horses-in-training

Six Wildcards Join Tattersalls Guineas Sale

The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horse-in-Training Sale catalogue grew by six horses, five juveniles and one horse-in-training, the winning Jiffy Boy (GB) (Mondialiste {Ire}) (lot 120A) and Brocklesby third, who hails from the Mayfield Stables' consignment. All five unraced 2-year-olds were previously catalogued in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, and are eligible for the £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, as well as the £15,000 Craven Breeze-Up Bonus. Leading the quintet is a half-sister to listed winner Copper Knight (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) by Exceed And Excel (Aus) (lot 327)...

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Arqana Releases 2022 Online Sale Dates

Following the release of its Apr. 6 Pop-Up Sale, the schedule for the Arqana Online Sale calendar was announced by the sales company on Thursday.  There will be four formal Arqana Online Sales set for the second half of the year and several pop-up sales, that have yet to be announced. The quartet of online sales are as follows: Friday, Aug. 26 Thursday, Oct. 13 Thursday, Nov. 22 Thursday, Dec. 15 Since the creation of the Arqana Online Sale platform, 25 mixed sales have been held, with listed winners Vedevani...

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IWW Digital Sale Begins April 20

The I Want The Winner Sale will be held over two days--beginning Apr. 20 at 10am and will continue through Thursday Apr. 21 at 5pm. The mixed sale will feature horses in training, broodmares, stores and stallion shares. The IWW team are currently accepting entries. "You just need to read the trade press to realize the exponential growth of online sales around the world," said Valentin Adam. "The simplicity of the transactions, of the sale and the automation of the legal proceedings allow sellers to complete their transactions without delay....

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Arqana Online to Offer Magalen Bryant Dispersal Horses-in-Training

The upcoming Arqana Online Sale will feature horses-in-training from the Magalen Bryant Dispersal. An owner, breeder, and a leading figure in the National Hunt World, Bryant's horses won at the highest level. Slated for 2:30 p.m. on Mar. 29, the sale has catalogued a total of 28 horses-in-training. Notable offerings include Iamastar (Fr) (Balko {Fr}) (lot 12), a 4-year-old AQPS gelding out of listed winner Victoria's Star (Fr) (Poliglote {GB}), who was placed at the graded level in 2021; another 4-year-old AQPS gelding, In Love (Fr) (Great Pretender {Ire}) (lot...

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Robin Des Champs Mare Tops Tattersalls Ireland NH February Sale

Robin de Carlow (GB) (Robin des Champs {Fr}) (lot 298A), consigned by Closutton Stables, brought a sale-topping €70,000 from Simon Cox and Ballincurrig House during the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale on Tuesday. The 9-year-old has won at the Grade 3 level over both hurdles and fences and her granddam is the Grade 1 hurdle heroine Nas Na Riogh (Ire) (Presenting {GB}). Ballincurrig House Stud's Perfect Ball (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) brought the next dearest amount, going for €62,000 to Kieran Shields. The yearling (lot 104) is...

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Trio of Wildcards Join Tattersalls February Sale

Three more wildcards have been added to the Tattersalls February Sale catalogue after the addition of White Marlin (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). Rated 93, the Michael Bell-trained Dairerin (GB) (Spill The Beans {Aus}) (lot 375B) will be offered by Bell's Fitzroy House. The 3-year-old was a dual winner last year and also ran in the G3 Prix de Cabourg in Deauville, although he did not hit the board. From the family of the Classic-placed G2 Geoffrey Freer S. hero Mr Combustible (Ire) (Hernando {Fr}) and the G2 Ribblesdale S. winner and...

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Zarak Share Knocked Down For €350,000 at Arqana

A 1/50th share in rising sire star Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 1) made €350,000 from Peter Brant's White Birch Farm to top the Arqana January Online Sale on Thursday. Already the sire of 18 first-crop winners, the son of Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) also has a pair of Group 1-placed runners, with one of them, Purplepay (Fr) bringing €2,000,000 at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale. Paul Harley Bloodstock shelled out €25,000 for a breeding right in Group 1 sire Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 2) and...

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Curtain Lowers on Arqana December Sale

The frenetic pace of the breeding stock sale season finally came to a halt on Tuesday, as, after four days of selling during Arqana's December Breeding Stock Sale, the last horse passed through the ring at Deauville. Overall, the aggregate grew by 58.5% to €42,007,700, up from €25,253,500 during the first year of the Covid pandemic and the first time the sale breached the €40-million mark. There were 689 lots sold from 907 offered (76%), and 13 horses made at least €500,000, compared to six in 2020. The average of...

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Tattersalls Ascot December Adds 21 Wildcards

A total of 21 wildcards were added to the Dec. 6 Tattersalls Ascot December Sale which will now feature 89 lots. Comprised of 11 yearlings, 58 horses-in-training, 12 horses-out-of-training, two stores and five point-to-pointers, selling will begin at 11 a.m. local time at Ascot Racecourse Stables. One of the wildcard entries of note is lot 47, No Nonsense (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) from George Boughey's Saffron House Stables. Sporting an official BHA Rating of 85, No Nonsense was placed the G3 Pavillion S. at Ascot. For the full catalogue, please visit...

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Djelo Tops Auctav November Sale

The winning 3-year-old gelding Djelo (Fr) (Montmartre {Fr}) brought a sale-topping €140,000 from bloodstock agent Guy Petit during the Auctav November Sale on Wednesday. Offered as lot 1bis by Ecurie Augustin de Boisbrunet, the bay won at Nancy and is going to trainer Venetia Williams. Petit was also in action for lot 3bis, Zopito (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}), who was consigned by Jerome Delaunay. Placed on debut, he made €55,000 and will be trained by Stuart Coltherd. For the full results, please visit the Auctav website. "This last...

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Lively Trade For Jumpers at Arqana

Jumping was at the forefront of many buyers' minds in Deauville on Monday, where a strong first day of the Autumn Sale featuring horses-in-training and 2-year-old stores saw 13 horses change hands for six-figure sums. The session was led by the 3-year-old gelding Foxfire Glow (Fr) lot 419d, though mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer who bid €315,000 for the son of Vadamos (Fr) via Freddy Powell. The Arqana director could say only that the horse's new owner wished to remain anonymous and that the former Francois Nicolle trainee,...

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Tattersalls Ascot November Catalogue Released

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ascot November Sale was released on Tuesday. Slated for Nov. 4, the 99 lots are divided between 27 fillies in/out of training, 57 colts and geldings, four point-to-pointers, five yearlings and six stores. It will be the first sale held at Ascot Racecourse since December of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the vendors are Bedford House, Beckhampton House, East Everleigh, Godolphin, Jackdaws Castle, Park House, Seven Barrows, Somerville Lodge, The Old Malthouse and West Ilsley. Some of the lots on offer are: Kingdom...

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