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Cynthia Phipps’s legacy stays alive
Boisterous, ridden by John Velazquez, won the Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park on July 13, becoming the 14th Grade 1 or Group 1 winner sired by Distorted Humor.
JOHN P. SPARKMAN The late Cynthia Phipps maintained a much smaller broodmare band than her brother, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, but she left a mark in breeding nonetheless. The most recent evidence came on July 13 when Boisterous, a horse she bred out of a family she helped develop, won the Man o’ War Stakes, his first Grade 1 victory. Phipps acquired the Calumet-bred Yule Log, a half-sister to Sweet Tooth, the future dam of Alydar, through her family’s foal-sharing program to Bold Ruler that also resulted in Meadow Stable breeding Secretariat. She bred 1982 champion 3-year-old filly Christmas Past, by Grey Dawn II, but that champion did not breed on, and her line died out in the Phipps Stable. Phipps acquired her most successful broodmare, Ten Cents a Dance, more con-
ventionally, purchasing the filly by her father’s great racehorse and sire Buckpasser for $170,000, the co-highest price for a filly at the 1974 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings, from Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stokes (the future Diana Firestone). A half-sister to Travers winner General Assembly, by Secretariat, and Comely winner Expressive Dance, by Riva Ridge, from the great family of Exclusive, Ten Cents a Dance placed in the Grade 2 Firenze Handicap and the Grade 3 Jersey Belle Handicap and founded the family that produced recent Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes winner Boisterous, by Distorted Humor, for Phipps Stable. Ten Cents a Dance authored an illustrious career as a broodmare for Cynthia Phipps. Her third foal, On Retainer, by Damascus, was a useful, consistent, and sound racehorse, winning 11 of 60 starts and earning $205,729, including a win in the 1989 Tallahassee Handicap at Hialeah
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Mr. Prospector 70 Forty Niner 85 File 76 Distorted Humor 93 Danzig 77 Danzig’s Beauty 87 sweetest Chant 78
Dark Bay or Brown Horse Foaled February 3, 2007
Best Turn 66 Cox’s Ridge 74 Our Martha 61
Emanating 96 Majestic Light 73 Lead Kindly Light 83 Arabian Dancer 79
Raise a Native 61 Gold Digger 62 Tom Rolfe 62 Continue 58 Northern Dancer 61 Pas de Nom 68 Mr. Leader 66 Gay sonnet 69 Turn-to 51 sweet Clementine 60 Ballydonnell 52 Corday 46 Majestic Prince 66 Irradiate 66 Damascus 64 Ten Cents a Dance 73
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sparKman Continued from page 3 Park. Phipps enjoyed a very good Hialeah meeting that year because On Retainer’s half-sister For Kicks, by Topsider, captured the Grade 3 Columbiana Handicap at the same meeting. Ten Cents a Dance’s fifth foal, Wikki Up, by Tom Rolfe, placed in the 1990 Display and Annapolis handicaps, but her sixth foal, Versailles Treaty, by Danzig, was easily her best. The winner of her only start at 2, Versailles Treaty came within a few lengths of two championships in the next two years, winning the Grade 1 Alabama, Test, and Gazelle at 3 and the Grade 1 Ruffian at 4. Versailles Treaty, however, finished second by 1 1/2 lengths to divisional champion Dance Smartly in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at 3 and second by four lengths to divisional champion Paseana in that event at 4. Versailles Treaty produced the talented Unbridled colt Saarland, the winner of the Grade 2 Remsen and second in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap for Cynthia Phipps but was sold for $475,000 at the 2008 Keeneland January sale to Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds after Phipps’s death in 2007. Later sold privately to the Coolmore partnership, Versailles Treaty produced 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner George Vancouver, by Henrythenavigator. Despite Versailles Treaty’s accomplishments, it was Ten Cents a Dance’s first foal, Arabian Dancer, by Damascus, who proved most important for the Phipps family fortunes. A winner of two of her three starts at 2 and second in the Grade 1 Matron in her only other start, Arabian Dancer obviously was very talented but unsound. She produced 10 foals for Phipps, including the classy, handsome, but rather onepaced Out of Place, by Cox’s Ridge, who won eight races, including the Grade 3 Clark Handicap, and earned $733,450, but always found one with too much pace for him on the big occasion, finishing second in the Grade 1 Philip H. Iselin, Donn, and Whitney handicaps. Out of Place also was a useful sire, getting 43 stakes winners among his progeny, including 11 graded winners.
Jackpot, shown winning the 2004 Gulfstream Park Handicap, is from the same family as Boisterous and the last stakes winner campaigned by the late Cynthia Phipps. Out of Place’s half-sister Lead Kindly Light, by Majestic Light, was a good turf filly, winning the Grade 3 Athenia Handicap in 1987, and produced Grade 1 NYRA Mile Handicap winner Gold Fever, by Forty Niner. Gold Fever has been an inconsistent sire, but his 12 stakes winners include Canadian Horse of the Year A Bit O’Gold and top sprinting filly Gold Mover. Gold Mover’s half-sister Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge, was more precocious, winning the Polly Drummond at 2, but she finished second in the Grade 3 All Along and third in the Grade 1 Test. Boisterous is her best foal to date. The Man o’ War was his first Grade 1 triumph, but he has been promising to win one for the past two years, with victories in the Grade 2
Monmouth Stakes and two editions of the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap. Arabian Dancer’s multiple Grade 1-placed daughter Frolic, by Cox’s Ridge, is the dam of Cynthia Phipps’s final graded stakes winner as an owner, 2004 Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap winner Jackpot, by Seeking the Gold. Since Boisterous is by Forty Niner’s son Distorted Humor, he is closely related to Gold Fever, and he, too, is likely to get a decent opportunity somewhere at stud, especially if he can win more Grade 1 races. Bred by the late Charles Nuckols and sons and raced by the late Russell L. Reineman, out of the Danzig mare Danzig’s Beauty, Distorted Humor himself failed to achieve that honor, though he appeared
to possess the talent to do so. Distorted Humor won eight of 23 starts over three seasons, including the Grade 2 Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup Stakes and Churchill Downs Handicap and the Grade 3 Ack Ack and Salvator Mile handicaps, all at distances of seven furlongs to a mile. That lack of a Grade 1 victory meant that Distorted Humor did not attract the best mares when he retired to the new WinStar Farm in 1999, but he quickly proved it did not matter. His first crop included 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner and champion 3-yearold male Funny Cide (out of Belle’s Good Cide, by Slewacide), and Distorted Humor was soon on his way to a perennial place among North America’s leading sires, leading the list by North American earnings in 2011. Boisterous is the 14th Grade 1 or Group 1 winner among Distorted Humor’s 116 stakes winners from 1,093 foals ages 3 and up (10.6 percent), including 2005 Travers winner Flower Alley (Princess Olivia, by Lycius), who already has sired his own Derby and Preakness winner in I’ll Have Another, establishing Distorted Humor as a promising young sire of sires. Distorted Humor also has Irish highweight Pathfork (Visions of Clarity, by Sadler’s Wells) and Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Drosselmeyer (Golden Ballet, by Moscow Ballet) at stud, among his other Grade 1-winning sons. Wherever and whenever Boisterous retires to stud, he will take with him a better pedigree than most other sons of his sire currently at stud. Inbred 4x5 to Raise a Native and 5x5 to Ribot, his female family, descending from his sixth dam, foundation mare Exclusive, by Shut Out, includes the great sire Exclusive Native and such useful sires as General Assembly and American Chance. With his talented stable companion Point of Entry, by Dynaformer, sidelined by injury, Boisterous is likely to deputize in more Grade 1 races this year. His nearly $1.3 million in earnings and his stellar record are a fitting memorial to the memory of Cynthia Phipps’s contributions to the breed.
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Ownership group aims to lure the average Joe By Joe Nevills The rising popularity of ownership syndicates has made having a stake in a horse more accessible than ever. But make no mistake: The Thoroughbred business still is a rich man’s game. However, those on a budget who are looking to get into ownership could find their answer in Little Dreams Racing. Founded by owner and breeder Carlo Vaccarezza, trainer Dale Romans, and John Williams of J & J Stables, Little Dreams allows owners to invest at their own level, from as little as 1 percent and upward. That level of inclusion, Vaccarezza said, is what separates Little Dreams from other, more exclusive partnerships. “I want to get the UPS truck driver that loves to go to the racetrack,” Vaccarezza said. “For $400, he can own 1 percent of a horse. The secretary, the person working in an office – somebody that can’t afford to go buy a horse for $40,000 or $50,000 and then give it to Dale and pay $3,000 or $4,000 [a month] in expenses on the horse. “That’s the problem with this industry, that there’s so much separation from what people can do. There’s not a lot of people that have a couple hundred thousand dollars to just buy a horse.” Vaccarezza, a Florida-based restaurant owner, is perhaps best known in the racing industry for his success with Little Mike, homebred in Florida and owned by his wife, Priscilla. Following Little Mike’s Eclipse Awardfinalist campaign in 2012, which included wins in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, Arlington Million, and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Vaccarezza began fielding more and more requests from parties looking to share in that level of success. From that, combining the name of his standout horse and the dream of Thoroughbred ownership, Little Dreams was born. “People started coming to the restaurant and asking me, ‘Listen, Carlo, next time you buy a horse, I would like to get a piece,’ ” Vaccarezza said. “These were people that can’t afford to buy a $20,000 or $30,000 horse, so I offered them to buy 1, 2, 3, 4 percent, and that’s where the idea came from.” Little Dreams currently features a roster of 11 juveniles bred in Kentucky, Florida, and New York and acquired privately and at auction for prices ranging from $20,000 to $200,000. In the beginning, the sale price largely determines the buy-in rate for each horse. For example, Little Rocco, a High Cotton colt valued at $41,368.75, factoring in the sale price, insurance, and other costs, has a 1 percent buy-in of $413.68. The owner is then responsible for 1 percent of the colt’s costs and receives 1 percent of his earnings. Of course, partners may purchase a larger share in the horse if they desire. The partnership does not charge management fees and retains a 20 percent equity interest in each horse. In the event that the horse succeeds at
Trainer Dale Romans (left) and owner Carlo Vaccarezza pose with Little Mike after his win in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
the racetrack, the buy-in price could rise, depending on the new value, but those who bought in early wouldn’t be affected. Vaccarezza used Little Rocco as an example. “He’s breezing beautifully, but I’m not changing the price because he hasn’t run,” he said. “I’m a man of my word. If the horse goes to Calder and wins his first time out, I’m going to sit down with Dale and say, ‘This horse isn’t worth $31,000 anymore. Maybe he’s worth $100,000,’ and we’ll make the changes. “If someone wants to come in on Little Rocco, not at $31,000 but at $100,000, we’d just change the structure of the partnership, but the person who bought their share of Little Rocco at $31,000 still owns their percentage. Nothing’s going to change for them.” Vaccarezza said some members of the partnership have taken the opportunity to diversify their investments. According to Little Dreams’s website, two of the horses already have sold out. “We’ve been selling a lot, but nothing big,” said Vaccarezza, who also acts as the syndicate’s bloodstock consultant. “I think the biggest percent that I’ve sold is 5 percent in one horse. All the other people buy 1 or 2 percent, and out of 11 horses,
they’d pick two or three, they invest $1,000 or $2,000, and they have fun.” The Little Dreams horses will be trained by Romans, the Eclipse Award winner for outstanding trainer in 2012, who also conditions Little Mike. Last year, Romans trained such outstanding horses as Dullahan, Shackleford, and Tapitsfly “He has a passion for the sport,” Vaccarezza said. “He’s been on the backstretch since he was 6 or 7 years old. He cares about the animals, and he cares about the sport. I wish there were more people like that.” In selecting horses for the partnership, Romans said the only criteria were that the prospects showed potential and went for a reasonable price. The roster is a healthy mix of national-level bloodlines and hard-knocking regional pedigrees that could compete for statebred incentives in Florida and New York, both racino states. “I think we just went out and got some nice individuals we thought could win races and get some people in the winner’s circle having fun,” Romans said. “That’s the key right now. We didn’t go buy the real expensive horses. We didn’t want anybody to get hurt real bad early, and the horses we bought were in a price range where no-
body’s going to get killed [financially], but you still have a chance of getting a good horse.” Romans said several juveniles from the Little Dreams roster are on the verge of making their first starts. However, he said it’s too soon to start appointing standouts in the group. “I haven’t seen any that I want to throw out yet, so that’s the key,” he said. “It’s still early for most of them. By now, I always tell my owners, ‘I can’t tell you if one can run, but I can usually tell you if one can’t run’ – and I don’t have any of those in this group.” If all goes according to plan, Little Dreams Racing will be bringing bluecollar owners to winner’s circles across the country later this summer and beyond. “When you go to the winner’s circle, you can own 1 percent of the horse or 99 percent of the horse, but you want to say, ‘That’s my horse. My horse just won the race,’ ” Vaccarezza said. “That’s the biggest thing that we’re trying to revive, a little bit of this game that’s dying on us. People feel good about that. They feel like they’re participating and they’re part of the group.”
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Catching up with King leatherBury
still iN the Mix at age 80 By Marty Mcgee Ben’s Cat is not the only renowned product to come from the fertile region in Maryland that King Leatherbury long has called home. Roadside stands overflowing with plump crabs or Silver Queen corn are the signature staples that help make Anne Arundel County and its slice of the Chesapeake Bay area the great place that it is. Ben’s Cat and other millionaire Thoroughbreds are not renewable, however, and Leatherbury, in typical self-deprecating form, blames himself for that. More accurately, the vagaries and frustrations of breeding racehorses essentially chased him out of that end of the business, despite his name being synonymous with excellence in Maryland racing. “I sold my farm [in Sudley, Md.] nine years ago,” Leatherbury, 80, said recently from his home office in Mitchellville, Md. “I sold it because it was costing me a lot more than I could make. You’d put $15,000 into raising a foal and get $7,500 out of it. I just couldn’t keep going like that.” Yet before substantially curtailing his operation, Leatherbury bred a couple of stars: Ah Day, who retired last winter with earnings of $921,574, and Ben’s Cat, the turf-sprint specialist whose victory in the Grade 3 Parx Dash on July 5 brought his career record to a remarkable 22 for 33 for earnings of almost $1.6 million. Ben’s Cat, a 7-year-old gelding by Parker’s Storm Cat, and Ah Day, a 10-year-old gelding by Malibu Moon, hail from the same female line. Dronette, purchased many years ago by Leatherbury, produced 10 foals to race, and the last two were the stakes-placed Twofox (a foal of 1993), the dam of Ben’s Cat, and Endette (a foal of 1994), a career maiden who became the dam of Ah Day. “If it wasn’t for Dronette, my record in breeding would have been worse than it was,” Leatherbury said. “But we did get lucky with her, real lucky. The chances of that happening were astronomical, but that’s the nature of the business we’re in, I guess.” Dronette, a foal of 1978, also produced two graded stakes winners in Notches Trace and Thirty Eight Go Go. Leatherbury inherited his farm in 1976 from his late father, also a horseman, and through the years, he had bred useful
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King Leatherbury, 80, has accumulated almost 6,400 career wins, placing him fifth all-time among North American trainers.
horses with regularity, peaking with as many as 20 mares in the 1980s. But as that proved more difficult, he began to sell off or even give away some of his less-productive mares. “It was just petering out,” said Leatherbury, who ranks fifth among trainers in North American history with almost 6,400 career wins. “I was trying to weed all my bad mares out – and most of them were bad – because I got to where I was breeding slow horses. It wasn’t doing anybody any good.” Leatherbury said he still keeps some horses, including “a mare or two,” boarded at private farms. Twofox, now 20, has not produced a registered foal since 2010, although Leatherbury said Dr. Tom Bowman, a veterinarian and reproductive specialist who co-founded the Northview Stallion Station in northeastern Maryland, “has been trying to get her in foal one last time. He’s got her up there right now, seeing if he can’t work one more little miracle with her.” Meanwhile, Leatherbury continues to operate his stable as he always has, work-
ing the phones from his home office in the mornings and going to the races in the afternoons. “Can you believe I’m 80? The sad thing is, all the guys I started with are gone,” he said, referring to the halcyon days of the 1970s, when he was friendly rivals with Bud Delp, Dick Dutrow, and John Tammaro. “I’m still very fortunate, rap on wood. I’m in decent shape, I’m very active, and my mind still works to a degree of getting by.” Leatherbury is ambivalent about what invariably arises when his career is discussed in whole, and that is whether he should be elected to the Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. “There are two opinions of it, and I understand them both,” he said. “I’ve been told that in order to get there, you have to compete at the very top level of racing, and I haven’t done that. On the other hand, to have accumulated the kinds of numbers I have, it takes quite a bit to do that. So, I don’t know. If it happens one day, I’ll be happy, but if not, I will be just fine with that, too.”
KiNg t. leatherBUry BorN: March 26, 1933. resides: Mitchellville, Md. FaMily: wife, Linda; twin sons, Todd and Taylor; 1 grandchild. Career wiNs: 6,396* (fifth all-time in North America); 3rd trainer to reach 6,000 wins (Aug. 2003) staBle earNiNgs: $60,972,879* First wiN: Mister L, 1959, sunshine Park MarylaNd Meet traiNiNg titles: 52 hoNors: Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame; Anne Arundel
County Hall of Fame Best horses traiNed: Ben’s Cat, Taking Risks,
Malibu Moonshine, Ah Day, Catatonic, I Am the Game, Thirty Eight Paces, Thirty Eight Go Go, Ameri Valay, Learned jake Best horses Bred: Ben’s Cat, Ah Day
* through july 14
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hot sire: afleet alex
sUCCeediNg withoUt a sUPerstar By Patrick reed Afleet Alex, the champion 3-year-old male of 2005, has settled into a steady stallion career at Gainesway in Lexington, Ky., though he has yet to sire a true breakout horse. Dancing Afleet’s rapid improvement at Delaware Park in the past six weeks gave him another graded stakes winner, and she could develop into a top horse for Afleet Alex, although she has yet to be tested against the nation’s top 3-year-old fillies. The Pennsylvania-bred Dancing Afleet took the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks on July 13 for the third consecutive win in her budding, five-start career. Bought by trainer Tim Ritchey for $28,000 at the 2011 FasigTipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale, the filly made her first two starts at Oaklawn and Parx Racing, finishing fourth and third, before winning her last three at Delaware Park. Ritchey co-owns Dancing Afleet with Beverly Frazier. Ritchey trained Afleet Alex to one of the best 3-year-old seasons of the previous decade, a campaign that came on the heels of Triple Crown runs from regional heroes Funny Cide in 2003 and Smarty Jones in 2004, and he would add his own mark on the Triple Crown races. Bred in Florida by John Martin Silvertand, Afleet Alex was by multiple Grade 2 winner Northern Afleet, at the time an unproven sire. Afleet Alex was a full brother to one of Northern Afleet’s few stakes-winning horses to that point, Unforgettable Max, both being out of the Hawkster mare Maggy Hawk. Afleet Alex proved to be a good one from the start. As a 2-year-old in 2004, he won the Grade 2 Sanford and Grade 1 Hopeful and finished second in both the Grade 1 Champagne and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile for Cash Is King stable, a partnership managed by Philadelphia businessman Chuck Zacney. Zacney had turned down a lucrative offer from Stonestreet Stables’ Jess Jackson to sell Afleet Alex after the Sanford, and the horse would validate that decision in 2005, becoming the best of his generation by a substantial margin. After an easy win in the six-furlong Mountain Valley at Oaklawn to start his 3-year-old season, Afleet Alex stopped badly in the Grade 3 Southwest, backing up to finish last in the six-horse field. Diagnosed after the race with a lung infection, Afleet Alex recovered in time for the Arkansas Derby, where all doubts about his ability were put to rest when he won by eight lengths. That win sent the horse to Churchill Downs as one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby, and after a blistering pace cooked the front-runners, a rallying Afleet Alex had every chance in the stretch at odds of 9-2. The final sixteenth of the 2005 Derby was a free-for-all, as a trio of closers staggered to the finish, and Afleet Alex could only get up for third behind longshots Giacomo and Closing Argument. The next two legs of the Triple Crown would define Afleet Alex’s career and set him up for a strong initial reception as
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Afleet Alex, who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 2005, has sired 22 stakes winners in his first four crops.
a stallion after he was retired later that summer. His amazing, athletic performance in the Preakness – where he nearly dropped to his knees at the top of the stretch after being bumped by Scrappy T and then recovered to win going away – was replayed countless times during the interregnum before the Belmont, giving Afleet Alex national recognition for his athleticism and ability. In the 1 1/2-mile Belmont, Afleet Alex completely dominated his opposition, winning by seven lengths. It would be his last start, however, as a hairline fracture was discovered shortly afterward, followed by a diagnosis of bone degeneration in his left foreleg. The horse was retired in December and sent to Graham Beck’s Gainesway for the 2006 breeding season. At that time, Stonestreet’s Jackson bought a major interest in Afleet Alex to join Cash Is King and Gainesway as owners. Standing for an initial fee of $40,000, Afleet Alex had 138 registered foals in his first crop. Grade 1 success came quickly when Dublin, a $525,000 Keeneland yearling in 2008, won two starts the following summer at Saratoga, including the Hopeful. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained colt placed in the Southwest, Rebel, and Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn as a 3-year-old and was competitive in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (finishing seventh and
Afleet 84 Northern Afleet 93 Nuryette 86 Afleet Alex 02 Hawkster 86 Maggy Hawk 94 Qualique 81
daNCiNg aFleet Bay Filly Foaled March 9, 2010
Dixieland Band 80 Citidancer 87 Willamae 80
Mrs. Vanderbilt 01 Cormorant 74 Hey Up There 93 Tall Glass O’Water 82
fifth), but he did not win again in his career. Afleet Alex’s only other stakes winner that year came in Panama. A less-than-spectacular 2009 was followed by a better 2010 for Afleet Alex’s first crop, highlighted by Afleet Express’s nose win in the Travers. That colt had emerged in late spring with sharp wins in an allowance race at Belmont and the Grade 3
Mr. Prospector 70 Polite Lady 77 Nureyev 77 stellarette 78 silver Hawk 79 strait Lane 74 Hawaii 64 Dorothy Gaylord 72 Northern Dancer 61 Mississippi Mud 73 Tentam 69 Raclette 76 His Majesty 68 song sparrow 67 Thin slice 75 Water Baby 76
Pegasus, along with a rough-trip third in the Jim Dandy. But like his sire, he would not race again after his career-defining win, in this case due to a suspensory ligament injury. Afleet Express stands at Gainesway alongside Afleet Alex, and his first foals are yearlings of 2013. Another first-crop runner, Afleet Again, won the Grade 3 Withers in 2010 and the fol-
lowing year took the Breeders’ Cup Marathon. Harissa, a stakes-winning filly at 3, won the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie in 2011 at 4. And the first-crop Afleeting Lady would mature into a graded stakes winner in 2012 at age 5 with wins in the Grade 2 Falls City and the Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm. Outside of that group, Afleet Alex’s best U.S. runners have been the second-crop Bizzy Caroline, a dual Grade 3-winning filly on turf, and the third-crop Called to Serve, who won the Grade 3 Discovery in 2012 and was third in this year’s Santa Anita Handicap. While he is lacking a superstar runner, Afleet Alex has settled into the midlevel of the competitive central Kentucky commercial market ($15,000 fee in 2013) and still is popular with breeders, covering 96 mares in 2012. He will get the occasional six-figure yearling or juvenile at public auction. Still, Afleet Alex is relatively early in a long stud career at Gainesway, now run by Antony Beck following his father’s death in 2010. Afleet Alex has the chance to match the output of his own sire, Taylor Made’s veteran Northern Afleet, who has what some might call a “sneaky good”
résumé, with 6 percent stakes winners through 12 crops of racing age. Afleet Alex is Northern Afleet’s best offspring, but Northern Afleet also has sired champions Amazombie and Negligee, as well as multiple Grade 1 winners Evening Jewel and Teaks North. Dancing Afleet’s pedigree is Mid-Atlantic-based. She is out of the Citidancer mare Mrs. Vanderbilt, who won three times in 18 starts on the Mid-Atlantic circuit and earned $68,501. Mrs. Vanderbilt has produced two other winners, one of which, the Oratory gelding Tujoes, has won two stakes restricted to Pennsylvania-breds and earned $362,586 to date. Mrs. Vanderbilt is a half-sister to Aqueduct stakes winner Sagamoon. Afleet Alex also is off to a good start at the yearling sales this year, as all three yearlings by him offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale sold, for $50,000, $85,000, and $150,000. The last of these, a filly out of the Grade 3-placed Unobstructed View, by Yes It’s True, was bought by Arkansas owners and breeders Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.
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Dancing Afleet, by Afleet Alex, won the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks on July 13.
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Rising tide seen at auctions By glenye Cain oakford Fasig-Tipton Kentucky capitalized on two trends last Monday – a strengthening market for young stock and a healthy demand for racehorses – and got the summer auction season off on a positive note. The company’s selected yearling sale in Lexington ended with double-digit percentage gains in average (up 10 percent to $89,785) and median (up 20 percent to $72,000), as well as a lower buyback rate at 27 percent versus 33 percent a year ago. And its inaugural racing-age sale, which immediately followed the yearling auction, produced a $1 million topper in Grade 1 winner Starship Truffles, a $105,800 average, a $45,000 median, and a 15 percent buyback rate. The bottom line: Select yearling sales between now and September appear to be on the rise, and you probably can put the Fasig-Tipton July racing-age sale on the calendar again for next year. Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning said the latter fulfilled the company’s goals of attracting 50-75 good racehorses and a broad cross section of buyers, from racing-action devotees to breeders looking for race fillies they could add later to a broodmare band. It also helped to generate valuable market crossover, as owners, trainers, and agents shopped both the yearling and racing-age catalogs, Browning and numerous sales participants agreed. “We felt there was a need in the marketplace and feel that we fulfilled the need,” Browning said. “I think there’s tremendous interest for people to make a purchase today and get it on the racetrack from the next three days to the next three months.” The racehorse/yearling market crossover wasn’t limited to buyers. The Hidden Brook sales agency consigned six yearlings, sold racing-age sale topper Starship Truffles, by Ghostzapper, to Castleton Lyons for $1 million, and bought one of the racing-age lots – the 4-year-old El Corredor colt Frasero – for a racing client. “In the current environment we’re in right now, I think the public-auction route is the best way to go,” said Hidden Brook partner Jack Brothers. “It’s in an open forum, and Fasig-Tipton does a terrific job marketing their sales horses to a great network of buyers. You’re protected by the conditions of sale, there’s easy access to vets, and you can see how horses handle the environment of the sales. I have no doubt that we did better [selling Starship Truffles] at public auction than we would have done privately. “There were horses in the sale that had just established themselves or broken their maidens within the last month to emerge as good racehorses, so if you can be that nimble and put a catalog together of horses of racing age on short notice, it’s good for the seller because they have a quick outlet. And there’s great demand for racehorses right now. Purses are growing again, and you have a lot of options at different tracks.” Agent Chad Schumer also found the racing-age sale a quick outlet for a buyer. Schumer picked up the unraced 3-yearold colt Nordic Bull, a son Flashy Bull from the family of Kentucky Oaks winner
2013 Fasig-tiPtoN KeNtUCKy JUly overall leadiNg sires oF yearliNgs By average (2 or More sold) Sire
Tapit.....................................2 ...................$ 275,000 Bellamy Road .....................3 .......................191,667 Pioneerof the Nile...............2 ...................... 180,000 super saver ........................3 ...................... 178,333 speightstown .....................2 ...................... 162,500 Malibu Moon ......................4 ...................... 135,000 Midnight Lute .....................3 ...................... 126,667 Desert Party........................5 ...................... 125,200 Flashy Bull ..........................2 ...................... 125,000 Harlan’s Holiday .................8 ....................... 117,875
2013 Fasig-tiPtoN KeNtUCKy JUly leadiNg First-year sires oF yearliNgs By average (2 or More sold) Sire
super saver ........................3 ................... $ 178,333 Desert Party........................5 ...................... 125,200 Warrior’s Reward................6 ...................... 103,333 Tale of Ekati.........................3 ........................ 96,667 Midshipman .......................2 .........................87,500 Majesticperfection .............5 ........................ 83,600 Line of David.......................4 ........................ 73,000 Hold Me Back .....................3 ........................ 64,000 Discreetly Mine ..................5 ........................ 63,000 Munnings ...........................4 ........................ 62,750
Grade 1 winner Starship Truffles sold for $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton July sale.
Summerly, for $42,000 on behalf of a client who’s looking for fast interim action while developing a long-term plan. “I knew the horse was sitting on a race, and the guy I bought him for is kind of a new guy in the business,” Schumer said. “He really wants to buy a yearling, and he will buy a yearling, but he didn’t want to wait. He was looking for some action. We’d tried to claim a few horses, and it hadn’t worked out. “There was a lot to choose from, all different types of horses,” Schumer said of the racing-age session. “One thing I would say – and it’s a good thing for Fasig – some of the lower-level claiming horses I thought brought fantastic prices.” At the yearling auction, Hidden Brook sold half of its six-horse consignment, including a $150,000 Line of David colt out of Sister Girl Blues to Bradley Thorough-
breds; the other three yearlings failed to reach their reserves. But Brothers said he saw reason for optimism about the market from top to bottom this year. “There was strength across the board,” Brothers said of the yearling market. “Look, there’s no mystery as to what people are looking for. They look for the same kind of athletic horse. It’s a discriminating market, so you’ve got to come with the goods. I think we approach the market a little more intuitively than we have in the past, too. Expectations are realistic on reserves.” Select yearling buyers are still gravitating toward proven sires, and stallions with a good supply of runners and a high ranking among leading sires by average price (two or more sold); Tapit led that list with two yearlings who averaged $275,000, and Bellamy Road was next with three averaging $191,667.
But freshman yearling sires also made some splashes, most notably Darley’s Desert Party, who stands at Sequel Stallions New York. The Street Cry horse, who topped Fasig-Tipton’s Florida select 2-year-old sale at $2.1 million five years ago, sired the July yearling auction’s most expensive lot, a $460,000 filly out of Lil Cozette whom the Allied Bloodstock agency sold to Nat Rea. Desert Party also was the yearling sale’s second-leading sire by gross receipts, with five sold for $626,000. Only the established Harlan’s Holiday grossed more, with eight bringing $943,000. Among leading sires by average (two or more sold), WinStar’s Super Saver was the highest-ranked first-crop sire (and fourth overall), with a $178,333 average for three yearlings. Brothers noted that two beneficial trends were at work in the yearling market, starting with better alignment of supply and demand, thanks to sharp production cuts after the 2008 bloodstock crash. “And I think, as breeders, we’ve bred our horses smarter the last few years,” Brothers said. “I think more breeders thought, ‘We might end up racing this horse if the markets don’t bounce back.’ ” For now, at least, it looks like the select market is bouncing the right way for those horses. “I think it was a combination of factors,” Fasig-Tipton’s Browning said of the yearling sale, “and I think it bodes well for the rest of the yearling marketplace in 2013.”
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Betfair Hollywood, July 13, $350,000 added, 3-year-olds, fillies, 1 1/4 miles turf, 2:02.38, firm. (Course record: 1:57.75.) EMOLLIENT, 121, b. f. 3, Empire Maker—soothing Touch, by Touch Gold. Owner-breeder, juddmonte Farms (Ky.); trainer, William Mott; jockey, Mike smith ........................... $210,000 Emotional Kitten, 121, ch. f. 3, Kitten’s joy—silent Emotion, by Ghazi. Owner, Kenneth L. and sarah K. Ramsey....... $70,000 Topic, 121, b. f. 3, Discreet Cat—Quiet Maggy, by Quiet American. Owner, Alice Bamford and Anthony speelman . $42,000 Winning Beyer: 86 Margins: 1/2, 3/4, 1/2. Odds of winner (favorite): 6-5. Also ran: sarach 121 ($21,000), Becky Lou 121 ($7,000), scarlet strike 121 ($250), Macha 121 ($250), Wittgenstein (Ire) 121 ($250).
Unbridled 87 Gana Facil 81 EMPIRE MAKER 00 El Gran senor 81 Toussaud 89 Image of Reality 76 Deputy Minister 79 Touch Gold 94 Passing Mood 78 SOOTHING TOUCH 04 A.P. Indy 89 Glia 99 Coup de Genie 91
RACING RECORD Age
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$106,800 550,100 _________
At 2: 2nd Demoiselle s. [G2] At 3: 1st American Oaks [G1], Central Bank Ashland s. [G1]
When Empire Maker has crossed with Touch Gold mares, it has produced 4 foals of racing age, 1 winner (25%), 1 sW (25%), 1 graded sW (25%), $226,025 average earnings per runner. sire: EMPIRE MAKER. Raced 2 years, 8 starts, 4 wins. Earned $1,985,800. Best Beyer: 111. stands at jBBA shizunai stallion station in japan. sire of 7 crops, 653 foals, 414 runners (63%), 264 winners (40%), 41 sWs (6%), including Royal Delta, It’s so You, Federalist, Pioneerof the Nile, Grace Hall. Total progeny earnings $41,913,456, $101,240 average per starter.
Auction record, 1980 to present—221 yearlings sold, $229,711 average. In 2012, 38 yearlings sold, $266,947 average. 1st dam: Soothing Touch. Bred by Flaxman Holdings (Ky.). Raced 2 years, 6 starts, no wins. Earned $24,000. Best Beyer: 74. 10—EMOLLIENT (see above). Best Beyer: 98. 11—Calm Water, f., by Empire Maker. 12—c., by Pioneerof the Nile. 13—No report.
man o’ war s. [g1]
Belmont, July 13, $600,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1 3/8 miles turf, 2:14.11, good. (Course record: 2:11.06.) BOISTEROUS, 120, dk. b. or br. h. 6, Distorted Humor—Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge. Owner, Phipps stable; breeder, Cynthia Phipps (Ky.); trainer, Claude McGaughey III; jockey, john Velazquez................................................................ $360,000 Twilight Eclipse, 120, b. g. 4, Purim—My Twilight Dancer, by Twilight Agenda. Owner, West Point Thoroughbreds $120,000 Exclusive Strike, 116, ch. g. 6, smart strike—Glaire (Brz), by Roi Normand. Owner, Mr. Amore stable .................. $60,000 Winning Beyer: 97 Margins: 2 1/4, 1/2, 3/4. Odds of winner (favorite): 2-1. Also ran: Finnegans Wake 116 ($30,000), Optimizer 117 ($18,000), Al Khali 116 ($4,000), speaking of Which (Ire) 116 ($4,000), Folk singer 116 ($4,000).
RACING RECORD Age
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$68,784 296,273 422,853 510,000 _________
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At 4: 1st Red smith H. [G2], Knickerbocker s. [G3], Three Coins Up s.; 3rd Man o’ War s. [G1] At 5: 1st Red smith H. [G2], Fort Marcy s. [G3], Knickerbocker s. [G3]; 2nd River City H. [G3], Arlington H. [G3]; 3rd Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. [G1] At 6: 1st Man o’ War s. [G1], Monmouth s. [G2]; 2nd Ben Ali s. [G3]
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Margins: 2 1/2, hd, 1 1/4. Odds of winner: 3-1. Favorite: Teddy’s Promise, 6-5. Also ran: Rumor 119 ($12,000), Winding Way 115 ($4,000). RACING RECORD Age
859.873.1717 www.winstarfarm.com BOISTEROUS, dk. b. or br. h. 2007 Mr. Prospector 70 Forty Niner 85 File 76 DISTORTED HUMOR 93 Danzig 77 Danzig’s Beauty 87 sweetest Chant 78
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Our Martha 61 EMANATING 96 Majestic Light 73 Lead Kindly Light 83 Arabian Dancer 79 When Distorted Humor has crossed with Cox’s Ridge mares, it has produced 3 foals of racing age, 2 winners (67%), 1 sW (33%), 1 graded sW (33%), $493,825 average earnings per runner. sire: DISTORTED HUMOR. Raced 3 years, 23 starts, 8 wins. Earned $769,964. Best Beyer: 118. stands at Winstar Farm in Ky. for $100,000. sire of 12 crops, 1,181 foals, 906 runners (77%), 716 winners (61%), 116 sWs (10%), including Funny Cide, some Are Bent, Don Dandy, Drosselmeyer, Flower Alley, Hystericalady. Total progeny earnings $96,665,712, $106,695 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—460 yearlings sold, $236,320 average. In 2012, 31 yearlings sold, $316,053 average. 1st dam: EMANATING. Bred by Cynthia Phipps (Ky.). Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 4 wins. Earned $273,030. Best Beyer: 94. At 2, won Polly Drummond s. [L]; At 3, 3rd Test s. [G1], Lake Placid H. [G2]; At 4, 2nd All Along s. [G3]. 02—Broodmare aborted 03—Dr. Kinsolving, g., by Pulpit. Raced 4 years, 8 starts, no wins. Earned $13,365. Best Beyer: 72. 04—Recreate, h., by Coronado’s Quest. Unraced. $30,000 yearling 2005 KEE-sEP, $33,000 2yo 2006 BAR-MAY. 05—Radiating, m., by seeking the Gold. Unraced. 06—Barren 07—BOISTEROUS (see above). Best Beyer: 99. 08—Harmony Lane, m., by strong Hope. Raced 2 years, 3 starts, no wins. Earned $21,502. Best Beyer: 64. 09—Peyton, g., by Tale of the Cat. Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 4 wins. Earned $272,422. Best Beyer: 89. At 3, 2nd Valedictory s. [Can-G3]. 10—Barren 11—Lulu Le’ Mon, c., by Lemon Drop Kid. $110,000 yearling 2012 KEE-sEP. 12—No report. 13—No report.
a gleam h. [g2]
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$10,000 584,955 190,000 _________
RACING RECORD Age
At 3: 1st La Brea s. [G1], Charles Town Oaks [L], Imperial Gesture s.
At 4: 1st A Gleam H. [G2]; 2nd La Canada s. [G2], santa Maria s. [G2]
At 3: 1st Delaware Oaks [G2]
storm Bird 78 storm Cat 83 Terlingua 76 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY 97 Rahy 85
CLEVER BABE 04 Gilded Time 90 Added Time 97
sire: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Raced 2 years in France, England, Ireland, North America, 13 starts, 9 wins. Earned $3,078,989. Best Beyer: 116. stands at Ashford stud in Ky. for $85,000. sire of 10 crops, 1,960 foals, 1,347 runners (69%), 855 winners (44%), 140 sWs (7%), including Irish Mission, shamardal, showcause, Eishin Apollon, A shin G Line, suzuka Causeway. Total progeny earnings $107,576,357, $79,864 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—772 yearlings sold, $223,731 average. In 2012, 50 yearlings sold, $151,424 average. 1st dam: Clever Babe. Bred by stoneway Farm (Ky.). Unraced. 09—BOOK REVIEW (see above). Best Beyer: 98. 10—No report. 11—Trendy Chic, f., by Giant’s Causeway. 12—c., by Pulpit.
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delaware oaKs [g2]
BOOK REVIEW, 118, ch. f. 4, Giant’s Causeway—Clever Babe, by Distorted Humor. Owner-breeder, Gary and Mary West (Ky.); trainer, Bob Baffert; jockey, Rafael Bejarano ............ $120,000 Teddy’s Promise, 122, dk. b. or br. m. 5, salt Lake—Braids and Beads, by Capote. Owner, Ted and judy Nichols .... $40,000 Byrama (GB), 119, b. f. 4, Byron (GB)—Aymara (GB), by Darshaan (GB). Owner, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners $24,000 Winning Beyer: 97
DANCING AFLEET, 116, b. f. 3, Afleet Alex—Mrs. Vanderbilt, by Citidancer. Owner, Tim F. Ritchey Racing stables and Beverly Frazier; breeder, Barbara Brown and Chuck Zacney (Pa.); trainer, Timothy Ritchey; jockey, joshua Navarro................ $187,500 Ile St. Molly, 116, ch. f. 3, Ile st. Louis (Chi)—Exotic Bird, by Awesome Again. Owner, james H. Glover................ $60,000 Tell a Great Story, 118, ch. f. 3, Bluegrass Cat—Roadtohanna, by Not For Love. Owner, sagamore Farm................. $33,000
Delaware, July 13, $300,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds, fillies, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.59, wet fast. (Track record: 1:41.52.)
At 3: 1st Virginia Derby [G2]; 2nd Centaur s. [L]; 3rd American Turf s. [G2] WAR DANCER, dk. b. or br. c. 2010 Northern Dancer 61 Danzig 77 Pas de Nom 68 Rubiano 87 starry Dreamer 94 Lara’s star 81
AFLEET ALEX 02
Hawkster 86 Maggy Hawk 94 Qualique 81
Citidancer 87 Willamae 80 MRS. VANDERBILT 01 Cormorant 74 Hey Up There 93 Tall Glass O’Water 82
Added Elegance 84 When Giant’s Causeway has crossed with Distorted Humor mares, it has produced 6 foals of racing age, 3 winners (50%), 1 sW (17%), 1 graded sW (17%), $307,641 average earnings per runner.
Dixieland Band 80
Danzig’s Beauty 87
WAR FRONT 02
Distorted Humor 93
Northern Afleet 93
Mariah’s storm 91
Forty Niner 85
RACING RECORD Age
DANCING AFLEET, b. f. 2010
BOOK REVIEW, ch. f. 2009
Best Turn 66 Cox’s Ridge 74
Winning Beyer: 84 Margins: 1/2, 1 3/4, 3 1/2. Odds of winner: 10-1. Favorite: Maracuya, 6-5. Also ran: Makayla’s Angel 116 ($18,000), Maddy’s Dance 119 ($9,000), Alli Leigh 116 ($125), Maracuya 116 ($125), Broomsage 116 ($125), Diva spirit 117 ($125).
When Afleet Alex has crossed with Citidancer mares, it has produced 6 foals of racing age, 5 winners (83%), 2 sWs (33%), 1 graded sW (17%), $120,963 average earnings per runner. sire: AFLEET ALEX. Raced 2 years, 12 starts, 8 wins. Earned $2,765,800. Best Beyer: 112. stands at Gainesway in Ky. for $15,000. sire of 5 crops, 504 foals, 318 runners (63%), 211 winners (42%), 22 sWs (4%), including Cuqui’s Love, Afleet Express, Afleet Again, Miss Valentine. Total progeny earnings $17,932,194, $56,391 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—287 yearlings sold, $70,430 average. In 2012, 66 yearlings sold, $45,503 average. 1st dam: MRS. VANDERBILT. Bred by CLF/Hall LLC & Country Life Farm (Md.). Raced 2 years, 18 starts, 3 wins. Earned $68,501. Best Beyer: 76. 07—TUJOES, g., by Oratory. Raced 4 years, 21 starts, 8 wins. Earned $362,586. Best Beyer: 93. At 5, won Roanoke s., 3rd Maryland Million Classic s.; At 6, won Lyman H. $21,000 yearling 2008 FTI-sEP. 08—Barren 09—Misunderestimated, g., by Two Punch. Raced 3 years, 9 starts, 1 win. Earned $22,350. Best Beyer: 54. $27,000 yearling 2010 FTI-MID. 10—DANCING AFLEET (see above). Best Beyer: 84. $28,000 yearling 2011 FTI-MID. 11—Tabella, f., by Oratory. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $125. 12—No report. 13—No report.
Virginia derBy [g2]
Colonial Downs, July 13, $500,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds, 1 1/4 miles turf, 2:03.57, good. (Course record: 1:59.75.) WAR DANCER, 117, dk. b. or br. c. 3, War Front—Deed I Do, by Alydeed. Owner, Magdalena Racing (susan McPeek); breeder, Cherry Valley Farm & stuart s. janney III. (Ky.); trainer, Kenneth McPeek; jockey, Alan Garcia ................................... $285,000 Charming Kitten, 117, dk. b. or br. c. 3, Kitten’s joy—Iteration, by Wild Again. Owner, Kenneth L. and sarah K. Ramsey ........... .....................................................................................$95,000 Jack Milton, 121, dk. b. or br. c. 3, War Front—Preserver, by Forty Niner. Owner, Gary Barber............................... $52,250 Winning Beyer: 95 Margins: hd, hd, 3 1/4. Odds of winner: 7-1. Favorite: Rydilluc, 5-2. Also ran: Draw Two 117 ($28,500), Redwood Kitten 117 ($14,250), Fear the Kitten 117 ($5,000), Readyshakego 117 ($5,000), Gefest 117 ($5,000), Rydilluc 123 ($5,000), Bethel 117 ($5,000).
Bialy 82 DEED I DO 97 silver Hawk 79 shepherd’s Moon 92 Look North 76 When War Front has crossed with Alydeed mares, it has produced 3 foals of racing age, 2 winners (67%), 1 sW (33%), 1 graded sW (33%), $178,833 average earnings per runner. sire: WAR FRONT. Raced 3 years, 13 starts, 4 wins. Earned $424,205. Best Beyer: 114. stands at Claiborne Farm in Ky. for $80,000. sire of 4 crops, 249 foals, 161 runners (65%), 117 winners (47%), 22 sWs (9%), including Warning Flag, Lines of Battle, The Factor. Total progeny earnings $14,899,415, $92,543 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—128 yearlings sold, $110,922 average. In 2012, 32 yearlings sold, $230,377 average. 1st dam: DEED I DO. Bred by William Lussky (Ky.). Raced 4 years, 15 starts, 5 wins. Earned $216,648. Best Beyer: 98. At 2, 2nd Astoria s. [L]; At 3, 2nd Bonnie Miss s. [G2]. 03—Barren 04—Consecration, h., by Pulpit. Raced 2 years, 5 starts, 1 win. Earned $51,430. Best Beyer: 88. 05—Escrow, g., by Carson City. Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 3 wins. Earned $122,273. Best Beyer: 89. $190,000 yearling 2006 KEE-sEP. 06—No report. 07—Take a Vow, m., by Pulpit. Raced 3 years, 17 starts, 2 wins. Earned $81,657. Best Beyer: 76. 08—Deed It Is, g., by First samurai. Raced 4 years, 21 starts, 5 wins. Earned $93,706. Best Beyer: 85. 09—Into the Fray, c., by War Front. Raced 3 years, 14 starts, 2 wins. Earned $93,300. Best Beyer: 86. 10—WAR DANCER (see above). Best Beyer: 95. $220,000 yearling 2011 FTN-sEL. 11—Alexndeed, c., by Afleet Alex. $80,000 yearling 2012 FTKOCT, $150,000 2yo 2013 FTI-MAY. 12—Gavin’s Gone, c., by Luftikus. 13—No report.
american derBy [g3]
Arlington, July 13, $200,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds, 1 3/16 miles turf, 1:55.41, firm. (Course record: 1:53.20.) INFINITE MAGIC, 119, b. c. 3, More Than Ready—Truly Enchanting (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire). Owner, Team Valor International; breeder, Grapestock (Ky.); trainer, Richard Mettee; jockey, Channing Hill ......................................................... $114,000 Admiral Kitten, 119, b. c. 3, Kitten’s joy—Reachinforthestars, by Grand slam. Owner, Kenneth L. and sarah K. Ramsey .......... .....................................................................................$38,000 Stormy Len, 119, dk. b. or br. c. 3, Harlan’s Holiday—Rietondale, by Dynaformer. Owner, Leonard Leveen and Michael P. shanley .................................................................................... $20,900 Winning Beyer: 87 Margins: hd, no, 2. Odds of winner: 13-1. Favorite: Admiral Kitten, 8-5. Also ran: Procurement 119 ($11,400), Dorsett 119 ($5,700), Moro Tap 119 ($2,000), General Election 121 ($2,000), Formidable Heart 119 ($2,000), Mongolian saturday 119 ($2,000), Triple Cross 119 ($2,000).
RACING RECORD Age
RACING RECORD 3rd (SP)
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At 3: 1st American Derby [G3]
Interprete (Arg) 88 Queen of Victory (Arg) 90
Danehill 86 Danehill Dancer (Ire) 93 Mira Adonde 86 TRULY ENCHANTING (Ire) 04 Affirmed 75 Truly Bewitched 96 Fabulous Fairy 91
Mr. Prospector 70 Fusaichi Pegasus 97 Angel Fever 90 EL RAABI 02
General Assembly 76
sire: MORE THAN READY. Raced 2 years, 17 starts, 7 wins. Earned $1,026,229. Best Beyer: 110. stands at Winstar Farm in Ky. for $60,000. sire of 10 crops, 2,004 foals, 1,468 runners (73%), 1,057 winners (53%), 121 sWs (6%), including Phelan Ready, Forbidden Prince, More joyous, Augusta Proud, samaready, Regally Ready. Total progeny earnings $99,536,388, $67,804 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—1022 yearlings sold, $119,536 average. In 2012, 92 yearlings sold, $186,701 average. 1st dam: TRULY ENCHANTING (Ire). Bred by Keatly Overseas Ltd. (Ire.). Raced 2 years, 9 starts, 3 wins. Earned $58,678. Best Beyer: 90. 09—Mas Que Lista, f., by More Than Ready. Unraced. $7,000 2yo 2011 KEE-jAN. 10—INFINITE MAGIC (see above). Best Beyer: 87. 11—Boston strong, c., by Pioneerof the Nile. $170,000 yearling 2012 FTN-PRE, $145,000 2yo 2013 KEE-APR. 12—f., by Posse.
At 5: 1st River City H. [G3] At 6: 1st Arlington H. [G3], 3rd Dixie s. [G2], Tampa Bay s. [L] At 7: 1st Kentucky Cup Turf s. [G3], Colonial Turf Cup s. [L]; 2nd Tampa Bay s. [G3] At 8: 1st Arlington H. [G3]; 2nd Kentucky Cup Turf s. [G3]; 3rd Arlington Million s. [G1], Colonial Turf Cup s. [L] At 9: 1st Arlington H. [G3] RAHYSTRADA, ch. g. 2004 Red God 54 Blushing Groom (Fr) 74 Runaway Bride (GB) 62
Vice Regent 67
Arlington, July 13, $200,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/4 miles turf, 2:01.66, firm. (Course record: 1:58.69.) RAHYSTRADA, 121, ch. g. 9, Rahy—Ministrada, by Deputy Minister. Owner, Robert E. Courtney jr.; breeder, jaime s. Carrion, Trustee (Ky.); trainer, Byron Hughes; jockey, Rosie Napravnik ... ...................................................................................$117,600 Temeraine, 116, dk. b. or br. g. 4, Arch—Lonely Fact, by Known Fact. Owner, Niall Racing ......................................... $39,200 Dullahan, 120, ch. c. 4, Even the score—Mining My Own, by smart strike. Owner, Donegal Racing ...................... $21,560 Winning Beyer: 93 Margins: 1/2, nk, 1. Odds of winner: 3-1. Favorite: Dullahan, 2-1. Also ran: Najjaar 115 ($11,760), Keep Up 116 ($5,880), Coalport 117 ($2,000), Beer Garden 113 ($2,000). RACING RECORD 2Nd (SP)
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$21,485 23,000 81,137 140,032 215,135 461,511 289,650 139,800 _________
Deputy Minister 79 Mint Copy 70 MINISTRADA 95 Fappiano 77 Funistrada 83 Mesabi 76 When Rahy has crossed with Deputy Minister mares, it has produced 17 foals of racing age, 8 winners (47%), 2 sWs (12%), 1 graded sW (6%), $178,619 average earnings per runner. sire: RAHY (deceased). Raced 3 years in England, North America, 13 starts, 6 wins. Earned $343,386. sire of 19 crops, 1,171 foals, 914 runners (78%), 665 winners (57%), 95 sWs (8%), including serena’s song, Dreaming of Anna, Fantastic Light, Tokio Perfect, Grass World, Flying Apple. Total progeny earnings $101,149,577, $110,667 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—440 yearlings sold, $101,800 average. 1st dam: Ministrada. Bred by jaime s. Carrion, Trustee (Ky.). Unraced. 99—Minicielo, m., by Conquistador Cielo. Unraced. 00—LONE STAR SKY, h., by Conquistador Cielo. Raced 2 years, 14 starts, 3 wins. Earned $504,995. Best Beyer: 100. At 2, won Bashford Manor s. [G3], Miller Genuine Draft Cradle s. [L]; 2nd saratoga special s. [G2], Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity [G2]; At 3, 2nd Risen star s. [G3], Northern Dancer s. [L]; 3rd Louisiana Derby [G2]. $50,000 yearling 2001 FTK-jUL, $190,000 2yo 2002 OBs-FEB. 01—Classic Advantage, g., by Tactical Advantage. Raced 5 years, 41 starts, 5 wins. Earned $104,022. Best Beyer: 82. $190,000 yearling 2002 FTK-jUL.
Prudent Girl (GB) 68 When Invasor (Arg) has crossed with Fusaichi Pegasus mares, it has produced 3 foals of racing age, 1 winner (33%), 1 sW (33%), 1 graded sW (33%), $87,075 average earnings per runner. sire: INVASOR (ARG). Raced 4 years in United Arab Emirates, North America, Uruguay, 12 starts, 11 wins. Earned $7,804,070. Best Beyer: 116. stands at shadwell Farm in Ky. for $4,000. sire of 3 crops, 126 foals, 67 runners (53%), 34 winners (27%), 2 sWs (2%), 1 sW saint Arthur. Total progeny earnings $1,828,685, $27,294 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—39 yearlings sold, $63,727 average. In 2012, 9 yearlings sold, $14,389 average. 1st dam: EL RAABI. Bred by Classicstar (Ky.). Raced 2 years, 5 starts, 1 win. Earned $44,054. Best Beyer: 73. 08—Eltheeb, h., by Bernardini. Raced 3 years, 15 starts, 3 wins. Earned $91,665. Best Beyer: 87. 09—AUSUS (see above). Best Beyer: 94.
stars and stripes s. [g3]
Halo 69 Ballade 72
arlington h. [g3]
02—Galaxy Lady, m., by Rizzi. Raced 5 years, 26 starts, 4 wins. Earned $68,482. Best Beyer: 78. $120,000 yearling 2003 FTK-jUL. 03—Broodmare aborted 04—RAHYSTRADA (see above). Best Beyer: 100. 05—Ibn Qutaiba, h., by Dynaformer. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. $775,000 yearling 2006 KEE-sEP. 06—h., by Mineshaft. Unraced. 07—Ahh, m., by saint Liam. Raced 2 years, 4 starts, no wins. Earned $870. Best Beyer: 56. $475,000 yearling 2008 KEEjAN, $500,000 yearling 2008 KEE-sEP. 08—Embracing, m., by Bernardini. Unraced. 09—No report. 10—No report.
RAHY 85 Glorious song 76
Population (Ire) 86
ModeStY H. [g3], ARLINGTON, JULY 13
When More Than Ready has crossed with Danehill Dancer (Ire) mares, it has produced 9 foals of racing age, 4 winners (44%), 1 sW (11%), 1 graded sW (11%), $54,097 average earnings per runner.
At 2: 3rd Grand Canyon H.
Quendom (Arg) 97
Becky Be Good 81
Bubble Company (Fr) 77
Woodman’s Girl 90
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Blushing Groom (Fr) 74
MORE THAN READY 97
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Candy stripes 82
Northern sea 74
AUSUS, ch. f. 2009
Halo 69 southern Halo 83
At 4: 1st Modesty H. [G3]; 2nd Marie G. Krantz Memorial H.; 3rd Bayou H. [L]
INFINITE MAGIC, b. c. 2010
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modesty h. [g3]
Arlington, July 13, $200,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 3/16 miles turf, 1:53.94, firm. (Course record: 1:53.20.) AUSUS, 116, ch. f. 4, Invasor (Arg)—El Raabi, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Owner-breeder, shadwell Farm (Ky.); trainer, Daniel Peitz; jockey, james Graham................................... $116,400 Artemus Kitten, 116, ch. m. 5, Kitten’s joy—Chianti Red, by Woodman. Owner, Kenneth L. and sarah K. Ramsey $38,800 La Tia, 118, dk. b. or br. f. 4, City Place—La Adelita, by sky Classic. Owner, Hernandez Racing Club ......................... $21,340 Winning Beyer: 94 Margins: 2 1/4, hd, 3/4. Odds of winner: 8-1. Favorite: La Tia, 2-1. Also ran: Dame Marie 116 ($11,640), Embarr 118 ($5,820), Colonial Flag 119 ($2,000), Madam Nancy 116 ($2,000), strathnaver (GB) 117 ($2,000).
INVASOR (ARG) Shadwell Farm 859.224.4585 www.shadwellfarm.com
Arlington, July 13, $150,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/2 miles turf, 2:27.39, firm. (Course record: 2:27.39.) DARK COVE, 124, b. h. 6, Medaglia d’Oro—Crystal Cove, by Kris s.. Owner, Kenneth L. and sarah K. Ramsey; breeder, stonewall Farm stallions (Ky.); trainer, Michael Maker; jockey, Rosie Napravnik ...................................................... $89,100 Suntracer, 117, ch. h. 5, Kitten’s joy—Taxable Deduction, by Prized. Owner, Team Block ...................................... $29,700 The Pizza Man, 117, b. g. 4, English Channel—I Can Fan Fan, by Lear Fan. Owner, Midwest Thoroughbreds ......... $16,335 Winning Beyer: 95 Margins: 1 3/4, no, 6 1/4. Odds of winner (favorite): 3-5. Also ran: Ioya Bigtime 117 ($8,910), Live in joy 117 ($4,455), Doctor Trotter 120 ($1,500). RACING RECORD Age
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At 4: 3rd Colonial Turf Cup s. [L] At 6: 1st Elkhorn s. [G2], Louisville H. [G3], stars and stripes s. [G3]
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A DV E R T I S E M E N T
Illegal Doping Meets Its Match Trainers Praise naTural alTernaTive
By: Mark Hansen
The pressure to win is so enormous that many horsemen resort to whatever it takes to get a piece of the purse or a decent sale…even if it means putting their horses’ lives in mortal danger by doping them with illegal synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) drugs to boost endurance. Veterinarian Gary Smith said, “It’s a problem all over the industry. There is no way horses should be put on (synthetic) EPO.” So how do racers win? How do you gain a competitive edge without harming your horses or risking your livelihood? The answer may be found in a safe all-natural horse supplement that supports natural EPO function. Why is EPO boosting so critical? Just like in people, a horse’s muscles require oxygen for fuel. Red blood cells are the body’s oxygen-carrying cells. A higher red blood cell count = more oxygen = more muscle energy. Elevated muscle energy helps the horse perform harder, faster and longer during endurance events. All horses naturally produce EPO in their kidneys to stimulate production of new red blood cells from bone marrow. In short, EPO is a natural “blood builder.” With EPO doping, trainers try to boost the EPO effect to get a winning performance every time. They use a synthetic EPO (recombinant human EPO), even though the side effects can harm the horse. That’s one reason why it’s illegal. Fortunately there’s another option. EPO-Equine® is a safe, highly effective natural dietary supplement
scientifically engineered for performance horses. A Kentucky trainer who refused to give out his name, said, “I don’t want my competition to know about this.” He found EPO-Equine to be so effective that he’s dead set against disclosing who he is, who his horses are, or even where he trains and races. He first started ordering a single jar of EPO-Equine® once a month. Now he’s ordering several CASES each month. And he won’t tell BRL exactly why. He said respectfully, “Sorry – no way.” Bioengineers at U.S. based Biomedical Research Laboratories (BRL), first discovered a completely natural EPO-booster for human athletes (and it’s working miracles for top athletes and amateurs around the world). Seeing these results, horse trainers contacted BRL and asked about using this natural formula for their animals. That’s when the BRL team dug deeper and discovered a proprietary, horse-friendly strain of a common herb that promotes optimal blood-building results. EPO-Equine® is based on the blood-boosting abilities of a certain strain of Echinacea that’s astounding researchers and trainers alike. (It’s not a strain you can find at the local health store.) Veterinarians at the Equine Research Centre in Ontario, Canada ran a double-blind trial investigating the blood building properties of the active ingredient in EPO-Equine in healthy horses. For 42 days, one group of horses was supplemented with the active ingredient in EPO-Equine and another group of horses was given a placebo.
The supplement delivered significant blood building results, increasing red blood cell count and hemoglobin levels. Researchers also observed improved blood quality and increased oxygen transport in the supplemented horses. Improved blood levels leads to elevated exercise physiology and performance. The patent-pending formula in EPO-Equine® contains a dozen different herbs, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components combined to promote natural red blood cell production…for remarkable speed, strength and stamina right out of the gate. Trainers find it easy to add just 1 scoop (3.2 grams) of EPO-Equine® to the horse’s daily feeding routine in the barn or on the road. Within a few weeks of daily use, you can expect to see increased red blood cell levels with no undesirable side effects. An increase in red blood cell levels can improve muscle performance, supercharge endurance, and enhance recovery after hard exercise. Nothing else is scientifically proven to deliver these benefits in a completely safe and natural formula. Compared to the cost of veterinarians, drugs, icing, tapping the knees, and putting the horse on Bute; or even the consequences of being banned for synthetic doping, EPO-Equine® is very affordable at the low price of just $59.95 per jar. Or save $180 if you are ready to commit to a larger trial of 12-jar case for just $539.55 with FREE shipping. EPO-Equine® can be ordered at www.EPOEquine.com or 1-800-557-9055, and comes with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
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staKes reports DARK COVE, b. h. 2007 sadler’s Wells 81 El Prado (Ire) 89 Lady Capulet 74 MEDAGLIA D’ORO 99 Bailjumper 74 Cappucino Bay 89 Dubbed In 73 Roberto 69 Kris s. 77 sharp Queen 65 CRYSTAL COVE 00 Unbridled 87 scenic Point 93 Bangkok 82 When Medaglia d’Oro has crossed with Kris s. mares, it has produced 5 foals of racing age, 4 winners (80%), 2 sWs (40%), 2 graded sWs (40%), $482,007 average earnings per runner. sire: MEDAGLIA D’ORO. Raced 4 years in United Arab Emirates, North America, 17 starts, 8 wins. Earned $5,754,720. Best Beyer: 120. stands at Darley in Ky. for $100,000. sire of 6 crops, 809 foals, 440 runners (54%), 268 winners (33%), 46 sWs (6%), including Rachel Alexandra, Medaglia d’Orizaba, Marketing Mix, Plum Pretty, A shin Memphis. Total progeny earnings $37,687,171, $85,653 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—394 yearlings sold, $182,013 average. In 2012, 38 yearlings sold, $271,255 average. 1st dam: Crystal Cove. Bred by Lee Lewis (Ky.). Raced 1 year, 5 starts, no wins. Earned $6,880. Best Beyer: 62. 05—Moonlit Getaway, g., by Malibu Moon. Raced 6 years, 70 starts, 8 wins. Earned $83,115. Best Beyer: 63. $9,000 2yo 2007 FTI-MAY. 06—Power Forward, g., by Toccet. Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 3 wins. Earned $41,728. Best Beyer: 73. $150,000 yearling 2007 FTK-jUL. 07—DARK COVE (see above). Best Beyer: 96. $155,000 yearling 2008 KEE-sEP. 08—Crystian d’Oro, m., by Medaglia d’Oro. Raced 2 years, 2 starts, no wins. Earned $517. Best Beyer: 55. 09—No report. 10—No report. 11—Cabo, f., by Leroidesanimaux (Brz). 12—f., by Leroidesanimaux (Brz).
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Colonial Downs, July 13, $150,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds, fillies, 1 1/8 miles turf, 1:52.86, good. (Course record: 1:46.58.) NELLIE CASHMAN, 116, dk. b. or br. f. 3, Mineshaft—Alison’s Winner, by Pine Bluff. Owner, sycamore Racing; breeder, Nelson E. Clemmens (Pa.); trainer, Francis Abbott III; jockey, Forest Boyce....................................................................... $86,400 Praia, 116, b. f. 3, Distorted Humor—Quero Quero, by Royal Academy. Owner, Haras Old Friends ........................ $28,800 Three Hearts, 116, b. f. 3, Hat Trick (jpn)—secret Heart (sAf), by Fort Wood. Owner, Team Valor International ....... $15,840 Winning Beyer: 81 Margins: 1/2, no, 1. Odds of winner: 20-1. Favorite: Praia, 2-1. Also ran: Hedonemewrongsong 116 ($8,640), Cat’s Holiday 116 ($4,320), Tanzspiel (Ire) 116 ($1,500), Always Kitten 116 ($1,500), Really Right 116 ($1,500), Bella Nicole 116 ($1,500). RACING RECORD Age
tion s., Angenora s.; 3rd scarlet and Gray H. 07—Panicus Nottus, g., by City Zip. Raced 2 years, 12 starts, 2 wins. Earned $59,924. Best Beyer: 72. $93,700 yearling 2008 CNO-sEP. 08—Sense of Pride, m., by Lemon Drop Kid. Raced 3 years, 12 starts, 2 wins. Earned $171,978. Best Beyer: 78. At 2, 3rd Princess Elizabeth s., Ontario Lassie s. $17,000 yearling 2009 KEE-sEP. 09—Alison’s song, c., by songandaprayer. Unraced. $3,800 yearling 2010 FTK-OCT. 10—NELLIE CASHMAN (see above). Best Beyer: 81. 11—No report. 12—c., by Monba. 13—No report.
MINESHAFT 859.873.7300 www.lanesend.com
A.P. Indy 89 Weekend surprise 80 MINESHAFT 99
sunset h. [g3]
Up the Flagpole 78
Betfair Hollywood, July 14, $100,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/2 miles turf, 2:26.78, firm. (Course record: 2:23.55.)
MARKETING MIX, 119, dk. b. or br. m. 5, Medaglia d’Oro—Instant Thought, by Kris s. Owner, Glen Hill Farm; breeder, sean Fitzhenry (Ont.); trainer, Thomas Proctor; jockey, Gary stevens. $60,000 Dhaamer (Ire), 121, ch. g. 6, Dubai Destination—Arjuzah (Ire), by Ahonoora (GB). Owner, Edward j. Brown jr. and jay Manoogian ........................................................................ $20,000 Extensive, 115, ch. g. 5, Purge—Zambia, by Theatrical (Ire). Owner, Holly and David Wilson .............................. $12,000 Winning Beyer: 98 Margins: 1, 6 3/4, 8 3/4. Odds of winner (favorite): 3-5. Also ran: Hawk’s Eyes (Brz) 117 ($6,000), Why Not Be Perfect 115 ($2,000), Only the Gold 108 ($250).
Explodent 69 sister Explodent 87 Reggie’s sister 80 When Mineshaft has crossed with Pine Bluff mares, it has produced 5 foals of racing age, 1 winner (20%), 1 sW (20%), 1 graded sW (20%), $70,448 average earnings per runner. sire: MINESHAFT. Raced 2 years in France, England, North America, 18 starts, 10 wins. Earned $2,283,402. Best Beyer: 118. stands at Lane’s End in Ky. for $30,000. sire of 7 crops, 474 foals, 311 runners (66%), 215 winners (45%), 29 sWs (6%), including It’s Tricky, Fly Down, Dialed In. Total progeny earnings $28,130,270, $90,451 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—239 yearlings sold, $127,759 average. In 2012, 43 yearlings sold, $60,500 average. 1st dam: ALISON’S WINNER. Bred by john Quagliata (Ohio). Raced 4 years, 23 starts, 8 wins. Earned $186,236. Best Beyer: 83. At 6, won Hancock County H. [L], scarlet Carna-
Lady Capulet 74 MEDAGLIA D’ORO 99 Cappucino Bay 89 Dubbed In 73 Roberto 69
seattle slew 74
Rowdy Angel 79
sadler’s Wells 81 El Prado (Ire) 89
sharp Queen 65
NELLIE CASHMAN, dk. b. or br. f. 2010
ALISON’S WINNER 97
MARKETING MIX, dk. b. or br. m. 2008
INSTANT THOUGHT 00
At 3: 1st Virginia Oaks [G3]
Pine Bluff 89
At 5: 1st Gamely s. [G1], sunset H. [G3]
Kris s. 77
Prospectors Delite 89
At 4: 1st Rodeo Drive s. [G1], Nassau s. [Can-G2], Dance smartly s. [Can-G2]; 2nd Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf [G1], Beverly D. s. [G1]
Mr. Prospector 70
At 3: 1st Mrs. Revere s. [G2], Pucker Up s. [G3], Wonder Where s.; 2nd Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup s. [G1], Fury s.; 3rd Woodbine Oaks
RACING RECORD Age
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$538,826 1,120,692 210,000 _________
Nimble Mind 92 Nimble Folly 77 When Medaglia d’Oro has crossed with Kris s. mares, it has produced 5 foals of racing age, 4 winners (80%), 2 sWs (40%), 2 graded sWs (40%), $482,007 average earnings per runner. sire: MEDAGLIA D’ORO. Raced 4 years in United Arab Emirates, North America, 17 starts, 8 wins. Earned $5,754,720. Best Beyer: 120. stands at Darley in Ky. for $100,000. sire of 6 crops, 809 foals, 440 runners (54%), 268 winners (33%), 46 sWs (6%), including Rachel Alexandra, Medaglia d’Orizaba, Plum Pretty, A shin Memphis, Al Khali. Total progeny earnings $37,687,171, $85,653 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—394 yearlings sold, $182,013 average. In 2012, 38 yearlings sold, $271,255 average. 1st dam: Instant Thought. Bred by juddmonte Farms (Ky.). Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. 05—Instant Love, m., by Fusaichi Pegasus. Raced 1 year, 2 starts, 1 win. Earned $10,065. $60,000 yearling 2006 KEE-sEP. 06—Act Quickly, m., by Awesome Again. Raced 1 year, 3 starts, 2 wins. Earned $22,191. Best Beyer: 75. $190,000 yearling 2007 KEE-sEP. 07—scram Diggity, g., by Maria’s Mon. Raced 1 year, 9 starts, no wins. Earned $15,443. Best Beyer: 68. 08—MARKETING MIX (see above). Best Beyer: 98. $150,000 yearling 2009 KEE-sEP. 09—House of Dreams, c., by Rahy. Unraced. 10—c., by Broken Vow. Unraced. 11—No report. 12—Promotional, f., by Artie schiller.
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SUMMER SELECTED HORSES OF RACING AGE SALE JULY 15 LEXINGTON, KY (Immediately following The July Sale)
NY-breds bring more to the table.
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