09/09/2013 7:54PM

Keeneland September: Day Two hips to watch


Hip No. 266, bay colt, by Tapit—My White Corvette, by Tarr Road, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He’s a nice horse. He’s just a really athletic colt, and a pretty-moving colt. He just kind of floats. People have commented on how good he walks and how light on his feet he is. He’s very correct and has been a nice horse. We knew he needed time and we just held him for September.”
Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud on the full brother to champion Stardom Bound. Grade 2-placed stakes-winning Tarr Road mare My White Corvette has produced five winners from six foals to race. Bred in Kentucky by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, this colt is from the family of Peruvian champion Davidov and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Light My Fuse.

Hip No. 291, bay filly, by Bernardini—Pacific Spell, by Langfuhr, consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“Obviously, that’s a very special family for us, being a half-sister to Proud Spell, who gave us the most fun we’ve ever had. This is a beautiful filly, just exactly what you would have asked for when you breed to Bernardini. She’s got a lot of class, presence, and unbelievable walk on her. We think she’s going to be a racehorse.”
Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud describes the half-sister to champion Proud Spell, who won the 2008 Kentucky Oaks as a homebred for the Jones family. Pacific Spell has produced three winners from four foals to race, also including Grade 3-placed winner Proud Pearl. Bred in Kentucky by Brereton Jones, the filly’s page also includes Grade 1 winners J P’s Gusto and Imaginary Lady.

Hip 340, Midnight Belle, bay filly, by Bernardini—Queenie Belle, by Bertrando, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She’s somewhat typical of Bernardini in scope, where she has some length to her and looks like a two-turn filly, but also has the big hip and big shoulder on each end to provide the speed. He mother has been superb. Unrivaled Belle was a great mare and is throwing phenomenal foals, so I suspect the female end of the family will continue to grow.”
Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales on the half-sister to Unrivaled Belle, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic. Her dam, multiple Grade 2 winner Queenie Belle, has produced four winners from as many foals to race. This filly, who was bred in Florida by Vesgo Racing Stable and Seidler Racing Stable, is from the family of Group 3 winner Canon Can.

Hip No. 377, gray or roan colt, by Tapit—Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
“He’s a full-brother to Zazu and Flashback. He’s a big, powerful colt, a very correct, well-made horse by one of the best stallions in America. He’s a full brother to two very good horses and he looks the part.”
Woods Edge Farm’s Peter O’Callaghan describes the latest yearling from the successful cross of sire Tapit and winning Mr. Greeley mare Rhumb Line. The dam has produced four winners from five foals to race, all of them stakes winners or graded stakes placed. In addition to his notable full-siblings, this colt is a sibling to stakes winner Corinthian’s Jewel and Group 2-placed winner Art Princess. He was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock. 

Hip No. 394, chestnut filly, by Pulpit—Ruthian, by Rahy, consigned by Stone Farm, agent.
“She’s a full-sister to Rutherienne. You can’t get any better than that, and she’s a nice-looking filly, out of a young mare. She’s got great balance, a nice temperament. She’s a nice filly by a top sire, out of one of the greatest families, I believe in the book.”
Arthur B. Hancock III of Stone Farm describes the filly out of stakes-winning Rahy mare Ruthian, who has produced seven winners from as many foals to race. Two full sisters have won in graded stakes – Grade 1 winner Rutherienne and Grade 3 winner Ruthenia – and half-sister Ruthville is a stakes winner. Payson Stud bred this filly in Kentucky, and her extended family includes Grade 3 winner Adcat.

Hip No. 432, bay filly, by Distorted Humor—Sheba Gold, by Sadler’s Wells, consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent.
“Her mother’s a sister to Perfect Soul, so it’s a big family. Obviously, the quality of the filly, with the Distorted Humor plus the pedigree is huge. She’s just very balanced. She’s got a lovely walk, and just a really nice horse.”
Darby Dan Farm’s Renee Logan describes this product of the Charles Fipke breeding program, out of Fipke-homebred Sheba Gold, a full sister to Canadian champion Perfect Soul. Sheba Gold is dam of two winners from three foals to race, including stakes-placed winner Seeking Sheba. She is from the family of Grade/Group 3-placed winners Dimontina and Dance Secretary.

Hip No. 438, bay filly, by Malibu Moon—Shop Again, by Wild Again, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“She’s as good a filly as we have on the farm. She’s extraordinary in every way. She’s got pedigree, but she’s also got all the physical attributes as well.”
Headley Bell of Mill Ridge sales discusses the final yearling to through the ring during the sale’s second day. Grade 1 winner Power Broker is one of three winners from as many foals to race out of stakes-winning Wild Again mare Shop Again. Bred in Kentucky by Jamm, Ltd., this filly extended family features Grade 1 winners Miss Shop and Trappe Shot and Grade 2 winner Lay Down, as well as Grade 2-placed stakes winners Bought in Dixie and Fifth Avenue.