Keeneland Sales Come to an End with Book Six
Keeneland Sales Come to an End with Book Six: The Keeneland September Sale is coming to an end, and those following the sale have seen some very high priced yearlings walk through the ring! This will be the last book over the Keeneland September Sale, and that is the 6th book. Combing through this book was fun, seeing some different crosses I was not used to seeing. Let’s review what I have seen!
Hip 3618 – This Afleet Alex filly has a very good female family behind her. While Afleet Alex has good mares in Iotapa and Ireland, the female family will likely get her early talent from there. She has a similar female family as Governor Charlie and Shakin It Up, which include the champion filly and producer, Silverbulletday. This filly will likely love distance and dirt.
Hip 3631 – this bay colt by Belmont Stakes runner up Dunkirk looks to have some talent hidden inside. He is out of the Gone West mare Peebles. This colt should be able to definitely carry himself over the dirt at almost any distance. I like the inbreeding Secretariat, which can be found 5Sx4D, which is not shown in the catalog. We also do not have Dunkirk in the states anymore, so this could be one of the last chances to get a Dunkirk baby.
Hip 3644 – Uncle Mo babies have been well received at the Keeneland sale, and this colt is by the champion Juvenile Uncle Mo, out of a More Than Ready mare. The mare is actually a half sibling to the multiple graded stakes winner Sara Louise (Malibu Moon). This colt should be able to carry himself around two turns over either surface, but is likely to prefer dirt.
Hip 3666 & 3667 – Both of these babies are by Court Vision, and out of full sisters. 3666 is a filly out of Secretariat’s Soul (IRE) and 3667 is a colt out of Sheba Gold (IRE). Both those babies are likely to find the grass to their liking. Court Vision was a fantastic turf miler, and the mares are by Sadler’s Well. Both of the mares are also full sisters to Perfect Soul (IRE).
Hip 3698 – This colt is by the recently sold War Chant, who is headed overseas for the remainder of his stud career. Out of the Rahy mare, Supreme Council, this colt has a half sibling who is a low level winner. The mare, however, is a half sibling to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf hero, George Vancouver. The 2nd dam in the pedigree, Versailles Treaty, was no slacker on the track. She won over a million dollars and won races such as the Test (G1), the Ruffian (G1), and the Alabama (G1). She also finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff two times! This colt has a lovely pedigree for distance races over the green.
Hip 3731 – English Channel has been a hot sire as of late, and his babies are winning on every surface. This filly will likely like the dirt, as she is out of an A.P. Indy mare. The 2nd dam in the pedigree, Danzig Wildcat, is a full sister to War Chant. The distaff line in the pedigree is fantastic, and this filly could make a great racehorse or even a better broodmare prospect in the future.
Hip 3745 – Big Brown hasn’t made a lot of noise in the American racing scene, but he is popular in Australia, where he has proved to be an exceptional turf sire in the land down under. I really like the cross here. This filly is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, Again. This is the first foal for Again, but her dam, Shine Again, was an exceptional race mare. She won multiple graded stakes races, such as the Ballerina Handicap (G1) and the Genuine Risk Handicap (G2). She won both of those races two times. This filly has a bright future, and should be able to make noise on the track as a distance dirt runner.
Hip 3769 – This colt has a lot of pedigree to live up to when she begins her career as a racehorse. Out of the Unbridled mare, Blithe, and by the leading freshman sire, Super Saver, she should bring a pretty penny. Blithe is a half sister to Kentucky Derby hero, Fusaichi Pegasus. The 2nd mare here, Angel Fever, is also a half sister to Demons Begone, and a full sister to Pine Bluff. This colt has a lot of female family behind him, and he should make a fine racehorse, and eventually, a nice stud prospect.
Hip 3780 – this colt by champion Afleet Alex also has a strong female family behind him. His dam, the Golden Missile mare, Casperina, is a half sibling to prominent sires City Zip and Ghostzapper. If nothing else, this colt will likely be a desirable stallion prospect later in his life. He should love the dirt though, and should be able to stretch his legs around two turns.
Hip 3915 – This Tale of Ekati filly will likely not be the sale topper, but she will likely have a good pedigree to be a wonderful race filly. She is out of the Danzig mare Morning Cry. The distaff line has also produced multiple graded stakes winners, and this cross is quite attractive. Miler speed over the stamina of the Danzig line is very attractive these days.
Hip 4012 – This Gio Ponti colt has a very good pedigree for distance, no matter the surface. His sire was a 3-time champion, while winning grade one races on, mainly on the turf, but could run with the best on dirt as well. The colt is out a Smart Strike mare, but the mare only has one other foal, but that foal was a winner at 3. The 3rd dam is where we find most of the producing. The 3rd dam produced multiple graded stakes winners, including Houston, a very nice sprinter. This colt should like any distance and any surface.