Quality Road Colt Snares $240,000 at Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale: The Pressbox 10/22/19

October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Hip 421 — Rated An “A” By McLean — Brings $240,000 To Jump Start Day 2 of Kentucky October Yearling Sale

By: The Pressbox Staff


From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team:

Hip 421, a colt by Quality Road, sold for $240,000 early during the second session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The bay colt was purchased by Golf 19/20 from the consignment of KatieRich Farms.

Quality Road is the leading general sire by Grade 1 winners this year, with Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1) winner City of Light and Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster, as well as Grade 1 winning fillies Bellafina and Dunbar Road. He is also the sire of Grade 1 winning colts Hootenanny and Klimt, and top handicap gelding Spring Quality.

This colt is out the winning A.P. Indy mare False Impression, already the dam of five winners, including multiple stakes winner Standard Deviation. That son Curlin is twice graded stakes placed, including when third in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1). Second dam is Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Classic Elegance, a half-sister herself to stakes winner Contributing and to the dam of Grade 1 winning millionaire Believe You Can.

Hip 421 was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms.




Lady Apple Bests Gold Standard in Remington Oaks: DRF 9/29/19

September 29th, 2019|0 Comments

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Dustin Orona Photography


By: Mary Rampellini


Lady Apple edged Gold Standard after a tight stretch battle in the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks and with the win lifted Steve Asmussen past his own track record for trainer wins on a Remington card. The Oaks was Asmussen’s sixth victory on the card and one race later he added a seventh, when Mt. Brave captured the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes. All of the winners were ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr.

Asmussen shared Remington’s record for trainer wins on a card with Wade White, reaching the mark of five three times. Wade had five winners on a card in 1993, according to Dale Day, track announcer at Remington. Asmussen had five winners twice on a card in 2018 and once in 2017. He is the current leading trainer at Remington.

“Very good day to do it,” Asmussen said of hitting the record on Oklahoma Derby Day. “We’re blessed with opportunities, obviously given horses with a lot of talent.”

Asmussen also credited the work of his local assistants, Darren Fleming and Pablo Ocampo, as well as the stables’ other team members at Remington.

Lady Apple ($4.40) sat just behind the leaders in the four-horse Remington Park Oaks, stalking as Classic Fit took the field through an opening quarter in 23.75 seconds and Gold Standard took over through a half-mile in 47.07.

Gold Standard continued to duel between rivals through six furlongs in 1:10.57 as Lady Apple advanced on the final turn and in the stretch moved past Gold Standard, who fought back along the rail and ended up second by a half-length. It was another 7 3/4 lengths back to Classic Fit in third. Lady Apple covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.65.

Lady Apple was winning her third Grade 3 race of the year, behind the Fantasy in April at Oaklawn and the Iowa Oaks in July at Prairie Meadows. In between those starts she was third in the Kentucky Oaks.

Lady Apple is a daughter of Curlin who races for Phoenix Thoroughbred III and KatieRich Stables.

“She’s a quality filly – this was a good win for her,” Asmussen said. “Horses by Curlin get better with age, and we’re sure looking forward to her future.”

Lady Apple has now won five of 11 starts for earnings of $811,950. She gave Asmussen his fourth win in the Remington Park Oaks and Santana his second, it was announced at Remington.

Mt. Brave ($12.80) was prominent throughout to win the Flashy Lady over Okie Diva, covering six furlongs on a fast track in 1:08.54. The winner is a daughter of Malibu Moon and the millionaire mare Wild Gams who races for Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel.

Santana’s win equaled a Remington record for jockey wins on a card. Santana now shares that record with Cliff Berry, who set the mark in 2010, according to an announcement at Remington.

There were still three more races on the card at the time Santana set the record Sunday.


Quality Road Colt Spearheads Strong Keeneland Session: Bloodhorse 9/16/19

September 16th, 2019|0 Comments


The Quality Road colt consigned as Hip 2110 in the ring at the Keeneland September Sale

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Yearling bred and sold by KatieRich Farms was purchased for $625,000.

By: Ron Mitchell

Topped by a son of Quality Road  sold late in the session for $625,000, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale powered along Sept. 16, and at the end of the day total receipts were second-highest since 2009.

Keeneland reported 268 horses were sold Monday for gross receipts of $26,756,500, an average of $99,838, and a $73,500 median price. The 105 horses that went unsold represented an RNA rate of 28.2%.

Since this year’s sale was reformatted, session-to-session comparisons are not accurate and a true measure of the sale can be made after the Sept. 22 final session.

This year’s seventh session would have been comparable to the eighth day a year ago, in which 271 yearlings grossed $19,603,400, with a $72,337 average and $50,000 median.

From 2,142 horses cataloged through Monday—the second session of Book 3—Keeneland sold 1,309 yearlings for $314,829,500, with a cumulative average of $240,511 and a $170,000 median.

That figure exceeds the $307,845,400 figure of 2017 when 2,555 horses were sold and with six days remaining is second only to last year’s $377,130,400 total paid for 2,916 yearlings since the industry bottom in 2009 when 3,159 head grossed $191,859,200.
Entering the sales ring late in the 9 1/2-hour session, the session-topper was purchased by Justin Casse on behalf of Team Casse from Larry and Karen Doyle’s KatieRich Farms.

The colt consigned as Hip 2119 is a half brother to grade 3 winner Nootka Sound and is out of stakes winner Miss Red Delicious, by Empire Maker .

“(The colt) really presented himself well and looked the part,” buyer Casse said. “He’s a Quality Road, and we’re in Book 3, so the pedigree is going to stick out. It’s a nice, active female family, and he’s by one of the best sires in the world. And he came from a good farm. I think he’ll be a beautiful horse once he gets into training.”

The KatieRich team was over the moon with their success with the Quality Road colt, noting that he was earmarked for Book 3 because he was a late foal (April 7, 2018) and because he could be a standout in the session.

“He’s a standout colt, probably a little immature and he looked like he would be a good fit for Book 3,” said Tammy Ingebritson, of KatieRich. (more…)

Lady Apple Digs In For Iowa Oaks Win: Paulick Report 7/5/19

July 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Lady Apple wins the Iowa Oaks over Ulele


By: Paulick Report Staff


Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple battled the length of the stretch with co-favored Ulele in Friday’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks, just getting the better of that rival in the final sixteenth to win by a neck. The 3-year-old Curlin filly had made her most recent start in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, finishing third, and the top two finishers went off at even money at Prairie Meadows. Lady Apple was ridden by Ricardo Santana for trainer Steve Asmussen, completing 1 1/16 miles over the fast track in 1:43.33.

Bred in Kentucky by her owner, Lady Apple is out of the graded stakes-placed Clever Trick mare Miss Mary Apples. The filly was entered in the Keeneland September sale but did not meet her reserve price at $100,000. She placed second on debut and went straight to stakes company, running second in the listed Astoria Stakes at Belmont. Lady Apple finally broke her maiden in her first start as a 3-year-old, continuing on undefeated through two more starts at Oaklawn, including the G3 Fantasy Stakes. Overall, the filly’s record stands at 4-2-1 from nine starts for earnings of over $650,000.

Lady Apple Earns Kentucky Oaks Entry in Fantasy Stakes: Blood-Horse 4/12/19

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Curlin filly slipped up the rail to get by favorites Motion Emotion and Brill.

Lady Apple gets by Motion Emotion and Brill to take the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park
Photo: Ryan Thompson
Lady Apple gets by Motion Emotion and Brill to take the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Stables’ Lady Apple was the surprise winner of the $500,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park for 3-year-old fillies April 12, earning her first stakes victory. The score gave the daughter of Curlin  100 points toward a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), securing a place in the starting gate May 3 at Churchill Downs.

Lady Apple sat off the pace through most of the 1 1/16-mile event, in which 11 fillies went postward, as the two favorites, Motion Emotion and Brill, hooked up out of the gate to duel for the lead. Brill settled into second, allowing Motion Emotion to carve out fractions of :23.16 and :46.76 through a half-mile. Brill came back just after the half to battle with the leader, pressing the pace, but it was Lady Apple who slipped through on the rail to run by the leaders in the final furlong.

The final time over the fast track was 1:43.88. The one-length score made Lady Apple 3-for-3 in 2019, all at Oaklawn. Winless in four starts last year, including a fifth in the Schuylerville Stakes (G3), Lady Apple broke her maiden Feb 7 and returned to take a March 23 optional-claiming allowance race for trainer Steve Asmussen ahead of Friday’s race.

Ridden in the Fantasy by Ricardo Santana Jr., Lady Apple showed tenacity as she was guided through a narrow opening on the rail but ran strongly to get past the leaders.

“Ricardo gave her a dream trip, and the filly showed tremendous heart,” Asmussen said. “She broke smoothly. He worked out the perfect trip for her. I think the only option was the fence, and she showed a lot of heart to go through there.”

Off at odds of 9-1, the winner returned $21.60, $7.40, and $4.

“She got a great trip. I put her in the position we wanted to be in, she kept fighting for the rail,” Santana said. “Once she got through, she just kept going. It was a big win.”

Motion Emotion finished second—earning enough points to move her into ninth on the Oaks leaderboard—three-quarters of a length in front of Brill, who is 18th on the leaderboard with 22 points. Only 14 runners will make up the Kentucky Oaks field. The runner-up paid $3.40 and $2.60, and Brill returned $3.40 to show.

“It’s tough,” trainer Tom Van Berg said of 6-5 favorite Motion Emotion. “She’s running, set up well. The other one just got us. She ran hard. That’s all we can do.”

Bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms, Lady Apple is out of the grade 2-placed Clever Trick mare Miss Mary Apples, who has produced two other stakes winners and seven other winners. She has an unraced 2-year-old colt by Empire Maker  named Apple Empire and an unnamed More Than Ready  filly that was born this year.


Notable US-Bred/Sired Runners in Japan: TDN Weekend 1/3/19

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Tapit | Gainesway photo

By: Alan Carasso

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Nakayama Racecourses: (more…)

Union Rags Colt Spikes KatieRich’s Strong Session: BloodHorse 9/20/18

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

A Union Rags colt was the top seller during the 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale
A Union Rags colt was the top seller during the 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling SalePhoto copyrights: Anne M. Eberhardt

By: Ron Mitchell

A  Union Rags  colt purchased by agent Ben Glass on behalf of Gary and Mary West for $250,000 was the top-priced horse sold during the Sept. 20 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Produced from Town Flirt, a daughter of Speightstown  who earned $160,736, the colt was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms, which consigned him to the Keeneland auction as Hip 3265.

The colt’s second dam, Open Flirt, by A.P. Indy, produced stakes winner and $252,660 earner Financial Modeling, and his third dam With a Wink was a grade 2 winner who produced three stakes winners. (more…)

Tales from the Crib: Instilled Regard: Kentucky Derby.Com 4/29/18

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

By: Kellie Reilly/Brisnet.Com

Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Instilled Regard was bred by KatieRich Farms within its first decade of operation in the Bluegrass, but as a grandson of incoming Hall of Famer Heavenly Prize, his pedigree is old-school.

Larry and Karen Doyle’s nom de course, KatieRich, is a combination of their children’s names. Initially a New York-based racing stable, KatieRich took on new life after the Doyles purchased a Midway, Kentucky, cattle farm in 2007 and converted it into a Thoroughbred nursery. KatieRich has already bred several stakes winners including Faithfully, runner-up to Paradise Woods in the Zenyatta (G1) and third to Stellar Wind in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1), and Comfort, second to Frosted in the 2016 Whitney (G1). And Grade 3-placed turf performer Call Provision, bred in New York, is knocking on the door. (more…)

Pedigree Insights: Instilled Regard: TDN 1/15/18

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments


Instilled Regard/ Hodges Photography/Jamie Hernandez

By: Andrew Caulfield

When a two-year-old son of Arch sold for $1,050,000 in Florida last March, the successful bidder, Lawrence Best of OXO Equine, commented that the youngster was “a very good-looking horse” and a hard, hard runner, while Mike Ryan, the underbidder, was sufficiently impressed to describe the colt as a “hell of a horse,” before adding that “he makes the hair stand up on the back of your head.” (more…)

Ryan Reminded of Palace Malice in Keeneland Purchase: BloodHorse Daily 9/17/17

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Hip 1630, a Curlin colt consigned by KatieRich Farms, sells to Mike Ryan for $450,000 Sept. 17

Hip 1630, a Curlin colt consigned by KatieRich Farms, sells to Mike Ryan for $450,000 Sept. 17
Photo by Anne Eberhardt

By: Ron Mitchell

When agent Mike Ryan first saw Hip 1630, a Curlin  colt bred and consigned by KatieRich Farms, he was reminded of another son of Curlin that he purchased with Niall Brennan a few years ago.

“He reminded me a lot of Palace Malice . (He had) a lot of leg—a beautiful quality to him,” Ryan said of the yearling colt he purchased for $450,000 during the Sept. 17 sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. (more…)

Rising Stock, KatieRich Farms Becoming Known for Quality Consignments: BloodHorse 9/2/17

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

By: Lenny Shulman

LARRY DOYLE IS NOTHING IF not a numbers guy. So when the former Wall Street stockbroker and money manager looks over the results from last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale, he takes a measure of assurance and pride that his plans for his KatieRich Farms are coming to fruition. Among the leading consignors by average, there is KatieRich, named for his and wife Karen’s two children, having sold nine yearlings for an average of $204,556. (more…)

Lisa’s Booby Trap’s First Foal Sells for $135,000

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

By Joe Nevills

Fasig-Tipton photo
Lisa’s Booby Trap’s first foal was shown 65 times at the Fasig-Tipton sale.

It’s been seven years since Lisa’s Booby Trap came from Finger Lakes and scored an underdog victory in the Loudonville Stakes at Saratoga, but her name was still heard Saturday when her first foal, a Big Brown colt, sold to SGV Thoroughbreds for $135,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale.

Lisa’s Booby Trap earned a cult following for succeeding in spite of her humble beginnings – she’s blind in one eye and has a club foot – and those same factors create another uphill battle when it comes to marketing her foals. (more…)

Bookman Wins at Keeneland

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Congratulations are in order for Larry, Karen, Mark and the KatieRich team on the impressive win by Bookman in the 5th race on Keeneland’s April 23rd card. This colt ran a great race winning in stellar fashion wire to wire. On a side note, Bookman’s dam, Papa Sids Girl also won impressively for her first career start at Keeneland in April of 2003. We look forward to a bright future for this colt.

KatieRich Farms had a Productive Day at Keeneland September Saturday

September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Getting ‘Rich’ at KEESEP

Larry and Karen Doyle’s KatieRich Farms had a productive day at Keeneland September Saturday, selling four yearlings for a combined $1,545,000, including the $650,000 Ghostzapper colt (hip 1231) who went to Dickman Legacy Ranch.

“We’re very happy–they did a great job on the farm,” offered Larry Doyle while overseeing one of his other offerings in the back ring. “[Farm manager] Tammy [Ingebritson] did a terrific job raising the horse and bringing him up. I think they got a really nice horse.”

Doyle said he purchased hip 1231’s dam Formal Affair (Dynaformer), a half to GI Blue Grass S. hero The Cliff’s Edge (Gulch), privately several years ago. Her Harlan’s Holiday filly sold for $190,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga two years ago.

“I was [expecting a nice price]–maybe not $650,000, but maybe in the $400,000 [range],” Doyle said of the price tag for the Ghostzapper colt. “Our reserve was $250,000, but I thought it would go a lot higher–there was a lot of action on the horse.”

Doyle’s operation has done well in previous years later in the sale. KatieRich sold a $700,000 Smart Strike filly to top Session 6 at this auction in 2014.

Among KatieRich’s other Saturday offerings was hip 1274, the last Tapit to go through the ring during this year’s sale. Agents Hanzly Albina and Nick Sallusto purchased the colt for $475,000 on behalf of an undisclosed client.

“He’s just a beautiful example of what his good sire can do,” said Albina. “His body was unbelievable, beautiful walk–the usual.”

Sallusto noted that the colt, whose third dam is Hall of Famer Personal Ensign (Private Account), was a candidate to be resold at a 2-year-old sale next year. His dam was sold by KatieRich for $530,000 in foal to Curlin at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.

KatieRich’s third well-sold yearling was hip 1334, a More Than Ready half-sister to recent Kentucky Downs Juvenile S. runner-up Parlor (Lonhro {Aus}). The May 9 foal went to Justin Casse, Agent for Joe Minor’s JSM Eqine, for $390,000.

KatieRich also sold a Tapit filly out of GISW Her Smile (Include) at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale in August. –@BDiDonatoTDN

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October 14th, 2013|0 Comments


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