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

(gr. IT , 8f ,)

KIP DEVILLE (GR/RO h, 123 lb) $186,000
Kipling —Klondike Kaytie , by Encino
B—Center Hills Farm, OK.; O—IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holding Group Stables, Roberts, J. and Cohen, A. and S.; T—Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.

Einstein (BRZ) (DK B/ h, 123 lb) $60,000
Spend a Buck —Gay Charm (BRZ) , by Ghadeer (FR)
B—Fazenda Mondesir, BRZ.; O—Cunningham, Patricia and Green, Lessee, Melissa; T—Helen Pitts

Thorn Song (GR/RO h, 117 lb) $30,000
Unbridled's Song —Festal , by Storm Bird
B—Taylor Made Farm Inc, KY.; O—Zayat Stables, LLC; T—Dale L. Romans

Margins: 1, head, 2. Others: Cosmonaut 119($15,000) , Out of Control (BRZ) 121($9,000) , Shakis (IRE) 117 , Parading 117 , Ruff and Ready 117 , Zann 117 , War Monger 119 . Winning Jockey, Cornelio H. Velasquez.

After closing out his season last year with a one-length victory in the NetJets BreedersÕ Cup Mile (gr. IT), Kip Deville came back in his first start of the year to win the April 11 MakerÕs Mark Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland by a length over Einstein.

ÒWe gave him a couple months off, just walked him and kept him in the barn,Ó said trainer Rick Dutrow. ÒWhen we put the tack back on, every day has been a good day for Kip Deville.Ó

Kip Deville, who is campaigned by IEAH Stables, Pegasus Holding Group Stables, John Roberts, and Andrew and Steve Cohen, was also defending his title in the MakerÕs Mark. Last year, he defeated Showing Up by a neck in what was then a grade II event.

IEAH is enjoying a good year so far. With various partnerships, it campaigns Big Brown, who won the March 29 Florida Derby (gr. I); Ariege, winner of the March 8 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) and April 10 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II); and Benny the Bull, who took the $2-million Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I).

A 5-year-old son of Kipling, Kip Deville has won 10 of 22 career starts, and eight of those victories have come in stakes competition. His other major win last year came in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT), and in 2006 he took the Sir Beaufort (gr. IIIT), Bryan Station, Texas Heritage, and Grand Prairie Turf Challenge Stakes.

The partnership purchased Kip Deville privately from Roy Cobb and Mike and Dee Neatherlin in the spring of 2006 after his victory in the Grand Prairie. South Wind Ranch and Wayne Cobb had bought him as a yearling for $20,000 at the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Texas August sale from Liberty Farm of Kentucky, agent for Center Hills Farm.

Dr. Warren CenterÕs Center Hills Farm bred Kip Deville in Oklahoma out of the stakes-winning Encino mare Klondike Kaytie. In addition to Kip Deville, the roan mare is the dam of stakes winner Gotthard. Her last foal, a 3-year-old full sister to Kip Deville named Kip Seville, made the second start of her career at Keeneland a day after her big brotherÕs victory, but did not hit the board. She is owned by Center Hills.

Klondike Kaytie died in 2005 after foaling Kip Seville. She was 17.

Kipling is the sire of five stakes winners including additional 2008 added-money winner Taylor Madison. The 12-year-old son of Gulch relocated to Kentucky this year and stands at Pope McLeanÕs Crestwood Farm near Lexington for a fee of $7,500.ÑA.H.D.