MV Magnier

Landmark Result For St Mark's Basilica With 575k Sale-Topper At Tattersalls 

Friday marked a breakout result for five-time Group 1-winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) as a filly by Coolmore's freshman sire out of the Oaks winner Talent (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) topped the December Foal Sale at Tattersalls on 575,000gns. The aggregate fell 11% compared to this day 12 months ago to 17,943,000gns while the clearance rate climbed 7% to 87%. The average fell 13% to 95,952gns and the median dipped 9% to 62,000gns. It was bloodstock agent Jill Lamb, bidding on behalf of Newsells Park Stud, who came out on...

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Alpine Star and Alpha Centauri Sell For Record-Equalling €6m Apiece To Coolmore

Coolmore Stud spent €19m and equalled its own record set for the highest price paid at public auction in Ireland 10 years ago for Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) by flexing its buying power to secure half-sisters Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) and Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) for €6m apiece from the Niarchos draft at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale on Friday. Alpine Star, the brilliant G1 Coronation S. winner, and multiple Group 1 and Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Alpha Centauri, carried the Niarchos family's colours with...

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Champion Alpha Centauri Brings Up Magnier Quartet At 6 Million As Goffs Sale Continues

Expected to be the star of the show, champion Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman {Ire}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) did not disappoint and brought a co-session-topping €6 million on the bid of MV Magnier. Also part of the Norelands draft who were selling on behalf of Niarchos family like €3.3-million mare That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality) just three hips prior, the imposing grey (lot 1263) equaled the price of her Sea The Moon (Ger) half-sister and fellow Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) to share topper honours. In foal to Sea...

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That Which Is Not Becomes Third 3-Million Mare At Goffs On The Bid Of Magnier

Hailing from the Norelands consignment, That Which Is Not (Elusive Quality--Shiva {Jpn}, by Hector Protector) became the third mare to clear the €3-million mark from the Niarchos family's bloodstock restructuring, with MV Magnier shelling out €3.3 million at Goffs late in the session. Lot 1260, in foal to Juddmonte's Frankel (GB), has already produced G3 Ballysax S. hero Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}), who was runner-up in the G1 Irish Derby and third in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. Her dam did win the Tattersalls Gold Cup, and this is...

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Another For Magnier As Coronation Winner Alpine Star Hammers For 6 Million At Goffs

Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}--Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) brought €6 million and was the second seven-figure lot of the day during the Goffs November Breeding Stock sale when selling to MV Magnier. Consigned by Kiltanan Castle Stud for the Niarchos family, lot 1240 is carrying to Frankel (GB). She is a half-sister to the European champion Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), who won four Group 1 races, as well as a full-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Discoveries (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).   ⭐️...

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Traces of Frankel as City Of Troy Rules Old Rowley

NEWMARKET, UK--Friday's biblical rains had cleared by the early hours of Saturday to ensure City Of Troy's coronation was brightly lit against the big East Anglian sky. And make no mistake, however good Vandeek had been across most of the same turf just a fortnight earlier, this was the two-year-old performance of the year. Across the Devil's Dyke, City Of Troy had already stormed the July Course to take the Superlative S. in imperious fashion, with braking the only problem for Ryan Moore as he attempted to pull up the...

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Wootton Bassett Colt Another Millionaire For Magnier At 1.25m As Tattersalls Session Ends

Just a handful of lots remained to sell on Wednesday evening, and lot 352, a son of Coolmore sire Wootton Bassett (GB) and a half-brother to G1 Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}), attracted a final bid of 1.25 million from MV Magnier to become the fourth millionaire on the day. The Clara Stud-consigned son of Entreat (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) is also a half-brother to listed winner Line Of Departure (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), and under the second dam is Turkish Group 2 winner Producer (GB) (Dutch Art...

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Record-Setting Dual Group 1 Winner Marsha Dies

Marsha (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}--Marlinka {GB}, by Marju {Ire}), a two-time Group 1-winning sprinter who later set a record price for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Europe, has passed away aged 10, according to multiple reports. Bred and raced by the Elite Racing Club and trained by Sir Mark Prescott, Marsha made the first nine starts of her career at eight different venues across England and Ireland, winning listed events at Ayr and York in the summer of 2016 before venturing beyond the borders of the United Kingdom for...

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Late Late Show At Goffs Orby As Frankel Filly Shines At €1.85m To MV Magnier


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MV Magnier Buys 1.85-Million Frankel Filly, The New Goffs Orby Topper

Camas Park Stud's Frankel (GB) filly (lot 525) became the new Orby topper after Coolmore's MV Magnier paid €1.85 million during Wednesday's session. The new top lot is out of Multilingual (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner, Classic scorer and standout Juddmonte sire Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), as well as G3 Tercentenary S. hero Remote (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The bay's granddam is G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Zenda (GB) (Zamindar).This is the clan of fellow Juddmonte stallion and top sprinter Oasis Dream (GB) (Green...

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Coolmore to Offer Camelot Covering at Arqana to Aid Red Cross

In support of the humanitarian aid deployed to those affected by the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria Feb. 6t, Coolmore has donated a stallion cover to Classic winner Camelot (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}). The cover will be offered at Arqana's February Mixed sale, without fees, Tuesday, Feb. 14 as lot 70. All proceeds will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The covering to the Derby hero, can be used in 2023 or carried over to 2024 if there is no live foal from the 2023 service....

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Nest's Dam to Coolmore

Marion Ravenwood (A.P. Indy), the stakes-winning dam of expected champion 3-year-old filly Nest (Curlin), GISW Idol (Curlin) and this year's stakes-winning juvenile Lost Ark (Violence) was unsurprisingly popular in the Keeneland November sales ring Monday, with Coolmore's MV Magnier coming out on top to secure the 14-year-old for $2.6 million. Hip 187, in foal to Curlin, was consigned by the Lyster family's Ashview Farm. Ashview and Richard Santulli's Colts Neck Stables paid $400,000 for Marion Ravenwood at the 2017 renewal of this sale while she was carrying eventual MSP Dr...

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