Hot Darling Snapped Up By Sumbe For Record 460K During Tattersalls Online Pop-Up Sale

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Nurlan Bizakov's Sumbe bought the two-for-two listed winner Hot Darling (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) for a record 460,000gns during the Tattersalls Online Pop-Up Sale on Wednesday.

The daughter of Boater (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}) won her debut at Chantilly in April before taking the Listed Prix des Reves d'Or at Vichy on May 15. She was consigned by trainer Amy Murphy and is from the same family as 2024 G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Metropolitan (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}). The bay carried an entry in Sunday's G3 Prix du Bois at Chantilly with the sale, but her new connections are opting for either the G2 Queen Mary S. or G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot next week.

Sumbe general manager Tony Fry said, “We are going to go to Royal Ascot with her, either for the Queen Mary or the Albany but most likely the Queen Mary. We now sponsor the [G1] Prix Morny and we would hope that she may get there eventually but, for now, we will take it one race at a time. She has an active pedigree, her sire Too Darn Hot is doing fantastically and looking to the future the plan would be for her to come back for our broodmare band. We have a selection of our own stallions that would suit her, and she would be a lovely cross for them.

“Today was very easy. The boss [Nurlan Bizakov] is in Kazakhstan at the moment, so it was very easy for him to bid from there and he was keeping me up to date throughout. When it is the right horse, it is a very good job.”

Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, Ltd, Hot Darling cost 25,000gns during the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 3 when purchased by Rodrigo Goncalves from Baroda Stud, agent. She raced for Daniel Macauliffe, Lemos de Souza and Anoj Don for her first two starts.

Tattersalls Online sales executive Katherine Sheridan said, “We are thrilled with today's result for Hot Darling as the highest priced lot to have sold on the Tattersalls Online platform since its inception. The auction attracted worldwide attention and is a ringing endorsement of the platform and the opportunities it presents for those seeking to trade.

“Our most sincere thanks extends to Amy Murphy Racing and the owners for entrusting us with the sale of this elite filly and to Mr. Bizakov of Sumbe for his support of the sale today. We look forward to following Hot Darling as she aims for the Royal Meeting next week and wish all connections the very best of luck for the future.”

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