KEENELAND NOVEMBER SALE TUESDAY FIVE TOP WEANLINGS
Thoroughbred Daily News Thursday November 8, 2017
Number Four Kindle 17
4. HIP 076 c American Pharoah o/o Kindle $400,000
Breeder-HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (KY)
Consigned by Darby Dan Farm, Agent for HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing LLC
Purchased by Cavalier Bloodstock
Callaghans Strike for More Pharoah
Peter O’Callaghan signed the ticket to acquire the first foal of American Pharoah sold at auction Monday evening at Fasig- Tipton and the O’Callaghan brothers were back in action Tuesday at Keeneland, going to $400,000 to obtain a colt from the first crop of the Triple Crown winner (hip 76).
Video Kindle 17 Sale Hip 76 Keeneland November Sale 2017
He had a great presence and a great walk Robert O’Callaghan said of the weanling. For me, he was the best American Pharoah here. The sire speaks for himself. He was such a wonderful racehorse, so we had to get a piece of the action.
It’s a lot of money, but he was such a good horse.The weanling is expected to return to the sales ring as a yearling next fall.We all know what the price is worth next September when he comes back, O’Callaghan said. Of the weanlings he has seen by American Pharoah, O’Callaghan said, They all have tremendous action and great presence. We’ve liked what we’ve seen of them so far. They all look like they’ll run. The weanling is out of stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Kindle (Indian Charlie). He was consigned by Darby Dan Farm on behalf of breeder Henry Nothhaft’s HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing which purchased Kindle for $50,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. @JessMartinTDN
Video link is at the bottom of this blog.
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing LLC is proud to offer Kindle 17 for sale as Hip 76 at the Keeneland November Mixed Stock Sale through our consignor Darby Dan Farm. Kindle 17 is a colt by Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah o/o Multiple Stakes Winning/Multiple Graded Stakes winning Mare Kindle by Indian Charlie. He is a large, well balanced individual with a great overreach inheriting the positive attributes of the parents. Kindle was a muscular sprinter with brilliant speed running her top Beyer of 100 winning the Cool Air Stakes @Hollywood Park. This is Kindle’s 2nd foal. Her first foal is a yearling colt by Tiznow named Made in America. This video says it all: Kindle 17 @ Darby Dan Farm Oct 31, 2017.
Kindle a MSW/MGSP mare by Indian Charlie o/o Carson’s Vanity by Carson City had her first foal on January 26, 2016 @Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY. Kindle is short in stature, very muscular and always gave 100% during her racing career for HnR Nothhaft Horseracing. She ran a career best Beyer Number of 100 winning the Cool Air Stakes. Our high level goal in breeding to Tiznow was to get a horse with a combination of Tiznow size, durability and stamina with Kindle speed and muscularity. Ideally this foal would grow into a miler plus with exceptional tactical speed. We are a long ways off from knowing whether our objectives will be achieved, but so far we like what we see.
Made in America (KY) by Tiznow o/o Kindle @Darby Dan Farm
We have decided to keep Kindle 16 to race. As a result, we have named him Made in America (KY). As a January yearling, he stands nearly 15 hands which makes him almost as tall as Kindle. He weighs around 980 pounds which makes him large for his age. His conformation is excellent and he is well balanced and a nice frame to grow into. We are counting the days until we can move to the next step and start Made in America’s initial training.
The other days we are counting are the days until Kindle has her second foal. She is in foal to American Pharoah with a colt expected in the next two weeks or so. We are hoping this foal will have the same excellent confirmation that Made in America enjoys. If he does, we will likely put this colt up for sale in one of the weanling auctions at the end of the year.
Finally, to give Kindle every chance to succeed as a broodmare, we are breeding her to Pioneer of the Nile at Winstar for the 2018 foal. Time will tell how this story will evolve, but we are excited to be part of the journey. We are hoping he could be Tiznow’s next Big Horse.
HnR Nothaft Horseracing’s Mutliple Stakes Winning and Multiple Graded Stakes placed Mare Kindle produced a colt on January 26th by Tiznow, two time Horse of the Year, known as the Big Horse Sire. Kindle by Indian Charlie out of a Carson City Mare, Carson’s Vanity won two listed stakes and placed five times in graded stakes in a 11 race career that produced 4 wins, 4 places and 1 show. Her best statistical performance produced a triple digit Beyer Number (100) in winning the Cool Air Stakes and probably her most exciting race was getting edged at the wire by two times Breeders’ Cup Champion Mizdirection in the Monrovia Stakes. A versatile sprinter, Kindle won on dirt, synthetic and turf surfaces.
The new colt is healthy, well formed and has great substance. We can’t wait to see him mature as we matched the brilliant speed of Kindle with the world class two turn capability of Tiznow. Kindle is a very muscular mare who fits well with taller, longer Tiznow. Besides the physical compatibility, the pedigree nicks are strong as well. This mating is rated an A by Truenicks, and A++ by Werk’s enicks and a 20/20 match by G1 Goldmine.
Kindle, a blazingly fast, chestnut mare, by Indian Charlie out of Carson City mare Carson’s Vanity has retired from racing to become a broodmare prospect domiciled at Darby Dan in Kentucky. Kindle was purchased as a yearling at the Keeneland September sale, 2009, for $50,000 by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing, Trained by Gary Mandella, Kindle went on to hit the board in all six stakes attempts, winning the Cool Air Stakes and the Bangles and Beads Stakes. She placed 2nd twice in the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes, 2rd in the Grade 3 Ken Maddy Stakes and 3rd in the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes. Reflecting on Kindle’s career, owner Hank Nothhaft stated, “Kindle was brilliantly fast, extremely exciting to watch as she always ran from the front giving her all in every race. I am thrilled to add this athletic filly to my broodmare band.” She will be bred to two time Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Tiznow in 2015.” Her speed resulted in top five Beyer Speed numbers for turf fillies in 2012 and 2013. Unraced as a two year old and plagued by minor injuries throughout her career, Kindle started 11 times 3 to 6, winning 4, placing 4 times and showing once while winning $243,000. Displaying her versatility, she won races on all-weather, dirt and turf surfaces.