Whywhywhy colt tops penultimate session at Keeneland

Filed on 28 Sep 2009 @ 08:30

Keeneland, 28 September 2009

A colt by Whywhywhy sold for $50,000 to top the Sunday session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Patrick Biancone signed the ticket on behalf of Flying Zee Stable. The colt, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, is out of French stakes winner Marche de Paix (FR), by Marchand de Sable.

Preis von Europa G1 - Jukebox Jury

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 16:10


€155,000, Cologne, 9-27, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:29.56, gd.

1--JUKEBOX JURY (IRE), 125, c, 3
Montjeu (Ire)--Mare Aux Fees (GB), by Kenmare (Fr)

A €270,000 Arqana August yearling, Jukebox Jury is a half brother to Listed winners Pierrot Solaire and The Mask, out of a winning half sister to Listed winner Take Off Time.

This is the second Group win of the afternoon for Montjeu,a nd his second Group One winner of the season after Irish Derby winner Fame And Glory.

Fenwolf Stakes L - Electrolyser

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 16:00


£40,000, Ascot, 9-27, 3yo/up, 2mT, 3:31.71, gd/fm.

1--ELECTROLYSER (IRE), 129, c, 4
Daylami (Ire)--Iviza (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.

Electrolyser is a half-brother to the winner Dane out of Ribblesdale second and Fillies' Mile third Iviza, herself a half-sister to Group One Italian Oaks winner Ivyanna and Ivy Leaf, the dam of Goodwood Cup winner Distinction and dual Listed winner Ivy Creek.

Electrolyser joins the prolific Voila Ici as a stakes winner for Daylami this year; the grey has 40 European winners at a 31% strike rate.

Beresford Stakes G2 - St Nicholas Abbey

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 15:41


€115,000, Curragh, 9-27, 2yo, 1mT, 1:41.60, gd.

1--ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE), 127, c, 2
Montjeu (Ire)--Leaping Water (GB), by Sure Blade

A 200,000 gns yearling, St Nicholas Abbey is a brother to the winner Cascata and a half brother to Grade Two winner Grammmarian, out of an unraced half sister to Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud and Grade One Canadian International winner Ballingarry, Group One Racing Post Trophy winner Aristotle, Group One St James's Palace Stakes and Prix Jean Prat winner Starborough and Group Three winner Spanish Falls, all out of Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Flamenco Wave.

Montjeu now has eight stakes winners this year, five of them Pattern winners. In all he has 68 winners this year and has seen 17 yearlings sell for an average of £170,424.

Grosse Europa Meile G2 - Premio Loco

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 15:38


€65,000, Cologne, 9-27, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:35.21, gd.

1--PREMIO LOCO, 130, g, 5
Prized--Crazee Mental (GB), by Magic Ring (Ire)

A 19,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Premio Loco is a brother to the winner Ramsgill out of the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes second Crazee Mental, a half sister to Weatherbys Super Sprint winner Siena Gold.

This is the fourth stakes win and second Group Two of the season for Premio Loco, who is the sole European winner - from only two runners - for his sire.

Diadem Stakes G2 - Sayif

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:46


£100,000, Ascot, 9-27, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:12.57, gd/fm.

1--SAYIF (IRE), 124, c, 3
Kheleyf--Sewards Folly (Ire), by Rudimentary

A 200,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Sayif is a half brother to Group Three Cornwallis Stakes winner Hunter Street out of the placed runner Sewards Folly. The second dam is a half sister to Group Three Ormonde Stakes winner Brunico and Listed winner Kesselring. The fourth dam Calahorra was a dual Group Three winner.

This is the first stakes winner of the season for Kheleyf, who had three stakes winners, headed by Group Three winner Percolator, in his first crop last year. The Darley sire has 35 individual winners in Europe this year and is in sixth place on the second crop sires' list headed by his stablemate Exceed And Excel.

C L Weld Park Stakes G3 - Lady Springbank

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:34


€72,000, Curragh, 9-27, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:24.02, gd.

1--LADY SPRINGBANK (IRE), 124, f, 2
Choisir (Aus)--Severa (Ger), by Kendor (Fr)

A £25,000 DBS two-year-old, Lady Springbank is a half sister to a winner out of a winning half sister to Listed winners Stilleta and Sound Of Silence, as well as the dam of Group Three winner Shinko's Best. The second dam was a multiply Group-placed Listed winner.

This is the second stakes winner of the year for Choisir, who has 47 winners at a 38% strike rate and whose yearlings are averaging £19,010.

Cumberland Lodge Stakes G3 - Mawatheeq

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:30


£65,000, Ascot, 9-27, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:27.33, gd/fm.

1--MAWATHEEQ, 126, c, 4
Danzig--Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector

Mawatheeq is bred in the purple, being a half brother to 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes winner Ghannati and a grandson of Height of Fashion, purchased from the Queen by Sheikh Hamdan. As well as producing Ghanaati's dam Sarayir, a Listed winner, she has produced Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain.

This is the first stakes winner for Danzig since Astronomer Royal won the Group Three Greenlands Stakes last year. The late sire has eight winners from only 15 runners thsi year; his sire sons, headed by Anabaa, have put him in fourth place on out table of leading sires of sires in Europe in 2009.

Ilse und Heinz Ramm Memorial L - Rock My Soul

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:25


€20,000, Cologne, 9-27, 3yo, f/m, 1mT, 1:35.75, gd.

1--ROCK MY SOUL (IRE), 120, f, 3
Clodovil (Ire)--Rondinay (Fr), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB).

This is the second Listed win for Rock My Soul, who is out of a winning mare, a half sister to three winners including two black-type performers. The second dam is a half sister to Group One winner Turfkonig, Group Two German 1000 Guineas winner Tryphosa, Group Three winner Tiberius Caesar, Listed winner Tocopilla and the winning dam of multiple Group Two winner Touch Of Land.

Rock My Soul is one of two stakes winners this year for Clodovil, the sire of Group One Falmouth Stakes winner Nahoodh. The Rathasker Stud resident has 16 winners at a 30% strike rate, three of them juveniles, and 51% of his wins come over sprint trips. His 21 yearlings sold so far are averaging £28,125.

Kolner Stuten Trophy L - Dubai Rose

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:22


€20,000, Cologne, 9-27, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:30.18, gd.

1--DUBAI ROSE (GB), 123, f, 3
Dubai Destination--Russian Rose (Ire), by Soviet Lad.

Preis des Union Gestuts L - Ambria

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:18


€50,000, Cologne, 9-27, 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT, 1:30.57, gd.

1--AMBRIA (GER), 123, f, 2
Monsun (Ger)--Attilia (Ger), by Tiger Hill (Ire)

Grand Prix de la Region Alsace L - Validor

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 14:17


€60,000, Strasbourg, 9-27, 3yo/up, 1 5/16mT, 2:14.25, sf.

1--VALIDOR (FR), 126, c, 3
American Post (GB)--Panthesilea (Fr), by Kendor (Fr).

Powerscourt colt on top at Keeneland

Filed on 27 Sep 2009 @ 08:44

Keeneland, 27 September 2009

A half-brother by Powerscourt to Maryland Sprint Handicap winner Ravalo brought $180,000 to headline Saturday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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.