Weanlings lead the way during Book 3 at Keeneland

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Hip 1900, a filly by McKinzie bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Colleen Smith, sold for $130,000 to highlight Book 3 at the Keeneland November sale. Photo courtesy of Gainesway.

A trio of weanlings bred or foaled in New York landed six-figure bids to highlight the Book 3 portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip 1900, a filly from the second crop of multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie named Pinky Brier, landed the top price on a bid of $130,000 from Chivalry Racing and Final Furlong as the last offering during Sunday’s fifth session of the sale.

Bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Colleen Smith, foaled at The New Hill Farm in Hoosick Falls and consigned by Gainesway, the filly is the first foal out of the Grade 2-placed Tapiture mare Exchange Vows. A half-sister to Big City Lights, Exchange Vows finished third in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.

Hip 1078, a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Yaupon, landed the top price for a weanling New York-bred colt during Book 3 on a bid of $120,000 from Bellarmine Stables during Saturday’s session.

Bred by and foaled at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville and consigned by Vinery Sales, agent, the colt is the third foal out of Fiftyplustip, a daughter of The Factor and half-sister to Grade 1-winning New York-bred Willy Beamin. The colt is a half-brother to a son of Global Campaign that sold for $60,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale; and an unnamed 2-year-old colt by Sky Mesa that sold for $9,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

The third six-figure weanling also sold during Saturday’s session – Hip 1478, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Raging Bull who brought $100,000 from CJ Thoroughbreds.

Bred and consigned by Elm Tree Farm LLC and foaled at The New Hill Farm, the colt is out of the stakes-placed Elusive Quality mare Elusive One. A half-sister to stakes winner and $164,704-earner Explain, Elusive One is the dam of winners Bourbon Heist, Tribal Transit and Gardenia Girl, along with a yearling colt by Carvaggio.

On the Good List, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road, sold for $95,000 to leading breeder Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds. Photo courtesy of Brookdale Sales.

Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds – the breeder of classic winners Authentic and National Treasure among countless other major stakes winners – landed the top-priced New York-bred mare during Book 3. Hip 1620, a 6-year-old unraced daughter of Speightstown, sold for $95,000 out of the Brookdale Sales consignment.

A half-sister to Grade 1 winner and $1,698,740-earner Dunbar Road, On the Good list is out of the Bernardini mare Gift List. Bred by Jeffrey Drown and consigned by Brookdale Sales, On the Good List was sold in foal to classic winner Mo Donegal. On the Good List is the dam of the placed 2-year-old City of Light colt Ready to Storm, who sold for $80,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale; a yearling filly by City of Light named Eiffel who sold for $50,000 at this year’s Keeneland September sale; and a weanling filly by Practical Joke born April 13.

The sale continues with the start of Book 4 and the sixth of nine sessions at 10 a.m. Monday.

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