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Friday, September 21, 2007

Keeneland Yearling Sales Addiction

[UPDATED WITH PRICES]
Curses on you, Alan, for getting me addicted to watching the live feed of the Keeneland Yearling Sale! Nothing kills time at the office better than watching the sale. I haven’t had much time for that in the past week with meetings and first exams getting underway, but I caught up tonight in perusing the upcoming offerings as the sale winds down. Out of mere curiosity, I’ll be keeping on eye of the following:

• A half-brother to Folk (Bay Colt Hip No. 5420, by Rossini out of Polish Style, by Danzig) $9,000--WOW!
• A half-sister to It’s a Danzig (Hip. No. 3753, by Langfuhr out of Dake, by Gulch) R.N.A.
• A half-brother to Baroness Thatcher (Hip No. 3918, by Chapel Royal out of Natkeeta, by Gulch) OUT.
• A half-sister to two-year-old 2007 Cinderella Stakes winner Wonderful Luck (Hip No. 3923, by Brahms out of No Small Wonder, by Capote)$22,000.
• A half-sister of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Cat Thief (Bay Filly Hip No. 4054, by Jump Start out of Train Robbery, by Alydar)$70,000.
• A half-brother to recent Presque Isle Mile winner Independent George (Hip No. 4545, by Devil His Due out of Daylight Ridge, by Dayjur)$19,000
• A half-brother to Queen’s Plate winner Basqueian (Chestnut Colt Hip No. 4066, by Pure Prize out of Valse Musette, by Halo)$3,000.
• A full-brother to Nolan’s Cat (Dark Bay or Brown Colt Hip No. 5460, by Catienus out of Single Goer, by Easy Goer)OUT.

I’ll also be watching:

• Bay Colt Hip No. 4810 (Milwaukee Brew), who is the first foal out of 2003 champion Canadian filly Too Late Now (Raj Waki)$30,000.
• Dark Bay or Brown Filly Hip No. 3836 (Congaree out of In Truth, by Quiet American); her dam is a half-sister to G3 winning Hot Novel, who is the dam of multiple-grade 1 winning Behrens $42,000.
• Bay Colt Hip No. 3848 (Touch Gold out of Just Awesome, by Siphon); his dam is half-sister of multiple-grade 1 winners Macho Uno and Awesome Again $100,000 .
• Chestnut Colt Hip No. 3948 (Point Given out of Pettit, by A.P. Indy); his dam is half-sister to graded-stakes winners Concerto, Illusioned, and Sweet Fervor $12,000.
• Chestnut Colt Hip No. 3977 (Stravinsky out of Robust, by Conquistador Cielo); his dam is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes winner Danzig Connection R.N.A..
• Bay Filly Hip No. 5396 (Rossini out of Never a Saint, by St. Jovite); her dam is half-sister to Pleasant Tap and Go for Gin $23,000.
• Dark Bay or Brown Colt Hip No. 4188 (Cat Thief out of Gone for Christmas, by Gone West); his dam is a half-sister to G1 winning Christmas Kid $7,500.
• Gray or Roan Filly Hip No. 4192 (Tapit out of Harve de Grace, by Boston Harbor); her dam is a half-sister of two-year-old 2007 Sorrento Stakes winner Tasha’ Miracle $25,000.
• Bay Colt Hip No. 4377 (Johar out of She Nuit All, by Lost Soldier); his dam is a half-sister to Octave $7,500.
• Bay Colt Hip No. 5020 (Crafty Prospector out of Louisiana Purchase, by Pleasant Colony); his dam is a half-sister of Dixie Ghost, dam of Chelokee and his half-brother Salute the Sarge R.N.A..

I did see that a half-brother of Magna Graduate (Bay Colt Hip No. 1159, Hennessy out of Peacock Alley, by Fast Play) sold for only $90,000 the other day. Wow!

1 comments:

Ron said...

I don't know how many people have told me I'm insane because I can settle in and watch a horse auction for hours at a time. I watched and made notes at the Barrett's Sale in Calfiornia this year, and found Salute the Sarge, who has seen to it that I was well compensated for the time I spent watching. Thank's for putting up your notes. I'll be looking for them as well.