Sunday’s Racing Insights: $500K Blame Colt Debuts at Churchill

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Blame, sire of $500K buy Beacon Hill | Claiborne Farm

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7th-CD, $79K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 4:08 p.m. ET
SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables and Fred Hertrich III’s BEACON HILL (Blame) debuts for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. The dark bay, who realized a $500,000 final bid at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale, was the highest priced yearling out of 27 sold by his sire in 2018. Dam My Mammy, already responsible for the colt’s full stakes-winning sibling Sweet Victory and stakes-placed Ferdinanda (Giant’s Causeway), is a half-sister to Grade I-winner Bandini (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Group 3 scorer Discourse (Street Cry {Ire}). The 15-year-old mare is a granddaughter of the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Grade I winner Hail Atlantis (Seattle Slew). TJCIS PPs

4th-SA, $50K, Msw, 3yo/up, f&m 8fT, 5:07 p.m. ET
Don Alberto Stable’s WIND AND HOPE (Tapit), in the Chad Brown barn last season, kicks off her career for trainer Simon Callaghan. The $535,000 KEESEP yearling purchase is out of stakes-winning Wait Til Dawn (Giant’s Causeway), herself a sister to GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Spain (Thunder Gulch). Flavien Prat gets the call. TJCIS PPs

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