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(gr. IT , 9f , to Kip Deville, Just as Well, defeating Kiss the Kid, Sligovitz, Pick Six, Summer Patriot, Red Rocks (IRE), Uigur (BRZ) ).
In his 6-year-old debut, Kip Deville found the winnerÕs circle for the first time since last July. He defeated Just as Well by three-quarters of a length in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 1. The son of Kipling, a top miler and a multiple grade I winner at that distance, showed he can go farther by taking the 11Ú8-mile contest.
ÒKip is naturally fast,Ó said trainer Rick Dutrow. ÒHe is so professional that itÕs tough to get by him. The only question was what would happen between a mile and a mile and an eighth. He proved the distance wasnÕt a problem.Ó
IEAH Stables, Steve Cobb, Doug Robertson, and Andrew and John Cohen campaign the gray/roan horse. IEAH is also partners in grade I winner Court Vision, who finished third, a mere head behind Just as Well.
In 2008, Kip Deville won two graded events, including the MakerÕs Mark Mile Stakes (gr. IT), and finished second to the Irish filly Goldikova in the BreedersÕ Cup Mile (gr. IT). He won the Mile in 2007 and also took the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT) that year.
Kip Deville and Court Vision were hardly the only grade I winners to represent IEAH in 2008. In various partnerships, IEAH also raced champion 3-year-old male Big Brown, champion male sprinter Benny the Bull, and other grade I winners Ariege, Frost Giant, Laragh, and Pure Clan.
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 Turf Challenge Stakes. The Oklahoma-bred had 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.
Dr. Warren CenterÕs Center Hills Farm bred Kip Deville out of the stakes-winning Encino mare Klondike Kaytie, who died in 2005. Her last foal is a winning full sister to Kip Deville named Kip Seville.
Kipling is the sire of five stakes winners. The 13-year-old son of Gulch stands at Crestwood Farm near Lexington. His 2009 fee is $6,000.ÑA.H.D.
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