Lady of Fifty

2013 G1W

Pedigree

Lady of Fifty   After Market Storm Cat
Tranquility Lake
K. D.'s Shady Lady Maria's Mon
Annie's Apple

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2013 KEENOV 170 E ($535,000) na Taylor Made Sales Agency
2010 KEESEP 892 Y $40,000 Jerry Hollendorfer Woodford Thoroughbreds

Recent Races

Clement L. Hirsch S. (gr. I)

CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (gr. I), Del Mar, August 03, 2013, $300,000 Guaranteed, value of race $301,000, 3 yo's & up, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.96 All Weather Track FT.

LADY OF FIFTY (Gray or Roan Filly , 5 yo, 119 lb) $180,000
After Market —K. D.'s Shady Lady , by Maria's Mon
B—Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc. , KY ; O—Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George ; T—Jerry Hollendorfer

More Chocolate (Bay Filly , 5 yo, 121 lb) $60,000
Malibu Moon —Little Treasure (FR) , by Night Shift
B—Calumet Farm , KY ; O—Michael Talla ; T—John W. Sadler

Byrama (GB) (Bay Filly , 5 yo, 123 lb) $36,000
Byron (GB) —Aymara (GB) , by Darshaan (GB)
B—ERMYN LODGE STUD LIMITED , GB ; O—Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners ; T—Simon Callaghan

Margins: 1½, ½, ½ . Others: Great Hot (BRZ) 121 ($18,000) , Sisterhood 119 ($6,000) , Via Villaggio 119 ($250) , Sister Kate 119 ($250) , Include Me Out 121 ($250) , Quiet Oasis (IRE) 119 ($250) . Winning Jockey, Corey S. Nakatani.

Clement L. Hirsch S. Recap

Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro’s Lady of Fifty earned her automatic berth into this year’s edition of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I) with her impressive rally and 11/2-length win in the Aug. 3 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. But that’s not the only impressive thing about her. The 4-year-old daughter of After Market has already banked $593,000 and in 16 starts has been in the money 13 times. The Hirsch is her second graded stakes score, following her victory in the grade II Bayakoa Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park in December 2012.

Cloverleaf Farms II bred Lady of Fifty in Kentucky, out of K. D.’s Shady Lady, by Maria’s Mon. The breeder consigned the gray filly to the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale through agent Woodford Thoroughbreds. Trainer Hollendorfer clearly spied something in Hip #892, signing the ticket for her at $40,000.

She was quick off the mark, capturing her maiden debut, placing third in an allowance, and following those starts with consecutive black-type wins in the Golden Gate Debutante Stakes and the Corte Madera Stakes to finish her juvenile year. Starting her 3-year-old season off right, she picked up the California Oaks and the Palm Springs Handicap in addition to a third in the L.A. Woman Stakes and her score in the Bayakoa.

K. D.’s Shady Lady is a graded stakes-placed winner with a second in Aqueduct Racetrack’s Tempted Stakes (gr. III). She is dam to three other winners including black-type winner Forestry Steel, a colt by Forestry.

Lady of Fifty’s second dam, stakes-winning Annie’s Apple, has 13 wins to her credit. A half sister to black-type winner Dashing Lesley and stakes-placed A’s an B’s, Annie’s Apple is herself dam to five winning offspring.

Further back through Lady of Fifty’s female line is fourth dam Jump Ship, the unraced Nijinsky II mare who is a half sister to stakes winner Senior Director, and stakes-placed Pickett’s Charge and Shore Leave. Jump Ship’s daughter, Royal Ballet, produced black-type winner My Scotia Belle.

Grade I-winning After Market is a third-crop sire of seven stakes winners to date. He stands at Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., where his stud fee for 2013 was $5,000.—M.P.

Vanity H. (gr. I)

VANITY H. (gr. I), Betfair Hollywood Park, June 15, 2013, $250,000 Guaranteed, value of race $250,250, 3 yo's & up, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.40 All Weather Track FT.

BYRAMA (GB) (Bay Filly , 5 yo, 117 lb) $150,000
Byron (GB) —Aymara (GB) , by Darshaan (GB)
B—ERMYN LODGE STUD LIMITED , GB ; O—Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners ; T—Simon Callaghan

More Chocolate (Bay Filly , 5 yo, 119 lb) $50,000
Malibu Moon —Little Treasure (FR) , by Night Shift
B—Calumet Farm , KY ; O—Michael Talla ; T—John W. Sadler

Lady of Fifty (Gray or Roan Filly , 5 yo, 117 lb) $30,000
After Market —K. D.'s Shady Lady , by Maria's Mon
B—Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc. , KY ; O—Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George ; T—Jerry Hollendorfer

Margins: 3½, 1¼, 3¼ . Others: Royal Tiger 114 ($15,000) , Open Water 117 ($5,000) , Esentepe (IRE) 118 ($250) . Winning Jockey, Gary L. Stevens.

Vanity H. Recap

Byrama, the first-ever acquisition made on behalf of the recently founded Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, provided a fairy tale-type scenario for her connections when the English-bred daughter of Byron edged away for a 31/2-length victory in the June 15 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Betfair Hollywood Park.

It was the first graded stakes score for Byrama and second grade I triumph for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, a diverse syndicate headed by Los Angeles native Aron Wellman. In the last two years the group has been represented by other graded victors Charlie Em, In Lingerie, Silsita, and Amira’s Prince.

Byrama’s win was especially sweet for Wellman and jockey Gary Stevens, who during the same month eight years ago provided Wellman with his initial graded stakes when the jockey piloted Three Degrees to victory in the Honeymoon Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. IIT).

“He’s been like an uncle to me for a long time,” said Wellman of Stevens.

Byrama was acquired by Eclipse from Mr. Yan Wah Wu after breaking her maiden in her native England in her second start as a 2-year-old.

“A lot of the work we do takes place overseas—we’re constantly scouting talent from abroad,” said Wellman. “She had run one time and caught our eye…it was an extremely reasonable purchase, and she just fit the bill for what we thought would be a stakes-caliber horse in

California.”

Bred by Tony and Lesley Smith’s Ermyn Lodge Stud near Epsom, England, Byrama is out of the winning Darshaan mare

Aymara and is inbred to Mr. Prospector 4x4 with a triple dose of Northern Dancer 4x5x5.

A daughter of stakes winner Chipaya (by Northern Prospect), Aymara is a granddaughter of Flaming Rose (by Upper Nile), a half sister to group III victor Gwydion.

Also from the family of Yugoslavian highweight Catarinadimedici, Aymara has produced five winning foals from nine starters, including group III winner Klammer (by Exceed And Excel). She has a yearling colt by Exceed And Excel.

Byron, a group II-winning son of Green Desert, is the sire of five stakes winners, including other 2013 added-money victors Birdlover and Professor, who won the E.B.F. Cathedral Stakes at Salisbury the day following Byrama’s Vanity victory. The 12-year-old stallion stands for €2,500 (about $3,335 in United States funds) at Woodlands Stud in Ireland.—E.M.