Sale runs through Nov. 20
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2016) — Uptown Twirl, a 3-year-old stakes-winning half-sister to recent Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Classic Empire, sold for $1,075,000 to Three Chimneys Farm during today’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. She is the 19th horse to sell for seven figures or more during the auction, which began Nov. 8.
Lane’s End, agent, consigned Uptown Twirl, a daughter of Twirling Candy out of the Cat Thief mare Sambuca Classica. She has won four of nine races and earned $170,714.
“Obviously it is pretty simple why we made a big run at that mare, being a half to Classic Empire,” Three Chimneys Director of Bloodstock Services Jacob West said. “She is a great physical herself. She won two stakes this year; she showed she had ability. Pedigree is only going to get better. (She is) going to be a half to a champion 2-year old, so we are pretty excited to own her.
“It is up to (Three Chimneys Chairman Goncalo) Torrealba whether we put her back into training for the rest of the year,” West added. “The long-term plan is that she is going to be added to the broodmare band. We will sit down and talk about it after the sale and figure out what we are going to do.”
Classic Empire, by Pioneerof the Nile, also won Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in October.
Conquest Serenade, a 3-year-old filly by Unbridled’s Song, sold to Stonestreet Stables for $800,000.
Consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables, Conquest Serenade is a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Fatal Bullet and stakes winner Millennia. She is out of the Regal Classic mare Saralegal.
“She is by Unbridled Song, a great broodmare sire,” John Moynihan said. “We are praying that she is going to win a stakes for us, so we will send her back to (trainer) Mark (Casse). She is a real pretty Unbridled Song (filly), she is a half to a champion and she can run some. We just thought we would take a shot. (Mark) likes her.”
Conquest Serenade has two wins in four starts with $74,800 in earnings.
Sea Horse Breeders paid $400,000 for Conquest Curlgirl, also from the Conquest dispersal. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin is from the family of Grade 1 winner Tiz Miz Sue and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo.