10/14/2010 12:41PM

Life at Ten, Da' Tara among big names in November sales


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dual Grade 1 winner Life at Ten, classic winner Da’ Tara, and a trio of Grade 1-performing mares are among top-class performers cataloged to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November breeding stock sales. The Keeneland sale starts Nov. 8 and ends on Nov. 20. The Fasig-Tipton sale runs Nov. 7-8.

Candy DeBartolo’s millionaire Life at Ten is likely to be among the favorites in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. Plans call for her to ship from Churchill Downs to Fasig-Tipton’s Lexington facility, Newtown Paddocks, to meet the Three Chimneys Farm consignment.

Life at Ten won the Beldame Stakes and Ogden Phipps Handicap this year to earn her Grade 1 stripes, and she’s also won four other stakes, two of them graded. She reeled off a six-race win streak between November 2009 and July this year.

The Malibu Moon mare is a 5-year-old this season and is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Da’ Tara, winner of the 2008 Belmont Stakes, heads to the Keeneland November sale as Hip No. 3308. The 5-year-old Tiznow horse sells as a racing or stallion prospect as part of Lane’s End’s consignment selling on Day 9 of the sale, Nov. 16. His last race was last November for owner Robert LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito. Da’ Tara has earned $743,090 from a pair of wins in 19 starts.

A son of Torchera, Da’ Tara is a half-brother to De Chera, who set a course record this year at Laurel Park when going 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.85.
At Fasig-Tipton on Nov. 7, the Bluewater Sales agency will consign 2010 Grade 1 winners Crisp and Mona de Momma, as well as 2009 Grade 1-placed millionaire Gotta Have Her.

Crisp is a 3-year-old daughter of El Corredor and Cat’s Fair, by Storm Cat, and won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks and the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes this year. She’s cataloged as a racing/broodmare prospect and will sell as Hip No. 37.

Mona de Momma, winner of the Grade 1 Humana Distaff and Grade 3 Las Flores, sells as Hip No. 101. She is by Speightstown out of the Linkage mare Society Gal and is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Jigadee and to stakes winner Treasure Hunt. Like Crisp, Mona de Momma is offered as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Gotta Have Her, Hip No. 71, brought her earnings to $1,132,608 by finishing third in the First Lady Stakes at Keeneland’s opening weekend. She has won six stakes, five of them graded. Gotta Have Her is a 6-year-old Royal Academy mare out of the Rahy matron Winnowing. That mare also is the dam of stakes-placed Haka, by War Chant. She, too, is cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.