Dixie Blossom breezed an eighth of a mile in :9.4 – the fastest time of the day at that distance – to highlight Thursday’s breeze show in advance of the Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Monday.
The filly, hip No. 78, by Dixie Union out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Lemon Blossom is from the family of Canadian champion Hero’s Love. She is consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
Hip No.1, a colt from the first crop of Thewayyouare consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, recorded the day’s fastest time for a quarter-mile, getting the distance in :21.0. Out of the Polish Numbers mare Tanca, the colt is from the family of graded stakes winners Heart of Joy and Midnight Cry.
“The track played fair, and times were consistent from start to finish,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “We were very pleased with the crowd. The works were well attended on a cool spring day.”
One juvenile – Hip No. 48, a colt from the first crop of Old Fashioned – breezed three-eighths of a mile in :34.1. Consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent, the colt is out of stakes-placed Eagle’s Song, by Proud Citizen, and is from the family of 2012 Hawthorne Derby (G3) winner Two Months Rent.
In a well-timed score, What a Name (IRE), a graduate of last year’s sale, won today’s Prix Imprudence (G3) at Maisons-Laffitte in France. She was consigned to the April Sale by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables and was purchased for $350,000 by John McCormack Bloodstock, agent. The filly is owned by Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa Al Tani.