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.