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KETTLE WON created quite a stir in his 2-year-old debut during the 1998 Saratoga meet as the Todd Pletcher-trainee blew away the opposition with a ten and a half-length romp in maiden special company. He has since competed successfully on dirt and turf, going short and long, and fiinished second in the Fort Lauderdale Handicap-G3 over Gulfstream Park's turf course in March of 2000. A half-brother to the durable allowance horse GLIDE HOME, KETTLE WON is out of championSAFELY KEPT's half-sister SAFE AT THE PLATE, a stakes-placed winner of $114,923.

Ch.c. 1996, Colonial Affair–Safe At the Plate, by Double Zeus. Bred and raised at Dark Hollow Farm. Sold by Dark Hollow Farm for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. Purchased by Anstu Stables for $370,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Currently standing stud in New York.


A half-sister to three stakes winners, POPEYE'S LADY won or placed in seven of her 15 starts, earning $71,600. Bred by Dark Hollow Farm and William P. Beatson, the daughter of FOREST WILDCAT is one of eight winners from as many starters for the SMARTEN mare POISED TO POUNCE.

POPEYE'S LADY's half-brother, Maryland-bred champion POSEIDON'S WARRIOR, won the 2012 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.-G1 and earned $701,147. Other POISED TO POUNCE offspring include Maryland Million Classic winner PLAY BINGO; two-time stakes winner QUICK 'N SMART (the dam of $873,317-earner and multiple course record setter SMART ENOUGH) and stakes-placed Rhythmn Master.

POPEYE'S LADY's second dam, LADY LYNDY, also produced SMART 'N QUICK, winner of seven stakes, with 11 additional stakes-placings, and earnings of $711,804.

Produce History

2017 bred to WARRIOR'S REWARD for 2017
2016 b.f. by FLATTER 
2015 f. by BODEMEISTER - died 2015
 POPIZAR, b.c. by TAPIZAR. Sold for $72,000 at 2015 FTM Fall Yearling sale.
2013 CATCH, b.f. by TRAPPE SHOT
2012 EXTOL, dk.b./br.f. by FLATTER. Winner. 


2007 Bay Mare
Forest Wildcat—Poised to Pounce, by Smarten
Owned by Dark Hollow Farm