Grocer Jack

Alenquer To Begin Campaign In Winter Derby

Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}), the winner of last year's G2 King Edward VII S. at Royal Ascot, will begin his 4-year-old campaign in the G3 Winter Derby at Lingfield on Feb. 26. After his Royal Ascot triumph, the William Haggas-trained Alenquer finished third in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and second in the G1 Juddmonte International. He wrapped up his campaign with a ninth-place finish in the heavy ground G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. "He's a nice horse," Haggas said. "He ran in the Arc, which he probably...

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Grocer Jack And Chipotle Join Haggas

Three horses who recently changed hands for six-figure sums at the Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale have joined William Haggas's stable for Prince Faisal Bin Khaled's Najd Stud. The trio is led by sale-topper and dual Group 3 winner Grocer Jack (Ger) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who was bought for 700,000gns from owner/breeder Dr Christoph Berglar. "His second place in Group 1 company was behind Skalleti (Fr), who himself has good form behind Addeybb (Ire) last season," said Haggas. "Grocer Jack was also third in the German Derby as a 3-year-old behind former...

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New Dawn In The Desert Illuminates Record Trade

NEWMARKET, UK--Everyone in this business understands that complacency is prohibited with Thoroughbreds. But it must be said that a year which began with the global economy clinging by its fingertips to the development of vaccines, and this particular industry chilled by the consecutive loss of two of the greatest investors in its history, has entered autumn with heartening buoyancy. Tuesday's second session of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, complementing the remarkable energy of the international yearling market, was another to bounce right back from tepid trade last year--not only overshadowing...

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Autumn Sale Begins At Park Paddocks

With the major yearling sales now in the rear-view mirror, the focus turns briefly to horses in training before the breeding stock sales, and Park Paddocks this week hosts the four-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale. One of the strongest indicators of the global nature of the racing industry, the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale routinely sees participation from purchasers around the world, and its graduates keep them coming back by winning key races internationally. Salute The Soldier (Ger) (Sepoy {Aus}) was bought for 380,000gns in 2019 and he picked up Meydan's G3...

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