Mehmas Filly Leads Mayfield Trio At Osarus Breeze-Up Sale

A trio of juveniles from the Mayfield Stables' consignment filled the top three positions during Wednesday's Osarus Breeze-Up Sale at La Teste Racecourse, with a filly by Mehmas (Ire) (lot 41), taking top honours at €80,000 from Mandore International Agency. The March foal is out of Heavenly Bliss (GB) (Intello {Ger}), herself a daughter of G3 Dahlia S. winner and triple Group 1 placegetter Heaven Sent (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), a full-sister to U.S. turf star and dual Grade I winner Megahertz (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). Mandore was also the name on...

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'A Lucky Place For Us' – Bourke Begins Breeze-Up Season At Osarus

Hyde Park Stud's John Bourke, who supplies 19 of the 68 juveniles at this week's Osarus Breeze-Up Sale, has described the La Teste fixture as an important outlet for handlers. Bourke, who is best known as the man who consigned 1,000 Guineas winner Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, has sold plenty of good horses at Osarus down through the years.  Top of that list, according to the County Westmeath-based breeder and breeze-up consignor, is the Group-placed Samedi Rien (Ire) (Bated Breath {GB}).  Speaking during the...

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Diverse Catalogue Of Juveniles For Osarus La Teste Breeze-Up Sale

A total of 83 juveniles have been entered in the Osarus La Teste Breeze-Up Sale catalogue which was released on Tuesday. Past graduates of the sale include G2 Prix de Malleret winner Rue Boissonade (Fr) (Seabhac). Set for Apr. 10 with the breezes the day prior, the sale contains 2-year-olds by 60 sires like Almanzor (Fr), Charm Spirit (Ire), Galileo Gold (GB), Galiway (GB), Havana Gold (Ire), Kodi Bear (Ire), Le Havre (Ire), Make Believe (GB), Mehmas (Ire), Profitable (Ire), Ten Sovereigns (Ire), Territories (Ire), and Zarak (Fr). There is...

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Osarus 100% NH Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Osarus 100% National Hunt Sale, offering 28 juveniles, 31 yearlings and 11 foals, mares and horses-in-training, is now available online. The single-session sale is scheduled to take place on Nov. 8 at Le Lion d'Angers. Bidding begins at 1 p.m. Past graduates include Grade 1 winners Laurina (Fr), Punch Nantais (Fr), Gelino Bello (Fr), Capodanno (Fr) and Mighty Potter (Fr), winner of the G1 Ladbrokes Novice Chase in February. The top lot of the new Osarus horses-in-training sale at Craon in September, Rose De La Jarrie...

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Intello Colt Brings Top Price At Osarus Breeze-Up Sale

Eric Ventrou presented a 2-year-old colt by Intello (Ger), and the flashy bay brought a sale-topping bid of €49,000 from Mandore International and Stephane Wattel during Thursday's Osarus Breeze-Up Sale in the south-west of France. The May 7 foal is a half-brother to listed winner Zarwaan (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), while second dam Dublino (Lear Fan) won the GI Del Mar Oaks and produced stakes winner Answered (GB) (Authorized {GB}), who was placed three times at group level. Just below lot 42, was an M. C. Thoroughbreds-consigned filly by Night...

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Breezes Held At La Teste-De-Buch For Osarus Breeze-Up Sale On Thursday

The breezes for the Osarus Breeze-Up Sale were held over the training track at La Teste-de-Buch on Wednesday. Just over 50 lots remain in the sale set for Thursday in the south-west of France. Some of the lots of note include a colt by Dark Angel (Ire) (lot 9) consigned by Ard Erin Stud from the family of G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Rosanara (Fr) (Sinndar {Ire}) and a colt by Acclamation (GB) (lot 65) who is kin to multiple group winner Signora Cabello (Ire) (Camacho {GB}); and M.C. Thoroughbreds...

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Freshman Sire Donjuan Triumphant Off The Mark At Moulins

Haras de la Barbottiere resident Donjuan Triumphant (Ire) (Dream Ahead) became Europe's latest first-crop sire to get off the mark when Florian Guyader trainee Snow Ghost (Fr) (Donjuan Triumphant {Ire}--Snow Spirit {GB}, by Verglas {Ire}), an €8,000 Osarus purchase last August, graduated over five furlongs in Saturday's €23,000 Prix de Gennetines at Moulins. Handily placed behind the leaders after an alert getaway in this second start, the 24-1 outsider quickened smartly to challenge inside the final furlong and was ridden out to deny stablemate Gotta Skedaddle (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB})...

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Trueshan Prevails In Long Distance Cup Thriller

Alan King trainee Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}--Shao Line {Fr}, by General Holme) had annexed the last two renewals of Ascot's G2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup, but had failed to find a way past Coltrane (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) in last month's G2 Doncaster Cup. Having earlier run third in a thrilling edition of August's G1 Goodwood Cup, he was back at the top of his game to exact revenge on that rival and registered a hat-trick of victories in the two-mile marathon after a ding-dong tussle. Hollie Doyle was...

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Osarus La Teste Yearling Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the upcoming Osarus La Teste Yearling Sale is online and can be viewed at www.osarus.com. The sale is scheduled for La Teste Racecourse, beginning at 1pm (local time). Heading recent graduates is Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}), victorious in the G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup and G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran. The €8,000 purchase in 2017, has accounted for £1,192,968 in career earnings. The sale has also produced Grade/Group 1 winners Sands of Mali, Fatale Bere and Medal Winner. A total of 57 sires will be represented at...

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Sextet of Wildcards Added to La Teste Breeze-Up Sale

Another six lots have been added to the Osarus La Teste Breeze-Up Sale on May 3. The breezes take place at 2:30 p.m. local time on May 2, and the sale will begin at 1 p.m. local time on May 3. The new additions include colts by Belardo (Ire) (lot 20) and Worthadd (Ire) (lot 30A); a Le Havre (Ire) colt who is a half-brother to graded winner and Grade I-placed Elysea's World (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}) (lot 40); lot 45A, a filly by Free Eagle (Ire) out of a...

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Almanzor Colt Tops Osarus Opener

A colt from the second crop of Almanzor (Fr) led the first day of the Osarus Yearling Sale in La Teste de Buch and will join the stable of Jean-Claude Rouget after being bought by MAB Agency for €50,000. Lot 102 was consigned by breeder Haras de Saint Vincent and is a son of the listed-placed Dutch Art (GB) mare Passion Blanche (GB), a descendant of the great Meon Valley Stud matron Reprocolor (GB). Her sole winner to date is the 4-year-old Whitehaven (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who has won...

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Trueshan Wins The Goodwood Cup As Stradivarius Taken Out

A G1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup without Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) meant that for the first time in five years it was heading elsewhere and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) stepped forward to claim the title in the heavy conditions he relishes on Tuesday. As he proved when winning Ascot's G2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup in October, the ground cannot be slow enough for the Alan King-trained 5-year-old and with the reigning champion taken out he traded as the 6-5 favourite. Always prominent under Hollie Doyle, the...

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