King Of Change

Value Sires Part V: Everything to Prove

For this final part of the series, we are looking at stallions who have retired to stud since 2021 and will thus have either first foals or yearlings at the sales this year or are about to cover their first book of mares. There is plenty to digest from three years' intake and of course prices can often drop after a stallion's first year at stud, so there could be some value to be found for breeders willing to roll the dice on a stallion about to embark on his...

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Dubawi Legend “An Exciting Addition” To The Compas Stallion Roster

Micheál Orlandi has spoken of his excitement at being able to offer an accessible son of Dubawi (Ire) to breeders after announcing Dubawi Legend (Ire) will join the roster at Compas Stallions' Starfield Stud for the upcoming breeding season. A classy sprinter for Hugo Palmer, Dubawi Legend chased home Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) in the G1 Dewhurst S. at Newmarket before signing off on his juvenile campaign with a rating of 115. He achieved Group 3 success as a 3-year-old and put in another notable performance to finish...

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Young Guns: Buyers Have Their Say On The Up-And-Coming Stallions 

By Brian Sheerin and Emma Berry   After a hectic few months perusing this year's foal and yearling crops, we asked the buyers to share their thoughts on the young stallions with first foals and yearlings.  Dermot Farrington, agent: "If you look at the list of people who have bought yearlings and foals by Advertise, it's a long time since a young stallion has attracted the who's who of the bloodstock world, and that's exactly what he has done. Whether it be yearlings to breeze, yearlings to race or foals...

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Who's Hot Ahead Of The Tattersalls December Foal Sale?

The insatiable demand for foals was evident in the figures recorded at Goffs last week with turnover rising 16% to €29,561,000 and the average climbing 16% to €40,110. At the top end of the market, Kingman (GB) dominated with three foals by the Juddmonte-based stallion selling for a combined €1,540,000 and one of Europe's leading pinhookers Philipp Stauffenberg signing for the €550,000 top lot by the sire.  Tally-Ho Stud may be best known for being sellers but they pipped Stauffenberg for the biggest spenders title by signing for 19 foals...

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Saxon Warrior Leads The Way At Goffs November Foal Sale 

Helped in no small part by the success of Victoria Road (Ire) at the Breeders' Cup and Auguste Rodin's (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) emergence as a leading Classic contender from the same sire line, the progeny of Saxon Warrior (Jpn) played a starring role on day one of the November Foal Sale at Goffs. Not only did Saxon Warrior top the session when Ballyhimikin Stud signed for a colt [lot 231] drafted by Kildallan Farm for €88,000, but he was also responsible for three of the top four foals on...

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Value Sires Part II: First Foals

We continue our Value Sires Series with a look at stallions with their first foals arriving in 2022, and what looks a very intriguing bunch. Not only do we have Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal), the outstanding 2-year-old who was rated higher than Frankel as a juvenile, but also Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), Dubawi's best son yet to retire to stud; the Classic-winning Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who trained on to add the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at four; and the three-time Group 1 and Classic winner Persian King (Ire),...

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First Mares In Foal For King Of Change

G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. winner and G1 2000 Guineas second King Of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) has had his first mares scanned in foal. They include Table Forty Six (Ire) (Refuse To Bend {Ire}), a seven-time winner who is from the immediate family of G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks third Mezzogiorno (Unfuwain) and Group 2 winners Monturani (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) and Anda Muchacho (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}); and Ramamara (Ire) (Trans Island {GB}), a winning half-sister to the listed-placed Trinity (Ire) (College Chapel {GB}) and a daughter...

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An Irish Throne For King Of Change

King Of Change (GB), a Group 1 winner and Classic-placed son of Farhh (GB), will stand his first season at Derrinstown Stud in 2021 for €7,000. He was a model of consistency throughout his career and Stephen Collins, general manager of Derrinstown, tells TDN's Alayna Cullen more about him. AC: Stephen, King Of Change is an exciting addition to the Derrinstown Stud roster. How is it that he came to stand at Derrinstown? SC: We were approached by Ali Abdullah Saeed, King Of Change's owner, and he asked would it...

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Ambivalent To Visit King Of Change

Ambivalent (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}), the winner of the G1 Pretty Polly S. in 2013 and the G2 Middleton S. in 2014, will visit Derrinstown Stud's new recruit King Of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}) in 2021. Ali Saeed's Ambivalent has already gotten off to a good start as a broodmare; her first foal was Al Hilalee (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), winner of last year's G2 Prix Hocquart for Godolphin. Ambivalent has an unraced 2-year-old filly by Sea The Stars (Ire) named Teona (Ire), a yearling colt by Invincible Spirit (Ire) and a...

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King Of Change Retired To Derrinstown

Group 1-winning miler King Of Change (GB) (Farhh {GB}-Salacia {Ire}, by Echo of Light {GB}) has been retired from racing and will stand in 2021 at Derrinstown Stud for a fee of €7,000. Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock and campaigned by owner Ali Abdulla Saeed with trainer Richard Hannon, King Of Change was placed in each of his two starts at two before breaking his maiden on seasonal debut in April of his 3-year-old campaign. He outran odds of 66-1 to finish second to Magna Grecia (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in...

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