Keeneland November Sale 2014 Book Six Selections
Keeneland November Sale 2014 Book Six Selections: The Keeneland November Sale is still going strong. Books full young weanlings and accomplished mares have been offered for the public to get a chance to own a piece of an accomplished racehorse or attempt to make history with a young weanling. Millions of dollars go into these horses every season and this sale is no different. Book six is another book full of expensive horses for those with champagne tastes. Book six will take place on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14 at Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky. The sale will begin at 11:00 AM.
Hip 3319 – Transfer Fee – Awesome Again has yet to prove a real broodmare sire, but the good thing about this mare is her distaff line. Her dam, Bronze Route is half to stakes producer Golden Ballet. Golden Ballet produced G1 placed Stage Luck and G1 winner Drosselmeyer. Transfer Fee was unraced, and was shuttled off to breeding when she was old enough. She is offered here on a June 13th cover by Eskendereya.
Hip 3422 – Elusive Passage – Elusive Passage is a half sister to Hip 3319, Transfer Fee, meaning they have the same distaff line. Her dam, Bronze Route is half to stakes producer Golden Ballet. Golden Ballet produced G1 placed Stage Luck and G1 winner Drosselmeyer. Elusive Passage is unraced and a maiden mare. She is offered for sale, on a May 9th cover to Power Broker.
Hip 3525 – Weanling Filly – This filly is from the first crop of impressive miler, Jersey Town. The filly has a nice distaff line. She is out of the Kitten’s Joy mare, Keith’s Kitten, a full sister to Emotional Kitten. Emotional Kitten has proven to be a nice producer, which would imply that Keith’s Kitten should do the same. The cross here should work nicely.
Hip 3533 – La Rignana – This mare is by the “best sire in the world,” Galileo (IRE). La Rignana has a full brother, who is a winner in England. The mare hails form the distaff line the produced Ravi’s Song, Halfbridled, and Rebranded. La Rignana was not much of a racehorse, never placing in the three starts she made. She is a maiden mare, offered in foal on an April 29th cover to U S Ranger.
Hip 3608 – Probable Storm – This Tabasco Cat mare has a nice family. Being by a Belmont Stakes winner, out of a mare by the near Triple Crown winner, Pleasant Colony, the mare should obviously pass on stamina to her offspring. The fifteen-year-old mare produced a stakes winner, but has made a decent name in producing mares that produce stakes winners. She is the granddam of Smart D N A (Smarty Jones), a stakes winner in Peru. She is offered here, in foal on a March 11th cover to new sire Fast Bullet.
Hip 3726 – Wednesday’s Child – This mare, by Storm Cat has a lot of record to show. The nineteen-year-old mare was a winner on the racetrack, but has been producing nice offspring since 2000. The mare has seven winners from eight to race. She is offered here on a February 22nd cover to Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, Tapizar.
Hip 3730 – Within – Rahy has made a name of himself as being a very good broodmare sire. While Within has not yet produced a prominent offspring, she has had some bad luck as a broodmare. She has aborted a foal twice, and has not be pregnant twice. She does have two winners. Within is from the same distaff line as Bourbon Courage. She is also out of a full sister to champion two-year-old Chief’s Crown. She is offered for sale, in foal on a February 12th cover, to Wilburn.
Hip 3859 – Kelli Lee – This Kris S mare has a lot of pedigree to go with her. She is a half sister five others, including G2 winner Minister Eric. A less prominent sibling is Kelli’s Ransom. Kelli’s Ransom produced graded stakes winners Regal Ransom and ill-fated Devil May Care. This mare has a good producing record and is back in foal this year. The foal will be by former Kentucky Derby favorite, I Want Revenge. Kelli Lee was last serviced on March 23rd.
Hip 3981 – Weanling Filly – This filly is from the second crop of Santa Anita Handicap winner, Misremembered. This filly is only the second foal for her dam. However, the second dam, Sol De Terre, is a full sister to Belmont Stakes winner Conquistador Cielo. The filly should take to dirt and two turns like a glove when she grows up.