Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Charlatan (Speightstown), a multiple Grade I stakes winner, was represented by his first two foals this past week. On Jan. 17, a bay colt out of Inventive (Dixie Union) was born at Seclusive Farm. Inventive is already the dam of GISW Klimt (Quality Road) and of GSP West Coast Chick (Malibu Moon).
“This colt has strength, power, substance, and great bone,” said Seclusive’s Chris Baccari. “Excited to have other mares in foal to Charlatan and will plan to breed back to him after seeing this colt. I think Charlatan has a ton of potential with the likelihood of siring a great racehorse.”
In addition, Mill Ridge Farm reported the Jan. 20 birth of a bay filly by Charlatan out of SP Vevina (More Than Ready), who is a half-sister to GSW Friar’s Road (Quality Road). Bred by RPS Bloodstock, the filly was purchased in utero at last year’s Keeneland November sale for $400,000.
“She is a nice, leggy filly with good bone and correct,” said Mill Ridge’s Price Bell.
Charlatan, who entered stud in 2022, stands for $50,000 for the upcoming breeding season. In five career starts, he won the GI Arkansas Derby and the GI Runhappy Malibu S. in addition to finishing second in the G1 Saudi Cup. His first in-foal mares sold for up to $1 million.