07/08/2011 2:09PM

Dispersal of Evans estate will take place during two sales at Keeneland


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The late Edward P. Evans estate’s complete dispersal, which will take place at Keeneland during the September yearling and November breeding stock sales, will include 244 horses, according to the catalog Keeneland issued Friday.

The catalog is available online at http://apps.keeneland.com/evans/ev-catalog.asp.

Fifty-one yearlings will sell from Evans’s Spring Hill Farm at Keeneland September, and 173 horses of various ages will be on offer at the November breeding stock sale. Lane’s End will act as agent at both sales. The horses will sell without reserve, and proceeds will go to the Edward P. Evans Charitable Foundation.

Quality Road, who stands at Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., will not be part of the dispersal.

Broodmares include Kobla, dam of Quality Road, carrying a full sibling; Quiet Dance, dam of Saint Liam, in foal to Quality Road; Summer Colony, in foal to Quality Road; Grand Prayer, dam of Grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer, in foal to Medaglia d’Oro; Malibu Prayer, in foal to Smart Strike; millionaire stakes-producer Gold Mover, in foal to Giant’s Causeway; millionaire Raging Fever, in foal to Quality Road; Grade 1-placed Cat Moves, in foal to Malibu Moon; Grade 1-placed Spritely, in foal to Bernardini; Wild Poppy, a 5-year-old daughter of El Prado and champion Flanders, in foal to Smart Strike; Grade 1 producer Christmas Gift, in foal to Quality Road; Grade 1-placed and graded winner Casanova Move, in foal to Quality Road; Grade 1-placed stakes producer Colonial Minstrel, in foal to Quality Road; Probable Colony, dam of Summer Colony, in foal to Quality Road; and Grade 1-placed Light Green, in foal to Quality Road.

Among the racing-age horses in the catalog are the More Than Ready filly Buster’s Ready, recent winner of the Mother Goose Stakes; 3-year-old and 4-year-old half-sisters to Horse of the Year Saint Liam; 3-year-old Grade 2 winner Dixie City; 3-year-old City Zip colt Dance City, third in the 2011 Arkansas Derby; juvenile Hard Hat, a Hard Spun half-sister to Albert the Great; a 2-year-old full brother to A Little Warm; and 4-year-old Mambo Fever, a multiple graded-placed runner.

Yearlings highlighting the dispersal include a full brother to Quality Road; a Giant’s Causeway half-brother to Yonaguska; an Indian Charlie-Gold Mover colt; a Not For Love half-sister to Grade 1 winner Hedonist; a Pulpit half-brother to Saint Liam; a full brother to Pleasant Strike; a Smart Strike-Raging Fever filly; a Stormy Atlantic half-sister to Summer Colony; a Street Sense half-brother to Grade 1-placed Tap Day; and a Street Sense half-brother to Gygistar.

Among weanlings are a Medaglia d’Oro half-sister to Saint Liam; the first foal, an Elusive Quality colt, out of Grade 1 winner Christmas Kid; a full brother to Christmas Kid; a full sister to Malibu Prayer; and a Pulpit colt out of Grade 1-placed Spritely.

Paddy O’Prado will stand at Spendthrift Farm

Millionaire Paddy O’Prado, winner of last year’s Secretariat Stakes and four other graded races, will enter stud at Spendthrift Farm, the Lexington farm announced Friday.

The 4-year-old Paddy O’Prado, an El Prado colt, retired with a fractured sesamoid days after winning the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico. Racing for Donegal Racing, Paddy O’Prado left the races with a record of 5 wins, 3 seconds, and 3 thirds from 14 starts. He earned $1,721,297.

Paddy O’Prado is out of Grade 2 winner Fun House, by Prized.

Shannon Potter of Taylor Made Sales helped broker the deal for Paddy O’Prado, whose fee will be announced at a later date.

B. Wayne Hughes owns Spendthrift Farm.

Invisible Ink dies at 13

Invisible Ink, runner-up to Monarchos in the 2001 Kentucky Derby, was euthanized July 7 at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa. The 13-year-old Invisible Ink, a son of Thunder Gulch, had equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, a neurological disease caused by a parasitic infection.

Bred by Viking Farms and Ashford Stud, Invisible Ink brought $105,000 from John Fort’s Peachtree Stable syndicate at the 1999 Keeneland September yearling sale. He went on to win 4 of 14 starts and earned $465,088 in three seasons at the track. He never won a stakes but was Grade 1-placed twice, once with his 55-1 finish in the Kentucky Derby and earlier when he finished third in Monarchos’s Florida Derby.

At 2, Invisible Ink survived a case of colitis so severe that his weight dropped to about 500 pounds, and his insurers gave Fort permission to euthanize him. But Fort and Invisible Ink’s veterinarians persevered, and the colt underwent a remarkable recovery that, along with his Grade 1 performances, brought Peachtree to national attention.

Invisible Ink, called Inky by Fort and the horse’s fans, was a son of the Conquistador Cielo mare Conquistress. In 2010, he relocated from Rising Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., to Pin Oak Lane, where he stood for $1,500. But his struggle with EPM prevented him from covering more than a handful of mares, according to farm owner William Solomon.

Invisible Ink’s best progeny to date include stakes winner Fearless Eagle, Grade 2-placed Honey Chile, stakes-placed Beckham Bend, and Panamanian champion Blessink.

Invisible Ink’s burial place has yet to be determined.