Global star Con Te Partiro set for exciting double date at Keeneland in November
Breeders' Cup run to be followed by sale at Book 1 of the breeding stock auction
Con Te Partiro, who began her career at Keeneland before winning stakes races in the US and at Royal Ascot, and capturing two Group 1s in Australia, is slated to return to the Kentucky track for the Breeders' Cup before coming under the hammer at Book 1 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on November 9.
The six-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, who will be catalogued as a racing or broodmare prospect, will be consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock, agent.
With starts at 14 tracks on three continents over five seasons of racing, Con Te Partiro has a story unlike the vast majority of racehorses.
“Con Te Partiro has excelled at the highest level of international racing while she has exemplified just how small the global thoroughbred industry is,” said Keeneland president-elect and interim head of sales Shannon Arvin.
“We are thrilled to hold a Keeneland homecoming for Con Te Partiro. She sold as a yearling at the September Sale and began her racing career here during the 2016 spring meet. We look forward to presenting her at the November Sale with all the fanfare she deserves.”
Owned by SF Bloodstock and trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Con Te Partiro this year has won two Group 1s: the Coolmore Classic and Coolmore Legacy. Last year at five, Con Te Partiro won a Group 3 on her Australian debut.
“It is remarkable to reflect on what Con Te Partiro has achieved in her racing career,” said Waterhouse. “It is a rare feat in itself to win stakes races on three continents, but it is her performances at the elite level in Australia for which she will be remembered. Con Te Partiro won both of the time-honoured Group 1 races, the Coolmore Classic and the Coolmore Legacy, making her, arguably, the best-performed mare in Australia.”
Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock said: “Con Te Partiro truly is a one-of-a-kind mare. Her accomplishments on the track – including two Grade 1 wins in Australia, stakes victories at both the Royal Ascot and Saratoga race meets and successes on both dirt and turf – put her in an elite category of racehorses with the ability to perform at the highest level around the world.
“We purchased her in 2018 as a beautiful stakes-winning filly by Scat Daddy from the family of Into Mischief, and we are proud to say she has exceeded all expectations since.”
Con Te Partiro’s return to Keeneland will come four and a half years after she opened her career there with a dominating five-and-half-length victory on dirt as a two-year-old for trainer Wesley Ward and owner Hat Creek Racing.
Con Te Partiro hails from an active, well-known family. Her sire, the late Scat Daddy, is responsible for such prominent horses as undefeated 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify and European champion and Royal Ascot winner Lady Aurelia.
Con Te Partiro is out of the Grade 1-placed Street Cry mare Temple Street and hails from a Grade 1-producing female family. She is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Donworth and is from the extended family of four-time champion Beholder, Grade 1 winner Mendelssohn and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief.