Maker's Mark Mile S. (gr. II)

(gr. IIT , 8f ,)

KIP DEVILLE (GR/RO h, 123 lb) $155,000
Kipling —Klondike Kaytie , by Encino
B—Center Hills Farm, OK.; O—IEAH Stables, Borislow, Dan, Cohen, Andrew, et al; T—Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.

Showing Up (CH h, 123 lb) $50,000
Strategic Mission —Miss Alethia , by T. V. Commercial
B—Rose Retreat Farm, KY.; O—Lael Stables; T—Barclay Tagg

Purim (DK B/ h, 117 lb) $25,000
Dynaformer —Kirsteena , by Lord At War (ARG)
B—Edward Joseph Sukley, KY.; O—E. J. Sukley; T—Thomas F. Proctor

Margins: neck, ½, ½. Others: Bayeux 117($12,500) , Sky Conqueror 119($7,500) , Remarkable News (VEN) 117 , Free Thinking 117 , Storm Caller 117 . Winning Jockey, Edgar S. Prado.

Kip Deville held off Showing Up by a neck in the Maker’s Mark Mile (gr. IIT) at Keeneland April 13 to extend his winning streak to three. In his prior start, the Richard Dutrow Jr. trainee became a grade I winner by taking the March 3 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT), and he ended 2006 with a win in the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIIT). His last defeat came when he ran unplaced behind Showing Up in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT).

“I think the key was that we started running him at a mile,” Dutrow said. “As we learned more about him, we decided just to let the speed go and set right off and keep playing the game he likes to play.”

The 4-year-old son of Kipling is owned by IEAH Stables, Michael Iavarone, Dan Borislow, Andrew Cohen, and Sanford Robbins. The partnership purchased the colt privately from Roy Cobb and Mike and Dee Neatherlin after his win in the 2006 Grand Prairie Turf Challenge Stakes. Kip Deville sold for $20,000 to South Wind Ranch and Wayne Cobb at the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale from Liberty Farm of Kentucky, agent for Center Hills Farm.

IEAH Stables also campaigned (in partnership) fellow grade I winner Wonder Lady Anne L, who was recently retired. The Real Quiet filly, whose big win came in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) last July, will be bred to Giant’s Causeway. Other graded stakes winners owned by IEAH and various partners include Rebel Rebel, Kazoo, and Willy o’the Valley.

Kip Deville was bred in Oklahoma by Dr. Warren Center’s Center Hills Farm. He is out of the stakes-winning Encino mare Klondike Kaytie, who in turn is out of the unraced Vigors mare Charming Dawn. Charming Dawn is a daughter of the stakes-winning High Tribute mare High Charme.

In addition to Kip Deville, Klondike Kaytie is the dam of stakes winner Gotthard, by Ghazi, and her other two foals to race are also winners. Her last foal, a juvenile full sister to Kip Deville named Kip Seville, sold to Sweetwater Thoroughbreds for $75,000 at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Texas August yearling sale. Klondike Kaytie died in 2005 at age 17.

Kipling is the sire of five stakes winners including additional 2007 added-money winner Dreamsandvisions. The 11-year-old son of Gulch stands at Center’s Mighty Acres Farm near Pryor, Okla. His 2007 fee is $2,500.—A.H.D.