BBAG Yearling Sale Catalogues 223 Yearlings

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The BBAG sales grounds | Emma Berry

The one-day BBAG Yearling Sale in Baden-Baden will see 223 yearlings go through the ring on Sept. 3, as the catalogue was announced on Thursday. Selling will start at 10 a.m., with the sale offering 32 siblings or half-siblings to group winners and six of the yearlings are half or full to Group 1 scorers. Overall, 52% of the yearlings are either out of black-type dams or are siblings to black-type horses and the majority of the yearlings are eligible to run for the lucrative BBAG auction races.

Among the choicest of lots are lot 54, a Sea The Stars (Ire) half-sister to G1 German Derby winners Windstoss (Ger) (Shirocco {Ger}) and Weltstar (Ger) (Soldier Hollow [GB}) from Gestut Rottgen; Gestut Auenquelle presents lot 161, a full-sister to G1 Preis der Diana heroine Turfdonna (Ger) (Doyen {Ire}); a full-sister to champion Genghis Secret (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) is sold as lot 180 from Gestut Park Wiedingen; Gestut Karlshof's Australia (GB) colt (lot 181) is a half-brother to champion Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}); a Red Jazz colt (lot 187) from the draft of Vollblutgestut Lindenhof is a half-brother to Group 1 winners Ivanhowe (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and Irving (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}); and lot 192, from the Gestut Etzean consignment, is a full-sister to 2020 G1 Preis der Diana victress Miss Yoda (Ger) (SeaThe Stars {Ire}). A pair of yearlings are out of Group 1 winners, with lot 48, a Zarak (Fr) colt from the Gestut Karlshof consignment, out of Sortilege (Ire) (Tiger Hill {Ire}); and an Gestut Wittekindshof-consigned son of Pour Moi (Ire) and G1 Preis der Diana winner Rosenreihe (Ire) (Catcher In The Rye {Ire}) as lot 156.

The BBAG catalogue also features two yearling colts by Frankel (GB) from the draft of Gestut Haus Ittlingen–lot 67 out of Group 3 winner and three-time Group 1 placed Calyxa (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and lot 176, out of Calyxa's multiple stakes-winning dam Chantra (Ger) (Lando {Ger}), who was second in the G3 Prix de la Porte Maillot. In addition, two other stallions that have celebrated Classic success with their progeny this season are Siyouni (Fr), who has lot 60, a son of G2 German 1000 Guineas heroine Akua'da (Ger) (Shamardal), catalogued by Gestut Brummerhof; while from limited representation, Isfahan (Ger) has lot 32, an Gestut Eulenberger Hof-consigned colt from the family of MSW Upper Strata (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}).

In 2020, 156 horses (66%) found new homes from 236 offered for an aggregate of €6,465,500. The median was €39,000 and the average was €41,446. Topping proceedings was a daughter of Sea The Starts (Ire) at €820,000. For more information, please visit www.bbag-sales.de.

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