Sunbury Stakes L - Duff

Filed on 18 Dec 2008 @ 09:42


£40,000, Kempton Park, 12-17, 3yo/up, 7f (AWT), 1:24.74, stn.


Half sister to Battlecry tops selective session at Doncaster

Filed on 18 Dec 2008 @ 09:33

An unraced daughter of ALFLORA topped a selective day's trading on the first day of the DBS December Sales when selling to Louise Kemble for £20,000. The four year old is out MISS ORCHESTRA, winner of the Grade Three Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter and is a half brother to BATTLECRY, who was sold at the DBS NH Breeze-Up Sales before winning the Grade Two River Don Novice Hurdle and being placed in the Grade One Royal & SunAlliance Chase at the Cheltenham Festival this year. There was plenty of interest for the long term breeding prospect, but it was Nick Sarson who made the final bid for the filly, who was consigned by Shamrock Bloodstock and has been bought by the TBA Chief Executive for her Elms Stud.

Premio Andred L - Cottonmouth

Filed on 15 Dec 2008 @ 09:47


€36,000, Pisa, 12-14, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 3/8mT, time: n/a, gd.


Criterium di Pisa L - Varese

Filed on 15 Dec 2008 @ 09:45


€36,000, Pisa, 12-14, 2yo, 7 1/2fT, time: n/a, gd.


Redoute's Choice colt tops HK International Sale

Filed on 13 Dec 2008 @ 09:57

Hong Kong, 13 December 2008

Average declines 34% from 2007 sale

A brown colt by the champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice and closely related to outstanding sire Zabeel on the distaff side, fetched the highest bid at HK$5.5m at the Hong Kong International Sale on Saturday.

Prix Lyphard L - Without A Prayer

Filed on 12 Dec 2008 @ 09:50


€52,000, Deauville, 12-11, 3yo/up, 1 3/16m (AWT), 1:55.80, stn.


Good trade at Inglis December Sale

Filed on 12 Dec 2008 @ 09:48

Australia, 12 December 2008

There was strong demand for tried horses at the Inglis December Thoroughbred Sale at Oaklands on Friday, which closed with a clearance rate of better than 95%.

23% clearance rate at Goffs December Flat Sale

Filed on 12 Dec 2008 @ 09:41

An Oratorio colt foal out of an own sister to Grade One Santa Anita Handicap winner Urgent Request (Lot 671) topped a low key renewal of the Goffs December Flat Sale on Thursday when sold by Confey Stud to Louise Walshe for €18,000.

Prix Petite Etoile L - Rainbow Crossing

Filed on 11 Dec 2008 @ 09:18


55,000, Deauville, 12-10, 3yo, f, 1 3/16m (AWT), 1:57.80, stn.


Selective market at Goffs NH Sale

Filed on 11 Dec 2008 @ 09:13

Clearance rate only 34% in selective market

A son of Milan from the family of Grade One placed Daraheen Chief topped the Goffs December National Hunt, when the John Bourke consigned foal (Lot 430) was sold to Richard Rohan for €32,000.

Tuenover down 8% at Arqana December Yearling Sale

Filed on 10 Dec 2008 @ 09:30

The Arqana December yearling sale held at Deauville on Tuesday recorded a turnover of €1,352,500, down 8% on the 2007 session. 257 colts and fillies were led around the Elie de Brignac sales ring, exactly the same total as in the previous year. 62% of them found a new home, for an average price of €7,615.

Premio Mediterraneo - Memorial F Faraci L - Montalegre

Filed on 9 Dec 2008 @ 09:31


€36,000, Siracusa, 12-8, 3yo/up, 1 7/16mT, time: n/a, gd.


Criterium del Mediterraneo L - Mibar

Filed on 9 Dec 2008 @ 09:23


€36,000, Siracusa, 12-8, 2yo, c/g, 1mT, time: n/a, gd.


Royale Athenia tops final session at Deauville

Filed on 9 Dec 2008 @ 09:18

Arqana Breeding Stock Sale closes with average 22% down on last year

The third and final session of the Deauville Breeding Stock sale achieved an aggregate of €1,505,500 for 142 horses sold, resulting in an average price of €10,602. The clearance rate was, once more, up on the previous year, at 64% against 61% in 2007.

Crterium Aretuseo L - Blue Klein

Filed on 8 Dec 2008 @ 09:25


€36,000, Siracusa, 12-7, 2yo, f, 1mT, time: n/a, gd.


Prix Max Sicard L - Mondovino

Filed on 8 Dec 2008 @ 09:23


€60,000, Toulouse, 12-7, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:44.06, hy.


Alpine Rose tops Sunday's session at Deauville

Filed on 8 Dec 2008 @ 09:20

Aga Khan Studs' draft to the fore at Arqana Breeding Stock Sale

The second day of trade at the Deauville Breeding Stock Sale again realised an extremely satisfactory clearance rate of 76%, a figure up on last year. The 174 lots that changed hands realised €4,919,000 and an average price of €28,270.

Alix Road tops selective day at Arqana

Filed on 7 Dec 2008 @ 09:51

71.5% of the broodmares, fillies and foals offered on the first day of the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale on Saturday found a new home, i.e. 148 of the 207 horses to go through the ring. Total turnover reached €5,653,000 while the average price was €38,196.

Dai Ichi tops Inglis Christmas Sale at A$115,000

Filed on 5 Dec 2008 @ 10:08

Australia, 5 December 2008

Fuji Kiseki mare in foal to Bernardini tops Inglis Sale

Group Three-placed Fuji Kiseki mare Dai Ichi topped proceedings at the Inglis Sydney Christmas Thoroughbred Sale on Friday, which attracted strong competition across the board.

Prix Luthier L - Vertigineux

Filed on 5 Dec 2008 @ 09:43


€52,000, Deauville, 12-4, 3yo/up, 7 1/2f (AWT), 1:27.10, stn.


Tattersalls December Sale concludes

Filed on 5 Dec 2008 @ 09:32

Tattersalls 2008 turnover is fourth highest in history

The Tattersalls December Mare Sale concluded on Thursday with 139 lots selling for 656,650 guineas, at an average of 4,724 guineas and a median of 2,800 guineas.

Prix de l'Opera winner heads third session at Tattersalls

Filed on 4 Dec 2008 @ 09:21

Nayef filly Lady Marian to race on for Godolphin

The Group 1 Prix de l’Opera winner Lady Marian realised 1,800,000 guineas to top proceedings on the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale. Trade continued in robust fashion with 160 lots selling for 7,417,200 guineas, at an average of 46,358 guineas and a median of 13,000 guineas.

Princess Dansante heads second session at Tattersalls

Filed on 3 Dec 2008 @ 09:32
1,700,000 gns for Princess Dansante
Photo: Tattersalls

Saoirse Abu fetces 1,950,000 gns at Tattersalls

Filed on 2 Dec 2008 @ 09:43
Saoirse Abu: sold to John Ferguson
Photo: Tattersalls

Stallion statistics database: coming soon

Filed on 1 Dec 2008 @ 17:12

Sire lists and stallion statistics online is in the final stages of preparing an online stallion statistics database, due to go live shortly.

The database is updated daily with full results of all Flat races in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy, together with worldwide sales results, and will give subscribers a comprehensive picture of over 1,200 sires in three sections.