Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale

Kuroshio's Kairyu Notches Anglesey Triumph

Michael O'Callaghan trainee Kairyu (Ire) (Kuroshio {Aus}--Vegatina {GB}, by Lope De Vega {Ire}) was the clear-cut winner of a five-furlong Naas maiden last month and franked the promise of that debut score with an upset win upped in trip for Saturday's G3 Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Anglesey S. at the Curragh. Kairyu employed patient tactics from flagfall and lobbed along off the pace in sixth through the early fractions. Making smooth headway once past halfway, the 4-1 chance quickened beyond rivals to seize control approaching the final furlong and...

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Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale is now available online, featuring 245 juveniles. Ireland's only Breeze Up Sale takes place on the eve of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at The Curragh with horses breezing at Fairyhouse Racecourse Thursday, May 25, starting at 9.00am with the sale starting on Friday, May 26 at 10.00am. Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up graduates include last year's G2 Mooresbridge S. winner Layfayette, Harry Rosebery S. scorer Prince of Pillo and Bright Diamond, winner first time out for Karl Burke. Already...

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O'Callaghan Eyes Dubai Riches Before Moving To Purpose-Built Yard

Michael O'Callaghan is eyeing big-race riches in Dubai with half-brothers I Am Superman (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) and Fastnet Crown (Ire) (Hallowed Crown {Aus}) before making the move to a new purpose-built yard near the Curragh ahead of the turf season proper.  However, the leading Irish trainer has said that he remains in the dark over his position with Amo Racing despite sending out Crypto Force (GB) (Time Test {GB}) to secure G2 Beresford S. glory for Kia Joorabchian's major ownership vehicle at the Curragh last season.  Crypto Force joined the...

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New Bay's Claymore Wins The Hampton Court

There was so much focus on The Queen's Reach For the Moon (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in the build-up to Thursday's G3 Hampton Court S., it had almost assumed the air of a foregone conclusion but in the final analysis the Royal runner was second-best to the G3 Craven S. runner-up Claymore (Fr) (New Bay {GB}). With Frankie's day about to get even worse, Adam Kirby set off in front on Mary Slack's 7-1 second favourite and refused to let the Gosden runner past when it came down to...

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Walsh Sells €520,000 Record-Breaking Saxon Warrior Filly

The sales ring can be a magical place, full of hope and expectation, and when an opening bid of €100,000 was struck for Katie Walsh's Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly (lot 151) at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale on Thursday, those in attendance knew something special was on the cards. What started as a trickle soon became a flood of people packing into the arena to see the Greenhills Farm-consigned and James Hanly-bred filly set a new record at this sale with the hammer falling at €520,000 to Stephen Hillen....

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Goresbridge Breeze-up Catalogue Now Online

The catalogue for the sole Irish sale of 2-year-olds, the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale, has been released and features 215 horses to be sold on Thursday, May 19. Among the group of juveniles is an Invincible Spirit (Ire) half-brother to the five-time group winner Banimpire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) to be offered as lot 42 from Katie Walsh's Greenhills Farm draft.  The only juvenile by French champion sire Siyouni (Fr) in the catalogue is a filly out of American stakes winner Clenor (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}) from the Longways...

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TDN Rising Star For New Bay's New Energy at The Curragh

Sunday's William Hill Ireland Play Responsibly Irish EBF Maiden over seven furlongs at The Curragh looked deep on paper and a deeply impressive display it produced, with John Lavery's 2-year-old colt New Energy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), a £65,000 Goresbridge breeze-up graduate, attaining 'TDN Rising Star' status in exciting fashion. The eventual winner, 'fifth' and 'first' in recent Dundalk barrier trials, was not without support at 11-1 odds and made a slick getaway to hold sway under a firm hold from flagfall. Hard on the steel with all rivals under...

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Freshman Sire Hootenanny Off The Mark at Pontefract

Hootenanny (Quality Road) became the latest freshman sire off the mark when the Kevin Ryan-trained Louisiana-bred filly Esken Rose shed maiden status on debut in Thursday's Northern Commercials Service, Sales & Parts Novice S. at Pontefract. The $4,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling and £38,000 Goresbridge@Newmarket breezer, who sported the colours of Hambleton Racing, made all to defeat Clarets Glory (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) by a length. 1st-Pontefract, £7,200, Nov, 9-16, 2yo, 6fT, 1:16.39, g/f. ESKEN ROSE (f, 2, Hootenanny--Eskenforandreya, by Eskendereya) was the sharpest of nine into stride and seized...

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Goresbridge Sale Topper Resold Privately

The record-breaking top lot at last week's Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale has been returned by the purchaser and has subsequently been bought privately by Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing. The Dark Angel (Ire) colt out of Venturous Spirit (Fr) (Arch) had been bought as a yearling at the Arqana October Sale for €6,000 by Jerry Horan and Katharina Irmer and was knocked down in the ring last Thursday at £410,000. The colt was initially bought by Richard Brown for an undisclosed client. Brown's underbidder Alex Elliott was later contacted by...

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Flaming June Ushers In Hot Goresbridge Trade 

NEWMARKET, UK-The omens had been good ahead of the final breeze-up sale of the European season, and that sense of quiet confidence was largely justified with a strong clearance rate and new record price for the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge auction. From 193 horses put through the ring, 175, or 91%, were listed at sold for turnover of £5,664,301, an increase of 69% on last year's trade when 50 fewer horses changed hands. The average price improved by 22% to £32,367 and the median was up 5% to £20,000. Commenting on...

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Last Call For Breezers At Goresbridge In Newmarket

NEWMARKET, UK—A little later than scheduled, the European 2-year-old sales season will conclude on Thursday with the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-up, which has returned to Newmarket for a second year owing to ongoing Covid travel restrictions. What was already a bumper catalogue for a one-day sale of more than 200 horses has been beefed up still by the inclusion of 16 wild cards that have been rerouted from other recent sales for a variety of reasons. They include horses with some pretty starry pedigrees, so be prepared for some of...

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Half to West End Girl Highlights Goresbridge Breeze Up Catalogue

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale is now online. A total of 226 lots will go under the hammer at Park Paddocks for the second consecutive year, as the sale was moved from its traditional Irish venue due to continued COVID-19 restrictions. The breezes will take place at the Rowley Mile at 9 a.m. on June 2, with the sale proper slated for June 3 at 10:30 a.m. John and Thady Gosden and HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum celebrated a win in the Lincoln with...

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