Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 15:37
38TH BETTY BARCLAY-RENNEN-G3
€50,000, Baden-Baden, 5-21, 4yo/up, 2mT, 3:29.25, gd.
1--FLAMINGO FANTASY (GER), 126, c, 4
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.
Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 15:09
HEIGHT OF FASHION S.-Listed
£40,000, Goodwood, 5-21, 3yo, f, 9f 192ydsT, 2:07.91, gd/fm.
1--MONEYCANTBUYMELOVE (IRE), 126, f, 3
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.
Filed on 21 May 2009 @ 14:37
PRIX DU COMITE DEPARTEMENTAL DU TOURISTE (COUPE DES TROIS ANS)-Listed
€55,000, Lyon-Parilly, 5-21, 3yo, 1 1/2mT, 2:36.33, gd/sf.
1--AMICO MIO (FR), 123, c, 3
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.
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.
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.
Filed on 20 May 2009 @ 14:36
COCKED HAT S.-Listed
£40,000, Goodwood, 5-20, 3yo, c/g, 1 3/8mT, 2:27.98, gd.
1--ALWAARY, 126, c, 3
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Filed on 18 May 2009 @ 08:48
WALTER NILSENS MINNELOP-Listed
NKr1,000,000, Ovrevoll, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:29.10, gd.
1--APPEL AU MAITRE (FR), 130, h, 5
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 17:04
PREMIO PRESIDENTE DELLA REPUBBLICA AT THE RACES-G1
€243,000, Rome, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:09.90, gd.
1--SELMIS (GB), 128, h, 5
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 16:54
31ST BHF-BANK-MEILE (EX BADENER MEILE)-G3
€50,000, Baden-Baden, 5-17, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:40.71, sf.
1--ASPECTUS (IRE), 126, h, 6
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 15:56
PREMIO WWF EMIRATES AIRLINE-Listed
€50,400, Rome, 5-17, 4yo/up, 7fT, 1:24.20, gd.
1--SFILZATORE (ITY), 122, h, 8
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 15:53
PREMIO TULLIO RIGHETTI SHADWELL STUD-Listed
€50,400, Rome, 5-17, 3yo, 1mT, 1:37.50, gd.
1--TRAY MY FORCE (ITY), 123, c, 3
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:44
LANSON-CUP (EX SCHERPING-RENNEN)-Listed
€20,000, Baden-Baden, 5-17, 3yo, 6fT, 1:10.76, sf.
1--AIRFORCE (GER), 122, f, 3
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.
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
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:04
MONTJEU COOLMORE PRIX SAINT-ALARY-G1
€250,000, Longchamp, 5-17, 3yo, f, 1 1/4mT, 2:10.66, sf.
1--STACELITA (FR), 126, f, 3
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.
Filed on 17 May 2009 @ 14:00
PRIX VICOMTESSE VIGIER-G2
€130,000, Longchamp, 5-17, 4yo/up, 1 15/16mT, 3:28.78, sf.
1--AMERICAIN, 123, c, 4
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.
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
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.
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
Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 14:53
PRIX DU MESNIL LE ROI (PRIX DE PONTARME)-Listed
€55,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 5-16, 3yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:36.20, sf.
1--FUISSE (FR), 128, c, 3
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.