Hazelwood Bloodstock

Dubawi Rings The Bell With Three Book 1 Millionaires

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--Sales can often start with more of a whimper than a bang, but with only the second horse in the ring at Tattersalls the October Yearling Sale roared into life as the first Dubawi (Ire) yearling to be offered ensured that seven figures were lit across the bid board. That was repeated twice during the day, both times by offspring of Darley's elite sire, with top honours eventually falling to Hazelwood Bloodstock's colt out of Ring The Bell (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who was...

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Dubawi Colt Hammers At 1.5m Gns To Godolphin And Takes The Lead At Tattersalls

Near the end of the first session at Tattersalls, lot 167, a Dubawi (Ire) colt out of Ring The Bell (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), took the lead when selling for 1.5 million gns to Godolphin. Out of a full-sister to a trio of Group 1 winners in Hydrangea (Ire), Hermosa (Ire), and The United States (Ire), the colt was offered by Hazelwood Bloodstock. The Fairway Thoroughbreds-bred's half-sister, the 3-year-old filly Voice Of Angels (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}), is a dual winner and has placed third in the Listed Cairn Rouge S....

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Book 1 Countdown: 'I Think It's Going to be a Blockbuster Sale'

NEWMARKET, UK--There may be some pretty important racing going on across the Channel, but Sunday morning at Park Paddocks was all business as buyers from across the world assembled to assess the potential stars of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. Tense though these last few days of inspections can be, one man who can permit himself a small smile of satisfaction is Adrian O'Brien of Hazelwood Bloodstock. The back cover of the Tattersalls catalogue traditionally features photographs of some of the sale's key recent graduates, and of...

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Seven Days: Mercury Rising

An awful lot of people have been getting hot under the collar this week, and not just because a heatwave is currently sweeping Europe, leading to the cancellation of five race meetings in England and some rejigging of times and locations on the continent. The BHA's whip report was published last Tuesday sparking a predictably wide range of views being aired on both sides of the debate. While some believe that by enforcing changes racing is pandering to those who don't understand the sport and need educating as to horse...

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Frankel's Hans Andersen Powers To Rising Stardom In Ireland

Westerberg and Coolmore's 450,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling Hans Andersen (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Shadow Hunter {Ire}, by Arcano {Ire}) gained much benefit for his debut run, tackling an extended seven furlongs at Tipperary last month, and earned a 'TDN Rising Star' badge with a dominant display down to seven furlongs for Saturday's Juddmonte Farms Expert Eye Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden at the Curragh. The 10-11 favourite was sharply into stride to gain immediate control. Nudged along when the pack threatened approaching the quarter-mile marker, he held a comfortable buffer entering...

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'It's Mind-Boggling' – O'Brien Shares All About Belmont Heroine McKulick

Adrian O'Brien, who under the banner of Hazelwood Bloodstock, raised and consigned GI Belmont Oaks winner McKulick (GB) (Frankel {GB}) on behalf of her breeder Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, has opened up about what Saturday's top-level triumph means to everyone on his farm.  Hazelwood Bloodstock, which O'Brien set up alongside his wife Philippa in 2016, boards up to 30 mares with an emphasis on quality over quantity.  In Astrelle (Ire) (Makfi {GB}), the dam of McKulick and one of the first mares to walk through the gates at...

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Juddmonte Strike For Kingman Top Lot

NEWMARKET, UK--As Book 2 continued in the manner it began, with a greatly improved median and strong demand throughout the second session, it was a rare yearling colt purchase by Juddmonte Farms that set the day's high at 525,000gns. The blend of the bloodlines of Kingman (GB) and the Galileo (Ire) mare Reem (Aus) has worked well in the past to the extent of providing the Book 2 sale-topper of 2018 at 750,000gns. That youngster went on to become the dual winner and 103-rated King Leonidas (GB), and his trainer...

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