Land Force

'Top Strong But Everything Else Was Tough This Year' – Breeze-Up Market Reflections

Alice Haynes and Ado McGuinness, who have emblazoned the value on offer at the breeze-up sales by hitting the ground running with their respective purchases this season, have described shopping in that market as a hugely important aspect of their business.  Well-known breeze-up consignor Eddie Linehan of Lackendarra Stables agrees with Haynes and McGuinness that the value has favoured the buyer when it has come to shopping at the middle to lower tiers of the market due to the amount of choice in that sector. However, Linehan, who admitted that...

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Value Sires Part IV: Moving On Up

It is perhaps at this level of the market that bookings have not yet been finalised for this year's matings. While a number of those named here have since moved up in fee bracket on the back of success with runners and subsequent market response, there is still plenty of value to be found in the hope that stallions coming through could be similarly upwardly mobile. The aim of this exercise has been to show the average profit for stallions at each of four different levels of the market according...

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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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The Major Talking Points From The Premier Yearling Sale At Doncaster

The first major yearling sale of the autumn in Britain or Ireland, the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale provided entertainment from the beginning to the end, but most importantly, boasted impressive figures. Brian Sheerin was in attendance and discusses the major talking points from the sale. Figures on the up The team at Goffs UK could hardly have wished for a better start to the Premier Yearling Sale. The day one figures were off the charts. Of the 218 lots offered on Tuesday, 199 were sold, representing a clearance rate...

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'The Most Nervous I Have Ever Been' – Meet The Newest Consignors at Doncaster

DONCASTER, UK--New dreams abound for Natalie Folland and her partner Matt Bowen, who offer their first yearlings at this year's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale under the banner of Folland-Bowen Bloodstock.  Many people will know Folland from her days of managing Elkington Stud. She met her partner Bowen, who worked at a neighbouring farm, during that time but now the pair are concentrating on going it alone at Fonthill Stud in Wiltshire.  Not long after the pair welcomed daughter Imogen (2) into the world, Folland-Bowen Bloodstock was formed, and this...

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Foals Keep Up Market Momentum at Tatts

by Chris McGrath NEWMARKET, UK -- The world certainly looks a different place from when these babies slithered into the straw. A less frightening one, thankfully, to many breeders, who have been relieved by a remarkable strength and depth in all levels of the market after the global economy absorbed the shock of Covid. So while the Tattersalls December Foal Sale opened in the customary low register, business on Wednesday unequivocally maintained the buoyant morale established in other sectors. Indeed, the clearance rate of 84% was a session record, and...

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Highclere Unveils Fees, Incentives

Highclere Stud has announced that its resident stallions Cable Bay (Ire) and Land Force (Ire) will stand for £8,000 and £5,000, respectively, in 2021, and has also unveiled new incentives for breeders alongside its regular Oct. 1 SLF terms. Highclere's 50/50 Terms will allow breeders to pay half of the nomination fee on Oct. 1 SLF, with the remaining 50% payable when the progeny reaches its "target price"--triple the stud fee--at public auction as a foal or yearling. The target price for Cable Bay is 24,000 (£/gns) and 15,000 (£/gns)...

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First Mares In Foal To Land Force

The first mares have been scanned in foal to Land Force (Ire) (No Nay Never), the G2 Richmond S. winner who stands at Highclere Stud for £6,500. They include the winning Shamardal mare Bonhomie (GB), whose Cable Bay (Ire) yearling sold for £175,000 to Shadwell at Goffs UK last year; Shanndoura (Fr) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Shamdala (Fr) (Grand Lodge); Sea The Stars (Ire) mare Kaminari (Ire); and the stakes-producing Three Sugars (Aus) (Starcraft {NZ}). "Land Force is a natural in the covering shed and...

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Cable Bay Fast Out Of The Blocks

Cable Bay (Ire) entered stud with solid credentials, being a multiple group-winning son of Invincible Spirit (Ire), but it is safe to say that the Highclere Stud resident exceeded expectations with his first runners in 2019. Cable Bay finished last season ranked the second-leading first-season sire in Europe based on worldwide earnings, siring 28 winners of 38 races. His progeny to date include the multiple stakes winner Liberty Beach (GB) and Ropey Guest (GB), who despite still being a maiden was placed six times in stakes company last year. Meanwhile...

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