Rockstown Native Brings 82K At Doncaster January Sale

Rathmore Stud's winning point-to-pointer Rockstown Native (Ire) (Califet {Fr}) brought £82,000 to top the Goffs UK January Sale which concluded on Wednesday. Purchased by Stroud Coleman/Jonjo O'Neill as lot 295, he was one of 43 horses to sell on the day of 57 offered (75). The aggregate was £434,500 and the average and median both increased by double digits-£10,105 (+26%) and £5,500 (+16%), respectively. At the close of trade over the two-day stand, 158 of 281 (56%) lots found new homes for a gross of £2,019,000. The average climbed 24%...

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The Glancing Queen Reigns At Doncaster

Grade 2 winner The Glancing Queen (Ire) (Jeremy) topped the first day of the Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster on Tuesday. Selling for £150,000 to Dahlbury, the Mill House Stud-consigned bay won the G2 Goffs Nickel Coin Bumper at Aintree's Grand National Festival. Second on the buyers' sheets was Cap Soleil (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}), who is in foal to Crystal Ocean (GB) and was sold from Throckmorton Court Stud. Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud snapped up the 9-year-old for £75,000. A new record top price for a National Hunt...

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Daughter Of Estimate Debuts At Doncaster

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a Siyouni (Fr) filly out of G1 Golc Cup heroine Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}).   13.45 Doncaster, Mdn, £6,800, 2yo, f, 8fT MARKET VALUE (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) is the fifth foal out of The Queen's G1 Gold Cup heroine Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}) and the most...

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Have Secret Tops The Goffs UK October HIT And Yearling Sale

The dual winner Have Secret (Ire) (Havana Gold {Ire}) (lot 80) topped the Goffs UK October HIT and Yearling Sale at £100,000 on Wednesday. Consigned by Richard Fahey's Musley Bank Stables, he was picked back up by that trainer for different owners. His dam was twice stakes placed in France. Another horse-in-training, Open Champion (Ire) (Postponed {Ire}) (lot 76), made £70,000 to Highflyer Bloodstock and Thurloe Thoroughbreds. Part of Roger Varian's draft, the bay is out of the G3 Sceptre S. heroine Nargys (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}). At the close of...

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Goffs UK October HIT & Yearling Sale Catalogue Announced

The 156-strong Goffs UK October HIT & Yearling Sale catalogue is now online. A total of 65 yearlings and 92 horses-in-training will go through the ring at Doncaster from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Several smart past graduates include the G2 Coral Hurdle hero Buzz (Fr) (Motivator {GB}); the G3 Swinton H. Hurdle victor N'golo (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), as well as the Grade 1 winner Silver Streak (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). There are a wide variety of trainers bringing drafts to the sale, including Charlie Hills, Charlie & Mark...

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Leger Glory For Dubawi's Eldar Eldarov

   On a bonanza day for the TDN Rising Stars, KHK Racing Ltd's Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) swooped to conquer in Sunday's feature G1 Cazoo St Leger at Doncaster. Settled in mid-division early by David Egan, the Roger Varian-trained 9-2 joint-second favourite who captured the G2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot June 15 was delivered wide in the straight to overhaul the 11-8 market-leader New London (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and the supplemented Haskoy (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}) approaching the furlong pole. Staying on strongly to the line, the bay...

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No Nay Never's Trillium Pips The Platinum Queen In The Flying Childers

No Nay Never's Trillium (GB), second choice at 9-5, just touched off the 7-4 heavy favourite and G1 Nunthorpe S. runner-up The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) in the final jump of the G2 Flying Childers S. at Doncaster on Sunday. The Rockcliffe Stud homebred was second at first asking at Goodwood in June, but got off the mark in a Newbury maiden on July 15. Wheeled back just 12 days later, the Apr. 6 foal took the G3 Markel Molecomb S. returned to Goodwood by 1 1/4 lengths...

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New London Tops Sunday Cast

   Sunday afternoon is as busy as it gets, with the plethora of pattern races creating a logjam of quality which can only truly be appreciated in the aftermath. Nestled among the key events taking place across Europe is Doncaster's G1 Cazoo St Leger, where New London (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the true kingpin with an air of apparent superiority. That comes largely from him winning a deep renewal of Goodwood's G3 Gordon S. July 28, which aside from the Derby is the strongest piece of 3-year-old middle-distance form for...

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St Leger Switched To Sunday As Racing In Britain Remains In Mourning

The St Leger meeting at Doncaster has been switched to Sunday, Sept. 11, with all racing on Saturday, Sept. 10, being cancelled as British racing remains in mourning following the death of Her Majesty, The Queen. As an ongoing mark of respect the BHA has determined that, alongside the cancellation of fixtures on Sept. 8-9, all racing will also be cancelled tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 10. Scheduled fixtures and racing events will return on Sunday, Sept. 11. An additional day of racing at Doncaster will also be scheduled for Sunday, Sept....

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Frankel's Adayar In Doncaster Comeback Cruise

He's back. Godolphin's 2021 Derby and King George hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) enjoyed what was an exercise gallop with prize money at Doncaster on Thursday as he marked his low-key comeback in the 10-furlong Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Conditions S. with a cruise around Town Moor. Settled last of the trio early by William Buick, the 2-7 favourite moved to Masekela (Ire) (El Kabeir) with ease two out and without any prompting bulldozed that rival by 3 3/4 lengths. "You are always a bit apprehensive after so much time...

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Dubawi's Mimikyu Wins The Park Hill

Providing a timely boost to Saturday's St Leger protagonist Haskoy (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}), George Strawbridge's Mimikyu (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) dominated Thursday's G2 Coral Park Hill Fillies' S. to bring up back-to-back editions of Doncaster's "Fillies' St Leger" for her owner-breeder following the romp of Free Wind (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) 12 months ago. Only seventh behind that Juddmonte homebred in the Aug. 18 Listed Galtres S. at York, the 13-2 shot was anchored in last early with Frankie Dettori happy to track the every move of Shadwell's 6-4 favourite Eshaada...

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Muhaarar's Polly Pott In May Hill Upset

There was a surprise in store in Thursday's G2 Cazoo May Hill S. at Doncaster as The Megsons' 21,000gns Book 2 bargain Polly Pott (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) registered a 40-1 success for the soon-to-be-retired Harry Dunlop. In an outcome almost scripted by the racing gods, the winner of nurseries at Nottingham and Salisbury last month burst some bubbles as she swooped from rear under Danny Tudhope. Taking the measure of Novakai (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) from the furlong pole, the bay readily asserted to upstage that rival by 1...

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