11/02/2016 11:56AM

Keeneland November breeding stock sale: Hips to watch

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Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory is part of the Conquest Stables dispersal at Keeneland November.

Following are horses to watch during Book 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which covers the first two sessions. Horses were selected based on their pedigrees, racing records, and past auction results for themselves or notable family members. Conformation, veterinarian records, and pedigree updates or withdrawals after deadline were not used as criteria.

The Keeneland November breeding stock sale runs from Nov. 8-20 at the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky.

Hip No. 5, Maker or Breaker (Empire Maker–Shameful, by Flying Chevron), consigned by Three Chimneys, agent

This stakes-placed winner is a half-sister to four other stakes horses, led by two-time Eclipse Award winner Indian Blessing, a champion juvenile filly who went on to be champion female sprinter. Other half-siblings include Grade 3 winner Roman Threat. Maker or Breaker sells in foal to last year’s leading freshman sire Uncle Mo, who is by Indian Charlie, sire of Indian Blessing.

Hip No. 21, My Conquestadory (Artie Schiller–Golden Artemis, by Malibu Moon), consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the complete dispersal of Conquest Stables

My Conquestadory, winner of the Grade 1 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland as a juvenile, is the highlight of the Conquest Stables dispersal. The mare sells in foal to Tapit, who is well on his way to leading the North American general sire list for a third consecutive year. Her first foal, a weanling colt by Tapit, will precede her through the ring.

Hip No. 31, Pay Lady (Seeking the Gold–Evening Meeting, by General Meeting), consigned by Three Chimneys, agent

This unraced mare is by the late Seeking the Gold, a prominent broodmare sire. She is the dam of two winners from four starters, led by Grade 1 Prioress Stakes winner Lighthouse Bay. She sells in foal to Speightstown, the sire of Lighthouse Bay.

Hip No. 32, Peace and War (War Front–More Oats Please, by Smart Strike), consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent

Grade 1 winner Peace and War offers combined sire power. The daughter of prominent commercial sire War Front is offered carrying her first foal, by Tapit.

Hip No. 37, Pure Clan (Pure Prize–Ganther The Clan, by General Assembly), consigned by Three Chimneys, agent

Pure Clan, a multiple Grade 1 winner on turf and a Grade 2 winner on dirt, was last seen at auction when selling for $4.5 million at this sale in 2012. The mare, who is offered in foal to Tapit, is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Greater Good, stakes-placed Gather the Day, Grade 1 producer Swift Girl, and stakes producer Wonder Lady.

Hip No. 41, weanling filly (Tapit–Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway), consigned by Three Chimneys, agent

This filly is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner and classic-placed Gun Runner. Their dam, Grade 2 winner Quiet Giant, is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam, Grade 3 winner Congressionalhonor, stakes winner Dance Quietly, Grade 1-placed Miss Besilu, and Grade 2-placed American Dance. A full sister to this weanling sold for $1.4 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 47, Royal Obsession (Tapit–Rote, by Tiznow), consigned by Taylor Made Sales, agent for Regis Farm and Stonestreet Stables

This Group 2-placed winner has already proven commercially popular; Stonestreet purchased her for $1.15 million last year, and her full brother sold for $1.25 million as a yearling this summer. She is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song.

Hip No. 53, Secret Gesture (Galileo–Shastye, by Danehill), consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent

This Group 2-winning daughter of international titan Galileo was Grade 1/Group 1 placed in England, Germany, France, and the United States. She is offered carrying her first foal, by War Front, and the cross of Galileo and War Front has proven commercially popular. Secret Gesture is a full sister to Group 3 winner Sir Isaac Newton and is from the immediate family of Group 1 winners Sagamix and Sagacity.

Hip No. 57, She’s Not Here (Street Cry–Where’s Bailey, by Aljabr), consigned by Lane’s End, agent

This multiple Grade 2 winner is out of a stakes-winning half-sister to champion Zenyatta and Grade 1 winner Balance and is by the sire of Zenyatta.

Hip No. 69, Stellar Wind (Curlin-Evening Star, by Malibu Moon), consigned by Lane’s End, agent

After finishing second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Stellar Wind earned a divisional Eclipse Award. She heads into this year’s Distaff as one of the favorites off two victories over fellow champion Beholder. A daughter of proven young classic influence Curlin, she is from the family of Grade 1 winners Mor Spirit and Great Hunter.

Hip No. 125, Azara (More Than Ready–Life Happened, by Stravinsky), consigned by Three Chimneys, agent

This unraced mare is a half-sister to champion Tepin and to multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire Vyjack, both of whom are bound for the Breeders’ Cup. She sells in foal to popular young sire Into Mischief, the sire of Vyjack.

Hip No. 144, Celestine (Scat Daddy–Mona Mia, by Monarchos), consigned by Taylor Made Sales, agent

Grade 1 winner Celestine is by the late Scat Daddy, a popular sire who received an additional commercial boost following his sudden death at the end of a career-best season.

Hip No. 160, Crisp (El Corredor–Cat’s Fair, by Sir Cat), property of Adena Springs

Crisp sells carrying a foal from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. A Santa Anita Oaks winner, she was one of many Grade 1/Group 1 winners or producers in the young stallion’s first book.

Hip No. 232, Lexie Lou (Sligo Bay–Oneexcessivenite, by In Excess), consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent

Lexie Lou was honored as the 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year when she was a multiple classic winner in her home country, taking the Queen’s Plate, Woodbine Oaks, and Wonder Where Stakes. She later captured the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes and finished second to champion California Chrome in the Hollywood Derby on turf. The millionaire sells as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Hip No. 238A, Classic Strike (Smart Strike–Classic Hostess, by Red Ransom), consigned by Taylor Made Sales, agent

The dam of Grade 1 winner Union Strike, a prominent contender for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, she had already produced multiple-graded-stakes-winning millionaire Handsome Mike and stakes-placed Classic Sense. Classic Strike, herself a winner on the track, is a half-sister to stakes winner From Away. She sells carrying a foal from the first crop of regally bred champion Honor Code.

Hip No. 248, weanling filly (War Front–Maryinsky, by Sadler’s Wells), consigned by Paramount Sales, agent

War Front was represented by a weanling filly who sold for a North American record $3.2 million at this sale last year and is again represented by several standout youngsters in this catalog. This filly is out of Group 1-placed Maryinsky, dam of European champion and stakes producer Peeping Fawn and Group 1 winner Thewayyouare. The second dam is Kentucky Oaks winner and influential broodmare Blush With Pride, whose offspring include multiple classic producer Better Than Honour.

Hip No. 252, weanling colt (War Front–Midnight Lucky, by Midnight Lute), consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent

This is the first foal out of multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky. It is the family of Grade 1 winner Hookedonthefeelin, dam of additional Grade 1 winners Pussycat Doll and Jimmy Creed.

Hip No. 282, weanling filly (War Front–Playa Maya, by Arch), consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent

This filly is a half-sister to champion juvenile Uncle Mo, last year’s leading freshman sire.

Hip No. 303, weanling colt (Tapit–Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat), consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent

This colt, out of a stakes-winning Storm Cat mare, is a half-brother to Eclipse Award champion older horse Honor Code and multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune. It is the female line of champion and multiple stakes producer Serena’s Song. A full sister to this weanling sold for $3 million, then a North American record for a weanling, two years ago at Keeneland November.

Hip No. 314, weanling filly (Tapit–Storm Dixie, by Catienus), consigned by Paramount Sales, agent

This is a half-sister to Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar, who also won the Coaching Club American Oaks, Alabama, and Beldame. Princess of Sylmar sold for $3.1 million at the conclusion of her career, and a full brother to this filly for $800,000 as a yearling this summer.

Hip No. 375, Bsharpsonata (Pulpit–Apassionata Sonata, by Affirmed), consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent

This multiple Grade 2 winner, already the dam of two graded-placed winners, also was part of American Pharoah’s first book. She is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Backtalk.

Hip No. 394, Cotton Blossom (Broken Vow–For Dixie, by Dixieland Band), consigned by Eaton Stales, agent

A graded-stakes-winning 2-year-old who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Cotton Blossom got her Grade 1 win in the following season’s Acorn Stakes. The half-sister to graded winner Vicarage and two stakes-producing mares is already the dam of two winners from as many starters. She is offered in foal to Uncle Mo.

Hip No. 450, weanling filly (Tapizar–Ivanavinalot, by West Acre), consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent

This filly, by freshman sire Tapizar, is a half-sister to undefeated champion Songbird, among the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Hip No. 466, Lady Eli (Divine Park–Sacre Coeur, by Saint Ballado), consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, agent

A multiple Grade 1 winner, the popular Lady Eli will be one of the favorites in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf following her score in the Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont, marking her return to the winner’s circle after a comeback from laminitis. The filly is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Bizzy Caroline.

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