Session 1: September Sale's Prospective Stars
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 9/13/2009 8:55:58 PM
Last Updated: 9/18/2009 3:41:37 PM

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Following is a list of horses that consignors and buyers think could be standouts Sept. 14 during the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington:

Hip No. 4, a colt by A.P. Indy– Quiet Eclipse, by Quiet American. Consigned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
This bay colt is a half-brother to grade III winner Lunarpal (by Successful Appeal) and stakes winners Lunarlady and Lunargal (both by Yes It’s True).

Hip No. 14, a filly by Pulpit – Ruthian, by Rahy. Consigned by Stone Farm, agent.
“She’s a very nice filly, and she’s a full sister to (grade I winner) Rutherienne,” said Stone Farm’s Arthur B. Hancock III of this bay yearling.

Hip No. 27, a colt by Storm Cat– Serena’s Song, by Rahy. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent for The Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust.
“He’s a nice colt and is very correct for a Storm Cat,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this chestnut yearling, whose dam was a champion. “He looks like a real sprinter; he’s not going to win the St. Leger (Eng-I) or the Belmont (gr. I), but he could win the Hopeful (gr. I). He’s got a lot of quality. He’s not the biggest colt in the world, but he’s out of a Rahy mare that was one of the greatest race mares of all time. We like him.” Serena’s Song has produced the stakes winners Sophisticat (Eng-I), Grand Reward (gr. II), Harlington (gr. II), and Serena’s Tune. Sophisticat is a stakes producer, and Serena’s Tune is a group III producer.

Hip No. 39, a colt by Speightstown   – Taj Aire, by Taj Alriyadh. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This chestnut yearling is a half-brother to grade III winner Elusive Diva (by Elusive Quality) and stakes winners R. Baggio (by Chimes Band) and Handyman Bill (by Skywalker).

Hip No. 41, a filly by Bernardini   – Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This gray or roan yearling is a half-sister to grade I winner and successful young sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and is from the family of champion Rubiano.

Hip No. 42, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro  – Tastetheteardrops, by What Luck. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“Physically, she’s gorgeous,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling, which is a half-sister to grade I winner Taste of Paradise (by Conquistador Cielo) and stakes winner Crafty Tears (by Crafty Friend). “She has a big back end and a lovely shoulder. She has a fantastic walk, and she’s ticking all the boxes. She has a nice pedigree as well.”

Hip No. 60, a filly by Speightstown   – Well Dressed, by Notebook. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s a really nice filly, and her dam keeps getting nothing but runners,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, which is a half-sister to Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and North American grade I winner Well Armed (by Tiznow) and grade III winner Witty (by Distorted Humor). “She is very well-balanced and has a real good mind.”

Hip No. 65, a colt by Tapit   – Wild Vision, by Wild Again. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He is a half-brother to Pyro (by Pulpit), who just won the Forego Handicap (gr. I), and he’s a full brother to (grade III winner) War Echo,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He’s got a lot of family so there is a lot of potential there.”

Hip No. 80, a colt by Street Cry– Ascot Starre, by Ascot Knight. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
“He’s a half-brother to (gr. II winner) Greeley’s Galaxy (by Mr. Greeley), and he’s just a real solid horse for that sire,” said Four Star’s Kerry Cauthen of this chestnut yearling. “He’s got a lot of substance, and he’s got a great attitude and mind. He acts like a racehorse.”

Hip No. 81, a filly by Giant's Causeway  – Azeri, by Jade Hunter. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s a very nice filly out of a Horse of the Year and by the current leading sire (in North America),” said John Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale of this chestnut yearling.

Hip No. 85, a colt by Speightstown   – Belle Turquoise, by Tel Quel. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Fares Farm.
“He’s real correct, and he’s a big walking horse,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling that is from the family of grade I winner Tuzla.

Hip No. 100, a filly by Empire Maker– Circle of Gold, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
“She is absolutely lovely,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of champions Flanders and Surfside. “She’s by Empire Maker, who I think is working his way into being among the top three sires in the country. She is very much the prototype of an Empire Maker with good size and leg, and she’s very attractive.”

Hip No. 108, a colt by Distorted Humor  – Corona Lake, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“He’s by a very hot sire, Distorted Humor, and out of a Storm Cat mare; that cross has already been proven with Cowtown Cat,” said Mill Ridge’s Mike Recio of this chestnut yearling, which is a half-brother to stakes winner Maizelle (by Seeking the Gold). “He is a very good walker, a very good mover, and a nice athlete.”

Hip No. 112, a colt by Dynaformer – Curriculum, by Danzig. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
“He has a great walk; he pushes right away and goes forward,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He has a beautiful head for a Dynaformer. He carries his head nice and low and he just goes.”

Hip No. 114, a colt by Giant's Causeway  – Deb’s Charm, by Silver Charm. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a very athletic horse and very forward, and he’s by a sire that continues to have significant racehorses,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this gray or roan yearling. “As Giant’s Causeways go and as that whole Storm Cat line goes, they’re not all beauty queens, but he’s a very correct horse for who he’s by.”

Hip No. 134, a colt by Broken Vow  – For Dixie, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent.
“He’s a big, long, rangy horse and a good walker,” said Legacy’s Tommy Eastham of this chestnut yearling. “He’s a full brother to (grade I winner) Cotton Blossom and a half-brother to (grade III winner) Vicarage. He’s a big, two-turn-looking horse, and he shows himself well.”

Hip No. 135, a colt by Distorted Humor  – Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
This bay yearling is the first foal out of grade II winner Forest Music.

Hip No. 140, a colt by Bernardini  – Golden Sonata, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Lane’s End Farm, agent.
“He’s a big, classic-looking colt that is very well-balanced and looks very much like his sire,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a grade III winner. “Bernardini is so beautiful, and I think that’s what has so many people interested in him as a stallion. He really stamps them (his offspring).”

Hip No. 141, a colt by Unbridled's Song– Goulash, by Mari’s Book. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron and Marie Jones.
“He’s an awesome horse,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor of this gray or roan yearling, which is a half-brother to champion Ashado, grade I winner Sunriver, and grade III winner Saint Stephen (all by Saint Ballado). “He’s a big, ‘scopey,’ good-looking horse like Unbridled’s Song.”

Hip No. 145, a filly by Distorted Humor  – Halory Leigh, by Halory Hunter. Consigned by T. Wayne Sweezey and Partners, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly, and the good thing is she’s clean; she scopes and X-rays well,” said Wayne Sweezey of this chestnut yearling, whose dam was a grade II winner. “She’s not a big filly, but she’s very well-balanced, strong, and has great bone. She’s correct; she travels well; and she’s got a great over-stride – all the things you want to see. She’s the right package.”

Hip No. 149, a filly by Bernardini  – Home Court, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Gainesway, agent for AGS Thoroughbreds.
“She’s a very good example of a Bernardini,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of champion Jewel Princess. “She has a very athletic walk and a good mind. She’s a really nice filly.”

Hip No. 152, a colt by Street Cry– Incredulous, by Indian Ridge. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.
“He’s a big horse, and he’s a wonderful mover,” said Claiborne’s Dell Hancock of this chestnut yearling, which is a half-brother to European group II winner Sir Gerry (by Carson City).

Hip No. 179, a colt by Kingmambo – Marienbad, by Darshaan. Consigned by Hidden Brook, agent.
“He’s a half-brother to a champion (Marienbard, in England, France, Ireland, and Germany),” said Hidden Brook’s Sergio de Sousa of this bay yearling. “He’s a very well-balanced horse with a great mind, and he’s very correct.”

Hip No. 180, a filly by Bernardini   – Menhoubah, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Hidden Brook, agent.
“She’s very athletic, and she’s the spitting image of her mom,” said Hidden Brook’s Sergio de Sousa of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam won the Oaks d’Italia (Ity-I). “She’s a very good mover and correct.”

Hip No. 191, a filly by A.P. Indy– Nataliano, by Fappiano. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This dark bay or brown yearling is a full sister to grade I winner A. P. Adventure.

Hip No. 192, a colt by Dynaformer– Ntombi, by Quiet American. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“He’s a very, very attractive Dynafomer,” said Mill Ridge’s Mike Recio of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner and whose other family members include grade I winners Cetewayo and Dynaforce.
 



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