Tattersalls October Book 1

2.8-Million Guineas Tattersalls Book 1 Topper Sheds Maiden Status In Belated Debut

Godolphin's hitherto unraced Kalidasa (GB) (Frankel {GB}--So Mi Dar {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) hit the heights at 2022's Tattersalls October Book 1 fixture when knocked down for a sale-topping 2.8-million guineas, but missed his intended debut at Kempton last month with a foot infection. Sent off at prohibitive odds of 1-3 for his belated unveiling in a low-key affair at Wolverhampton, Friday evening, he made no mistake and registered a 1 1/2-length triumph in the extended one-mile contest. The March-foaled bay is out of G3 Musidora S.-winning G1 Prix de...

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2.8-Million Guineas Book 1 Sensation Set For Kempton Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features Kalidasa, a 2.8 million gns Tattersalls October purchase.   18.00 Kempton, £6,800, Nov, 2yo, 8f (AWT) Charlie Appleby representative KALIDASA (GB) (Frankel {GB}) hit the heights at last year's Tattersalls October Book 1 fixture when knocked down to Godolphin for 2.8-million guineas. The March-foaled bay is...

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Full-Sister to Anapurna Set for Wolverhampton Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Insights features Twin Peaks, a full-sister to Group 1 winner Anapurna. 18.45 Wolverhampton, £10,800, Nov, 2yo, f, 8f 142y (AWT) Meon Valley Stud-bred TWIN PEAKS (GB) (Frankel {GB}), one of four representing the John and Thady Gosden stable here, is out of G1 Fillies' Mile and G1 Yorkshire...

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'He Is What It Says On The Tin': Nashwa's Dubawi Half-Brother Among Stellar Lots at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK--Whether up top or down below, the consignors at Park Paddocks all agree that the major redevelopment work that has been carried out by Tattersalls over the last few years has been a huge boost. The extended yards of R, S and T in the Somerville Paddock seem to have almost doubled in size during the levelling-up process, with extra rubber runways making the business of showing and viewing horses that bit easier. Gerry Meehan, the yearling manager of Blue Diamond Stud, is delighted with the position for his...

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Kingman's Startup Mentality Gets Brown, Klaravich Off the Blocks on Haskell Day

1st-Monmouth, $54,650, Msw, 7-22, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:41.94, fm, 1 1/2 lengths. STARTUP MENTALITY (IRE) (f, 3, Kingman {GB}--Fine Time {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), sourced by Chad Brown and owner Klaravich Stables for 300,000gns ($428,654) out of Book 1 at the 2021 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, was the only first-time starter taking on a field of more experienced maidens to open the Haskell S. day card at Monmouth Saturday. Named the 2-1 third choice, the filly broke from the far outside gate and was content to let the rest...

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Observations: Windsor's Return Sees Debut For Son of Sky Lantern

3.10 Windsor, Novice, £8,000, 3yo, 10fT APOLO (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is an eye-catching newcomer on the first of the regular Windsor Monday fixtures in 2023, with KHK Racing Ltd having paid 625,000gns at the 2021 Tattersalls Book 1 Sale for this fifth foal out of the four-times Group 1-winning 1000 Guineas heroine Sky Lantern (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}). Already responsible for the high-class G1 Falmouth S. winner Snow Lantern (GB) (Frankel {GB}), her John and Thady Gosden-trained colt is fitted with a tongue tie and cheekpieces. The stable also sends...

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Observations: Book 1 Kingpin Starts Out at The Curragh

1.20 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 8fT GULF OF MEXICO (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) debuts for Ballydoyle in the maiden won by Saxon Warrior (Jpn) and Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) in recent times and, at 1.1 million gns was the joint-second highest-priced colt at the Book 1 Sale in October alongside stablemate Age Of Kings (Ire) (Kingman {GB}). A son of the G2 Queen Mary S. winner and G1 Cheveley Park S. runner-up Anthem Alexander (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the May-foaled bay encounters experienced opposition including his stable's eye-catching course maiden runner-up...

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Kingman Colt Is The Second Millionaire at Tattersalls

A son of Kingman (GB) brought 1.1 million gns from MV Magnier and Peter Brant's White Birch Farm to become the second millionaire during Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on Wednesday. Consigned by Corduff Stud, lot 321 is out of G2 May Hill S. victress Turret Rocks (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who also was first past the post in the G3 Blue Wind S. and G3 Meld S. A half-sister to Australian Group 3 winner Beyond Thankful (Ire) (Whipper), Turret Rocks also ran second in the G1...

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Seven-Figure Colts Head Strong Tattersalls Trade

By Emma Berry and Kelsey Riley NEWMARKET, UK--Watership Down Stud's signature family of Darara (Ire) brought yet more success for breeders Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber when their Sea The Stars (Ire) colt out of So Mi Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) sold to Bill Farish for 1.2 million gns at Tattersalls. As the bidding progressed, Andrew Lloyd Webber appeared in the ring seconds before Anthony Stroud and the Godolphin team gave way to Charlie Gordon-Watson, who was bidding on behalf of the American owner of Lane's End Farm. "We don't...

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Frankel Colt New Tattersalls Topper at 925,000gns, Galileo Filly Goes For 800k

A colt by Frankel (GB) is the new Tattersalls October Book 1 topper, after being knocked down to MV Magnier for 925,000gns. Lot 227 was preceded into the ring by a Galileo (Ire) filly that made 800,000gns on the bid of Alex Elliott. The topper is a son of stakes winner and Grade III-placed Qushchi (GB) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}). Offered by Newsells Park Stud, the well-made bay is a half to G2 Glens Falls S. heroine Mrs Sippy (Blame), who also ran second in the GI Flower Bowl S....

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Tattersalls October Book 1 Catalogue Features 14 Galileo Yearlings

The catalogue for the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale, featuring 14 yearlings by the late 12-time European Champion Sire Galileo (Ire), is now online. Slated for Oct. 5-7, the sale is also jam-packed with yearlings by fellow top sires Dubawi (Ire) (20), Frankel (GB) (24), Kingman (GB) (43), Lope de Vega (Ire) (43), and Sea The Stars (Ire) (34) just to name a few. Of the 502 yearlings-all eligible for the £20,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus--set to go through the ring at Park Paddocks, there are half- or...

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Australia's Point Lonsdale Takes The Chesham

'TDN Rising Star' Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}) entered Saturday's Listed Chesham S. with a substantial reputation from Ballydoyle and while it was hard work in Ascot's slow ground he duly delivered as the 10-11 favourite. Held on to this time unlike when successful by 5 1/2 lengths over this seven-furlong trip on yielding ground at The Curragh June 2, the full-brother to Broome (Ire) edged ahead with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining and despite veering left denied The Queen's Reach For the Moon (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) by half...

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