Havana Grey

Havana Grey To The Fore On Day One Of Goffs February Sale

Commercial weanlings were in demand on day one of the Goffs February Sale as a Havana Grey (GB) colt [lot189] consigned by Kellsgrange Stud led home proceedings at €85,000 to Yeomanstown Stud as turnover dropped 30% compared to last year. The day one sale-topper is out of the unraced Danehill Dancer (Ire) mare How High The Sky (Ire), who has produced eight winners from 10 foals, including the highly-rated sprinter Up Above (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}). David O'Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud commented, "A great model. By a very good stallion...

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Pinatubo And Sergei Prokofiev Head First-Season Sires' Betting

Paddy Power have had their say on the first-season sires' championship and the betting giants are unable to separate Pinatubo (Ire) and Sergei Prokofiev at the head of the market at odds of 6-4. It was Blue Point (Ire) who dominated the first-season sires' championship last year in recording 50 individual winners in Europe including two Group 1 scorers. According to Paddy Power, Darley are in a strong position to scoop the prize for the second successive year as, not only can the powerful operation call on joint-favourite Pinatubo, but...

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Ed Harper Q&A: “What Excites Me Most Is Our Horses Winning On The Track”

It has been a big year for Whitsbury Manor Stud. From a landmark result with homebred Chaldean going on to win the 2,000 Guineas for Juddmonte, his half-sister Get Ahead selling for 2.5m gns at public auction and the continued rise of superstar stallion Havana Grey, 2023 has been the gift that keeps on giving for Ed Harper and his team. There is plenty, still, to look forward to next year, with fellow Whitsbury-based stallion Sergei Prokofiev set to be represented by his first crop of runners and Dragon Symbol...

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'Stubborn' Buyer Wins Out At Arqana As Buskop Bags 190k Zarak Foal 

By Brian Sheerin and Katie Petrunyak Danish buyer Morten Buskop was left thanking his lucky stars on Sunday that his unnamed but long-standing client was more stubborn than him as he came out on top for the €190,000 Zarak (Fr) foal who led the way at the second session of the Arqana breeding stock sale.  There's nothing quite like seeing the sales house back up when a highly regarded horse walks into the ring and it became evident pretty quickly that the Haras de Montaigu-drafted colt had plenty of suitors...

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Temperatures Rise At Tattersalls As Havana Grey Colt Fetches 250k

There was a familiar theme to develop at Park Paddocks on Wednesday as, for the second time in the space of 24 hours, the progeny of Havana Grey (GB) dominated at the December Foal Sale with a colt by the Whitsbury Manor Stud-based stallion fetching 250,000gns to unknown entity Rumstar Bloodstock.  A brother to G3 Cornwallis S. winner Rumstar (GB), lot 638 was one of two foals by the sire to clear six figures on the day, with five more foals by Havana Grey selling for at least 80,000gns. Whitsbury's...

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Grey Is The Colour As Super Sire Lights Up Tough Day At Tattersalls

The Havana Grey-vy train is showing no signs of stopping as foals by the sire sensation proved all the rage on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale on Tuesday where some of the key figures took a hit compared to 12 months ago. Hazelwood Bloodstock's Adrian O'Brien signed for two colts by Whistsbury Manor Stud's ace sire for just over 100,000gns, including the top lot, a Havana Grey (GB) colt out of Singspiel (Ire) mare Ebrah (GB), already a proven producer of sprinters with Cityman (GB) (Slade...

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Havana Grey Breeding Right Sells for 280,000gns

A breeding right to popular young sire Havana Grey (GB) (lot 152) topped the Tattersalls Online November Sale when selling for 280,000gns to Richmond Bloodstock. The Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion, who was leading freshman sire in Europe last year and now heads the second-season sires' table, has had his covering fee increased for 2024 to £55,000 from £18,500. The horses-in-training section was led by Dire La Verite (Fr) (Muhaarar {GB}) (lot 43), a 94-rated winner for Brian Meehan earlier this year, who was sold for 50,000gns to agent Federico Barberini....

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Araminta Added to December Sale; Havana Grey Breeding Right in Online Sale

Another five wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, which starts its four-day run on December 4. G3 Prix Chloe winner Araminta (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) will be offered in training by Barton Sales on the Monday of the sale after the first Sceptre Session. She is joined by the Group 3-placed Nigiri (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), consigned by Imperium Sales, and the 97-rated Star Girls Almaaal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}). The half-sister to Group 3 winner Create Belief (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) will be offered by Norelands Stud. ...

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Havana Grey Lights Up Book 2 With 425k Colt Knocked Down To Anthony Stroud

It seems as though Michael Fitzpatrick and Havana Grey (GB) have something in common with the lord himself as turning water into wine comes natural.  Time and time again, the man behind Kilminfoyle House Stud produces pinhook after pinhook in a similar fashion to how Whitsbury Manor Stud's emerging force seems to transform whatever pedigree he touches.  The latest transformation played out on Tuesday evening of Book 2 at Tattersalls when a colt by Havana Grey (lot 1020), who Fitzpatrick purchased as a foal under the banner of JC Bloodstock...

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Havana Grey Dominates Roasting Hot Somerville Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--There was nothing grey about Tattersalls on a roasting hot day other than the name of the sire who is increasingly prominent in results both in the sales ring and on the racecourse. Havana Grey (GB) was represented by four of the top 11 lots at the Somerville Sale, with plenty of people continuing to benefit from his success story either as breeders or pinhookers.  Whitsbury Manor Stud is where he stands, and Whitsbury Manor Stud was the consignor and breeder of the top lot [221], a grey daughter...

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Tattersalls Somerville Looking to Continue Upward Curve 

NEWMARKET, UK--The third European yearling sale within eight days gets underway as Tattersalls pulls the curtain up on its yearling season with its increasingly popular Somerville Sale.  It will be a frenetic day at Park Paddocks on Tuesday with more than 300 horses to go through the ring, but the sale is riding high on the back of some decent results, with Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}), the star of the inaugural edition in 2021, adding the G1 King's Stand S. to his previous Royal Ascot success in the G2 Coventry...

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The Next Bucanero Fuerte? Aguiar Lands 200k Wootton Bassett At Doncaster

Robson Aguiar showered Tuesday's Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale-topping Wootton Bassett (GB) colt with praise by comparing him to his Group 1 winner Bucanero Fuerte (GB) and said £200,000 could prove to be good value for the colt in time.  The leading breeze-up handler, who also plays a major role in the Amo Racing operation, flew back to Ireland following inspections but lot 48 clearly made a lasting impression with Aguiar, who saw off stiff opposition for the Highclere Stud-drafted colt remotely. Speaking after the sale, Aguiar said, "He really reminded...

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