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.

Lockinge Stakes G1 - Virtual

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 13:58


£250,000, Newbury, 5-16, 4yo/up, 1mT, 1:40.32, sf.

1--VIRTUAL (GB), 126, c, 4
Pivotal (GB)--Virtuous (GB), by Exit to Nowhere

Virtual is the fifth foal out of his dam Virtuous, and is a brother to 1m 2f winner Virtuosity, a three-parts brother to Coventry stakes winner Iceman and a half brother to the winners Liberty and Peace. The dam is from the family of Entrepreneur, Dance A Dream and Exclusive.

This is a first Group One of the season for Cheveley Park sire Pivotal, whose daughter Sariska ran a fine Group Three Oaks trial at York this week. The son of Polar Falcon now has 25 winners in Europe this year from 119 runners; Mocklershill Stables in Ireland have sold all three Pivotal two-year-olds sold at auction this spring for an average of £88,000.

Aston Park Stakes L - Tastahil

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 13:14


£40,000, Newbury, 5-16, 4yo/up, 13f 61ydsT, 2:52.42, sf.

1--TASTAHIL (IRE), 124, g, 5
Singspiel (Ire)--Luana (GB), by Shaadi.

A 330,000 gns Tattersalls yearling, Tastahil is a half-brother to the Clive Brittain-trained Hattan and Luzern out of a winning half-sister to Warrsan, Luso, Needle Gun, and Cloud Castle.

This is a first European stakes winner of the season for Darley stallion Singspiel, the sire of Dubai Group One winner Eastern Anthem. He has 20 winners so far this year, having posted 67 winners, including Dar re Mi and Folk Opera, at a 44% strike rate last year.

Braveheart Stakes L - Allied Powers

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 12:47


£42,000, Hamilton Park, 5-15, 3yo/up, 12f 17ydsT, 2:35.02, gd.

1--ALLIED POWERS (IRE), 126, c, 4
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Always Friendly (GB), by High Line (GB).

The win is a fourth at stakes winner and 40th overall this year for the Irish National Stud's Invincible Spirit, who has seen his two-year-olds in training fetch a respectable average of £61,000 this year.

Allied Powers is a half brother to the Group Two winning miler Dane Friendly and to triple winner Arabie.

Glasgow Stakes L - Parthenon

Filed on 16 May 2009 @ 12:45


£52,000, Hamilton Park, 5-15, 3yo, c/g, 11f 16yT, 2:22.07, gd/fm.

1--PARTHENON (GB), 126, c, 3
Dubai Destination--Grecian Slipper (GB), by Sadler's Wells

Bred by Darley, Parthenon is a half-brother to the French Group Three-winning pair Graikos and Magna Graecia. The dam, Grecian Slipper, is a winning half-sister to Street Cry and to the dam of Shamardal.

The win is a first at stakes level this year for Dubai Destination, who was represented by Rosa del Dubai at Group Three and Listed level last season. The Darley sire has 26 winners at a 33% strike rate in Europe and the UAE thus far this year.

Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial Stakes L - Apple Charlotte

Filed on 15 May 2009 @ 14:35


£40,000, Newbury, 5-15, 3yo, f, 10f 6ydsT, 2:09.92, gd.

1--APPLE CHARLOTTE (GB), 124, f, 3
Royal Applause (GB)--Maid of Camelot (GB), by Caerleon

An 82,000 Tattersalls yearling, Apple Charlotte is a half-sister to Ribblesdale second Arthur´s Girl, out of a winning mare who is out of a half-sister to Inchmurrin, the dam of Inchinor.

Carnarvon Stakes L - Border Patrol

Filed on 15 May 2009 @ 14:30


£40,000, Newbury, 5-15, 3yo, 6f 8ydsT, 1:13.49, gd.

1--BORDER PATROL (GB), 126, c, 3
Selkirk--Ffestiniog (Ire), by Efisio (GB)

Michael Seely Memorial Stakes L - Nashmiah

Filed on 15 May 2009 @ 14:28


£40,000, York, 5-15, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:43.46, gd/sf.

1--NASHMIAH (IRE), 127, f, 3
Elusive City--Frond (GB), by Alzao

Yorkshire Cup G2 - Ask

Filed on 15 May 2009 @ 14:25


£140,000, York, 5-15, 4yo/up, 1 3/4mT, 3:05.36, gd/sf.

1--ASK (GB), 125, h, 6
Sadler's Wells--Request (GB), by Rainbow Quest