11/06/2013 9:55AM

Keeneland November: Day 2 horses to watch


Here are 10 hips to watch during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. They include: champion Groupie Doll, who took her second consecutive edition of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint last weekend; Grade 1 winner and producer Zoftig, in foal to Hard Spun; and the unraced mare Easterette, a half-sister to Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.

Hip No. 201, Parris Hill, gr. or ro. m., 2004, by A.P. Indy—Felicita, by Rubiano, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
This 9-year-old mare is a half-sister to Take Charge Lady, the Grade 1-winning mare who produced Grade 1 winners Will Take Charge and Take Charge Indy. She is also a half-sibling to stakes winner and Grade 2 producer Eventail. Parris Hill, who sells in foal to Distorted Humor, won two of 10 starts during her racing career for earnings of $103,950. Broodmares out of her dam, Felicita, have sold eight times at public auction for an average price of $871,500.

Hip No. 213, Reaching, b. m., 2009, by Dansili— Maryinsky, by Sadler’s Wells, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
A three-quarter sister to European champion Peeping Fawn, and a half-sister to French Group 1 winner and young sire Thewayyouare, out of Group 1-placed winner Maryinsky. Her second dam is Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride, who is the dam of 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour. Her page includes cham¬pions Rags to Riches and Malinowski, Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Man of Iron, Grade/Group 2 winners Casino Drive, Smolensk, Gielgud, Super Dese¬jada, and Group 3 winners Turnberry Isle and Desejada Normand. To top it off, Reaching sells in foal to European Horse of the Year Frankel.

Hip No. 259, Unappeased, b. m., 2009, by Gali¬leo—Angelic Song, by Halo, consigned by Kames B. Keogh (Grovendale), agent.
This mare, who sells carrying her first foal by Speightstown, is out of the unraced Halo mare Angelic Song, making her a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Sligo Bay, Group 3 winner Lady Ballade, and stakes winners Millennium Wing and Wolfe Tone. Also of note: four of her sisters have become stakes producers. Unap¬peased spent her on-track career in Japan. Her extended family includes Canadian Horse of the Year Glorious Song, champions and sires Sing¬spiel and Devil’s Bag, Group 1 winners Mezzo Soprano, Campanologist, and Damon Chant¬illy, Grade 2 winners and leading sires Rahy and Saint Ballado, and Grade/Group 2 winners Danon Ballade, Rakeen, Well Rounded, and Shakis.

Hip No. 273, Zoftig, gr. or ro. m., 1997, by Cozzene—Mrs. Marcos, by Private Account, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Live Oak Stud.
Zoftig is a Grade 1 winner who herself has produced a pair of Grade 1 winners in Zaftig and Zo Impressive. Another foal, the winning Danzig mare Zofzig, went on to produce Group 1-placed Zip Top. Zoftig sells in foal to Hard Spun, making the foal a full sibling to Zo Impres¬sive. Bred in Kentucky by Glencrest Farm, the 16-year-old mare is out of the winning Private Account mare Mrs. Marcos. She brought $1.5 million at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Hip No. 288, Ask the Moon, b. m., 2005, by Malibu Moon—Always Asking, by Valid Appeal, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
The multiple Grade 1 winner will go through the ring in foal to War Front, after producing her first foal last year, an Unbridled’s Song filly. Bred in Maryland by Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes and Country Life Farm, Ask The Moon won 10 of 34 starts during her racing career for earnings of $713,640, with her best campaign coming in 2011 when she won the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes and the Ruffian Invitational Handicap, both at Saratoga. She is out of the winning Valid Appeal mare Always Asking, whose five winners from as many foals to race also include stakes-placed winner Give Me Five. Following her last start in 2011, Ask the Moon sold as a broodmare pros¬pect at that year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale for $800,000.

Hip No. 289, Athena’s Gift, dk. b. or br. m., 2005, by Fusaichi Pegasus—Russian Bride, by Saratoga Six, consigned by Cara Bloodstock, agent for Rich¬ard Lister (Dispersal of Breeding Stock).
This is the dam of Grade 1-winning juvenile We Miss Artie. Bred in Kentucky by Hubert Vester, Athena’s Gift won two of nine starts during her racing career for earnings of $121,766, making her one of ten winners from as many foals to race out of her dam, Grade 2-placed stakes winner Russian Bride. Athena’s Gift is from the family of Grade/Group 2 winners Euphrosyne, Risen Raven and Trumpet Major, and will go through the ring in foal to Sky Mesa.

Hip No. 310, Cash Finance, b. f., 2009, by Smarty Jones—Shootforthestars, by Seattle Slew, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
A full sister to Grade 1 winner Central¬inteligence that will go through the ring as a broodmare prospect. The 4-year-old filly raced in Italy, winning four of 15 starts for earnings of $72,108. Her dam, the unraced Shootforthestars, is a producer of eight winners from nine foals to race, also including multiple Grade 2-placed General Consensus and stakes-placed My Elusive Star and Golden Rainbow. Cash Finance, bred in Kentucky by Patricia Chapman, is from the family of Grade 2 winner Fantas¬ticat and Grade/Group 3 winners Lotta Dancing and Mambo Twist.

Hip No. 327, Easterette, ch. m., 2009, by Hard Spun—Easter Bunnette, by Carson City, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
An unraced half-sister to 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, out of the winning Carson City mare Easter Bunnette. Easterette is the second daugh¬ter of Easter Bunnette to go through the ring as a broodmare or broodmare prospect, after Havre de Grace brought a record $10 million at last year’s Fasig- Tipton November sale. Bred in Kentucky by Nancy Dillman, Easterette will go through the ring carrying her first foal, by Distorted Humor. Her notable family members include champion sprinter Plugged Nickle, Grade 1 winners Christie¬cat and Riskaverse, Group 2 winner Say, and Grade/Group 3 winners Key to the Bridge, Cozzy Corner, Tasteyville, and Bouquet Booth.

Hip No. 350, Groupie Doll, ch. m., 2008, by Bowman’s Band—Deputy Doll, by Silver Deputy, consigned by Trackside Farm, agent for Fred Bradley, William Bradley, Carl Hurst, and Brent Burns.
The champion female sprinter of 2012 and newly-minted two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Groupie Doll enters the Keene¬land November sale as a racing or brood¬mare prospect with 11 wins in 21 starts for earnings of $2,478,850. In addition to her back-to-back Breeders’ Cup wins, Groupie Doll has tallied wins in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff Stakes and Vinery Madison Stakes, as well as the Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, the Grade 3 Gardenia Stakes, and consec¬utive editions of the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes in 2012 and 2013. She is one of two winners from three foals to race out of winning dam Deputy Doll, and is from the family of Grade 1 winner Rootentootenwooten. Groupie Doll was homebred in Kentucky by Fred and William “Buff” Bradley.

Hip No. 373, Latin Love, ch. m., 2006, by Danehill Dancer—Ho Hi The Moon, by Be My Guest, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
After producing two colts by Galileo, this Grade 2-placed stakes winner will go through the ring in foal to his most successful son, Frankel. Latin Love is one of two winners from three foals to race out of the winning mare Ho Hi The Moon. Bred in Ireland by Tower Blood¬stock, Latin Love won three of 17 starts for $211,528, and scored two stakes wins in Ireland. She is from the family of Group 1 winners Moonstone and Cerulean Sky, Group 2 winners Honolulu and Royal Bench, Group 3 winner Memphis Tennes¬see, and stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf runner-up L’Ancresse.