A first crop of Instarand filly by Concrete Rose.
Taylor Made Stallions’ Instagrand sired his first reported foals when a filly out of Grade 1 winner Concrete Rose was born on January 10th and a colt out of the Tiznow mare Siesta on January 8th.
Concrete Rose, a daughter of Twirling Candy out of the winning Powerscourt (GB) mare Solerina, was a $1.95 million purchase by Keeneland in November 2020 by OXO Equine LLC, who also bred the filly. Concrete Rose enjoyed a stellar racing career in which she annexed the $750,000 Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, the G3 Edgewood Stakes, G3 Florida Oaks and the Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes at Saratoga at 3:00 p.m. in 2019. At two years old she won the G2 Jessamine Staken at Keeneland. All told, Concrete Rose captured six out of seven lifetime starts — five of those bets — and brought in $1,218,650.
A daughter of Tiznow out of Harlan’s Holiday Miz Kella, Siesta is a half-sister to the recent Zia Park Disstaff Stakes winner Canoodling and comes from the direct family of 2-year-old champion Shanghai Bobby, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and that year’s G1 Champagne Stakes. Siesta was a $240,000 graduate of the 2018 OBS Spring Sale, where she was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Siesta’s foal was bred by Jay Goodwin, Michael Hore, DVM and Doc Atty Stables.
Instagrand, a dominant son of Into Mischief, led gate to wire to win the 2018 G2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar by 10 1/4 lengths in just his second career start. Unbeaten in second, Instagram was named a TDN Rising Star after the debut of a 10-length maiden special weight winner, five furlongs in:56 flat and the clock stopped just 0.32 seconds off the track record of Los Alamitos.
A $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream top seller after a :10 flat breeze, Instagram continued its sensational youth season by placing in some key Kentucky Derby preps at three o’clock. He qualified in the G3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct and set the pace in the G1 Santa Anita Derby in his debut in two innings, just behind Roadster and champion 2-year-old and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner.
Instagrand, the perennial leading sire Into Mischief, is produced out of the winning Lawyer Ron mare Assets of War and comes from the direct family of Grade 1 winners Irish Smoke and Book Review. He bred 190 mares in his first breeding season and he will stand for $7,500 S&N the next breeding season.
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