Doctor Dino

Breeding Stock Session Concludes Arqana Jumps Fare

There really is no getting away from Doctor Dino (Fr) this week. Fresh from topping the store and yearling sessions of Arqana's Autumn Sale, he also featured as the covering sire as the top lot of the National Hunt Breeding Stock Sale in Deauville. The mare in question, La Boetie (Fr) (Saint Des Saints {Fr}), was a decent jumper herself, however, as the winner of the G3 Prix Sagan over hurdles for David Cottin.  Consigned by Haras de la Cote Fleurie as Lot 930, the 5-year-old mare was knocked down...

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Arqana's Autumn Sale Finishes on a High 

While all the clamour at last week's Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale was for the offspring of Walk In The Park (Ire) and Blue Bresil (Fr), at Arqana's Autumn Sale the dominant sire for young stores and National Hunt yearlings was Doctor Dino (Fr).  The Haras du Mesnil resident accounted for five of the nine six-figure lots, including the top lots on the last two days of the sale. Wednesday's concluding session saw Frederic Sauque bid €265,000 for Haras de l'Hotellerie's Doctor Dino yearling half-brother to Flat Listed winner...

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Doctor Dino Day at Arqana

A slimmed down section of stores and National Hunt yearlings nevertheless brought an aggregate close to last year's tally as the Arqana Autumn Sale continued in Deauville. Haras du Mesnil's immensely popular stallion Doctor Dino (Fr) provided the top two lots and the only six-figure sales of the session, for a yearling and two-year-old respectively.  At €120,000 the day's leader was the yearling filly named Cherry Berry (Fr), consigned by Mesnil's sister stud Haras de Maulepaire and bought by Ecurie de Launay. The May-born filly (Lot 572) is out of...

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Olly Murphy Snaps Up 250k Doctor Dino Top Lot On Day One At Derby Sale

The British-based trainers dominated the top end of the day one Derby Sale trade at Tattersalls Ireland on Wednesday with Aiden and Olly Murphy snapping up two of the most expensive geldings to go through the ring, including the Doctor Dino (Fr) sale-topper at €250,000. Leading bloodstock agent Aiden and his son Olly, who is based at Warren Chase Stables in England, also splashed out €200,000 on a Saint Des Saints (Fr) gelding that was consigned by Moanmore Stables.  The pair's total spend on day one was just shy of...

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Tangi Saliou: 'I Didn't Have A Euro To My Name At 18 – You Need To Work Hard'

What is the most important thing needed to get a stallion farm off the ground? A lot of people would rightly guess money but, according to Tangi Saliou, hard work trumps all, and his thriving Haras de la Haie Neuve is living proof to that theory.  He may not have had a penny to his name when he embarked on a career in bloodstock a little over 20 years ago, but Saliou now stands nine stallions at Haras de la Haie Neuve, and is convinced that there is little that...

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Doctor Dino Yearling Sets the Mark at Arqana NH Session

Once again Doctor Dino (Fr) headlined the National Hunt scene, with a trio of yearlings by the sire topping Wednesday's third session of the Arqana Autumn Sale. Consigned by Haras des Pierre Follets, Lot 655 led the day with a record price of €200,000 from Saubouas Bloodstock's Paul Basquin, who was bidding on behalf of Genetique Obstacle. Bred by Ecurie Cerdeval, the April foal is out of Caprika Bella (Fr) (Poliglote {Fr}). He hails from the family of Kapgarde (Fr) and Barney Dwan (Ire). "We buy horses with the aim...

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'Dino' Nom Brings E23K To Aid Ukraine

A nomination for Doctor Dino (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}) realized the high bid of €23,000 from Nicola Fitzgerald at the Auctav March Sale Mar. 30. Offered by the Doctor Dino Syndicate, the full amount of the nomination will be donated to Unicef to help the children of Ukraine. "We already have several offspring by Doctor Dino and they are truly exceptional," said Fiztgerald of the stallion, who stands for €18,000 at Haras du Mesnil in France. "It was a great opportunity and the fact that this sale is for charity only...

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Doctor Dino Season To Raise Money for Ukraine Children

The Doctor Dino Syndicate will offer a season to the stallion through the Auctav online auction site Mar. 30, with all the proceeds to be donated to Unicef to help children in Ukraine. The season will be listed as "0" at the top of the sale which will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (French Time) on This is an unconditional sale, payable upon receipt of the invoice, and the nomination must be used during the 2022 or 2023 breeding season, by a Thoroughbred or a AQPS...

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Doctor Dino Colt Leads at Arqana Autumn

A €170,000 Doctor Dino (Fr) colt set a new record price for a NH-bred yearling at this sale as the Arqana Autumn Sale proper concluded on Tuesday. Buyers' appetites remained keen overall, with eight yearlings bringing €77,000 or higher. Consigned by Haras des Sablonnets, lot 518 is out of the listed-placed jumper Lofte Place (Fr) (Poliglote {GB}), who has already provided the goods as a NH broodmare as the dam of three-time listed winner Thrilling (Fr) (Network {Ger}), who ran second in the G1 Prix Maurice Gillois and G1 Ferdinand...

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Across The Codes: Late Starter, Supa Finisher

Emma Berry's occasional look at the narrow divide between the Flat and National Hunt Supasundae (GB) was bred for those high summer days at Epsom, Ascot and Goodwood. By Galileo (Ire) and out of a Danehill half-sister to Group 1 winners Nathaniel (Ire) and Great Heavens (Ire), both of whom are also by Galileo, it was no stretch for his breeder Newsells Park Stud to have Classic aspirations for him when he arrived in this world in January 2010. Plan A didn't quite work out: Supasundae was bought in at...

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Arqana Autumn Closes With National Hunt Yearlings

National Hunt yearlings were in the spotlight during the third and final session of the Arqana Autumn Sale on Wednesday, and colts by Doctor Dino (Fr) and Martaline (Fr) filled the top five spots on the leaderboard. Topping trade was lot 708, Haras de l'Hotellerie's half-brother to listed winner Joplin (Fr) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) on the flat and Thyme White (Fr) (Anodin) over jumps. He was bought by JH Bloodstock for €97,000. Haras de Montaigu's Martaline colt out of the dual winner Best Exit (Fr) (King's Best) (lot 648) was...

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