03/14/2016 12:20PM

OBS March sale hips to watch

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Hip No. 9
Sire: Smart Strike
Dam: Heatherdoesntbluff (Old Trieste)
Consignor: Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent
Winning dam Heatherdoesntbluff has produced three winners from five runners, led by Grade 1 winner Killer Graces, Grade 2 winner Chocolate Ride, and stakes-placed Rockin Heather. This colt brought $350,000 as a weanling at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip No. 18
Sire: Bernardini
Dam: Home Sweet Aspen (Candy Ride)
Consignor: de Meric Sales, agent
The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Home Sweet Aspen, who herself was hammered for $500,000 or more twice at auction. This filly was a $350,000 purchase out of last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

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Hip No. 101
Sire: War Front
Dam: Maryfield (Elusive Quality)
Consignor: Eddie Woods, agent
The sale’s lone offering by leading commercial sire War Front. Maryfield, the champion female sprinter of 2007, is the dam of two winners from five runners and was a $1.25 million purchase as a broodmare prospect at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale. This colt sold for $150,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

Hip No. 562
Sire: Tapit
Dam: Filare l’Oro (Hard Spun)
Consignor: de Meric Sales, agent
The first foal out of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Filare l’Oro, who sold with this colt in utero for $410,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November sale. The colt later hammered for $270,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September sale.

Note: Horses were selected based on their pedigrees and past auction performance, both their own and by notable family members. Presale under-tack show performance, conformation, physical characteristics, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration.