Cloth of Stars (Ire)

Value Sires: First Yearlings of 2021

In the third installation of our Value Sires series, we will dig into the sire crop with its first foals born in 2020, and therefore with its first yearlings this year. After some two years in waiting since most of these retired to stud, the judges got the chance at the recently concluded foal sales to lay eyes on the first progeny of most of them, and though it is still incredibly early days, their opinions, corroborated through their actions in the ring, will have an impact on the perception...

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No News Is Good News At Arqana

Arqana concluded its trade this week with a single session of National Hunt breeding stock, which had been moved from the December Sale to allow for shorter sessions while Covid-related restrictions remain in place. The 10-year-old mare No News (Fr) (Gentlewave {Ger}), sold as part of the dispersal of stock from Haras de la Croix Sonnet, was the leading light of the sale, selling for €125,000 to Haras des Sablonnets. From the celebrated dual-purpose family which includes the highly sought-after jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr), the mare (lot...

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Quintet of Wild Cards Added to Arqana Autumn Sale

Five horses have been added to the Arqana Autumn Sale as wild cards. Four horses-jumpers Garkapstar (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}) (lot 439), Get Vingt Sept (Fr) (Rail Link {GB}) (lot 460), and Hawai Game (Fr) (Diamond Boy {Fr}) (lot 461); as well as the Flat SP Argyron (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) (lot 410); will sell on Nov. 16. Rounding out the fivesome is a half-brother to Grade 1-placed Theleme (Fr) (Sidestep {Aus}) named Kloth of Utopia (Fr) as lot 910. The weanling colt is by Cloth of Stars (Ire) and will go...

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First Foal for Cloth of Stars is a Filly

Champion and G1 Prix Ganay hero Cloth of Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) sired his first reported foal at Logis St Germain on Jan. 17, Darley announced. The filly is a daughter of the winning Zallaja (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), herself out of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Zalaiyka (Fr) (Royal Academy), and was bred by Jack de Jong. Cloth of Stars stands at Haras du Logis and commands a fee of €7,500 this term.

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