By Blood-Horse Staff Champion Groupie Doll, some recent grade I-winning fillies, and Eblouissante, half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, are among the 3,602 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2013 November breeding stock sale Nov. 5-14.
Odds are that she will be sent to the shed, but I wish she could have a chance to redeem herself on the track. Her last out was such a debacle, with her freakout and injuries in the gate pretty much taking her out of that race. But, you know some deep-pocket breeder is going to put down a lot of money for her, and there's no way a Coolmore, Darley or Shadai is going to risk her on the track. She's too valuable as a broodmare.
Well, surprised, but not surprised. Would love to see her get back on the track after the sale, but her breeding is worth a lot more, and racing hasn't exactly gone 100% for her. I'd be more surprised to see her back in racing than just retired to be a mom. Maybe Mr. Leon will buy her. He probably spent enough in 2011. ha
I don't think it is a done deal that she is going overseas. There are some deep pocketed Americans who are willing to shell out the bucks for a high profile filly. Mandy Pope immediately comes to mind.