Jack Christopher Represented By First In-Foal Mares at Keeneland
Thirty-three mares in foal to three-time Grade I winner Jack Christopher are scheduled to go through the ring at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale over the next two weeks with 20 coming during the first two books of the sale.
The first to go through the ring in foal to Jack Christopher is Taylor Made Sales’ Hip 55.
The dam of multiple Grade II winner Major Dude, Mary Rita is the dam of two winners from five runners with two others placing on the track. One of those placers is juvenile colt Radio Liberty, who sold for $150,000 at Keeneland September.
A stakes placed mare, Mary Rita is a half-sister to the stakes placed dam of Grade I winner Arabian Lion with their winning A.P. Indy dam Possibility the dam of eight winners from nine to race. Possibility is out of champion and Broodmare of the Year Personal Ensign. Personal Ensign also produced Grade I winners My Flag, Miner’s Mark, and Traditionally.
Runhappy mare Runup sells as Hip 432 from Taylor Made carrying her first foal by Jack Christopher.
The earner of $172,541, Runup was a juvenile stakes winner and retired with six top three finishes in eight starts as one of four winners out of Up The Street. Up The Street is out of the dual Grade I winner Imperial Gesture, who also produced two-time winner King’s Salute.
Imperial Gesture is a half-sister to dual Grade I winner Sardula and four other stakes performers out of Honor An Offer. That mare is the matriarch of a strong female family with other runners under her name including Grade I winner Divine Park and stakes winner and 16-time winner Summer Prince among others.
A half-sister to Munnings’ Grade III winner Barkley carries her first foal by Jack Christopher through the ring as Hip 444. Offered by Highgate Sales, Second Bite is also a half-sister to Practical Joke’s multiple graded stakes winner and multiple Grade I-place Wit as one of three winners out of Numero d’Oro.
Numero d’Oro is one of three stakes producers out of multiple stakes winner and Grade II-placed Numero Uno with their foals also including Grade II winner and Grade I-placed Ivy Bell.
Uncle Mo’s stakes winning daughter Jessica Krupnick is carrying a foal by Jack Christopher on a February 16 cover.
This is the third foal for the 10-year-old, whose other two foals are both by Justify including a juvenile that sold for $250,000 last year.
She is out of a winning half-sister to Grade I winners Eskendereya and Balmont in addition to the dam of the stakes placed Western Curl. This page also includes Grade II winner Blazonry and stakes winner Gran Spirited with nine stakes performers listed on the page.
The dam of Munnings’ Grade III winner Jaxon Traveler will be offered as Hip 750 from Eaton Sales during the first week of the sale carrying to Jack Christopher on a February 20 cover.
Stakes placed on the track, Listen Boy is a successful broodmare all five of her racehorses winning at least one race. Included in the group is her first foal – the 11-time winner Nuclear Option, and six-time winner My Candy Girl. The foal she is carrying will be a three-quarter sibling to Jaxon Traveler, who had updated earnings to $618,399 after the catalog was released.
Hunter Valley Farm offers Hip 755, the stakes placed Love Train, who retired with five top three finishes in 10 starts.
As a broodmare, Love Train has already been successful with her second foal being Grade I Pacific Classic winner Tripoli. He leads Love Train’s three winners from four runners with the mare’s juvenile also placing third in a Saratoga Maiden Special Weight on August 24.
Love Train is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Starfish Bay and Grade III-placed Tekton. Starfish Bay is the dam of multiple stakes winner and Grade II-placed Blind Ambition with Love Train’s half-sister Sip Sip producing multiple graded stakes placed Parnelli.
Jack Christopher’s final offering in the first two books is Hip 1066, the two-time winning Dreidel.
Offered by Bedouin Bloodstock, the 5-year-old Curlin mare is carrying her first foal on an April 7 cover and comes from a top family. She is out of the stakes winning Twirl, who is a full sister to champion and multiple classic winner Misty For Me and champion and Group I winner Ballydoyle in addition to the Group II-placed April Showers.
Two of those mares have also produced stakes winners with Misty For Me the dam of Grade I winners U S Navy Flag and Roly Poly while Ballydoyle produced stakes winner Monday and Group III-placed Red Riding Hood.
The foal Dreidel is carrying is bred on a similar cross to Munnings’ 10-time winner American Unity and one other winner from three runners.
Kicking off on November 8, the sale sees mares in foal to Jack Christopher offered in each of the first six sessions with all but the first session starting at 10am daily.