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By the time that Greyciousness (1995 gray mare by Miswaki x Skatingonthinice, by Icecapade) produced G2 San Vicente Stakes winner The Factor in 2008, the broodmare was past her commercial peak.

In foal to a popular and commercial stallion like Stormy Atlantic at the Keeneland January sale in 2007, she brought only $47,000, for example. The Factor, who was a really nice foal, brought $50,000 in 2008, which is quite good for a foal by a $10,000 stallion. Yet her subsequent foal, by the stone-cold Cuvee, sold for $2,000.

And now the mare’s reputation has been reborn. As the dam of the most-watched 3yo sprinter of 2011, Greyciousness is a hot commodity once again. Her foal of 2010? A filly by Run Away and Hide who will be of interest to watch.