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Catalogue Announced For ThoroughBid September Sale

ThoroughBid's September Sale will feature at least 44 lots on Friday, Sept. 16. Beginning at 9 a.m., the online sale includes five horses-in-training from Willie Mullins, several Flat performers from Charlie Hills, seven French Flat-bred juveniles from David Maughan and the dispersal of Beswick Brothers Bloodstock. Some of the highlights are the 135-rated Grand Bornand (Fr) (Montmartre {Fr}) (lot 5) from Mullins; Hills's 94-rated sprinter Menai Bridge (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) (lot 9); and Chantilly maiden winner Cosmic Invasion (Ire) (Sioux Nation) (lot 21). James Richardson, CEO of ThoroughBid, said,...

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Nine Wild Cards Added To Arqana Summer Sale

The Arqana Summer Sale grew by nine lots, as more wild cards were added on Tuesday. One of the new lots, the Bated Breath (GB) horse Makaloun (Fr) (lot 236a), will be offered by The Aga Khan Studs. The dual Group 3 winner was also third in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Haras des Capucines will send Tosia (Ger) (Big Shuffle) (lot 295A) through the ring. She is already the dam of listed winner Think of Me (Ger) (So You Think {NZ}) and the 14-year-old is in foal to Zelzal...

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Record Price at Doncaster as Spring Store Sale Ends

The Goffs UK Spring Store Sale at Doncaster came to a close on Tuesday, and figures were the second highest achieved in the sale's history. Of the five lots that made six-figure sums over the two-day stand, three of them went through the ring during the second session, led by a gelded son of Gris de Gris (Ire) as lot 301. Henriette Knight paid £155,000 for the bay from the Brown Island Stables draft, who is from the same family as the listed hurdler Queen des Places (Fr) (Sabrehill), who...

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Croke Park Tops Goffs UK Aintree Sale

Back after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the 2022 Goffs UK Aintree Sale was topped by the winning point-to-pointer Croke Park (Ire) (Walk In The Park {Ire}) (lot 8) at £400,000. A 4-year-old gelding who ran second at Lingstown on debut in March, the Ballyboy Stables-consigned bay was purchased by Gordon Elliot Racing. His half-brother, Etre Francais (Ire) (Anzillero {Ger}), has placed third in a French listed hurdle. This is the family of the graded-winning chaser Oiseau de Nuit (Fr) (Evening World {Fr}). Second on the buyers' sheet was lot 1,...

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Walk In The Park Gelding Top Lot at Goffs

A gelding by Walk In The Park (Ire) brought a session-topping final bid of €220,000 during the second session of the Goffs Land Rover Sale on Wednesday. Consigned by Glenwood Stud as lot 249, the 3-year-old sold to Andy and Gemma Brown and Joey Logan. That trio had been in action for the second dearest lot during Tuesday's session, the €200,000 Aide Memoire (Fr) (Martaline {GB}). He is a half-brother to outstanding Group 1 chaser Monalee (Ire) (Milan {GB}). Lot 339, a gelding by Milan (GB), brought €165,000 from the...

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Brisk Trade During First Session of Goffs Land Rover Sale

Trade was brisk during the first session of the Goffs Land Rover Sale on Tuesday. A total of 183 horses sold from 202 offered (91%). The gross was €8,532,500, with an average of €46,626 and a median of €42,000. There were 11 six-figure lots during the first session led by a 3-year-old gelding by Shantou out of Screaming Witness (Ire) (Shernazar {GB}). Consigned by Peter Nolan Bloodstock, the bay brought a session-topping €230,000 from Bective Stud. Offered as lot 203, he is a full-brother to Grade 1 hurdler Airlie Beach...

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New Record Price at Fairyhouse

Ginto (Fr) (Walk in the Park {Ire}) (lot 5) set a new record for a horse sold at Fairyhouse when bringing €470,000 to top the Tattersalls Cheltenham November (Ireland) Sale on Friday. Snapped up by Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud, the winning 4-year-old gelding will remain with Gordon Elliott. Consigned by Cullentra House Stables, he won a maiden at Tattersalls by 12 lengths on Oct. 25. Another 4-year-old gelding, Gringo d'Aubrelle (Fr) (Saddler Maker {Ire}) (lot 16), made €270,000 also from Bective Stud. Consigned by Monbeg Stables, the bay...

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