Authenticity

2013 G2W

Pedigree

Authenticity   Quiet American Fappiano
Demure
Court of Appeal Deputy Minister
Appealing Missy

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2008 KEESEP 724 Y $250,000 Padua Stables Bluewater Sales
2013 FTKNOV 206 E $1,200,000 Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings Three Chimneys Sales

Recent Races

La Troienne S. (gr. II)

LA TROIENNE S. (gr. II), Churchill Downs, May 03, 2013, $300,000 Added, value of race $335,100, 4 yo's & up, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.09 Dirt FT.

AUTHENTICITY (Bay Mare , 7 yo, 118 lb) $203,607
Quiet American —Court of Appeal , by Deputy Minister
B—Dixiana Stables Inc , KY ; O—Padua Stables ; T—Todd A. Pletcher

On Fire Baby (Gray or Roan Filly , 5 yo, 123 lb) $65,679
Smoke Glacken —Ornate , by Gilded Time
B—Anita A Ebert-Cauley , KY ; O—Anita Cauley ; T—Gary G. Hartlage

Believe You Can (Dark Bay or Brown Filly , 5 yo, 120 lb) $32,840
Proud Citizen —El Fasto , by El Prado (IRE)
B—Brereton C. Jones , KY ; O—Brereton C. Jones ; T—J. Larry Jones

Margins: head, 4¾, 2½ . Others: Class Included 118 ($16,420) , More Chocolate 120 ($9,852) , Imposing Grace 118 ($3,351) , Draw It 118 ($3,351) . Winning Jockey, John R. Velazquez.

La Troienne S. Recap

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who likes to breeze top horses together, tipped his hand a bit April 27 when he worked Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Verrazano with 6-year-old mare Authenticity, who had not won a stakes race.

That all changed May 3 when Authenticity held off determined grade I winner On Fire Baby in the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $335,100 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) in stakes record time of 1:42.09 on the fast main track. Shadow Cast held the previous stakes record of 1:42.43 set in 2005.

Padua Stables’ Authenticity, by Quiet American—Court of Appeal, by Deputy Minister, didn’t reach the track until age 4 and missed the entire 2012 season because of injury (see Winner’s Circle, page 82). Also coming back from injury was jockey John Velazquez who in just his second start since suffering a fractured rib and wrist injury in an April 7 spill at Aqueduct won the La Troienne.

“I took a position. The other horse (On Fire Baby) was right there next to me,” Velazquez said. “She was going nice and easy. I just left her alone and went from there. I asked her to run, and she ran and the other horse was coming at me. I wasn’t sure, but every time the other horse came to her, she gave another spurt.”

Things would not go as well for Authenticity’s workmate Verrazano, who came up empty in the stretch of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and finished 14th under Velazquez.

Bred in Kentucky by William Shively’s Dixiana Stables, Authenticity is the first foal to race out of unraced Court of Appeal, a half sister to stakes winner Statement, by Seattle Slew. Dixiana purchased Court of Appeal for $335,000 at the 2006 Keeneland November breeding stock sale and later sold her at the 2008 edition of that sale, in foal to Corinthian, for $360,000 to Woodland Farm.

Dixiana Stables consigned Authenticity to the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale where Satish Sanan’s Padua Stables landed her for $250,000.

Quiet American is the sire of 57 stakes winners. The now-pensioned 27-year-old son of Fappiano resides at Darley, near Lexington.—F.A.

Shuvee H. (gr. III)

SHUVEE H. (gr. III), Saratoga, July 20, 2013, $200,000 Guaranteed, value of race $200,000, 3 yo's & up, 1 1/8 miles, 1:52.33 Dirt GD.

AUTHENTICITY (Bay Mare , 7 yo, 119 lb) $120,000
Quiet American —Court of Appeal , by Deputy Minister
B—Dixiana Stables Inc , KY ; O—Padua Stables ; T—Todd A. Pletcher

Flashy American (Gray or Roan Filly , 5 yo, 117 lb) $40,000
Flashy Bull —Inn Between , by Quiet American
B—H & W Thoroughbreds , KY ; O—Preston Stables LLC ; T—Kenneth G. McPeek

Sea Island (Dark Bay or Brown Filly , 5 yo, 115 lb) $20,000
Pulpit —Resort , by Pleasant Colony
B—Phipps Stable , KY ; O—Phipps Stable ; T—Claude R. McGaughey III

Margins: 1, 2¼, 2½ . Others: Moon Philly 116 ($10,000) , Royal Lahaina 115 ($6,000) , Eblouissante 116 ($4,000) . Winning Jockey, John R. Velazquez.

Shuvee H. Recap

Authenticity boosted her racing résumé and added to her residual value by earning her second career graded stakes victory in the July 20 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.

Trained by Todd Pletcher for the Sanan family’s Padua Stables, the 6-year-old daughter of Quiet American came into the race off a second-place effort in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I), before which she won the May 3 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. In all, she holds a record of 4-3-1 from nine starts, for earnings of $513,362.

Bred in Kentucky by William Shively’s Lexington-based Dixiana Stables, Authenticity was bought for $250,000 by Padua at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. She was consigned by Dixiana through Bluewater Sales, agent.

“Physically she’s a gorgeous-looking mare,” said Sasha Sanan, who serves as racing manager of Padua and runs the stable with his parents, Satish and Anne. “If you sat through a conformation seminar, she’d fit just about all the criteria. She’s long, scopey, with a deep shoulder, plenty of hip, a lot of girth, and good bone. She was an incredibly pleasing horse to the eye.

“Quiet American is obviously a horse that had a lot of success with fillies both in racing and in their future as broodmares,” Sanan continued. “She’s also out of a Deputy Minister mare that has a good female line for breeding. She jumped right out at us (physically), and then she fit all the other criteria afterward.”

Sanan added that his mother was responsible for choosing the name Authenticity. “It’s a word that symbolizes one of the values that we as a family uphold and find important,” he explained.

Authenticity’s dam, Court of Appeal, has fetched six figures at auction on three separate occasions. A $220,000 yearling and a $335,000 3-year-old, she was most recently bought for $360,000 by Woodland Farm at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. In foal to Corinthian, she was consigned by Dixiana Stables Partnership Dissolution through Bluewater Sales, agent.

While Court of Appeal was unraced, she is out of the dual grade III-winning Lypheor mare Appealing Missy. Authenticity is the first foal and first winner out of 10-year-old Court of Appeal, who delievered a Twirling Candy filly March 10 and is in foal to English Channel for 2014.

Quiet American is the sire of 57 stakes winners, including two other 2013 added-money victors. Quiet American is pensioned at Darley near Lexington.—E.M.