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Justify Half Headlines Glennwood's Book 1 Offerings

While there’s no denying that every thoroughbred sale imbues shippers and breeders with obvious pre-auction anxiety, the father-daughter team of John and Tanya Gunther at Glennwood Farm are feeling the added pressure.

as a breeder of Justify The Gunthers, one of the bakery’s dozens of thoroughbreds to win the triple crown, said buyers would buy consignment barns in hopes of repeating history, especially when Justify’s half-brother appears in the catalog. I understand that you will arrive at

When talking about Justify’s half-brother (hip 60) at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, Gunther said with a laugh.

The traffic at the Glennwood barn was always to be expected, but the Gunthers are confident they know why their program and their horses are so highly regarded. The Eclipse Award-winning breeder has consigned his eight horses to Keeneland’s Book 1 beginning September 12th.

Hip 60, a Carlin foal on Glenwood's consignment at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky on September 11, 2022.
Photo: Cory McCloskey

Carlin Colt commissioned as Hip 60 at Keeneland September Sale


Most notable in the barn is Hip 60, the half-brother of Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion Justify. Carlin of stage magic (by Ghost Zapper).

“I think the Karlin Earring is very special,” Gunther said. “He is a late blooming foal born May 19th and still has a lot to grow but I think he will be a 16.1 or 16.2 (hand) horse when fully grown. He looks like a horse.He’s good-natured and just showed that he’s something special.It would be really hard to break up with him.

Traditionally, Stage Magic foals have received a lot of attention from sales ring buyers. Justify himself was a graduate of the renewed Keeneland September Sale in 2016 and was sold to China His Horse Club and Maverick Racing for his $500,000. In 2019, the Nile Pioneer Out of the Mare stage raider He fell short of his reserves at the final bid of $950,000 and returned to Glenwood. A year later, the mare’s foal in charge It also went unsold after Hammer fell to the final bid of $1.75 million.

In 2020, Stage Magic foaled Hip 60’s full sister, which was never released to the public. The filly now has two and Gunther is looking forward to her racing debut.

“She’s in training and will be going to Chad Brown in about 60 days,” Gunther said. “She was a slow grower like her brother, but she’s grown so well in the last six months and she looks great. We have high hopes for her.”

Another standout horse on this consignment is Hip 117, a supersire filly from Spendthrift Farms. mischievously Bayphilly is from the unchallenged Galileo filly Wildwood Rose.

“She’s a beautiful mare. The mare is a year old. speightstown It sold really well here last year, and we rate her very highly as well. she really is my favourite. she is big and strong She is very athletic and a very good walker. ”

Although she never started, Wildwood Rose comes from a strong family of runners.She is the half-sister of the Bethil stable Florida Derby (G1) winner materiality and My Miss Sophia finished 2nd at the 2014 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) no tap .

Wildwood Rose Mare speightstown — now named Bo Derek — was purchased by the Maverick/Siena partnership for $900,000 in the September 2021 sale.

Back at Speightstown Wells, Glenwood also offers Hip 130, a mare by WinStar Farm stallions from Always On My Mind (Congrats ). This family is a particularly prolific family for the Gunther family, as this mare is the half-sister of Maidan Sova Godolphin Miles (G2) winner and sire, Maidan Sova Godolphin Miles. Tamarx also by Speightstown.

“There are a lot of people who like Speightstown from Always On My Mind,” said Gunther. “She’s been the most eye-catching ever and has a really good walk. We’ve always been on good terms with Speitetown, so I think she’s doing very well.”

Always On My Mind is also the half-brother of the winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1). no parole has completed his stallion duties at Newell’s Park Stud in England in 2021. He and Tanya said they were very active in the breeding program in England and were very happy with the first foal by his son. Frankel And I am happy to have been able to support him with the strongest filly in Japan and abroad.

“Without parole, we have really great weaners,” Gunther said. “We bred him quite a few mares ourselves, brought a handful back here, foaled here. Nice.Also full brother without parole in training with Ralph Beckett in London England.He’s fine so please touch Wood.There’s a lot to look forward to.

John Gunther at the Glenwood Consignment at the Keeneland September Earring Sale in Lexington, Kentucky on September 11, 2022.
Photo: Cory McCloskey

John Gunther at Keeneland September Sale

Book 1 also entrusts three other foals. no na never From Poset (oasis dream ); hip 62, baby bye Uncle Mo Outside the Strombolian (Giant’s Causeway). Hip 202 is the son of Dane Hill his dancer mare Justify. dance with another.

Glennwood offers two more fillies: Bay by Into Mischief from Hip 84, Grade 3 Winner tiger moth (street sense ); and Hip 114, daughter of american pharaoh Of weekdays (Dansili), the 2nd mother is the winner of Group 1 clock .

Into Mischief filly Hip 84 on Glenwood consignment at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky on September 11, 2022.
Photo: Cory McCloskey

Intu Mischief filly commissioned as Hip 84 at Keeneland September Sale

With the barn full, in high spirits and buyers still coming in, Gunther said he expects this year’s sales to be fruitful for the farm.

“We don’t know what the sale will be,” Gunther said. “The first day was really busy. I think the horses were out almost 80 times.It’s been busy today and there are a lot of people here.I think it’s going to be a really good sale.”