August 31st, 2021

Keeneland September Set to Showcase Claiborne Sires

The 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale provides another opportunity for Claiborne sires to shine with some of the best bred yearlings from their 2020 crop going through the first two books of the sale. WAR FRONT is again represented by a large group in Book 1 with 21 yearlings cataloged but he’s far from the only Claiborne sire whose backers are looking forward to the first week of the sale.

15War FrontIt Tiz Well2/16/2020Dark Bay/BrownCDenali Stud, Agent X511
23War FrontJoyfully3/18/2020BayFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CV411
29War FrontKey To My Heart (IRE)2/12/2020BayCLane's End, Agent611
42War FrontLerici4/25/2020BayFGainesway, Agent XV211
46War FrontLiscanna (IRE)2/19/2020BayFFour Star Sales, Agent1811
61MasteryMetmeyer3/16/2020BayFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XXXVII411
70First SamuraiMiss Singhsix (IRE)2/15/2020ChestnutFMill Ridge Sales, Agent1111
82War FrontMrs McDougal2/22/2020BayCClaiborne Farm, Agent611
85MasteryMy Tina3/23/2020BayCPenn Sales, Agent for Alex Venneri1811
95War FrontOdeliz (IRE)5/5/2020Dark Bay/BrownCDenali Stud, Agent XL511
108War FrontPine Needles3/16/2020BayCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXXVII411
117War FrontQueen Nefertiti (IRE)2/4/2020BayCClaiborne Farm, Agent611
127War FrontRoad to Victory3/6/2020BayCDenali Stud, Agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised511
131War FrontSailor's Valentine3/14/2020BayCSt George Sales, Agent X911
136War FrontSay (IRE)4/4/2020BayFGainesway, Agent XV211
158FlatterSpeedy War2/13/2020BayCHunter Valley Farm, Agent111
180War FrontSweet2/25/2020Dark Bay/BrownCClaiborne Farm, Agent611
192War FrontTell Me Now (IRE)4/6/2020Dark Bay/BrownFSmall Batch Sales, Agent for Walmac Farm, LLC311
203War FrontTokyo Time3/30/2020BayFGainesway, Agent III221
211War FrontTrue Style5/20/2020BayCClaiborne Farm, Agent621
214War FrontTwirl (IRE)3/19/2020BayCHill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent721
223War FrontVaulcluse3/24/2020BayFGainesway, Agent X221
233War FrontWhite Light1/31/2020BayFClaiborne Farm, Agent621
248BlameAll in With Aces2/26/2020BayFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agent XI421
289War FrontBunairgead (IRE)4/6/2020Dark Bay/BrownCHinkle Farms1821
309War FrontChatham4/27/2020Dark Bay/BrownCStone Farm1521
418War FrontLady of Kyushu3/14/2020BayFLane's End, Agent3032
434FlatterLine1/29/2020BayFClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
498MasteryPromise Me More3/19/2020Dark Bay/BrownCLegacy Bloodstock, Agent XI2932
504FlatterQuezon3/19/2020BayFDenali Stud, Agent for Bridlewood Farm3632
512BlameRiley's Choice3/17/2020BayCUpson Downs Farm, Agent I3232
521BlameSalsa Diavola2/26/2020BayCNursery Place, Agent3632
533BlameShesakitty4/14/2020Gray/RoanCHill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent3832
550MasterySpring Street3/17/2020ChestnutCHunter Valley Farm, Agent XXVIII3532
578FlatterTreasured2/12/2020BayCClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
596RunhappyWilshewed4/5/2020ChestnutFValkyre Stud, Agent VI2732
610MasteryAmazing Shoes4/28/2020Dark Bay/BrownCClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
613BlameAnd Why Not5/8/2020BayFGainesway, Agent XVII3132
614FlatterAppeal to the Win5/13/2020Dark Bay/BrownFBuck Pond Farm (Douglas S. Arnold), Agent II2832
615MasteryAquitaine5/10/2020Dark Bay/BrownCValkyre Stud, Agent I2732
622FlatterAzara2/21/2020BayCDenali Stud, Agent for Bridlewood Farm3632
657War FrontClaire de Lune (IRE)1/28/2020BayCClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
674War FrontDanceland5/3/2020Dark Bay/BrownCClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
676BlameDaring Dancer1/21/2020Dark Bay/BrownFUpson Downs Farm, Agent I3232
697War FrontExotic Notion3/1/2020BayFClaiborne Farm, Agent2832
738War FrontHenny Jenney5/6/2020BayFHunter Valley Farm, Agent XXVIII3532
762MasteryJeannie S4/2/2020ChestnutFMulholland Springs, Agent IX4542
777BlameLetter of the Law2/8/2020BayCSt George Sales, Agent XI4642
797FlatterMargaret Reay4/16/2020ChestnutCIndian Creek, Agent4542
854BlameQueens Plaza5/4/2020BayCStuart Morris, Agent for Morgan's Ford Farm4642
860FlatterRecollect1/18/2020BayFWarrendale Sales, Agent for Tall Oaks Farm4742
885First SamuraiSkipping4/16/2020ChestnutFStone Farm3942
903FlatterSupernatural2/21/2020BayCHermitage Farm, Agent3942
933RunhappyVictory On Tap4/14/2020BayCSt George Sales, Agent XXIII4642
945MasteryWorthy Cat4/29/2020ChestnutCBrookdale Sales, Agent for Jack Swain4342
975War FrontBetsy Ross (IRE)1/20/2020BayCHinkle Farms4742
1000MasteryCat's Holiday2/3/2020ChestnutFBrookdale Sales, Agent for Mineola Farm4342
1001FlatterCayala4/20/2020BayFIndian Creek, Agent4542
1007BlameChubby Star2/13/2020BayFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agent for WinStar Farm Bred & Raised4942

BLAME is represented on the second day by a filly out of All In With Aces selling from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment as Hip 248.

All In With Aces has produced seven winners from nine to race, led by her Grade 1 winner Hard Aces. The mare is also the dam of multiple stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Astrollinthepark with two of her winners winning six races each. A winner at three and four, All In With Aces is out of the stakes winning Aces, who also produced stakes-placed Bank President and the dam of champion Aces Star.

Kicking off Book 2 for BLAME is a colt out of Riley’s Choice as Hip 512. Riley’s Choice is a stakes winning half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Sharing. The pair are out of another Breeders’ Cup winner in Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) winner Shared Account.

The stakes form runs deep in the family with Shared Account one of two stakes winner for Silk N’ Sapphire alongside stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Colonial Flag. Another of their siblings produced this year’s Beaumont Stakes (G3) winner Twenty Carat.

BLAME’s Hip 613 earned a big update earlier this year when her half-brother Fearless won the WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile (G2), one of his three stakes placings this year. Offered by Gainesway and out of multiple Grade 1-placed And Why Not, the filly is also a half-sister to stakes winner Just Whistle. And Why Not is one of four stakes performers for her own dam, including BLAME‘s talented runner Far From Over who tallied a very impressive win in the Withers (G3) during his brief career.

The first day of selling sees Mill Ridge Farm consign a filly by FIRST SAMURAI as Hip 70.

A half-sister to four winners out of Grade 3 winner and Grade 2-placed Miss Singhsix, the filly saw an update when her six-time winning brother Oopper Wallah placed earlier this year. Miss Singhsix is a half-sister to stakes winner Silver Lord with their dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Star of the Crop.

This filly is bred on a proven cross with FIRST SAMURARI’s Grade 3 winning daughter Birdie Queen also out of a Singspiel mare.

Hip 885 from Stone Farm is a full sister to FIRST SAMURAI’s Grade 2 winner Plum Ali. The pair are out of a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Meribel and stakes winner Knox. Their dam Skipping is one of two stakes producers out of seven-time winner Count To Six, who also counts stakes-placed Wagons Galore among those produced by her daughters.

FLATTER’s stakes winner Stifling sees her full brother go through the ring as Hip 158 from the Hunter Valley Farm consignment. Stifling is one of two winners out of WAR FRONT’s three-time winning daughter Speedy War, who is out of the stakes-placed Maid For Speed.

Also listed on the colt’s page is champion Clase Estelar and Grade 3 winner Richiegirlgonewild among others.

Denali Stud consigns Hip 622 for Bridlewood Farm, a FLATTER colt out of a More Than Ready half-sister to dual champion Tepin. The colt’s dam Azara is already proving to be a good broodmare in her own right with two winners from two to race. In addition to Tepin, Azara is also a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Vyjack and Grade 2-placed Prime Cut. Their dam Life Happened is also a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Disco Rico.

Seeing an update added to the page recently is FLATTER’s Hip 860, consigned by Warrendale Sales for Tall Oaks Farm. That filly is out of a full sister to Grade 1 winner Winter Memories and herself is a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Elusive Collection. Another of this filly’s half-sisters is the dam of this year’s Queen’s Plate third H C Holiday.

A granddaughter of the multiple Grade 1 winner and top broodmare Memories of Silver, the filly also saw another granddaughter of that mare finish second in the Colleen Stakes (G3) this summer.

The first day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale kicks off MASTERY’s representation at the sale with the stallion seeing a colt and a filly offered.

The first is the first foal out of three-time winner Metmeyer, a filly offered as Hip 61 from the Taylor Made consignment. Metmeyer is one of six winners from six to race out of Drumette with that group led by none other than two-time champion Monomoy Girl. Drumette’s other winners include Grade 2 winner Mr. Monomoy and three-time winner Cowboy Diplomacy.

 A winner herself, Drumette is also a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Drum Major.

Coming as Hip 85 is a MASTERY half-brother to Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm from Penn Sales as agent for Alex Venneri. Their dam My Tina has proven to be anything but a one-hit wonder with the mare the dam of nine winners from nine to race.

Her daughter Tenacious Tina has also shown My Tina is a producer of producers with FLATTER’S Grade 3-placed Flatter Up and multiple Grade 3-placed Tiny Tina under her name.

Valkyre Stud consigns Hip 596, a RUNHAPPY half-brother to the late Grade 1 winner Stormello.

Their dam Wilshewed has made her impact on the breed year after year with the mare also producing Grade 2 winner My Best Brother, Grade 3 winner Cherry Lodge, and Grade 3-placed Greatest Game. Her daughters are carrying on the family tradition as the dams of Canadian champion Curlin’s Voyage and the stakes placed duo of Brass Company and Barbarossa.

Interested in what WAR FRONT is sending to Week 1 of the Keeneland September Sale? You can click here to see his Book 1 and 2 offerings.

Book 1 of the Keeneland September Sale takes place on September 13 and 14 with a 1p.m. ET start time each day. Book 2 sees its horses in the ring on the 15th and 16th, starting at 11 a.m. ET  each day.

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