He's Had Enough filly sports top Pedigree

Author: Blood Horse - Ron Mitchell
Monday, October 8, 2018
A filly by He's Had Enough consigned as Hip 332 to the OBS October Yearlings Sale is a half sister to Point Given

A filly by He's Had Enough consigned as Hip 332 to the OBS October Yearlings Sale is a half sister to Point Given

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He's Had Enough Filly Sports Top Pedigree at OBS

Filly out of Broodmare of the Year Turko's Turn, the dam of Point GivenOf the 702 yearlings cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales October Yearlings Sale, only Hip 332, a filly by He's Had Enough, is out of a mare that has produced a grade 1 winner.

Bred in Florida by her consignor Woodford Thoroughbreds, the chestnut filly foaled April 16 of last year sports a catalog page that includes only her first dam, the inestimable Turko's Turn, a stakes-winning daughter of Turkoman who kept producing foals until age 25. The He's Had Enough filly is her last foal.

Most notable among Turko's Turn's 17 foals (15 of racing age) was Point Given, the Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old of 2001, when his six grade 1 victories included the Belmont, Preakness, and Travers Stakes and his dam was named Broodmare of the Year.

While Point Given was the only stakes winner produced from Turko's Turn, she had three stakes-placed runners, including grade 2-placed Live for Now. Another daughter of Turko's Turn, the winning Tale of the Cat mare Perfect Story, is the dam of grade 2 winner Street Story and stakes winner Paige.

Woodford Thoroughbreds' Matt Lyons said Turko's Turn was sent from Woodford's Kentucky farm to its facility in Florida several years ago as a move toward eventual retirement.

"We sent the mare to Florida a few years ago for semi-retirement, and we bred her to a lot of our own stallions and she kept getting in foal," Lyons explained. "But actually she was a nervous filly and she seemed to do a little better when she has a foal by her side. She is retired now and is turned out with a group of retired mares on the farm in Florida that were very good to us and they are living the good life."

He's Had Enough, who stands at Woodford's Florida farm, is represented by eight winners in his first crop to date this year, and Lyons believes there will be sufficient interest in the filly.

"Being out of a Broodmare of the Year and half sister to a two-time Horse of the Year, there is a lot of residual value there—a lot of good blood," Lyons said. "And He's Had Enough is off to a pretty good start."