SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
|1||Keertana||Margin: 3¼||TrueNicks: A++||$60,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Johar - Motokiks, Storm Cat
Sire: Johar , Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 6 wins, $1,494,496. Lifetime: 126 yearlings sold, median $14,300.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
Keeneland Association January 2013 Horses of All Ages Sale, $1,000,000.
|2||Casablanca Smile (CHI)||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: B+||$20,000|
2006 | Bay Mare | Ocean Terrace - Periza (CHI), Sadlers Congress (IRE)
Sire: Ocean Terrace, Chestnut, 2000. Raced 2 years. 5 starts, 3 wins, $160,400. Lifetime: 13 yearlings sold, median $4,000.
Broodmare Sire: Sadlers Congress (IRE), Bay, 1987. In 2009: 1.78 AEI.
|3||Forever Together||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$10,000|
2004 | Gray or Roan Mare | Belong to Me - Constant Companion, Relaunch
Sire: Belong to Me , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 7 wins, $261,166. Lifetime: 490 yearlings sold, median $28,695.
Broodmare Sire: Relaunch, Gray, 1976. In 2009: 2.66 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2006 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $240,000.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $27,000.
Keeneland 2004 November Breeding Stock Sale, $30,000.
|1||Keertana||Jose Lezcano||Thomas F. Proctor|
|2||Casablanca Smile (CHI)||Javier Castellano||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|3||Forever Together||Julien R. Leparoux||Jonathan E. Sheppard|
|4||Striking Dancer||Edgar S. Prado||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|5||Sweet and Flawless||Ramon A. Dominguez||Eric R. Reed|
|6||Kiawah Cat||John R. Velazquez||William I. Mott|
|7||Go Ask Alex||Frederic Lenclud||John Glenney|
|8||Beauty O' Gwaun (IRE)||Alan Garcia||Christophe Clement|
The second-highest-priced yearling to ever sell at Keeneland January and the beginning of a dispersal of an apparently deep group of horses from Fares Farm helped the Lexington sale to a strong start.Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The legacy of the late Barbara Hunter was on full display Jan. 8 during the second day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, with Keertana selling for $1 million and Snow Top Mountain bringing $950,000.Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Keertana brought some excitement to the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 8 when she fetched $1 million from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud.Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase horses from the Issam Fares' Fares Farm dispersal at a Keeneland January sale that will feature a larger catalog compared with last year.Friday, January 04, 2013
Barbara Hunter, 78, who owned Brownwood Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., died at the farm Nov. 8 after a long illness. She had recent success with homebreds Keertana and Snow Top Mountain.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Trainer Jonathan Sheppard reached the 3,000 win milestone Sept. 17 when he saddled Fugitive Angel to a neck victory in the seventh race at Delaware Park.Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Barbara Hunter's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Snow Top Mountain, in foal to Blame, has been retired from racing with earnings of $525,303.Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Barbara Hunter's homebred Keertana, who last year became the first female to win the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) since Our Request in 1951, has been retired from racing.Sunday, May 20, 2012
Five-time graded stakes winner Keertana was a close second in her most recent start and will likely be favored to break through this time when she leads a field of nine fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid (gr. III).Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Taking advantage of a heady rail-skimming trip from Joe Bravo, Brazilian-bred Here to Win outkicked Keertana in the stretch for an 11-1 upset in $100,000 The Very One (gr. IIIT) Feb. 25 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, February 25, 2012
Odds-on favorite Zagora, off for nearly five months, was razor sharp in her return Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, taking over at the top of the stretch en route to winning the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT).Saturday, February 04, 2012
Keertana, a winner in four of her five starts last year including three in graded ranks, returns from an extended layoff as one of the main contenders in the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs.Thursday, February 02, 2012
After 11 months off, the 5-year-old mare was back at Calder Casino & Race Course for the same race, and this time she wired the field in the 1 1/2-mile turf race.Friday, December 02, 2011
Barbara Hunter's homebred Snow Top Mountain, first or second in 10 of 12 starts thus far, will seek her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs June 11.Thursday, June 09, 2011
A 35-slide review of the many races from the holiday weekend!Tuesday, May 31, 2011
In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tom, Evan and Tim Holland briefly recap the Preakness Stakes, examine the Louisville Handicap and give a shout out to a special horse.Thursday, May 26, 2011
Musketier, fresh off his repeat victory in the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, heads a field of 10 in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 28 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Barbara Hunter's homebred mare Keertana took over from Honimiere approaching the sixteenth pole and bounded home for a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 28 at KeenelandThursday, April 28, 2011
Watch Me Go, sent off at odds of 43-1, outdueled 86-1 longshot Crimson Knight by a neck to post a shocking upset in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.Saturday, March 12, 2011
Barbara Hunter's Keertana, unbeaten in both starts this season, will be among the favorites in a competitive field of nine drawn for the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.Thursday, March 10, 2011
A long list of winners from a weekend of racing! ArchArchArch and Mucho Macho Man.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Keertana bided her time behind the pacesetting Belle Watling and then outfought the late-charging Zapparition to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length on the Gulfstream Park turf course Feb. 20.Sunday, February 20, 2011
Swettenham Stud's homebred 6-year-old Changing Skies won the $100,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) a year ago and returns as the likely favorite in the 1 3/8-mile turf contest Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park.Friday, February 18, 2011
Favored Changing Skies pounced on Casablanca Smile in the stretch and proved a handy 3 3/4-length winner of the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Calder Casino and Race Course Jan. 2.Sunday, January 02, 2011