Tattersalls February Sale Ready For Kick Off In Newmarket

NEWMARKET, UK--In many ways the Tattersalls February Sale is to Flat racing what the January transfer window is to football, the chance to add a squad member or two--and perhaps get rid of a few more--potentially bringing rich rewards for those who traded cleverly when the season reaches action stations a few months from now. Owner/breeders including Godolphin, Juddmonte and Shadwell feature among the high-profile teams set to ring the changes with significant departures, so too leading trainers such as John and Thady Gosden, William Haggas and Roger Varian, leaving...

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Gold Shines Brightest At Arqana Online Sale

A select catalogue for the Arqana Online January Sale was topped by dual winner Gypsy Gold (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 6) who was knocked down to Ibrahim Araci of Old Mill Stud for €280,000. Consigned by Haras de Saint Pari, the filly-out-of-training is out of the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and G1 Prix de Diane-placed Glorious Sight (Ire) (Singspiel {Ire}). The 4-year-old is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Glycon (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) and a full-sibling to the stakes-placed Glaer (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}). There were also four lots...

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Plenty Of Diversity In Arqana February Catalogue

The catalogue for the Arqana February Mixed Sale on February 13-14 was released by the sale company on Friday. Featuring 363 horses comprised of horses-in-training on the Flat and over jumps, broodmares, maidens, 2-year-olds and yearlings, with eight wildcards still to be announced, sessions will begin at 11 a.m. daily. The Arqana February Sale, which last year sold the G2 Prix du Petite Couvert winner and G1 Prix de l'Abbaye-placed Air De Valse (Fr) (Mesnil des Aigles {Fr}) as a broodmare prospect, this year offers a trio of fillies-in-training who...

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Breeding Right To Havana Grey Anchors Tattersalls Online January Catalogue

Of the 95 lots catalogued for the Tattersalls Online January Sale from Jan. 17-18, the highlight is undoubtedly a breeding right in sire-on-the-rise Havana Grey (GB) (lot 95), who stands at Whitsbury Manor Stud. The grey is now the sire of the dual Group 1-winning juvenile Vandeek (GB) and other group winners Jasour (GB), Elite Status (GB), Mammas Girl (GB), Rumstar (GB), Eddie's Boy (GB), and Lady Hollywood (GB) among his best runners. There are also breeding rights in Cracksman (GB) (lot 92), the sire of the undefeated G1 Prix...

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'Quality And Diversity' On Offer As February Sale Catalogue Released By Tattersalls

A total of 376 lots have been catalogued for the two-day Tattersalls February Sale at Park Paddocks on Feb. 1-2. Divided between 146 fillies and mares in/out of training, 27 broodmares, 172 colts and geldings in/out of training, 22 yearlings and nine 2-year-olds, the sale will begin on Feb. 1 after the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Flat Stallion Parade. The second session will take place at 10 a.m. Among the lots on offer are Grade III winner Angel Terrace (Ghostzapper) (lot 67), herself a half-sister to crack stayer Order Of St...

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Doncaster January Sale To Feature Ellmarie Holden Dispersal

A total of 149 lots, including dispersals from Irish point-to-point trainer Ellmarie Holden and from Whitewall Stables, were catalogued for the Goffs January Sale at Doncaster on Jan. 23. Featuring 81 NH weanlings, 20 NH mares and 48 horses-in-training, yearlings and 2-year-olds, the sale will begin at 10 a.m. Some of the lots on offer are lot 84, a Nathaniel (Ire) half-brother to Grade 1 winner Athena Du Berlais (Fr) (Martaline {GB}); a son of that Newsells Park Stud-based sire and the Grade 1 winner Black Tears (GB) (Jeremy) (lot...

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Solid Results As Curtain Falls On 2023 Arqana Vente d'Elevage

The four-day Arqana Vente d'Elevage concluded on Tuesday, with four fillies and mares making €1 million or more, and 668 horses (77%) marked as sold for a gross of €47,135,000. Overall, the average was down 8% to €70,561, however, the median rose to €20,000, an increase of 16% off of 2022's mark. The sale was topped by Group 1 winner Place Du Carrousel (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) at €4.025 million from leading buyer Portofino Bloodstock. Taking just Tuesday's trade into account, 109 lots sold (79%) for a gross of...

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Sister to German Classic Winner Yields 1.25M Euros in Deauville

A member of the Gestut Ammerland dispersal, listed winner Sea The Sky (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Sanwa {Ger}, by Monsun {Ger}) realized a €1.25 million final bid from Godolphin during the opening session of Arqana's Vente d'Elevage in Deauville Saturday. The €820,000 Baden-Baden September yearling purchase is a full-sister to German Derby victor Sea The Moon (Ger), out of a full-sister to German Classic winners Schiaparelli (Ger), Samum (Ger) and Salve Regina (Ger).

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One Chance Leads 10 Wildcards For Tattersalls Online

A total of 10 wildcards, including the broodmare One Chance (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 120), have been added to the Tattersalls Online December Sale catalogue. In foal to Sealiway (Fr), the juvenile winner was third in the G2 Queen Mary S. and is one of three wildcards for the Baroda Stud draft. Another is Grandee Daisy (GB) (Sepoy {Aus}) (lot 122), who is in foal to Phoenix Of Spain (Ire); and rounding out the trio is a yearling filly (lot 118) by Zarak (Fr) who is a granddaughter to...

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Record Number Of Entries Catalogued For The Tattersalls Online November Sale

A breeding right in sire-on-the-rise Havana Grey (GB) (lot 152) is one of the highlights of the catalogue of next week's Tattersalls Online November Sale, which was released this week. Featuring a record 154 entries of both Flat and National Hunt horses, the catalogue is comprised of 86 horses in- and out-of-training, 27 yearlings, 23 broodmares, eight foals, three point-to-pointers and seven breeding rights. Based at Whitsbury Manor Stud, the grey was named the leading European First-Season Sire of 2022, and his offspring continue to go from strength to strength....

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Keeneland Kicks Off November Sale Wednesday

With the Breeders' Cup wrapping up an action-packed weekend at Santa Anita, all eyes turn to Lexington for the nation's preeminent breeding stock sales. Keeneland's November sale gets underway Wednesday, and as has become the custom, offers an enticing selection of mares and foals over the course of its five-book run. "For the long-term plan, we are trying to get the quality is there for the buyers we are recruiting, Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. "We spend many months throughout the year meeting our potential customers and...

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Mareworthy Charities Offers New Program To Support TB Mares

Mareworthy Charities, a group dedicated to supporting causes that positively impact the lives of Thoroughbred mares, has created a new program titled Mare Scouts. Mare Scouts offers a pathway for both experienced equestrians and newcomers to contribute to charitable initiatives while having a great time. Through various activities and events, participants progress through engagement levels, earning recognition and rewards along the way. The program operates on a tiered system and provides a structured approach for progression and involvement. Participants can engage in activities such as fund-raising, volunteering, educational courses, community...

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