Friday, September 13, 2013

Virginia-breds have done very well at the Keeneland September sale! 
Hip 184, a Street Sense filly bred by Larry Johnson sold for $100,000 to Chapel Creek Equine, while Hip 313, an Arch colt bred by Audley, went for $200,000 to Jim McIngvale.Check out the live action here!


Here is a complete list of all Virginia-breds on offer at Keeneland September and where to find them:

HIP 929
Hip 929

Pioneer of the Nile colt bred by Henry Carroll
HIP 1019Hip 1019

Congrats colt bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm
HIP 1146Hip 1146

Bill Backer’s Mineshaft colt
HIP 1155
Hip 1155

Morgan Ford’s City Zip filly, reserve Grand
Champion at the recent Yearling Futurity
hip 1230Hip 1230

Lookin At Lucky colt bred by Susie & Pug Hart,
was sold for $72,000 at the Keeneland 2013 January sale
hip 1282Hip 1282

Morgan Ford’s Yes It’s True filly
hip 1480Hip 1480

Virginia-foaled Malibu Moon colt selling with
Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Sunday
Check out these great pictures from the VBF Yearling Futurity and Seminar

Fasig-Tipton’s Bill Graves gave a free conformation seminar following the judging.

The conformation seminar was standing room only!

During the judging, Virginia horsewoman Susie Hart
gave live ring-side analysis of each horse.

A beautifully turned-out Virginia-bred. This colt, by Windsor Castle and
bred by Tim Hulings, took third place in the colt’s division.
Audley Farm hit two big licks with Fascinating, the 2-year-old little sister of Bodemeister running second in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante on August 31, and Cee’s My Man (Corinthian – Cee’s Irish, by Cee’s Tizzy) winning a maiden at Delaware on September 9. Trained by Virginian Ferris Allen, Cee’s My Man filled the top slot in a Virginia exacta. Jimmy Day’s homebred Plated (Tiznow – Imaginary Gold, by Mr. Prospector) was second.Fascinating (Smart Strike – Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat) sold to current connections Hill n’ Dale Equine and Bruce Lunsford for $1.3 million at last year’s Keeneland September sale. She finished ½-length second to Jeff Bonde’s She’s a Tiger after coming wide in the turn and finishing well. Check out the race here.

Beverly Steinman’s 4-year-old Smart Power (Perfect Soul – Rebotco, by Dynaformer) broke his maiden on September 7 at Delaware, driving to a 1 ¾-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile grass contest. Trained by Doug Fout, Smart Power sat of the pace through the opening stages of the race before making his move on the outside. Check out the video here.

Virginian Ferris Allen found the winner’s circle for another Virginian owner at Charles Town on September 5. Rustify (Ghostly Minister – Rustic Rose, by Linkage), owned by VTA member Eric Meyer, won the second race on that day by a length.
Royal Fireworks (Bop – Pleasantly Royal, by Pleasant Colony) lodged an allowance win at Charles Town on September 6 for Hanover-based owner Barbara Brown. The bay mare ran away with the 4 ½-furlong contest by almost 3 lengths. An earner of over $96,500, Royal Fireworks is also a graduate of Donna Dennehy’s Eagle Point Farm.

Several Virginia Breeders Had Winners to Celebrate This Week

David Ross bred the 3-year-old colt Bold Harmony (Johar – Hanna’s Harmony, by Stormin Fever) winner of a maiden special weight on September 9 at Parx. Bold Harmony is owned by Mr. Ross and trained by Hugh McMahon.

Rodger L. Smith bred the 3-year-old filly Stormin Margaret (Here’s Zealous – Storm in Filly by Smoke Glacken), winner of an allowance by 2 ¾ lengths at Suffolk Downs on September 11. Stormin Margaret is owned and trained by Adel Salim.

Carlos S. E. Moore and Gillian Gordon-Moore bred National Prayer (Songandaprayer – Senate Caucus by Siphon), a 3-year-old colt who streaked away to win a maiden special weight by 8 lengths at Mountaineer on September 8. Trained by Walter Shauf, National Prayer is owned by Cecil Clugston.

Rose Burns and Lawrence G. McDade bred Hilary Sylvester (Black Tie Affair – Ballade’s Joy by Devil His Due), winner of a maiden at Charles Town on September 11. Hilary Sylvester is trained by Susan Cooney and owned by Lawrence McDade.