breeze up sales

“The dream is to produce a champion,” Farrell Set for Breeze-Up Season

Making headlines at a sale with big-figure results is all well and good, but any breeze-up consignor with their eye on the future understands that a more significant indicator of sustainable success is how those graduates go on to perform on the racetrack. Cormac Farrell, a trainer and a trader of both breeze-up and point-to-point horses, is a firm believer in the concept. After launching CF Bloodstock in 2023, the horseman has ambitious goals in mind for his fledgling operation's future. "I want to produce horses that go on and...

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'I Came To Ireland With Nothing – Now, Winning A Classic Is The Dream'

Out from the cloudy backdrop on a morning borrowed from winter comes a sight so good that it serves to remind that spring has in fact sprung and the Flat season is not as far away as it seems.  There is Group 1 winner Bucanero Fuerte (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) leading Derby entrants Mr Hampstead (Galileo {Ire}) and Padesha (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). And who's that lobbing along in behind? Potential Dubai World Cup runner Elegant Man (Arrogate) and Qipco Champion S. hero King Of Steel (Wootton Bassett {GB}) add...

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An Endless Pursuit Of 'A Bit Of Magic' For The O'Callaghans At Tally-Ho Stud

When Michelangelo sculpted David, you'd imagine he took the time to stand back, blow the dust off of his brow and marvel at his masterpiece, wouldn't you? Like David, Tally-Ho Stud has taken years of hard chiseling but you must be living in Lalaland if you think Tony O'Callaghan is a man for slowing down and taking in all that has been achieved.  If there's one thing O'Callaghan hates more than arrogance it's idleness. With 200 mares on the farm, considerably more yearlings and foals coming through the system, a...

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Summer Breezes: Twirling Candy Twosome Debut at the Spa

Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attract its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. To follow are the horses entered for Sunday at Saratoga, Ellis and Del Mar: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Saratoga...

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Manoel Marques Q&A: The Top Breeze-Up Rider Talks Buyin Buyin And More

   Prominent breeze-up rider and handler Manoel Marques will have an extra pep in his step at the Craven Sale next week as Buyin Buyin (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}), a horse he sourced for just €8,000 before riding him to victory in his wife Leidiana's colours on debut at Dundalk, looks set to be sold for a multitude of that initial outlay.    Marques has earned himself a reputation for being one of the leading riders on the breeze-up circuit, having partnered Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}), California Spangle (Ire) (Starspangledbanner...

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Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale is now available online, featuring 245 juveniles. Ireland's only Breeze Up Sale takes place on the eve of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at The Curragh with horses breezing at Fairyhouse Racecourse Thursday, May 25, starting at 9.00am with the sale starting on Friday, May 26 at 10.00am. Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up graduates include last year's G2 Mooresbridge S. winner Layfayette, Harry Rosebery S. scorer Prince of Pillo and Bright Diamond, winner first time out for Karl Burke. Already...

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Johnny Collins: 'I Bounce Out Of Bed Every Morning – I Love This Job'

No shortage of hard work and bundles of perseverance lie behind Johnny Collins's achievement in turning his Brown Island Stables into one of the finest nurseries of equine talent there is. It is all the more remarkable in that he achieved this with no racing background and just his own eye and pocket to get the whole thing off the ground. Competitive and ambitious, the 46-year-old counts several million euros worth of stock at his County Cork base, which is the culmination of over 15 years producing top-class horses over...

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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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