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Prokofiev In Right Key For Huge Tatts Debut

Ed Harper will never forget the time he first encountered Sergei Prokofiev in the flesh. The Whitsbury Manor Stud director was at the Rowley Mile for the G3 Cornwallis S., anticipating a big run from Heartwarming (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), a farm-bred filly leased to the Hot To Trot syndicate with Clive Cox. "We fancied her heavily," Harper recalls. "She'd been doing some very smart work, we knew we hadn't quite seen the best of her, today was the day. But then I saw Sergei Prokofiev in the pre-parade ring and...

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First Foals Out of Grade I-Winning Mares On Offer At KEESEP

One of the major highlights of the Keeneland September Sale, especially Book 1, is the ability to shop the first foals of some of the top racemares in recent years. This year, Book 1 features six yearlings who are the first offspring of Grade I-winning mares. It also includes four others who are not the first foals of top mares, but are the first foals out of Grade I winners to be offered at public auction, such as Hip 51, a Tapit filly out of champion Songbird. SEPARATIONOFPOWERS - Curlin...

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First Foals Reported For Circus Maximus

Three-time Group 1 winner Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire})'s first reported foals arrived earlier this season. Fillies by Shy Bride (Ire) (Excellent Art {GB}), a half-sister to three group winners including Gold Away (Ire) (Goldneyev) and Danzigaway (Danehill); and Haida Gwai (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), herself out of a stakes winner, were both born at Coolmore Stud on behalf of Barronstown Stud. Another filly, out of Village Gossip (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) from the family of Classic winner Crimplene (Ire) (Lion Cavern), was bred by Chris McCracken, who described her as "a...

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First Foals Arrive for Name Changer

The first two foals by Name Changer, winner of the 2018 GIII Monmouth Cup S., are fillies bred by Colts Neck Stables LLC, which raced the son of Uncle Mo throughout his career, and Kaz Hill Farm, where he retired to stud last year. Colts Neck's filly is out of Fastener, an allowance winning Roman Ruler mare whose dam is a full sister to the dam of GI Kentucky Derby winner and leading sire Street Sense. Kaz Hill's filly is out of Shanghai Shuffle, a winning daughter of Shanghai Bobby...

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First Foal a Filly for Higher Power

Darby Dan Farm's Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro), a Grade I-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 26 when a filly bred by Deann Barr out of the Curlin mare Curlita was born at Julie Rini's Crowning Point Farm. Higher Power, a dominant 5 1/4-length winner of the 2019 GI Pacific Classic with a 107 Beyer Speed Figure, earned nearly $1.6 million and placed in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic, GI Hollywood Gold Cup and GI Awesome Again S. for owner Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler. Bredin Kentucky by...

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King of Change Welcomes His First Foals

G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. victor King of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) celebrated the arrival of his first two reported foals recently Bred by John Quigley, the colt is out of the seven-time winner Table Forty Six (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), who is from the extended family of the dual Group 1-placed Mezzogiorno (GB) (Unfuwain). He is "the best offspring that the mare has produced," according to Quigley. Joining the colt, is a filly out of Miss Frangipani (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was bred by Stuart McPhee. King of...

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First Foal Arrives for Honor A. P.

Grade I winner Honor A. P. (Honor Code)'s first foal arrived Jan. 27, 2022 at Coteau Grove Farms in Sunset, Louisiana. The filly, bred by Coteau Grove Farms, is out of multiple black-type winner and graded stakes performer Joanie's Catch (First Tour). "The resemblance of this filly to her sire is uncanny, right down to her four white socks," said Andrew Cary, Coteau Grove Farms' bloodstock advisor. "There is no doubt about who her sire is. Honor A. P. was right up there with the best of his generation and...

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Sire's First Foals: Arizona (Ire)

Coolmore Stud's G2 Coventry S. hero Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) celebrated the arrival of his first reported foals, with one, a colt out of the winner Sweet Martoni (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), born on Tuesday night at Thistletown Stud in County Wexford. Sweet Martoni is a daughter of the stakes winner Sweetness Herself (GB) (Unfuwain) and is a half-sister to black-type winner Jagger (GB) (Linamix {Fr}). Jimmy Furlong, who owns the foal with Ken Sneath, said the new arrival was, "a fine big, bay colt with plenty of quality, just...

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Thousand Words Sires First Foal

Spendthrift Farm's Thousand Words (Pioneerof the Nile), the undefeated Grade II winner at two and multiple stakes winner at three, sired his first reported foal on Tuesday when a filly was born at Bison Ridge Equine in Bartlesville, OK. Bred by Hidden Creek Farm, the chestnut filly is the first foal out of the Laoban mare Laoban Furen, whose dam is the stakes-winning and stakes-producing Malibu Moon mare Hung the Moon. Laoban Furen is a half-sister to Brill (Medaglia d'Oro), a million-dollar, sale-topping yearling and Santa Anita stakes winner. "She's...

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Game Winner Sires First Foal

Champion and three-time Grade I victor Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}--Indyan Giving, by A.P. Indy)'s first foal arrived Sunday at Machmer Hall. The filly, out of Desire Street (Congrats) was bred by Machmer Hall, and born just before midnight. She was described by Carrie Brogden as a "well balanced, leggy, strapping filly with a great hind leg." Brogden continued, "We have already booked a dozen client and Machmer Hall mares back to him, so this baby certainly helps to justify that faith in this juvenile champion son of Candy Ride."...

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Maximum Security Sires First Foal

Four time Grade I-winning champion Maximum Security (New Year's Day--Lil Indy, by Anasheed) sired his first foal at Dell Ridge Farm this morning when Pussyfoot (Tiznow), a full-sister to Grade I winner Morning Line, foaled a bay filly at 5:39 a.m. The filly was fittingly bred by Gary and Mary West, who also bred and raced Maximum Security, an earner of over $12 million on the track with wins including the GI Florida Derby, GI Haskell Invitational, GI Cigar Mile H., inaugural Saudi Cup and GI Pacific Classic. "She's outstanding....

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First Foals Arrive for Echo Town

Echo Town (Speightstown)'s first foals have arrived. Miss Sephora (First Samurai), a half-sister to GSW Pataky Kid (Rockport Harbor), produced a bay filly by Echo Town bred by Allen Poindexter. "She's a good, correct, leggy quality foal," Tim Hamlin said. "Delighted with her. We'll be sending mares back to Echo Town in 2022." Then on Thursday, My Tempo (Declaration of War) foaled a chestnut colt at Chesapeake Farm by Echo Town bred by Crown Chase Farm. "He is a really nice colt, very correct with plenty of bone and quality,"...

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