The Claiborne sires saw their juveniles register impressive breezes at the OBS Spring Sales of 2-Year-Olds In Training Under Tack Show last week. They will start going through the OBS sales ring starting on Tuesday at 10:30a.m. ET.
From a 2-year-old with the fastest quarter in OBS history to juveniles just a few ticks off the one-furlong bullet, there was plenty of buzz around the Claiborne sires in Ocala.
WAR FRONT continues to sire eye-catching runners year after year and proved this crop is no different when his daughter out of Cinnamon Spice breezed the fastest quarter of the catalog in :20.1 as Hip 276.
The Eddie Woods offering bred by International Equities Holding is the third foal out of a four-time winning Candy Ride half-sister to Grade 1 winner Violence. Her fourth dam is the Filly Triple Crown winner Sky Beauty, who is the dam of graded stakes winner Hurricane Cat and granddam of stakes winner and Group 1-placed Crowl with other descendants including champion Quasar.
“We were expecting her to be quick, but we didn’t know she was that quick,” International Equities Holding’s bloodstock manager Frances Relihan joked to Thoroughbred Daily News after the Monday breeze.
It was a good week all around for WAR FRONT 2-year-olds when his colt out of Pine Needles sold for 425,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale on Tuesday.
BLAME’s Hip 375 comes from a strong, active family as a half-brother to this year’s UAE Two Thousand Guineas (G3) winner Azure Coast. That runner has gone two-from-three so far in his racing career. Consigned by Eddie Woods, the colt was bred by Five Rings Racing and was purchased by Woods at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
His dam Divine Rule is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Hungry Island and a full sister to Grade 3 winner Soaring Empire. The young Empire Maker mare is one of four stakes producers for her dam Flying Passage with another producing Grade 1 winner Preservationist and a third producing multiple graded stakes winner Olympiad, who is undefeated in 2022 with his latest win coming in the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2).
FLATTER’s colt out of Fenwick Hall caught the eye when breezing in :10.0 during the Under Tack Show for consignor Sequel Bloodstock as Hip 434. Bred by Final Furlong Racing Stable in New York, the colt was a $130,000 buy by McKenzie Bloodstock at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale and is a half-brother to two winners from two to race.
Fenwick Hall is a stakes-placed full sister to multiple stakes winner Miss Narcissist with the duo two of six winners from seven to race out of Mighty Good. Mighty Good is a daughter of stakes winning Mighty Emy, who also produced stakes winner Mighty Eros, the dam of Summertime Oaks (G2) winner and Test Stakes (G1)-placed Faypien.
From the Kinsman Farm breeding program comes Hip 80, a MASTERY colt consigned by de Meric Sales. The grandson of champion Xtra Heat breezed in :10.0 and looks to be another talented one for Xtra Spice, who has two winners from two to race.
Xtra Spice is a half-sister to stakes winner Southwestern Heat and a three-quarter sider to stakes winner Elusive Heat, who is the granddam of the stakes winning Tracksmith.
Xtra Heat is also a half-sister to the graded stakes placed Bless Our Home, who produced 20-time winner and stakes-placed Bless Our Home.
RUNAPPY saw his filly out of Cat Dance breeze just a tick off the bullet at the Under Tack Sale when she stopped the clock in :9.4 for Eisaman Equine as Hip 248.
The filly bred by Patterson Bloodstock and Patterson and Company comes from a successful stakes performing family as a half-sister to stakes-placed Be Nimble Their dam Cat Dance is also a full sister to Grade 1 winner Forest Secrets and half-sister to Grade 3 winner Rumor Has It and stakes-placed Bajan Tryst in addition to four stakes producers.
The cross has already proven to successful with the filly a full sister to the impressive Maiden Special Weight winner Wildcat Run and a three-quarter sister to two-time winner Open Arms.
RUNHAPPY also saw a filly from the Randy Bradshaw consignment selling as Hip 64 breeze in :10.0.
From an active family that has give updates under her half-siblings, the daughter of top broodmare Wilshewed is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Stormello, Grade 2 winner My Best Brother, Grade 3 winner Gala Away, and stakes winner Cherry Lodge.
The William and Betty Currin Trust-bred’s half-sisters sisters have also produced horses such as dual Canadian champion Curlin’s Voyage and stakes-placed Brass Compass and Barbarossa.