A year after CATHOLIC BOY’s first in-foal mares sold for up to $950,000, buyers will have a chance to buy his first weanlings at this year’s breeding stock sales.
The first crop sire kicks off a busy few weeks with his first weanling through the ring selling as Hip 108 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Offered by Ramsey Farm, the weanling is a half-sister to stakes winner In The Mood and one other winner from two to race out of stakes winning Sisterhood. That mare is one of three stakes performers for the winning mare Caterette sired by Kitten’s Joy. Caterette has produced five winners with those other than Sisterhood including stakes winner Cozy Kitten and 10-time winner With Exultation.
More Than Ready sons crossed on Kitten’s Joy mares have produced five runners with the group led by stakes performer Artemus Bridge.
Those who miss out on CATHOLIC BOY’s first offering just need to venture across town to Keeneland. The stallion has 21 catalogued for the 10-day Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
|292||Thunder Rose||4/22/2021||Dark Bay/Brown||C||Nursery Place, Agent||18||2||2|
|386||Champagne Ice||3/16/2021||Bay||F||Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson)||25||2||2|
|598||Pomarine||3/10/2021||Bay||C||Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XCI||23||2||2|
|601||Princess Samurai||4/17/2021||Dark Bay/Brown||F||Buckland Sales (Zach Madden), Agent XXV||25||2||2|
|603||Profess||2/17/2021||Bay||C||Claiborne Farm, Agent||19||2||2|
|715||Ultimate Mo||2/15/2021||Bay||C||Ashview Farm (Bryan Lyster & Gray Lyster), Agent||38||3||2|
|744||Alpha Centauri||4/6/2021||Bay||C||Eaton Sales, Agent||26||3||2|
|885||Granby Girl||2/17/2021||Chestnut||C||Warrendale Sales, Agent VI||35||3||2|
|959||Miss Mystique||1/25/2021||Chestnut||F||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., Agent VI||35||3||2|
|1046||Street Flirt||2/23/2021||Chestnut||F||Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), Agent||48||4||3|
|1052||Sweet Destiny||3/16/2021||Chestnut||C||Hartwell Farm, Agent||39||4||3|
|1103||Zestina||1/19/2021||Bay||C||Frankfort Park Farm, Agent||4||3|
|1197||Contrarian||3/30/2021||Bay||F||Vinery Sales, Agent for HREH, Raised at Springhill Equine||1||4||3|
|1289||Holiday Babe||5/16/2021||Dark Bay/Brown||F||Moreau Bloodstock Int'l Inc.||44||4||3|
|1335||Lionessa||3/4/2021||Chestnut||C||Buckland Sales (Zach Madden), Agent IV||47||4||3|
|1401||Peru (GB)||2/18/2021||Bay||C||Nursery Place, Agent||44||4||3|
|2096||Fashion Factor||2/11/2021||Bay||F||St George Sales, Agent VII||15||6||4|
|2098||Fast Alexia||2/28/2021||Chestnut||C||Claiborne Farm, Agent||19||6||4|
|2128||Grey Stark||3/9/2021||Bay||F||St George Sales, Agent VI||15||6||4|
|2232||Parol||2/25/2021||Chestnut||C||Claiborne Farm, Agent||19||6||4|
CATHOLIC BOY kicks off the sale with Hip 292, a colt from the family of Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Spain consigned by Nursey Place. That colt’s Giant’s Causeway dam is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Excited and stakes winner Wait Til Dawn. Excited is also the dam of stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Thrilled while another of Thunder Rose’s sisters is the dam of Group 1-placed Cravache d’Oro.
This colt’s stakes winning second dam Path of Thunder is a full sister to the aforementioned Spain and is a sibling to two other graded stakes winners.
Out of a Giant’s Causeway mare, this colt is bred on the same More Than Ready x Giant’s Causeway cross as Grade 1 winners Verrazano and Say The Word among five stakes winners and 10 stakes performers. Two of More Than Ready’s sons have also sired two stakes performers out of Giant’s Causeway mares.
Brandywine Farm send Hip 386 through the ring, a filly out of a full sister to Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Ruler on Ice. The filly’s dam Champagne Ice has one winner from two of racing age, that being the multiple stakes-placed Champagne Humor. Champagne Humor is out of the stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Champagne Glow, who also produced dual Grade 1 winner Champagne d’Oro. Champagne d’Oro is also the granddam of stakes winner Pico d’Oro.
There are Grade 1 winners under two of the three dams on this page with Champagne Glow a half-sister to Italian champion and Group 1 winner Jurado and dual Grade 1 winner Grand Canyon.
Claiborne Farm offers a colt out of a WAR FRONT daughter of Preach as Hip 603. A winner at two, Process is the dam of two winners from three to race and herself is one of many winners out of the legendary Preach. A Grade 1 winner during her time as a race mare, Preach went on to produce the Grade 2 winning Claiborne stallion Pulpit and stakes performers Urban Poet and Tell It.
Preach’s daughters have also been strong producers with their runners including WAR FRONT’s stakes winner and Group 1-placed Whitecliffsofdover, FIRST SAMURAI’s stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Endless Chatter, and Grade 3 winner Wild Shot among others.
Hip 744 from Eaton Sales is a half-brother to stakes-placed Reversethedecision from three winners out of Alpha Centauri. Alpha Centauri not only is a half-sister to Group 2-placed Bodes Galaxy but also to the dam of Grade 1 winner Country Grammar and RUNHAPPY’s Grade 3-placed Joyful Cadence. Alpha Centauri is also offered as Hip 743 at the Keeneland September Sale in foal to WAR OF WILL.
A producing family throughout the generations his third dam is prominent producer Willstar. Willstar is the dam of Group 1 winner Etoile Montante and granddam of Grade 2 winners Obligatory and Bonny South.
Providing quality throughout the sessions, CATHOLIC BOY sees Crestwood Farm consign his Hip 1046.
The February-born filly is a half-sister to two winners from three to race out of Street Flirt. That mare gets her producing power honestly. Her dam Sister Girl produced two stakes performers and has also see her daughters produce dual Grade 1 winner Bowie’s Hero, Grade 1 winner Sharp Azteca, and Grade 3 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Firing Line.
Descending from Broodmare of the Year Oatsee comes Hip 2098, out of a granddaughter to that great mare. Another Claiborne Farm offering, the colt is out of Fast Alexia who is also the dam of BLAME’s five-time winner Always Forgiven. Fast Alexia is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple Grade 3-placed Florida Won and stakes-placed Grand Journey along with the dam of stakes-placed Spicy Marg.
In addition to producing the colt’s granddam, Oatsee also produced three-time Grade 1 winner Shackleford, Grade 1 winner Lady Joanne, Grade 2 winner Afleeting Lady, Grader 3 winner Baghdaria, and stakes winner Stephanoatsee. One of her unraced daughters is the dam of stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Uncle Lino.
The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale starts at 1 p.m. November 10 and moves to 10 a.m. daily the 11th through the 19th.