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Restricted Access to BBAG October Mixed Sale

BBAG's October Mixed Sale, set for Oct. 16-17, is restricted to 500 people. Both Ireland and the UK have been placed on Germany's COVID-19 High Risk list, as cases of the coronavirus have increased in recent times. In order to attend the sale, a negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 48 hours before arriving in Germany. Certification of the negative COVID-19 test is required for admittance to the sales grounds. The sale begins on Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.

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The Weekly Wrap: Positives To Be Found In Yearling Market

September ushered in the early rounds of the yearling sales in Europe, with the Goffs UK Premier, BBAG, Tattersalls Ascot and Arqana Select sales all having taken place within the last fortnight. Three of that quartet have at least been able to take place in their intended venues, albeit Arqana's flagship sale was three weeks later than usual. The one-day Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale was moved to Newmarket, and Park Paddocks will also host the Tattersalls Irelend September Sale next week, which has been reduced to two days from three,...

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Amaron’s Run Wild Dominant In the Pretty Polly

It was another success for the John Gosden stable in a Classic trial at Newmarket on Sunday as Tweenhills Fillies and Meridian International's Run Wild (Ger) (Amaron {GB}) produced a scintillating display in the Listed Pretty Polly S. Third in the Listed Montrose Fillies' S. when last seen here in November, the 11-2 shot was kept wide by Oisin Murphy throughout the early stages and soon held the overall lead allowed to bowl at her own tempo. Crossing to the far rail to complete the demolition job, the chestnut had...

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Sea the Stars’s Miss Yoda Takes the Oaks Trial

Following two fluent wins over a mile at Kempton and Sandown in August and September with a runner-up finish in the G3 Zetland S. at Newmarket in October, Miss Yoda (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) looked the clear pick of the trio heading for Friday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial which the John Gosden stable won in 2019 with the subsequent Epsom heroine Anapurna (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Missing the break as the fellow Gosden-trained Lake Lucerne (Dubawi {Ire}) was withdrawn having become upset in the stall next door, the even-money favourite...

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Freshman Sire Bow Creek Off the Mark at Baden-Baden

Mario Hofer trainee What's Up (Fr) (Bow Creek {Ire}) secures a short-head verdict at Baden-Baden to become the first winner for his Haras du Logis-based freshman sire (by Shamardal). 2nd-Baden-Baden, €5,000, Mdn, 5-24, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.39, gd. WHAT'S UP (FR) (c, 2, Bow Creek {Ire}--Perfect Bounty {GB}, by Bahamian Bounty {GB}) stalked the pace in second from the outset of a contest reduced to a match by three late scratchings. Angled into a clear lane with 300 metres remaining, the 8-5 second choice received one flick of Mikki Cadeddu's persuader...

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Night of Thunder’s No Limit Credit Takes the Schwarzgold-Rennen

Gestut Karlshof's No Limit Credit (Ger) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) entered Sunday's G3 Karin Baronin von Ullmann - Schwarzgold-Rennen with more than a small measure of currency from her 2-year-old days and duly emerged from the Cologne feature with enhanced profitability. Successful by 5 1/2 lengths in Baden-Baden's valuable Ferdinand Leisten-Memorial in October before finishing a distant sixth behind the imperious Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea the Moon {Ger}) taking on the colts in the G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen at Krefeld in November, the chestnut was always well placed tracking the...

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BBAG Breeze Up Sale Delayed

German sales company BBAG has announced that its Spring Breeze Up Sale, initially set for May 22, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date has not yet been determined. The company's flagship Premier Yearling Sale is scheduled for Sept. 4. German racing officials revealed earlier this month that they hope to re-start racing behind closed doors on May 1, with 23 race meetings through mid-June with just one racecourse staging racing per day.

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Prize-Money Upheld for BBAG Sales Races

German auction house BBAG, which runs a series of sales races throughout the season, has warned that the race dates may be subject to change but that the prize-money will not be altered. The German racing authority Deutscher Galopp is currently hoping that racing will be able to resume in the country from May. The BBAG Auction Races series offers prize-money of just over €1.1 million for 18 races for graduates of its yearling sales—seven for 2-year-olds and the remaining 11 for 3-year-olds. The first of these, for 3-year-olds, is...

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