11/05/2013 8:45AM

Keeneland November: Day 1 horses to watch


Hip No. 44, unnamed, b. f., 2013, by Galileo—Song to Remember, by Storm Cat, consigned by VanMeter Sales, agent.
An Irish-bred weanling filly by all-world sire Galileo, out of the placed mare Song to Remember. She is a sibling to seven winners from nine foals to race, including Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song and graded stakes-placed winners Park Avenue and Great Barrier Reef. In 2006, a weanling out of Song to Remember brought $700,000 at the Keeneland November sale. Bred by Smythson, the February foal is related to Grade 2 winner Prod and Grade/Group 3 winners Nijana, Lech, Runspastum, Devious Intent, and Champion Lujalo.

Hip No. 60, Tashzara, ch. m., 2007, by Intikhab—Sun Shower, by Indian Ridge, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
This mare is a half-sister to top European runner Excelebration, and will go through the ring carrying a foal from the first crop of European champion Frankel, after producing a colt by Fastnet Rock in 2013. The 6-year-old mare was winless during her racing career, but placed in all but one start. She is out of the placed mare Sun Shower, who also produced Group 3 winner Mull of Killough. Bred in Ireland by Owenstown Stud, Tashzara is from the family of Irish classic winners Princess Pati and Sarah Siddons, Group 1 winner Leggera, and Group 2 winners
Seymour Hicks and Sea of Heartbreak.

Hip No. 77, unnamed, b. c., 2013, by Bernardini—Yellow Heat, by Gold Fever, consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the Complete Dispersal of E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC.
A half brother to Grade 1 winner R Heat Lightning, out of the winning Gold Fever mare Yellow Heat. Yellow Heat is also the dam of stakes-placed winner Hot Trip. Bred in Florida by E. Paul and Joyce Robsham, the colt is from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners General Assembly, Dance to Bristol, Chief Honcho, Poet’s Voice, Versailles Treaty and George Vancouver, as well as Grade 2 winner and sire Saarland. He is a March foal.

Hip No. 87, Awesome Maria, gr. or ro. m., 2007, by Maria’s Mon—Discreetly Awesome, by Awesome Again, consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the Complete Dispersal of E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC.
A Grade 1 winner homebred in Kentucky by the Robshams, Awesome Maria will go through the ring carrying her first foal, by Giant’s Causeway. She won nine of 16 starts during her racing career for earnings of $1,114,875. Eight of those wins came in stakes competition, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap in 2011. Awesome Maria is out of the unraced Discreetly Awesome, who is a producer of two winners from as many foals to race. Discreetly Awesome is out of Grade 1 winner Pretty Discreet, making her a half-sibling to Grade 1 winners Discreet Cat and Discreetly Mine.

Hip No. 99, Byrama, b. f., 2009, by Byron—Aymara, by Darshaan, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
Bred in Great Britain by Ermyn Lodge Stud Limited, Byrama was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners after two starts in England and became a Grade 1 winner in the U.S. Selling as a racing or broodmare prospect, the 4-year-old filly has won five of 23 starts for earnings of $546,667, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap earlier this year. She has also placed in seven other graded stakes. Byrama is out of the winning Darshaan mare Aymara, whose five winners from nine foals to race also include Group 3 winner Klammer. Byrama is from the family of Group 2 winner Winker Watson and Group 3 winner Gwydion.

Hip No. 130, Eblouissante, dk. b. or br. f., 2009, by Bernardini—Vertigineux, by Kris S., consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent for the Estate of Eric N. Kronfeld.
A half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, out of 2008 Broodmare of the Year Vertigineux. The 4-year-old racing or broodmare prospect won her first two career starts, and then had her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3 Shuvee Handicap compromised by a gate incident. She has compiled career earnings of $65,800. Vertigineux is the dam of five winners from six foals to race, also including multiple Grade 1 winner Balance and stakes winner Where’s Bailey. Bred in Kentucky by Maverick Productions Ltd., Eblouissante’s extended family also includes Grade 3 winner Helenska.

Hip No. 170, Lady of Fifty, gr. or ro. f., 2008, by After Market—K. D.’s Shady Lady, by Maria’s Mon, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The 5-year-old racing or broodmare prospect earned her first Grade 1 victory in her most recent start, the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes. Her seven wins from 16 career starts include the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap and four listed stakes. Lady of Fifty has also placed in three other graded stakes. Her dam, Grade 3-placed winner K. D.’s Shady Lady, is a producer of four winners from five foals to race including stakes winner Forestry Steel. Lady of Fifty was bred in Kentucky by Cloverleaf Farms II Inc.

Hip No. 171, Lady of Shamrock, dk. b. or br. f., 2009, by Scat Daddy—Blushing Issue, by Blushing John, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
The multiple Grade 1 winner enters the Keeneland November sale off of a start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Selling as a racing or broodmare prospect, the 4-year-old filly has won seven of 18 starts for earnings of $950,400, highlighted by wins last year in the Grade 1 American Oaks Stakes and Del Mar Oaks. She also owns wins in the Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap and Grade 3 Providencia Stakes, and has placed in six other graded stakes. Bred in Kentucky by Grovendale Sales, Lady of Shamrock is out of the Blushing John mare Blushing Issue, the dam of six winners from eight foals to race, led by Grade 2 winner Smooth Jazz and stakes winner She’s Sensational. Lady of Shamrock’s page also includes Grade 1 winner Royal Chariot and Grade 3 winner Future Storm.

Hip No. 197, Boisterous, dk. b. or br. h., 2007, by Distorted Humor—Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge, consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.
A regular in the turf handicap division for the Phipps Stable over the past few seasons, Boisterous sells as a racing or stallion prospect. The 6-year-old son of Distorted Humor earned his biggest career win in 2013, taking the Grade 1 Man O’ War Stakes at Belmont, giving him eight total stakes wins. Among those are consecutive editions of the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap and Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes in 2011 and 2012. Boisterous has earned $1,325,959 to date. A fourth-generation member of the Phipps breeding program, Boisterous is out of Grade 1-placed stakes winner Emanating, whose three winners from five starters include Grade 3-placed winner Peyton. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Gold Fever and Grade 3 winners Lead Kindly Light and Out of Place.