Hazelwood Bloodstock Enhances Book 1's Global Appeal

It is almost hard to believe that Hazelwood Bloodstock is still relatively new among the consigning ranks. The company, owned and run by Adrian and Philippa O'Brien, was only established in 2016 and, since then, its name has been found annually at the head of a Tattersalls leaderboard.

This year Hazelwood Bloodstock offers 12 yearlings through the first three books of the October Sale, six of which are destined for Book 1, with the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude winner One Last Dance featuring again via her Frankel (GB) colt. The mare, formerly trained by Peter Moody, is a daughter of fellow Group 3 winner One World (Aus) (Danehill) and it is their southern hemisphere origins that give a clue to the nationality of a number of the clients at the farm. The colt, who will be sold as lot 340, was bred by John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds, best known as the breeder of Australia's darling, Winx (Aus).

At last year's October Book 1, it was Alina again who ensured that Hazelwood Bloodstock's name was firmly in the limelight with her sale-topping Dubawi colt, now named Noble Dynasty (GB), who sold for 3.6 million gns to Godolphin. In fact, the consignor had two of the top five lots at Europe's most prestigious yearling auction as it also offered a Kingman (GB) colt out of Last Dance (Aus) (Encosta De Lago {Aus}), who was the pick of the Coolmore team at 1.8 million gns.

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