Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale

200,000gns Farrell 'Freak' Shares Top Billing At Guineas Sale

NEWMARKET, UK--Nobody prospecting breeze-up horses here on Thursday will have needed reminding that there is "many a slip twixt cup and lip." For one thing, the perils of the horse trade had been tragically amplified by the shocking accident that had meanwhile claimed the colt who set a sale record at Doncaster the previous week. The highest price recorded in the opening Horses-in-Training session here, meanwhile, actually represented only a quarter of the sum for which the same horse had been knocked down in the same ring last October. Nonetheless...

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Peckham Back For More After Successful First Breeze-up Foray

NEWMARKET, UK--Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) may have been overturned in Wednesday's G3 Sagaro S. at Ascot, but the five-time group-winning stayer remains a great advertisement of the diversity of horses on offer across the range of breeze-up sales in Europe. We've seen plenty of those dubbed as 'Royal Ascot two-year-olds' over the last week or so, and as the British leg of the breeze-up action comes to a close at Tattersalls on Thursday, the focus generally adjusts slightly to more of a later-maturing specimen. It was at the Guineas Sale...

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Mills Aiming for Double Guineas Success

Last year, Robbie Mills of RMM Bloodstock brought one horse to the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-up Sale and scored a dream pinhooking result. A year on and that same filly, now known as Naomi Lapaglia (GB) (Awtaad {Ire}), is an intended starter in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas after winning her sole run at two. The dream continues. But before Mills can look forward to next Sunday on the Rowley Mile, he first has another four breezers to put through their paces for the Guineas Sale on Thursday. The quartet is shaping...

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Guineas Breeze-Up And Horses-In-Training Catalogue Released By Tattersalls

The catalogue for the 2023 Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses-in-Training Sale is now online. Breezes will take place at Newmarket's Rowley Mile Racecourse at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3. The horses-in-training portion of the sale, featuring 154 lots, will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 4. There are 201 lots for the breeze-up sale, which begins at 2 p.m. later that same day. Past graduates of the Guineas Breeze-Up Sale include crack sprinter and multiple Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), G2 Beresford S. hero...

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Passing The Time Test For Top Honours At Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK--Officially the breeze-ups in Europe are no time test, but unofficially most people with a desire to buy a 2-year-old from these auctions avail themselves of a list of times, or time the breezes themselves, and usually speed sells. Appropriately enough then, it was a colt by one of the current buzz sires, Time Test (GB), who lived up to his father's name when put through his paces on the Rowley Mile on Tuesday morning before topping the sale at 160,000gns.  Michael O'Callaghan is a regular buyer of breezers...

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Guineas Weekend Begins In The Sales Ring

NEWMARKET, UK--The profile of breeze-up sales has changed over the years, and perhaps nowhere is this more obvious than at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-up, which can count top-class stayers Trip To Paris (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) among its graduates. There will doubtless be a helping of whizz-bang juvenile types but, overall, the sale is better known as one at which you might find a horse with a more progressive outlook who still has the potential to take you to all the best places, just perhaps...

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WC Equine Building On Positive Beginnings

Ellie Whitaker and Tegan Clark clearly remember the empty silence that followed an email blast out to the industry upon the launch of WC Equine. "We had a list of trainers' emails," recalls Clark. "And we put together an email saying we're here, this is what we're doing, along with background of what we've done before, and emailed 93 of them." Whitaker takes up the story. "We got three responses, all saying good luck! It's about selling a product at the end of the day and we didn't have a...

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Six Wildcards Join Tattersalls Guineas Sale

The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horse-in-Training Sale catalogue grew by six horses, five juveniles and one horse-in-training, the winning Jiffy Boy (GB) (Mondialiste {Ire}) (lot 120A) and Brocklesby third, who hails from the Mayfield Stables' consignment. All five unraced 2-year-olds were previously catalogued in the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale, and are eligible for the £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, as well as the £15,000 Craven Breeze-Up Bonus. Leading the quintet is a half-sister to listed winner Copper Knight (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) by Exceed And Excel (Aus) (lot 327)...

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King And Bromley Breezing Into Cheltenham

There was very little that was normal about last year. A late start to the Flat season, no spectators at the races and the breeze-up sales held after Royal Ascot, which was one of the few early meetings to be held in its traditional slot. An extra twist to the Royal meeting was that one of the dominant trainers of the week was a man better known in jumping circles: Alan King. It is always worth taking note, however, when the master of Barbury Castle sends out a Flat runner,...

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Guineas Sale Heads Tattersalls' July Action

NEWMARKET, UK—This week would normally be one of Newmarket's finest. Top-class racing, the Tattersalls July Sale, stallion parades and parties. As Britain reawakes from lockdown, the business end of the bloodstock world has managed to operate almost normally and racing has been back in action since early June behind closed doors, meaning that we have a July Week of sorts, albeit one without all the fun. The rearranged breeze-up sales have just two fixtures left, Wednesday's belated Guineas Sale at Tattersalls which leads straight into two days of a reduced...

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Guineas Breeze-Up Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale on July 8 is online, numbering 157 juveniles. The breeze will take place on the Rowley Mile on July 6 at 9 a.m. Graduates of the sale will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Far Above (Ire) (Farhh {GB}), the winner of last weekend's G3 Palace House S. and one of 49 stakes winners produced by the sale since 2015. Two-year-olds are catalogued by leading sires like Dark Angel (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Night Of Thunder, No Nay Never, Sea...

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