“Buyers Will Be Spoiled For Choice” As Goffs Breeding Stock Catalogue Revealed

Over 40 lots from the Niarchos Draft headline the 541-strong Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale catalogue, which was released on Tuesday. Some of the stars of the two-day stand on Nov. 24-25 are Classic heroine and four-time Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 1263) in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire); Group 1 winners Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) (lot 1240) in foal to Frankel (GB) and Albigna (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 1212) carrying to St Marks Basilica (Fr). All three mares are from the...

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Kendargent's Lovera Tops First Auctav Flat Sale

Near the end of the first edition of the Auctav Flat Sale at Haras de Bois Roussel, the Kendargent (Fr) mare Lovera (Fr) (lot 84), in foal to Haras d'Etreham resident Hello Youmzain (Fr), became the sales topper with a €100,000 bid by Trotting Bloodstock's Florent Fonteyne. Consigned by Roc Let Stud, the grey 5-year-old is a half-sister to the stakes winner and group placed Lova (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), as well as G3 Prix Eclipse third Lovamour (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), and a full-sister to Kenlova (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), who was...

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Upcoming Foal Crop Projected At 18,000

The Jockey Club projects a 2024 North American foal crop of 18,000, some 500 fewer foals than the 2023 foal-crop estimate of 18,500. The projection of the foal crop is made using the Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) received to date by The Jockey Club for the 2023 breeding season. RMBs are due no later than Aug. 1 of each breeding season. Stallion owners who have yet to return their RMBs for the 2023 breeding season are encouraged to do so by The Jockey Club as soon as possible. Interactive...

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Pin Oak Acquires Adena Springs Annex Property

Jim and Dana Bernhard, recent buyers of the 793-acre Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, KY, have acquired an additional 465 acres from Adena Springs, bringing the total size of the farm to just over 1,250 acres. The land, purchased from eight-time Eclipse Champion Breeder Adena Springs, connects the existing Pin Oak land on the east side of US-60--commonly known as Versailles Road--with an entrance on Old Frankfort Pike. "Frank Stronach's Adena Springs and Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud are two legendary farms. Both were champion breeders focused on raising the...

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Seraphic One Of The Stars Of The Tattersalls Online August Catalogue

Seraphic (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 8), who won by 30 lengths at Clairefontaine on July 27, is one of 64 lots catalogued for the Tattersalls Online August Sale on Aug. 16-17. Bidding will begin at noon on the 16th and begin ending at noon on the following day. The son of the listed-placed Elle Galante (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of 48 horses in/out-of-training and he is a half-brother to Cheltenham's G1 Triumph Hurdle winner Pentland Hills (Ire) (Motivator {GB}) and Group 2 Royal Ascot winner Balios (Ire) (Shamardal). The...

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Diverse Catalogue For The Arqana Summer Sale Revealed

A varied catalogue featuring 92 2-year-olds, 162 2- and 3-year-old stores, 151 horses-in-training, and 80 fillies and mares comprise the upcoming Arqana Summer Sale. Flat-bred 2-year-olds will breeze at Deauville Racecourse beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. The first day of the sale will consist of Flat-bred 2-year-olds and stores on Wednesday, July 5, while breeding stock and horses-in-training will sell the day after. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. American Grade I winner Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) was sourced as a juvenile out of this...

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Godolphin Draft One Of The Highlights Of The Tattersalls Ascot June Catalogue

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ascot June Sale, which features a 15-strong draft from Godolphin, is now online. Set for Tuesday, June 6, the sale is comprised of 117 lots divided between 24 fillies and mares in- and out-of-training, 56 colts and geldings in- and out-of-training, 21 stores, and 16 point-to-pointers. Leading the Godolphin consignment is four-time winner Silent Film (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) as lot 48, and another lot of note is dual winner Winwood (Ger) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 49). Other consignments represented include Andrew Balding, Robyn Brisland, Byerley...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Stonehaven Steadings

With the breeding season underway, the TDN staff is continuing the '2023 Mating Plans' series, presented by Spendthrift Farm, to find out what stallions breeders have chosen for their mares this year, and why. Here Aidan and Leah O'Meara of Stonehaven Steadings talk us through their plans for the year. Before getting into their individual mares, Aidan discusses their process for drawing up the farm's mating plans each year. We usually begin our matings by drawing up a short list of stallions that we intend to use for the coming...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Paul Manganaro

With the breeding season underway, the TDN staff is continuing the '2023 Mating Plans' series, presented by Spendthrift Farm, to find out what stallions breeders have chosen for their mares this year, and why. This week Paul Manganaro talked us through his plans for the year. Manganaro said that he owns most of his mares in partnership with a group of close friends. DREAM YOUR DREAMS (m, 10, Tapit - Takesmybreathaway, by Gone West) to be bred to Into Mischief I have a long history with this mare's family. I...

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2023 Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Denali Stud

As we approach the opening of the 2023 breeding season, the TDN staff is once again sitting down with leading breeders to find out what stallions they have chosen for their mares, and why. Today we spoke with Conrad Bandoroff at Denali Stud. LIAM'S PROMENADE (m, 4, Liam's Map - Promenade Girl, by Carson City) to be bred to Curlin We just purchased this mare with some partners in the January Sale and are very excited to have her. She hails from the family of MGISW Cavorting (Bernardini), who has...

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Havana Grey Breeding Right And A Sister To Durston To Be Offered At Tattersalls Online

A lifetime breeding right to young sire Havana Grey (GB) and a full-sister to Group 1 winner Durston (GB) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) will be offered at the Tattersalls Online December Sale on Dec. 14-15. During the Tattersalls Online November Sale, a breeding right sold for 115,000gns to Badgers Bloodstock to top the sale. The Whitsbury Manor Stud-based grey is the leader of his intake in Europe across most first-crop sire categories, and sports five black-type winners and 13 black-type horses to date. He will stand for £18,500 next season....

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Where The Ice of Fashion Melts

What do these stallions have in common: Competitive Edge, First Samurai, Include, First Dude, Majesticperfection, Midnight Lute and Noble Mission (GB)? Okay, so you could also add A.P. Indy, Into Mischief, Lope de Vega (Ire), Medaglia d'Oro and Quality Road to the mix. But you would hope so, too, if you happen to be one of those highly paid advisors who tell their patrons that the only way to start a breeding program is with most expensive covers around.

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