Breeze Easy will offer no less than 20 yearlings with Baccari Bloodstock, Eaton Sales and Taylor Made Sales at the coming Keeneland September Sales. The draft includes no less than four yearlings from the first crop of the only ever undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify.The first of these through the ring will be Hip 161 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0161 . Out of the stakes placed Rockport Harbor mare, Stayclassysandiego, this colt is three-quarters brother to the three-times grade one winning and grade one placed Pretty N Cool, who was by Justify’s sire, Scat Daddy, out of Stayclassysandiego. For good measure, Stayclassysandiego is half-sister to the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes (G1) scorer, Sean Avery.
The second Breeze Easy Justify in the ring will be Hip 566 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0566 . Another colt, this is also three-quarters brother to a stakes winner in No Nay Never’s daughter, Mae Never No, and he is out of the Spinaway Stakes runner-up, Sweet Shirley Mae.
Justify number three is a filly that is the second foal of Sweetgrass, a Street Sense daughter who took second in the Indiana Oaks (G2), and earned places in four other graded stakes. She is from the same branch of the sensational Courtly Dee family as such as Champion Althea, Seattle Dawn, Twining and Ketoh and sells as hip 1311 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/1311
Finally comes a Justify filly that is the first foal of the stakes winning and graded stakes placed Tapit mare, My Miss Tapit, herself a daughter of graded winner Sindy With An S. Selling as 1589 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/1589 . This pedigree received an important upgrade recently when Double Thunder, the first foal of My Miss Tapit’s sister Rattataptap, captured the Bashford Stakes (G3).
With 14 current stakes winners, including grade one scorers Malthaat, Known Agenda and Idol, Curlin is again playing a starring role as a sire in 2021. Hip 71 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0071 is a Curlin colt who is the first foal of Miss Sunset, one of the fastest daughters of Into Mischief. An earner of nearly $900,000, Miss Sunset captured nine black-type races, including the Raven Run Stakes (G2), and missed by just inches in the Madison Stakes (G1). A second Breeze Easy Curlin is a filly who is not only the first foal of the graded placed Uncle Mo mare, Divine Elegance, but also three-quarters sister to the multiple stakes winning and grade one placed Standard Deviation.
Horse of the Year, Gun Runner, is off to a sensational start to his stud career in 2021, and Breeze Easy, who sold his highest-priced freshman yearling in 2020 have two by him this time around. Hip 470 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0470 is a filly out of the undefeated stakes winning Indian Charlie mare, Native American, and hip 2631 https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/2631 – filly out of Bootery – is half-sister to three stakes horses, including Neck ‘n Neck, a seven-time graded stakes winning millionaire.
Another top sire with a duo for Breeze Easy is Quality Road. He’s represented here by a colt out of the graded stakes winning Medaglia d’Oro mare, Yahilwa https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0946 and a colt out of the three-time graded stakes winner Call Pat https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/1796 . We’ll also particularly note a Medaglia d’Oro colt out of stakes winning and grade one placed Light the City, who is a brother to current G1 performer Illumination https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/0429; an Into Mischief filly out of Rise Above, a half-sister to grade one winner Twilight Eclipse and graded winner Grand Contender; and a Tapit filly that is three-quarters sister to graded winner Solidify https://catalog.keeneland.com/catalog/hip/2687.
HIP 49 at 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga, Filly by Medaglia d’Oro out of Light the City - Sold for $900,000 and now known as G1 performer Illumination