Emmanuel de Seroux

Multiple Japanese Group 1 Winner Cafe Pharoah Retired

Cafe Pharoah (American Pharoah--Mary's Follies, by More Than Ready), a two-time winner of the G1 February S. at Tokyo, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2024 breeding season at Arrow Stud on the island of Hokkaido. Bred in Kentucky by the late Paul Pompa, Cafe Pharoah was consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2019 OBS March Sale and was hammered down to Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International for $475,000. Trained by Noriyuki Hori for owner Koichi Nishikawa, Cafe Pharoah made an immediate impact, winning his maiden by...

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Sauterne, Search Results, Secret Oath: Three Consecutive Mares Bring $3M or More at Fasig-Tipton

In what was surely one of the most thrilling few moments of Fasig-Tipton's history, three consecutive mares through the November Sale ring fetched $3 million or more Tuesday evening. Hips 178-180--Sauterne (Fr) (Kingman {GB})--Salicorne, by Aragorn {Ire}), Search Results (Flatter--Co Cola, by Candy Ride {Arg}), and Secret Oath (Arrogate--Absinthe Minded, by Quiet American)--combined for a gross of $10.8 million in approximately five minutes. Sauterne, winner this year of the G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in France and consigned by Nicky Drion Thoroughbreds, agent, was the first of the trio...

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Group 1 Winner Keiai Nautique To Stand At Karwin Farm

Group 1 winner Keiai Nautique (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Keiai Gerbera {Jpn}, by Smarty Jones) will stand at Gregory Vayre's Karwin Farm in France next year, Jour de Galop reported on Thursday. Raced by Kazuhiro Kameda, the 6-year-old claimed the G1 NHK Mile Cup in 2018. The deal was brokered by Emmanuel de Seroux and a fee will be announced later. A winner on debut as a juvenile, the bay was also second in the G2 New Zealand Trophy in 2018 and third in the G2 Fuji S. in 2020. Transferred...

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Distaff Runner-Up Earns Her 'Stripes'

Blue Stripe (Arg) (Equal Stripes {Arg}), beaten a nose when second in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Distaff, handsomely rewarded her connections' decision to supplement to the Fasig-Tipton November sale when fetching $4 million from Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International late in the session as hip 316. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as hip 316, the Argentinian Group 1 winner took Del Mar's GI Clement L. Hirsch S. two starts back for owner Pozo de Luna Inc. and trainer Marcelo Polanco.

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Momentum Builds In Keeneland January Opener

by Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, delayed a day due to last week's blizzard, took some time to find its footing, but gained in strength throughout Tuesday's opening session to end the day with figures up compared to its 2020 opening session. "We are very pleased with the way things ended up," said Keeneland's vice president of sales Tony Lacy. "We were expecting a very solid day. There was some nice quality, especially towards the end. And that is...

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Best Buys Top Two During KEENOV Book 1

by Brian DiDonato, Jessica Martini & Christie DeBernardis LEXINGTON, KY--OXO Equine's Larry Best took home the top two lots Monday during the lone Book 1 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Early in the day he went to $1.9 million for Indian Miss (Indian Charlie) (hip 32), the dam of champion sprinter Mitole (Eskendereya) and last Friday's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow), in foal to Into Mischief and from the Hill 'n' Dale consignment; and towards the end of the session he paid $1.95...

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Yoshida Purchases Pouliches Winner

Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm has purchased last month's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Dream And Do (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) privately, Jour de Galop reports. The deal was brokered by Emmanuel de Seroux of Narvick International, who said, "Dream And Do is a very pretty filly who is precocious with abundant class and speed, and she comes from an excellent maternal line. She will continue her career with [trainer] Frederic Rossi before retiring to Northern Farm in Japan. She matches perfectly the type of mare that Katsumi likes to...

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