Jump Start Phi Beta Kaffa Filly

55% Still Available

Price: $69,700
Club Price Is: $796 for 1%

Birth Year:
Dark Bay/Brown 
Zoe Valvo 

Why We Bought This Horse

This is hip#267 from the Mid-Atlantic Fasig Tipton yearling sale.

Now that the Yearling Program is passed the horse is now available for purchase at her new price basis of $69,700.   This price basis represents the original purchase price plus 4 quarters of estimated expenses times a risk factor of 2 for those that purchased early in the horse.

The target is to race this yearling in the Wasabi Ventures Stables racing program.

This Maryland-bred, Pennsylvania-sired, and soon to be Virginia-certified Jump Start filly has a lovely conformation (see notes below on conformation).   

The horse vetted cleanly at the auction and has already moved to Middleburg Training Center for training in Virginia.  

Notes on conformation at the sale from Director of Racing Operations, Adam Parker:

This Jump Start filly is a good size and well-balanced.  She is a little immature, which is not uncommon for a Jump Start, but her topline is typical.   While having a slight turnout in the right front, she walks through it and has a generous overstride. The conformation of this yearling that would indicate she has all of the potential to mature into a winning racehorse. 

Per our program, the horse was purchased for $8,000 and gets the apportioned part of the sales expenses ($2,750) to reach the offering price of $10,750.

Per program rules, there will be four quarterly charges that are done automatically to a purchasers credit card.   Each charge will be for a pre-payment of training fees and will be at the rate of $60/quarter per 1%.   These charges actually count in our accounting system as a credit on the side of revenue and will offset any costs on the exit of the horse.

Like our racing program, there will be no on-going expenses and no chance of any other losses beyond these initial charges.

Note on NAMING:

This filly will be named in her 2 YO year.  Anyone that is a Club member owner of her will be part of the voting process on her name.

Tidbits from the Pedigree

This Pedigree Report is written by Lauren Floyd, Blood Stock Apprentice, Wasabi Ventures Stables:

Hip 267 is a lovely filly by Jump Start, out of the Kafwain mare, Phi Beta Kaffa. Jump Start, though recently deceased, has consistently been one of the leading sires in the Mid-Atlantic region over the last several years. He is responsible for the likes of Prayer for Relief, a multiple graded stakes winner who earned over $2.2M on the track, as well as millionaire earners Pants on Fire and Rail Trip.

Phi Beta Kaffa was a winning daughter of Kafwain, who earned over $62,000 on the track and won at the maiden special weight level at Laurel Park, going 5.5F on dirt. Nightmare, Phi Beta Kaffa's first foal, by Northern Afleet has made 23 lifetime career starts and has earned over $81,000 on the track to date. Her best races have come at sprint distances between 4-6F on both dirt and turf. Phi Beta Kaffa has an unnamed weanling filly by Strong Mandate and is currently in foal to Long River.

Hip 267's second dam is Phi Beta, a stakes-placed winner of almost $70,000 in 35 career starts. Phi Beta, a daughter of Horatius, was campaigned almost exclusively at the maiden special weight, allowance, and stakes levels during her career. She broke her maiden by over 9 lengths at Laurel Park before going on to win at the allowance level in her very next start. Phi Beta won between 7-8.5F on dirt, although she was also 3rd at 9F in the Landaura Stakes at Laurel Park. She is also a full sister to Smartly, a stakes winning earner of the Sham Say Stakes at Pimlico, who is the dam of graded stakes placed, multiple stakes winner Roaring Lion, a son of Lion Hearted.

Phi Beta herself is the dam of 9 foals to race, of which 6 were winners. Her most successful progeny was a gelding by Whiskey Wisdom named Fifty Proof. He was named champion older horse in Canada in 2011. He earned over $782,000 on the racetrack in 23 career starts, with 7 wins and 5 seconds. He scored wins in the G3 Eclipse Stakes and the Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine on their all-weather surface, but also finished 2nd in the G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, G2 Nijinsky Stakes, and G2 King Edward Stakes. Over the course of his career, he won between 8.5-10F on both AWT and turf.

Phi Beta is also the dam of Honor Student, a mare by Crafty Friend who earned over $208,000 on the track and established a new course record at Laurel Park after completing a mile in 1:36.99. She ran 60 times in her career and established a very respectable record of 7 wins, 13 seconds, and 8 thirds. She won between 7-8.5F on both dirt and turf, though she primarily raced on dirt.

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