Stakes winner Composure among horses offered for sale.

Stakes winner Composure among horses offered for sale.


Spain, Composure Among Three Chimneys Keeneland Offerings

Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Spain, the highest-earning distaff runner in North American history, will be among the horses consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Sales to Keeneland's November breeding stock auction. Spain, who is in foal to Storm Cat, and 10 other horses in the consignment are owned by the late Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corp.

The group also includes Spain's weanling Storm Cat colt, grade II winner Saudi Poetry (in foal to Silver Deputy), and grade III winner People's Princess (in foal to Point Given). In addition, The Thoroughbred Corp. is selling a major draft of horses through Mill Ridge Sales at Keeneland.

Terence Collier, a spokesman for the Thoroughbred Corp., earlier said the sell-off was "not a dispersal, but the continuation of the orderly reduction of his (Prince Ahmed's) Thoroughbred assets. A substantial number of yearlings were sold at Keeneland in September. A majority of his mares will be sold in November."

Said Robert Clay: "Selling the horses for The Thoroughbred Corp. is a bittersweet task, but they will certainly ring some bells."

The Three Chimneys consignment will also include multiple grade I winner Composure, second in last year's Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

"Bob and Beverly Lewis decided they wanted to limit the number of mares in their broodmare band and were planning, when they sent us to her upon retirement, to sell her," Robert Clay said. "Naturally, we're thrilled to have her in our consignment."

The Keeneland sale starts Nov. 3 in Lexington.