Greenlands Stakes G3 - Utmost Respect

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 14:42


€72,500, Curragh, 5-23, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:16.90, hy.

1--UTMOST RESPECT (GB), 140, g, 5
Danetime (Ire)--Utmost (Ire), by Most Welcome (GB)

This is a second Group win of the season for Utmost Respect, and a second of the day for Danetime, who also had Look Busy, the winner of the Temple Stakes.

Grand Prix de Bordeaux L - Chopastair

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 14:38


€60,000, Bordeaux-le-Bouscat, 5-23, 4/up, 1 3/16mT, 2:01.39, gd.

1--CHOPASTAIR (FR), 130, g, 8
Astair (Fr)--Very Sol (Fr), by Solicitor (Fr).

Equestrian Stakes G3 - Emily Blake

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 14:35


€70,000, Curragh, 5-23, 4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:47.61, hy.

1--EMILY BLAKE (IRE), 127, m, 5
Lend A Hand (GB)--Kirri (Ire), by Lycius

Temple Stakes G2 - Look Busy

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 14:14


£100,000, Haydock Park, 5-23, 3yo/up, 5fT, 1:04.03, hy.

1--LOOK BUSY (IRE), 127, f, 4
Danetime (Ire)--Unfortunate (GB), by Komaite

A €7,500 Goffs yearling, Look Busy is a sister to sprint winner The City Kid. Her winning dam is out of a half-sister to the Cornwallis Stakes winner Singing Steven.

Danetime, the sire of Group One winner Bushranger, has 19 winners from his 90 runners so far this year, including recent Duke of York Stakes winner Utmost Respect. 50% of his winners come over 5 and 6f, and 43% over 7 and 8f.

King Charles II Stakes L - Alyarf

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 13:57


£40,000, Newmarket, 5-23, 3yo, 7fT, 1:24.97, gd/fm.

1--ALYARF, 126, c, 3
Dixie Union--Tabheej (Ire), by Mujtahid

A Shadwell homebred, Alyarf is a half-brother to the Group One-placed Tajdeef from a smart 6-7f family. The dam was a juvenile winner over 5-6f and is a sister to high-class Group Three-winning sprinter Mubhij. The third dam, Ibtihaj, is a half sister to Danzig.

This is a first European winner of the year for Lane's End sire Dixie Union. He had three winners this side of the Atlantic in 2008, including Alyarf and Listed winner Homebound. His two-year-olds have averaged £84,000 at the breeze-up sales this spring and 49 yearlings averaged £77,000 last year.

Cecil Frail Stakes L - Festoso

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 13:42


£40,000, Haydock Park, 5-23, 3yo/up, f/m, 6fT, 1:19.74, hy.

1--FESTOSO (IRE), 128, f, 4
Diesis (GB)--Garah (GB), by Ajdal.

Festoso is a half-sister to John Dunlop's Group One Prix Jean Prat winner Olden Times out of the multiple Group-placed 6f specialist Garah, from the family of the Group Two-winning miler Dandoun.

Diesis has been without a stakes winner in Europe since New Girlfriend took a Group Three in 2006. He has been represented by Group/Grade One winners Magical Fantasy and All The Good in the last 12 months, and has Blue Riband Trial Debussy as his leading three-year-old this season.

Fairway Stakes L - Palavicini

Filed on 23 May 2009 @ 13:29


£40,000, Newmarket, 5-23, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:05.30, gd/fm.

1--PALAVICINI, 126, c, 3
Giant's Causeway--Cara Fantasy (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

Palavicini is the first foal out of the winning mare Cara Fantasy, a half sister to Lucky Guest and Son Of Sharp Shot from the family of the Derby winner Oath.

Giant's Causeway, the sire of 1000 Guineas winner Ghanaati, has 19 winners from 72 runners in Europe and the UAE this year; eight juveniles have averaged £177,719 at the breeze-up sales this year, a sharp increase on his £106,726 last year.

Prix Rene Bedel L - Pouvoir Absolu

Filed on 22 May 2009 @ 15:08


€52,000, Lyon-Parilly, 5-22, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:32.20, gd.

1--POUVOIR ABSOLU (GB), 123, c, 4
Sadler's Wells--Pine Chip, by Nureyev.

A Wildenstein homebred by Sadler's Wells out of a Nureyev mare, Pouvoir Absolu is inbred 2x3 to Northern Dancer and 3x3 to Special. He is a half brother to the Listed-placed Perfect Murder out of a half sister to Peintre Celebre and Pointilliste.

This is the seventh stakes winner of the season for Sadler's Wells, who rejoins Galileo at the head of the list of leading sires by stakes wins in 2009. The pensioned Coolmore sire's is in a dominant lead ahead of Danehill in the 2009 list of leading sires of sires.

Grosser Preis der Sparkasse Dortmund L - Daring Tiger

Filed on 22 May 2009 @ 08:30


€i20,000, Dortmund, 5-21, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:05.03, gd.

1--DARING TIGER (GER), 128, c, 3
Tiger Hill (Ire)--Denial (GB), by Sadler's Wells

Second in the Group Three Dr Busch Memorial earlier this season, Daring Tiger is a half brother to the stayer Enjoy The Moment, winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes in 2007, out of a half sister to Grade One winner Light Jig and the Listed winner and Group-placed Battle Dore. The second dam, Nashmeel, won the Group Two Prix d'Astarte.

Tiger Hill has 15 winners in Europe this season, headed by three-time winner Tiger Cliff, and stands in sixth place on the list of leading sires in Germany.

Betty Barclay Rennen G3 - Flamingo Fantasy

Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 15:37


€50,000, Baden-Baden, 5-21, 4yo/up, 2mT, 3:29.25, gd.

1--FLAMINGO FANTASY (GER), 126, c, 4
Fantastic Light--Flamingo Road (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger)

A €58,000 BBAG purchase, Flamingo Fantasy was a Listed winner on May day and is out of dual Group Two winner Flamingo Road, who comes from a prolific family of winners, with her siblings including dual Listed winner Flamingo Paradise and the Group-placed Flamingo Queen and Flamingo Garden.

Fantastic Light is having a better season in 2009, with his average earnings per start some 39% up on last year. He now has two winner of four black type events among his 30 individual winners (from 90 runners), headed by Winter Derby winner Scintillo.

Height Of Fashion Stakes L - Moneycantbuymelove

Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 15:09


£40,000, Goodwood, 5-21, 3yo, f, 9f 192ydsT, 2:07.91, gd/fm.

Pivotal (GB)--Sabreon (GB), by Caerleon

Moneycantbuymelove is a half-sister to the winning milers Pillar Of Hercules (also a winning hurdler) and Moon Crystal out of a winning half sister to the 10f Listed winner and Group One-placed Ikhtyar and Aidan O'Brien's French 2000 Guineas winner Landseer.

Pivotal is having a good week, with Sariska having won the Group Three Musidora Stakes at York and Virtual the Group One Lockinge at Newbury. He now has five stakes winners amongst his 28 individual European and UAE winners this year, and comfortably leads Oasis Dream as leading British-based stallion in Britain.

Coupe des Trois Ans L - Amico Mio

Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 14:37


€55,000, Lyon-Parilly, 5-21, 3yo, 1 1/2mT, 2:36.33, gd/sf.

1--AMICO MIO (FR), 123, c, 3
Best Of The Bests (Ire)--Maid of Kashmir (Ire), by Dancing Brave

Amico Mio is out of the Listed-placed winning middle distance mare Maid Of Kashmir, herself a half sister to the dual Listed-placed My King.

Best Of The Bests, Godolphin's Group One Prix d'Ispahan winner in 2002, now has 12 winners so far in Europe in 2009, having had 27 at a respectable 37% strike rate last year. His earners this year are headed by Amico Mio, who has also landed a conditions event at Maisons-Laffitte.

Great Southern Sale concludes

Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 10:14

Australia, 21 May 2009

The 2009 Inglis Melbourne Great Southern Sale has come to a conclusion, with Thursday's $1m-plus trade taking the sale total to almost $5 million over the past four days.

Tricky Trickster tops DBS Spring Sale

Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 08:16

National Hunt Chase winner tops Spring HIT Sale

The 2009 DBS Spring HIT Sales on Tuesday and Wednesday saw a top price of £320,000 backed up by a 75% clearance rate. Overall, 271 lots were sold of the 362 offered, for an aggregate of £3,882,85. The average declined by 11% from last year to £14,327 and the median declined from £7,500 to £7,000.

Cocked Hat Stakes L - Alwaary

Filed on 20 May 2009 @ 14:36


£40,000, Goodwood, 5-20, 3yo, c/g, 1 3/8mT, 2:27.98, gd.

1--ALWAARY, 126, c, 3
Dynaformer--Tabrir (Ire), by Unfuwain

Alwaary is a Shadwell homebred out of an unraced sister to 1000 Guineas winner Lahan as well as to two other 7f to 9f winners. This is a third European stakes winner of the year for Dynaformer, who was fifth in the list of leading US-based sires in Europe last year.

Jagersro Sprint L - Tertio Bloom

Filed on 20 May 2009 @ 08:44


SKr400,000, Jagersro, 5-19, 3yo/up, 6f (dirt), time: n/a, gd.

1--TERTIO BLOOM (SWE), 132, g, 4
Tertullian--Yankee Bloom, by El Gran Senor.

Pramms Memorial L - Prince Fasliyev

Filed on 20 May 2009 @ 08:43


SKr1,000,000, Jagersro, 5-19, 4yo/up, 1m 143yds (dirt), time: n/a, gd.

1--PRINCE FASLIYEV (GB), 130, h, 5
Fasliyev--Malaisienne (Fr), by Saumarez (GB).

Eurosilver colt tops final session of F-T Midlantic Breeze-Up

Filed on 20 May 2009 @ 08:29

Maryland, 20 May 2009

The two day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of two-year-olds in training concluded on Tuesday with, in the context of results achieved by mnay other breeze-up sales this year, only moderate declines.

Prix Volterra L - Kissing The Camera

Filed on 19 May 2009 @ 16:31


€55,000, Chantilly, 5-19, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:42.50, sf.

1--KISSING THE CAMERA (GB), 123, f, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Hoh Dear (Ire), by Sri Pekan

Kissing The Camera is a half-sister to three winners out of the Listed winner and Group Two-placed Hoh Dear, who also proved effective over a mile in the United States.

Galileo now has seven European stakes wins this year, leading his sire Sadler's Wells, who has six, on the list of leading sires of stakes winners. Galileo has a 38% winner to runner ratio in black type events in 2009.

Holy Roman Emperor colt tops Great Southern weanlings

Filed on 19 May 2009 @ 09:59

Australia, 19 May 2009

The Weanling session of the Inglis Melbourne Great Southern Sale has concluded, with the solid start made yesterday consolidated with another strong clearance rate today taking the sale gross beyond the $2million mark.

Tapit colt sets record price for F-T Midlantic Breeze-Up

Filed on 19 May 2009 @ 08:27

Maryland, 19 May 2009

The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale opened on Monday with an increase in average and a reduced buy-back rate.

The average of $47,477 was 4% up on the same session last year, whilst the buy-back rate of 27.1% was down from 34.7% last year. Overall 113 lots sold from 155 offered for an aggregate of $5,364,900, some 25.6% down on last year on a smaller catalogue.

High clearance rate as Great Southern Sale opens

Filed on 18 May 2009 @ 10:01

Australia, 18 May 2009

More than $1million was traded on the opening day of the Inglis Melbourne Great Southern Weanling Sale on Monday, with the depth of the buying bench underlined by the excellent clearance rate of 93%.

Walter Nilsens Minnelop L - Appel Au Maitre

Filed on 18 May 2009 @ 08:48


NKr1,000,000, Ovrevoll, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:29.10, gd.

1--APPEL AU MAITRE (FR), 130, h, 5
Starborough (GB)--Rotina (Fr), by Crystal Glitters

Premio Presidente della Repubblica G1 - Selmis

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 17:04


€243,000, Rome, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:09.90, gd.

1--SELMIS (GB), 128, h, 5
Selkirk--Nokomis (GB), by Caerleon

Selmis is out of a half sister to Group Two winner Brave Indigo. He scored a maiden stakes success when romping home in the Group Three Premio Ambrosiano last month.

Lanwades-based Selkirk has suffered from declining fertility this season. He has notched 14 winners from 72 runners in Europe this year, headed by Selmis and Friday's Listed winner Border Patrol. His son Altieri took this race in 2004 and 2005.

Badener Meile G3 - Aspectus

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 16:54


€50,000, Baden-Baden, 5-17, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:40.71, sf.

1--ASPECTUS (IRE), 126, h, 6
Spectrum (Ire)--Anna Thea (Ire), by Turfkonig (Ger)

Aspectus is a son of dual Listed and Group Three winner Anna Thea. He is by Spectrum, the sire of Tartan Bearer, who has 19 winners so far this season.