In Episode 4 of Book Six, we head to Indiana to look at a filly from Elusive Bluff’s first crop since moving to the Crossroads of America.
Though the sale is a mixed sale, we continue with the fall theme of yearlings. This episode focuses on Hip 6: a filly named Explosive Justice, by Elusive Bluff out of Explosive Miss. Elusive Bluff is by Elusive Quality, a son of Gone West. Explosive Miss is by Gone West. This 3×2 inbreeding to Gone West made me wonder: what happens when Gone West is crossed closely with Gone West?
The sale is a mixed sale — but it’s yearling season, and I zoom in on Hip 33, a yearling filly by new Ohio sire Cryptolight out of the Shakespeare mare Be True. Cryptolight is a rarity in the stud barn nowadays, a horse to raced to age 11. Both his female family and Be True’s pop up frequently in state-bred stakes ranks, though some close dam-side relatives have shown up in stakes races in New York and California, too.
Get to know an honest Ohio pedigree in the third episode of Book Six!
Book Six continues with Episode 2, which turns focus to the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale.
Joining me on this week’s edition of Book Six is Melissa Bauer-Herzog of Pyrois Media!
Since there are two of us, we discuss two hips of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic in detail — both of whom are by stallions whose first crops are two this year, and both of whom have fascinating pages.
We start with a look at hip 19, a filly by Real Solution out of the Perfect Soul mare Winsome Woman, who goes through the ring on October 1. This filly is inbred to one of the classiest stallions of the last forty years.
Then, we discuss hip 162, a colt by Super Ninety Nine out of the Touch Gold mare Fleet and Fancy who goes through the ring on October 2. His pedigree is a perfect example of looking to a regional sire to reproduce breeding patterns that have succeeded on the biggest stages.
Dive into them both in the second episode of Book Six!
Entitled Book Six, it is dedicated to unearthing the hidden gems in sales catalogs: pedigrees from the back pages of national sales, or from regional sales, that get my heart racing and my mind churning.
The first episode is right here, and fittingly, it discusses a horse coming up in Book Six of Keeneland September: hip 3848, by Tale of Ekati out of Indy’s Million. This colt is inbred 3×3 to Maplejinsky.
This got me wondering: what’s so great about Maplejinsky? Have her lines been crossed before? What happened?