yearling sale

Almanzor Colt Tops Osarus Opener

A colt from the second crop of Almanzor (Fr) led the first day of the Osarus Yearling Sale in La Teste de Buch and will join the stable of Jean-Claude Rouget after being bought by MAB Agency for €50,000. Lot 102 was consigned by breeder Haras de Saint Vincent and is a son of the listed-placed Dutch Art (GB) mare Passion Blanche (GB), a descendant of the great Meon Valley Stud matron Reprocolor (GB). Her sole winner to date is the 4-year-old Whitehaven (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who has won...

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Hot Stuff as Somerville Sale Lands Running

NEWMARKET, UK—In the words of one of many satisfied consignors here on Tuesday, this is a sale "going places". That was literally the case, of course, when the embryonic version first staged at Ascot only in 2017 was last year transferred to Park Paddocks as an expedient of the pandemic. But it's an ill wind that blows no good, and the market adapted so healthily to its sanctuary that it was decided to keep it there. Rebranded as the Somerville Yearling Sale, and deriving many logistical and psychological benefits from...

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New Name, Same Ethos For Somerville Sale

The bloodstock sales market proved extraordinarily resilient in the face of the global pandemic last year, and one of the true highlights was the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale staged for the first time at Park Paddocks. A move from the sale's traditional home at Ascot Racecourse that was necessitated by public health restrictions appeared a truly inspired one at the close of trade last Sept. 7, when 81% of the 250 youngsters offered changed hands for an average of 11,533gns that was up 13% on the year prior. Making that...

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Solid Final Session Wraps Arqana August

DEAUVILLE, France--Gestut Ammerland, the famed German nursery of such luminaries of the turf as Lope De Vega (Ire) and Hurricane Run (Ire), stole the limelight during the concluding session of Arqana's August Sale with a New Bay (GB) granddaughter of the homebred Deutsches Derby winner and Arc-placed Borgia (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}). John and Thady Gosden had already left Deauville earlier in the day following Sunday's success of stable star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois for the second year running. But, through Arqana's Freddy...

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Dubawi on Top Again as Arqana Lights Up

DEAUVILLE, France--The second and final session of the select part of the Arqana August Sale lit up in ebullient fashion with two seven-figure yearlings, including the €2.4-million sale topper by Dubawi, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Babylone (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Charlie Gordon-Watson made a significant impact on the day's action when acting for an unnamed client and signed for the filly (lot 108) out of Typique (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) shortly after bidding €525,000 for lot 99, a filly by Frankel (GB). The sale leader was consigned by Haras...

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COVID-19 Health Protocols Released For Arqana August

The upcoming Arqana August Yearling Sale begins on Saturday, Aug. 14, and COVID-19 health protocols were announced by the sales company on Tuesday. To gain access to the sales grounds, all interested parties must register here. All registered individuals must also present a health pass at the entrance of Arqana's sale complex, with only the main entrance and one near the loading ramps for stud personnel open at this time. The right-handed lane at the main entrance will be reserved for people with a valid health pass. Non-European visitors will...

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Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Catalogue Revealed

The catalogue for the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale is now online, the sales company announced on Tuesday. Relocated to Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Sept. 21-22 from its regular home in Ireland, 488 yearlings make up the two-day Part I of the sale, with 101 set to go through the ring for Part II later on the 22nd. Past graduates of the sale include G2 Railway S. hero Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), as well as G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Helvic Dream (Ire) (Power {GB}) and...

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BBAG Yearling Sale Catalogues 223 Yearlings

The one-day BBAG Yearling Sale in Baden-Baden will see 223 yearlings go through the ring on Sept. 3, as the catalogue was announced on Thursday. Selling will start at 10 a.m., with the sale offering 32 siblings or half-siblings to group winners and six of the yearlings are half or full to Group 1 scorers. Overall, 52% of the yearlings are either out of black-type dams or are siblings to black-type horses and the majority of the yearlings are eligible to run for the lucrative BBAG auction races. Among the...

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Arqana V.2 Yearling Catalogue Released

The Arqana v.2 Yearling Sale, which took a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to its home in Deauville directly after the Arqana August Sale. A one-day event, the Aug. 17 sale features 146 colts and fillies geared toward precocity on the racecourse. Current poster girl is 2021 G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Coeursamba (Fr) (The Wow Signal {Ire}), while earlier distinguished alumni include fellow French 1000 Guineas heroine Teppal (Fr) (Camacho {GB}) and Olmedo (Fr) (Declaration of War), who won the colts' equivalent in...

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Richest Juvenile Race in Europe Unveiled Exclusively For Goffs Orby Grads

The Goffs Million, a €1-million 2-year-old race open exclusively to Goffs Orby yearling graduates, was announced by Goffs on Tuesday. The seven-furlong contest is the richest 2-year-old race in Europe and will be held at The Curragh on Sept. 24, 2022 in advance of the Goffs Orby Sale. Open to 2-year-old colts and fillies that were catalogued in the 2021 Goffs Orby Sale on Sept. 28-29, it carries a prize fund guaranteed by Goffs and will pay out to 10th place. In addition, if the 2022 Goffs Million winner subsequently...

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Cape Premier Topped By Gimmethegreenlight Filly

A filly by Gimmethegreenlight (Aus) out of MGSP Strawberry Ice (SAf) (Western Winter) topped the Cape Premier Yearling Sale on Sunday. Already named Strawberry Light (SAf) (lot 172), the filly was offered by Lammerskraal Stud and bought by Bjorn Nielsen for R1,100,000 (US$73,776/£52,977/€61,720). She is a half-sister to Flying Ice (SAf) (Go Deputy), a winner of the G2 Gold Bracelet. Sharing second billing at R800,000 was a What a Winter (SAf) colt named Stratospheric (SAf) as lot 171 and a filly by Trippi (lot 106). The former, a member of...

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Alcohol Free Half-Sister Anchors Tattersalls December Yearlings

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, featuring a Starspangledbanner (Aus) half-sister to Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), is now online. One of 173 yearlings set to sell at Park Paddocks on Nov. 23, the half-sister to the G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine and French listed winner Alexander James (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 119) will be offered by Knockatrina House. Overall, there are full- or half-siblings to 37 group and listed winners in the catalogue, among them five Group 1/Classic winners. There are 13 yearling...

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