No elite racing stable is complete without graduates of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. More graded stakes winners and champions fall under the hammer there than at all other sales companies combined. They can be found celebrating victories at the highest level around the world, from the Triple Crown to Royal Ascot to Dubai to the Breeders’ Cup. Centennial Farms’ acquisition team, Dr. Stephen Carr and Paula Parsons, combed through the marathon of a sale using a series of physical assessments, veterinary exams, and pedigree analysis to select a quartet of colts. They are elite athletes with the potential to be home run stallions. We couldn’t be more delighted with the new additions for our latest partnership:
- Hip 733: Cross Traffic – She’ll Heir, by Wildcat Heir
- Hip 1345: Into Mischief – Movie Show, by Unbridled’s Song
- Hip 1633: Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline, by Lion Heart
- Hip 1942: Mineshaft – Beat to Quarters, by War Front
The 2017 Sunrise, LLC unique foursome includes sons of some of the hottest sires in racing. They hail from exciting young branches of proven families littered with precocity and class.
CROSS TRAFFIC – SHE’LL HEIR, by WILDCAT HEIR
Cross Traffic is one of the most exciting new sires to have his first yearlings hit the market in 2017. A brilliant son of Unbridled’s Song out of grade one winner Stop Traffic, Cross Traffic went wire-to-wire to take the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) over a field that included Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winners Fort Larned and Mucho Macho Man.
Centennial’s Cross Traffic colt is out of the stakes winning She’ll Heir. The precocious She’ll Heir won at first asking as a two year old at Keeneland and followed that up with a victory in the Cinderella Stakes at Hollywood Park. She’ll Heir’s first foal, Heir Apparent, a three-quarters sister to this colt, won her debut at two and went on to lead from start-to-finish at allowance level at Churchill Downs. The second foal of She’ll Heir, Vertrazzo, a winner at two this year.
This colt’s second dam, The Tricks On Me, is by Champion Two-Year-Old and Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, and out of the multiple listed stakes winner Peaceful Road. Peaceful Road herself is a half-sister to stakes winner D’Youville Nurse, the dam of the Ladies Handicap (gr. III) victress Unbridled Hope – a daughter of Unbridled, the grandsire of Cross Traffic.
The cross that produced this colt is a version of the prolific Unbridled’s Song/Storm Cat cross which includes 2017 graded stakes winner Pure Silver, and Cat Burglar, Gadsen Purchase, Will’s Wildcat, It’s My Party and Wildcat Brief, all by Unbridled line stallions out of Forest Wildcat mares, as here. This mating also features inbreeding to Fappiano through the three-quarters brothers Unbridled and Pentelicus, and this is also found in 2017 two-year-old stakes winner Phantom Ro, and stakes winners Legal Laura and Wild Bout Tiffany, all by this colt’s broodmare sire, Wildcat Heir.View Pedigree
Purchased for $250,000
INTO MISCHIEF – MOVIE SHOW, by UNBRIDLED’S SONG
There is no hotter young sire in America today than Into Mischief. It was recently announced that his 2018 book has filled at a stud fee of $100,000. Into Mischief is already the sire of 26 stakes winners – no less than 10 from his current three-year-old crop. Among them are two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) captor Goldencents; Practical Joke, a three-time grade one winner to date; Vyjack, track-record breaking earner of over $1,400,000; and other graded scorers Vicar’s In Trouble, Conquest Enforcer, Miss Mischief, Strict Compliance, Can The Man, Best Behavior and One Liner.
The dam of Centennial’s Into Mischief, Movie Show, is a daughter of the outstanding sire and broodmare sire, Unbridled’s Song. She is out of Eclipse Award winning Champion Older Mare Gourmet Girl, heroine of the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), Vanity Handicap (gr. I), and Milady Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. I). Gourmet Girl is a half-sister to the grade one placed juvenile Northern Mischief, subsequently the dam of graded stakes winner North America.
Gourmet Girl’s dam, Rhondaling, was group placed in Ireland at two, and later stakes placed in the U.S. She is out of a sister to Kebir, a group winning miler in France, and from a highly-successful European family that has also produced Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) hero Lit de Justice, group one winning two-year-old Commander Collins, group one winner Trebrook, and the American Derby (gr. II) victor Gold and Steel.
This colt is bred on an identical cross to Into Mischief’s daughter, Party Boat, a current three-year-old who is a multiple stakes winner and multiple graded placed. The Into Mischief/Fappiano cross has produced the graded stakes winning Conquest Enforcer, and is a cross that also proved to be extremely productive for Into Mischief’s sire, Harlan’s Holiday. He sired graded stakes winners Necessary Evil and Intense Holiday out of mares by Unbridled’s Song – as here – as well as twice classic-placed Denis of Cork.View Pedigree
Purchased for $100,000
CAIRO PRINCE – FELINE FLATLINE, by LION HEART
An interesting and well-received freshman sire at the 2017 yearling sales has been Cairo Prince. By Pioneerof the Nile, also sire of Triple Crown laureate American Pharoah and champion Classic Empire, Cairo Prince captured the Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at two and the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) – by 5¾ lengths – at three, and was favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) until suffering an injury that proved career-ending.
This son of Cairo Prince is the second foal of Feline Flatline, whose first foal, Bonneville Flats, was a debut winner at Keeneland at two this year. Feline Flatline is a half-sister to Sharla Rae, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I), who defeated grade one winners Her Emmynency and Sunset Glow, grade two winners Prize Exhibit and Paulina’s Love, and graded scorer Zipessa.
The second dam, Jinny’s Gold, was five times stakes placed, including a second in the Valley View Stakes (gr. III) and third in the Regret Stakes (gr. III). She is also a half-sister to a four-time stakes winner, Dancing Water, and to stakes winning two-year-old Dancing Deputy.
Jinny’s Gold’s dam, Nijinsky Dancer, is half-sister to multiple stakes winner Bronze Basque; to Dyna Performer, dam of stakes winner Dyna Slam; and to Silver and Bronze, dam of stakes winner You Don’t Pass, and granddam of multiple stakes winners Quality Lass and Double Malt.
This colt is a product of the Pioneerof the Nile/Storm Cat cross that produced superstars American Pharoah and Classic Empire. Pioneerof the Nile’s sire, Empire Maker, has sired grade one winning and classic placed Bodemeister and grade one winner In Lingerie out of similar Storm Cat-line mares.View Pedigree
Purchased for $320,000
Dark Bay/Brown Colt
MINESHAFT – BEAT TO QUARTERS, by WAR FRONT
The only Horse of the Year by A.P. Indy, Mineshaft has gone on to sire 45 stakes winners. They include Jimmy Jerkens-trained Effinex, a grade one winner of over $3,300,000; multiple grade one winner It’s Tricky; Florida Derby (gr. I) winner and exciting young sire Dialed In; King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) victor Discreetly Mine; as well as other grade one winners Weep No More and Bond Holder.
This colt is the first foal of his dam, Beat to Quarters, a daughter of the sensational sire War Front. Beat to Quarters is a three-quarters sister to Private Chef, who defeated a field that included future Breeder’s Cup Mile (gr. I) winner Singletary to win the Will Rogers Stakes (gr. III) in only his second career start.
The second dam, Mississippi Lights, is three-quarters sister to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and multiple grade one victress Lite Light, who would go on to produce group winner Saddad, graded stakes winner Nite Light, and stakes winner Gaily Egret. Mississippi Lights is also half-sister to American Boss, a stakes winner of over $3,600,000; to Fully Forgiven, the dam of stakes winner Ampere; and to Glowing Honour, the grandsire of two-year-old stakes winner Expected Ruler.
Mississippi Lights is out of Redeemer, a half-sister to Lite Light; to stakes placed Gold Press; to Rebalite, the dam of multiple grade two winner Race Day; and to Delivery Day; the granddam of stakes winner Helen Belen.
This mating is a version of the cross of Mineshaft over mares by sons or grandsons of Northern Dancer, which has produced nine stakes winners, including the grade one winners Dialed In and Weep No More, and graded winners Casino Drive, Redding Colliery and Nellie Cashman.View Pedigree
Purchased for $325,000
The total capitalization of this group is $1,800,000 with all expenses paid through December 2018. Investments are available starting at a minimum of $45,000 for a 2.5% percent interest. We are eagerly awaiting the future of these stunning colts and can’t wait for you to join us on their journeys. Please contact the office for more information or if you would like a hard copy brochure.