Phoenix Thoroughbreds came away from Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale with ten recruits after adding four Hips from Books Two and Three.
That quartet joins the six new additions the Dubai-based investment fund acquired during bidding on Book One (read a round up of Book One here) while Phoenix Ladies Syndicate has a trio of new horses to add to their ranks.
It was, in fact, “PLS” who was the first to strike as bidding got underway on Book Two moving to secure 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, while a quick visual scan of his pedigree page, reveals a multitude of Graded winners.
Phoenix Ladies were active again not long after adding 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 winners Kalaman and Luminate are listed as relations as is multiple UAE winner Burano, which may be significant given the Ladies success in Dubai last season.
Not to be outdone Phoenix Thoroughbreds picked up Hip 879 during the session. A bay colt by Tapit the yearling he 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.
Day Five of the sale saw one horse added to the Phoenix Thoroughbreds roster, that being Hip 1183. An Honor Code colt out of a winning mare by the name of Give My Regards, he is a half-brother to two winners, including G1 placed Best Performance in addition to coming from the same family as Oklahoma Derby (G3) winner Broadway Empire.
When the bidding opened on Book Three Phoenix had some early success landing 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.
A More Than Ready colt offered by Warrendale Sales as Hip 1791 was the next to join the roster. Out of South African G2 winner and G1 placed mare Sally Bowles he is a full-brother to Graded Stakes winner Consumer Credit, and has, even more, to recommend him, hailing as he does from the same family as top-class winner Morisco.
The final piece of business done by Phoenix Thoroughbreds at this year’s sale was to add 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.