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Two competitors on the track, Hansen and The Factor, also have first-crop foals offered for sale at Keeneland November. The pair share some common traits, including a high turn of speed. Both are also gray, but more importantly, they are by two of the most important sires in America: Tapit and War Front.

True dominance in a sire attracts a host of breeders hoping to use him, but most of them cannot get a season, even in today’s exaggerated books. That reality pushes their interest toward the sons of highly favored stallions and makes those sons a stronger proposition for farms to stand.

In each stallion’s first season at stud in 2013, Hansen covered 147 mares who produced 102 foals, and The Factor covered 135 mares who produced 102 foals. In 2014, The Factor covered 151 mares as his second book, but we do not know the number of mares sent to Hansen because he was no longer available in Kentucky.

Both young sires had first-crop weanlings available in Book 1 at Keeneland November – but only a few — as well as a few at Fasig-Tipton. Hansen has two in Book 1, where The Factor has a trio.

Hansen was the first champion son of leading sire Tapit, winning the Eclipse Award as the top juvenile colt in 2011 after a game victory over Union Rags in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Acquired by Coolmore and retired to stud at Ashford in Kentucky, Hansen served only one season in the Bluegrass before he was sold to the Korean Racing Authority as a stallion for their breeding program.

As a result, the Hansen foals are a bit like collector’s items because we won’t be seeing any more after this crop.

The Hansen filly out of Allencat (by Storm Cat), Hip 26, is a half-sister to a pair of stakes horses, and Hip 182 is also a filly, a March 2 foal out of the Vicar mare R Lady Joy. The latter was a classy racehorse, winning the G2 Delaware Oaks and finishing third in the G1 Alabama.

Among Hansen’s appeals to breeders were his early maturity and status as a champion son of a leading sire who is very hard to get to. Likewise, The Factor is by one of the hottest international sires in War Front, and the latter is probably the hardest stallion in the world in which to acquire a season

The Factor’s three hips in Book 1 are also all fillies: Hips 269, 374, and 398. The first is a March 8 foal out of the End Sweep mare Charismatic Lady, and this filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Dad’s Crazy (Langfuhr), winner of the Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont. Hip 374 is out of stakes-placed Pastel Gal (Lemon Drop Kid), and Hip 398 is out of G2 winner Sayedah (Darshaan).

There were further foals by both stallions in later books, and the summary statistics for their first foal sales are below.

Hansen: indicating number through ring, sold, RNA, average, median, gross

Weanling 20 16 4 $45,438 $46,000 $727,000
KEENOV2014
Hip: 26
Weanling
Hansencat
f., 2014
Hansen-Allencat, by Storm Cat Valparaiso Enterprises Pope McLean $90,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 182
Weanling
R Lady Hansen
f., 2014
Hansen-R Lady Joy, by Vicar Pope McLean ($140,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 581
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Dixie Stamp, by Dixie Union Pope McLean ($55,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 737
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Movie Star Magic, by The Cliff’s Edge Bobby Flay Pope McLean $65,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 781
Weanling
Prince Hansen
c., 2014
Hansen-Quickandquietqueen, by Quiet American Walnut Hill Bloodstock Pope McLean $85,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1634
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-S D P Greedisgood, by Gone West Amy Boulton Pope McLean $65,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1744
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Annie Goodtime, by Honour and Glory Michelle Redding Eaton Sales $50,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2250
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Elusive Royalty, by Elusive Quality J and R Bloodstock Select Sales $12,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2334
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-La Riviera, by Affirmed Dr. Kendall Hansen Racing Millennium Farms $20,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2365
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Missing Miss, by Unaccounted For Turnley Farms LA Lane’s End $25,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2412
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Que Bonita, by Meadowlake Dr. Kendall Hansen Racing Lane’s End $45,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2454
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Slewville, by Petionville Jim Perrone Pope McLean $47,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2924
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Turf Club, by Trust N Luck Select Sales ($22,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2952
Weanling
Air Hansen
c., 2014
Hansen-Airizon, by Boston Harbor Dr. Kendall Hansen Racing Taylor Made Sales Agency $75,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 3036
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Diamond Donna, by Silver Deputy Polo Green Stable & David Lashley Select Sales $5,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 3051
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Enticing, by Service Stripe Academy Bloodstock Pope McLean $16,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 3179
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Nault, by Woodman Pope McLean ($9,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 3603
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
Hansen-Primetime Cat, by Tale of the Cat Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt Equus Farm $37,000 Sold
FTKNOV2014
Hip: 36
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Palomanegra, by Grand Slam Wild Card Bloodstock Pope McLean $75,000 Sold
OBSOCT2014
Hip: 99
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
Hansen-Havelsee, by Tiznow Blue River Bloodstock Kaizen Sales $15,000 Sold

The Factor: indicating number through ring, sold, RNA, average, median, gross

Weanling 26 20 6 $87,150 $77,500 $1,743,000
KEENOV2014
Hip: 269
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Charismatic Lady, by End Sweep Fairwinter Farm William B. Harrigan $130,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 374
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Pastel Gal, by Lemon Drop Kid Warrendale Sales ($140,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 503
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Ba Ba’s Bunch, by El Corredor Nick de Meric Select Sales $130,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 509
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Bet On the Blue, by E Dubai The Blind Tiger Taylor Made Sales Agency $70,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 521
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Broadway Lullaby, by Songandaprayer JSM Equine St George Sales $85,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 617
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Gowestforgold, by Java Gold Pope McLean ($65,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 669
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Jive Talk, by Kingmambo Mayor Farm Hunter Valley Farm $27,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 699
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Lucky Slevin, by Two Punch Nick de Meric Pope McLean $110,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 802
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Salvar, by Eddington Springhouse Farm Lane’s End $115,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 808
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Seeking Silence, by Seeking the Gold Bare Stables Hunter Valley Farm $67,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 923
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-At Risk, by Dixie Union Third Street Stable Clarkland Farm $65,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1027
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Fun Given, by Point Given Paramount Sales ($30,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1162
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Once Around, by You and I Cedar Hall Farm Warrendale Sales $200,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1186
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Prevention, by Aptitude Preston Stables Paramount Sales $90,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1390
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Dana Dew, by Fusaichi Pegasus Blandford Stud Lisa & Tim Turney $45,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1448
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Friona, by Allen’s Prospect Walter Bloodstock Lane’s End $75,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1529
Weanling
Smokin Hot Factor
c., 2014
The Factor-Love Me Twice, by Not For Love Sally Thomas ($57,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1560
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Motel Lass, by Bates Motel Baccari Bloodstock Hunter Valley Farm $70,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1694
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Trippi Street, by Trippi Walter Bloodstock Burleson Farms $62,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1787
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Cat Dance, by Forest Wildcat Taylor Made Sales Agency ($95,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1791
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-Cedar Run’s Emblem, by Our Emblem Tim Hamlin James B. Keogh $80,000 Sold
KEENOV2014
Hip: 1897
Weanling
UNNAMED
c., 2014
The Factor-I Am Iron Woman, by Any Given Saturday Paramount Sales ($19,000) RNA
KEENOV2014
Hip: 2175
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Bertha Jo, by Banker’s Gold Falguieres Bloodstock Susan M. Forrester $42,000 Sold
FTKNOV2014
Hip: 30
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Mining My Business, by Mining Stonereath Stud Darby Dan Farm $130,000 Sold
FTKNOV2014
Hip: 53
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Super Cub, by Old Trieste American Equistock Romans Racing & Sales $85,000 Sold
FTNMIX2014
Hip: 298
Weanling
UNNAMED
f., 2014
The Factor-Divorce Settlement, by Stormin Fever Palermo Farm Sequel Stallions New York $65,000 Sold

 

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