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Birdstone, Cape Canaveral Yearlings Top CTHS Alberta Sale

Edited Press Release A colt by Cape Canaveral and a filly by Birdstone brought in top price of $35,000 during the 2022 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale Friday, Sept. 16 at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta. With a total of 40 yearlings sold, revenue from the 2022 sale increased to $443,600 this year and the average price rose to $11,090. In 2021, the sale grossed $405,600 for 37 yearlings and an average of $10,962. Purchased by agent Karlene Kingston, the Cape Canaveral colt, consigned by Starline Thoroughbreds, is out of...

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Goffs Million Attracts 24 For 2022 Edition, As Purse Rises To €1.234M

The 2022 edition of the Goffs Million has drawn 24 horses to the Curragh for the seven-furlong race on Saturday, Sept. 24. Now worth €1.234 million, up from the original purse of €1 million, the race consists of 12 Irish-trained entries and a like number of British-trained entries, and is open exclusively to Goffs Orby Yearling Sale alumni. The Goffs Million is part of the Curragh's two-day Autumn Festival of Racing alongside the G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Blandford S. on day one. Remaining in the field after the final forfeit...

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Session Toppers and 5 A.M. Errands: Chance Timm on First Keeneland Sale as Grovendale Partner

Making a 5 a.m. trip to Walgreens for Vicks VapoRub was probably not what Chance Timm envisioned as part of his job description when he partnered with James Keogh at Grovendale Sales earlier this year, but when your consignment needs its supplies replenished during the second half of the Keeneland September Sale, you do what you need to do. Timm is more than happy to take on some of those less-than-glamorous duties. In fact, he enjoys them. "I like being hands on," Timm said Monday morning while showing Book 4...

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Four Yearlings By Top Sires Supplemented To Goffs Orby Sale Including A Galileo Filly

Four yearlings--by Galileo (Ire), Sea The Stars (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), and Camelot (GB)--have been supplemented to the upcoming Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Sept. 27-28. From Baroda Stud is lot 229A, a filly by the late, great Galileo (Ire). She is a daughter of Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {GB}). A filly by Sea The Stars and out of Aegean Girl (Ire) (Henrythenavigator) (lot 315A) also hails from the draft of Baroda Stud. Aegean Girl is a half-sister to G3 Bengough S. hero...

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Catalogue For Arqana's October Yearling Sale Revealed

The catalogue for the five-day Arqana October Yearling Sale, featuring 781 lots, is now online. Past graduates of the sale, held from Oct. 17-21 this year, brought home a quartet of group/graded victories this last weekend, with Jadoomi (Fr) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) and Iresine (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) winning at the Group 2 level in Ireland and France, respectively. Stateside, Bran (Fr) (Muhaarar {GB}) claimed the GII Turf Sprint S. and Avenue De France (Fr) (Cityscape {GB}) landed the GII John C. Mabee S. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday,...

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Churchill Filly Leads The Way At The SGA Yearling Sale

A filly by Churchill (Ire) out of the dual listed-placed Rabiosa Fiore (GB) (Sakhee's Secret {GB}) emerged as the €200,000 top lot during Saturday's SGA Yearling Sale in Milan. Consigned by Razza Vedano, the Mar. 6 foal (lot 28), named Rinnovati (Ity), is a half-sister to the two-time stakes winner Amalaura (Ire) (Raven's Pass). Another half-sister, the Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly Rage Of Bamby (Ire) graduated at Leicester on Sept. 6. Marco Bozzi was in action for the relative of French Classic heroine East Of The Moon (Private Account). Bozzi...

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Arqana's September Sale Ends With Steady Demand

The sales action in Deauville's ring ended on Friday, with the second and final session of Arqana's new September Yearling Sale. Demand for young stock at the sales has continued through the summer, and Friday's session closed with a 77% clearance rate for 103 sold from 133 offered. They grossed €1,797,000 and averaged €17,447. The median came in at €14,000. After two days of selling, a colt by the former shuttle stallion and now permanently Swettenham Stud-based Toronado (Ire) made six figures at €120,000 on Thursday, and 11 lots changed...

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Toronado Colt Shines At Arqana September

Arqana's inaugural September Yearling Sale, a replacement for the v.2 Yearling Sale, started its two-day run on Thursday, and a smart colt by the former French-based stallion Toronado (Ire) brought a session-topping bid of €120,000 from Mathieu Alex on behalf of Pauline Chehboub's SAS Yellow Agency. Part of the Fairway Consignment draft and already named Tomokay (Fr), lot 34 is the fifth foal from his dam, the winning Hold That Tiger mare Loumaxaye (Fr). His half-brother Hayejohn (Fr), by first-season sire Johnny Barnes (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), carried all before him...

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OBS October Yearling Sale Catalog Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2022 October Yearling Sale is now available via the OBS website at The two-day sale is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 12. Supplemental entries will be accepted until Sept. 23. To view the sale page, click here. OBS will offer Online Bidding during the October Sale. Buyers will be able to go to the OBS website and register to gain bidding approval, then access the OBS Bidding Screen with their credentials. For complete information on registration and online...

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September Snapshot of Stallion Scene

by Chris McGrath & Stefanie Grimm It's all the trees I feel guilty about. That, and the postman's lumbago. But while many people nowadays complacently compress the world's biggest yearling auction onto a digital device, a stubborn few of us will always prefer scribbling notes on the dog-eared pages of a paper catalog. Whichever your preference, of course, you will do well to avoid wearing out the soles of your shoes during the Keeneland September Sale--not to mention other reserves, in morale or finances. Before you start appraising individual hips,...

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Godolphin Goes to €2 million For Dubawi Colt At Arqana

A son of Dubawi (Ire) (lot 292) went to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin for €2 million during the third and final session of the Arqana August Sale on Monday. He is the fourth seven-figure yearling of the three-day stand. Out of G3 Prix Minerve heroine Golden Valentine (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), the bay colt was consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux. His second dam, G3 Prix Cleopatre victress Gold Round (Ire) (Caerleon), is responsible for no less than seven black-type horses, with four stakes winners to her credit. She is,...

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Litt and Solis Acquire Siyouni Filly For €1.4 million At Arqana

A grey filly by Siyouni (Fr) made €1.4 million from Alex Solis and Jason Litt to become the second seven-figure lot at Arqana on Sunday and third overall. Lot 216, out of the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr heroine Aviatress (Ire) (Shamardal), was consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux. The dam is a half-sister to GIII Seaway S. heroine Marbre Rose (Ire) (Smart Strike), as well as the stakes winner and dual graded-placed Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Under the third dam are the top-level winners Zoftig (Cozzene), Zo Impressive (Hard Spun) and...

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