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Juddmonte International Stakes G1 - Australia

Filed on 20 Aug 2014 @ 14:58

Dual Derby winner Australia was "just ready for a raceourse gallop" according to Aidan O'Brien, before heading here instead to successfully drop to 10f in accomplished fashion. Bred by Lord Derby, he is a son of dual Horse of the Year and Oaks winner Ouija Board, who has produced three previous winners. Australia is the first of her offspring to be sold as a yearling at auction, fetching 525,000 gns at Tattersalls in 2012. Ouija Board herself is a half sister to the Listed-placed winner Star Selection and to the useful hurdler spectrometer, out of a winning sister to Arlington Million winner and champion Teleprompter and half sister to the dam of Group One winners Ibn Bey and Roseate Tern.

Great Voltigeur Stakes G2 - Postponed

Filed on 20 Aug 2014 @ 14:22

This is the second black type win for the progressive Postponed, who won the Listed Glasgow Stakes last time, having placed third in both the Group Three Craven Stakes and Tercentenary Stakes. A 360,000 gns Tattersalls yearling purchase, he is the first winner out of Ever Rigg, a half sister to four winners (including the Listed-placed Bite Of The Cherry and Pietra Dura - who is also the dam of Grade Three winner Turning Top), out of Group One Moyglare winner Bianca Nera. She in turn is a half sister to Moyglare second Hotelgeniedotcom, the dam of Group One Fillies' Mile and Falmouth winner Simply Perfect as well as Crackling, the dam of Listed winner Ronaldsay and granddam of Jersey winner Gale Force Ten.

Postponed is one of 12 stakes winners this season for Dubawi, who is again showing his versatility as to distance, with Group winners from 6f (Arabian Queen in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes) through a mile (Night Of Thunder in the 2000 Guineas) to Red Dubawi and Postponed over a mile and a half.

Acomb Stakes G3 - Dutch Connection

Filed on 20 Aug 2014 @ 13:48

The winner of a Goodwood maiden last time - having been second to John Gosden's Classic possible Faydhan at Haydock before that - Dutch Connection is a brother to the Listed-placed Dutch Romance out of the unraced Dubai Destination mare Endless Love, a €225,000 yearling purchase and a half sister to the Listed-placed Wittgenstein out of Listed winner La Vita E Bella, herself a half sister to dual Listed winner Bella Tusa.

Dutch Art is having a fine season, with Garswood and Slade Power both winning for him at Group One level. He now has a stakes winner from each of his first four crops, with his current two year olds covered at a career low of £5,000 - a fee that had increased to £35,000 for the 2014 season.

Arqana v.2 Sale posts 58% increase in turnover

Filed on 20 Aug 2014 @ 07:33

Precocious types in demand as clearance rate hits 92%

The second renewal of the v.2 yearling sale took place on Tuesday 19 August at Deauville and included a selection of 113 horses with a particularly precocious profile. At the end of the day, 104 of them changed hands, representing 92% of horses sold, a figure up by 17% compared to last year. The average sale price reached €36,163 compared to €27,506 last year for a total turnover of €3,761,000, showing an increase of nearly 58% compared to the 2013 v.2 sale

Prix de la Nonette G2 - Avenir Certain

Filed on 19 Aug 2014 @ 15:51


€130,000, Deauville, 8-19, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:11.18, hy

1--AVENIR CERTAIN (FR), 126, f, 3
Le Havre (Ire)--Puggy (Ire), by Mark of Esteem (Ire)

Avenir Certain is now unbeaten in six starts, having won the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane earlier this season. A €45,000 Arqana October yearling purchase for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, she is a half sister to a winner out of the Group Two-placed Mark Of Esteem mare Puggy, herself a daughter of a winning half sister to multiple Group Three winner Blue Monday. The third dam is a half sister to Group One winners Luso and Warrsan, out of Lucayan Princess.

Avenir Certain is the leading earner from Le Havre's first crop, which has also produced three Listed winners and 30 winners in all for a crop AEI of 4.4.

Fastnet Rock colt tops final session of Arqana August Sale

Filed on 19 Aug 2014 @ 15:43

Deauville yearling sale concludes with record average

The third and final session of the Arqana August Yearling Sale took place at Deauville on Monday, with a clearance rate over 80% as 137 of the 170 yearlings who went through the ring changed hands. The turnover of €9,741,000 was up by 22% on last year, and the average sale price settled at €71,102, up by 17.34%.

Flying Fillies' Stakes L - Valonia

Filed on 18 Aug 2014 @ 09:07


£50,000, Pontefract, 8-17, 3yo/up, f, 6fT, 1:14.39, gd

1--VALONIA (GB), 124, f, 3
Three Valleys-- Descriptive (Ire), by Desert King (Ire)

Prix Michel Houyvet L - Baino Hope

Filed on 18 Aug 2014 @ 09:04


€55,000, Deauville, 8-17, 3yo, 15fT, 3:32.23, sf

1--BAINO HOPE (FR), 120, f, 3
Jeremy--Baino Ridge (Fr), by Highest Honor (Fr)

Grosser Preis der Sparkasse Krefeld G3 - Eric

Filed on 18 Aug 2014 @ 07:43


€55,000, Krefeld, 8-17, 3yo, 10f 55yT, 2:09.13, gd

1--ERIC (GER), 126, c, 3
Tertullian--Ericarrow (Ire), by Bollin Eric (GB)

Half brother to Chicquita sells for €1.1m at Deauville

Filed on 18 Aug 2014 @ 07:38

Part 1 of the August Yearling Sale concludes with 7% increase in average

The second day of the Arqana August Yearling Sale on Sunday once again saw a very sustained market that resulted in 63 of the 75 yearlings offered selling, a clearance rate of 84%, up by over 10 points compared to the same session in 2013. The average sale price of €204,754 was equivalent to last year while the turnover was slightly up at €12,899,500.

Prix Jacques le Marois G1 - Kingman

Filed on 17 Aug 2014 @ 15:35


€600,000, Deauville, 8-17, 3yo/up, c/f, 8fT, 1:41.90, vsf

1--KINGMAN (GB), 125, c, 3
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Zenda (GB), by Zamindar

Kingman was a dominant winner of the Greenham Stakes before suffering his sole defeat when second to Night Of Thunder in the 2000 Guineas. He put that behind him when running out an impressive winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas and eclipsed that with a commanding performance in the St James's Palace and later in the Sussex Stakes. He is a half brother to Group Three Tercentenary Stakes winner Remote (by Dansili, from the Danehill branch of the Danzig line, as against Invincible Spirit's Green Desert branch) and to the winner Panzanella out of Group One Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Zenda, a Zamindar half sister to Oasis Dream (who is also from the Green Desert branch of the Danzig line). The second dam, Hope, is an own sister to Irish Oaks winner Wemyss Bight, the dam of Group One winner Beat Hollow.

Prix Minerve G3 - Zarshana

Filed on 17 Aug 2014 @ 15:31


€80,000, Deauville, 8-17, 3yo, f, 12 1/2fT, 2:49.23, vsf

1--ZARSHANA (IRE), 122, f, 3
Sea the Stars (Ire)--Zarkasha (Ire), by Kahyasi (Ire)

This is the second stakes win and first at Group level for the Aga Khan's Zarshana, who has also twice been stakes-placed. The three-year-old is a half sister to the great Zarkava and to the Grade One-winning hurdler Zarkandar, out of the Kahyasi mare Zarkasha.

Zarshana is one of seven first-crop stakes winners for Sea The Stars, a 10% strike rate, with six of those (8.3%) now Group winners. His first crop AEI is a startling 6.0.

Prix Francois Boutin L - Nucifera

Filed on 17 Aug 2014 @ 15:23


€55,000, Deauville, 8-17, 2yo, 7fT, 1:29.11, vsf

1--NUCIFERA (USA), 128, c, 2
More Than Ready--Lotus Sutra, by Kingmambo

Homebred by the Niarchos family, Nucifera is now unbeaten in three starts an holds an entry in the Dewhurst Stakes in October. He is the first foal out of the Kingmambo mare Lotus Sutra, herself a half sister to Group One National Stakes winner Pathfork out of the Listed-winning Sadler's Wells mare Visions Of Clarity, a half sister to multiple Group One winner Spinning World, out of Listed winner and Cheveley Park Stakes second Imperfect Circle, herself a half sister to Group One winners Denon and Chimes Of Freedom.

This is the third European stakes winner for More Than Ready.

€1.2m Monsun filly tops Arqana August opener

Filed on 17 Aug 2014 @ 09:14

Average rises 15% as clearance rate hits 82%

The Arqana August Yearling Sale got underway on Saturday with strong international demand that saw 65 of the 79 yearlings on offer change hands, representing a percentage of horses sold of 82%, up by 9% compared to the same day in August 2013, for an average sale price of €249,800 which was up by 15%. The turnover was up by nearly 14% at €16,237,000 while eight lots were knocked down for €500,000 or more (compared to 6 last year) and 29 for €200,000 or more.

Hungerford Stakes G2 - Breton Rock

Filed on 16 Aug 2014 @ 14:53


£100,000, Newbury, 8-16, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:27.18, gd/sf

1--BRETON ROCK (IRE), 131, g, 4
Bahamian Bounty (GB)--Anna's Rock (Ire), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)

A five-time winner in maiden, handicap and conditions company, Breton Rock won the Listed Spring Trophy in May - beating this week's G3 Desmond Stakes winner Custom Cut - and was second to Penitent in the Group Three Jury Stakes on his Group debut last time. He is a half brother to a winner out of the Listed-winning Rock Of Gibraltar mare Anna's Rock. The second dam is an unraced half sister to Arcangues and Group Three winner Agathe, the dam of Group One winners Artiste Royal and Aquarelliste.

Prix de Pomone G2 - Star Lahib

Filed on 16 Aug 2014 @ 14:06


€130,000, Deauville, 8-16, 3yo/up, f/m, 12 1/2fT, 2:50.13, vsf

1--STAR LAHIB (IRE), 130, m, 5
Cape Cross (Ire)--Cannikin (Ire), by Lahib

A breakthrough Group win for the Andreas Wohler-trained Star Lahib, who won an 11f Listed contest at Hannover earlier this season. A 25,000 gns Tattersalls yearling purchase, she is a half sister to four winners out of a winning Lahib half sister to four-time Listed winner Tout A Coup.

Geoffrey Freer Stakes G3 - Seismos

Filed on 16 Aug 2014 @ 13:46


£60,000, Newbury, 8-16, 3yo/up, 13f 61yT, 2:54.77, gd/sf

1--SEISMOS (IRE), 130, g, 6
Dalakhani (Ire)--Sasuela (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)

A Listed winner at three in 2011, Seismos was off the track until October 2012 when he returned with a pair of Group Three wins. He took time to find his form in 2013 before making a step forward when winning the Group One Grosser Preis von Bayern a year ago. He is a half brother to the winning Monsun filly Soberiana, who was second in the Group One Preis der Diana, and to Group Three winner Samba Brazil, out of a winning Dashing Blade mare. She in turn is a half sister to Group One winners Schiaparelli, Samum and Salve Regina, all of whom are by Monsun.

This is the fourth Group winner of the season for Dalakhani, whose 44 winners are headed by Group One winner Integral.

Prix Gontaut-Biron G3 - Cocktail Queen

Filed on 16 Aug 2014 @ 13:35

The winner of one of his ten starts (and three times black type placed) for David Elsworth, Cocktail Queen was second at Dieppe on her debut for Miriam Bollack-Badel prior to stepping up with this maiden Group win. She is a half sister to a winner out of the Listed-winning Selkirk mare Premier Prize, herself a half sister to Group Two winner Gold Medallist.

Washington Singer Stakes L - Belardo

Filed on 16 Aug 2014 @ 13:20


£25,500, Newbury, 8-16, 2yo, 7fT, 1:28.47, gd/sf

1--BELARDO (IRE), 127, c, 2
Lope de Vega (Ire)--Danaskaya (Ire), by Danehill

The winner of a Yarmouth maiden on debut in June, Belardo was fourth behind Ivawood in the July Stakes last time. A €100,000 Arqana yearling purchase, he is a half brother to the 650,000 gns yearling and Group Three winner Berling and two other winners out of the winning Danehill mare Danaskaya, who was placed in the Group Two Lowther Stakes and the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes. She in turn is a half sister to the Group-placed multiple Listed winner Modeeroch and the Group One-placed winner Chinese Whisper. The second dam is Listed winner Majinskaya.

This is the first stakes winner for Lope De Vega, who has 11 winners in all at a 39% strike rate, and moves ahead of Makfi into eighth on the first crop sires table.

Prix de Lieurey G3 - Bawina

Filed on 15 Aug 2014 @ 15:31


€80,000, Deauville, 8-15, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:44.68, hy

1--BAWINA (IRE), 123, f, 3
Dubawi (Ire)--Esneh (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

Bawina has been maintaining a fine rate of progression this season, finishing fourth in the French Guineas and seventh in the French Oaks before winning the Listed Prix de Bagatelle last time. She is a half sister to a winner out of the winning Sadler's Wells mare Esneh, a half sister to Prix de Diane winner Egyptband and Group Three winner Northern Town, out of the Listed winner Egyptown. She in turn is a half sister to a Listed winning daughter of Prix de Diane and Prix Saint-Alary winner Reine de Saba.

This is the 13th stakes winner of the season for Dubawi, with Bawina a member of his 2011 crop that has generated a crop AEI of 3.1.

St Hugh's Fillies' Stakes L - Bronze Maquette

Filed on 15 Aug 2014 @ 15:20


£25,500, Newbury, 8-15, 2yo, f, 5f 34yT, 1:02.76, sf

1--BRONZE MAQUETTE (IRE), 126, f, 2
Dark Angel (Ire)--Precious Citizen, by Proud Citizen

A winning stakes debut for the Gary Moore-trained Bronze Maquette, who won an Ascot nursery last time. A £17,000 DBS Premier yearling purchase, he is the first winner out of a Proud Citizen half sister to the dams of stakes winners Curtail and Zafone. The second dam, Fasateen, is a Listed-winning half sister to multiple Group One winner Hatoof and Hollywood Grade One winner Irish Prize, as well as the granddam of Irish Derby winner Trading Leather.

Bronze Maquette joins Superlative Stakes winner Estidhkaar as a 2014 stakes winner for Dark Angel, who is tenth on the table of leading sires of two year olds in 2014.

Prix Guillaume d'Ornano G2 - Gailo Chop

Filed on 15 Aug 2014 @ 14:45


€400,000, Deauville, 8-15, 3yo, 10fT, 2:11.64, hy

1--GAILO CHOP (FR), 128, g, 3
Deportivo (GB)--Grenoble (Fr), by Marignan

This was the fifth stakes win for the progressive Gailo Chop, who won the Listed Prix des Sablonnets last October, adding the Listed Prix Maurice Caillault, Group Three Prix La Force and Group Three Prix Noailles earlier this season. He is a half brother to two winners out of a winning half sister to two winners. The third dam is a half sister to Group Two Criterium de Maisons Laffitte winner Cresta Rider.

Gailo Chop is one of two career stakes winners and is by far the outstanding runner for Deportivo, who stands at Haras de Faunes for €4,000.

Prix de la Vallee de l'Auge L - Souvenir Delondres

Filed on 15 Aug 2014 @ 14:26


€55,000, Deauville, 8-15, 2yo, 5fT, 1:00.91, hy

Siyouni (Fr)--Dilag (Ire), by Almutawakel (GB)

This is the first win in three starts for Souvenir Delondres, who is a half sister to four winners, including the Listed-placed I'm So Glad, out of the Almutawakel mare Dilag, a half sister to Saratoga Grade Two winner Distinct Habit and Listed winner Terroir.

Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale concludes with strong returns

Filed on 15 Aug 2014 @ 08:54

Aggregate best since 2006 as Milan gelding tops proceedings at €80,000

The Tattersalls August NH Sale concluded its three day run on Thursday with strong trade at all levels of the market resulting in the second-best aggregate ever for the August NH Sale of €4,767,000 – beaten only by 2006 when the sale was held over four days – but also an exceptional clearance rate of 78%.