The Stage is Set for Phyllis Wyeth's Dancing Rags

Dancing Rags, the 2016 GI Alcibiades winner, is bound for the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. The daughter of Union Rags represents one of the last broodmares owned by horsewoman and philanthropist Phyllis Wyeth. The mare is in foal to top sire Curlin, and already has an Into Mischief yearling filly and a War Front weanling filly on the ground.

Wyeth grew up near her family's farm in Virginia, where their racing and breeding operation was most noted for Devil's Bag and Gone West. After marrying the acclaimed painter Jamie Wyeth in 1968, she and her husband resided at her family's Point Lookout Farm on the Pennsylvania-Delaware border. Despite her physical disability, Wyeth's love for horses never faltered and she was a carriage driver and active Thoroughbred breeder throughout her life.

The now six-year-old mare is out of Grade III-placed Home Court (Storm Cat), a daughter of Eclipse Award-winning older mare and Breeders' Cup champion Jewel Princess (Key to the Mint). Following her racing campaign, Home Court was purchased for $1.4 million in foal to Gone West at the 2005 Keeneland November Sale.

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