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Bolger's Galileo colt sells for €1.5m at strong Goffs Orby opener

Filed on 1 Oct 2014 @ 07:19

Average rises 22% as Magnier swoops for top lot

The Goffs Orby Sale goy off to a strong start on Monday with Redmondstown Stud’s Galileo own brother to Group 1 performers Cuis Ghaire and Scintillula (Lot 19) topping proceedings when being knocked down at €1,500,000 to MV Magnier – purchaser of leading Classic contender Ol’ Man River at this sale last year.

52nd Preis von Europa G1 - Empoli

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 08:00


€155,000, Cologne, 9-28, 3yo/up, 12fT, 2:30.24, gd/sf

1--EMPOLI (GER), 132, c, 4
Halling--Estefania (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger)

This is the first win for Empoli since winning his maiden at Krefeld in April last year. Since then he has been placed in the G1 Rheinland Pokal and G2 Union Oppenheim Rennen, and finished fourth in the Dubai World Cup. Sold for €580,000 at last season's Arc Sale, he is a half brother to five winners, one of them Listed-placed, out of the Listed-placed Acatenango mare Estefania. She in turn is a half sister to the Listed winner Emporio, from the family of Group One winner Elle Danzig.

Halling is quietly having a good season, with this first Group One winner of the year joining Group winners Cavalryman and Certerarch for earnings just shy of £2m, with an AEI of 1.6.

Premio Vittorio di Capua G1 - Priore Philip

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:57


€209,000, San Siro, 3yo/up, 8fT, 1:36.50, gd/sf

1--PRIORE PHILIP (ITY), 124, c, 3
Dane Friendly (GB)--Lan Force (Ity), by Blu Air Force (Ire)

This is the second Group One win for Priore Philip, who won the Group One Gran Criterium last season, and added the Group Two Premio Carlo Vittadini this season. He is the first winner out of the Listed-placed winner Lan Force, an own sister to Listed winner Amaldi.

Beresford Stakes G2 - Ol' Man River

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:54


€100,000, Curragh, 9-28, 2yo, 8fT, 1:39.38, gd/fm

1--OL' MAN RIVER (IRE), 129, c, 2
Montjeu (Ire)--Finsceal Beo (Ire), by Mr. Greeley

This straightforward win saw Ol' Man River promoted to second favourite for next season's Derby behind stablemate John F Kennedy. He is the second foal out of dual Classic winner Finsceal Beo and was the €2.85m sale topper at last year's Orby Sale. His older Sea The Stars half brother got off the mark at Epsom for John Gosden this afternoon on a good day for Finsceal Beo, who is a half sister to German 2000 Guineas winner Frozen Power out of a Listed-placed Royal Academy daughter of Group Three winner Mountain Ash.

CL and MF Weld Park Stakes G3 - Qualify

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:50


€67,500, Curragh, 9-28, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:22.65, gd/fm

1--QUALIFY (IRE), 126, f, 2
Fastnet Rock (Aus)--Perihelion (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)

Group Three-placed in July, Qualify fell short in Group Two and Group One company before dropping in class to record a maiden stakes win. She is a half sister to a winner out of the Galileo mare Perihelion, who was second in the Group Two Park Hill Stakes and is herself out of a winning half sister to Park Hill winner Eva Luna - the dam of Brian Boru and Sea Moon.

Premio Sergio Cumani G3 - Ming Zhi Cosmos

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:48


€77,000, San Siro, 9-28 3yo/up, f&m, 8fT, 1:40.50, gd/sf

1--MING ZHI COSMOS (FR), 122, f, 3
Duke of Marmalade (Ire)--The Wise Lady (Fr), by Ganges

This is the first Group win for Ming Zhi Cosmos, who has won at Listed evel over 7f and 8f this season, as well as finishing third behind Avenir Certain in a Chantilly conditions heat in April. A €77,000 Arqana yearling purchase, she is a half sister to Listed winner Melodyman out of the Group-placed winner The Wise Lady, herself a half sister to Listed winners Liliside and Lily America.

Cheveley Park Stakes G1 - Tiggy Wiggy

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:39


£207,500, Newmarket, 9-27, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:11.40, gd/fm

1--TIGGY WIGGY (IRE), 126, f, 2
Kodiac (GB)--Kheleyf's Silver (Ire), by Kheleyf

This is the first stakes win for Tiggy Wiggy and for her sire Kodiac, who has had a breakthrough season with three Group winners. The speedy Tiggy Wiggy won the Listed National Stakes in May and was an impressive winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint before landing the Lowther Stakes in style last time. A £41,000 DBS yearling purchase, she is a half sister to a winner out of the winning mare Kheleyf's Silver, herself a half sister to Norfolk Stakes winner Masta Plasta.

Royal Lodge Stakes G2 - Elm Park

Filed on 30 Sep 2014 @ 07:36


£118,900, Newmarket, 9-27, 2yo, c/g, 8fT, 1:37.10, gd/fm

1--ELM PARK (GB), 126, c, 2
Phoenix Reach (Ire)--Lady Brora (GB), by Dashing Blade (GB)

Homebred by Kingsclere Stud, the progressive Elm Park has now won three of his four starts, having made all for an impressive victory in the Listed Stonehenge Stakes last time. He is the second foal out of the Dashing Blade mare Lady Brora, a Great Leighs maiden winner, and becomes the first Group winner for his sire Phoenix Reach.

Rockfel Stakes G2 - Lucida

Filed on 29 Sep 2014 @ 10:21


£109,000, Newmarket, 9-26, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:22.82, gd

1--LUCIDA (IRE), 126, f, 2
Shamardal--Lura, by Street Cry (Ire)

This is the first stakes win for Godolphin's Lucida, who has shown good form in defeat this summer, finishing second in the Group Two Debutante Stakes and second to Cursory Glance in the Group One Moyglare last time. She is out of the Street Cry mare Lura, a half sister to multiple Grade One winner English Channel out of the Theatrical mare Belva. She in turn is a half sister to Grade One winner Pharma and Grade Two winner Hap, out of the multiple Group-winning sprinter Committed.

Joel Stakes G2 - Custom Cut

Filed on 29 Sep 2014 @ 10:19


£109,000, Newmarket, 9-26, 3yo/up, 8fT, 1:35.66, gd

1--CUSTOM CUT (IRE), 130, g, 5
Notnowcato (GB)--Polished Gem (Ire), by Danehill

Somerville Tattersall Stakes G3 - Maftool

Filed on 29 Sep 2014 @ 10:14


£50,000, Newmarket 9-25, 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:23.34, gd

1--MAFTOOL (USA), 126, c, 2
Hard Spun--With Intention, by Mr. Greeley

Strong rises in average and median at Tattersalls Ireland yearling sale

Filed on 25 Sep 2014 @ 09:12

Yearlings by Kodiac and Mastercraftsman share top billing

Strong trade continued at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale on Wednesday's second session. The two day aggregate of €7,427,000 was up 8% on 2013 and the average of €18,708 and median of €14,653 were up 28% and 25% respectively despite 123 less lots catalogued in 2014.

Foundation Stakes L - Grandeur

Filed on 25 Sep 2014 @ 09:04


£40,000, Goodwood, 9-24, 3yo/up, 9f 192yT, 2:05.80, gd

1--GRANDEUR (IRE), 128, g, 5
Verglas (Ire)--Misskinta (Ire), by Desert Sun (GB)

This is the third European Listed win for five-year-old Grandeur, who has also won the Grade Two Twilight Derby at Santa Anita and the Hollywood Turf Cup on his lucrative trips Stateside. An €85,000 Goffs Orby yearling purchase, he is one of four winners from four runners out of the winning Desert Sun mare Misskinta. She in turn is a half sister to Group Three Doncaster Cup winner and Ascot Gold Cup second Far Cry, from the family of Darsi and Darjina.

Twirling Candy colt tops strong Tattersalls Ireland opener

Filed on 24 Sep 2014 @ 09:31

Yearling Sale opens with 41% rise in average and 89% clearance rate

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale began its three day run on Tuesday with busy trade producing a very strong set of returns and the best results for the opening day of the sale since 2007, the last time the sale was staged over three days.

Denny Cordell Laverack and Lanwades Stud Stakes G3 - Brooch

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:16


€72,500, Gowran, 9-21, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 100yT, 2:00.62, gd/fm

1--BROOCH (USA), 126, f, 3
Empire Maker--Daring Diva (GB), by Dansili (GB)

Unraced at two, Juddmonte homebred Brooch won a Galway maiden by nine and a half lengths before winning the Listed Ruby Stakes last month, and is now likely to be put away to tackle Group One targets at four next year. She is a half sister to the Group-placed dual Listed winner Caponata out of a full sister to Group One Matron Stakes winner Emulous.

Premio Federico Tesio G2 - Dylan Mouth

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:13


€104,500, San Siro, 9-21, 3yo/up, 11fT, 2:15.30, gd/sf

1--DYLAN MOUTH (IRE), 120, c, 3
Dylan Thomas--Cottonmouth (Ire), by Noverre

Unbeaten in five starts when winning the Group Two Italian derby in May, Dylan Mouth came up short when eighth behind Eagle Top in the King Edward VII Stakes last time. He is the first runner out of Group Three Premio Verziere winner Cottonmouth, herself a half sister to Grade One-winning juvenile hurdler Jumbo Rio out of a winning Darshaan mare.

130th Deutsches St Leger G3 - Kaldera

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:11


€55,000, Dortmund, 9-31, 3yo/up, 14fT, 3:11.88, sf/hy

1--KALDERA (GER), 119, f, 3
Sinndar (Ire)--Konigstochter (Ger), by Dai Jin (GB)

This is the first Group win for Kaldera, who first stepped up to this trip when winning the Listed Mercedes Benz Steherpreis at Baden-Baden a fortnight ago. A €12,000 BBAG yearling, she is the first foal out of Listed winner Konigstochter, from the family of the Group-winning siblings Konig Turf, Konig Shuffle and Konig Concorde.

Grosser Preis der Metallbau Burckhardt L - Abraxa

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:06


€25,000, Hanover, 9-21, 3yo/up, f/m, 9 1/2fT, 2:03.89, gd/sf

1--ABRAXA (IRE), 120, f, 3
Verglas (Ire)--Dancing Flower (Ire), by Compton Place (GB)

Premio Rumon L - Ginwar

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:04


€41,800, Capanelle, 2yo, c, 7.5fT, 1:35.57, gd

1--GINWAR (ITY), 131, c, 2
Martino Alonso (Ire)--Rosemary Girl (Ire), by Celtic Swing (GB)

Premio Vittorio Riva L - Azari

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 08:01


€41,800, San Siro, 2yo, c, 7.5fT, 1:34.40, gd/sf

1--AZARI (GB), 124, c, 2
Azamour (Ire)--Atasari (Ire), by Whipper

Keeneland September Sale concludes on a par with last year

Filed on 22 Sep 2014 @ 07:59

Keeneland, 22 September 2014

Minor drops in aggregate and average as market absorbs last year's major gains

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded its two week run on Sunday with results nearly equal to 2013, continuing a healthy trend toward market stability and confidence in the Thoroughbred industry.

Archarcharch colt tops Keeneland Saturday

Filed on 21 Sep 2014 @ 08:44

Keeneland, 21 September 2014

A colt from the first crop of foals by Grade One winner Archarcharch sold for $110,000 to head Saturday's 12th session, the penultimate session, of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

World Trophy G3 - Mecca's Angel

Filed on 21 Sep 2014 @ 08:39


£60,000, Newbury, 9-20, 3yo/up, 5f 34yT, 1:01.71, sf

1--MECCA'S ANGEL (IRE), 123, f, 3
Dark Angel (Ire)--Folga (GB), by Atraf (GB)

Mecca's Angel is enjoying a fine run of form, having won the Listed Scarborough Stakes at Doncaster in near record time just over a week ago. The 16,000 gns Tattersalls yearling purchase is a half sister to the winner Markaz out of the Listed-placed winner Folga, a half sister to Listed winner Desert Kaya out of Group Three Prix d'Arenberg winner Desert Dawn.

Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup G3 - Hillstar

Filed on 21 Sep 2014 @ 08:33


£60,000, Newbury, 9-20, 3yo/up, 11f 5yT, 2:30.83, sf

1--HILLSTAR (GB), 129, c, 4
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Crystal Star (GB), by Mark of Esteem (Ire)

This is Hillstar's first victory since winning last season's King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, the four year old having endured a run of four consecutive seconds prior to today. Homebred by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild he is a half sister to multiple Group Two winner Crystal Capella and one other winner out of Listed Radley Stakes winner Crystal Star. The second dam is a winning half sister to Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Rose Gypsy.