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Cleves Stakes L - Rivellino

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 12:01


£45,000, Lingfield, 2-21, 4yo/up, 6f (AWT), 1:11.21, ft

1--RIVELLINO (GB), 126, g, 5
Invincible Spirit (Ire)-- Brazilian Bride (Ire), by Pivotal (GB)

This fifth career win takes the Karl Burke-trained Rivellino's career earnings past the £100,000 mark. The 57,000 gns Craven Breeze-Up purchase - a €38,000 Goffs yearling - was second in this last year, having beaten AW Sprint Championship winner Alben Star in handicap company before that. He is the first stakes winner and second winner out of the Group Three-winning Pivotal mare Brazilian Bride, who sold for 50,000 gns as a broodmare at Tattersalls last December. She in turn is a half sister to a French Listed winner, out of a half sister to Brigid, the dam of Sequoyah (herself the dam of Henrythenavigator) and Listen and to Listed winner Or Vision, the dam of Group One winners Dolphin Street, Insight and Saffron Walden.

This is a stakes double on the day for Invincible Spirit, whose son Grendisar won the Winter Derby Trial. Both are from his 2010 crop, covered at €50,000 (down from €75,000 in 2009), which has produced stakes winners at an 8% strike rate, for a crop AEI of 1.7.

Winter Derby Trial Stakes L - Grendisar

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:58


£45,000, Lingfield, 2-21, 3yo/up, 10f (AWT), 2:02.58, ft

1--GRENDISAR (IRE), 129, h, 5
Invincible Spirit (Ire)-- Remarkable Story (GB), by Mark of Esteem (Ire)

This is the seventh career win and third at Listed level for Grensdisar, who has only finished out of the places four times in his 23 starts. A 75,000 gns Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up purchase, he is a half brother to two winners out of a half sister to Group Two Moyglare winner Necklace, herself a daughter of a half sister to Kayf Tara, Opera House and Zee Zee Top, out of Irish Oaks winner Colorspin.

Prix Policeman L - War Dispatch

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:56


€60,000, Cagnes sur Mer, 2-21, 3yo, 10f (AWT), 2:04.62, ft

1--WAR DISPATCH (USA), 123, c, 3
War Front--Photograph, by Unbridled's Song

A winning stakes debut for Joseph Allen's progressive homebred War Dispatch, who has won all five starts since being beaten by Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere winner Full Mast on debut. He is out of Photograph, a half sister to Group Two winners Lines Of Battle and Homebound out of the winner Arch mare Black Speck, herself a half sister to Dynaformer.

Grand Prix du Conseil General des Alpes Maritimes L - Solojorie

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:53


€75,000, Cagnes sur Mer, 2-21, 4yo/up, 12 1/2fT, 3:01.42, vsf

1--SOLOJORIE (FR), 118, f, 4
Solon (Ger)--Sandra Lawyer (Fr), by Sky Lawyer (Fr)

This is the third career win for Solojorie, a daughter of Solon, whose last five crops have produced 27 runners, with 11 of them winners.

Prix Saonois L - Quatorze

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:49


€52,000, Cagnes sur Mer, 2-14, 4yo/up, 8f (AWT), 1:36.11, ft

1--QUATORZE (FR), 123, g, 5
Elusive City-- Queseraisjesanstoi (Fr), by Rainbow Quest

This is the first stakes win for Quatorze, who was third in this as a three-year-old in 2013. He is a half brother to Listed winner Quartz out of a winning Rainbow Quest mare.

Prix de la Californie L - Growing Glory

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:45


€60,000, Cagnes sur Mer, 2-8, 3yo, 8f (AWT), 1:35.98, ft

1--GROWING GLORY (FR), 120, f, 3
Orpen--Trois Rivieres (Ire), by Dr Fong

Grand Prix de la Riviera Cote d'Azur L - Kerosin

Filed on 24 Feb 2015 @ 11:42


€60,000, Cagnes sur Mer, 2-8, 4yo/up, 10f (AWT), 2:04.30, ft

1--KEROSIN (GER), 123, c, 4
Tertullian--Karavel (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)

NZB Select Sale concludes on a par with 2014

Filed on 30 Jan 2015 @ 10:10

New Zealand, 30 January 2015

Tartan Bearer colt sets new record price for sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2015 Select Sale drew to a close on Friday with three solid days of trade that posted figures to match last year’s successful Sale. There was a new record price for the sale with a colt by first season sire Tartan Bearer - winner of the Dante Stakes selling for $525,000, smashing the previous record of $300,000 set in the bumper year of 2008. Lot 610 is a half-brother to Group Two winner and multiple Group One placegetter Thunder Fantasy (Lucky Owners).

Trade dips as Keeneland January continues

Filed on 15 Jan 2015 @ 09:23

Keeneland, 15 January 2015

Average dips 30% as Into Mishief colt tops trade at €150,000

A yearling colt by Into Mischief sold for $150,000 on Wednesday to top the third session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. J. S. B. Stable purchased the colt, the first foal of the winning Cherokee Run mare Cayala and from the family of Grade One winners Albertus Maximus and Daredevil. He was consigned by Kingswood Farm, agent.

Classic-placed Up sells for €2.2m at Keeneland

Filed on 14 Jan 2015 @ 08:19

Keeneland, 14 January 2015

Galileo half sister to Dutch Art tops second session

The sale of Group Two winner and classic-placed Up (IRE), a six-year-old daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $2.2 million and her first foal, a yearling filly by War Front, for $800,000 highlighted Tuesday’s second session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Footstepsinthesand mare tops steady Keeneland January opener

Filed on 13 Jan 2015 @ 08:34

Keeneland, 13 January 2014

Median steady as Horses of all Ages sale opens

Stakes winner Premier Steps (IRE) sold for $400,000 to lead Monday’s opening session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Shadai Farm of Japan purchased the five-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand.

Coppa d'Oro di Siracusa L - Ottawa

Filed on 12 Jan 2015 @ 08:03


€41,800, Siracusa, 1-11, 4yo/up, 11.5fT, time n/a , gd

1--OTTAWA (FR), 124, g, 5
Celtic Swing (GB)--Olympic Skater (Ire), by Loup Solitaire

$1.2m Sepoy colt sets Australian first crop yearling record

Filed on 11 Jan 2015 @ 10:15

Australia, 10 January 2014

Average rises 18.5% at Gold Coast Yearling Sale

A colt by Sepoy sold for $1.2 million on Saturday to top the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and in doing so set an Australian record price for a first season sire representative sold at auction in the country.

Fastnet Rock filly fetches $1.05m at MM day three

Filed on 10 Jan 2015 @ 10:49

Australia, 9 January 2014

A filly by champion sire Fastnet Rock topped Friday's third session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale after passing through the magical seven figure barrier to sell for $1.05 million. Offered for sale by Newgate Farm, the filly from multiple Group One winner Response, was knocked down to Michael Wallace on behalf of the China Horse Club after a bidding battle with the team from Kentucky's Spendthrift Farm.

The weaker Australian dollar has had a massive impact on the upper level of the sale

Wallace was delighted to be able to purchase the star filly and in doing so set a new top seller for the auction after he paid $850,000 for the Sepoy-Celebrity Girl filly on Wednesday.

"She's a quality filly by a champion sire from a Group One winning mare," Wallace said. "She's got a good depth of pedigree and a lovely type."

"She's got a great head on her, easy movement - she has a lot of quality."

Redoute's Choice yearlings to the fore on the Gold Coast

Filed on 8 Jan 2015 @ 17:02

Australia, 8 January 2014

Strong trade continues at Magic Millions

Two youngsters by Redoute's Choice shared top billing during a top class day of selling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Thursday. The pair of youngsters, a colt and a filly, both sold for $720,000 and helped push the cumulative sale gross to over $50 million.

Sepoy filly tops MM Gold Coast opener at $850,000

Filed on 7 Jan 2015 @ 15:28

Australia, 7 January 2014

China Horse Club buys top lot as day one average rises 18%

A filly by Sepoy sold for $850,000 to top the opening day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Wednesday. New Zealand based bloodstock agent Michael Wallace secured the filly from the draft of South Australia's Mill Park for the China Horse Club.

Aga Khan mare from family of Clodovil tops Monday's session at Deauville

Filed on 9 Dec 2014 @ 08:51

Average rises 33% at third session of breeding stock sale

At the end of the third day of the Breeding Stock Sale at Deauville on Monday, the average was up by nearly 33% compared to last year at €11,444, while the median was €8,000 compared to €7,000 last year. 75.8% of the horses on offer found new homes, generating a turnover of €2,196,500, up by 19%.

Turnover rises 16% as Deauville Breeding Stock Sale continues

Filed on 8 Dec 2014 @ 08:53

Sunday's second session of the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale witnessed dynamic trade throughout the day as 227 of the 288 mares and foals to go through the ring changed hands, representing a remarkable clearance rate of nearly 79%. The average of €27,848 increased by nearly 16% compared to last year, while the turnover reached €6,321,500, also an increase of nearly 16%.

Alterite sells to Japan for €1.1m at Arqana Breeding Stock sale opener

Filed on 7 Dec 2014 @ 09:50

Sale consolidates 2013 gains with new record median

The Arqana Deauville Breeding Stock Sale got underway on Saturday with 158 of the 206 mares, fillies and foals on offer finding new homes at a 76.7% clearance rate. The turnover of €16,927,500 was the second highest to date for a breeding stock session. The median witnessed a remarkable increase, reaching €71,000 compared to €50,000 on the same day in 2013, reflecting a genuine strength in depth in the market. The average reached €107,136.

Tattersalls Mare Sale concludes with declines

Filed on 5 Dec 2014 @ 09:14

Tattersalls posts record annual turnover for 2014

The Tattersalls year concluded with a competitive final session of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale that saw 141 lots sold for 1,055,900 guineas at an average of 7,489 guineas and a median of 5,700 guineas. The four-day December Mare Sale saw 685 lots sell for 48,290,695 guineas, down from 62,985,000 guineas last year, at an average of 70,497 guineas (down 19% from last year's levels) and a median of 26,000 guineas, down from 28,000 guineas in 2013. The two-week December Sale as a whole saw turnover of 84,975,295 guineas. Turnover at Tattersalls for 2014 was a record 263,411,173 guineas, up 6% on last year’s record turnover.

Sister to Midday sells for 625,000 gns at Tattersalls

Filed on 4 Dec 2014 @ 09:05

Juddmonte draft in demand, realising 43% of the day 3 aggregate

Posset, the own-sister to the multiple Group One winner Midday was the highlight of the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale when selling for 625,000 guineas. The third day saw a total of 182 lots sell for 6,773,700 guineas at an average of 37,218 guineas and a median of 20,000 guineas.

Sheikh Fahad goes to 4.5m gns to retain Just The Judge

Filed on 3 Dec 2014 @ 08:18

Classic-winning filly to race on after Sangster family bought out

The Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Just The Judge became the highest priced filly in British auction history when selling to Sheikh Fahad and the China Horse Club for 4,500,000 guineas. The second day saw a total of 173 lots sell for 29,188,595 guineas, down 15% from last year, at an average of 168,720 guineas - a 7% drop - and a median of 70,000 guineas.

Esentepe tops December Mare Sale opener

Filed on 2 Dec 2014 @ 08:42

Median stable though aggregate falls as only one lot fetches over 500,000 gns

Esentepe was the star attraction on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale that saw 189 lots sold for 11,272,500 guineas at an average of 59,643 guineas and a median of 40,000 guineas. One lot fetched in excess of 500,000 gns, compaered with six in last year's opening session, leading to a 40% fall in aggregate. The median was stable.

Sea The Stars colt fetches 450,000 gns at Tattersalls

Filed on 29 Nov 2014 @ 16:22

Only one of three Frankel foals offered changes hands

A colt by Sea The Stars topped trade on Friday's third day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale at 450,000 guineas on a day that saw nine lots sell for 300,000 guineas or more. A total of 195 lots were sold for a total of 16,717,000 guineas at an average of 85,728 guineas and a median of 65,000 guineas.