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While it’s undeniable that all thoroughbred sales are making shippers and breeders anxious ahead of the auction, the father-daughter team of John and Tanya Gunther at Glennwood Farm are feeling the extra pressure.

as a breeder prove legal – One of only a dozen thoroughbreds to have a triple crown for a baker – Gunthers know buyers arrive at their consignment barns hoping history will repeat itself, especially when Justify’s half-brothers show up in their catalogs middle time.

“I think I need a few drinks when that guy gets into the ring,” said Gunther with a laugh of Justify’s half-brother (Hip 60) at the Keeneland September yearling auction. “I would be very nervous about it.”

The foot traffic at Glenwood Barn is always to be expected, and the Gunthers remain convinced there’s a reason their plans and their horses are held in high regard: Quite simply, they got results. The Eclipse Award-winning breeder has entrusted eight horses to Keeneland’s Book 1, which begins September 12.

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Curlin colt comes as Hip 60 in Keeneland September sale


The most famous in the barn is the Hip 60, the half-brother of Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion Justify curling outside of stage magic (Contributed by Ghostzapper).

“We found the Colin yearlings to be very special,” says Gunther. “He’s a late foal born on May 19 and he has a lot to do but I think when he’s fully developed he’ll be a 16.1 or 16.2 (hand) horse. In my He looks like a racehorse. He’s good-natured, he just shows that he’s special. It’s really hard to separate from him.”

Traditionally, foals in Stage Magic have attracted a lot of attention from buyers in the sales circle. Justify himself is a graduate of the 2016 Keeneland September auction renewal, which sold to China Horse Club and Maverick Racing for $500,000. Pioneers of the Nile emerge from their mares in 2019 Stage Raiders The final bid of $950,000 fell short of his reserve and returned to Glenwood.A year later, the mare’s ponies pass by will be responsible It also went unsold after the final bid of $1.75 million was dropped.

In 2020, Stage Magic gave birth to a full sister of the Hip 60, which has never been released publicly. The pony is now 2 years old, and Gunther is anxiously awaiting her racing debut.

“She’s in training and she’s going to Chad Brown in about 60 days,” Gunther said. “She’s also been slow to develop, like her brother, but she’s been doing really well for the past six months and looking great. We have high hopes for her too.”

Another standout on consignment, and Gunther’s personal favorite, is the Hip 117 by Spendthrift Farm Super Dad mischief . The bay fillet was bred from an uncompeted Galileo mare Wildwood Rose.

“She’s a beautiful pony. The mare is a year old Speightstown It sold very well here last year and we are very bullish on her. She would really be my favorite. She is big and strong; she is athletic and walks well. “

Although she never started, Wild Woodrose comes from a strong family of runners.She is the half sister of the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) champion substantive and my miss sophia he finished second in the 2014 Longines Kentucky Oak (G1) not available .

Wild Woodrose’s Pony Speightstown – Now named Bo Derek – Bought for $900,000 by partners at Maverick/Siena in September 2021 auction.

Back at the well with Speightstown, Glenwood will also offer Hip 130, a pony from Always On My Mind by WinStar Farm stallion (Congratulations ).The family was a particularly prolific one for the Gunthers, as the mare is the half-sister of the Meydan Sobha Godolphin Mile (G2) champion and stallion Tamakuz also by Speightstown.

“A lot of people love Speightstown because I think about it all the time,” Gunther said. “She’s been getting the most attention by far and her walks have been fantastic. We’ve been doing really well here in Speightstown, so I think she’s getting along very well.”

Always On My Mind is also the half-brother of St. James’s Palace Stakes (G1) winner no parole , he will take up stud duties at Newsells Park Stud in England in 2021. Gunther said he and Tanya have very active arms in the breeding program in England and they are very happy with the son of the first foal Frankel And it’s a pleasure to support him with some of the strongest mares in the country and abroad.

“There are some really good weaners without parole,” Gunther said. “We had a couple of mares for him ourselves, we brought a couple of horses back and put them here. So we have a pair of mares on the farm without parole and they are very, very good. We also have a ‘no parole’ The full brother trains with Ralph Beckett in London, England. He did a great job so touching the wood, there was a lot to look forward to. ”

John Gunther at the Glenwood Consignment at the Keeneland September Yearling Auction on September 11, 2022 in Lexington, KY.
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John Gunther at Keeneland September auction

Three other ponies were also consigned to Book 1: Hip 7, an Irish-bred chestnut, by never never out Posset (Oasis Dream ); hip circumference 62, one bay Uncle Mo out Strombolian (Giant’s Causeway); and Hip 202, son of Justify, out of Danehill Dancer mare dance with another.

Glennwood will also offer two additional ponies: Hip 84, a Bay 3 Champion from Into Mischief tiger moth (street feeling ); and hip 114, a daughter American Pharaoh From Weekday (Tan Sri) whose second dam was the winner of the first group clock .

Hip 84 is an Into Mischief filly at the Keeneland September Yearling Auction in Lexington, KY on September 11, 2022.
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Into Mischief filly in form of Hip 84 in Keeneland September sale

With the barn full, sentiment running high and buyers still pouring in, Gunther said he hoped this year’s auction would be another bumper crop for the farm.

“It’s hard to say how the sale will play out,” Gunther said. “We were really busy on the first day and I think the horses were out nearly 80 times. It was busy again today and there were a lot of people here. I think it’s going to be a really good sale.”


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