Record Number Of Entries Catalogued For The Tattersalls Online November Sale

A breeding right in sire-on-the-rise Havana Grey (GB) (lot 152) is one of the highlights of the catalogue of next week's Tattersalls Online November Sale, which was released this week. Featuring a record 154 entries of both Flat and National Hunt horses, the catalogue is comprised of 86 horses in- and out-of-training, 27 yearlings, 23 broodmares, eight foals, three point-to-pointers and seven breeding rights. Based at Whitsbury Manor Stud, the grey was named the leading European First-Season Sire of 2022, and his offspring continue to go from strength to strength....

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Kendargent's Lovera Tops First Auctav Flat Sale

Near the end of the first edition of the Auctav Flat Sale at Haras de Bois Roussel, the Kendargent (Fr) mare Lovera (Fr) (lot 84), in foal to Haras d'Etreham resident Hello Youmzain (Fr), became the sales topper with a €100,000 bid by Trotting Bloodstock's Florent Fonteyne. Consigned by Roc Let Stud, the grey 5-year-old is a half-sister to the stakes winner and group placed Lova (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), as well as G3 Prix Eclipse third Lovamour (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), and a full-sister to Kenlova (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), who was...

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Full-Brother To Ghaiyyath Part Of The Goffs November Foal Sale

A full-brother to multiple Group 1 winner and young sire Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will be offered during the Goffs November Foal Sale at Kildare Paddocks from Nov. 20-Nov. 23. One of 1,041 foals catalogued, the colt will sell as lot 767. His older brother brought €1.1 million at the same sale. There is also a Dark Angel (Ire) half-brother to multiple group winner and Classic-placed Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 768); a colt by Hello Youmzain (Fr) who is a half-brother to G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Marhaba...

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Pin Oak Acquires Adena Springs Annex Property

Jim and Dana Bernhard, recent buyers of the 793-acre Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, KY, have acquired an additional 465 acres from Adena Springs, bringing the total size of the farm to just over 1,250 acres. The land, purchased from eight-time Eclipse Champion Breeder Adena Springs, connects the existing Pin Oak land on the east side of US-60--commonly known as Versailles Road--with an entrance on Old Frankfort Pike. "Frank Stronach's Adena Springs and Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud are two legendary farms. Both were champion breeders focused on raising the...

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Quality Catalogue For Auctav NH Sale Released

The second edition of the Auctav NH Sale, set for Haras de Bois Roussel on Sept. 14, features over 100 lots and the catalogue is now online. The sale begins at 12:30 p.m. local time. Offerings range from foals, yearlings, 2-year-olds, stores, and horses-in-training to broodmares, with lot 100B, Suprem Dream (Fr) (Saint Des Saints {Fr}), one of the lots of note. A late supplement, the 3-year-old gelding is unraced, but is a half-brother to We Have A Dream (Fr) (Martaline {GB}), a dual Grade 1 winner at Chepstow and...

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Wertheimers Acquire Wildenstein Family's Dayton Investments Bloodstock Portfolio

Wertheimer et Frere have purchased the entirety of the Wildenstein family's Dayton Investments bloodstock, including 'TDN Rising Star' and G3 Prix Penelope heroine Pensee Du Jour (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). She was due to race in the Ballymore Thoroughbred Racing colours in the G2 Prix de la Nonette on Sunday, but will instead carry the blue silks with white sleeves and seams of Alain and Gerard Wertheimer. A storied operation since the 1920s, the Wildenstein family's bloodstock have produced a slew of stars on an international scale, including a quartet of...

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Advancements in Equine Reproduction Examined at KTFMC Meeting

LEXINGTON, KY--As the calendar turns over to June and the 2023 breeding season nears its close, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club (KTFMC) focused its monthly meeting on advancements in the equine reproductive field and how the latest research, as well as new treatments and diagnostic tests, might have practical application for farm managers at this point in the breeding season and on into next year. Held Tuesday evening at Copper Roux in Lexington, the event featured presentations from three equine veterinarians. Dr. Emma Adam, who specializes in equine veterinary...

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Wanamaker's April Sale Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for Wanamaker's 2023 April Sale is now available for viewing online. Bidding will open Thursday, Apr. 27 at 8:00 a.m. ET, with the first listing set to close at 5:00 p.m. Subsequent listings will close in three-minute increments. Detailed information on the buying process can be found at wanamakers.com/buy. The catalogue features newly in-foal broodmares, mares with their foals, broodmare prospects, racing prospects, yearlings, and stallion seasons. For more information on those being offered in the Wanamaker's April Sale, see wanamakers.com. Prospective buyers may browse the website to...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Paul Manganaro

With the breeding season underway, the TDN staff is continuing the '2023 Mating Plans' series, presented by Spendthrift Farm, to find out what stallions breeders have chosen for their mares this year, and why. This week Paul Manganaro talked us through his plans for the year. Manganaro said that he owns most of his mares in partnership with a group of close friends. DREAM YOUR DREAMS (m, 10, Tapit - Takesmybreathaway, by Gone West) to be bred to Into Mischief I have a long history with this mare's family. I...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Machmer Hall

As we approach the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the TDN staff is once again sitting down with leading breeders to find out what stallions they have chosen for their mares, and why. Today we spoke with Carrie Brogden at Machmer Hall. We mate by physical mostly--negative traits to positive traits and vice versa. We try to add speed where there is none and we do not believe in like-to-like matings. We do not use nicks, but we do like successful crosses like Twirling Candy with Unbridled's Song. This...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Denali Stud

As we approach the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the TDN staff is once again sitting down with leading breeders to find out what stallions they have chosen for their mares, and why. Today we spoke with Conrad Bandoroff at Denali Stud. LIAM'S PROMENADE (m, 4, Liam's Map - Promenade Girl, by Carson City) to be bred to Curlin We just purchased this mare with some partners in the January Sale and are very excited to have her. She hails from the family of MGISW Cavorting (Bernardini), who has...

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Young Guns: Buyers Have Their Say On The Up-And-Coming Stallions 

By Brian Sheerin and Emma Berry   After a hectic few months perusing this year's foal and yearling crops, we asked the buyers to share their thoughts on the young stallions with first foals and yearlings.  Dermot Farrington, agent: "If you look at the list of people who have bought yearlings and foals by Advertise, it's a long time since a young stallion has attracted the who's who of the bloodstock world, and that's exactly what he has done. Whether it be yearlings to breeze, yearlings to race or foals...

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