Recoletos (Fr)

First Winner For Recoletos

Haras du Quesnay's first-season sire Recoletos (Fr) (by Whipper) is off the mark after his daughter Markswoman (Fr) captured the opener at Compiegne on Tuesday. Fifth over 6 1/2 furlongs on debut at Craon June 13, the 23-5 shot was restrained early to race in rear. Cajoled into contention in early straight, she needed a remainder to overhaul Anoline (Fr) (Anodin {Ire}) and responded to head that rival inside the last 100 metres for a 3/4-of-a-length success. She is the last known foal out of the dam, a relative of...

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Haras du Quesnay Announces 2022 Fees

Group 1 winner and sire Intello (Ger) (Galileo {Ire}) leads the four-strong roster at Haras du Quesnay in France next year, Jour de Galop reported on Wednesday. A winner of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, the bay has sired six black-type winners in 2021 and stands for €8,000. He is joined by G1 Derby winner Motivator (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}), who has been priced at €7,000. Dual Group 1 winner Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper),whose first foals are yearlings, will stand for €4,000, and the roster is rounded out by first-season sire...

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Value Sires: First Yearlings of 2021

In the third installation of our Value Sires series, we will dig into the sire crop with its first foals born in 2020, and therefore with its first yearlings this year. After some two years in waiting since most of these retired to stud, the judges got the chance at the recently concluded foal sales to lay eyes on the first progeny of most of them, and though it is still incredibly early days, their opinions, corroborated through their actions in the ring, will have an impact on the perception...

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Arqana Season Starts With Mixed Fare

The wraps have already been lifted from Tattersalls and Goffs and this week it is the turn of Arqana to host its mixed February Sale to start the auction year rolling in Deauville. The 'something for everyone' nature of these sales is always a draw even in the depths of winter, and though this lower-key debut will have none of the glitz and glamour of the August Sale, history relates that there are always gems to be found. Of course only time will tell whether any of the 431 lots...

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Recoletos Sires First Foal

MG1SW Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper) sired his first foal, a filly, at Haras de Saint Isidro on Wednesday, Haras de Quesnay announced via Twitter. Bred by Dario Hinojosa's Darpat France, who also bred and raced Recoletos, the filly is out of Next Life (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and was one of a dozen mares sent by Hinojosa to support his young stallion. Next Life is out of G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Silkwood (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}).

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