Adelphi Strikes At Keeneland September - Lands Full Brother To Sadler's Joy
September 17, 2022
To say that the Keeneland Sept sale was a sellers' market would be the understatement of the year. Total spend, average spend, median spend etc. have all been dramatically up YOY (and we are comping against a strong 2021 sale). During the course of the sale Adelphi bid on over 15x horses and outside of this colt we didn’t land a single one of them. We are very disciplined with our valuations and we don't stretch (if we really like a horse and it falls into our range, we'll land it but if it goes above that range, we won't continue bidding). It's been frustrating but sticking to our guns and being patient definitely paid off when we landed the full brother to Sadler's Joy!
Hip 1794 is a colt by Kitten's Joy out of the Dynaformer mare Dynaire. He’s as exciting a prospect as we’ve ever offered. His dam has been one of the best turf producers in the United States over the last decade having thrown 6x winners from 7x starters (with 4 of the 6 being stakes horses)! Our colt’s FULL BROTHER is none other than Sadler's Joy who earned over $2.6MM at the track and won G1, G2 and G3 stakes in his illustrious career. Beyond his stellar pedigree he has the physical to match!
The colt has shipped to Ocala FL and will be prepared for his racing career at historical Kinsman Farm before shipping into the Christophe Clement barn.