(A beautiful lab may be wagging his tail, but dragging his tongue at this point / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

It is beginning to be the “dog days” of the annual Keeneland September Sale. Not that the horses are dogs, mind you. Just the people working them are beginning to feel a little bit worn and ragged. Probably like to stay up under the porch for a day or two to catch their breath, maybe.

But this is the time when the real Sale’s handicapping comes into play. This is the time when you can really search out and ferret out a SW or two, well worth the money of purchase. This is the time when I love to call the Sale’s Pavilion my second home.

After all, there’s a hip in here from a mare that I used to own and race — Even Song, a daughter of Street Cry and the fantastic mare Brownie Points — and a 1/2-sister to Synchrony and others. Of course, she is on my “Shopping Cart” List.

Here’s a closer look:

Day 9: Book 4
2566 Filly Maclean’s Music Medaglia d’Oro Paramount Sales 44 Topicount Is 2nd Dam
2577 Colt California Chrome Bernstein Buckland Sales 1 1st Dam Won Over $1M
2578 Colt Magician War Front Ballysax Bloodstock 2 1/2-Brother to Joevia
2579 Colt Nyquist Bernardini Anderson Farms 47 Dam is SP winner
2581 Filly The Factor Tapit Woodford Thoro 3 Rob ‘n Gin Under 3rd Dam
2589 Filly Curlin Macho Uno Warrendale Sales 47 1st Dam Is SW & Set Track Record at Del Mar
2595 Filly Street Boss A.P. Indy Vinery Sales 48 1st Dam Is Full to Flashing, Dam of Floodlight
2599 Colt Nyquist Proud Citizen B.C. Jones 48 1st Day is Full to KY Oaks Winner Proud Spell
2606 Filly Speightster Medaglia d’Oro Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 1/2-Sister to SP winner
2607 Colt Oxbow A.P. Indy Hidden Brook 2 1/2-Brother to Improbable
2610 Filly Honor Code Distorted Humor Warrendale Sales 47 Dreaming of Liz — G3 Winner — Is 2nd Dam
2618 Colt Orb Distorted Humor James B. Keogh 45 1/2 to Standford, Hedge Fund
2632 Colt Blame Seeking the Gold Paramount Sales 44 1st Dam Is SP Winner / Perfect Soul FF Under 3rd Dam
2649 Filly Shanghai Bobby Giant’s Causeway Paramount Sales 44 Tequilita Under 2nd Dam
2658 Colt Uncle Mo Empire Maker Mill Ridge Sales 41 1/2 to Group Stakes Placed Winner in England / Flute 2nd D
2660 Filly Tapizar Carson City Four Star Sales 42 1/2 to 2 SP Winners / Win FF — won over $1.3 M
2673 Colt Super Saver Smart Strike St. George Sales 46 Tiznow Under 3rd Dam
2679 Colt Tale of the Cat Successful Appeal Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 1/2 to SW CZ Rocket / Giant Expectations FF Under 2nd Dam
2680 Colt Into Mischief Tapit Bridie Harrison 47 Young Dam / Princess Arabella Under 2nd Dam
2690 Filly Quality Road Stormin Fever Mill Ridge Sales 41 1/2 to SP winner / 1st Dam G1 SW
2694 Colt Oxbow A.P. Indy Calumet Farm 45 War Front FF in 2nd Dam
2698 Colt Get Stormy Good and Tough Trackside Farm 3 Full Brother to SWs Storm the Hill & Dragon Drew
2709 Colt More Than Ready Posse Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 Tourist FF Under 2nd Dam
2719 Colt Speightstown Empire Maker Glennwood Farm 48 1st Dam Ran 3rd in the G2 Yellow Ribbon
2723 Filly Street Boss Henny Hughes Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 1st Dam Is SPW and Champ Safely Kept is 3rd Dam
2738 Filly Shanghai Bobby Fusaichi Pegasus Hinkle Farms 2 Group 3 SW in Canada Under 2nd Dam
2749 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Giant’s Causeway Shjeltowee Sales 1 1st Dam SW / G1 SW Giant Oak Under the 2nd Dam
2769 Colt Jersey Town Rahy Four Star Sales 42 Full to SW Bee Jersey
2806 Colt Cairo Prince Doneraile Court Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 Bred Along Same Lines as SW Dontmesswithjoanne
2807 Colt Air Force Blue Conduit Vinery Sales 48 G1 Winner Collected Under 2nd Dam
2854 Filly Twirling Candy Poteen James B. Keogh 45 1st Dam SW / Always Dreaming FF Under 3rd Dam
2857 Colt Twirling Candy Street Cry Blackburn Farm 47 I Used To Own Dam — Even Song / Synchrony Under 2nd Dam
2884 Colt Constitution Ghostzapper Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 1st Dam is SW / Celestine Under 2nd Dam
2887 Filly American Pharoah Forestry Royal Oak Farm 46 Cairo Prince Under 2nd Dam
2895 Filly Will Take Charge Sea of Secrets James B. Keogh 45 Mizdirection Under 2nd Dam
2898 Filly Tiznow Henny Hughes Taylor Made Sales 48 & 49 Mor Spirit Under 2nd Dam
2907 Filly Honor Code Unbridled’s Song Mill Ridge Sales 48 & 49 1/2 to G2 Winner Money Multiplier — Who Earned Over 1.1M
2910 Colt Blame Mr. Prospector Four Star Sales 42 Full Brother to Canadian SW / 2nd Dam is Champ Misque
2939 Colt Blame Speightstown Warrendale Sales 47 G2 Winner Paved Under 2nd Dam
2957 Colt Temple City Nureyev Monticule LLC 42 1/2-Brother to Champ, KY Derby Winner Big Brown
2958 Colt Constitution Curlin Warrendale Sales 47 Owendale Under 2nd Dam / Mor Spirit Under 3rd Dam
2983 Filly Midnight Lute Tapit Hinkle Farms 2 Jack Milton Under 3rd Dam