Saffron Beach

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


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“If People Back Us, We Can Deliver” – Top-Tier Yearlings On Offer At Goffs Orby

With great trust comes responsibility and nobody knows that better than Henry Beeby. After throwing down the gauntlet to the breeders of Ireland to support this year's Goffs Orby with their top-tier yearlings, Beeby has assembled what he describes as the strongest catalogue for this sale in his 41 years working for the company.  Along with some of the major farms in Ireland--your Glenvales, Camas Parks, Barodas, Tally-Hos, Ballylinches and more--Philip Stauffenberg is here. Consigning at the Orby Sale for the first time, Stauffenberg Bloodstock will offer the Kingman (GB)...

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Claymore Set To Resume In Brigadier Gerard

Claymore (Fr) (New Bay {GB}), winner of last year's G3 Hampton Court S. at Royal Ascot and not sighted since finishing fourth behind Sir Busker (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) in the G2 York S. last July, is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the G3 Brigadier Gerard S. at Sandown May 25, with the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a potential long-term objective. The Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained colt could encounter last year's returning G1 Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in what is shaping up into a mouthwatering...

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Saffron Beach Retired And Set For Date With Frankel

Connections of Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) have announced on Valentine's Day that the dual Group 1 winner is set for a date with superstar stallion Frankel (GB) after bringing the curtain down on the career of Jane Chapple-Hyam's top-notcher. Saffron Beach had been earmarked for a tilt at the G1 Saudi Cup after selling to Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz's Najd Stud for 3.6 million at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale. However, it was confirmed on Tuesday that the six-time winner, who recorded just shy of £1...

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Mahony Admits To Being Bowled Over After Tattersalls Sales Bonanza

Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony has admitted to being blown away by the strength of the market at Park Paddocks, not only at this week's December Mares Sale where the introduction of the Sceptre Sessions played a huge role in the sky-rocketing trade, but throughout the year. Mahony has described 2022 as the year where every expectation was exceeded and, speaking at the end of the December Mares Sale where over 80 million gns went through the Tattersalls tills, headlined by 5.4 million gns purchase Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never),...

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Champagne Celebration For 5.4m Alcohol Free At Tatts

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin NEWMARKET, UK--Widely tipped for the top, Jeff Smith's Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) duly shone brightest in a galaxy of stars on display at Park Paddocks, bringing the second-highest price ever recorded at a European auction when the hammer fell at 5.4 million gns. Yuesheng Zhang of Yulong Investments, acting through BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe, has flexed some serious fiscal muscle at the breeding stock sales this season and that reached a new high at Tattersalls on Tuesday when Donohoe outlasted Coolmore's MV...

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Multiple Group 1 Winner Saffron Beach Fetches 3.6m at Tattersalls

Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) fetched a modest 55,000gns when sent through this ring four years ago at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, but having won six of her 13 starts, including Group 1 events in England and France, the 4-year-old lit up the tote at Park Paddocks, selling to HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled Bin Abdulaziz's Najd Stud for 3.6 million guineas early Tuesday evening during the second Sceptre Session. Consigned by Jane Chapple-Hyam Racing, Saffron Beach was a winner in Group 3 company at career start number...

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Tattersalls Poised for Blockbuster Finale 

NEWMARKET, UK--There is no doubt that the mares' section of the Tattersalls December Sale will create much of the hoopla at Park Paddocks over the next fortnight. Blockbuster names such as Saffron Beach (Ire), Alcohol Free (Ire), Pearls Galore (GB), and La Petite Coco (Ire) and are set to come under the hammer, not to mention Desert Berry (GB), the dam of this year's G1 Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) back in foal to his sire Nathaniel (Ire). The Monday and particularly the Tuesday evening sessions of the mares' sale...

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Saffron Beach To Tattersalls But Door Remains Open for $4m HK Mile

There must have been times when those connected to Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) in her early years were shaking their heads in frustration.  Four times she was entered for a sale as a young horse. She made the first of those engagements, no problem, when she was sold by Ballylinch Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale on behalf of her breeder China Horse Club. Liam Norris, a man with a noted eye for foals, signed for her at 55,000gns, bought for a partnership headed by Ben Sangster,...

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Charlie Appleby and Jane Chapple-Hyam Outline Breeders' Cup Plans

Charlie Appleby is readying a strong team for the Breeders' Cup, headed by globetrotting millionaire Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), while Jane Chapple-Hyam has given the green light for dual Group 1 winner Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) to make the trip to Keeneland next month. Appleby boasts a tremendous record at the meeting, winning six Breeders' Cup races from just 11 attempts and he has some proven travellers bidding to enhance that record this year. Leading the charge is last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Modern...

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Breeders' Cup Bid Unlikely For Saffron Beach After Dirty Scope

Plans for a tilt at the Breeders' Cup are on hold for dual Group 1 winner Saffron Beach (Ire) after she scoped dirty following defeat in her Sun Chariot defence at Newmarket on Saturday.  Trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, the daughter of New Bay (GB) has been one of the shining lights of the Flat campaign, recording her second Group 1 triumph when running out an impressive winner of the Prix Rothschild at Deauville in August. However, Saffron Beach ran way below par at Newmarket on Saturday, and the Breeders' Cup...

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Dual Group 1 Winner Saffron Beach To Be Offered At Tattersalls

Dual Group 1 winner Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) is to be offered at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale which takes place from November 28 to December 1.  Trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam to win the Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket last season, Saffron Beach doubled her Group 1 tally when landing the Prix Rothschild at Deauville this year and she will highlight the new Sceptre Session at Tattersalls on Tuesday, November 29.   Saffron Beach was bought from Ballylinch Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale by Norris/Huntingdon and has...

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