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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 $500,000 sales yearling, RESPLENDENCY proved well worth the price by winning five races, including the Pine Tree Lane S. and Monrovia H. The California-based mare was also Gr. 1-placed in the Santa Monica H. and missed by a nose when second in the Buena Vista H.-G3. She was on the board in 13 of her 16 lifetime starts, and earned $329,217.

RESPLENDENCY is out of the Java Gold mare Doppio Espresso, who won or placed in four of her five starts at 2, counting a second in the Astoria Breeders' Cup S.-G3; her second dam is French Gr.3 winner EASTERN DAWN (by Damascus), also the dam of Gulfstream Park H.-G2 and Peter Pan S.-G2 winner HERO'S TRIBUTE. The family includes multimillionaires NARITA KING O and MEINER MORGEN

RESPLENDENCY's tail female line traces directly back to champion 2-year-old filly and stellar producer QUILL

Produce History

2014 bred to TAPIZAR for 2014
2013 barren
2012 filly by ELUSIVE QUALITY
2011 SHINING STRIKE, filly by SMART STRIKE
2010 TIZ RESPLENDENT, filly by TIZNOW
2009 Z VILNA, colt by UNBRIDLED'S SONG
Sold for $200,000 at Saratoga Select Yearling Sale

 2008 ELUSIVE ACTION, colt by ELUSIVE QUALITY
2007 SPLENDID SONG, filly by UNBRIDLED'S SONG

RESPLENDENCY
2001 Bay Mare
Tale of the Cat—Doppio Espresso, by Java Gold
Owned by Dark Hollow Farm and Arnold and Susie Davidov