Sunday, September 7, 2014

Keeneland 2014 September Sale Session One Highlights (Hip 001 - 190)

  • Hip 19: Hard Spun x Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat: He may only have four crops of racing age,  but Hard Spun has already made his mark having sired the likes of G1 winners Questing and Wicked Strong and he looks to have another well bred one here out of unraced Tale of the Cat mare Layreebelle, whose two to race (Spellbound and Kid Cruz) are both graded stakes winners. 
  • Hip 29: Curlin x Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek: Undoubtedly one of the the stars of the sale is this filly, who is not only by productive sire Curlin, but is a half sibling to multiple graded stakes winner and Eclipse Champion Beholder, as well as, graded stakes winner and successful young sire Into Mischief.
  • Hip 47: Uncle Mo x Lotta Dancing, by Alydar: From the first crop of Champion Two-Year-Old and multiple graded stakes winner Uncle Mo comes this colt out of productive Alydar mare Lotta Dancing, who aside from being a graded stakes winner in her own right, is an unblemished eight winners from her eight to race. Among Lotta Dancing's progeny are unraced Seattle Slew mare Shootforthestars, who has produced nine winners, including G1 winner Centralinteligence. 
  • Hip 68: War Front x Meridiana, by Lomitas: By popular sire War Front comes this colt out of German-bred Meridiana, winner of the Italian Oaks in 2003. She has since produced four winners of her five to race including multiple stakes winner and G2-placed Chamois. 
  • Hip 86: Fastnet Rock x Misty For Me, by Galileo: Australian star stallion Fastnet Rock meets Irish 1000 Guineas winner Misty For Me (a full sister to stakes placed Twirl) in what combines to make a superstar pedigree, highlighted by a reverse of the successful Galileo/Danehill cross. 
  • Hip 105: Bernardini x Mushka, Empire Maker: This well-bred Bernardini filly is out of multiple graded stakes winner and 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic runner-up Mushka.
  • Hip 108: Smart Strike x My Miss Storm Cat, by Sea of Secrets: Colt is a full brother to Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old filly My Miss Aurelia, who won her first six starts (three of which were G1s), including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Dam My Miss Storm Cat has produced two winners from three to race. 
  • Hip 118: City Zip x No Dress Code, by Distorted Humor: A full brother to multiple graded stakes winner Reneesgotzip.
  • Hip 143: Tapit x Peeping Fawn, Danehill: Peeping Fawn, European Champion Three-Year-Old filly and half sister to Group 1 winner Thewayyouare, meets top American sire Tapit in a blockbuster mating. Peeping Fawn has has two to race, both of whom were winners, including Sir John Hawkins, who finished third behind War Command in last year's Coventry.
  • Hip 160: Tapit x Pretty 'n Smart, by Beau Genius: Graded staked placed Pretty 'n Smart has been a productive broodmare having produced six winner from as many to race. By top American sire Tapit, this colt is a half sibling to multiple graded stakes winner Heart Ashley and popular undefeated stakes winner Indianapolis.
  • Hip 184: Galileo x Ramruma by Diesis: The successful Galileo/Sharpen Up line cross that gave us St. Leger winner Sixties Icon is featured here in a filly out of Oaks winner and European Champion Three-Year-Old filly Ramruma. 

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