Lammerskraal Stud Reduction Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Lammerskraal Stud Reduction Sale is now online, Bloodstock South Africa announced. Slated for Lammerskraal Stud on June 10, the sale, which includes 39 lots, will begin at noon. Breeders will be able to purchase well-bred mares in foal to stallions like Elusive Fort (SAf), Erik The Red (SAf), Futura (SAf), Gimmethegreenlight (Aus), Hawwaam (SAf), Legislate (SAf), Master Of My Fate (SAf), One World (SAf), Querari (Ger) and The United States (Ire). There are also weanlings set to go under the hammer by such sires as Erupt...

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Sapphire Sale Launched By Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland Sapphire Sale, slated for Nov. 12, was launched by the sales company on Wednesday. Comprised of Flat-bred foals, yearlings and breeding stock, it will replace the November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale. Notable graduates of the sale under the previous name include G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}), who sold as a foal, as well as fellow weanling alumni The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), a G2 Norfolk S. victor, and G3 Molecomb S. winner Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). This...

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Mt. Brilliant Farm

With the 2022 breeding season underway, we continue to feature a series of breeders' mating plans. Today we have Cooper Sawyer, farm manager of Mt. Brilliant Farm. MORENA (PER) (m, 18, Privately Held--Charytin {Per}, by Summing) to be bred to Liam's Map This mare had a really nice Justify filly that we sold at the [Keeneland] September Sale last year ($375,000 to Japanese trainer Hideyuki Mori). This year she has a Constitution filly. We are going back to Liam's Map with her this year. Morena herself was a champion in...

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First Mares Confirmed in Foal to Modernist

The first mares bred to Darby Dan Farm's MGSW Modernist (Uncle Mo) have been confirmed in foal, the farm announced Friday. Special Trip (Gemologist), a half-sister to Grade I winner Tell a Kelly and to stakes winner Wait For Nairobi, has been scanned in foal, as has Not My Problem (Connect), a daughter of champion She Be Wild.

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Sierra Farm

Sierra Farm was founded by Ed and Sharon Hudon in 2006. Following the passing of her husband in 2018, Sharon took over the operation and the farm was recently sold to Matt Dorman's Determined Stud in December of 2021. Sierra Farm sold four mares at last year's Keeneland November Sale and the remaining mares moved to Greenfield Farm. Sierra farm manager Mike Callanan said that of the current broodmare band, many will point to this year's Keeneland November Sale but added that Hudon may retain several to maintain a small...

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Mating Plans: Marie Jones

In this edition of our ongoing mating plans series, we spoke with Marie Jones with additional notes from Katie Taylor and Doug Cauthen. Marie Jones is carrying on the successful breeding program that she first started with her late husband Aaron. Their program is responsible for Grade I winners and champions including Ashado, Speightstown, Drosselmeyer and Mrs. McDougal, as well as the dam of Life is Good. Today, her high-end, boutique operation focuses on acquiring accomplished, well-bred mares and maintaining a portfolio of shares and breeding rights in proven commercial...

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King of Change Welcomes His First Foals

G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. victor King of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) celebrated the arrival of his first two reported foals recently Bred by John Quigley, the colt is out of the seven-time winner Table Forty Six (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), who is from the extended family of the dual Group 1-placed Mezzogiorno (GB) (Unfuwain). He is "the best offspring that the mare has produced," according to Quigley. Joining the colt, is a filly out of Miss Frangipani (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was bred by Stuart McPhee. King of...

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First Foal For Improbable A Colt

WinStar Farm's former 'TDN Rising Star' Improbable (City Zip) was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born the evening of Monday, Jan. 10 at Bluewater Farm near Lexington. The colt is the first from his dam Dark Corner (Into Mischief), a half-sister to GI Spinaway S. heroine Perfect Alibi (Sky Mesa) and to GSP Noble Thought (Harlan's Holiday). Dark Corner was acquired by China Horse Club, who raced Improbable in partnership, for $175,000 at last year's Keeneland November sale. "We've been eagerly anticipating the Improbable foals...

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The Longer Game Extends Foal Demand

NEWMARKET, UK—Both the quality and the quantity were hiked, but the energy remained pretty seamless on the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Once again business far surpassed the equivalent session last year, no surprise by this stage despite the unexpected resilience of that market, and measured up pretty closely to the tempo recorded in the pre-Covid innocence of the 2019 sale. With the pinhookers meeting conspicuous competition from end-users, especially for well-bred fillies, turnover soared by 32% to 9,225,000gns from 7,014,800gns, also eclipsing the 8,532,700gns banked in...

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Pair of Dark Angel Colts Added to Tattersalls December

A pair of colts by Dark Angel (Ire) have been added to the upcoming Tattersalls December Foal Sale as wildcards. The duo, consigned by Barton Stud, will sell on Nov. 26. Lot 999A is out of the winning mare Nawassi (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), herself a daughter of G2 Queen Mary S. heroine Maqaasid (GB) (Green Desert). Maqaasid also placed in the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Cheveley Park S. and is a sister to Group 1 producers Istishaary (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Jumooh (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Istishaary's Il Fornaio (Arg)...

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Benie des Dieux Stars at November NH Sale

Five mares broke the six-figure mark during the fifth and final day of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, and Benie des Dieux (Fr) (Great Pretender {Ire}) was undoubtedly the star of the show. Offered by Closutton Stables, the bay went for €350,000 to MV Magnier/Bective Stud. Sold as lot 1253, she is a three-time Grade 1 hurdle winner and was in foal to Walk In The Park (Ire). Closutton also offered the third- and fourth-dearest lots-- lot 1254 and lot 1257, Buildmeupbuttercup (GB) (Sixties Icon {GB}) and Salsaretta...

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Crystal Ocean Colt Popular at November NH Sale

The six-figure mark was breached for the first time during the third day of the foal portion-and fourth day overall--of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale on Wednesday. A son of Crystal Ocean (GB), lot 861, was knocked down to Kevin Ross Bloodstock and Ben Case for €120,000. Consigned by Coolmara Stables Ltd., the bay is out of Daydream Beach (Ire) (Mahler {GB}), herself a half-sister to Grade 1 hurdle winner Airlie Beach (Ire) (Shantou). Second on the leaderboards was Ballincurrig House Stud's lot 894, a son of Affinisea...

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