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Opening a new front for Danzig

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Departing, a son of War Front and a grandson of Danzig, wins the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby by 8 3/4 lengths at Mountaineer on Aug. 3 for his second graded stakes win.

JOHN P. SPARKMAN The reputation of great stallions as sires of sires ultimately is dependent on the accomplishments of a very few sons. Only the greatest sires of sires produce more than a few sons who make a lasting impact and establish enduring branches of their male lines. Danehill and Green Desert already have established thriving branches of the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, and other sons of Danzig such as Anabaa, Boundary, and Lure have important sons at stud who may yet extend their branches of Danzig’s line. The latest son of Danzig to sire sons who will be given a chance to establish

their own dynasty is War Front, whose first three crops include four Grade 1 or Group 1 winners, including The Factor, who stood his first season at Lane’s End in 2013, and 2013 Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes winner Declaration of War, who surely will find a place at stud when his racing days are over. War Front’s son Departing, the winner of the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby on Aug. 3, cannot help his sire extend a branch of the Danzig male line since he is a gelding, but he is yet another indication of War Front’s promise as an enduring influence. The Mountaineer race was Departing’s second graded stakes win – and his fifth victory in seven starts – and his 8 3/4-length romp over proven graded stakes performers bore all the hallmarks of a future Grade 1 winner.

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Northern Dancer 61 Danzig 77 Pas de Nom 68 War Front 02 Rubiano 87 Starry Dreamer 94 Lara’s Star 81


Bay Gelding Foaled April 1, 2010

A.P. Indy 89 Pulpit 94 Preach 89

Leave 04 Forty Niner 85 Tour 90 Fun Flight 85

Nearctic 54 Natalma 57 Admiral’s Voyage 59 Petitioner 52 Fappiano 77 Ruby Slippers 82 Forli 63 True Reality 73 Seattle Slew 74 Weekend Surprise 80 Mr. Prospector 70 Narrate 80 Mr. Prospector 70 File 76 Full Pocket 69 Fun and Tears 74


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Sparkman Continued from page 3 Bred and raced by financier Joe Allen, War Front is one of four stakes winners out of Allen’s multiple stakes-winning mare Starry Dreamer, by Rubiano, whose fourth dam, Secret Valley, by Priam II, is a half-sister to the great Darby Dan foundation mare Golden Trail, by Hasty Road. War Front’s half-sister by A.P. Indy, Teammate, was one of the best fillies of her generation, winning the Grade 2 Bonnie Miss and Shuvee and running second in the Grade 1 Alabama and Gazelle. His halfbrother Ecclesiastic, by Pulpit, won the Grade 3 Jaipur Stakes twice, and another half-brother, Riviera Cocktail, by Giant’s Causeway, was a listed stakes winner. War Front held up the family honor, winning four of 13 starts from 2 to 4, but never won the Grade 1 race that would have made him a slam-dunk prospect as a stallion. Unplaced in his only start in December of his 2-year-old season, he ran third in an Aqueduct maiden race the next month, but then did not reappear until the end of the Saratoga meeting. War Front scored a powerful 11 1/2length maiden win in 1:09.68 for six furlongs over future multiple Grade 2 winner Master Command, then took his next two starts, culminating with an eight-length romp in the 1 1/16-mile Princelet Stakes at Belmont Park. War Front never made the lead in his next start, the 1 1/16-mile Discovery Handicap, tiring to finish sixth, and never raced beyond seven furlongs for the rest of his career. He raced seven times at 4, winning the six-furlong, Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap but finishing second in the Grade 1 Vosburgh and Forego, the Grade 2 Tom Fool, and the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector and Deputy Minister. With such a consistent record and no clear leader of the sprint division, War Front still could have earned championship honors by winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but he finished a well-beaten seventh. A medium-sized, lengthy, powerfully made horse, more correct than many Danzigs, War Front had plenty of pedigree to be given a chance at his birthplace, Claiborne Farm, but upon entering stud, he had not given breeders sufficient reason to send him their best mares. He has quickly forced a reassessment of that evaluation, siring 21 stakes winners from 183 foals in his first three crops, an 11.5 percent strike rate that has become increasingly rare in the big-book era. His progeny’s average earnings index of 2.40 is well above the 1.67 index of the foals by other sires out of his mates, a clear indication that War Front improves on his mares. Most American horsemen probably would rank The Factor (out of Greyciousness, by Miswaki), who won the Grade 1 Malibu and Pat O’Brien stakes in 2011, as his best, but there is plenty of competition for that honor among War Front’s progeny. Data Link (Database, by Known Fact) won the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile in 2012; Irish stakes winner Warning Flag (Good Vibes, by Unbridled’s Song) won a stakes in Hong Kong under the name Sweet Orange and one in Ireland under his registered name;

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War Front, an 11-year-old son of the late stallion Danzig, has sired four Grade 1 or Group 1 winners from his first three crops.

and Declaration of War (Tempo West, by Rahy) confirmed his high class with a second in the Group 1 Coral Eclipse and a third in the recent Group 1 Sussex after his breakthrough, top-level win in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot. War Front’s juvenile son War Command (Wandering Star, by Red Ransom) also looked like a future Group 1 winner when he romped home by six lengths in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Departing is not scheduled for an immediate step up to Grade 1 company, with one of three Grade 2 races – the Super Derby, the Indiana Derby, or the Pennsylvania Derby – lined up as his next probable target. Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, Departing is the third foal and third winner out of Leave, by Pulpit, a granddaughter of the speedy stakes winner Fun Flight, by Full Pocket. Bred by Patricia Blass and Dorothy Davis and raced by Blass, Fun Flight was a sixth-generation tail-female descendant of champion sprinter and great foundation mare Myrtlewood, by Blue Larkspur, and she inherited a fair measure of Myrtlewood’s legendary speed. A halfsister to multiple stakes winners Tricky Fun, by Phone Trick, and It’s a Done Deal, by Upper Nile, Fun Flight won the sixfurlong Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Blass bred multiple stakes winner Pink Shoes, by Phone Trick, out of Fun Flight. Pink Shoes has produced stakes winners Prom Shoes, by Include; Wildcat Shoes, by Forest Wildcat; and Isabell’s Shoes, by King of Kings, and is the second dam of Grade 3 winner Clearly Foxy, by Volponi. Blass bred Fun Flight to Claiborne Farm’s 1987 champion 2-year-old male Forty Niner on a foal-share arrangement in 1989 and 1990, with Claiborne racing the first foal, stakes winner Tour, and Blass racing the second, two-time stakes winner Flight Forty Nine. A fast, sound filly who won five of 28 starts and earned $254,939, Tour reflected the stamina limitations of her family, never winning beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. Tour’s progeny by more staminaoriented sires have shown a greater distance capacity. Trip, by Lord At War, won the Grade 3 Turfway Breeders’ Cup Stakes at 1 1/16 miles twice, and Laity, by Pulpit, won the 1 1/16-mile Cradle Stakes and the John Battaglia Memorial. Conversely, Joke, by the sprinter Phone Trick, won two stakes at six furlongs and is the dam of the brilliant sprinter Zensational, by Unbridled’s Song. Departing’s dam, Leave, who was unplaced in her only start, is a full sister to Laity and clearly has passed on more stamina-oriented genes to Departing, who pushed his bankroll to more than $1 mil-

lion with his victory in the 1 1/8-mile West Virginia Derby. War Front’s best runners mostly have been effective at distances around a mile, but there is no reason on pedigree why he cannot sire good horses who stay classic distances. His offspring also have proven commendably versatile, and he has sired high-class runners on all three surfaces – dirt, synthetic, and turf. The ability of War Front’s progeny to run on turf has inevitably grabbed the attention of European buyers, particularly Coolmore, which acquired an interest in both Declaration of War and War Command from Allen. Coolmore’s principal agent, Demi O’Byrne, purchased three yearlings by War Front last year, and other prominent European buyers, including Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Matkoum and Sheikh Fahad bin Hamad al Thani, the new power player on the sales scene, followed suit. War Front averaged only 61 foals in his first three crops, but there are 66 current 2-year-olds already registered with The Jockey Club and at least 84 yearlings in the pipeline. Claiborne does not habitually breed the huge books that are common at other stallion farms, but War Front is certain to have even more, perhaps better, and certainly better-pedigreed runners hitting the track over the next few seasons.


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Bluegrass Thoroughbred’s Stuart sees challenges for new stallions By Glenye Cain Oakford John Stuart, president of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, was born into the Thoroughbred world. His mother started the Stallion Service Bureau in 1960 in Virginia with Tyson Gilpin, and before that, she worked for a decade at Liz Whitney Tippett’s Llangollen Farm. “I grew up to be a bloodstock agent,” said Stuart, 62, who is from Upperville, Va., not far from Paul Mellon’s Rokeby headquarters, which provided one of Stuart’s most memorable sales consignments. “I was lucky to sell the last crop of Mr. Mellon’s yearlings for his estate.” In 2007, Stuart and Jamie LaMonica cofounded The Stallion Co., which privately brokers stallions and stallion seasons. Stuart has since sold his interest in that business but continues to operate Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services with his longtime agency partner, Peter Bance. The agency handles the contracts for Calumet Farm’s stallion roster and recently hit the headlines as advisers for John Moores’s and Charles Noell’s Merriebelle Stable, which last month bought Ireland’s Kilfrush Stud bloodstock. In 1999, Stuart urged Josh Pons of Country Life Farm in Maryland to look at a young sire prospect he liked who was retiring from racing in Southern California. The horse was Malibu Moon, and he became one of the leading sires in the country after starting his career at Country Life. Stuart also assisted WinStar Farm last year in acquiring its interest in 2012 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy, who recently retired after sustaining an injury in the Monmouth Cup. In addition to brokering private deals, Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services consigns at the major Thoroughbred sales. As agent for Calumet, it consigned the highest-priced yearling at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale. The filly, by the late Three Chimneys sire Dynaformer, sold during the sale’s first session for $1,225,000 to the Borges Torrealba operation in partnership with Three Chimneys. The sale-topping horse was the most expensive yearling filly ever sold by Stuart. Daily Racing Form’s senior bloodstock correspondent, Glenye Cain Oakford, spoke with Stuart before Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga select yearling sale.

How is the market for stallions and stallion prospects different now from what it was before the 2008 market crash and global financial crisis? It’s harder to get mares and money for the stallions that come to Kentucky that aren’t the highest-level stallions. There are 35, usually, new stallions a year in Kentucky. Eight or 10 are perceived as high-end stallions, and those can get syndicated. Usually, each big farm has one of them, and they get well promoted, and they get mares the first year. But below that, it’s become really hard to syndicate and to buy horses and put together deals. That’s mainly because there are a lot fewer mares in Kentucky

than there have been in 30 years, probably. In addition, Spendthrift in particular has been really aggressive in getting mare owners to breed to their stallions through their various incentive programs. ... For a fellow that wants to spend $1 million on a horse and stand him for $5,000 to $7,500 and get enough mares to the horse so that he’ll have a chance, it’s harder than I’ve ever seen it.

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On balance, do you think incentive programs like Spendthrift’s are a good thing or a bad thing?


They’re better for the mare owners – and I’m not talking about the very top end, which is a different market, but the ones breeding for the middle September market or breeding to race – it’s a good thing. But it’s not a good thing for the other stallion owners that compete, because they can’t pay for the horse. So, you don’t get as many stallions getting a shot as you would have in the past. Therefore, you don’t get a variety of sire lines and types of stallions. You don’t get a group of people getting together to bring in different sire lines from different countries and that sort of thing.

I take it you think that’s bad for the breed. I think so. Not only are there fewer mares, the stallions that are really popular breed a lot more mares than they would have when I started or up until Coolmore got into the market standing stallions. Then we really got into the big books. There’s a lot less stallion availability; there’s a lot less stallion operators that can put together stallion deals on horses that probably deserve a chance. It’s not hard to attract the money for these stallions; it’s just hard to attract the mares. You can get people to invest in the stallions – again, that’s easier on the higher end. On the lower end, the problem is getting the mares to them.

Are you already seeing evidence of market concern over a diminishing number of stallion lines that are available in the United States? The Europeans will tell you, “We’re not interested in buying your yearlings for two reasons: One, you use drugs, and two, you just don’t have stallions that appeal to us.” I guess there’s a point to the second one in that there have not been many European stallions that have been bought and syndicated to stand in America in the last 10 to 12 years. We don’t tend to want to breed to stallions that are really good grass horses, that are two-turn horses, that would appeal to foreigners. A variety of sire lines and types of horses has been pretty important to the quality of the American breed down through the last 50 or 60 years. There’s a lot to say for the need to outcross.

What are you hearing from foreign-based buyers, particularly Qatari interests, about the medication issue in the United States? Is it becoming a deal-breaker for overseas buyers considering American horses?


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Definitely. The Europeans, their way of making money on their horses is to sell them once they run. If you win a maiden race in Ireland as a 2-year-old first or second time out, there’s automatically 200,000 euros for the horse to go to a different racing jurisdiction, whether it’s the Middle East or Hong Kong or Australia. That money is there, and they move them. The English don’t sell as much, but the French and the Irish do. But there’s none of that happening for American horses. Our horses aren’t bred for those kinds of races, but medication is also a factor. Now, the European breeders and sellers have a business to protect, so it’s easy [for them] to say, “Those horses can’t run with ours because they’ve got to have help.”

Do you think that message is sticking for buyers overseas who hear it? Yes, it’s sticking. I scratch my head and think, “Surely people around the world will wake up and realize that our horses somehow are still the best, I think.” I look at the European results for 2-year-olds, and the American 2-year-olds have beaten them up. There are four or five Americanbred 2-year-olds that have raced in Europe this year, and they’re the best 2-year-olds. But we don’t do a very good job of telling the rest of the world, “Look at the evidence.” It’s partly perception.

What are you expecting out of the yearling market in the near term? I think this year is going to be good. Prices are going to go up, and overall, breeders will [be better off] than a year ago or the year before that. There’s a lack of quality, numbers-wise, and I don’t think anybody should ever underestimate when the government is giving you tax breaks. It helps our business. It helps the

Elloluv – Two-time G1 winner G City Gal – G1-placed John’s Call – Two-time G1 winner Ride the Rails – G1-placed, SW Rio de La Plata – French G1 winner and classic

placed; two-time Italian G1 winner and highweight; English G2 winner Riskaverse – Three-time G1 winner Rodman – G3 winner Stopshoppingmaria – G1-placed, SW Theyskens’ Theory – G1-placed; English G3 winner What a Song – G2 winner

stock market because they’re juicing the economy. It helps the horse market because we’re probably in the last year of the 50 percent accelerated depreciation, where a fellow can buy a racehorse and write off 62 percent the first year. Or, if I’m a breeder, under the Schedule 179, I can spend up to a half-million bucks on a mare, and I can write it all off the first year. I know I have clients who buy yearlings, and that’s a significant thing for them. The upswing isn’t just supply-and-demand numbers. It’s a slightly improved economy, too, but mostly, it’s tax incentives.

What’s your advice for yearling buyers? I think more and more that well-bred fillies – really well-bred fillies – you need to buy them if you’re going to be in the business long term, because it’s tough to find well-bred fillies and mares, and quality has always held up in the horse business. That’s something my breeder-oriented racing clients are looking for, and that’s where I’d advise them to go. The scarcest commodity out there is a really well-bred filly, and that’s what we look for.


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bEATING THE ODDS By Patrick Reed

Shigeki Kikkawa

Alberts Hope, a son of Run Away and Hide, won a maiden race at Betfair Hollywood Park and the Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar.

Carson City 87 City Zip 98 Baby Zip 91 Run Away and Hide 06 Runaway Groom 79 Jilted 99 Likeashotabrandi 89

Alberts Hope Bay Gelding Foaled Feb. 3, 2011

Halo 69 Saint Ballado 89 Ballade 72

Accepting Fate 03 Noactor 89 Actceptional 97 Miss Valid Pache 89

Mr. Prospector 70 Blushing Promise 82 Relaunch 76 Thirty Zip 83 Blushing Groom 74 Yonnie Girl 66 Stalwart 79 Likeashot 76 Hail to Reason 58 Cosmah 53 Herbager 56 Miss Swapsco 65 Theatrical 82 Hush Dear 78 Valid Appeal 72 Mepache 81

Grade 2 winner Run Away and Hide entered stud at Darby Dan Farm in 2009 as a young horse with an abbreviated racing career who showed talent but would face long odds in the competitive Kentucky bloodstock market. The son of City Zip retired after only three starts – all wins – during his 2-year-old season in 2008, but his prospects as a stallion were iffy at best. Still, he had demonstrated enough ability on the racetrack to project potential for his offspring. With his first crop now in its 3-year-old season, Run Away and Hide has emerged as one of the best value sires among his contemporaries. Flying somewhat under the radar in comparison with fellow second-crop sires such as Midnight Lute, Majestic Warrior, Into Mischief, and Curlin, Run Away and Hide nevertheless has sired runners whose accomplishments on the track and in the sales ring belie his $5,000 stud fee. Alberts Hope, the winner of the Grade 2 Best Pal for juveniles on Aug. 4 at Del Mar, is the fourth stakes winner and second graded stakes winner for Run Away and Hide. Alberts Hope, campaigned in California by the Jaam Racing partnership and trained by Mike Puype, won a five-furlong maiden special weight race at Betfair Hollywood Park in July and backed that up with a game half-length win in the 6 1/2-furlong Best Pal, coming from off the pace and outdueling runner-up Celtic Moon in the late stages. Puype said following the Best Pal that the Sept. 4 Del Mar Futurity, a Grade 1 race at seven furlongs, is the next logical step for the bay gelding. Run Away and Hide was bred by Ronald Kirk, Joint Ventures, and Michael Riordan and campaigned by Kirk, Riordan, and John Bates. The horse made his first start in a 4 1/2-furlong juvenile maiden race at Keeneland during its spring 2008 meeting – races that traditionally are highly anticipated among breeders and handicappers alike looking for emerging talent – and won by 3 1/4 lengths. Wheeled right back against stakes company in the five-furlong, Grade 3 Kentucky Stakes at Churchill Downs in early May, Run Away and Hide scored by 2 1/2 lengths. At that point, the partners began to elevate their ambitions and shipped the horse to New York. In the Grade 2 Saratoga Special that August, Run Away and Hide stalked the early pace and drew clear to take the 6 1/2-furlong event by 1 1/4 lengths. In each of his races, he had shown remarkable professionalism for a juvenile,

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Hot sire Continued from page 7 with the ability to rate and then accelerate with push-button precision. He also had handled each increase in distance with aplomb. Unfortunately, while training for a fall campaign that likely would have included the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and then the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Run Away and Hide suffered a career-ending injury and was retired to John Phillips’s Darby Dan in Lexington, Ky., with his owners keeping an interest in the horse. The timing of this transition could not have been less fortuitous, as the global economic markets were in turmoil following the financial-sector implosion of September 2008, with the residual effects reverberating into the bloodstock market. “When he was forced to retire, it was at the worst possible time,” said Kirk, president of Lexington-based Kirk Horse Insurance. “We were faced with a situation where, in many people’s opinions, [Run Away and Hide] hadn’t done enough ... but when he got hurt, he was a favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He’d shown us a versatility that we were impressed by, and when you looked at his pedigree, even though there wasn’t anything on the sire side or the dam side that was totally obvious, I’d always thought that City Zip was an underrated sire. “But what really intrigued us was the [4x3] inbreeding to Blushing Groom, who I always thought was a monster racehorse who did his running in Europe, comes over to America, and becomes a quite impressive sire at Gainesway. There’s not much Blushing Groom blood around, and we thought, ‘This is unique, and this may account for why he is so good.’ ” Run Away and Hide’s dam, Jilted, was by European champion Blushing Groom’s Canadian champion son Runaway Groom; she had won one of four career starts, and Run Away and Hide was her second foal. Armed with a cross-mating hypothesis and the impressions of a short but accomplished racing career, Kirk and Run Away and Hide’s fellow owners supported their new stallion by buying about 30 mares

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Run Away and Hide, who stands for a $5,000 stud fee, was bred to 74 mares in 2013. over the first two years of his stud career and sending them to breed to the stallion. “We knew that a $7,500 stallion, which is what he stood for his first year, in that [post-recession] market, would have tough going, and we were proved 100 percent right by the fact that many people withdrew from production ... I’ve been in the horse business for over 40 years, and I knew that I could not justify going out and buying $100,000 or $200,000 mares to breed to a $7,500 stallion. “We were constrained in the mare quality that we could go for, and I think the mare of Alberts Hope is an excellent case in point as to why we’re getting a little excited about [the early results]. She’s had some chances with other sires, hasn’t done much, and Alberts Hope is clearly the best thing she’s ever thrown.”

Alberts Hope’s dam, Accepting Fate, by Saint Ballado, was unraced and has one other winning foal, by Silver Train. She is related to stakes winners and regional sires Valid Expectations and Littleexpectations through her second dam and was purchased by Kirk and partners for $25,000 at the 2010 Keeneland January mixed sale as one of what he termed Run Away and Hide’s “rent-a-mares,” to be bred and then resold after foaling. Another from this group, the unraced Mineshaft mare Wide Range, is the dam of Run Away and Hide’s other graded stakes winner, the 3-year-old Mico Margarita. That colt, the first foal out of his dam, took the Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes at Calder by 4 1/2 lengths on the July 6 Summit of Speed card and finished second, beaten three-quarters of a length, to Forty Tales

in the Grade 2 Amsterdam at Saratoga on July 28. From 95 foals of racing age and 43 starters through Aug. 6, Run Away and Hide had sired 27 winners. Among the stallion’s other runners, Kirk has high hopes for the 3-year-old Are You Kidding Me, who ran second in last year’s Grade 2 Summer Stakes and the Toronto Cup in his most recent start, both on Woodbine’s turf. Run Away and Hide was bred to 50 mares in 2012 and, according to Darby Dan stallion director Ryan Norton, that number climbed to 74 this recently completed season. Out of seven foals from his 2011 crop of 38 who have started this year, four have won, and two have won stakes (Alberts Hope and listed winner Look Quickly). Run Away and Hide’s average earnings index for 2-year-olds, albeit from a small sample, is 2.42, more than double his comparative index of 0.97. His swiftly rising reputation as a stallion who improves his mares was evident in this year’s juvenile auctions, where two of his progeny sold for six figures, led by a $220,000 colt at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. April sale who posted a 9.60-second one-furlong workout during the presale under-tack show. Named Zip N Run, the colt has yet to start. Overall, Run Away and Hide’s six 2-year-olds to sell at public auction this year averaged $73,500. While it is early in the stallion’s career, Run Away and Hide’s success from limited opportunities bodes well for those like Kirk, his fellow partners, and Darby Dan, who backed the horse from the beginning. “For a horse to get that number of good performers out of so few foals and out of not top mares is pretty encouraging,” Kirk said. “Given what is already on the record and what is percolating, Run Away and Hide could be a sort of breakout horse. But even with what he’s done so far, I think he’s clearly a bread-andbutter, useful kind of sire that can get racehorses for people. “If there’s one aspect of the marketplace that is proven at this moment, it’s that people really want horses that cost from $30,000 to $60,000 that they can have some fun with, that are early maturing, and that have a chance to be classy. He’s already proven that to me.”


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Big purses aid New York-bred sale By Glenye Cain Oakford Fasig-Tipton’s New York-bred preferred yearling sale Aug. 10-11, which comes just days after the Saratoga select yearling auction’s solid financial performance, looks to continue the positive momentum. Hopes are high that the New York-bred market will rise again, thanks partly to continuing demand for racing prospects and to the rich New York-bred program. Last year’s New York-bred preferred sale rang up impressive increases. After selling 138 yearlings (up from 124 the previous year), the auction amassed $8,632,000, a 28 percent increase in gross. The $62,551 average was 15 percent higher than 2011’s figure, and the $50,000 median performed best of all, jumping 43 percent. The buyback rate did cast a shadow, rising from 32 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2012. This year’s sale already has one increase to report: The catalog size is up to 299 from 260 last season. “I don’t think it will be any issue at all,” Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning said of the thicker catalog. “There’s more demand for New York-breds ... I think we’ll see significant demand for New York-breds, and there should be, given the quality of horses that are being produced in New York and the purses that are available for them to run for.” Both New York-based and Kentuckybased consignors are bringing stronger sire power to the catalog, said Browning. “You’ve got significant improvement in the quality of horses standing in New York. It’s stronger than it was in the past, and that’s been helpful,” said Browning, pointing to recent successes from such New York sires as Freud, Frost Giant, Posse, and Bluegrass Cat. “And the way the New York program works, it’s pretty exciting to pick up a catalog and see four New York-bred War Fronts in there, for example.

“There’s no question that the purse structure that exists in New York for New York-breds and the quantity of races makes it almost a necessity for any significant owner or trainer to consider New York-breds as part of their equation.” New York-breds’ appeal to a wide audience was evident on the buyers’ list at last year’s sales. And with Empire State purses at a high level, major buyers are likely to return. “I think you’re going to see a continuation of the trend with New York-breds,” said Becky Thomas of consignor Sequel Stallions New York. “I think it’s going to be somewhat of a two-tiered effect, where you’ve got a very good top end, which I think is going to be very broad.” Thomas, also a prominent yearlingto-juvenile reseller, said many resellers, called pinhookers, now regard New Yorkbreds as a staple of their inventory. As they look to restock after a largely buoyant 2-year-old auction season, they’ll probably be shopping at the New York-bred sale. “I’m expecting to see a lot of pinhookers,” Thomas said, “and end users, too. Look at the purses you’re seeing here in New York: Saratoga has $80,000 maiden special weight open races but $70,000 restricted New York-bred races. If you happen to be someone who has a trainer based here, how easy is it for you to get inaugurated in the program? And as we get better and better racehorses and better mares in our state, the New York-breds that run in open races, those owners get an additional 20 percent.” But there’s one auction figure that sellers and auction officials would like to see go down: the buyback rate. On that score, the slots-pumped New York-bred program cuts both ways. “The reality is that the sellers of those yearlings have options, too,” Browning said. “They can go race, they can still earn their breeders’ awards, which are significant. A lot of them are in a position where they don’t have to sell that yearling. The

Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale When: Aug. 10-11, 7 p.m. Eastern Where: Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Phone: (518) 584-4700 Catalog: 299 horses, up 15 percent from 260 last year Recent history: The 2012 sale posted overall positive results while selling 138 horses for

$8,632,000, an average price of $62,551 and a median of $50,000. Gross receipts increased 28 percent, the average was up 15 percent, and the median increased 43 percent. Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm bought a Tapit colt out of Derrianne, consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent, for $330,000 to top the New York-bred preferred sale.

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2012..............223................138.................85....................$62,551............... $50,000.............. $8,632,000 2011..............183................ 124.................59......................54,238..................35,000.................6,725,500 2010..............142..................94.................48...................... 39,106 .................30,000 ................3,676,000 2009..............198................ 107.................91......................40,687.................. 27,000.................4,353,500 2008..............190................100.................90......................54,390..................45,000.................5,439,000 2007..............193................ 113.................80...................... 51,606..................38,000.................5,831,500 2006..............162................ 101.................61......................52,421..................35,000.................5,294,500 2005..............183................105.................78...................... 47,386..................45,000.................4,975,500 2004..............182................ 112.................70......................49,969..................40,500.................5,596,500 2003..............201................ 127................. 74...................... 41,567..................32,000.................5,279,000

thing that’s different with New York-breds is that if you’re a New York breeder, you would rather keep your horse and race it yourself in the state of New York than sell it for a little more than you’d hoped for and have it race somewhere outside New York.”

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Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred: Some horses to watch in the sales ring By Joe Nevills

Hip No. 266, b. f., by Blame—Dance for Dixie, by Unaccounted For, consigned by Denali Stud, agent Bred by Gentry Stable, the filly is out of the stakesplaced winning Unaccounted For mare Dance for Dixie, who is the dam of five winners from as many foals to race. She is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Summer Doldrums and is from the family of French Group 1 winner Var and Grade 3 winner Singh Tu. She is the only yearling in the New York-bred sale by firstcrop sire Blame.

Hip No. 336, dk. b. or br. f., by Freud—Jaramar Miss, by Risen Star, consigned by Saratoga Glen Farm, agent Fillies out of the dam Jaramar Miss have done well in their own broodmare careers. Grade 3-placed stakes winner Jaramar Rain is the dam of Grade 2-placed Imperial Council and stakes-placed Minesave, while winner Carson’s Star has produced Grade 3-placed Seven Lively Sins. The yearling filly, bred by Saratoga Glen Farm and Kenneth Ackerman, is a sibling to 10 winners from 11 foals to race, including stakes winner Harbor Mist. Other notable relatives are Grade 1 winners Marlin and Stormello; Grade/Group 2 winners Special Warmth, All Bar One, My Best Brother, and Just Rushing; and Grade/Group 3 winners Reserve Your Heart and The Pamplemousse.

Hip No. 299, b. c., by Freud—Frankly Fran, by D’Accord, consigned by Sequel Stallions New York, agent A full brother to Grade 1 winner Franny Freud, the colt is out of the winning D’Accord mare Frankly Fran, who has four winners from five foals to race. Bred by Anthony Grey and Steve Yarbrough, the catalog page includes Grade/Group 2 winners Decorated Hero and Whilly.

Hip No. 339, ch. f., by Malibu Moon—Jessica’s Halo, by Jolie’s Halo, consigned by Denali Stud, agent Grade 1 winner Jessica Is Back is a half-sister to this filly, who is out of the winning Jolie’s Halo mare Jessica’s Halo. The dam has produced seven winners from eight foals to race, including multiple stakes winner Super Danny. Bred by Joseph DiRico, the filly also is from the family of Grade 2 winner Sir Whimsey.

Note: Horses have been selected based solely on analysis of their catalog pages.

Hip No. 371, b. f., by Eskendereya—Mandy’s Purse, by Street Cry, consigned by Indian Creek, agent The filly is the third foal out of the winning Street Cry mare Mandy’s Purse, whose first foal to race is a winning 3-year-old. She is from a strong female family, with the third dam being champion sprinter Gold Beauty. Her notable family members include English Horse of the Year Dayjur, U.S. champion Sky Beauty, and Grade 1 winners Maplejinsky, Tale of Ekati, Pleasant Home, Point of Entry, and Pine Island, along with a long list of Grade/Group 2 and 3 winners. The filly was bred by Lawrence Goichman. Hip No. 395, b. c., by Elusive Quality—Naughty Natisha, by Known Fact, property of Stepwise Farm, consigned by Denali Stud, agent A half-brother to Grade 3 winner Naughty New Yorker, the colt is out of the Known Fact mare Naughty Natisha, who has produced seven winners from nine foals to race. Naughty Natisha is the dam of Grade 2-placed stakes winner Pupil. Bred by Dr. William Wilmot, Dr. Joan Taylor, and Darley, the colt is out of a family that includes French classic-placed stakes winner Noble Minstrel and steeplechase stakes winner Four Schools.

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At 2: 1st Corte Madera S. [L], Golden Gate Debutante S. At 3: 1st Bayakoa H. [G2], California Oaks [L], Palm Springs H.; 3rd L.A. Woman S. [L] At 4: 1st Clement L. Hirsch S. [G1]; 2nd Marjorie L. Everett H. [G2]; 3rd Vanity H. [G1], Santa Maria S. [G2] LADY OF FIFTY, gr. or ro. f. 2009

When After Market has crossed with Maria’s Mon mares, it has produced 2 foals of racing age, 2 winners (100%), 2 SWs (100%), 1 graded SW (50%), $336,175 average earnings per runner. Sire: AFTER MARKET. Raced 3 years, 13 starts, 8 wins. Earned $903,685. Best Beyer: 104. Stands at Lane’s End in Ky. for $5,000. Sire of 3 crops, 208 foals, 118 runners (57%), 76 winners (37%), 7 SWs (3%), including Closing Range, Volcat, Renee’s Queen. Total progeny earnings $4,240,408, $35,936 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—106 yearlings sold, $24,258 average. In 2012, 17 yearlings sold, $16,582 average. 1st dam: K. D.’s Shady Lady. Bred by Anna Steele Oliver (Ky.). Raced 2 years, 14 starts, 1 win. Earned $113,014. Best Beyer: 86. At 2, 2nd Tempted S. [G3], Salem County S. At 3, 3rd Six Perfections S. 07—FORESTRY STEEL, h., by Forestry. Raced 4 years, 32 starts, 4 wins. Earned $73,698. Best Beyer: 79. At 2, won Sunny’s Halo S. $35,000 2yo 2009 OBS-APR. 08—Rock Hard Sue, m., by Rock Hard Ten. Raced 2 years, 9 starts, 2 wins. Earned $61,101. Best Beyer: 74. $75,000 yearling 2009 KEE-SEP. 09—LADY OF FIFTY (See above). Best Beyer: 92. $40,000 yearling 2010 KEE-SEP. 10—Gladhander, g., by Congrats. Raced 2 years, 17 starts, 1 win. Earned $22,394. Best Beyer: 74. $67,000 yearling 2011 FTK-JUL. 11—Lady Fifty Two, f., by Kodiak Kowboy. Raced 1 year, 3 starts, no wins. Earned $5,342. Best Beyer: 52. $55,000 yearling 2012 FTK-OCT. 12—f., by Congrats. 13—No report. 14—No report.

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Saratoga, Aug. 3, $750,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.89, fast. (Track record: 1:46.64.) CROSS TRAFFIC, 117, gr. or ro. c. 4, Unbridled’s Song—Stop Traffic, by Cure the Blues. Owner, GoldMark Farm; breeder, Diamond A Racing Corp. (Ky.); trainer, Todd Pletcher; jockey, John Velazquez................................................................. $450,000 Successful Dan, 118, b. g. 7, Successful Appeal—Lisa Danielle, by Wolf Power (SAf). Owner, Morton Fink............... $150,000 Mucho Macho Man, 119, b. h. 5, Macho Uno—Ponche de Leona, by Ponche. Owner, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing....... $75,000 Winning Beyer: 108 Margins: 3/4, 1 1/2, 2. Odds of winner: 4-1. Favorite: Fort Larned, 1-1. Also ran: Ron the Greek 118 ($37,500), Fort Larned 122 ($22,500), Alpha 117 ($5,000), Csaba 114 ($5,000), Fast Falcon 114 ($5,000). RACING RECORD AGE




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At 4: 1st Whitney Invitational H. [G1]; 2nd Metropolitan H. [G1], Westchester S. [G3] CROSS TRAFFIC, gr. or ro. c. 2009 Fappiano 77 Unbridled 87 Gana Facil 81 UNBRIDLED’S SONG 93 Caro (Ire) 67 Trolley Song 83 Lucky Spell 71 Cure the Blues 78 STOP TRAFFIC 93 Save My Soul 83

Stop the Music 70 Quick Cure 71 I’ma Hell Raiser 77

Sire: UNBRIDLED’S SONG (deceased). Raced 3 years, 12 starts, 5 wins. Earned $1,311,800. Best Beyer: 118. Sire of 14 crops, 1,456 foals, 1,054 runners (72%), 729 winners (50%), 102 SWs (7%), including Midshipman, Embur’s Song, La Verita, Unrivaled Belle, Unbridled Elaine. Total progeny earnings $90,051,319, $85,438 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—667 yearlings sold, $298,118 average. In 2012, 44 yearlings sold, $192,750 average. 1st dam: STOP TRAFFIC. Bred by Dale V. Nelson and Vinery (Ky.). Raced 5 years, 35 starts, 12 wins. Earned $864,518. Best Beyer: 106. At 3, 2nd Nassau County S. [L]; 3rd Acorn S. [G1], Comely S. [G3. At 4, won Orinda H. [L], Safely Kept H. [L], Cascapedia S., Pio Pico S. (2nd div.); 2nd Desert Stormer H. [L]. At 5, won Ballerina H. [G1], Bay Meadows Dash H. [L]; 2nd Humana Distaff H. [G3], Safely Kept H. [L]; 3rd Ruffian H. [G1], Abrogate H. [L]. At 6, won Santa Monica H. [G1], Soviet Problem H. [L]; 2nd Safely Kept S. [L]; 3rd Rancho Bernardo H. [G3]. 01—No report. 02—Barren 03—Stop the Lights, m., by Storm Cat. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $2,880. Best Beyer: 57. 04—Indy Traffic, h., by A.P. Indy. Raced 2 years, 5 starts, 1 win. Earned $21,000. Best Beyer: 81. 05—Whistle Stop, h., by Vindication. Raced 3 years, 16 starts, 5 wins. Earned $23,285. Best Beyer: 73. 06—Into My Soul, g., by Pleasantly Perfect. Raced 3 years, 11 starts, 2 wins. Earned $101,057. Best Beyer: 85. At 2, 2nd I Take All S. [L], At 3, 3rd Hallandale Beach S. [L]. $50,000 2yo 2008 FTF-FEB. 07—Bianco Tartufo, m., by Unbridled’s Song. Raced 4 years, 16 starts, 3 wins. Earned $150,846. Best Beyer: 86. At 5, 3rd Omnibus S. $400,000 yearling 2008 KEE-SEP. 08—No report. 09—CROSS TRAFFIC (See above). Best Beyer: 116. $300,000 yearling 2010 FTN-SEL. 10—Fame and Fortune, f., by Unbridled’s Song. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $9,240. Best Beyer: 78. $500,000 yearling 2011 FTN-SEL. 11—Thirteen Arrows, f., by Indian Charlie. $350,000 yearling 2012 KEE-SEP. 12—c., by Medaglia d’Oro. 13—No report. 14—No report.

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When Unbridled’s Song has crossed with Cure the Blues mares, it has produced 3 foals of racing age, 2 winners (67%), 1 SW (33%), 1 graded SW (33%), $280,462 average earnings per runner.

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ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. [G1] Saratoga, Aug. 4, $400,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs, 1:08.59, fast. (Track record: 1:08.00.)

JUSTIN PHILLIP, 118, dk. b. or br. h. 5, First Samurai—Ava Knowsthecode, by Cryptoclearance. Owner, Zayat Stables; breeder, Oakbrook Farm (Ky.); trainer, Steven Asmussen; jockey, John Velazquez........................................................ $240,000 Bahamian Squall, 119, dk. b. or br. c. 4, Gone West—Midway Squall, by Storm Bird. Owner, Donald R. Dizney....... $80,000 Gentlemen’s Bet, 116, dk. b. or br. c. 4, Half Ours—Lady of Sun, by Gentlemen (Arg). Owner, Harry T. Rosenblum...... $40,000 Winning Beyer: 109 Margins: 2, nk, nk. Odds of winner: 3-1. Favorite: Delaunay, 8-5. Also ran: Delaunay 120 ($20,000), Caixa Eletronica 116 ($12,000). RACING RECORD AGE

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At 3: 1st Woody Stephens S. [G2]; 3rd King’s Bishop S. [G1], Jerome S. [G2], Bay Shore S. [G3] At 4: 2nd Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. [G1], True North H. [G2]; 3rd Mr. Prospector S. [L] At 5: 1st Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. [G1], Count Fleet Sprint H. [G3]; 2nd True North H. [G2]; 3rd Palos Verdes S. [G2]
 JUSTIN PHILLIP, dk. b. or br. h. 2008 Storm Cat 83 Giant’s Causeway 97 Mariah’s Storm 91 FIRST SAMURAI 03 Dixieland Band 80 Freddie Frisson 93 Frisson 88 Fappiano 77 Cryptoclearance 84 Naval Orange 75 AVA KNOWSTHECODE 94 Avatar 72 Ava Romance 81 Sunny Romance 73 When First Samurai has crossed with Cryptoclearance mares, it has produced 4 foals of racing age, 4 winners (100%), 2 SWs (50%), 2 graded SWs (50%), $364,384 average earnings per runner.

Sire: FIRST SAMURAI. Raced 2 years, 8 starts, 5 wins. Earned $915,075. Best Beyer: 107. Stands at Claiborne Farm in Ky. for $10,000. Sire of 4 crops, 281 foals, 171 runners (61%), 119 winners (42%), 16 SWs (6%), including Executiveprivilege, Northern Passion, Last Gunfighter. Total progeny earnings $11,361,704, $66,443 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—149 yearlings sold, $76,916 average. In 2012, 36 yearlings sold, $51,111 average. 1st dam: Ava Knowsthecode. Bred by Oakbrook Farm (Ky.). Raced 4 years, 29 starts, 3 wins. Earned $156,596. Best Beyer: 90. At 3, 3rd Senorita S. [G3]. 00—Ava Darling, m., by Gilded Time. Raced 2 years, 10 starts, 1 win. Earned $48,040. Best Beyer: 85. 01—Farfalina, m., by Old Trieste. Raced 1 year, 4 starts, no wins. Earned $238. $43,000 yearling 2002 KEE-SEP. 02—ALEX’S ALLURE, m., by Sky Classic. Raced 3 years, 12 starts, 3 wins. Earned $69,270. Best Beyer: 85. At 3, won Senorita S. $65,000 yearling 2003 KEE-SEP. 03—KEYED ENTRY, h., by Honour and Glory. Raced 4 years, 12 starts, 4 wins. Earned $322,852. Best Beyer: 110. At 3, won Hutcheson S. [G2]; 2nd Gotham S. [G3]; 3rd Wood Memorial S. [G1]. At 4, won Deputy Minister H. [G3]. $145,000 yearling 2004 FTK-JUL. 04—Code Variance, m., by Awesome Again. Unraced. $130,000 yearling 2005 KEE-SEP. 05—Broodmare aborted 06—SUCCESSFUL MISSION, g., by Successful Appeal. Raced 5 years, 21 starts, 8 wins. Earned $353,043. Best Beyer: 108. At 2, won I Take All S. [L]. At 5, won Miami Mile H. [G3], Elkwood S. [L]. At 6, 2nd Elkwood S. [L]. $360,000 yearling 2007 KEE-SEP. 07—Is It Safe, m., by Yes It’s True. Unraced. $185,000 yearling 2008 KEE-SEP. 08—JUSTIN PHILLIP (See above). Best Beyer: 109. $400,000 yearling 2009 KEE-SEP. 09—ALGORITHMS, c., by Bernardini. Raced 2 years, 3 starts, 3 wins. Earned $301,500. Best Beyer: 105. At 3, won Holy Bull S. [G3]. $170,000 yearling 2010 KEE-SEP. 10—Encode, c., by Bernardini. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $2,100. Best Beyer: 65. $625,000 yearling 2011 KEE-SEP. 11—No report. 12—c., by Tapit. 13—No report. 14—No report.

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Saratoga, July 29, $200,000 added, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs, 1:09.73, fast. (Track record: 1:08.00.) DANCE TO BRISTOL, 119, ch. f. 4, Speightstown—Dance to Dawn, by Louis Quatorze. Owner, Susan H. Wantz; breeder, Mr. and Mrs. David Garner (Ky.); trainer, Ollie Figgins III; jockey, Xavier Perez............................................................. $120,000 Classic Point, 117, ch. f. 4, Flatter—Discerning, by Langfuhr. Owner, Joseph V. Shields Jr...................................... $40,000 Munnings Sister, 116, ch. f. 4, Speightstown—La Comete, by Holy Bull. Owner, Charles E. Fipke........................... $20,000 Winning Beyer: 95 Margins: nk, 2 1/4, 2 1/4. Odds of winner (favorite): 1-1. Also ran: Promise Me a Cat 116 ($10,000), Burban 117 ($6,000), Livi Makenzie 117 ($2,000), Glorious View 116 ($2,000). RACING RECORD AGE

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At 2: 1st Pandera S.; 2nd Smart Halo S. At 3: 1st Marshua S. [L]; 2nd Trevose S. [L], Wide Country S. [L] At 4: 1st Honorable Miss H. [G2], Bed o’ Roses H. [G3], Sugar Maple S. [L], Skipat S.; 2nd What a Summer S. DANCE TO BRISTOL, ch. f. 2009 Gone West 84 SPEIGHTSTOWN 98 Silken Cat 93

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$1,258,256. Best Beyer: 117. Stands at WinStar Farm in Ky. for $60,000. Sire of 6 crops, 549 foals, 426 runners (78%), 338 winners (62%), 47 SWs (9%), including Essence Hit Man, Do Slice, Reynaldothewizard, Haynesfield. Total progeny earnings $41,669,753, $97,816 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—287 yearlings sold, $129,394 average. In 2012, 33 yearlings sold, $141,014 average. 1st dam: DANCE TO DAWN. Bred by Bemak N.V. and John T. L. Jones Jr. (Ky.). Raced 3 years, 11 starts, 1 win. Earned $26,370. Best Beyer: 75. 05—Street Dancing, m., by Street Cry (Ire). Unraced. 06—No report. 07—Barren 08—Tale of the Dance, g., by Tale of the Cat. Raced 3 years, 16 starts, no wins. Earned $91,917. Best Beyer: 80. 09—DANCE TO BRISTOL (See above). Best Beyer: 106. $42,000 2yo 2011 FTI-MAY. 10—Twice Told Tale, f., by Tale of the Cat. Raced 2 years, 7 starts, 2 wins. Earned $73,700. Best Beyer: 76. 11—She’s Justified, f., by Harlan’s Holiday. $150,000 yearling 2012 KEE-SEP. 12—f., by Tale of the Cat. 13—No report. 14—No report.


Mountaineer, Aug. 3, $750,000 guaranteed, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.47, fast. (Track record: 1:46.29.) DEPARTING, 120, b. g. 3, War Front—Leave, by Pulpit. Ownerbreeder, Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider (Ky.); trainer, Albert Stall Jr.; jockey, Robby Albarado................... $451,500 Ruler of Love, 118, b. c. 3, Peace Rules—Lovmeaton, by Wheaton. Owner, Matthew N. Rebro Jr., Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, and Richard Rendina....................................... $150,000 Overanalyze, 124, b. c. 3, Dixie Union—Unacloud, by Unaccounted For. Owner, Repole Stable........................... $75,000 Winning Beyer: 102 Margins: 8 3/4, 3 1/4, 2 1/4. Odds of winner (favorite): 7-5. Also ran: Betweenhereandcool 116 ($37,500), Shaler 116 ($15,000), Stratocruiser 116 ($5,250), Say Ow 116 ($5,250), Ledokol 118 ($5,250), Mi Sto Divertendo 118 ($5,250).

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At 3: 1st West Virginia Derby [G2], Illinois Derby [G3], Texas Heritage S.; 3rd Louisiana Derby [G2] DEPARTING, b. g. 2010 Northern Dancer 61 Danzig 77 Pas de Nom 68 WAR FRONT 02 Rubiano 87 Starry Dreamer 94 Lara’s Star 81 A.P. Indy 89 Pulpit 94 Preach 89 LEAVE 04 Forty Niner 85 Tour 90 Fun Flight 85 When War Front has crossed with Pulpit mares, it has produced 16 foals of racing age, 9 winners (56%), 1 SW (6%), 1 graded SW (6%), $147,570 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, 163 runners (65%), 118 winners (47%), 22 SWs (9%), including Warning Flag, Lines of Battle, The Factor. Total progeny earnings $15,691,846, $96,269 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—128 yearlings sold, $110,922 average. In 2012, 32 yearlings sold, $230,377 average. 1st dam: Leave. Bred by Claiborne Farm (Ky.). Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $200. Best Beyer: 26. 08—Left, g., by Arch. Raced 2 years, 6 starts, 2 wins. Earned $65,872. Best Beyer: 85. 09—Exit, g., by Arch. Raced 2 years, 15 starts, 2 wins. Earned $57,311. Best Beyer: 82. 10—DEPARTING (See above). Best Beyer: 102. 11—Barren 12—Broodmare aborted 13—No report. 14—No report.

Del Mar, Aug. 4, $150,000 guaranteed, 2-year-olds, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:16.71, fast. (Track record: 1:14.93.) ALBERTS HOPE, 119, b. g. 2, Run Away and Hide—Accepting Fate, by Saint Ballado. Owner, Jaam Racing; breeder, R. Kirk, J. Bates, G. McDonald, M. Riordan, & S. Whisenant (Ky.); trainer, Mike Puype; jockey, Alonso Quinonez...................... $90,000 Celtic Moon, 120, ch. r. 2, Denis of Cork—Beastlie Moon, by Three Wonders. Owner, Richard C. Pell.................... $30,000 Guns Loaded, 119, b. c. 2, D’wildcat—One in the Chamber, by Red Bullet. Owner, Ywachetta H. Driver and James Travis........... ......................................................................................$18,000 Winning Beyer: 74 Margins: 1/2, 2 1/4, 1 1/2. Odds of winner (favorite): 5-2. Also ran: Ontology 117 ($9,000), Alpine Luck 123 ($3,000), Skydreamin 121 ($250).




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yearlings sold, $35,314 average. 1st dam: Accepting Fate. Bred by North Wales (Ky.). Unraced. 07—h., by Purge. Unraced. $22,000 yearling 2008 FTK-JUL. 08—Train to Destiny, g., by Silver Train. Raced 4 years, 19 starts, 6 wins. Earned $81,794. Best Beyer: 93. $20,000 yearling 2009 KEE-SEP. 09—He’s Ours, g., by Half Ours. Raced 1 year, 4 starts, no wins. Earned $1,760. Best Beyer: 35. 10—Cute Leggy Lady, f., by Master Command. Unraced. 11—ALBERTS HOPE (See above). Best Beyer: 77. $40,000 yearling 2012 BAR-OCT. 12—Foal born dead 13—No report. 14—No report.



Carson City 87 Baby Zip 91 Runaway Groom 79 Likeashotabrandi 89

Halo 69 Saint Ballado 89 Ballade 72 ACCEPTING FATE 03 Noactor 89 Actceptional 97 Miss Valid Pache 89 When Run Away and Hide has crossed with Saint Ballado mares, it has produced 2 foals of racing age, 1 winner (50%), 1 SW (50%), 1 graded SW (50%), $121,200 average earnings per runner. Sire: RUN AWAY AND HIDE. Raced 1 year, 3 starts, 3 wins. Earned $224,684. Best Beyer: 92. Stands at Darby Dan Farm in Ky. for $5,000. Sire of 2 crops, 95 foals, 43 runners (45%), 27 winners (28%), 4 SWs (4%), including Mico Margarita, Heaven’s Runway, Look Quickly. Total progeny earnings $1,480,258, $34,425 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—22 yearlings sold, $18,855 average. In 2012, 7



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Woodbine, Aug. 3, $144,390 guaranteed, 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.63, fast. (Track record: 1:42.22.) ALPHA BETTOR, 121, ch. h. 5, Alphabet Soup—Scatter Buy, by Relaunch. Owner, Bulldog Racing; breeder, Adena Springs (Ky.); trainer, Daniel Vella; jockey, Justin Stein.................. $86,634 Ultimate Destiny, finished second but was declared a nonstarter by the stewards for both purse money and in the wagering when his gate opened prematurely. He was awarded $385. Awesome Overture, 119, dk. b. or br. c. 4, Awesome Again— Fifth Overture, by Pulpit. Owner, Chiefswood Stable. $34,654 Peyton, 117, ch. g. 4, Tale of the Cat—Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge. Owner, Windhaven Farms............................. $19,059 Winning Beyer: 91 Margins: 3/4, 1, hd. Odds of winner: 4-1. Favorite: James Street, 9-5. Also ran: Perfect Afleet 118 ($7,220), Any Given Royal 117 ($2,888), James Street 117 ($1,444), Patrioticandproud 117 ($1,444). RACING RECORD AGE

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At 3: 2nd Victoria Park S. [Can-L] At 4: 1st Seagram Cup S. [Can-G3] At 5: 1st Eclipse S. [Can-G2], Seagram Cup S. [Can-G3]; 3rd Dominion Day S. [Can-G3]

ALPHA BETTOR, ch. h. 2008 Caro (Ire) 67 Cozzene 80 Ride the Trails 71 ALPHABET SOUP 91 Arts and Letters 66 Illiterate 72 Laurel Mae 59 In Reality 64 Relaunch 76 Foggy Note 65 SCATTER BUY 95 Damascus 64 Good Picker 87 Conveniently 76 When Alphabet Soup has crossed with Relaunch mares, it has produced 4 foals of racing age, 3 winners (75%), 2 SWs (50%), 1 graded SW (25%), $179,155 average earnings per runner. Sire: ALPHABET SOUP. Raced 4 years, 24 starts, 10 wins. Earned $2,990,270. Best Beyer: 116. Stands at Adena Springs at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in N.Y. for $6,000. Sire of 13 crops, 833 foals, 644 runners (77%), 451 winners (54%), 45 SWs (5%), including Phantom Light, Our New Recruit, M B Sea, Mark One. Total progeny earnings $37,751,996, $58,621 average per starter. Auction record, 1980 to present—307 yearlings sold, $17,959 average. In 2012, 14 yearlings sold, $17,967 average. 1st dam: SCATTER BUY. Bred by Glen Hill Farm (Fla.). Raced 3 years, 22 starts, 5 wins. Earned $130,732. Best Beyer: 87. At 4, won Seaquay H.; 2nd Long Gone Blues H.; 3rd Hillsborough S. [L], Go Baby Go H. 01—Foal died 02—AMAZING BUY, m., by High Yield. Raced 3 years, 14 starts, 5 wins. Earned $271,267. Best Beyer: 94. At 3, won Busher S. [L], Pennsylvania Oaks [L], Busanda S. [L], Wide Country S.; 3rd Bourbonette Breeders’ Cup S. [L]. At 4, 2nd Strolling Belle S.; 3rd Summer Colony S. $62,000 yearling 2003 KEE-JAN, $120,000 yearling 2003 FTN-SEL, $350,000 2yo 2004 FTF-FEB. 03—Shopping Carson, m., by Carson City. Raced 2 years, 4 starts, no wins. Earned $14,575. Best Beyer: 59. $20,000 2yo 2005 BAR-MAY. 04—Westward Gal, m., by Maria’s Mon. Unraced. 05—Play It Safe, m., by Buddha. Raced 2 years, 15 starts, 2 wins. Earned $16,670. Best Beyer: 68. 06—Shopping Queen, m., by Buddha. Raced 3 years, 10 starts, 1 win. Earned $23,693. Best Beyer: 45. At 2, 3rd Longshots Otb Cup S. $6,000 2yo 2008 ADS-MAR. 07—No report. 08—ALPHA BETTOR (See above). Best Beyer: 100. $27,000 2yo 2010 ADS-MAR. 09—Barren 10—Foal born dead 11—No report.



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