Jet Setting

Yoshida Hails 'Amazing Market' As JRHA Records Tumble

It doesn't seem to matter where you are in the world: bloodstock sales are booming. That was certainly the case for the opening day and sole session of yearlings at the JRHA Select Sale, which reached new highs after last year's record-breaking trade. At Y12,870,000,000 (£78.7m/€93m), the aggregate for the session improved by 10.6% from 2021 with a staggeringly high clearance rate of 95.3%, which was yet another record. Only 11 of the 233 yearlings offered returned unsold to their vendors, with the average price driven up 12.6% to an...

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Breeze-up Evolution Continues With Classy Arqana Offering

DONCASTER, UK--On paper, there has been clear evidence over a number of years that the breeze-up sector has collectively raised its game when it comes to the quality of product on offer. Many of the 2-year-olds who will pass through the ring in Doncaster on Friday for the relocated and slightly delayed Arqana Breeze-Up Sale would not have looked out of place in an elite yearling sale. The advantage for potential buyers now is that they don't just have the chance to watch the horses walk up and down, but...

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Keatley Positive On New Beginnings

   Four years ago next month, The Curragh was reverberating with the shock of seeing Ballydoyle's luminary Minding (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) narrowly denied in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Carrying out the upset was the diminutive Jet Setting (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) sporting the colours of the barely-known Equinegrowthpartners Syndicate and trained by the little-known Adrian Keatley. Ditched from the Richard Hannon stable for just 12,000gns at the Tattersalls Autumn Sale the previous October, she was raised from an official rating of just 85 by her Kildare-born and raised trainer...

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Goffs Releases Deep Orby Catalogue

Goffs on Thursday released the catalogue for its flagship Orby yearling sale, with 472 yearlings set to be offered on Oct. 1 and 2. This year, Orby celebrated a second consecutive Oaks winner when Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) was victorious in the G1 Prix de Diane. Bred by Kilcarn Stud, Channel was an €18,000 private purchase at Orby in 2017 by Meridian International. The year prior, G1 Investec Oaks winner Forever Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) had been bought by MV Magnier for €900,000. One of the highlights of this year's...

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