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Keeneland September: Book 2 Hips to Watch
The following horses are yearlings to watch in Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale based on their pedigrees and past auction performance of notable family members. Conformation, physical characteristics, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration. This list reflects withdrawals through 1 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Hip No. 769, dk. b. or br. f., by Super Saver—Latin Lynx, by Forest Wildcat, consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
This filly is by the leading first-crop sire in North America by earnings and graded winners. Latin Lynx is the dam of five winners from six foals to race, including Grade 1 winner Sean Avery and stakes-placed runners W W American and Stayclassysandiego.
Hip No. 772, dk. b. or br. c., by Arch—Leave, by Pulpit, consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.
A half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Departing, from a deep Claiborne family. He is the first foal out of the dam to be offered at public auction, and hails from the family of Grade 1 winner Zensational and Grade 3 winner Trip.
Hip No. 783, Only Joking, ch. c., by Distorted Humor—Love Me Only, by Sadler’s Wells, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
The second foal out of Irish-bred dam Love Me Only, who brought $2.1 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Only Joking’s second dam is Mariah’s Storm, meaning the colt is from the family of European Horse of the Year and leading sire Giant’s Causeway, as well as Group 2 You’resothrilling and leading New York sire Freud.
Hip No. 830, b. f., by Super Saver—Palangana, by His Majesty, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
In addition to being by North America’s leading first-crop sire, this filly is a half-sister to champion sprinter Informed Decision, bred on a similar Maria’s Mon-line cross.
Hip No. 849, b. c., by Candy Ride—Purrfectly, by Storm Cat, consigned by Lane’s End, Agent.
Grade 1 winner Santa Catarina and Grade 2-placed Power World are half-siblings to this colt, as well as stakes producer Anita Madden. His page also includes European champion Culture Vulture.
Hip No. 901, dk. b. or br. c., by War Chant—She’s Got Class, by Trempolino, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
A full brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Chamberlain Bridge. Dam She’s Got Class is a half-sister to Felicita, who is the dam of 2013 Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady.
Hip No. 938, b. c., by Harlan’s Holiday—Sweet Gold, by Gilded Time, consigned by Bettersworth Westwind Farms, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Santa Teresita, French Group 1-placed Sweet Hearth, and Grade 3-placed Warners. Grade 2 winner The Lone Ranger and Grade 1-placed Dancing Pretense are further down the page.
Hip No. 950, ch. c., by Pulpit—Tippecanoe Creek, by Olympio, consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.
Grade 1 winning millionaire Lion Tamer is one of six winners from seven foals to race out of the stakes-placed Tippecanoe Creek.
Hip No. 982, b. c., by Trappe Shot—Winning Call, by Deputy Minister, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar, sired by a son of Tapit. The family includes Grade 1 winners and stallions Olympio, Cuvee and Paddy O’Prado, and Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable.
Hip No. 1021, ch. c., by Malibu Moon—Atlantic Voyage, by Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The first foal out of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Atlantic Voyage, who is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Stormello and Grade 2 winner My Best Brother, and a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Gala Award.
Hip No. 1037, b. f., by Bernardini—Bear Now, by Tiznow, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The third foal out of Canadian champion Bear Now. The dam brought $950,000 as a broodmare prospect at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Hip No. 1059, b. c., by Cape Blanco—Claire Soleil, by Syncline, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
Toast of New York, the winner of the Group 2 U.A.E. Derby and runner-up in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic, is a half-brother to this colt. He was a $95,000 weanling purchase at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Hip No. 1078, b. c., by Curlin—Daily Special, by Dayjur, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Daily Special’s is the dam of Grade 1 winner Shadow Cast and stakes-placed Queen Marge. This colt is from the family of Canadian champion Legarto.
Hip No. 1093, b. f., by Smart Strike—Discreetly Awesome, by Awesome Again, consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.
Discreetly Awesome is the dam of Grade 1 winner Awesome Maria. This filly’s second dam is Grade 1 winner Pretty Discreet, whose output is highlighted by Grade 1 winners and sires Discreet Cat and Discreetly Mine. The filly brought $110,000 as a weanling at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Hip No 1100, dk. b. or br. c., by Awesome Again—Dynamite Eyes, by Dynaformer, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to Grade 1-placed stakes winner General a Rod, who competed in all three of this year’s Triple Crown races.
Hip No. 1183, b. c., by Sidney’s Candy—Letithappencaptain, by Captain Bodgit, consigned by Trackside Farm, agent for Darwin Krenz.
Grade 1 winner Ultimate Eagle is a half-brother to this colt from the first crop of sire Sidney’s Candy. He brought $150,000 as a weanling at last year’s Keeneland November sale.
Hip No. 1294, b. c., by Bernardini—Rockcide, by Personal Flag, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Rockcide’s four winners from four foals to race include Grade 2 winner Rule. The dam is a half-sister to champion and dual classic winner Funny Cide.
Hip No. 1468, dk. b. or br. c, by Haynesfield—Daisy Mason, by Orientate, consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
Daisy Mason is out of the notable broodmare Leslie’s Lady, making her a half-sibling to two-time champion Beholder, Grade 1 winner and sire Into Mischief, and a Curlin filly that commanded $1.1 million earlier in this sale. This colt is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed stakes winner Harry’s Holiday, who ran in this year’s Kentucky Derby.
Hip No. 1515, b. f., by Flatter—Fight to Love, by Fit to Fight, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Hargus and Sandra Sexton, Steven and Brandi Nicholson, and Tom Bozarth.
Grade 1 winner Capo Bastone is a half-brother to this filly, as is Grade 2-placed C J’s Leelee.
Hip No. 1536, ch. f., by Cape Blanco—Glow Ruby Go, by Rubiano, consigned by Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent for J.B. and Michael Orem.
The dam is a producer of five winners from six foals to race, including Canadian champion turf horse Riding the River. This filly is from the first crop of sire Cape Blanco.