Baroda Stud

No Racing Background To Top Breeder And Pinhooker – Q&A With Hanshen Tham 

Hanshen Tham has become one of the most recognisable faces on the bloodstock circuit in Britain and Ireland but that's not to say that many people know a lot about the owner-breeder and pinhooker. Instead, Tham prefers to go about his business quietly.  This year was a big one for the 34-year-old. His family enjoyed its greatest success on a racecourse when homebred Thornbrook landed a listed contest in France for Joseph O'Brien. Not long afterwards, the Tham family enjoyed its biggest day in the ring when a Night Of...

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MV Magnier Snaps Up Group 1 Winner Albigna For 3.7 Million At Goffs

G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}--Freedonia {GB}, by Selkirk) was the first lot to clear seven figures at Goffs on Friday, selling for €3.7 million to MV Magnier. In foal to St Mark's Basilica (Fr), the 6-year-old (lot 1212) is already the dam of a Wootton Bassett (GB) yearling colt who brought €460,000 during the Goffs Orby Sale earlier this year. She was consigned by Baroda Stud on behalf of the Niarchos family. "She is a lovely mare," Magnier told the TDN's Brian Sheerin. "The whole Niarchos...

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'It's Almost Like Dancing,' – Top Consignors On The Art Of Showing

Jamie Railton and Charles Brière, two of the leading consignors in Europe, have spoken out about the difficulties in attracting sales staff and agreed that a good show person was just about the most important aspect when it comes to maximising a horse's value in the ring.  The short supply of staff entering the racing and bloodstock industries in Europe has been described by many key stakeholders in recent years as a crisis and Railton and Brière admitted that the lack of new faces getting involved in the game is...

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Triumph Hurdle Winner? Ethical Diamond Off To Mullins After 320k Sale

Hurricane Fly (Ire), Un De Sceaux (Fr), Vautour (Fr) and Faugheen (Ire). You name them, Harold Kirk has bought them. But did the leading bloodstock agent snap up the next jumps star to join Ireland's dominant champion National Hunt handler Willie Mullins? Ethical Diamond (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) was the only reason that Kirk travelled to the Tattersalls July Sale this week and he wasn't leaving without a horse he spoke of as being a future Melbourne Cup prospect.  That is the esteem the leading judge held Michael O'Meara's recent Limerick...

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Order Of Australia One Of The Highlights Of The Tattersalls July Sale Catalogue

The 961-strong Tattersalls July Sale catalogue, featuring GI Breeders' Cup Mile winner Order Of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}), is now online. Set for July 11-14, the catalogue is divided between 947 horses and fillies in/out of training and 114 broodmares, six of which have foals at foot. Consigned as lot 236 as part of The Castlebridge Consignment, the 6-year-old entire is a half-brother to multiple Group/Grade 1 winners Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler Of The World {Ire}) and Santa Barbara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). Large drafts from Cheveley Park Stud, Godolphin, Juddmonte, and...

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Galileo Mare Tops Goffs February Sale As Baroda Completes Clean Sweep

Baroda Stud finished as strong as it started at the Goffs February Sale by sending out the top three lots on Thursday, headed by Galileo (Ire) mare Red Azalea (Ire) (lot 482A), knocked down to Mick Donohoe of BBA Ireland for €340,000. Red Azalea was a supplementary entry to the sale. A winner in her own right when trained by Donnacha O'Brien, she is a daughter of the classy Music Box (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who scored at Group 3 level. Donohoe also signed for the unraced Frankel (GB) filly,...

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Sottsass Colt Leads The Way For Baroda Stud At Goffs February Sale

Baroda Stud were responsible for two of the three six-figure lots on day one of the Goffs February Sale, including the €115,000 top lot, a colt by Sottsass (Ire), who was purchased by Tally-Ho Stud. Of the 2017 lots offered, 128 were sold, which represented a clearance rate of 59% and an aggregate spend of €2,056,250. The average for day one of first sale for 2023 at Goffs was €16,064 with Cox explaining that the nice horses had no trouble in finding new homes. He said, "A few people said...

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Dubawi And Galileo Mares Supplemented For Goffs February Sale

Galileo (Ire) and Dubawi (Ire) fillies with Classic connections are among 23 supplementary lots to be offered at next week's Goffs February Sale set for Feb. 8 and 9. Pedigrees are available to view online here. Close relations to G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Seventh Heaven (Ire) (Galileo) head the supplementary lots, with Over The Rainbow (Ire), a 4-year-old daughter of Dubawi out of Seventh Heaven, to be offered from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 383A). Baroda Stud offers an own-sister to Seventh Heaven in Sweet And Lovely...

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Group Winner Sky Full Of Stars Leads 12 Tattersalls February Wildcards

Group 2 winner Sky Full Of Stars (Ger) (Kendargent {Fr}), in foal to three-time Group 1 winner Advertise (GB), leads 12 wildcard entries to the Tattersalls February Sale on Feb. 2-3. Consigned by Wood Hall Sales as part of a dispersal, she is lot 190D; and will be joined by the Grade 1-placed black-type heroine Frenzified (GB) (Yeats {Ire}) (lot 190C), who is out of a half-sister to G1 Australian Oaks winner Colette (Aus) (Hallowed Crown {Aus}) and is also in foal to Advertise. Other mares in foal to Advertise...

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12 Questions: Padraic Gahan

First job in the Thoroughbred industry? With Helen Markham a few miles from home in Grangecon, County Wicklow. I was only 14, but learned many lessons about horses and humans over the course of four years.   Biggest influence on your career? That would be my father. He has been my sounding board for advice on Thoroughbreds and my life in the industry.   Favourite racehorse of all time, and why? Kauto Star. He was the horse that gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling about this as a sport.  ...

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Prince Faisal's Nawara Stud Signs For MGSW Oscula For 1m At Arqana

Offered as lot 182 by Baroda Stud, multiple group winner Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) changed hands for €1 million to Ted Voute at Arqana. Purchased for Nawara Stud's Prince Faisal of Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) fame, the triple Group 3 winner also ran third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac among her numerous stakes placings. Group winners Galeota (Ire) (Mujadil), Burnt Sugar (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Brown Sugar (Ire) (Tamayuz) are under the third dam. Voute indicated to the Arqana sales team that the dark bay...

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Danedream's Half-Sister Aspiring Takes Charge at Goffs

The Baroda Stud-consigned Aspiring (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to champion and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and five-times Group 1 winner Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}), was knocked down to the BBA Ireland on behalf of the Lucky Vega Syndicate for €790,000 to take the lead at about the midway stage of day one of the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale. The unraced 4-year-old filly, also kin to Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Venice Beach (Ire) and Group 3 winner Broadway (Ire), produced a colt by Wootton Bassett...

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