La Teste de Buch

Almanzor Colt Tops Osarus Opener

A colt from the second crop of Almanzor (Fr) led the first day of the Osarus Yearling Sale in La Teste de Buch and will join the stable of Jean-Claude Rouget after being bought by MAB Agency for €50,000. Lot 102 was consigned by breeder Haras de Saint Vincent and is a son of the listed-placed Dutch Art (GB) mare Passion Blanche (GB), a descendant of the great Meon Valley Stud matron Reprocolor (GB). Her sole winner to date is the 4-year-old Whitehaven (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who has won...

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Osarus Yearling Sale Catalogue Released

Osarus has released the catalogue for its flagship yearling sale at La Teste de Buch, which takes place on Sept. 14 and 15. A total of 279 yearlings catalogued includes members of the first crops of Recoletos (Fr), Harry Angel (Ire) and Cloth Of Stars (Ire) among 10 freshman stallions to be featured.  The 13 yearlings to be consigned by Haras de la Haie Neuve include lot 88, a half-sister to the GI Del Mar Oaks winner Fatal Bere (Fr) (Pedro The Great) by the stud's first-season stallion Seahenge, a...

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Wootton Bassett Colt Sets New Osarus Record

Having become the first European auction to be staged entirely online in 2020, the Osarus Breeze-up Sale returned to its more usual format this year, selling live at La Teste de Buch racecourse and setting a new record top price of €200,000 in the process. The sale-topper had not originally been intended for this sale but, following the relocation of the Arqana Breeze-up Sale from Deauville to Doncaster, French-based consignor Philippe Prevost Baratte opted to keep his Wootton Bassett (GB) colt at home, sending him to Osarus as lot 45A,...

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Freshman Sire Morandi Off the Mark at La Teste de Buch

Hugues Rousseau and Didier Guillemin's Healey (Fr) (Morandi {Fr}), who ran unplaced in a five-furlong claimer at Chantilly in his May 13 debut, stepped forward to cause an upset in Friday's Prix Hyper U Gujan Mestras, upped to six furlongs at Bordeaux's La Teste de Buch venue, and become the first winner for his Haras du Mont Goubert-based freshman sire (by Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}). 1st-La Teste de Buch, €14,000, Mdn, 6-19, 2yo, c/g, 6fT, 1:19.34, sf. HEALEY (FR) (c, 2, Morandi {Fr}--Bashasha, by Kingmambo) ran unplaced in a five-furlong...

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