November 13th, 2023

Claiborne-Sired Offerings in High Demand at Keeneland November

FIRST SAMURAI had one of the top priced offerings at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when his daughter Tarabi sold for $1.05 million to Spendthrift Farm.

Offered by Lane’s End, Tarabi not only was a stakes winner but also finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) in a career that saw her hit the board seven times for $493,140 in earnings. She is a full sister to Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Shivaji out of a daughter of Grade 2 winner Buy The Barrel.

One of four stakes winners and five stakes performers out of stakes winning Affordable Price, Buy The Barrel produced two stakes performers herself.

FIRST SAMURAI also saw daughter Corey sell for $475,000 to Castleton Lyons. Offered by Grovendale Sales, the stakes placed filly was given a stakes update when her juvenile half-sister finished third in the White Clay Creek Stakes.

That filly was the fourth stakes performer for Gospel Girl, who also produced Grade 3 winner Happy Farm and the stakes-placed Good Fight alongside Corey. The mare is carrying her first foal by Uncle Mo on a March 2 cover.

BLAME’s daughter Beyond Blame led the way for the stallion at the sale during the first book when selling to Mt. Brilliant Farm and Orrin Ingram with M. Farrell as agent.

The Elm Tree Farm mare was a $800,000 purchase for her new owners while carrying a foal by Life Is Good on a February 19 cover. A Grade 3 winner, Beyond Blame’s first foal is the Grade 1-placed Loggins – a colt who was part of the exacta of runners produced by BLAME daughters in the 2022 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) with the first placed runner Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Forte.

Beyond Blame is a half-sister to the stakes placed Blamethechampagne, the duo are two of the five winners from five to race out of Quippery. Quippery is a half-sister to Grade 3 winners Bellera and Life Imitates Art. The page also includes multiple Grade 1 winners Street Boss and Jack Christopher among others.

A stakes-placed BLAME daughter was also the dam of a $600,000 weanling purchased by Stonestreet Stables from Mulholland Springs.

WAR FRONT was the sire of the foal Amalfi Coast is carrying on a February 23 cover while selling for $650,000 to Shadai Farm during the first session of the November Sale.

Canadian’s Champion Female Sprinter, Amalfi Coast won multiple Grade 2 races with 15 top three starts in her career. Amalfi Coast is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes placed Why Katherine and stakes performers Afleet Katherine and Chris’ Brew among others.

A mare carrying a foal by WAR OF WILL was a $350,000 purchase by Cove Springs from the Claiborne Farm consignment.

A stakes winner and Grade 3 placed mare, Thankful is carrying her first foal by WAR OF WILL on a March 14 cover. The mare is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Brazen Persuasion and stakes winner Behold de Buy. Each of the three dams on the page have produced at least one stakes performer with two of them producing stakes winners.

Sugarloaf Farm went to $210,000 to buy Pearl Glory from the Bluewater Sales consignment.

A multiple Grade 3-placed runner, Pearl Glory visited WAR OF WILL on a March 25 cover for her first foal. Pearl Glory’s granddam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Pure Grain and sthe dam of Grade 1 winner Fine Grain among others. A page full of blacktype, Pearl Glory is one of 16 stakes performers named with

A RUNHAPPY daughter out of Wilshewed sold for $270,000 to West Bloodstock as agent for Repole Stables.

Carrying her first foal by Not This Time, Solicitation is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Stormello, Grade 2 winner My Best Brother, and Grade 3 winner Gala Award among the four stakes winners and five stakes performers out of her dam. One of Solicitation’s half-sisters is also the dam of dual Canadian champion Curlin’s Voyage with four stakes performers overall produced by her siblings.

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