Mating Plans: Katierich Farms

Larry and Karen Doyle | Courtesy of Katierich Farms

With the 2022 breeding season right around the corner, we will feature a series of breeders' mating plans over the coming weeks. Today we have Katierich Farms, a boutique breeding farm owned by Larry and Karen Doyle and located in Midway, Kentucky. Katierich president George Barnes said the farm not only boards and breeds for clients, but is also focused on developing their own high-quality broodmare band for the commercial market.

ENHANCING (m, 14, Forestry–Heavenly Prize, by Seeking the Gold), to be bred to Blame

Enhancing is a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize. She is already a proven producer with her son Instilled Regard (Arch) winning the GI Manhattan S. in 2020. She will return to the Arch line in 2022 when she visits Blame at Claiborne Farm. Blame offers great value, and ideally Enhancing could produce a daughter to join the Katierich broodmare band.

HER SMILE (m, 14, Include–Hepburn, by Capote), to be bred to Into Mischief

Her Smile was a Grade I-winning sprinter going six furlongs during her racing career. She produced GSW sprinter Pink Sands (Tapit), who sold for $2.3 million in foal to Into Mischief in November of 2021. This mating essentially just breeds the best to the best and speed to speed. This sire line has proved fruitful with Her Smile's female family already. Her Smile's half-sister, Doolittle (Polish Numbers), produced stakes winner and GSP Tricks to Doo by Into Mischief. We are excited to see Her Smile's production when visiting the champion sire this season.

JOURNEY HOME (m, 8, War Front–Soul Search, by A.P. Indy), to be bred to Medaglia d'Oro

Journey Home is an exciting addition to the Katierich broodmare band. She was purchased in 2021 from the Sam-Son Farm dispersal. Journey Home is a large, imposing physical mare, but she was also precocious enough to become a graded stakes winner at two. With her physical, pedigree, and race record, we are continuing to support her at the highest level. At $100,000, Medaglia d'Oro offers amazing value for what he has accomplished. Her 2020 filly by Medaglia d'Oro brought $625,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in 2021. We are hoping for a repeat of those results with this mating.

LILY OF THE NILE (m, 9, Pioneerof the Nile–Lil Indy, by Anasheed), to be bred to Street Sense

Lily of the Nile was purchased in 2019 out of the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Her first foal, Gingrich (Mr Speaker), broke his maiden impressively at Keeneland in October and looks to have a bright future. She currently has a Twirling Candy yearling filly which has checked all the boxes so far. Lily is due to have a Flatter in 2022 before visiting Kentucky Derby champion Street Sense. Lily's first winner, and the looks of her 2022 yearling, gave us enough confidence to send her to the elite stallion Street Sense. This is also the sire line that produced her champion half-brother Maximum Security (New Year's Day).

BROWSE (m, 9, Medaglia d'Oro–Daydreaming, by A.P. Indy), to be bred to Not This Time

Browse is another exciting new broodmare who joined the Katierich broodmare band in 2021. She is out of MGSW Daydreaming from a very productive Phipps family. Browse's female family crossed successfully to Giant's Causeway already to produce her half-brother, Grade I winner Imagining. Browse will return to this line in 2022 when she visits Not This Time. Not This Time offers the size and pedigree that will hopefully suit Browse in her early career as a broodmare.

PARADE OF ROSES (m, 6, New Year's Day–Rose and Shine, by Mr. Sekiguchi), to be bred to Cairo Prince

Parade of Roses is a young, exciting stakes-winning mare from a very active family. Her half-sister is Grade I winner and champion British Idiom (Flashback). Parade of Roses is expecting a foal by champion Authentic in 2022 before she visits Cairo Prince. Parade of Roses is one of four mares we have going to Cairo Prince in 2022. We believe Cairo Prince offers exceptional value and is set to have a big year after having sired 29 2-year-old winners in 2021. Cairo Prince has also crossed well with this family to produce Parade of Roses's multiple stakes-winning half-brother Royal Prince.

MIDNIGHT SOIREE (m, 7, Include–Casanova Striker, by Smart Strike), to be bred to Twirling Candy

Katierich Farms was thrilled to add another daughter of Include to the broodmare band in 2021. Midnight Soiree was a hard-knocking racehorse from a very productive family of Governor Jones. Midnight Soiree will visit Twirling Candy in 2022. Midnight Soiree is one of three mares we have going to Twirling Candy, one of the Doyles' favorite up-and-coming stallions. We believe he gives this young mare a great chance to start her young broodmare career in the right direction

Let us know who you're breeding your mares to in 2022, and why. We will print a selection of your responses in TDN over the coming weeks. Please send details to: [email protected].

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