Sea The Stars Colt Tops SGA Sale

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Sea The Stars | The Aga Khan Studs

The ownership group of Scuderia Cocktail and Carlo Borsani secured the two top-priced yearlings at the SGA Yearling Sale on Saturday: a Sea The Stars (Ire) colt (lot 93) for €120,000, and a Almanzor (Fr) filly (lot 65) for €90,000.

Offered by Razza Del Velino, the May-foaled Sea The Stars colt is out of the multiple listed-placed March Madness (GB) (Noverre), and therefore a half-brother to G3 Premio Tudini victor The Conqueror (Ire) (Excelebration {Ire}) and G3 Premio Elena E. Sergio Cumani scorer Candy Store (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). The Almanzor filly, consigned by Allevamento Le.Gi., is the first foal out of the listed-placed Field Of Roses (Ire) (Epaulette {Aus}), who is herself a half-sister to group winners Voice Of Love (Ire) (Poet's Voice {GB}) and Time Chant (GB) (War Chant).

Also proving popular among the bidders was a Charm Spirit (Ire) half-sister to G2 Premio Lydia Tesio victress Call Me Love (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and the listed-winning Freetown (Speightstown) (lot 66), and she was hammered down to Stefano Pugliese for €65,000. A half-brother by Ribchester (Ire) to the listed-winning Clockwinder (Ire) (Intikhab) (lot 40) fetched €64,000 from Valfredo Valiani, while a full-sister to the G3 Premio Regina Elena 1000 Guineas winner Fullness Of Life (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) (lot 84) summoned €60,000 from Simone Crecco.

At the close of trade on Saturday, 90 yearlings were sold from 117 offered for a clearance rate of 66%. Turnover was €1,777,000, the average €19,744 and the median €13,000. Last year at this sale, 84 yearlings were sold for €1,651,000 for a clearance rate of 64.6%, an average of €19,655 and a median of €11,000. Pre-pandemic in 2019, 83 yearlings grossed €2,423,000 for an average of €29,193 and a median of €18,000.

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