New Face, Same Philosophies For Top Tatts Vendor

Newsells Park Stud has become one of the most steadfast sights of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale-being, as it has, leading vendor at Book 1 for the past three years, and five of the past eight years--and while many of the familiar faces behind the stud remain the same, it has in fact undergone some significant changes this year, with entrepreneur Graham Smith-Bernal having purchased Newsells Park in June from the Jacobs family. Not that Newsells Park is new at all to Smith-Bernal-he had been a client of the stud...

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Stars Abound In Final Galileo Crops

Two weeks removed from his death at age 23, Galileo (Ire)'s influence was keenly felt in Europe's feature races this weekend. At Ascot, Adayar (GB)-by Galileo's greatest son Frankel (GB)-became the first horse to do the Derby/King George double since Galileo himself accomplished the feat 20 years ago. On the same card, Godolphin's €260,000 Arqana Select purchase New Science (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) stamped himself a 2-year-old to watch with victory in the Listed Pat Eddery S. He is out of a Galileo mare. Up North at York, horses...

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Classic Dreams Live On In New Era For Newsells Park

The entrepreneur Victor Kiam once starred in his own commercials for Remington Products with the memorable catchphrase, "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company." Now an entrepreneur of a different kind, Graham Smith-Bernal, finds himself in a similar situation with Newsells Park Stud. Until last week, he was a relatively small owner/breeder with four broodmares and six horses in training. Now Smith-Bernal has gone from being a client to the new owner of Newsells Park Stud, along with all the farm's bloodstock formerly owned by the Jacobs...

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Newsells Park Stud Sold To Smith-Bernal

Newsells Park Stud, which has been owned by the Jacobs family since 2000, has been sold to owner/breeder and tech entrepreneur Graham Smith-Bernal. The Hertfordshire farm is home to the stallions Nathaniel (Ire) and Without Parole (GB), and the sale agreed with Jacobs Holdings includes the stud's bloodstock and 1,200-acre property. The 63-year-old Smith-Bernal is described in a press release announcing the sale as "a leading figure in legal technology, [who] revolutionised the operation of law courts, tribunals and arbitrations around the world through the introduction by his company, Opus...

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Shastye Filly Heads Strong Book 1 Finale

By Emma Berry & Alayna Cullen NEWMARKET, UK—The final day of Book 1 at Tattersalls received a huge early boost with a new top lot of 2.8-million gns within the first hour, but by early afternoon that had been surpassed when the Galileo (Ire) filly widely expected to steal the show did just that. Coronavirus restrictions on the number of people in the sales ring have robbed Tattersalls of some of its customary theatrical feel but, with the leading players assembled in the open air on opposite sides of the...

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'Beautiful, Elegant' Daughter Of Shastye Set For Book 1

When one has a filly like the Galileo (Ire) daughter of Shastye (Ire) (Danehill), Julian Dollar admits, "you don't look at those sorts of horses particularly objectively." And to be fair, that assessment likely doesn't just apply to the Newsells Park Stud general manager. Such a force has Shastye been in the Tattersalls October Book 1 ring and on the racecourse over the past 10 years that plenty of shoppers are likely to get a bit starry-eyed. Lot 436 at next week's renewal of Book 1 is the sixth filly...

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Julian Dollar On The Newsells Park Stud Book 1 Draft

Newsells Park Stud General Manager Julian Dollar discusses the farm's draft for Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, including a full-sister to Group 1 winners Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Japan (GB). [audio mp3=""][/audio]

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Tattersalls Unveils Star-Studded Book 1 Catalogue

A daughter of Newsells Park Stud's star producer Shastye (Ire) (Danehill) is among the 19 yearlings by Galileo (Ire) set to be offered at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale from Oct. 6 to 8, for which the catalogue was unveiled on Wednesday. The bay filly (lot 436)-a full-sister to dual Group 1 winner Japan (GB) and group winners Mogul (GB) and Sir Isaac Newton (GB) and a half to G2 Middleton S. victress Secret Gesture (GB) and Australian listed winner Maurus (GB)-is the first filly out of...

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