Filly by More than Ready first six-figure New York-bred yearling of 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

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By Sarah Mace

The New York-bred short yearling market picked up a little steam during Tuesday’s second and concluding session of Book 1 at this week’s Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Hip 714, a dark bay or brown filly by More than Ready, was purchased by Frederick & May for $145,000 to become the state’s first six-figure yearling of 2018. Tuesday’s trading also saw a pair of New York-bred broodmare/broodmare prospects bring over $100,000.

Consigned by Hidden Brook on behalf of the filly’s breeder Richard Greeley, the More than Ready filly was foaled on February 5, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Farm in Pine Plains. Her dam Adorable You is a winning Kentucky-bred turf runner by Grand Slam, who sold one hip earlier on Tuesday to Dr. Thomas Keenan for $40,000 in foal to Paynter.

The sale filly has four winning siblings from four to race, led by Carameaway (Lawyer Ron), her dam’s first foal. Winner of the 2014 Saratoga Dew, and placed in four more New York-bred stakes races, Carameaway earned $472,837 in 42 starts over five seasons. Adorable You’s second foal, Kentucky-bred My Cara Mia (Include), is also a six-figure earner. Black type persists into the second generation. The filly’s second dam is stakes winner Always Nettie, one of whose foals is a multiple stakes producer.

Leading the duo of six-figure mares was 5-year-old Louisville First by Girolamo (Hip 513), who went to Winchell Thoroughbreds as a broodmare prospect for $150,000 from the consignment of Indian Creek, Agent. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. James G. Bell, Louisville First was a $70,000 Keeneland September yearling in 2014, before being picked up by RAP racing for $120,000 at the 2015 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds.

Louisville First won the 2016 renewal of the Cupecoy’s Joy division of the New York Stallion Stakes series and, in her next start, finished second in the Statue of Liberty, another turf race in the same series. From 16 career starts, the mare earned $211,442. Louisville First’s dam Move Clickly is a Kentucky-bred six-figure-earner by Cherokee Run who has produced two other winners.

Black Betsy (Hip 739), a 6-year-old Jump Start mare in foal to Violence fetched $125,000 from Renee Dailey. Bred by Classic Thoroughbred XXV and winner of one race in California for Panic Stable LLC, Black Betsy was consigned by the South Point Sales Agency. Out of stakes winner Time to Dream, Black Betsy is a half-sister to black type-winner Five Star Dream. Her second dam Five Star Night is also a stakes winner and stakes producer, and black type runs deep in the second generation.

Book 2 of the Keeneland January sale continues Wednesday, January 10 (Hips 782-1178) and Thursday, January 11 (Hips 1179-1581). Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m.


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