Brookdale Grad Branded Hand Wins at Keeneland

Brookdale  Grad Branded Hand (3,c, Hard Spun/Cape Cod Lady) won a starter allowance yesterday at Keeneland. He now has 3 wins in 13 lifetime starts and earnings of $97,190.  Branded Hand was bred in Kentucky by Somewhere Stables KY, LLC and is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.

Storm Dixie, Dam of 4x G1 winner Princess of Sylmar, sells with Brookdale at FT November

Only one filly has ever won the Kentucky Oaks,  CCA Oaks, Alabama  and Beldame Stakes. Princess of Sylmar did  last year, defeating champions Beholder, Royal Delta and many others. Her dam, Storm Dixie sells at Fasig-Tipton November in foal to red-hot sire Tapit.  Storm Dixie, a stakes mare herself, sells as hip 143.

Please click here for the Fasig-Tipton Page on Storm Dixie.

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Grade 1 Winning Sarah Lynx (IRE) in the Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Hip 136 Sarah Lynx (IRE) beat the boys at Woodbine in the Pattison Canadian International in 2011 to earn her Grade 1 winning status. Having earned over $1million on the track, she would be a lovely addition to anyone’s broodmare band. She is in foal off a February cover to leading sire Street Cry (IRE).

Please click here to view the Fasig-Tipton page on Sarah Lynx (IRE).

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Dam of Belle Gallantey and Half-Brother to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November

Brookdale Sales is proud to be consigning the dam of multiple G1 winner Belle Gallantey and the filly’s half brother by Gio Ponti at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale.  Belle Gallantey is the second foal out of the mare Revealed (Hip 129) and is coming off Grade 1 wins in the Delaware Handicap and Beldame Stakes in two of her last three starts. The filly’s half brother (Hip 44) is by the Grade 1 winner Gio Ponti, whose first foals are yearlings this year.

Click here to view the Fasig-Tipton Page on Hip 44 Gio Ponti/ Revealed ’14 Colt

Click here to view the Fasig-Tipton Page on Hip 129 Revealed

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Brookdale Grad Ready for Rye Breaks Maiden by 7 at Belmont

Ready for Rye (2,g, City Zip/Embroidery) broke his maiden impressively on Saturday at Belmont Park winning by 7 lengths in just his second start. In his first start, he was second to Carpe Diem who  last week won the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1). Ready for Rye was bred in Kentucky by Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo LTDA and was raised at Brookdale Farm. He was purchased by Chalk Racing at the 2013 Keeneland September Sale for $70,000.

Ready for Rye

Major Sire Silver Deputy Euthanized at Age 29

Major Sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on October 4th due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister-Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector had been pensioned since 2008 at Brookdale Farm.

From the first foal crop by two-time Leading Sire Deputy Minister, Silver Deputy was purchased for $200,000 by Windfields Farm at the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale. Undefeated in two starts at 2 in the Wildfields silks, he captured Woodbine’s Swynford Stakes impressively before sustaining a career-ending knee injury.

Silver Deputy entered stud at Windfields Farm in Ontario, Canada for an initial fee of $2,500 in 1989, and became an immediate sensation with his first crop to race, finishing a close runner-up to Forty Niner on the 1992 North American Freshmen Sire List. He was then moved to Brookdale Farm where he spent the remainder of his career. His stud fee rose to $75,000 in 2000.

Ranked among the leading North American sires in 1998 and 1999, Silver Deputy sired 694 winners of more than $88 million, including seven champions and 88 stakes winners. His leading progeny include dual Eclipse champion Silverbulletday, Canadian champions Archers Bay, Deputy Inxs, Deputy Jane West, Scotzanna, Poetically, and Larkwhistle. His sons at stud include 2007 Leading North American Freshmen Sire Posse, Spring At Last, Badge of Silver, and Archers Bay.

Silver Deputy was buried at Brookdale Farm.


Brookdale Raised Cigar Street Wins Homecoming Classic Stakes

Cigar Street (5, h, Street Sense/Arcadiana) was back in the winner’s circle on Saturday after winning the Homecoming Classic Stakes at Churchill Down. Cigar Street was making just his second start of the year after finishing 2nd in August at Saratoga. He was bred in Kentucky by Marvin Delfiner, Dr. Ted Folkerth, and Brookdale. Cigar Street now has 5 wins in just 8 lifetime starts and earnings of $283,908.


Cigar Street