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NEWMARKET, UK–On either side of the Atlantic, the yearling sector in 2021 has proven an particularly heartening vigour within the center market–and you may’t get a lot nearer to its centre of gravity, on this facet of the water, than E-book 2 of the October Yearling Sale at Tattersalls.

Regardless of shedding the stimulus of Shadwell, which final yr corralled 36 heaps from this public sale for five,327,000gns, Wednesday’s third and last session rounded off a fairly astonishing efficiency general.

By no means thoughts its giddy elevation on final yr’s sale, which had itself rallied so significantly better than many feared after a seismic shock to the worldwide financial system. This time spherical E-book 2 surpassed even the 2019 version, which had achieved file turnover of 48,499,000gns for a median 78,224gns and median 55,500gns. Regardless of the plain challenges of the home atmosphere, notably continual prizemoney points and a risky outlook within the broader financial system, turnover soared to 54,512,000gns (up 13% on 48,362,500gns) for a median 83,865gns–up 10% on 75,992gns final yr–and a median of 62,000gns, up totally 24% on 50,000gns. The clearance fee climbed in tandem to 88% from 85%.

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Given what number of gross sales, over time, have ended with grumbles about “polarisation”–alleging a vacuum between the elite and cut price ends of the spectrum–such giddy commerce by this center tier seems significantly auspicious. Probably many elements stay to be analysed, as soon as the mud settles, however Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony was rightly exultant over the ultimate indices.

“On the finish of E-book 1 final week, we referenced the depth and variety of the demand,” he stated. “And the momentum established there was very a lot sustained all through a record-breaking E-book 2.

“New file turnover at any sale is at all times an achievement–however for Europe’s largest yearling sale to achieve new ranges, as all of us try to return to normality after 18 months of turmoil, is fairly extraordinary. Solely ten years in the past, E-book 2 had turnover of a fraction over 25,000,000gns and a median worth beneath 40,000gns. This yr’s has damaged the 50,000,000gns mark for the primary time, produced a file common, in extra of 80,000gns, and in addition an unprecedented median.

“Just like E-book 1, worldwide consumers have once more made a large contribution to the market, with notable participation from American and Australian pursuits in addition to from Hong Kong, Japan and all through the Gulf area. However maybe probably the most encouraging characteristic of the record-breaking sale has been the home demand. British and Irish trainers have been the spine of the sale and to see such a voracious urge for food for high quality yearlings, not solely at Books 1 and a pair of but additionally at our Newmarket-based yearling gross sales final month, has been incredible.

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“As ever, we’re massively indebted to the consignors from Britain, Eire and additional afield, who make Books 1 and a pair of of the October Yearling Sale the showcase for thus most of the best yearlings to be present in Europe. Constant high quality is the important thing to attracting the consumers in such numbers, and we now flip our consideration to E-book 3 the place consumers will proceed to search out yearlings of the very best calibre.”

That catalogue opens on Thursday at 10 a.m.

All Energy To Ballyvolane As Pinhook Passes Take a look at

It felt like no coincidence that the creator of one of many touches of the sale also needs to have positioned it so aptly in context. For true horsemanship serves perspective, in addition to revenue.

“It is wonderful to get a outcome like this, as all of us work laborious,” stated John Foley after watching a Time Take a look at colt (lot 1193), pinhooked for 56,000gns in the identical ring final December, catapult his worth to 400,000gns. “This can be a very powerful enterprise, and there are extra laborious days than good days. We’ve got nice assist at residence. Donnacha Higgins offers me a hand with the yearlings, and my dad, who’s 77, mucks out six or seven packing containers day by day. We’ve got nice workers with us right here, too. Everyone seems to be doing their finest. It makes an enormous distinction when you have got individuals who need it to do nicely, so when it really works out it’s nice.”

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It labored out right here, all proper, in fairly spectacular trend. Foley reckoned that the star of his Ballyvolane Stud draft had secured as many as 20 vettings, with Alastair Donald of SackvilleDonald finally seeing off the problem of coach Richard Hughes on behalf of King Energy Racing. This was by a distance his sire’s high worth up to now.

“However expectations are the most important killer for stallions,” Foley stated. “The gradual burners are the most effective. Time Take a look at is doing very well, his stats are excellent. We have been taking of venture, however sons of Dubawi have completed very nicely and this colt was very nicely ready by the Nationwide Stud. He was the sire’s dearest foal and there have been causes for that, however then he simply stored bettering. He is a ‘wow’ horse: such angle and presence. Loads of folks informed us that he was as good a horse as there was within the sale. I do suppose he is particular, the most effective yearling I ever had in 17, 18 years at it. He is clearly gone to a high agency and hopefully he turns into what we expect he’s.”

It’s some tribute to Time Take a look at that his son ought to have abruptly exalted the business prowess of a 20-year-old mare, Aurelia (GB) (Rainbow Quest), whose general gross sales file has hitherto been comparatively odd–regardless of producing Harlequeen (GB) (Canford Cliffs {Ire}) to make the Oaks podium at each Epsom and The Curragh. (And truly each the third and fourth dams additionally produced a daughter to complete second within the Epsom Traditional.)

Although Foley is nicely established at his Co Limerick farm, this was a brand new pinhooking enterprise with a few mates. “We knew that this lad can be a good throw as a foal,” he defined. “So if he did not work out, we thought with three of us concerned the ache would not be an excessive amount of. Now we’ll return to the foal gross sales and check out it over again.”

Donald, conversely, had put all his eggs in a single basket. “He was my favorite horse of the week,” he defined. “Of a listing of 4 that we put collectively, we determined to skip three and maintain out for him. However it was of venture value taking. He is an attractive horse, the stallion’s on fireplace and the mare has produced a 3rd within the Oaks. He is a correct Traditional kind.”

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Residue Counts At The Finish Of The Day

A frantic closing hour heightened a way that loads of prospectors had been thwarted by the sheer depth of demand. However the copper-bottomed residual worth of lot 1279 would have stood out at any level over the earlier two days.

The Zoffany (Ire) filly is out of Curtsy (Ire), a Galileo (Ire) half-sister to the dam of Mishriff (Ire), who bids to reinforce a glittering CV at Ascot on Saturday; and their group-winning mom is a half-sister to Invincible Spirit (Ire) and Kodiac (GB), i.e. additionally out of the good Rafha (GB). So whereas Curtsy couldn’t advance her ranking previous 59 in a barren profession, she does have a most aristocratic pedigree and Kilcarn Park have been alert in selecting her up for 95,000gns with an Almanzor (Fr) cowl on the 2018 December Sale.

The ensuing filly practically retrieved that whole outlay in E-book 2 final yr, and right here her sibling introduced at least 350,000gns from Thady Gosden, lurking within the stairwell alongside his father John–two gents, after all, intimately acquainted with the benefit of Mishriff.

“She’s a really good-moving filly, there’s loads of scope and sophistication about her,” stated Gosden Jr. “Clearly it’s extremely a lot the taking place pedigree in the meanwhile, one we all know a bit about: it will be good if she will be the identical as Mishriff on the monitor. She’s for a brand new consumer, and hopefully will do nicely for them.”

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Patrick Cosgrove of Kilcarn Park was ecstatic that their sole entry within the sale had so rewarded their funding within the mare.

“Mishriff wasn’t on the web page once we purchased her, so it has been nice watching him since,” he stated. “She was only a good mare, by Galileo after all, and got here inside our price range. We’re not the type that may pay 200,000gns or 300,000gns. We thought we would use a confirmed sire, after Almanzor, and to return again right here after being pleased with the value we bought for that filly final yr. We knew this one was common, but when she’d made half that we’d have been extraordinarily comfortable.”

The mare is now in foal to Make Consider (GB) and has a colt foal by Bated Breath (GB).

Simply minutes later exactly the identical sum was paid by Matt Coleman, on behalf of an unnamed consumer of absent colleague Anthony Stroud, for a glistening Wootton Bassett (GB) filly [lot 1285] consigned by that stallion’s former farm, Haras D’Etreham. This full sister to seasoned stakes operator Dave (Fr) was bought to Canirola Bloodstock for €120,000 at Arqana final December, and that daring roll of the cube has now paid off very handsomely.

“She’s only a great-moving filly and we thought her just about the filly of the sale,” Coleman stated. “We purchased [Breeders’ Cup winner] Audarya (Fr), so Wootton Bassett fillies have been fortunate for us, and clearly he is turn out to be a incredible sire.”

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Ribchester Contact Leaves Breeder Misplaced For Phrases

Ribchester (Ire) could also be ready for his first stakes winner however that will not concern anybody who remembers the way in which he thrived on racing; nor anybody who noticed his knockout son consigned by Barton Stud as lot 1099. Mick Kinane lastly gained the day on behalf of the Hong Kong Jockey Membership at 350,000gns, a worth that brought about breeder Tim Bostwick of Biddestone Stud to test an impulse to precise himself extra colourfully when requested for his response.

“I am shocked,” he admitted, settling for a extra decorous method. “He’s a cracking colt, and I nonetheless have a lot of religion within the stallion, however that was significantly better than we may have anticipated.”

Ribchester is definitely sustaining a wonderfully wholesome median for his second crop, barely down on his first, and that was the case even earlier than factoring on this son of Vitello (GB) (Raven’s Go), whose second foal Andreas Vesalius (Ire) (Caravaggio) was runner-up within the G2 Anglesey S. this summer time. The mare was culled by Godolphin as a 3-year-old for €55,000 at Goffs November 5 years in the past.

“As soon as once more I’ve to pay credit score to Tom Blain and his group at Barton Stud,” Bostwick added. “All our mares board there, they only do such a incredible job. Sadly the mare is barren this yr, however she has a very nice Ten Sovereigns at foot. I consider Andreas Vesalius has been bought to go to Hong Kong, which likely attracted these guys.”

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“He was a standout for us,” affirmed Kinane. “He is a beautiful horse–however that may be a attractive worth, too.”

McElroy Goes Out In Fashion

Touring the European yearling gross sales has turn out to be a pivotal train within the profession of Ben McElroy, who rounded off this yr’s raid by successful a purposeful trade for one of many morning’s very first heaps–and, judging from his feedback afterwards, the final shall be fairly near first when he debriefs his shoppers again within the U.S. on the most effective worth amongst his 2021 exports.

After signing a 285,000gns docket for a Kodiac (GB) colt introduced by Croom Home Stud as lot 1049, the agent admitted: “I used to be apprehensive what he may cost a little, I may see him making 400,000gns or 500,000gns simply as simply. For me, he is the most effective colt within the sale–if not perhaps the most effective horse I’ve seen since I’ve been over right here. That is my quintessential horse, proper there: an excellent mover, loads of scope, and I liked the way in which he behaved out the again. I am delighted to get him, I actually suppose he is particular.”

McElroy’s affinity to the sire was after all sealed by his discovery of twin Royal Ascot winner Campanelle (Ire) in E-book I two years in the past for 190,000gns, and he had gone to 340,000gns for a Kodiac filly (lot 961) the earlier night.

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This April colt is out of a half-sister to G2 Norfolk S. winner Baitha Alga (Ire) (Quick Firm {Ire}) however McElroy hopes {that a} second dam by Improbable Gentle may draw out slightly stamina, too, whereas the fourth dam is the numerous runner and producer Icing (Ire) (Prince Tenderfoot).

If At First You Do not Succeed…

Ed Sackville had a reasonably intense jiffy within the early afternoon when venturing previous 200,000gns for consecutive heaps. Having finally been seen off by a bid of 220,000gns from Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock for a Frankel filly consigned as lot 1148 by Hazelwood Bloodstock, he was not going to be thwarted for the following into the ring and, signing collectively with Dermot Farrington, secured a No Nay By no means colt (lot 1149) from Camas Park Stud for 260,000gns. He was purchased for Fitri Hay, who has but to determine a coach.

“He is a really robust colt who seemed an actual 2-year-old,” the agent reasoned. “And clearly he is by an excellent stallion who simply will get higher and higher.”

Camas Park helped to get No Nay By no means began as co-breeder of his flagship son Ten Sovereigns (Ire) and Timmy Hyde Sr. is delighted that his constancy to the stallion is constant to repay. Yesterday Camas Park had bought one other No Nay By no means colt (lot 944) for 450,000gns, whereas a 3rd introduced 180,000gns as lot 1200.

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The one secured by Sackville is out of Aljaazya, an unraced daughter of Speightstown and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Matiya (Ire) (Alzao), who has already produced a stakes performer in Magical Journey (Ire). She is again in foal to that filly’s sire Night time Of Thunder (Ire).

“We’ve got had an excellent run with him,” Hyde stated of No Nay By no means. “He seems to be like being a high stallion, does not he, with a Traditional winner and all the things else. This colt was pretty typical of the others we have had: very well-made horses with highly effective backsides on them. And he seems to be significantly quick.”

As for the Frankel filly that eluded Sackville, her worth clearly needed to be positioned within the context of a £175,000 masking charge. The mare who had warranted that type of funding was Alderry (SAf), a gaggle winner in her fatherland and accountable for G1 South African Derby winner Al Sahem (SAf) as her first foal.

“I respect the South African mares,” Boman stated. “I’ve completed a number of analysis on them and suppose they’re undervalued. And I believed this an excellent filly, E-book 1 high quality to have a look at: with a European pedigree I believe she would have been a 600,000-700,000gns filly. And Frankel is sort of turning into a greater stallion than he was a racehorse, dare I say.”

Yeomanstown’s Sharp Eye Pays Off Once more

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Simply minutes after Time Take a look at produced his breakout headliner, one other younger stallion registered his finest yearling dividend up to now, a filly [lot 1203] by rookie sensation Ardad (Ire) consigned by Norris Bloodstock realizing 190,000gns from Manor Home Stud. Bred by the Countess of Rothes, she is the primary foal of Be My Angel (GB) (Darkish Angel {Ire}), a winner in a light-weight profession for Henry Sweet.

The problem for Ardad now could be to slipstream the type of consolidation achieved by the prolific Mehmas (Ire), whose son [lot 1236] out of C’Est Ma Soeur (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}) achieved an exquisite transformation at 250,000gns, having been knocked all the way down to Yeomanstown Stud for simply 38,000gns when introduced right here from Kingsfield Stud final December. Characteristically astute enterprise by Yeomanstown, that; and likewise the conspicuous branding of velocity.

Actually it was unsurprising to listen to what had drawn purchaser Donnacha O’Brien to this colt. “He seems to be the kind to be out early,” stated the younger coach, who was representing patrons Atlantic Bloodstock. “He is an attractive robust horse, an actual 2-year-old, and Mehmas has had an excellent season.”

Third dam Palacegate Episode (Ire) was herself a prolific operator in Group sprints, and is granddam of the top-class juvenile Dutch Artwork (GB).

David O’Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud stated: “He is a belter, massive and powerful, a robust mover with an excellent motion and by a top-class stallion. Once we purchased him we thought he’d make much more, and he bought nicely at this time.”

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Yeomanstown is getting aboard the Mehmas categorical with Supremacy (Ire), whose disappointing second marketing campaign will not inhibit the business attraction of his scores within the G1 Center Park S. and G2 Richmond S. final yr. “He has an unbelievable temperament,” O’Callaghan stated. “It is nice to get a Group 1 winner again on the farm, the primary since Darkish Angel (Ire) joined us in 2007.”

Stewart Retains Filly For His Assortment

Shamardal mares will likely be at their ordinary premium on the December Sale, so it stands to cause that one in all a diminishing variety of his remaining fillies to return onto the market ought to make 210,000gns as lot 1165.

Having secured the Large’s Causeway line so early in his personal sire’s profession, Shamardal died in April 2020 after masking 31 mares in his last spring. And this member of his penultimate crop would arguably be value her worth as a breeding prospect even when she occurs to fail on the monitor–a distant contingency, on condition that she is heading throughout city to the peerless James Fanshawe. For her household tapers into undiluted high quality: her granddam is a half-sister to Danehill’s a number of Grade I-Group 1 winners Artiste Royal (Ire) and Aquarelliste (Fr), their dam in flip positioned in two Classics and a sibling to Arcangues (Sagace {Fr}).

No shock, then, to find that profitable bidder Suzanne Roberts was working for the filly’s co-breeder Trevor Stewart, who was shopping for out his companions right here. “Shamardal fillies are clearly a little bit of a collectors’ merchandise in the meanwhile,” Roberts noticed. “And it is a candy filly with good limbs.”

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The filly was one other credit score to Ballyhimikin Stud, whose James Hanly paid due tribute to Helen and Dermot Jones and the “great” group they’ve assembled.

“A few of the horses are owned by my spouse and myself, but additionally we’ve a few companions who’re additionally nice mates and supporters,” Hanly stated. “They’ve supported us by the dangerous occasions, of which there was lots–and we’re at all times conscious that they’re by no means too distant. So long as we will rise up within the morning and get round, then we’re going nicely. If we will handle to promote a number of horses as nicely, then that is nice.”

And so, regardless of the ups and downs of the market, say all of us.

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Haggas Confirms Baaeed to Return at 4

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The sensible, undefeated miler Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) will return for a 4-year-old marketing campaign, coach William Haggas has confirmed.

“In fact I am wanting ahead to subsequent 12 months–so long as he stays proper each bodily and mentally–and he is been a delight to coach to this point,” mentioned Haggas of the Shadwell homebred. “He’ll be a enjoyable horse to have subsequent 12 months.

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“It is terrific to have top-of-the-line 3-year-olds in Europe, most likely.”


A winner at Leicester on June 7, Baaeed added a Newmarket novice on June 19 earlier than cruising to a four-length listed win there on July 8. Tried in group firm for the primary time, he gained the G3 Bonhams Thoroughbred S. by 6 1/2 lengths at Goodwood on July 30. Despatched to France for the Sept. 5 G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, the colt earned his first Group 1 win, defeating fellow top-level winners Order Of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}) and Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal). The G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day went the bay’s manner by a neck over elegant miler Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}).

He added of the full-brother to confirmed stayer Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), “A whole lot of mine that do not run at two I am fairly certain are okay. I can not bear in mind why he did not run, he could have been immature, could have had a number of niggles after which it went very comfortable, so I did not need to run him.

“I am additionally not an enormous lover of the all-weather. Clearly now we have numerous runners on it, however I do not like operating 2-year-olds on it. Generally it’s a must to but when I do know they’re fairly good, they do not run.

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“I by no means noticed him as a Guineas horse as a result of I noticed him as a stayer given how effectively his brother stays.”

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ICONS: Tapit’s Legacy Undisputed Amongst Main Sires

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ICONS: North America’s Main Sires launches with this profile of three-time champion Tapit, who signaled early he can be a power within the North American stallion ranks when he grew to become chief of his freshman class of 2008 with two grade 1 winners, together with Bessemer Belief Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner and champion 2-year-old filly Stardom Sure and Hollywood Starlet Stakes (G1) winner Laragh.

The son of Pulpit out of the Unbridled mare Faucet Your Heels, who was campaigned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and later retired to stud at Gainesway, remained a fixture among the many U.S. prime 10 main sires—most years among the many prime 4—till he broke by means of to the highest in 2014 with 17 black-type winners and a single-season Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings document of $18,650,956.

The momentum from this record-breaking 12 months was just the start. Tapit broke his personal single-season document the subsequent 12 months, changing into main sire with $19,136,874 in progeny earnings after which repeated this feat in 2016 with $19,983,173 in progeny earnings. Now 20, Tapit has sired 149 (9% from foals) black-type winners worldwide, which embrace 93 graded/group winners and eight champions. His runners have amassed greater than $176.6 million in earnings worldwide and common $139,864 per starter, by means of Oct. 4, 2021.

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Bradley Appears Ahead With Maiden Winner Haughty

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Bradley Thoroughbreds, Belmar Racing and Breeding, Tim and Anna Cambron, and Workforce Hanley’s 2-year-old filly Haughty was a four-length maiden winner on the Keeneland turf Oct. 17. Skilled by Chad Brown, the filly was first throughout the end line in her debut a month in the past at Belmont Park however was positioned third by stewards for interference. Peter Bradley has excessive hopes for the $310,000 buy from the Ocala Breeders’ Gross sales Spring Sale of 2-Yr-Olds in Coaching.





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