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'Strong Prospect' — Go Athletico Brings 165k On Auctav Platform

Group 3 winner Go Athletico (Fr) (Goken {Fr}) attracted a bid of €165,000 from Shamrock Thoroughbreds manager Stephen Thorne during Friday's Auctav Flash Sale. The price is a record for a Flat horse on the online platform. Stephen Thorne, Shamrock Thoroubreds manager, said of the former AB Racing runner, "Go Athletico looks like a very nice and strong prospect. He is a solid horse to compete in Ireland in sprint races. He will go in training with Ado McGuiness. We are delighted." "We quickly found our niche in the NH...

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Expert Eye's Nuthatch Leads Tattersalls Online February Sale

A winner at Chelmsford earlier this month for Jamie Osborne, Nuthatch (GB) (Expert Eye {GB}) (lot 46) brought a sale-topping 34,000gns from Mike Watson's Trebles Holford Farm during Thursday's Tattersalls Online February Sale. Consigned by Osborne's The Old Malthouse Stables, the 3-year-old filly is a half-sister to the Listed Prix Coronation second Savaanah (Ire) (Olden Times {GB}). Their unraced dam, Tanouma (Mr. Greeley), is a half-sister to GIII Oceanport S. hero Silent Roar (Unbridled's Song), while farther back in the family are Grade/Group 1 winners and sires Joyeux Danseur, Noverre,...

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Djelo Tops Auctav November Sale

The winning 3-year-old gelding Djelo (Fr) (Montmartre {Fr}) brought a sale-topping €140,000 from bloodstock agent Guy Petit during the Auctav November Sale on Wednesday. Offered as lot 1bis by Ecurie Augustin de Boisbrunet, the bay won at Nancy and is going to trainer Venetia Williams. Petit was also in action for lot 3bis, Zopito (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}), who was consigned by Jerome Delaunay. Placed on debut, he made €55,000 and will be trained by Stuart Coltherd. For the full results, please visit the Auctav website. "This last...

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Wanamaker's August Sale Catalog Online

The catalog for Wanamaker's August sale, which takes place Aug. 26, is now online at The catalog is highlighted by a juvenile by Curlin out of dual graded stakes-placed, Tonasah (Malibu Moon), who also the dam of Grade III placed Union Gables (Speightstown). The catalog also includes a 3-year-old filly by Runhappy, a yearling colt by Normandy Invasion and a mare in-foal to Cross Traffic. Live bidding will open at 8:00 a.m. ET Aug. 26 and the first listing will close later at 5:00 p.m. ET. Subsequent listings will...

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Toby Jones Appointed Bloodstock Agent For Auctav

Toby Jones has joined the Auctav online auction platform as a bloodstock agent with an emphasis on horses-in-training selection, the company announced on Tuesday. The Englishman, who moved to France 20 years ago where his parents run a stud farm with around 10 National Hunt mares, first gained experience with Julian Ince at Haras du Logis and then with Jean-Marc Lucas at Haras du Berlais. He then began to operate as a bloodstock agent and bought his first horse for a client in 2006. "We are very happy Toby Jones...

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