Colts by Dixie Union, Pioneering Turn In Fast Works for Keeneland Juvenile Auction

Colts  by Dixie  Union,  Pioneering Turn  In Fast Works for Keeneland Juvenile Auction
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Stravinsky filly turns in one of fastest eighth-of-a-mile works of the day.
Colts by Dixie Union and Pioneering were among the standout performers Monday during the first under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both worked a quarter mile on dirt in :21, which was the fastest time for the distance on a sunny day in Kentucky.

A member of his sire's first crop, the Dixie Union colt is out of the stakes winner Sneaky Quiet (by Seeking the Gold), who finished third in the 1995 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). He is a half-brother to Hidden Truth (by Danzig), who was second in the Lexington Stakes (gr. IIIT).

Whitehorse Stables purchased the Dixie Union colt for $160,000 at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale. The colt is consigned to the Keeneland April sale by Solitary Oak Farm, agent.

The Pioneering colt is out of the winning Cox's Ridge mare Scorch. His second dam, Amy Louise (by Jumping Hill), was a stakes winner who finished second in the Hillsborough Handicap (gr. IIIT).

Holiday Stables bought the Pioneering colt for $65,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale. He is consigned to the Keeneland April sale by Robert Scanlon, agent.

The fastest workers at an eighth of a mile on dirt were a Cherokee Run colt and a Stravinsky filly that were clocked in 10 1/5. Scanlon is the consignor of both juveniles.

The Cherokee Run colt is out of the stakes-placed Smile mare Not to Be Outdone, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Crystal Sea (by Sea Hero). The family's notable members include champion Chilukki, a daughter of Cherokee Run. B.S. Bloodstock purchased the Cherokee Run colt for $75,000 at the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July auction.

The Stravinsky filly is out of the Don't Forget Me mare Golden Pond, a grade II winner in this country and a stakes winner in France. The filly was a $100,000 buy-back at last year's Keeneland September auction.

On turf, a Capote filly turned in the fastest quarter-mile time, completing the distance in :21 3/5. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent, she is out of On The Cheek (by The Minstrel), who is a half-sister to grade I winner Firery Ensign (by Blue Ensign) and two other added-money winners. Paragon Farms purchased the Capote filly at last year's Fasig-Tipton July sale for $50,000.

A Red Ransom filly led all workers on grass at an eighth of a mile with a clocking of :10 1/5. Consigned by Niall Brennan, agent, she is out of the grade III winner Valid Bonnet (by Valid Appeal) and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Little Bonnet (by Coronado's Quest). The Red Ransom filly was a $105,000 buy-back at the 2003 Keeneland September sale.

The second and final under tack show for the Keeneland April sale is scheduled for Monday, April 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). The sale will be held Tuesday, April 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

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