10/18/2013 2:47PM

Keeneland: Hill 'n Dale acquires Wine Princess

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Wine Princess, winner of the Monmouth Oaks last year, is likely to make two more starts this fall before becoming a broodmare.

Wine Princess – the 4-year-old filly who has a Horse of the Year for a mom and dad – has been sold privately to Hill ’n Dale Farm and likely will have two more starts before being bred next year.

Trainer Steve Margolis said he intends to run Wine Princess in the Chilukki Stakes on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs, “followed hopefully by the Falls City” on Nov. 28. The filly will continue to run in the name of Becky Winemiller until being moved to Hill ’n Dale.

Wine Princess is by Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year, and was produced by Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year. A $475,000 yearling purchase, she has 4 wins from 11 starts, with her most important races being a victory in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks last year and a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland in her most recent start.

By sad coincidence, another foal of Azeri’s sired by a Horse of the Year (A.P. Indy, 1992) was in the news this week when 6-year-old Take Control had to be euthanized after breaking down in a Thursday workout at Santa Anita.

A previous version of this article misstated the years in which Ghostzapper and Azeri were Horse of the Year. Ghostzapper was Horse of the Year in 2004 and Azeri in 2002.