Client Success: Halama Wires, Draws Away at Churchill



HALAMA (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini)

Halama (f, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–Milania, by Bernardini) set the pace early, was off the rail into the lane then drew away under jockey Tyler Gaffalione. She was geared down to the wire in winning by three lengths.

Halama was acquired in utero for $310,000 at Keeneland November in 2016 and is out of a winning daughter of Keeper Hill (Deputy Minister), victorious in the 1998 GI Kentucky Oaks beneath the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs and later the dam of Mill Ridge stallion Keep Up (Unbridled’s Song). Keeper Hill was a half-sister to the good sprinter Golden Gear (Gulch), who also stood for a time at Mill Ridge.

Halama, out of a Bernardini mare like her Grade I-winning stablemate Maxfield (Street Sense), is a half-sister to a Curlin filly who made $200,000 at KEENOV19. Milania visited City of Light this term.

Sales history: $125,000 Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $90,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $200,000 Ylg ’18 FTKOCT.

Lifetime Record: 8-2-1-0, $87,433

Owners-Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch

Breeder-Buscar Stables, Inc (KY)

Trainer-Brendan P. Walsh

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased Halama at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm.

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