09/09/2013 8:45AM

Keeneland September: Opening session hips to watch


Hip 80, Miss Hollywood, bay filly, by Malibu Moon—Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
This filly is out of the multiple Grade 1-winning Wild Rush mare Hollywood Story, who is the dam of one winner from two foals to race: multiple stakes-placed winner Hoorayforhollywood. Last year, a Smart Strike colt out of the dam brought $650,000 at the Keeneland September sale. The filly’s page also includes Group 1 winner Honey Nov, Grade/Group 2 winners Seattle Fitz and Fantastic Royale, and Grade/Group 3 winners Al Mundhir, Huggle Duggle, Fantastica Roma, and Splendid Celebre. She was bred in Kentucky by George Krikorian.

Hip 171, bay colt, by Sea The Stars—Love Me Only, by Sadler’s Wells, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Dam Love Me Only is out of multiple Grade 2 winner Mariah’s Storm, making her a half-sister to a pair of successful stallions – European Horse of the Year Giant’s Causeway and Group 2-placed Freud, who is a perennial leading sire in New York. Bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm, this colt is the first foal out of his dam, and is also from the family of Group 2 winners You’resothrilling and Panoramic, as well as Group 3 winner Air Zion.

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Hip No. 182, bay colt, by Indian Charlie—Macoumba, by Mr. Prospector, consigned by Select Sales, agent for Malibu Farm LLC.A half-brother to top sire Malibu Moon, from the final crop of Indian Charlie. Group 1-winning dam Macoumba has produced six winners from nine foals to race, including multiple Grade 3-placed winner Positively as well as Parker’s Storm Cat, a prominent Washington-based sire. Her two yearlings to sell at public auction have brought an average price of $405,000, including a full sister to this colt, who brought $650,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale. Bred in Kentucky by Malibu Farm, this colt’s page also includes Grade/Group 1 winners Maximova, Septieme Ciel, and Riviera, Group 2 winner Navratilovna, and Grade/Group 3 winners Worth Repeating, Temple City, Vilikaia and Maxigroom.

Hip No. 183, bay colt, by Malibu Moon—Madcap Escapade, by Hennessy, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Two foals out of Grade 1-winning dam Madcap Escapade have sold as yearling at public auction for an average price of $950,000, led by California, who brought $1-million at the 2009 Keeneland September sale. Madcap Escapade is the dam of one winner from four foals to race: Grade 1 winner Mi Sueno. This colt was bred in Kentucky by Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings Inc. and W. Bruce Lunsford. His notable family members include Grade 1 winner Dubai Escapade and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Apalachee Special.

Hip No. 216, chestnut colt, by Giant’s Causeway—Mining My Own, by Smart Strike, consigned by Pauls Mill, agent.From the mare that produced Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and multiple Grade 1 winner Dullahan, as well as stakes winner Brother Bird. That group comprises dam Mining My Own’s three winners from four foals to race. A Tapit filly out of the dam brought $325,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September sale, prior to Dullahan’s emergence. This colt was bred in Kentucky by Phil and Judy Needham and Bena Halecky.