Bred by KatieRich Farms, Abundancia sold for US$16,000 through the 2021 Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and now races for Dona Licha Stables. While her purchase price suggests that she was not exactly an outstanding physical specimen as a yearling, her pedigree was probably enough to make her quite attractive to her South American buyers. Her female line traces back to Square Angel, a daughter of 1964 Belmont Stakes winner Quadrangle who had enough ability to win the 1973 Canadian Oaks and top Canada’s 3-year-old filly division. More importantly, Square Angel proved a first-rate broodmare with four stakes-winning daughters, all stakes producers, to her credit.
While the main line of Square Angel’s family descends through 1990 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Kamar (by 1972 American champion 3-year-old male Key to the Mint), who duplicated her dam’s accomplishments as a Canadian Classic winner and champion in 1979, Square Angel’s other daughters are worthy of some attention. The best of them, 1986 Apple Blossom Handicap (USA-G1) winner Love Smitten (by Nijinsky II) produced multiple Group 1 winner Swain (by Nashwan), French Group 3 winner Thief of Hearts (by In the Wings), and multiple French listed stakes winner Water Poet (by Sadler’s Wells) and is the second dam of 1997 Lafayette Stakes (USA-G3) winner Trafalger (by Storm Bird). Love Smitten’s full sister Dancing on a Cloud won the 1987 Beverly D. Stakes, then a listed race, and produced Grade-3 placed stakes winner Antitrust (by Affirmed) and is the third dam of Grade 3 winners City of Weston, Rich in Spirit, and Shadowless.
Stellarette, Square Angel’s 1978 daughter by multiple Grade 1 winner Tentam, was in between Love Smitten and Dancing on a Cloud in ability, winning the 1983 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (USA-G3). As a broodmare, she can lay claim to being second best among Kamar’s daughters. The dam of 1990 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (USA-G1) winner Cuddles (by Mr. Prospector), she is the second dam of 1998 Gazelle Handicap (USA-G1) winner Tap to Music (by Pleasant Tap; dam of 2005 Summer Stakes, CAN-G2, winner Bear’s Kid, by Lemon Drop Kid) and her multiple Grade 2-winning half brother Northern Afleet (by Afleet). The last-named horse was a useful sire in the United States and Brazil whose best runner was 2005 American champion 3-year-old male Afleet.
Cuddles contributed to her family’s record by producing 2001 Genuine Risk Handicap (USA-G2) winner Katz Me If You Can (by Storm Cat) and 2003 Victory Ride Stakes (USA-L) winner Country Romance (by Saint Ballado). She also produced Imaginary Cat, a full sister to Katz Me If You Can who never raced but produced 2006 El Camino Real Derby (USA-G3) winner Cause to Believe (by Maria’s Mon) and stakes winner Imaginary Sailor (by Mizzen Mast).
That was two more stakes winners than Katz Me If You Can was able to produce, but Katz Me With You Can has shown more staying power over the long haul with two stakes-producing daughters. One, the 2010 Indian Charlie mare Diamond Dazzle, is the dam of 2022 Venezuelan Horse of the Year Lyndacarter (by the Dynaformer horse Vacation) and multiple Venezuelan stakes winner Srta. Chenoma (by the Storm Cat horse Documentary). The other is Unkatzable. A 2003 daughter of 1992 American Horse of the Year A.P. Indy, Unkatzable won three of her 14 starts before producing multiple stakes winner and 2016 Whitney Stakes (USA-G1) runner-up Comfort (by Indian Charlie) and 2018 Mexican champion older male Igor (by Tiznow). She is also the dam of four-time winner Cry to Kat’s Me (by Street Cry), who produced Abundancia as her fifth foal.
Abundancia is inbred 4x3 to A.P. Indy, whose sire Seattle Slew traces tail-female to Myrtlewood—also the direct ancestress of the great sire Mr. Prospector, who appears 5x4x4x5 in Abundancia’s pedigree. This is something of a could-be-anything pedigree, but it has resulted in a filly whose best weapon appears to be her ability to carry a high cruising speed over a distance. One can hope that her connections will look for other suitable opportunities for her to take flight on the track before she is retired to breeding.