Kolner Sprint-Preis L - Best Joking

Filed on 4 Oct 2009 @ 10:13


€20,000, Cologne, 10-3, 3yo/up, 5fT, 55.16, gd.

1--BEST JOKING (GER), 120, f, 4
Big Shuffle--Bergwelt (Ger), by Solarstern (Fr).

Prix Dollar G2 - Pipedreamer

Filed on 4 Oct 2009 @ 09:57


€130,000, Longchamp, 10-3, 3yo/up, 9f 165ydsT, 2:00.30, gd.

1--PIPEDREAMER (GB), 126, h, 5
Selkirk--Follow a Dream, by Gone West

Preis der Deutschen Einheit G3 - Antara

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 15:10


€50,000, Hoppegarten, 10-3, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:06.90, gd.

1--ANTARA (GER), 123, f, 3
Platini (Ger)--Auenpracht (Ger), by General Assembly

Antara is out of a half sister to Listed winner Auenteufel, and is one of three stakes winners of the season for Platini, who has 21 individual winners, headed by Group Two winner Grandcamp, from 54 runners. He is seventh on the list of leading German-based sires in 2009.

Guisborough Stakes L - Musaalem

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 15:01


£40,000, Redcar, 10-3, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:22.97, gd/fm.

1--MUSAALEM, 126, g, 5
Aljabr--Atyab, by Mr. Prospector.

Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2 - Tamazirte

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:59


€130,000, Longchamp, 10-3, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:38.60, gd.

1--TAMAZIRTE (IRE), 120, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Tanami Desert (GB), by Lycius

A €40,000 two-year-old, Tamazirte is out of a half sister to Group Two Rockfel Stakes winner Cairns, herself out of Group One Cheveley Park Stakes second Tanami.

Premio Eupili L - Grenso

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:52


€50,400, Milan, 10-3, 2yo, 6fT, 1:10.30, gd.

1--GRENSO (ITY), 123, c, 2
Martino Alonso (Ire)--Green Reew (Ire), by Sikeston

Premio Duca d'Aosta L - Ryan

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:49


€50,400, Milan, 10-3, 3yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 3:02.40, gd.

1--RYAN (IRE), 126, h, 6
Generous (Ire)--Raysiza (Ire), by Alzao.

Two-year-old Trophy L - Lucky Like

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:30


£165,000, Redcar, 10-3, 2yo, 6fT, 1:10.29, gd/fm.

1--LUCKY LIKE (FR), 118, c, 2
Lucky Story--Land Bound, by Boundary

Lucky Like is the first foal out of an unraced half sister to dual Peruvian Grade Two winner Albret and to Landlocked, the dam of Listed winner Law Of Chance.

Lucky Story, the sire of Art Connoisseur, has 22 winners from 59 runners in Europe this term and this valuable prize sees him move to sixth on the second crop sires' table.

Prix de Royallieu G2 - Daryakana

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:26


€130,000, Longchamp, 10-3, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 9/16mT, 2:38.40, gd.

1--DARYAKANA (FR), 119, f, 3
Selkirk--Daryaba (Ire), by Night Shift

An Aga Khan homebred, Daryakana is a half sister to Group Two winner Daramsar and the Listed-placed winner Daryama. Their dam Daryaba ran only five times, winning the Group One Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille. Her dam Darata won the Listed Prix des Tourelles and is a half-sister to the Group Three Prix Minerve winner Daralinsha - herself a stakes producer and the granddam of Group One Prix du Jockey Club winner Darsi - Group Three Tesio Stakes winner Gentle Genius and Listed winner Darbawan.

Selkirk has five European stakes winners this year, headed by Italian Group One winner Selmis, and 39 individual winners from 119 runners.

Sun Chariot Stakes G1 - Sahpresa

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 14:07


£200,000, Newmarket, 10-3, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34.40, gd/fm.

1--SAHPRESA, 128, f, 4
Sahm--Sorpresa, by Pleasant Tap

Sahpresa is a sister to the winner Monfils out of a winning half sister to a number of winners.

Sahpresa is the sole European stakes winner this season fro Sahm; the son of Mr Prospector has five winners from only 12 runners.

Prix de la Foret G1 - Varenar

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 13:49


€250,000, Longchamp, 10-3, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:19.20, gd.

1--VARENAR (FR), 126, c, 3
Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire)--Visor, by Mr. Prospector

Varenar is out of the unraced mare Visor, who is also the dam of the Group One-placed winner Visionary, the Group-placed Visionnaire - later the dam of Group Three winner Visionario - Group Three winner Visorama and Group Two winner Visindar.

This is the fourth stakes winner of the season for Rock Of Gibraltar, who has 69 winners at a 36% strike rate. His 70 yearlings sold so far this year are averaging £51,491.

Prix Chaudenay G2 - Manighar

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 12:42


€130,000, Longchamp, 10-3, 3yo, 1 7/8mT, 3:11.00, gd.

1--MANIGHAR (FR), 128, g, 3
Linamix (Fr)--Mintly Fresh, by Rubiano

Homebred by the Aga Khan's Studs, Manighar is a half brother to Group Three Prix de Royaumont winner Minatlya and the winner Minted. The dam is a winner, herself out of a winning half sister to Grade One Selima Stakes winner Minstrel's Lassie.

Linamix, whose leading earner is Group One Prix Jean Romante and Group Two Prix Corrida winner Alpine Rose, has six stakes winners this year. He has 37 winners from 97 runners and has moved up to second on our list of leading sires in France this year.

Diamond Stakes G3 - Mastercraftsman

Filed on 3 Oct 2009 @ 09:18


€62,000 Dundalk, 10-2, 3yo/up, 10f 150yds (AWT), 2:12.18, stn.

Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair (Ire)

Mastercraftsman is a three parts brother to the US turf sprinter Genuine Devotion (Rock Of Gibraltar) out of a winning mare who is a half sister to Matahif, from the family of Sakhee.

Middle Park Stakes G1 - Awzaan

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 14:21


£170,000, Newmarket, 10-2, 2yo, c, 6fT, 1:10.11, gd/fm.

1--AWZAAN (GB), 124, c, 2
Alhaarth (Ire)--Nufoos (GB), by Zafonic

A Shadwell homebred, Awzaan is the first foal out of Nufoos, winner of the Listed Eternal Stakes at Warwick and twice second in Group Threes. She is out of the winning mare Desert Lynx, a half sister to the multiply Group-placed dual Listed winner Watching. The fourth dam Glancing was a Group Three winner in France.

Awzaan is the sole stakes winner of the season for the Derrinstown-based Alhaarth, the sire of Haafhd and Phoenix Reach, who has 33 winners from 148 runners in Europe this year, including five juvenile winners. His 10 2009 yearlings sold thus far are averaging £25,400.

Cheveley Park Stakes G1 - Special Duty

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 13:42


£170,000, Newmarket, 10-2, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:10.38, gd/fm.

1--SPECIAL DUTY (GB), 124, f, 2
Hennessy--Quest to Peak, by Distant View

A Juddmonte homebred, Special Duty is out of the once raced maiden Quest To Peak, a half sister to seven time Grade One winner Sightseek and Grade One winner Tates Creek. Special Duty had shown enough at home to make her debut in the Listed Prix Yacowlef on debut, where she was second, before winning the Group Two Prix Robert Papin and finishing a neck second to Arcano in the Prix Morny.

This is the sole European stakes winner of the season for the late Hennessy, 56% of whose wins come over 5-6f and who has three winners from 15 European runners in 2009.

Joel Stakes G3 - Confront

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 13:09


£65,000, Newmarket, 10-2, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:36.18, gd/fm.

1--CONFRONT (GB), 126, g, 4
Nayef--Contiguous, by Danzig

A Juddmonte homebred, Confront is a half brother to the stakes-placed winner Nearby, out of an unraced half sister to Oaks winner Reams Of Verse, dual Group One winner Elmaamul and five other stakes winners as well as Midsummer, the dam of Group One Nassau Stakes winner Midday.

Nayef now has four stakes winners this term, three of the Group winners, and has 42 winners in all at a 43% strike rate. His four yearlings sold thus far in 2009 are averaging £81,665. The Shadwell sire moves to fifth on the third crop sires' table

Oh So Sharp Stakes G3 - Tabassum

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 13:03


£50,000, Newmarket, 10-2, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:23.90, gd/fm.

1--TABASSUM (IRE), 124, f, 2
Nayef--Tomoohat, by Danzig

A Shadwell homebred, Tabassum is the first foal out of a juvenile winner. The second dam Crystal Downs is a winner and was third in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes; she is a half sister to multiple Group Two Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner and Arc second Mubtaker.

Hurricane Run filly tops final session of Orby Sale

Filed on 2 Oct 2009 @ 09:29

Strong trade as day three posts increased average

A very satisfactory Goffs Orby Sale for vendors and purchasers alike drew to a close on Thursday with a strong final day's trade that saw an increase in average price of 27% over the equivalent Sportsman's Sale last year. Figures held up well for the entire three day sale resulting in a median increase and an impressive 82% clearance rate.

Prix Panacee L - Saturnine

Filed on 1 Oct 2009 @ 15:55


€52,000, Toulouse, 10-1, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:29.09, gd/sf.

1--SATURNINE (IRE), 126, f, 4
Galileo (Ire)--Katchina Quest (Fr), by Highest Honor (Fr).

This is the first stakes win for Saturnine, who is a daughter of Listed Prix de la Pepiniere winner Katchina Quest. Her dam is an unraced half sister to Listed winner Justful, herself out of triple Grade Three winner Just Class.

Saturnine becomes the 18th stakes winner of the season for Galileo - he had 17 last year. The Coolmore sire has 74 winners in all this year at a 40% strike rate and is chasing Cape Cross and Danehill Dancer on the general sires' list.

Rous Stakes L - Spin Cycle

Filed on 1 Oct 2009 @ 15:50


£40,000, Newmarket, 10-1, 3yo/up, 5fT, :58.25, gd/fm.

1--SPIN CYCLE (IRE), 124, c, 3
Exceed And Excel (Aus)--Spinamix (GB), by Spinning World

Spin Cycle is a half brother to Group Three Chartwell Fillies' Stakes winner San Sicharia and the Grade Three-placed winner Codeword. The dam is a placed daughter of the Listed-placed winner Vadsagreya, a half sister to Listed winner Vadsa Honor (dam of French Guineas and Prix Jacques le Marois winner Vahorimix), Listed winner Vagrancy and Vadlava (dam of Group One winner Val Royal, Group Two winner Vadlawys and Listed winner Vadlamixa, dam of Group One winner Valixir).

This is Exceed And Excel's fifth stakes winner of the season - all of them are listed winner. In all the Darley sire has 46 winners at a 36% strike rate and is pulling clear at the head of the second crop sires' table.

Somerville Tattersall Stakes G3 - Sir Parky

Filed on 1 Oct 2009 @ 15:44


£60,000, Newmarket, 10-1, 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:24.59, gd/fm.

1--SIR PARKY (IRE), 124, c, 2
Choisir (Aus)--Jorghinia (Fr), by Seattle Slew

A £50,000 DBS yearling, Sir Parky is a half brother to a winner out of a placed mare. The second dam is an own sister to dual Grade One winner Jade Hunter and has produced the stakes winners Jade Quest and Green Light. The third dam is a half sister to champion juvenile and 1979 Dewhurst winner Monteverdi.

It took Chosir until 10 September to register his first stakes winner of 2009; on Sunday Lady Springbank won a Group Three in Ireland and Sir Parky becomes his third stakes winner of the year. Overall the Coolmore resident has 47 winners at a 37% strike rate, with 61% of his wins coming over sprint trips.

Noel Murless Stakes L - Akmal

Filed on 1 Oct 2009 @ 15:30


£40,000, Newmarket, 10-1, 3yo, 1 3/4mT, 2:54.43, gd/fm.

1--AKMAL (GB), 126, g, 3
Selkirk--Ayun, by Swain (Ire)

Akmal is a Shadwell homebred out of the Swain mare Ayun, a three-parts sister to Group Three Desmond Stakes winner Haami. The second dam Oumaldaaya won the Group Two Premio Lydia Tesio and the Listed Lupe Stakes and is a half sister to 1994 Derby winner Erhaab and Listed winner Hispanolia.

Akmal becomes the fifth stakes winner of the season for Selkirk, who has 39 winners at a 33% strike rate.

Pivotal colt tops Goffs day two

Filed on 1 Oct 2009 @ 08:20

Median rises at stronger than expected sale

John Ferguson and Joe Osborne of Darley led the way on a lively second session of Goffs Orby Sale that saw the median price increase by 11% on last year, with purchases including the day's top lot, a regally bred Pivotal colt (Lot 282) offered by Moyglare Stud. From the immediate family of a host of Group winners including Irresistible Jewel, Profound Beauty and Gladness Stakes winner Mad About You, he was bought for €320,000.

Daughter of Saoire heads Goffs day one

Filed on 30 Sep 2009 @ 08:36

Yearling sale trade holds up well in new format

The Goffs Orby Sale opened on Tuesday with trade holding up reasonably throughout the day. Overall, 157 lots sold from 192 offered for an aggregate of €11,151,000. The average price was €71,025 and the median was €50,000. No direct comparisons with last year's Million Sale are possible at this stage, but the average for lat year's entire sale was €72,652.

Keeneland concludes with average down a third

Filed on 29 Sep 2009 @ 08:47

Keeneland, 29 September 2009

Market readjustment in progress as sale posts major declines

Keeneland concluded its September Yearling Sale on Monday with sales significantly down amid a major market corrextion.