breeze up sales

Seven Days: Advance Appleby Fair

As statements of intent go, the results for Charlie Appleby's stable over recent weeks speak loudly as to his determination to retain the trainers' championship in 2022. Twenty-three runners have emerged from Moulton Paddocks in the last fortnight, and 13 of them have returned home as winners, most importantly Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), the champion 2-year-old in Europe last year whose triumph return in the G3 Craven S. got the season off on a proper footing. Of that baker's dozen, four were by the trainer's reliable old friend...

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80 Catalogued For Osarus Breeze-Up

The 2022 renewal of the Osarus Breeze-Up Sale will take place Tuesday, May 3 at La Teste Racecourse, with the under-tack preview set for Monday, May 2. A total of 80 2-year-olds have been catalogued for the sale, whose recent graduates include graded/group stakes performers Mango Tango (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Blessed Silence (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}); the stakes-placed Golconda (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) and Satisfied (Fr) (Elusive City); and the Christophe Ferland-trained Loubeisien (Fr) (Kheleyf), a €35,000 purchase out of last year's event who took out the Listed Prix Montenica over...

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Guineas Sale Aims To Catch The 'Donny' Wave

NEWMARKET, UK--Much like the trainers who brought members of the preceding crop up the road to the Rowley Mile a couple of weeks ago, rehearsing for this weekend's Classics, consignors at the third juvenile auction of the European sales calendar have returned here with a much better sense of where they stand. When they arrived for the Craven Sale, they could only hope for signs of stability after the chaos of last year, when they had been the very first to be soaked by the Covid tsunami. And that is...

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Goresbridge Breeze-Up Moved To Newmarket

The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale has been moved to Newmarket as a result of continued quarantine restrictions for people traveling to Ireland. The sale will remain on its original date of July 24 at Park Paddocks, with the breeze taking place down the road at Newmarket Racecourse on July 22. Tattersalls Ireland Chief Executive Matt Mitchell said, "The team at Tattersalls Ireland are doing everything possible to stage a successful breeze-up sale and by holding our Goresbridge sale in Newmarket it allows all purchasers to attend the sale at...

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Excelebration Colt Tops Guineas Sale

NEWMARKET, UK—Alan King may be best known for his exploits with top-class jumpers such as Voy Por Ustedes (Fr) and My Way De Solzen (Fr) but he has been making an increasingly notable impact on the Flat scene in recent years. His 2020 Royal Ascot treble is undoubtedly the highlight of his diversification to date and, with the assistance of his regular agent Anthony Bromley, he added another four Flat-bred horses to his string on Wednesday, including the day's top lot, a colt by Excelebration (Ire). "He was our favourite...

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War Front Filly An Early Arqana Highlight

As the action switched from the Goffs UK catalogue to Arqana at Doncaster, Grove Stud's daughter of War Front (lot 224) lit up the ring with a £650,000 final bid from Kerri Radcliffe and U.S.-based owner Larry Best of OXO Equine. The $185,000 Keeneland September yearling is out of the GIII Orchid S. winner Beauty Parlor (Elusive Quality)--not to be confused with the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Beauty Parlour (GB) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

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Mission Accomplished As Goffs UK Praised For Initiative

DONCASTER, UK--There is little doubt that the decision to hold the Goffs UK and Arqana Breeze-up Sales in the same place on the same day has reaped dividends for vendors and the sales companies alike. In times of trouble, anything that can make life a little easier for those longing for some return to normal business practices has to be applauded. As emphasised by bloodstock agent Richard Brown after he signed for an American Pharoah colt at £175,000, the international resale market remains reassuringly recession-proof, which in turn has emboldened...

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Tattersalls to Show Live Breezes for Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale

All of the breezes for the upcoming Tattersalls Craven & Ascot Breeze Up Sale will be shown live at on both the Tattersalls main page and the Tattersalls Ascot main page, the sales company announced on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m. local time at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on June 22, the breezes will be split, with the Craven Breeze Up Sale juveniles going first and the Ascot Breeze Up 2-year-olds breezing second. The sale proper will begin at 11 a.m. on June 25. Individual videos of the breezes will...

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Nine Wildcards Added To Craven

Nine wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, which will be staged on June 25 alongside the Ascot Breeze-Up Sale and will be the first European breeze-up sales with horses and people on-site post lockdown. In addition to a colt from the first crop of Awtaad (Ire) out of the well-bred listed winner Patience Alexander (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) (lot 153) from Meadowview Stables, the supplements include four new offerings from last year's sale-topping consignor Tally-Ho Stud: a Kodiac (GB) great grandson of the G1 1000 Guineas winner...

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Guineas Breeze-Up Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale on July 8 is online, numbering 157 juveniles. The breeze will take place on the Rowley Mile on July 6 at 9 a.m. Graduates of the sale will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Far Above (Ire) (Farhh {GB}), the winner of last weekend's G3 Palace House S. and one of 49 stakes winners produced by the sale since 2015. Two-year-olds are catalogued by leading sires like Dark Angel (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Night Of Thunder, No Nay Never, Sea...

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Derryconnor Breezers Showcased Online

Derryconnor Stud, vendor as 2-year-olds of G3 Nell Gwyn S. winner and Classic-placed Daban (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) and G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up Le Brivido (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), will showcase its 11 juveniles for the 2020 breeze ups on a new website. Derryconnor's Katie McGivern said, "As we find ourselves in these testing and changing times, we feel that we need to change our approach and be more proactive in promoting our stock to potential clients. We have a lovely selection of 2-year-olds that are ready to rock when...

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Collaboration Helps Ease Breeze-up Concerns

In an ordinary year, the breeze-up consignors, just like any trainer targeting a race, would have a sale date in mind for each horse under their care and work backwards from that date in tailoring the horses' preparation. This year, of course, is anything but ordinary. Along with sweeping date changes to the breeze-up sales calendar, auctions have either been relocated or, in the case of the Osarus Breeze-up, will be held solely online. Goffs UK and Arqana have taken the sensible approach of moving sales that were due to...

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