September 16th, 2021

BLAME A Hit With Buyers At Keeneland September

BLAME proved to be a popular stallion for buyers during the second book of the Keeneland September Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, led by a $500,000 filly on Wednesday and a $525,000 filly on Thursday.

The very last BLAME to go through the ring on Thursday, Hip 1007 was snapped up Cheyenne Stables for $525,000 late in the session.

Bred and raised by WinStar Farm and consigned by Taylor Made, the daughter of stakes placed Chubby Star is a three-quarter sister to BLAME’s multiple Grade 3 winner Blamed. Blamed is one of two stakes performers out of Chubby Star’s stakes-placed dam Salsa Star, who is also a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Pacific Ocean and to the dam of Grade 3-placed Sense of Bravery.

The same family was successful on Wednesday when a BLAME colt out of Salsa Star’s half-sister Salsa Diavola offered by Nursery Place sold for $370,000 to Centennial Farms.

The two yearlings are the family of Grade 1 winner Rhythm and top broodmare Get Lucky. Their third dam is also a successful broodmare in her own right as the dam of stakes winner Mutakddim and Grade 1-placed Smooth Charmer. The mare’s daughters have also produced the likes of Grade 1 winner Frost Giant and Grade 2 winner Kavanagh.

Consigned by Gainesway and purchased by the renowned Juddmonte operation, BLAME’s $500,000 daughter of multiple Grade 1-placed And Why Not is a half-sister to two stakes winner from three to race. That duo is led by Grade 2 winner Fearless with half-brother Just Whistle a stakes winner and multiple Grade 3-placed. Any Why Not herself is a half-sister to BLAME’s Grade 3 winner Far From Over in addition to stakes winner Analyze and stakes-placed Burj Dubai.

Selling as Hip 613, the filly is also a great-granddaughter of Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Aldiza.

Rounding out the group of $300,000+ yearlings was the Spendthrift Farm and My Racehorse bought Hip 676.

The Upson Downs Farm-offered filly is out of the multiple graded stakes winning mare Daring Dancer, who is a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Hamp. Their dam Vienna Affair is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Crowded House and stakes winner On Reflection in addition to three other stakes placed runners.

Vienna Affair is also a half-sister to Argent Du Bois, who produced Grade 1 winner Ticker Tape and is also the granddam of Group 1 winner Brando.

BLAME’S eightyearlings sold during the first four days of Keeneland September brought an average of $281,250 and median of $245,000, both more than eight times his 2021 stud fee.

Claiborne Farm Acquires Breeding Rights To Met Mile Winner Silver S...
MASTERY’s Forced Ranking Wins Belmont Park MSW
Nearctic Stakes (G2) Winner Avie’s Flatter Newest Millionaire For F...