The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is one of the most prestigious in the World. The well-bred consignments attract top owners and breeders from around the globe, all in search of the next superstar. Phoenix Thoroughbreds are back at the sale, and you can get all the details on our latest purchases by following this blog. Keep checking back here for detailed updates and follow our Twitter feed for the latest breaking news from Kentucky (@PhoenixThoroug1)…
From the pages of Book Three we’ve moved to buy Hip 1775, a Carpe Diem colt out of G3 winning mare Regalo Mia. Consigned by South Point Sales he is related to prolific winners Hot Talent, Hot Zapper and Big Game Baby. For more check out the video below.
A More Than Ready colt offered by Warrendale Sales as Hip 1791 also joins our roster. Out of South African G2 winner and G1 placed mare Sally Bowles he is a full-brother to GSW Consumer Credit. While also a half-sibling to winner in England London Calling he comes form the same family as top-class winner Morisco.
A third addition from book three is Hip 1905, a Frosted colt from winning and Grade Three placed mare All Star Bub. He has a long list of very successful relatives including the dual Grade One winner Tout Charmant as his third dam. That in turn leads to blood ties with graded stakes winner Dancing House and Black-Type success Too Charming.
Joining our ranks is Hip 1183, an Honor Code colt out of a winning mare by the name of Give My Regards. A half-brother to two winners, including G1 placed Best Performance, he also comes from the same family as Oklahoma Derby (G3) winner Broadway Empire.
Phoenix Ladies Syndicate have added to their team on the first day of Book 2. They have secured Hip 768 a chestnut Will Take Charge colt. From the same family as Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, he is a half brother to a juvenile winner. Even with a quick visual scan of his pedigree page, you can’t miss a multitude of Graded winners.
The “Ladies’ have also secured Hip 869 a Declaration Of War filly out of black-type winning mare Kaloura. That makes her a half-sister to Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Kadar and, perhaps more significantly, from the family of Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Kalanisi. Graded winner Kalaman and Luminate can also be found listed as relations while multi UAE winner Burano is another significant relative.
Not to be outdone by “PLS” we’ve made our first addition of Book Two moving to buy Hip 879. A bay colt by Tapit the yearling is out of Gailieo mare Lady Bingo who in turn is a full sister to group winners Houseofparliament and Foundry. Consigned by Gainesway his G1 winning relatives include Sharp Lisa, Spring At Last and Oh Susanna.
We’ve partnered with Winchell Thoroughbreds to buy Hip 488, an Into Mischief colt and the first foal of black-type winning Munnings mare Lake Sebago. He is from a family full of winners including champion-two-year-old, Canadian bred Hollinger while a further examination of his pedigree reveals G2 winner Something Lucky.
Our final purchase of Book 1 for 2019 is the Elm Tree farm consigned Hip 545. By Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist the filly is out of winning mare Miss Inclined and a half-sibling to three winners. She also hails from the same family as multple-graded Stakes winner Rush Bay and G2 success Itsaknockout is also a close relation.
Our only purchase on day two is by the same sire as our first recruit yesterday. We’ve picked up a War Front filly out of a winning sister to multiple G1 Champion Rip Van Winkle. The yearling is also a full sister to July Cup, and Middle Park Stakes placed Fleet Review while Italian Group victor La Vie Infinite is also part of her family.
Our first purchase of the 2019 sale is Hip 30, a grey colt by Claibourne Farms War Front. Out of Medaglia d’Oro mare Princesa Silvia the yearling comes from the same family as Pegasus World Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner. There’s another Breeders’ Cup Champion on the family tree with multiple G1 Saint Liam a notable relation among a page full of Graded winners.
Also joining our roster is Hip 111, a Pioneerof The Nile filly out of multiple-winning Curlin mare Stopshoppingdebbie. There are prolific winners throughout this one’s family including Shampoo, Smarty Deb and Finallygotabentley.
We’ve secured our second grey of this sale by adding Hip 135, a Tapit colt out of multiple G1 winner and champion two-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi. The Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach is a close relation to the yearling who can also boast bloodlines to top-level winners Take Charge Lady and Will Take Charge.
The opening day is rounded off by Phoenix Ladies adding to their ranks. They moved to buy Hip 189, an American Pharoah filly out of winning mare Wild Bout Tiffany and half-sister to two winners. She is also related to Graded stakes winner Mr Livingston among several other successful family members.