Among the most distinguished racemares scheduled to go through the Keeneland January sale is G1 winner Fit to Scout. She sells out of the Buck Pond Farm consignment as Hip 1581 (see catalog page here).
A daughter of Handicap Triple Crown winner Fit to Fight out of the good racemare Bee a Scout (by West Coast Scout), Fit to Scout was quite possibly her sire’s best racer. Winner of eight races from 2 to 4, Fit to Scout earned $767,600, and her most distinguished victory came in the G1 John A. Morris at Saratoga. The mare also ran second in the G1 Maskette, Hempstead, and Vanity, and she was third in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks. Fit to Scout also won the G2 Santa Ynez and La Canada.
Retired to stud, Fit to Fight has found nothing like the same success as a broodmare. She started off well enough, with two winners from her first three foals, including multiple stakes-placed Back in Shape (by Wild Again), whose best effort was probably a third in the G3 Rare Treat Handicap. Since that mare, however, Fit to Scout has produced nary a winner, even though mated with such stallions as Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, and Saint Ballado.
The mare’s foal of 2009 is a colt by the young Distorted Humor stallion Sharp Humor, and she is in foal to 2009 first-season stallion Run Away and Hide (by City Zip) on an April 19 cover. The bay mare will be a 23-year-old at the time of sale and will not bring a premium price, but she will be a walking piece of racing history for someone.