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.

Premio WWF Emirates Airline L - Sfilzatore

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 15:56


€50,400, Rome, 5-17, 4yo/up, 7fT, 1:24.20, gd.

1--SFILZATORE (ITY), 122, h, 8
Glen Jordan (GB)--Sfilza (GB), by Indian Ridge (Ire).

Glen Jordan, a son of Shareef Dancer and the sire of Grade One Woodbine Mile winner Becrux, had six European winners, all in Italy, last year from 15 runners. Sfilzatore is one of two European winners for the sire so far in 2009.

Premio Tullio Righetti L - Tray My Force

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 15:53


€50,400, Rome, 5-17, 3yo, 1mT, 1:37.50, gd.

1--TRAY MY FORCE (ITY), 123, c, 3
Blu Air Force (Ire)--Try Sympathy (Ire), by Habitat

Blu Air Force, with 24 winners headed by three-time winners Royal Force and Tray My Force, looks set to overhaul last year's total of 36 European winners and earnings of £237,000. This is his first stakes win since Amaldi took a Listed prize in 2007.

Lanson Cup L - Airforce

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:44


€20,000, Baden-Baden, 5-17, 3yo, 6fT, 1:10.76, sf.

1--AIRFORCE (GER), 122, f, 3
Big Shuffle--Alzara (Ger), by Air Express (Ire)

Airforce is a €4,000 BBAG yearling out of a winning dam. This is a first stakes win and 19th winner of the year for Big Shuffle, who was second to Samum as leading sire in Germany last year.

Prix d'Ispahan G1 - Never On Sunday

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:37


€250,000, Longchamp, 5-17, 4yo/up, 9f 55ydsT, 1:57.20, sf.

1--NEVER ON SUNDAY (FR), 128, c, 4
Sunday Break (Jpn)--Hexane (Fr) (GSP-Fr), by Kendor (Fr)

Out of a Group-placed mare, Never On Sunday was one of three winners from seven European runners for Kentucky-based sire Sunday Break, whose top-priced yearling last year sold for a modest $23,000 at Keeneland.

Prix Saint-Alary G1 - Stacelita

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:04


€250,000, Longchamp, 5-17, 3yo, f, 1 1/4mT, 2:10.66, sf.

1--STACELITA (FR), 126, f, 3
Monsun (Ger)--Soignee (Ger), by Dashing Blade (GB)

Stacelita is out of a Listed-winning mare, herself a half sister to two stakes winner by Monsun in Listed winner Soudaine and dual Group Two winner and winning hurdler Simoun.

Monsun, the sire of Manduro, Schiaparelli and Le Miracle, didn't have a European Group One winner last year, with dual Group Two winner Getaway his top earner. He has 17 winners of 19 races thus far this season.

Prix Vicomtess Vigier G2 - Americain

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:00


€130,000, Longchamp, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 15/16mT, 3:28.78, sf.

1--AMERICAIN, 123, c, 4
Dynaformer--America (Ire), by Arazi

Americain is a half brother to Spycrawler, third to Soldier Of Fortune in the Prix Noailles two years ago. He is out of the Group Two winner America, a 2.3 million FF yearling and herself a half sister to Group Two winner and Grade One-placed Majorien, Listed winner Rose Indien and Aidan O'Brien's Rockhampton, a winner at Dundalk on Friday.

The win is a seventh European win and second stakes win of the season for Dynaformer, who has been well represented in Europe of late. All his top ten yearlings last year were sold a Keeneland, with Shadwell, Darley, Jamie McCalmont and Charlie Gordon-Watson accounting for seven of them.

38th Benazet Rennen G3 - Contat

Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 08:56


€50,000, Baden-Baden, 5-16, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:09.97, sf.

1--CONTAT (GER), 132, h, 6
Diktat (GB)--Conga (Ire), by Robellino

This is the third stakes win, and first Pattern win, for the six-year-old half brother to dual Listed-placed Collow. Diktat, who now stands in Japan, has 29 winners to his name in 2009.

Premio Bereguardo L - Farrel

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 16:27


€50,400, Milan, 5-16, 4yo/up, 1mT, 1:36.10, gd/sf.

1--FARREL (IRE), 128, c, 4
Fruits of Love--Folcungi (Ire), by Mukaddamah.

Prix de Mesnil-le-Roi L - Fuisse

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 14:53


€55,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 5-16, 3yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:36.20, sf.

1--FUISSE (FR), 128, c, 3
Green Tune--Funny Feerie (Fr), by Sillery

Fuisse is a Head family homebred half brother to Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud and Group Two Prix Noailles winner Full Of Gold.

He is by Haras d'Etreham sire Green Tune, whose 10 winners in Europe thus far this season are headed by Vesuve and Aragog. He looks set for a good season, with his average earnings per start some 60% higher so far this year than in 2008.