September 6th, 2023

Fifty-Nine Cataloged at Keeneland by WAR OF WILL

Fifty-nine yearlings from the first crop of classic winner and dual-surface Grade 1 winner WAR OF WILL are cataloged for this month’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale from September 11 – 23.

The stallion’s Hip 2588 saw a major update on the final day of the Saratoga meet when his RUNHAPPY half-brother Nutella Fella won the Hopeful Stakes (G1).

It was the second win in two starts for that runner, who had won a Delaware Park Maiden Special Weight on debut. Nutella Fella is one of two winners from two to race out of the Candy Ride mare Krissy’s Candy, who also produced four-time winner We All See It. The Hopeful victory made Krissy’s Candy a fifth-generation stakes winner, with her own dam producing the stakes winning Meal Penalty. Third dam Dreamscape produced two stakes winners herself with multiple daughters also producing stakes performers.

The first yearling to go through the ring at the sale by the stallion is Hip 176, offered by breeder Dixiana Farms.

The colt is out of the stakes winning Julia Tuttle, whose four winners include Grade 1 winner Tom’s d’Etat and the dam of the stakes placed El Tizar. Julia Tuttle is one of three stakes performers out of Candy Cane, who is a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and successful sire Candy Ride.

Hip 446 consigned by Crestwood Farm is a half-brother to Grade 3 winners Polar River and Down on Da Bayou and the Grade 3-placed Rare Form from the four winners out of winning Empire Maker mare Bayou Tortuga.

Bred by McCann Bloodstock, Mark Kelder, and EDR Equine, the two dams on this colt’s page have produced five stakes winners between them with three of them winning multiple stakes races. Included in that group is the 16-time winner Tortuga Flats, who includes six stakes victories among that number, and 14-time winner Tortuga Straits, who won seven stakes.

A three-quarter brother to WAR FRONT’s multiple stakes winning Compelled sells with breeder Glen Hill Farm as Hip 1380.

Out of the stakes placed Mutually Benefit, the colt is also a half-brother to the stakes placed Grace Period with his dam producing three winners from four to race. This colt’s second dam is the Group 1 winner and successful broodmare Macoumba.

That mare produced top sire Malibu Moon and two stakes performers with her daughters also successful producers. One of those produced Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed Temple City, who has been a successful sire as well, while another daughter produced Grade 3 winner Worth Repeating.

Mutually Benefit returned to WAR OF WILL’s sire WAR FRONT this year.

Produced by a half-sister to Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Lemons Forever, Hip 1661 is offered by breeder Farfellow Farms. The colt’s dam Critikal Reason had her own successful both on the track and in the breeding shed as a stakes-placed racehorse and as the dam of stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Bajan and Grade 3-placed Virtual Machine.

Lemons Forever was also a top producer as the dam of champion Forever Unbridled and Grade 1 winner Unbridled Forever in addition to Forever d’Oro. This colt’s granddam was a Group 2 winner herself who was placed in multiple Grade 1 races.

A stakes winning daughter of Speightstown is the dam of Indian Creek-offered Hip 1898, bred by William Thompson Jr.

In addition to being a stakes winner, Shot Gun Pennie is also the dam of the stakes winning WhatwasIthinking and the Grade 3-placed Guileful. The colt’s granddam is the multiple stakes winning Shot Gun Favorite, who is one of four stakes performers out of Shot Gun Frances. Shot Gun Frances is also the granddam of champion Green Money and stakes-placed Bull Account.

Hip 1980 saw an update a week before the sale began when the colt’s half-brother Battle of Normandy finished third in the Dueling Grounds Derby (G3) at Kentucky Downs.

Consigned by co-breeder Lane’s End, who bred him with Gage Hill Stables, the colt is out of the multiple stakes winner Adorable Miss. He is also a half-brother to the stakes-placed Veronica Greene. Adorable Miss herself is one of two stakes winners out of Money Huntress as a half-sister to the Grade 3 winning Noble Beauty with the colt’s third dam being the Grade 1 winner Favorite Funtime. Three of the four dams on this page are stakes winners with all four of them producing at least one stakes performer.

The fourth foal out of Golden Finale saw a big update when champion Elite Power won the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) before finishing second in the Forego Stakes (G1). Bred by Sea Horse Breeders and offered as Hip 2122 by Greenfield Farms, the colt’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Broadway’s Alibi.

That mare is the dam of the aforementioned dual Grade 1 winner Elite Power with Golden Finale also a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Golden Lad and multiple stakes winner and Grade 1-placed R Gypsy Gold. Golden Finale is also a half-sister to the dam of the stakes winning Lights of Broadway. This is a successful family throughout the generations with the yearling’s stakes winning granddam Broadway Gold a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dialed In and to the dam of stakes winner Empire House. The colt’s dam has also been a successful broodmare with her one winner from two to run a two-time winner.

A half-sister to dual Grade 1 winner Cave Rock is the dam of Bedouin Bloodstock’s Hip 2267. This is the second foal out of the winning Rue de l’Ange, who saw this colt sell for $140,000 at Fasig-Tipton November last year. Rue de l’Ange’s dam is the Grade 3 winner Georgie’s Angel, who is also a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Lawn Ranger.

Each of the three dams on this page with racing age foals have at least one stakes winner with his third and fourth dams both producing two stakes winners and at least one stakes producer.

Vinery Sales is the consignor of Hip 2462, a filly out of Brazilian champion and multiple Group 1 winner Colina Verde.

That mare has produced four winners as a broodmare with those including another Grade 1 winner in Greenzapper and the multiple graded stakes placed Limonite. The mare’s daughters have also produced stakes performers themselves with one producing the stakes winning Commitment and another the multiple Grade 3-placed Malibu Mambo.

Colina Verde’s produce record takes up most of the page but the filly’s stakes winning granddam not only is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Subaru Purple but also has the Grade 1-placed Fleur Delacour listed among her runners.

A colt out of Dynaformer’s Alpha Centauri is Hip 3628 offered by Hunter Valley Farm. Bred by Nimet Kurtel Kurtel the colt’s four winning siblings include the stakes placed Reversethedecision.

Alpha Centauri is a half-sister to the multiple Group 2-placed Bodes Galaxy and to Arabian Song. A winning Forestry mare, Arabian Song is the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Country Grammer and stakes winner Joyful Cadence from her own four winners. There are stakes performers under all three dams on the page with two of them either producing Grade 1 winners of the dam of a Grade 1 winner.

His third dam Willstar not only produced the Grade 1 winner Etoile Montante but also the stakes winning dam of Grade 1 winner Obligatory.

WAR OF WILL’s first yearlings have sold for $650,000, $380,000, $320,000, etc. with a $201,263 average from 11 purchased this yearling sales season.  

HipDamBroodmare SireDOBFoaledConsignorBarn
176Julia TuttleGiant's Causeway4/13/2022KYDixiana Farms19
330SpankBlame3/15/2022KYClaiborne Farm, Agt6
446Bayou TortugaEmpire Maker2/19/2022KYPope McLean (Crestwood Farm), Agt27
592La SongUnbridled's Song2/28/2022KYTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt32
731StormbeforethecalmQuiet American4/28/2022FLSummerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agt34
844Curls in PlaceCurlin4/4/2022KYVinery Sales, Agt for Milestone Farm46
882Full of ZipCity Zip4/14/2022KYParamount Sales, Agt43
1143AbatisAptitude4/11/2022KYBluewater Sales LLC, Agt8
1274HeelsFlatter3/5/2022KYClaiborne Farm, Agt6
1380Mutually BenefitDynaformer3/20/2022KYGlen Hill Farm1
1401Perfect Step (IRE)Iffraaj (GB)5/14/2022KYGarrencasey Sales LLC, Agt9
1424Ready SignalMore Than Ready3/29/2022KYCastle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agt12
1577Amen HallelujahMontbrook3/13/2022KYVinery Sales, Agt24
1661Critikal ReasonAptitude5/3/2022KYFarfellow Farms24
1692EyeintheskySky Mesa2/16/2022KYWar Horse Place LLC, Agt14
1720Glowing SunsetStreet Sense4/2/2022ONMulholland Springs, Agt22
1723Green DestinySuper Saver3/20/2022KYVinery Sales, Agt24
1754KeiraUnusual Heat3/24/2022KYMill Ridge Sales, Agt12
1805More Fun AgainArch2/10/2022KYSt George Sales, Agt26
1883Scattering MinkScat Daddy4/8/2022KYParamount Sales, Agt19
1898Shot Gun PennieSpeightstown3/5/2022KYIndian Creek, Agt28
1931Sunday SonnetAny Given Saturday5/7/2022KYHermitage Farm27
1939Tenacious TinaBenchmark4/3/2022KYMulholland Springs, Agt22
1980Adorable MissKitten's Joy4/17/2022KYLane's End, Agt30
2033Bunairgead (IRE)New Approach (IRE)4/26/2022KYGainesway, Agt31
2048ChastiseBlame2/25/2022KYClaiborne Farm, Agt28
2093EscampetteSmart Strike3/7/2022KYDixiana Farms32
2122Golden FinaleArch2/25/2022KYGreenfield Farms, Agt29
2151Joyful CatKitten's Joy2/27/2022KYHill 'n' Dale at Xalapa, Agt38
2154Just a Little HopeFlatter3/21/2022KYTrackside Farm (Tom Evans), Agt32
2199Mermaid of HonorMajestic Warrior3/16/2022KYLane's End, Agt30
2232Not SwayedHonor Code4/14/2022KYNursery Place, Agt37
2267Rue de l'AngeStreet Sense4/8/2022KYBedouin Bloodstock, Agt40
2272SandalMunnings1/29/2022KYHunter Valley Farm, Agt39
2372UnderestimateBroken Vow2/28/2022KYClaiborne Farm, Agt28
2377Virginia HillSky Mesa3/29/2022KYEaton Sales, Agt36
2462Colina Verde (BRZ)Know Heights (IRE)2/13/2022KYVinery Sales, Agt2
2479CurledCurlin3/6/2022KYStone Farm, Agt47
2491DidoBernstein4/1/2022KYBrookdale Sales, Agt for Jack Swain43
2499East IndiaMizzen Mast5/21/2022KYKnockgriffin Farm, Agt41
2508Exit ThreeGiant's Causeway4/5/2022KYIndian Creek, Agt45
2546Harmony VictoryMore Than Ready2/8/2022KYMill Ridge Sales, Agt3
2553Hi HolidayHarlan's Holiday3/14/2022KYWarrendale Sales, Agt47
2588Krissy's CandyCandy Ride (ARG)4/25/2022KYAshview Farm, Agt47
2624Miss MatzoballSmoke Glacken3/29/2022LAIndian Creek, Agt for Coteau Grove Farms45
2702RuffenuffDialed In2/10/2022KYGrovendale Sales, Agt48
2927ExcessivespendingShackleford2/1/2022KYBedouin Bloodstock, Agt9
2950Gone to TownMunnings2/16/2022KYNursery Place, Agt7
3012Lucy in DiamondsRock Hard Ten4/24/2022KYStonehaven Steadings12
3147Stunning LadyIndian Charlie4/29/2022KYEaton Sales, Agt12
3400Jade PrincessTapit4/30/2022KYBrookdale Sales, Agt29
3414Kyllachy Queen (IRE)Kyllachy (GB)3/11/2022KYParamount Sales, Agt19
3528Rumble DollStreet Boss3/11/2022NYFour Star Sales, Agt27
3580Sweet Candy DanceTwirling Candy4/25/2022KYParamount Sales, Agt19
3628Alpha CentauriDynaformer4/21/2022KYHunter Valley Farm, Agt39
3671Crown ItTapit4/30/2022KYPope McLean (Crestwood Farm), Agt37
3947Aqua RegiaPollard's Vision4/20/2022VAKnockgriffin Farm, Agt44
4022Giovanna BluesGio Ponti3/30/2022FLFour Star Sales, Agt for Westbury Stables42
4118ParolMizzen Mast3/5/2022NYMulholland Springs, Agt43
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