Sovereign Stakes G3 - Mac Love

Filed on 13 Aug 2009 @ 15:34


£65,000, Salisbury, 8-13, 3yo/up, c/g, 1mT, 1:40.29, gd/fm.

1--MAC LOVE (GB), 129, g, 8
Cape Cross (Ire)--My Lass (GB), by Elmaamul

A 45,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Mac Love is out of a winning and Listed-placed middle distance mare from the family of Bonne Ile and Ile de Nisky.

Cape Cross has eight stakes winners amongst his 83 individual winners this year. A narrow second to Danehill Dancer in the European sires' table, he holds a decisive lead as leading sire in Britain this year.

Prix Minerve G3 - Kalla

Filed on 13 Aug 2009 @ 14:51


€80,000, Deauville, 8-13, 3yo, f, 1 9/16mT, 2:43.30, gd/sf.

1--KALLA (GB), 121, f, 3
Monsun (Ger)--Kittiwake (GB), by Barathea (Ire)

Kalla is a half sister to Konigstiger (Tiger Hill), a juvenile Group One winner and a dual Group winner at three and now a first crop sire with one winner from two runners, and a sister to Group winner Caravel and the Listed winner and Group-placed Kitcat. The dam, Kittiwake, was a 300,000 gns purchase from Lord Halifax in 1997. A Listed-placed winner, she is a half sister to dual Group One winner Pentire.

Monsun has 29 European winners at a 39% strike rate this year, headed by dual Group One winner Stacelita, one of six stakes winners for the Gestut Schlenderhahn sire. He comfortably heads our list of leading German-based sires.

Prix de Lieurey G3 - Soneva

Filed on 13 Aug 2009 @ 14:50


€80,000, Deauville, 8-13, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:45.50, gd/sf.

1--SONEVA, 123, f, 3
Cherokee Run--Lakabi, by Nureyev

A $170,000 Keeneland September yearling, Soneva is a half sister to American stakes winner Coronado Rose out of an unplaced sister to Grade Three-placed European Rose.

Darley's Kenrucky sire Cherokee Run, the sire of Chilukki, War Pass, Yonaguska and Kafwain, has six winners in Europe from only 10 runners. Soneva is his sole European stakes winner and leading earner thus far this year. He had a yearling colt sell at Saratoga this week for $250,000.

Hurry Harriet Stakes L - Chinese White

Filed on 13 Aug 2009 @ 08:20


€42,500, Gowran Park, 8-12, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 100ydsT, 2:01.16, gd.

1--CHINESE WHITE (IRE), 132, f, 4
Dalakhani (Ire)--Chiang Mai (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.

Chinese White is the third foal and first winner out of Group Three Blandford Stakes winner Chiang Mai, a half sister to the vry smart Group One Prix de Diane winner Rafha - the dam of Invincible Spirit - and the Listed-placed winners Chamela Bay and Fayfa.

Chinese White becomes the eighth stakes winner of the year for Dalakhani, whose 29 European winners (from 79 runners) are headed by Conduit. The Gilltown Stud resident is second to Oasis Dream on the third crop sires' table - though with 56% fewer runners, his earnings per runner are over £5,000 greater than the Juddmonte sire.

Upavon Fillies' Stakes L - Ave

Filed on 12 Aug 2009 @ 15:13


£50,000, Salisbury, 8-12, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 198ydsT, 2:05.99, gd/fm.

1--AVE (GB), 117, 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.

Like so many of Danehill Dancer's good winners, Ave is inbred to Northern Dancer, through a Sadler's Wells line mare. She is her sire's 17th stakes winner of the season - 7% of his 215 European runners and 21% of his 81 winners. Danehill Dancer is the first sire to break the £3 million mark by European earnings this year.

Grand Prix du Lion d'Angers L - Cirrus Des Aigles

Filed on 12 Aug 2009 @ 14:16


€55,000, Le Lion d=Angers, 8-12, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:21.21, gd/sf.

1--CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR), 123, g, 3
Even Top (Ire)--Taille de Guepe (Fr), by Septieme Ciel

Cirrus Des Aigles is a half brother to the multiple winner Mesnil Des Aigles.

Even Top has two winners from only four runners in Europe so far in 2009; Cirrus Des Aigles is responsible for the vast majority of his progeny earnings having registered five Listed places and four wins this season.

$2.8 million Storm Cat colt tops Saratoga Sale

Filed on 12 Aug 2009 @ 08:48

Saratoga, 12 August 2009

Fasig-Tipton sale concludes with average up 11.1% on 2008

Sheikh Mohammed was to the fore again as strong trade continued into the second session of the boutique Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected yearlings sale on Tuesday. Foreign buyers were again a prominent feature of the market, accounting for over 40% of the gross.

Zawawi Cup L - Tertio Bloom

Filed on 11 Aug 2009 @ 11:19


SKr289,000, Jagersro, 8-9, 3yo/up, 6f (dirt), 1:12.00, gd.

1--TERTIO BLOOM (SWE), 132, g, 4
Tertullian--Yankee Bloom, by El Gran Senor.

Margareta Wettermarks Minneslopning L - Theatrical Award

Filed on 11 Aug 2009 @ 11:17


SKr400,000, Jagersro, 8-9, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m 143yds (dirt), 1:48.70, gd.

1--THEATRICAL AWARD (NOR), 132, f, 4
Academy Award (Ire)--Theatre Antique, by Theatrical (Ire).

Casino Cosmopol Svenski Derby L - Handsome Hawk

Filed on 11 Aug 2009 @ 11:15


SKr2,032,000, Jagersro, 8-9, 3yo, 1 1/2m (dirt), 2:33.60, gd.

1--HANDSOME HAWK (IRE), 130, g, 3
Hawk Wing--She is Zen (Fr), by Zieten

Strong trade as F-T Saratoga Sale opens

Filed on 11 Aug 2009 @ 08:37

Saratoga, 11 August 2009

Average up 10.7% as Sheikh Mohammed returns to boutique sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings opened on Monday with strong trade boosted by the return of Sheikh Mohammed to the buyers' sheets for the first time in more than 20 years.

Grosser Preis der Hans G Bock Inneneinrichtungen L - Ephigenie

Filed on 9 Aug 2009 @ 15:40


€20,000, Hannover, 8-9, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 3/16mT, 2:01.79, gd.

1--EPHIGENIE (IRE), 118, f, 3
Groom Dancer--Enrica (GB), by Niniski.

Ephigenie is a full sister to multiple Group winner Egerton, a dual winner of the Group Two Hansa Preis, out of a Group Two-placed sister to the Listed-placed Enrique.

This is the first stakes win of the season for Groom Dancer, who has 11 winners from 39 runners so far this year.

Hurricane Run Stakes L - Viscount Nelson

Filed on 9 Aug 2009 @ 15:36


€52,500, Tipperary, 8-9, 2yo, 7f 100ydsT, 1:37.61, sf.

1--VISCOUNT NELSON, 127, c, 2
Giant's Causeway--Imagine (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells

Viscount Nelson is a half brother to the ill-fated Derby runner Horatio Nelson, winner of the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere and second to Sir Percy in the Group One Dewhurst; to Group Two Rockfel winner Kitty Matchem and to perennial pacemaker Red Rock Canyon, who recently broke his maiden at the age of five on his 22nd start. The dam Imagine won the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Oaks in 2001, and is a half sister to Dewhurst Stakes, Derby, Irish Derby and King George winner Generous.

Giant's Causeway has four European stakes winners, headed by Ghanaati, amongst 32 individual winners; his sire sons Footstepsinthesand and Shamardal are both making a major mark as first crop sires this year.

Abergwaun Stakes L - Perfect Polly

Filed on 9 Aug 2009 @ 15:34


€42,500, Tipperary, 8-9, 3yo/up, 5fT, :59.86, sf.

1--PERFECT POLLY (GB), 127, f, 4
Efisio (GB)--Nashira (GB), by Prince Sabo (GB).

A 6,500 gns graduate of the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, Perfect Polly is a half sister to a winner out of a winning dam from the further family of Prix Robert Papin winner Ozone Friendly and Jersey Stakes winner Ardkinglass.

This is the first stakes win of the season for Efisio, who has 16 winners from 51 European runners to date. His freshman sire son Le Vie Dei Colori is 12th on the first crop sires' table with six winners from only 14 runners.

Prix Maurice de Gheest G1 - King's Apostle

Filed on 9 Aug 2009 @ 15:28


€250,000, Deauville, 8-9, 3yo/up, 6 1/2fT, 1:15.70, gd.

1--KING'S APOSTLE (IRE), 128, h, 5
King's Best--Politesse, by Barathea (Ire)

King's Apostle is the first foal out of an unraced half sister to three winners, out of Embassy, the champion juvenile filly in 1997 and winner of the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes and Group Three Princess Margaret Stakes. The third dam Pass The Peace was herself champion juvenile filly in Ireland and also won the Cheveley Park Stakes.

King's Apostle becomes the fourth Group One winner for his sire King's Best, alongside Proclamation, Creachadoir and Dubai Surprise. The Darley sire has four European stakes winners and 52 individual winners this year, and is the leading sire of Kingmambo at stud in Europe.

Sweet Solera Stakes G3 - Long Lashes

Filed on 8 Aug 2009 @ 14:10


£50,000, Newmarket, 8-8, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:26.20, gd.

1--LONG LASHES, 124, f, 2
Rock Hard Ten--Border Dispute, by Boundary

A $95,000 Keeneland yearling in 2008, Long Lashes is a half sister to a winner out of an unraced sister to the winning Graded-placed Plenty. The second dam Scads is a half sister to dual Graded stakes winner Conserve, and the fourth dam Franfreluche was champion juvenile and three-year-old filly and Canada's broodmare of the year.

Santa Anita Handicap and Malibu Stakes winner Rock Hard Ten, who stands at Lane's End in Kentucky, has his first runners this season and Listed and Group winner Long Lashes is his sole European runner. The son of Kris S had 13 twoyear-olds sell at the Breeze-Up Sales this spring for an average of £111,400 with a top price of $440,000 at Keeneland. Last year he had 46 yearlings sell for an average of £80,100 with a top price of $725,000 at Keeneland placing him fourth in the list of leading first crop sires by yearling average headed by Ghostzapper.

Rose of Lancaster Stakes G3 - Jukebox Jury

Filed on 8 Aug 2009 @ 14:08


£65,000, Haydock Park, 8-8, 3/up, 10f 95yT, 2:09.95 (NTR), gd.

1--JUKEBOX JURY (IRE), 120, 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.

Montjeu has five stakes winners this year, headed by Irish Derby winner Fame And Glory, and 53 winners from 182 runners. He finished last year with 18 stakes winners and 82 individual winners.

Prix de Reux L - Ideal World

Filed on 7 Aug 2009 @ 14:35


€52,000, Deauville, 8-7, 3yo/up, 1 9/16mT, 2:49.10, sf.

1--IDEAL WORLD, 131, c, 4
Kingmambo--Banks Hill (GB), by Danehill.

A Juddmonte homebred, Ideal World is out of multiple Group One winner Banks Hill, an own sister to Group One winners Dansili, Cacique, Intercontinental and Champs Elysees, all out of the blue hen mare Hasili.

This is the third stakes win of the season for Kingmambo, who has 18 European winners from 43 runners so far.

Debutante Stakes G2 - Lillie Langtry

Filed on 6 Aug 2009 @ 20:36


€115,000, Leopardstown, 8-6, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:29.63, gd/yl.

1--LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE), 124, f, 2
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Hoity Toity (GB), by Darshaan (GB)

A 230,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Lillie Langtry is out of an unraced mare, herself out of an unraced Shadeed mare, who is also the second dam of Listed winner Winged Cupid. The third dam, Alathea, is the dam of champion older sprinter in 1990 Great Commotion and dual Group Two winner Lead On Time. The fourth dam Vive La Reine is an own sister to Vaguely Noble.

Gemini Lucy tops DBS August Sale

Filed on 6 Aug 2009 @ 08:21

Average climbs 3% at conclusion fo two day sale

The August Sales finished with a lively trade over the two days that saw a clearance rate of 73% when 282 horses sold for a total of £2,183,200 and an average of £7,742, which was an increase of 3% from 2008.

Prix de Tourgeville L - Spring Of Fame

Filed on 5 Aug 2009 @ 14:27


€55,000, Deauville, 8-5, 3yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:40.30, gd.

1--SPRING OF FAME, 123, c, 3
Grand Slam--Bloomy, by Polish Numbers

A $170,000 Keeneland yearling, Spring Of Fame is a full brother to the stakes-placed Slambino out of a winning half sister to Grade One winner Ends Well and Grade Two winner Fred Astaire, out of Late Bloomer, the champion older mare in the US and the winner of six graded stakes, including three Grade Ones.

This is the first European stakes win of the year for Coolmore's Kentucky-based Grand Slam. Group Three Classic Trial second Big Bound is his other stakes performer, and the son of Gone West has 13 winners from only 28 European runners. His 2008 yearlings averaged £47,200 and he had two yearlings (from four sold) fetch $100,000 at Fasig-Tipton July last month.

Bumper winner Sonny Mullen tops first session of DBS August Sale

Filed on 5 Aug 2009 @ 08:24

The first day of the DBS August Sales on Tuesday began with a solid trade that witnessed a clearance rate of 71% when 147 horses sold for a total of £991,800 and an average of £6,746, which was an increase of 21% when compared to the first day of the August Sales 2008.

Prix du Cercle L - Stern Opinion

Filed on 4 Aug 2009 @ 15:13


€52,000, Deauville, 8-4, 3yo/up, 5fT, :55.90, gd.

1--STERN OPINION, 126, c, 4
Mizzen Mast--Helstra, by Nureyev.

A Juddmonte homebred, Stern Opinion is a half brother to Puerto Rican Listed winner Dr Arbatach and three other winners. The dam is a winning half sister to Listed winners Stormy Atlantic and Mr Katowice, as well as Divine Dixie, the dam of Grade One winner Bandini. The second dam, Hail Atlantis, won the Grade One Santa Anita Oaks.

Mizzen Mast now has two stakes winners in Europe this year, the other being Putney Bridge. The son of Cozzene stands in Kentucky, but has seven winners in Europe this year from only 17 runners.

Give Thanks Stakes G3 - Tamarind

Filed on 3 Aug 2009 @ 15:13


€90,000, Cork, 8-3, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:40.39, yl.

1--TAMARIND (IRE), 122, f, 3
Sadler's Wells--Sharata (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)

Tamarind is sister to dual Group Two winner Crimson Tide and a half-sister to Group Three winner Pharatta out of an unraced half-sister to Shahrastani. She is unusually inbred 4x4 to both Forli and Thong through the siblings Special and Thatch.

Sadler's Wells now has 13 stakes winners this year, of which no less than nine are Group winners, headed by Coronation Cup winner Ask. His sire sons, headed by Galileo, are in excellent form, putting him at the head of our list of leading sires of sires.

Platinum Stakes L - Latin Love

Filed on 3 Aug 2009 @ 14:59


€42,500, Cork, 8-3, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:43.34, yl.

1--LATIN LOVE (IRE), 124, f, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Ho Hi the Moon (Ire), by Be My Guest.

Latin Love is the second foal out of a winning half sister to Oaks second and Irish Oaks winner Moonstone, L´Ancresse, a Listed winner and second in the Irish Oaks and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and Group One Prix Saint-Alary winner Cerulean Sky, later the dam of Honolulu.

Danehill Dancer now has 16 stakes winners in 2009, more than any other sire, 7% of his 212 runners and 20% of his 80 individual European winners. With this win he becomes the first son of Danehill to register 100 worldwide stakes winners.