2017 Keeneland November Sale

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That's so.... weird. It's not like she's some no-name mare with a blank page covered by a backyard sire, either. I'd really, really like to know the back story on that cover if someone happens to get over there.
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bare it all wrote:That's so.... weird. It's not like she's some no-name mare with a blank page covered by a backyard sire, either. I'd really, really like to know the back story on that cover if someone happens to get over there.
Does someone even bid on her? You get a foal you have to race in Argentina and then you lose the opportunity to breed her next year if you want her to stay in the US.
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Flanders wrote:
bare it all wrote:That's so.... weird. It's not like she's some no-name mare with a blank page covered by a backyard sire, either. I'd really, really like to know the back story on that cover if someone happens to get over there.
Does someone even bid on her? You get a foal you have to race in Argentina and then you lose the opportunity to breed her next year if you want her to stay in the US.
Perhaps an opportunity for someone building their way up in the breeding game but that has a more limited budget.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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I'll take Hip #322 just because his dam Saxet Heights was an old favorite of mine.
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Treve wrote:Perhaps an opportunity for someone building their way up in the breeding game but that has a more limited budget.
Ugh, you'd lose a year of breeding on her with her dropping that July '18 foal and couldn't breed her until 2019 - unless you breed her on southern time. What would you do with the foal anyway? Send it south to a sale or race it there? Race it at 3 or 4 in the US and hope for the best?

I'm SO intrigued by this. :lol:
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bare it all wrote:
Treve wrote:Perhaps an opportunity for someone building their way up in the breeding game but that has a more limited budget.
Ugh, you'd lose a year of breeding on her with her dropping that July '18 foal and couldn't breed her until 2019 - unless you breed her on southern time. What would you do with the foal anyway? Send it south to a sale or race it there? Race it at 3 or 4 in the US and hope for the best?

I'm SO intrigued by this. :lol:
Worth the wait, for someone who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get their hands on a mare like that, if she gets snubbed by the big guns.
I'd hope the foal is a filly first and foremost. Maybe I'd send her to race in Argentina or South Africa, or maybe I don't race her at all. Now, I've hopefully got two nice mares in the barn to keep building my program. ;)
A filly named Ruffian...

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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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I guess they could just abort the foal. Which might be worth it if they wanted to keep the mare in the US.
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Flanders wrote:I guess they could just abort the foal. Which might be worth it if they wanted to keep the mare in the US.
I can't imagine someone aborting an Into Mischief foal--even one with an unfortunate birth date.
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Irish stakes winner Twirl supplemented to #KeeNov
Twirl, a stakes-winning daughter of leading sire Galileo and a full sister to Irish and French highweight Misty For Me, dam of multiple Group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, has been supplemented to Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 7.

Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, Twirl will be offered in foal to Curlin.

“Twirl represents a unique opportunity to purchase a stakes-winning, graded-quality mare by the world’s leading sire, Galileo, from arguably the most prolific current pedigree in the world,” Hill ‘n’ Dale President John G. Sikura said. “Twirl is a full sister to champion Ballydoyle and to Misty For Me, who is the dam this year of three-time Group 1 winner Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag, recent winner of the Group 1 Middle Park and Dewhurst Stakes. Twirl produced a beautiful filly by Tapit in 2017 and is foal to leading sire Curlin. I don’t think there will be another mare presented to auction anywhere with this much quality and current relevance in Group 1 racing. She is a jewel.”

Twirl displayed her durability during four seasons of racing in Ireland, England and the U.S., winning the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park and placing second in the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud E.B.F. Park Express at the Curragh and Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora at York.

Out of the Storm Cat mare Butterfly Cove, a half-sister to European champion juvenile Fasliyev, Twirl comes from an active family represented by recent multiple Group 1 winners Roly Poly and U S Navy Flag. She is a full sister to their dam, Misty For Me, a highweight and Group 1 winner in Ireland and France who also finished third in the 2011 Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Churchill Downs.
More: http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39198-irish ... -to-keenov
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They chose to breed this mare to Curlin?
That just seems like...an odd choice? :? Does he 'nick' AAA+ with her or something?
Have we seen any Curlin foals out of Galileo mares yet, so we have an idea how His Golden Dirt Burlyness matches with a Lady Grass Goddess? :P
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:They chose to breed this mare to Curlin?
That just seems like...an odd choice? :? Does he 'nick' AAA+ with her or something?
Have we seen any Curlin foals out of Galileo mares yet, so we have an idea how His Golden Dirt Burlyness matches with a Lady Grass Goddess? :P
Sikura also managed to talk Tepin's connections into breeding her to Curlin so... I think they're trying to see if Curlin can produce on the turf?
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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I mean, I don't *hate* them trying to tap into some turfiness in Curlin's pedigree. It's just weird to see in the US market. I imagine it's an attempt to internationalize Curlin's appeal if he can throw turf runners when bred to high class turf mares.

Smart Strike himself was a sneaky-good turf sire and the turf influences are there all through Smart Strike's dam-side. I think with Curlin, it's going to be about trying to skip past all the Deputy Minister influences that come through on him - his build and action are very much like DM with more 'bulk' to him.
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I imagine it's an attempt to internationalize Curlin's appeal if he can throw turf runners when bred to high class turf mares.
Yep I think you've hit the nail on the head. I mean it makes sense when international buyers do come to North American sales and spend top dollar on War Front get for example.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:02 pm

Long On Value supplemented to Keeneland November Sale
Multiple graded stakes winner Long On Value, third in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in September, has been supplemented to the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale. An earner of nearly $1 million, Long On Value will be consigned by ELiTE Sales as Hip 2884A, to sell Tuesday, Nov. 14.

“Long On Value is a hard-knocking Grade/Group 1 horse that continues to get better with age,” Bradley Weisbord with ELiTE Sales said. “Internationally campaigned in 2017, he ran second by a nose in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and was an unlucky third in his most recent run in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile to top American miler World Approval after being blocked badly around the far turn. He’s ready to provide his buyer with thrills at the top of the sport.”

Long On Value has proven soundness and durability, finishing in the money in 17 of his 30 starts during five seasons of racing in North America and abroad and earning $981,693.

He has competed at the highest levels, winning the Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita and Grade 3 Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park. This season he was second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan Racecourse and rallied strongly to finish a good third in the Woodbine Mile. Long On Value also has seconds in the Canadian Turf and Grade 2 Arlington Classic and a third in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland.

A 6-year-old horse, Long On Value is by Value Plus out of the Orientate mare Long Message.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39384-long- ... ember-sale
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Lady Eli scratched from Keeneland Nov (again..)


http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39481-keeno ... cup-injury
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Retrospectiv wrote:Lady Eli scratched from Keeneland Nov (again..)


http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39481-keeno ... cup-injury
I wouldn't hate anyone if, you know, it took a year to recover from those scrapes an, well, they might as well race her another year. :lol:
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 am

Sale starts at 11am EST and can be viewed here: http://www.keeneland.com/livevideo/sale ... ithcat.php

Even without Lady Eli, there are plenty of mares who should make a splash, although I don't expect anyone to top Songbird's price tag last night.

I have a feeling Stellar Wind goes to Japan. I don't see Coolmore seriously going after her, and I'm wondering if Mandy Pope blew her entire auction budget last night.
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 pm

$2.3M for Cathryn Sophia. I think she's the first million dollar horse in this sale (she was hip 30).
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:58 pm

$140k for Criminologist, a GSW and the dam of Inspector Lynley. Surely an RNA.
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Life At Ten - remember her? She's already carrying her 6th foal~!

$550K
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