October Stakes L - Golden Stream

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 16:04


£40,000, Ascot, 9-26, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:26.36, gd/fm.

1--GOLDEN STREAM (IRE), 125, f, 3
Sadler's Wells--Phantom Gold (GB), by Machiavellian.

Homebred by Her Majesty from a family of winners, Golden Stream is a half sister to Flight Of Fancy, a winner over seven furlongs and second to Imagine in the Oaks. The dam Phantom Gold was a multiple Group winner over 12 and 13f and is a sister to Listed winner Fictitious.

Denny Cordell EBF Fillies' Stakes G3 - Ave

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 15:36


€80,000, Gowran Park, 9-26, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 100ydsT, 1:58.05, gd/fm.

1--AVE (GB), 123, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Anna Amalia (Ire), by In the Wings (GB)

A Plantation Stud homebred, Ave is a half sister to recent winner Dubawi Phantom out of a middle distance winning half sister to 8f Group Three winner Anna Palariva, Queen´s Vase third Ancestor and the stakes placed pair Anshaam and Aachen (also a winning hurdler), out of Group Two Park Hill winner Anna Of Saxony.

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes G1 - Rip Van Winkle

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 15:23


£250,000, Ascot, 9-26, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:38.82, gd/fm.

1--RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE), 125, c, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Looking Back (Ire), by Stravinsky

A €170,000 SGA yearling, Rip Van Winkle is the first foal out of the Listed placed winner Looking Back, a half sister to two winners. The third dam Jamaican Punch is a half sister to Listed winner Tea House, the dam of Group winners Ace, Hawkeye and Danish.

Fillies' Mile G1 - Hibaayeb

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 14:10


£200,000, Ascot, 9-26, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:39.78, gd/fm.

1--HIBAAYEB (GB), 124, f, 2
Singspiel (Ire)--Lady Zonda (GB), by Lion Cavern

Hibaayeb is a half sister to the Listed-placed winner May Meeting out of the winner Lady Zonda, a half sister to six winners including the stakes-placed Zoning and Zambezi. The second dam, Zonda, is a Listed-placed winner and is out of an own sister to Coronation Stakes and dual Nassau Stakes winner Roussalka and a half sister to champion filly and Fillies' Triple Crown winner Oh So Sharp.

Royal Lodge Stakes G2 - Joshua Tree

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 13:40


£125,000, Ascot, 9-26, 2yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:39.55, gd/fm.

1--JOSHUA TREE (IRE), 124, c, 2
Montjeu (Ire)--Madeira Mist (Ire), by Grand Lodge

A 360,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Joshua Tree is a half brother to Finsceal Beo, winner of the English and Irish 1000 Guineas and the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac, as well as the Listed-placed winner Musical Bar. The dam, Musical Treat, is a dual Listed-placed winner out of Group Three winner Mountain Ash.

Rosemary Stakes L - Ahla Wasahl

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 13:36


£40,000, Ascot, 9-26, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:39.82, gd/fm.

1--AHLA WASAHL (GB), 123, f, 3
Dubai Destination--In Full Cry, by Seattle Slew.

A 55,0000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Ahla Wasahl is a half sister to the stakes-placed winner Private Seductress, the dam of Group One Oaks d'Italia winner Menhouba. The dam is a Grade Two-placed winning half sister to Group One Sussex Stakes winner Posse, out of Grade Three winner In Hot Pursuit.

Prix Saraca L - Wonderfilly

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 13:29


€55,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 9-25, 2yo, 6 1/2fT, 1:19.60, gd.

1--WONDERFILLY (FR), 122, f, 2
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Wicken Wonder, by Distant Relative (Ire)

Wonderfilly is a half sister to William Haggas' Group Three-winning sprinter Triple Aspect and three other winners, out of a winning half sister to Dime Bag - the dam of stakes winners Guys And Dolls and Pawn Broker - and the dam of Group Three winner Stylish Lass.

The Invincible Spirit - Distant Relative cross has also produced July Cup winner Fleeting Spirit.

Princess Royal Stakes L - Spirit Of Dubai

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 13:27


£45,000, Ascot, 9-25, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:30.26, gd.

1--SPIRIT OF DUBAI (IRE), 121, f, 3
Cape Cross (Ire)--Questina (Fr), by Rainbow Quest.

Spirit Of Dubai is a half sister to dual Group Three winner Trumbaka and Listed winner Arctic Hunt out of a winning mare. The second dam Soviet Squaw is a winning half sister to Group One Gran Premio di Milano winner Antheus and to Group Three Prix Cleopatre winner Alexandrie - the dam of Group winners Poliglote, Animatrice, King Alex and Alexius - as well as the dams of Group Two winner Westphalia and Group One winner Indian Danehill.

La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte G3 - Chinchon

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 09:15


€80,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 9-25, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:01.90, gd.

1--CHINCHON (IRE), 126, c, 4
Marju (Ire)--Jarama (Ire), by Hector Protector

This is the first stakes win for the consistent Chinchon, who has run ten times in stakes company, with fifth in the Prix du Jockey-Club last year his lowest finishing position. A grandson of European Champion Two-Year-Old Try My Best through his sire Marju, Chinchon's dam is a granddaughter of Try My Best's full sister Northern Prancer.

Stormy Atlantic colt tops Keeneland Friday

Filed on 26 Sep 2009 @ 09:12

Keeneland, 26 September 2009

A colt by Stormy Atlantic brought a final bid of $80,000 to highlight Friday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the colt is out of the Holy Bull mare Emptythetill. He was purchased by Just For Fun Stables.

Malibu Moon filly tops Keeneland Thursday

Filed on 25 Sep 2009 @ 08:32

Keeneland, 25 September 2009

Fillies brought the top three prices during Thursday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

SGV Thoroughbreds paid top price of $140,000 for a filly by Malibu Moon out of the stakes-placed Quiet American mare My American Girl. She was consigned by Peter O’Callaghan’s Woods Edge Farm, agent.

Clearance rate up at Tattersalls Ireland

Filed on 25 Sep 2009 @ 08:29

Average down a third as September Yearling Sale closes

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale came to a close on Thursday evening with an improved clearance rate from last year, at 78% against 64% last year, but decreases in all other indicators.

Prix Joubert L - Eastern Aria

Filed on 24 Sep 2009 @ 14:05


€55,000, Saint-Cloud, 9-24, 3yo, f, 1 1/2mT, 2:33.80, gd/sf.

1--EASTERN ARIA (UAE), 123, f, 3
Halling--Badraan, by Danzig

Bred by Darley, Eastern Aria is a half sister to a winner out of a winning mare. The second dam is a Grade Three-winning daughter of Grade Two and Grade Three winner Seattle Dawn.

Halling now has five stakes winners this season, headed by Group One winner Cavalryman. A solid fifth on the list of leading British-based stallions, the son of Diesis has 39 winners from 93 runners and his six yearlings sold so far this year are averaging £30,307.

Prix Coronation L - Dreamt

Filed on 24 Sep 2009 @ 13:44


€55,000, Saint-Cloud, 9-24, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:40.20, gd/sf.

1--DREAMT (GB), 121, f, 3
Oasis Dream (GB)--Condition (GB), by Deploy (GB)

A Juddmonte homebred, Dreamt is out of the Listed-placed winner Condition, a half sister to the triple Listed winner and Grade Three-placed Night Chapter. Her dam Context is a winning half sister to Grade Two and Group Three winner Bon Point. The fourth dam Intermission won the Cambridgeshire and is the dam of Group winners Interim and Interval.

Dreamt becomes the 18th stakes winner and 24th stakes win of the season for Oasis Dream, more than any other sire. The Juddmonte sire has 76 winners at a 48% strike rate this year and is locked in a battle with Pivotal to be leading British-based sire by European earnings in 2009.

Declines continue at Keeneland

Filed on 24 Sep 2009 @ 08:21

Keeneland, 24 September 2009

Unbridled's Song colt tops Wednesday's ninth session

A dark bay or brown colt by Unbridled’s Song brought a top price of $185,000 during Wednesday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Pivotal colt tops first session at Tattersalls Ireland

Filed on 24 Sep 2009 @ 08:11

The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale got underway on Wednesday, with a son of Pivotal topping proceedings when selling to Aiden Murphy for €145,000.

Consigned by Rathbarry Stud, the colt is out of the winning Listed-placed mare Dame Hester.

Foundation Stakes L - Twice Over

Filed on 23 Sep 2009 @ 15:53


£40,000, Goodwood, 9-23, 3yo/up, 9f 192ydsT, 2:05.60, gd.

1--TWICE OVER (GB), 126, c, 4
Observatory--Double Crossed (GB) (SW-Eng), by Caerleon.

A Juddmonte homebred, Twice Over is out of Double Crossed, the winner of the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial and a half sister to Group One winner Passage Of Time's dam Clepsydra. The second dam, Quandary, is a Listed-winning half sister to Group One Prix du Moulin winner All At Sea and Group Three winner Over The Ocean.

Observatory had a banner year last year with five stakes winners headed by Group One Sprint Cup winner African Rose and Twice Over. This is his first stakes win of 2009, when he has 25 winners at a 34% strike rate.

Giant's Causeway colt fetches $260,000 at Keeneland

Filed on 23 Sep 2009 @ 08:42

Keeneland, 23 September 2009

Average decliones 32% in eighth session of yearling sale

Tuesday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale was highlighted by a colt out of multiple graded stakes winner Smok’n Frolic, purchased for $260,000 by All the Rage Partners.

Motivator colt tops stronger final session at SGA sale

Filed on 23 Sep 2009 @ 08:35

Average increases 9% in second session of selected yearlings sale

The second and final session of the SGA Selected Yearling Sale in Milan on Tuesday saw strong domestic demand, resulting in an upturn in all indicators.

Prix Turenne L - Shahwardi

Filed on 22 Sep 2009 @ 14:59


€55,000, Chantilly, 9-22, 3yo, c/g, 1 1/2mT, 2:27.10, gd.

1--SHAHWARDI (FR), 123, c, 3
Lando (Ger)--Shamdara (Ire), by Dr Devious (Ire)

An Aga Khan homebred, Shahwardi is a half brother to Grade One Secretariat Stakes winner Shamdinan (Dr Fong) out of the Group Two-placed mare Shamdara, a half sister to Group One Gran Premio di Milano winner Shamdala. The second dam Shamadara won the Group Two Prix de Malleret and placed second in the Group One Irish Oaks. She is out of Shamarzana, a placed half sister to dual Derby and King George winner Shergar.

This is the fifth stakes winner of the year for Lando, who has 33 winners from only 85 runners. The son of Acatenango is versatile as to progeny winning distance, with 26% of his wins coming over middle distances, 39% intermediate and 25% at seven or eight furlongs.

Afleet Alex colt heads Monday's session as Keeneland enters second week

Filed on 22 Sep 2009 @ 08:54

Keeneland, 22 September 2009

Declines hit 40% in seventh session

Trainer Tim Ritchey, on behalf of Chuck Zacney’s CJZ Stable, bought a colt by Afleet Alex for $300,000 to top Monday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Galileo filly tops opening session of SGA Sale

Filed on 22 Sep 2009 @ 08:37

Average down 25% as September Selected Yearlings Sale opens

The SGA Selected Yearling Sale opened on Monday with slow trade headed by a Galileo filly that sold to Bruno Grizzetti for €180,000. The filly was consigned by SARL and is out of the winning mare Frottola, from the family of Nashmiah.

Prix du Point du Jour L - Violon Sacre

Filed on 21 Sep 2009 @ 13:25


€52,000, Craon, 9-21, 3yo/up, 1m 55ydsT, 1:43.00, gd/sf.

1--VIOLON SACRE, 126, c, 4
Stravinsky--Histoire Sainte (Fr), by Kendor (Fr).

A €52,000 Arqana Breeze-Up graduate, Violon Sacre is out of the Listed winner Histoire Sainte, herself out of the Listed winner Biblique. The fourth dam, Barbra, is an own sister to Group One Prix Royal-Oak winner Bourbon, and is the dam of Group winner Bulington and Listed winners Batman and Beaune (later the dam of Bering).

Violon Sacre was Stravinsky's leading earner in Europe last year and becomes one of the sire's five stakes winners in 2009. With 25 winners at a 46% strike rate, the son of Nureyev, whose yearlings sold for up to NZ$775,000 at Karaka in January, has already posted European earnings some 30% up on last year.

Premio Cancelli L - Titus Shadow

Filed on 21 Sep 2009 @ 08:51


€50,400, Milan, 9-20, 3yo/up, 5fT, 1:00.10, gd.

1--TITUS SHADOW (IRE), 123, h, 5
Titus Livius (Fr)--Mujadil Shadow (Ire), by Mujadil.

A Group Three winner himself, Titus Shadow is a half brother to Group Three winner Orpen Shadow and the Listed-placed winner Mujadil Draw out of a winning half sister to the dual Listed winners Distinctly Dancer and Evening Time. The third dam, Fanciful, is a half sister to Group Two Lowther winner and Group One second Kingscote - herself the dam of four stakes winners - and the dams of Group winners Polar Way and Rainbow High.

Titus Livius has four stakes wins to his name this year and 21 individual winners from 58 runners. The son of Machiavaellian (whose leading earners in Europe are Medicean, Steet Cry and Storming Home) has five career Group Three winners and, in Tiber, a Group One winner.

Street Cry filly tops Sunday's session at Keeneland

Filed on 21 Sep 2009 @ 08:43

Keeneland, 21 September 2009

Fillies commanded the top two prices of Sunday’s session as Keeneland’s 14-day September Yearling Sale approached the halfway point.

John C. Oxley, who raced 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, paid the top price, bidding $370,000 for a dark bay or brown filly by Street Cry (IRE) out of Manda Island.