08/21/2013 3:58PM

Daisy Devine to sell at Keeneland November sale

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Grade 1 winner Daisy Devine will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect at the Keeneland November sale.

Grade 1 winner Daisy Devine will be offered this fall as a racing or broodmare prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The 5-year-old Kafwain mare will be consigned by Eaton Sales as agent for owner James M. Miller. The sale will mark the return of Daisy Devine to the Eaton Sales shedrow, as she was bred in Kentucky and sold as a yearling by Reiley McDonald, the farm’s owner.

“She is a top-class mare that ran and won on all surfaces and at all distances,” McDonald said. "In addition to ability, soundness, and looks, she is a complete outcross of Halo and Blushing Groom, a very unusual commodity in today's broodmares.”

Daisy Devine will remain in training leading up to the November sale, and is being pointed toward the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes on Oct. 5 at Keeneland Race Course.

Thus far, Daisy Devine has won 10 of 21 career starts for earnings of $1,055,892. She is a four-time graded stakes winner, highlighted by her victory in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes in 2012. Her other graded wins include the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, as well as the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes and Cardinal Handicap.

Daisy Devine is out of placed Devil’s Bag mare Devil’s Dispute, whose nine winners from as many foals to race includes stakes winners Patent Pending and Bargainwiththedevil. She is from the family of Grade 1 winners Banker’s Lady and Ecton Park, Grade 2 winners Impetuous Gal and Banker’s Gold, and Grade/Group 3 winners Regal Gal, Northern Fling, Countess North, Idabel, Daring Heat, and Pit Fighter.

Miller and Eaton Sales will also sell Grade 3-placed stakes winner Maude S. in the November sale. The 5-year-old Jump Start mare has won six of 24 races for earnings of $243,990.

Maude S. is the first foal, and the only one to race and win, out of Thunder Gulch mare Tropical Gardens. Her notable family members include Grade 2 winner Boone’s Mill and Grade 3 winner Cape Hope.