Fiftyshadesofhay

2013 G2W

Pedigree

Fiftyshadesofhay   Pulpit A.P. Indy
Preach
Quiet Kim Real Quiet
Miss Alydeed

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2014 KEENOV 297 E $1,300,000 Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
2011 KEESEP 1144 Y $175,000 Smack Down Stable Taylor Made Sales Agency

Recent Races

Black-Eyed Susan S. (gr. II)

BLACK-EYED SUSAN S. (gr. II), Pimlico, May 17, 2013, $500,000 Guaranteed, value of race $500,000, 3 yo, 1 1/8 miles, 1:52.73 Dirt FT.

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY (Bay Filly , 4 yo, 122 lb) $300,000
Pulpit —Quiet Kim , by Real Quiet
B—WinStar Farm, LLC , KY ; O—Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul ; T—Bob Baffert

Marathon Lady (Bay Filly , 4 yo, 117 lb) $100,000
Graeme Hall —Abuela Esther (URU) , by Crater (ARG)
B—Stud El Aguila , FL ; O—Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn ; T—Steve Hobby

Toasting (Chestnut Filly , 4 yo, 116 lb) $50,000
Congrats —Ponderway , by Prized
B—L & D Farms, Inc. , FL ; O—West Point Thoroughbreds ; T—Thomas Albertrani

Margins: neck, 4½, 7¼ . Others: Maracuya 116 ($30,000) , Petit Trianon 116 ($15,000) , Emollient 122 ($5,000) , Lady Banks 116 . Winning Jockey, Joel Rosario.

Black-Eyed Susan S. Recap

The Fasig-Tipton November mixed sale has long been a venue for those seeking broodmares and broodmare prospects to bolster their breeding stock. The 2007 catalog provided a bounty of exciting offers as evidenced by the 12 that sold for seven-figures (headed by Round Pond at $5,750,000) and an average that soared to $486,318.

Hip No. 64 proved especially attractive to WinStar Farm who shelled out $300,000 for Quiet Kim from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment, a 4-year-old daughter of Real Quiet out of the Alydeed mare Miss Alydeed. Although not a stakes winner, she had acquitted herself well in stakes company. In three years of racing, she had started 18 times and won twice with seven placings. The wins might not have been spectacular but one of those placings was an attention-getter: the grade I Santa Anita Oaks behind Zenyatta’s half sister Balance. It also didn’t hurt that Quiet Kim had earned $213,969.

Quiet Kim also had a solid female family. Her granddam, the stakes-placed Filet (by Full Pocket), earned $173,990 in 39 starts. Filet was also a half sister to Snow Forest, a stakes-placed daughter of Woodman and the dam of grade I sprinter Snow Ridge (by Tabasco Cat) and black-type winner Pavarotti (by A.P. Indy) who had sold for $2.5 million at the 2005 Keeneland September sale. Quiet Kim’s third dam, Ice Fantasy, won the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs and produced Fighting Fantasy (by Fighting Fit), a multiple grade III winner on the Midwest circuit, who won $572,820 in 87 starts.

The choice of Pulpit for Quiet Kim, which produced Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) winner Fiftyshadesofhay, was appropriate. It was a variation on a theme that has had significant success: crossing Quiet American mares with A.P. Indy. The star of 2006 was Bernardini, bred on this same cross. From 14 starters, it has produced 11 winners and six black-type winners (42.9%). These include graded stakes winners A. P. Warrior and Astrology, and stakes winner Captivating Lass.

Removing one generation has also proved successful. Quiet American mares have matched well with sons of A.P. Indy. From 81 starters have come seven black-type winners (8.6%).

The sire of 67 stakes winners, Pulpit stood at Claiborne Farm until his untimely death in 2012 at age 18.—T.H.

Iowa Oaks (gr. III)

IOWA OAKS (gr. III), Prairie Meadows, June 29, 2013, $200,000 Guaranteed, value of race $200,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.65 Dirt FT.

FIFTYSHADESOFHAY (Bay Filly , 4 yo, 121 lb) $120,000
Pulpit —Quiet Kim , by Real Quiet
B—WinStar Farm, LLC , KY ; O—Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul ; T—Bob Baffert

Seaneen Girl (Chestnut Filly , 4 yo, 114 lb) $40,000
Spring At Last —Afternoon Krystal , by Afternoon Deelites
B—John Trumbulovic , KY ; O—Naveed Chowhan ; T—Bernard S. Flint

So Many Ways (Bay Filly , 4 yo, 118 lb) $20,000
Sightseeing —Happy Scene , by Dehere
B—John R Penn & John C Penn , PA ; O—Maggi Moss ; T—Thomas M. Amoss

Margins: 3½, 1, 6 . Others: Hitechnoweenie 115 ($10,000) , Gold Medal Dancer 116 ($6,000) , Glorys Last Chance 118 ($4,000) , Canticle 115 , Plenty O'Toole 117 , Cloudy Vow 112 , Braseana 116 . Winning Jockey, Martin Garcia.

Iowa Oaks Recap

Fiftyshadesofhay continued to earn breeding accolades for her dam Quiet Kim when she notched her second straight graded stakes victory in the June 29 Iowa Oaks (gr. III).

Trained by Bob Baffert for Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman, the daughter of Pulpit, who also took the Jan. 26 Santa Ysabel Stakes and was runner-up in the Las Virgenes Stakes and Santa Anita Oaks (both gr. I), is the second winner out of Quiet Kim.

That mare fetched $300,000 from Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Quiet Kim’s solid female family includes her granddam, the stakes-placed Filet (by Full Pocket), who earned $173,990 in 39 starts. Filet was also a half sister to Snow Forest, a stakes-placed daughter of Woodman and the dam of grade I sprinter Snow Ridge (by Tabasco Cat) and stakes winner Pavarotti (by A.P. Indy), who sold for $2.5 million at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Quiet Kim’s third dam, stakes winner Ice Fantasy (by It’s Freezing), also produced dual grade III winner Fighting Fantasy (by Fighting Fit). Ice Fantasy is also the great-granddam of grade I victor Afleet Express (by Afleet Alex).

Driven Force, Quiet Kim’s other winning offspring, is a 4-year-old full brother to Fiftyshadesofhay. The 10-year-old mare’s youngest foal is a Super Saver colt, born April 28. She is not in foal for 2014.

Like her daughter, Quiet Kim also placed in the Santa Anita Oaks during her 18-start race career, in which she earned $213,969. But Fiftyshadesofhay has clearly surpassed her dam’s record, with a lifetime slate of 4-2-2 from 10 starts, for earnings of $612,490.

The team of Watson, Pegram, and Weitman acquired Fiftyshadesofhay for $175,000 under the name Smack Down Stable at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Prior to Fiftyshadesofhay, the group was represented by United States champions Midnight Lute and Lookin At Lucky, plus other grade I winners Coil, Drill, and Executiveprivilege.

While Watson and Weitman are residents of Tucson, Ariz., and own car dealerships, Pegram owns a large string of McDonald’s restaurant franchises in Arizona.

Pulpit, the sire of 67 stakes winners, stood at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., until the son of A.P. Indy died in his paddock Dec. 5, 2012.—E.M.