at the Keeneland September Sale have included champion Good Magic and Grade 1 winners Charlatan, Complexity and Restless Rider.

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charlatan
We do all the right things and try to raise a racehorse that is sturdy and has great breeding.
Barbara Banke, Stonestreet

Patience Pays Off

The confidence shown by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing when they purchased Silver State for $450,000 from Eaton Sales, as agent for Stonestreet, at the 2018 September Sale has been repaid in dividends as the Hard Spun colt has reeled off six consecutive wins and earned more than $1.7 million. The streak began with an allowance triumph at Keeneland last fall and culminated with an impressive victory in the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan (G1), a one-turn mile test on the June 5 Belmont Stakes undercard.

Silver State
The Met Mile is an extremely significant win. He's an absolutely beautiful Stonestreet bred that Ron Winchell and Mr. Horton purchased and have campaigned. Their patience in allowing him to get to this level has been perfect.
Steve Asmussen, Trainer

“He Loved Her”

Shadwell Estate Co., the racing and breeding entity of the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, bought Malathaat from Denali Stud in Week 1 of the 2019 September Sale for $1.05 million. The Oaks winner was produced from Stonestreet’s Grade 1-winning mare Dreaming of Julia and the buyer’s connections were delighted to get the filly, even at that lofty price tag.

MALATHAAT was a $1.05 million yearling in Book 1 of the 2019 September Sale.
MALATHAAT
You just don't see too many fillies end up in a sale with that kind of pedigree because she was an obvious choice to go look at. And he [Maktoum] loved her.
Rick Nichols, Shadwell Farm

Midnight Bourbon Another 2019 September Sale Find

Another Stonestreet-bred 2019 September graduate, Midnight Bourbon, has been competitive on the 2021 Triple Crown Trail for Winchell Thoroughbreds, which paid $525,000 for the Tiznow colt consigned Warrendale Sales. After winning the Lecomte (G3) and finishing second in the Louisiana Derby (G2) en route to a closing sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1), the colt rebounded for a second in the Preakness (G1).

MIDNIGHT BOURBON winner of the 2021 Lecomte S. (G3)
Midnight Bourbon

He was always a nice horse. We had seen him a few times at Stonestreet prior to the sale, and he just kept getting better and better. They do such a nice job out there of prepping their horses and getting them ready for the sale. He shipped in looking good and his looks and the pedigree sold him.
Hunter Simms, Warrendale Sales

Aptly Named Good Magic

One of the first horses purchased by the Edwards family’s e Five Racing was aptly named Good Magic, a Curlin colt who took the family on a great ride after being bought for $1 million from Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency at the 2016 renewal of the September Sale. With breeder Stonestreet retaining part ownership, Good Magic was champion 2-year-old male of 2017, won Keeneland’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2), was runner-up in the 2018 Kentucky Derby for trainer Chad Brown and entered stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale upon retirement.

 

GOOD MAGIC won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and was named Champion 2-Year-Old Colt.
Good Magic
Mike Ryan and Bob Edwards
Good Magic had a tremendous effect on my family, friends, our racing connections and his fans. His heart and determination were second to none. Good Magic was a consummate professional throughout his racing career.
Bob Edwards, e Five Racing

We sold Good Magic for breeder Stonestreet for $1 million as a yearling, and he was a beautiful horse. I remember him as medium-sized, a great mover and completely correct.
John Sikura, Hill ‘n’ Dale

Charlatan Produces Healthy Return

 

Globetrotting Charlatan has produced a healthy return on his $700,000 September Sale purchase price when sold by Denali Stud, having bankrolled more than $4 million for an extended ownership group that includes initial purchasers SF Bloodstock and Starlight West. Trained by Bob Baffert, Charlatan won a division of the rescheduled Arkansas Derby S. (G1) in 2020 and this year’s Runhappy Malibu S. (G1) before finishing second in the $20 million Saudi Cup in Saudi Arabia.

 

Multiple Grade 1 winner CHARLATAN
CHARLATAN
Barbara raises a fantastic horse, and the success her program has had has really instilled a high level of confidence that people can buy really nice horses off of her that are going to race in the highest echelons of the sport.
Craig Bandoroff, Denali Stud

“An Exceptional Horse”

Another Stonestreet-bred purchased by agent Mike Ryan, who had selected Good Magic for e Five Racing, is Complexity, a Maclean’s Music colt bought from Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency for $375,000. Trained by Chad Brown for Klaravich Stables, Complexity annexed the Champagne S. (G1) at age 2 and the Kelso S. (G2) in 2020.

COMPLEXITY won the 2018 Champagne S. (G1)
Complexity
I am really proud of this horse. For a horse that has his speed, to carry it is impressive. He was bred for speed, but he's so strong and an outstanding talent, so his pedigree might not limit him. He's a rare horse, an exceptional horse.
Chad Brown, Trainer

Other Graded Success

Other graded stakes winners from 2018 to present bred by Stonestreet that are September Sale graduates include Aster Pegasus, Cazadero, Champagne Anyone, Champagne Problems, Gladiator King, Great Stuff, Madison’s Luna, Marzo, Owendale, Pirate’s Punch, Silver State and Uncle Chuck.

Gamine Scores for Banke

In addition to Stonestreet’s September Sale successes, Banke’s Grace Thoroughbred Holdings bred 2020 champion female sprinter Gamine, who was sold by Summerfield for $220,000 at Keeneland in September and was subsequently bought by owner Michael Lund Petersen for $1.8 million as a 2-year-old. Trained by Bob Baffert, the Into Mischief filly displayed her brilliance when setting a Keeneland track record 1:20.20 for 7 furlongs when winning the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

GAMINE won the 2020 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Keeneland
Gamine
I have never trained a filly of this caliber going one turn. She showed what a wonderful filly she is, and there was no doubt today how brilliant she is. That was a tough field.
Bob Baffert, Trainer