Equiano (Fr)

From the Experts: Cathy Grassick

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, Gary King spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Cathy Grassick. GK: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? CG: Earthlight (Ire) is excellent value retiring to stud at €20,000 for a dual Group 1-winning 2-year-old by Shamardal. First season with runners, for me Ribchester (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) is really good value considering his sales results and the type of yearling he produced. He is...

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Breeding Rights in Equiano Available

Equiano (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}), who is new to the Irish National Stud, will have breeding right options available for breeders, the County Kildare stud announced on Monday. Already the sire of Group 1 winners Equilateral (GB) and Belvoir Bay (GB), the 15-year-old is the sire of 29 stakes horses and will stand for €3,000 in 2021. "Proven horses at this kind of fee are rare," said Irish National Stud Director of Sales Gary Swift. "We have also put an "Equiano Breeding Right" option together for breeders which further underlines his...

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Newsells Park Unveils New Website, Features Yearling Consignments

Newsells Park Stud, which will be consigning yearlings to the upcoming Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, has launched a new website at www.newsells-park.com. A total of 25 yearlings from Newsells Park are slated to sell during the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, with visitors to the new website able to access pedigree links, photos and videos of the individual yearlings. One of the highlights of the draft is lot 436, a daughter of Galileo (Ire) out of Shastye (Ire) (Danehill), making her a full-sister to European highweight Japan (GB), who...

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