Honor A. P. filly highlights Book 4 at Keeneland September sale

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Hip 2102, a filly by Honor A. P. bred by Arindel, sold for $80,000 to highlight Book 4 of the Keeneland September sale. Photo provided by Lane’s End.

A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Honor A. P. sold for $80,000 during Monday’s session to highlight the Book 4 New York-bred offerings at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Tommy and Bonnie Hamilton’s Silverton Hill LLC purchased Hip 2102, who is the third foal out of the winning Midshipman mare First Salute. Bred by Arindel, foaled at Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater and consigned by Lane’s End, agent, the filly was originally sold as a weanling for $45,000 at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The filly is a half-sister to Honor Factor, a 5-year-old son of The Factor who sold for $120,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale; and Never Satisfied, a 4-year-old gelding by Exaggerator with a record of 3-4-7 in 24 starts and $98,925 in earnings. First Salute is also the dam of a weanling filly by Waiting also bred by Arindel and foaled Feb. 1 in New York.

Arindel purchased First Salute, carrying the Honor A. P. filly in utero, for $27,000 at the 2021 Keeneland November sale.

Monday’s session also saw the sale of Hip 1984, a filly from the first crop of New York-based stallion Honest Mischief, sell for $25,000.

Blue Dog Racing LLC purchased the filly, who is the third foal out of the unraced Curlin mare All in Time and was consigned by Highclere Sales, agent. Bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds LLC and Cypress Creek Equine LLC and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the filly was sold as a short yearling for $20,000 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

The filly is a half-sister to the unraced 2-year-old New York-bred Practical Joke filly Stress Reliever, who sold for $175,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred sale; and the 3-year-old New York-bred Laoban filly Libban, a winner July 9 at Gulfstream Park and a $250,000 purchase by C2 Racing Stable and Paul Braverman at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale. All in Time is also the dam of a weanling filly by Improbable also bred by Sequel and Cypress Creek and foaled April 28 in New York.

Keeneland reported sales on 23 of the 30 New York-breds through the first eight sessions for a total of $3,607,000, an average price of $156,826 and median of $100,000.

The sale continues with the ninth session and start of Book 5 at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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