Cloth of Stars (Ire)

Cloth Of Stars' Dallas Star In Ballysax Shock

Relishing the testing ground at Leopardstown on Sunday, Amo Racing's Dallas Star (Fr) (Cloth Of Stars {Ire}--Agathe Rare {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) sprung a 50-1 upset as he dominated the G3 P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax S. Taken straight to the front by Seamie Heffernan, who recently announced his freelance status, the Adrian Murray-trained 50,000gns Tatts Book 2 graduate accepted a lead before forging ahead again passing two out. Staying on strongly to the line, the former Dominic ffrench Davis trainee who was last seen finishing a distant third in Newmarket's...

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Breeding Right In Harry Angel Late Addition To Auctav February Catalogue

A breeding right in young stallion Harry Angel (Ire) (lot 19) is one of the late additions to the upcoming Auctav February Sale from 6-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. For the catalogue, which features breeding rights, stallion shares across National Hunt, Flat and Trotting bloodlines, please click here. The catalogue features breeding rights in fellow Flat Stallions Ultra (Ire) (lot 20), and Cloth Of Stars (Ire) (lot 11), as well as a half-share in Almanzor (Fr) (lot 8), and full shares in both Waldpark (Ger) (lot 9B) and Dariyan...

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Goffs Online Sale Features Stallion Breeding Rights

Two breeding rights sold during the Goffs Online Sale Of Stallion Breeding Rights on Friday. A breeding right in young Castlefield Stud sire Alkumait (GB) (lot 3) went for €16,000 to Broompark House Stud. The son of Showcasing (GB) won the G2 Mill Reef S. and is a half-brother to G1 Dewhurst S. hero Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}). He stands for €5,000 this year, the same year his first foals arrive. Also selling, was lot 4, a breeding right in Mirage Dancer (GB), who also stands at Castlefield. Venice Consulting...

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Breeding Rights To Be Offered At Goffs Online

Breeding rights in young stallions Profitable (Ire) and Cloth Of Stars (Ire) will go under the hammer at Goffs Online during their February Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Standing at Kildangan Stud for €9,000, Profitable, winner of the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot, is the only stallion with multiple sprinting group winners from his 3-year-old crop. After siring the G2 Queen Mary S. winner in his freshman year, he covered 116 mares last season. With a stud fee of €7,000 at Haras...

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Arqana Online Releases Breeding Rights And Stallion Shares Catalogue

There will be a selection of stallion shares and breeding rights offered during the Arqana Online Sale on Nov. 22, and the catalogue is now online. Shares in the French Champion Sire Siyouni (Fr) (lot 2) and rising sire star Zarak (Fr) (lot 1) will both go under the hammer. The duo's stud fees of €150,000 and €60,000 were announced on Tuesday. Other stallions with shares available include Group 1 sire Almanzor (Fr) (lot 3), high-quality jumps sire No Risk At All (Fr) (lot 4), group sires The Grey Gatsby...

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Group 3 Winner By Areion Tops The BBAG Spring Sale at €52,000

Friday's BBAG Mixed Breeze-Up Sale featured 89 lots, and it was the 2021 G3 Kalkmann Fruhjahrs-Meile hero Zavaro (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) (lot 64) who took top honours at €52,000. Knocked down to Stall Villa Medici, he was a member of the Gestut Ohlerweiherhof draft. From the extended family of Group 1 winners Intense Focus (Giant's Causeway) and Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), the 5-year-old was most recently seen running second in Thursday's G2 Kronimus Badener Meile. Second on the buyers' sheets was the Gestut Brummerhof-consigned Promised (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire})...

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Back on the Route

NORMANDY, France--The signs had accumulated two years of dust by the time they were taken out again to point towards the farms taking part in France's Route des Etalons. The many stallions who took up stud duties in the northwestern part of the country last year were deprived the chance to show off their credentials to a large number of breeders. There was, as a result, a palpable feeling of excitement when the gates were swung open for the 2022 renewal of the iconic event. Although Covid restrictions didn't allow...

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Dubawi Anchors Darley Europe Roster at £250,000

Dubawi (Ire) (Dubai Millennium {GB}) will stand for an unchanged fee of £250,000 at Dalham Hall Stud and anchors the 2022 roster for Darley Europe. His fee is the most expensive in Europe. He enjoyed a notable success at the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, with three winners in a single year, the first sire to reach that mark in the 37-year history of the Breeders' Cup. The GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf went to Modern Games (Ire), Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Mile was won by new Kildangan Stud resident...

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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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