Breeze Up Supplement 2019

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PULLOUT PREVIEW Thursday, March 28, 2019

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CONTENTS 2-3 Nancy Sexton on the leading breeze-up graduates from last year and those it could pay to follow in 2019 4-5 Peter Swann of the Cool Silk Partnership tells Martin Stevens how a change in sales policy has resulted in an upturn in the ownership group’s fortunes 6-7 Tom Peacock talks to jockey Robson Aguiar, who has swapped his native Brazil for the tranquil setting of rural Ireland and the job of breeze-up consignor 8-9 Hetta Stevens, another breeze-up consignor sending her first consignment to the sales, talks to Tom Peacock about her hopes for the year ahead and beyond 10-11 Simon Rowlands with the lowdown for shrewd purchasers at the breeze-up sales

12-13 The breeze-up market in Europe has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Simon Rowlands charts its inexorable rise as racecourse success has been followed by soaring returns 14-16 Statistics

Productive year: Thundering Blue did his trainer David Menuisier proud last season with three more wins, including the Group 3 Stockholm Cup International

Nancy Sexton on the best from the class of 2018 – and those to look out for this year

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HEN East closed into second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf at Churchill Downs, she became the 16th breeze-up graduate of 2018 to gain a Group 1 bracket. Along the way, there had been a Classic winner in Teppal, a top-class sprinter in Sands Of Mali, a Belmont Stakes runner-up in Gronkowski and durable customers like Thundering Blue and Brando to highlight a very productive year. That is testament to the quality we have come to expect out of the breeze-up sales. Since Speciosa, a graduate of Mocklershill, became the first Classic winner to emerge out of the breeze-up system in the 2006 1,000 Guineas, the circuit has been represented by a host of household names. Grove Stud graduate The Grey Gatsby ( t), for instance, added his name to the Classic roll of honour when successful in the 2014 Prix du Jockey Club en route to defeating Australia in the Irish Champion Stakes. His exploits followed swiftly in the aftermath of champion Dream Ahead. Sold by

Classic attributes place graduates in the limelight

Tally-Ho Stud at Goffs UK, he went on to sweep five Group 1 races for David Simcock, including the Middle Park Stakes and Prix de la Foret. They provide a fine snapshot of the versatility often on offer at the breeze-up sales. Understandably in an arena that rewards the presence of natural talent, a number tend to come to hand early. Dream Ahead was one such horse, as were Ardad and Prince Of Lir, both of whom struck at Royal Ascot within months of their purchase. Another quick two-year-old, July Stakes and Richmond Stakes

winner Mehmas, broke his maiden less than a month after selling at the Tattersalls Craven Sale. uiet Reflection, meanwhile, captured the Cornwallis Stakes on her final start at two before becoming one of the most accomplished sprinters of our time, with wins in the Commonwealth Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup to her credit. et at the other end of the spectrum, the breeze-up system can also claim Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris as one of its own. Sold by Mocklershill at the 2013 Tattersalls Guineas Sale, he came to be at the top of his game as an older horse, much in the

same manner as Mshawish, another accomplished breezer of that era who mixed it at Grade 1 level on turf and dirt, and indeed popular campaigners such as Brando, Stormy Antarctic, Thundering Blue, Robin Of Navan and Hunt, successful in last year’s Shoemaker Mile Stakes. It’s early days but 2019 already has the hallmarks of a fruitful year. In America, all eyes are on War Of Will as he bids to consolidate his position near the head of the Kentucky Derby market. Arguably turf bred as a War Front half-brother to Pathfork, the breeze-up scene couldn’t ask for a stronger current representative than Mark Casse’s colt in terms of versatility aligned with talent. And it is very possible that he could be joined at Churchill Downs by another Arqana breezer in Divine Image, a live fancy for the Kentucky Oaks. She is one of several smart

breezers sourced last season by Godolphin. Another, La Pelosa, won last year’s Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. Closer to home, it will be fascinating to see how the highly regarded pair East and Kadar, the winner of his only juvenile start last season for Phoenix Thoroughbreds, fare over the upcoming months. East, who topped last year’s Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale when sold by Greenhills Farm to Stephen Hillen for 315,000, is as short as 14-1 for the ipco 1,000 Guineas. There is also a good word for Fashion’s Star, who made a striking winning debut for Roger Charlton at Newbury last September. In France it would be wrong to underestimate last year’s Criterium International third Graignes, who holds an entry in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains alongside fellow breezers Al Aresh, Bye Bye Hong Kong, Global Spectrum and Kuwait Currency.

‘It’s early days but 2019 already has the hallmarks of a fruitful year’ Leading Breeze Up purchaser who has bought numerous Group 1 performers such as East, Brando and The Grey Gatsby

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SANDS OF MALI

b c Panis - Kadiania Sold at the 2017 Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale by Bansha House Stables to Cool Silk Partnership/Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for £75,000 A tough, sound performer, Sands Of Mali won his first three starts at two, culminating in the Gimcrack Stakes in which he beat fellow breezer Invincible Army. He returned last year to bag the Prix Sigy and Sandy Lane Stakes and after several creditable efforts, notably when falling only half a length short of Eqtidaar in the

Commonwealth Cup, returned to winning ways in the British Champions Sprint Stakes. Sands Of Mali ( e)

remains in training and should once again take high order within the sprint division for Richard Fahey.

b f Camacho - Jummana Sold at the 2017 Arqana May Sale by Bansha House Stables to Blandford Bloodstock for €105,000 Teppal joined the Classic roll of honour last May when successful in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp for David Simcock. That victory marked the culmination of a spell of rapid progression for the Camacho filly, who had previously won both her two-year-old starts at Lingfield and Kempton. Teppal (below right) strikes for Group 1 glory at Longchamp

WAR OF WILL

b c War Front - Visions Of Clarity Sold at the 2018 Arqana May Sale by Oak Tree Farm to Justin Casse for €250,000 Should War Of Will and Divine Image make it to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, Arqana will be in the remarkable position of having sold live chances for two of America’s premier Classics out of last year’s breeze-up sale. War Of Will sits near the head of the Kentucky Derby betting following easy victories in two of the major Louisiana preps, the Lecomte

and Risen Star Stakes. In keeping with his pedigree, however, the colt was also high-class on turf last season, notably when running a close second in the Summer Stakes at Woodbine. Divine Image, meanwhile, has the Kentucky Oaks on her agenda following a productive spell at the Dubai Carnival. The daughter of Scat Daddy, who was purchased by Godolphin Ireland for 360,000 from eomanstown Stud, has won three of her four starts for Charlie Appleby and was last seen running out the easy winner of the Al Bastakiya at Meydan.

Ireland’s ONLY Breeze Up Sale East sold in 2018

winner Prix Thomas Byron Jockey Club de Turquie, Gr.3 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr. 1

“trip of a lifetime” “Last year we were thrilled to find EAST who won her Maiden impressively first time out at Hamilton, followed this up with Group 3 success at Saint Cloud and who brought us on a trip of a lifetime to the Breeders’ Cup where she claimed 2nd place in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Horses like these are hard to come across and this year I am looking forward to returning to the sale at its new venue.”

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Martin Stevens hears from Peter Swann how a change of strategy has led to success

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ETER SWANN has enjoyed so much success with his breeze-up purchases that he reports, only half joking, that he will have to keep a low profile when bidding at this spring’s round of sales to ensure other players don’t poach his picks. The successful businessman and chairman of Scunthorpe United football club has celebrated Royal Ascot triumph with Prince Of Lir, purchased for £170,000 from the Goffs UK Breeze-Up in 2016, and welcomed £75,000 Tattersalls Ireland Ascot graduate Sands Of Mali into the winner’s enclosure after the colt’s victory in the British Champions Sprint last October. Both horses have generated handsome profits, with Prince

Of Lir sold to stand at Ballyhane Stud – his first crop are now yearlings – and Phoenix Thoroughbreds taking a share in Sands Of Mali, who is set to take on Blue Point in the Al uoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan on Saturday. We’ll have to hide when we try to buy the ones we want at this year’s breeze-ups, or employ a few strange people to do the bidding, laughs Swann, whose charges, including other notable breeze-up finds such as Charming Kid and Chica La Habana, have been sourced with the assistance of bloodstock agent Matt Coleman and trainer James Given. The horses carry the white silks and purple cap of the Cool Silk Partnership, an umbrella that covers his family – wife Karin, mother-in-law Barbara Wilkinson and sons Christopher and William. Explaining the genesis of the enterprise, Swann says: I’ve been involved in racing for a long time, always been fascinated by the sport, and as a bit of a gambler I wanted to know a bit more. The chance came along to get into ownership with my

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mother-in-law – we both love our horses and she had some time on her hands – and we developed Danethorpe Racing and Swann Racing into nice mini-brands between us. We were very successful, particularly on the all-weather, culminating in one year when we had 25 winners to finish second only to a member of the Maktoum family in the winter owners’ championship. Cool Silk came along around a decade ago. The name is a combination of Cool Sands, who won 11 races for me but sadly died of colic, and Sahara Silk, a very successful all-weather horse of ours, especially at Southwell. We’d had 150 to 200 winners up to that point but decided after one of the all-weather campaigns that we’d like to have a crack at two-year-olds, to try to produce quick turnover, aim for success at Royal Ascot and if all went well, turn a profit on the colts and sell the fillies at the December sales. One of the first horses who raced in the Cool Silk name was the Speightstown gelding Royal Bajan, bought for £125,000 at the Doncaster breeze-up in 2010.

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He was a fantastic horse, very fast, but broke a sesamoid soon after we bought him, says Swann. We thought he was so good he could have won a Norfolk, but he didn’t race until three and went on to win 17 races. He was a great servant to us. Another early flagbearer for the Cool Silk Partnership was Oriental Relation, a 12-time winner by Tagula bought for £37,000 at the then DBS Breeze-Up Sale of 2013. A few other nice horses featured among the owners’ early runners, along with some indifferent ones, until Swann decided around six years ago to fine tune the family’s approach to sourcing stock at the sales. I decided at that point we needed help, he explains. I met Matt Coleman at the sales and had a chat with him, telling him we wanted assistance in identifying different vendors and the people who work with the horses so we would have a better idea of the horses’ backgrounds, as well as coordinating and helping to interpret timings. James Given, who has been with us about ten years and is a qualified vet, does our vetting, even for the horses who don’t end up going to him. The more professional outlook appears to have paid off, the first coup being Prince Of Lir winning the often informative Brian eardley Conditions Stakes at Beverley and Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2016 – both times demoting subsequent Middle Park Stakes winner The Last Lion to second – within two months of becoming a joint sale-topper at Doncaster. We sent Prince Of Lir to Robert Cowell, not realising at the time that he wasn’t renowned for training two-year-olds, but I’d been

Peter Swann: phenomenal success with his breeze-up purchases

COOL SILK’S BREEZE-UP STARS PRINCE OF LIR

5yo b Kodiac-Esuvia (Whipper) Bought at Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in 2016 for £170,000 Won his first two starts including the Norfolk Stakes within two months of his purchase now stands at Ballyhane Stud, with Swann having bred three yearlings from the sire’s first crop

SANDS OF MALI

4yo b Panis-Kadiania (Indian Rocket) Bought at Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale in 2017 for £75,000 Gimcrack Stakes winner at two, triple Group scorer at three including in British Champions Sprint bought into by Phoenix Thoroughbreds and has a bold international campaign mapped out, starting with the Al uoz Sprint at Meydan

CHARMING KID

3yo b Charm Spirit-Child Bride (Coronado’s Quest Bought at Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in 2018 for £105,000 ork novice stakes winner on debut and third in July Stakes at two an easy winner of a Dundalk conditions stakes in January and being targeted at the All-Weather Championships at Lingfield


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hot spell with breeze-up buys talking to him and asked if he fancied a breezer, remembers Swann. When we sent the horse to Robert I think he was a bit shocked, and he was surprised how well the horse was working. We wanted to run him first time out in the Brian eardley although we were worried about Brocklesby winner The Last Lion, but Robert said Prince Of Lir was beating a lot of talented older sprinters in his yard. He’d probably already run up to a rating of 95 to 100 before even setting foot on a racecourse. He duly won at Beverley and then went on to win at Royal Ascot, and I was pinching myself. We’d bought him in April and two months later he’d won a Group 2 and then we sold the stallion rights. It was that simple. Swann might have thought he’d achieved his greatest moment on the racecourse with Prince Of Lir. But at the following year’s breeze-up sales along came Sands Of Mali. Like Prince Of Lir, he was pinhooked and consigned by the master of Bansha House Stables Con Marnane. Unlike Prince Of Lir, who is by

juvenile sire extraordinaire Kodiac, he has an exotic pedigree, being a son of the unheralded Panis out of a mare by Indian Rocket bred in the French provinces. Sands Of Mali was the first horse who breezed at Ascot that year, Swann recalls. I knew nothing about Panis and he was a touch plain, a bit boxy, and he didn’t do the fastest time, but he moved exceptionally well and covered the ground effortlessly. I said to Matt I liked him and would like to have a go at buying him, and we got him. At the time we were expanding our roster of trainers as we were spending a lot of money and didn’t want to get stuck with having horses in one stable in case they became poorly. So Sands Of Mali became the first two-year-old we sent to Richard Fahey. Then, around May time, we got a call from Richard telling us this horse was beating the likes of Kimberella and that he might be a bit special. Sands Of Mali did indeed prove to be a bit special, defeating

subsequent Listed scorer Eirene by nearly four lengths in a Nottingham novice stakes to break his maiden at the second time of asking, the pair pulling 13 lengths clear.

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E T time out he made all to land the Gimcrack by two and three-quarters of a length before disappointing in the Middle Park Stakes – Newmarket never bringing out the best in the horse – and running an honourable ninth in a vintage Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf from which Mendelssohn, Masar, Catholic Boy and James Garfield emerged. At three last year Sands Of

Mali landed the Prix Sigy and Sandy Lane Stakes before finding only Eqtidaar too good in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. He signed off for the season with an all-the-way victory over no less than Harry Angel in the British Champions Sprint and is now in Meydan with all roads afterwards leading to a return to Ascot for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and then an ambitious international campaign that could take in The Everest in Australia. To win on British Champions Day and be turning up at Meydan with an Ascot breezer who has no pedigree, no one knowing who his sire is, is going to take a lot of beating, reflects Swann. It’s like turning up at Crufts and winning best in show with a cross-breed, he adds with a chuckle. Despite Sands Of Mali’s humble

origins, his owner believes his genes could invigorate the stallion ranks eventually, as a refreshing alternative to the procession of Sadler’s Wells, Green Desert and Danehill-line horses on offer at present. He calls it a clean pedigree , noting a growing fragility in some of his purchases from more heavily mined dynasties. His faith in the family is demonstrated by the fact the Cool Silk Partnership has bought Sands Of Mali’s year-younger half-sister by Kheleyf, the 16-length novice stakes winner Flawless Jewel, and that filly’s two-year-old brother named Sands Of Giza, with Fahey and considered to have some ability . As if Prince Of Lir and Sands Of Mali weren’t enough, Swann and family can also look forward to January’s Dundalk winner Charming Kid (left), a £105,000 Goffs UK Breeze-Up buy, aiming for the All-Weather Championships at Lingfield, and Midnight Sands, a 90,000 Arqana Breeze-Up acquisition, having a productive Dubai Carnival in 2020 after winning at Meydan by four lengths for Doug Watson this month.

Swann might not want others to steal his choices at the coming breeze-ups but he gives some clues to his recipe for success. On the subject of timings, he says: Matt does them but there’ll be plenty of horses I tell him I don’t like regardless of how quick they run. Alternatively there are some we’ll give extra credit to if they got going late or didn’t handle the ground. There might be some who are wound up specifically for the breeze and won’t ever run that fast again, which is fine, as long as you’re aware which they are. He goes on to advise that, with breezers, it’s more about how they move – you have to take your mind off the pedigree and concentrate on which are the racehorses . Summing up his enduring love affair with this sector of the market, he adds: We’ve continued to go back to the breeze-ups because we believe you get a good chance to see some quality horses – yes, you sometimes have to pay a bit of money to get what you want – but they have taken our family around the world and given us some of our best memories together.

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The Brazilian jockey now based in rural Ireland who is aiming to continue his recipe for success Tom Peacock meets Robson Aguiar, who is now consigning breeze-up horses under his own name

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ULLINGAR is not the first place that anyone might expect to lay claim to a small Brazilian community. The county town of County Westmeath is better known for its lakeland and rich history

WAR OF WILL, bought at the 2018 Breeze Up, Gr.1 placed at two and a dual Group winner already this season.

rather than sunshine on tap or the ideal ingredients for making an authentic feijoada. Life, of course, is what you make of it and for Robson Aguiar there has been more than enough of an attraction to make a success of the Irish midlands. The 37-year-old spends his mornings assisting in the preparation of youngsters at Tally-Ho Stud and, once finished, drives a few miles down the road to the Deravarra Gallops, where he rents his own boxes. With the assistance of assorted family, from brother-in-law Jose Gerra, sister Juliana, older brother Marcio to son Gabriel and several other friends, Aguiar has fashioned a breeze-up

business that will be consigning under his own name for the first time this year. There are a few of us around Ireland, we’re close, he explains. I’ve got two Brazilians helping me out with my breezers, they were very good jockeys back home and we go around together. I give them a share in the horses so they’ve got a chance to make some money too. Starting with a shoestring budget, Aguiar has made some astute pinhooks already with a particularly impressive touch landed on Dubai Dominion. Picked up for just 26,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale, the Godolphin-bred daughter of

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Pivotal was prepared for last year’s Goffs UK Breeze-Up and returned a spectacular £140,000. The first horse I bought was called Bashiba, Aguiar explains. He wasn’t sold at Goffs in 2012 , so I bought him privately for 16,000 and then sold him for 50,000gns the next year. He did well for Nigel Tinkler, and that was enough money for me to start setting up my business. After that I started to buy some horses and every year I’ve improved and improved with them, being able to buy more expensive and better-quality ones. It was 2018, though, that set new levels. es, last year was a good result, he says. I’ve been doing it properly for the last four years and most of them have done well. I consigned some with Tally-Ho and some with Hyde Park. Last year I sold ueen Jo Jo bought for £11,000 and sold for 68,000gns at the Craven Breeze-Up , who went to Kevin Ryan. She won second time out and then finished third in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at ork. I sold a Heeraat Freed From Desire privately for £10,000 bought for £3,000 and she won a race, and I had an Alhebayeb called Phoenix Star who won second time out for Chris Dwyer and Silvestre de Sousa at armouth. The other horse, Dubai Dominion, I sold to Ed Vaughan and Phoenix Thoroughbreds he won second time out, was runner-up in a

Robson Aguiar on Shes Ranger, whom he rode to victory in a Dundalk maiden in 2016 and to third place in a Leopardstown Group 3 the following year for trainer Adrian Murray

Listed race then ran in a Group 3 in France. Aside from what is clearly an eye for a horse and a bargain, as well as the knowledge of how to develop it onwards, Aguiar seems to have no magic formula. I’ve been very lucky with the ones I’ve picked, he says. I like a strong horse and I want one you can look at and you can imagine them on the racetrack. ou have to see athleticism and a good walker. The pedigree is a help as well, but sometimes you’ve got that but no horse, and sometimes you have the horse but not the pedigree. It’s good if you can have the two, a horse like that is very easy to sell, but with a good

‘Every year I’ve improved and improved with them, being able to buy more expensive and better-quality ones’

horse with no pedigree you have to work harder for the sale. I like sharp stallions. I sold a Kodiac to Simon Crisford at Ascot three years ago who won a few races, and I’d buy more of them if I could

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GUIAR, like so many of the Brazilian racing diaspora working in studs or stables, is an accomplished jockey with 196 winners to his name from the financially listing but fiendishly competitive scene back home. He is also a graduate of the Sao Paulo Jockey Club’s apprentice school, an institution where several modern stars have been moulded. I was at the school the same time as Silvestre de Sousa, and Joao Moreira was also around, he says. We worked together and I’m good friends with both of them. When we were riding there we were kind of the same level , but they had the opportunities to go on. Joao went to Singapore first, he settled well and improved and improved and improved – he’s at the top now. De Sousa plotted a not-too-dissimilar course to Aguiar, arriving at Dermot Weld’s yard with virtually no English but finding his way to becoming British champion


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Robson Aguiar riding work for Aidan O’Brien – he was at Ballydoyle for five years – and (inset) putting his breeze-up sales-bound recruits through their paces

and a proven international rider through skill and application. In Brazil, you learn to ride bareback, so you get really well balanced, he explains. I was riding in kind of cross-country races, I was a champion when I was ten or 12, then I rode quarter horses in races, like pony races over just two furlongs, when I was maybe 14. Once you get into the school, you get started very quickly. We had a few good lads at

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the same time as me. A few went to America, we’ve got lads in Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Dubai, kind of everywhere. It shows what you can do when you get the chance. I was okay, but I’ve always been more interested in buying and selling horses than riding in races. Success in the saddle was not exactly replicated in Ireland with a solitary winner during the course of a decade. It came for Adrian Murray with Shes Ranger in a maiden at

Dundalk in 2016, upon whom he also finished third in the following year’s Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial. He has maintained a link with the local trainer and took 24 mounts for him last year. I worked for Paul Deegan for three years and then I spent five with Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, he explains. It was interesting to see how they work. I used to ride Excelebration, I used to ride Camelot, and many of the horses when they

were working, a lot of them when they were two-year-olds. I’ve kept the racing licence but I don’t ride for someone else. I haven’t got much interest in it – I can make more money from the breeze-ups.

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HE amount of time Aguiar spends riding horses makes him mindful of the nature of those he trades. For breeze-up horses, the most important thing is to

have a very good rider, to make them relax and not upset them. It makes them a better horse for someone else. I can ride anything, but if we sell him, the buyer might not have someone who can ride any type of horse, so you have to make them very quiet so anyone can train them. ou have the responsibility to make them happy. If the horse is nervous or fractious, future buyers will say don’t buy one off this person. Once the sales are over,

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Aguiar will take a few weeks’ holiday in Brazil to reconnect with friends and family before returning to his unlikely home from home. I’ve been here for 14 years now and I look forward to being able one day to try to buy my own farm and continue the business, Aguiar concludes. My wife’s here and our two daughters were born in Ireland, they’re happy. I think I’ll be here for a while anyway.

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Tom Peacock meets Hetta Stevens and charts her journey to the breeze-ups

BETTER illustration of the evolution of Overtown Farm would be to use some David Attenborough-style time-lapse photography. Two years ago the action begins on a dilapidated Wiltshire dairy only for two high-spec American barns to spring up like toadstools in its place. A trotting ring appears in a field behind and over the road, in the distant gaze of Alan King’s Barbury Castle, and a carpet gallop gradually spills its way across for almost a mile. Were we able to spool through into the future, Hetta Stevens would hope to see herself training a string of winning racehorses along it. Pause at the present and Stevens has her first consignment of breeze-ups to focus on. She moved into her new premises the Christmas before last and the barns have been filled with thoroughbreds sent by eminent names including

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On the up: Hetta Stevens has helped establish a fine base in Wiltshire and has all focus trained on a first breeze-up consignment

Roger Charlton, Richard Hannon and William Haggas. Stevens is now in a partnership with bloodstock agent Billy Jackson Stops and there is a neat Iffraaj filly and a taller Harbour Watch colt of her own to get ready for the sales at Ascot, and others for the rest of the spring. It’s early stages but, having just done the breaking in and pre-training for a while then sending them off to someone else who presses the buttons, it’s so nice to be able to get stuck into some horses, she says. What I really want is for these horses to be sold and for whoever buys them, they’re going to be racehorses. These guys have got to kick on and perform, because I want people to come back to me next year and say ‘it did what you told us it would do and it’s been successful’. It is a long story as to how Stevens has ended up here. An experienced horsewoman whose comprehensive CV contains stints with tutors as diverse as Henrietta Knight, Michael Dickinson and Dale Romans, she was most recently seen running Sheikh Fahad’s Robins Farm alongside husband Olly. When in 2015 the couple took the decision to end their three-year reign at the Surrey stable for family reasons, she remained to oversee its transfer to trainer George Baker. Thinking quietly about her future, she asked the estate agents at Windsor Clive handling the deal if they would keep their eyes open for any suitable premises. And it just so happened they knew that Doug White, Overtown’s owner, was planning to diversify his business and make that very thing. I said ‘if you build it, I’ll rent it’, she says. It’s very difficult to find a start-up yard and it’s been an amazing time. Sheikh Fahad and adviser David Redvers have been absolutely unbelievable – I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now

without their support either. As soon as I moved in they sent me a couple of Frankels to break in. Billy worked for us at Robins Farm as a pupil assistant and we’ve always kept in touch. I suppose it’s getting your toe in and both of us were desperate to get something going. He said ‘why don’t we do breeze-ups?’ and I said ‘I’m definitely up for that’. He’s good on the pedigree side – I’ll do the graft and horsemanship side and we’ll see how it goes. I’ve done plenty of work with two-year-olds at Robins Farm and from my time in America and Australia, so hopefully I know what I’m doing. It’s getting an early two-year-old ready, although there’s a bit more of an art to it. Considering the individuals, she adds: We got the Harbour Watch at Ascot sales for £4,500 , and his brother General Short broke his maiden in Australia recently so that was quite a nice little update. The filly is small, butty, really racey, looks like a two-year-old, and the other guy has got a bit more scope to him. It’s rather escalated as a Due Diligence colt came for Doncaster – he was bred by the Players – and he’s a really nice sort, then there might be two or three for the Guineas sale. Trying your luck in a fluctuating breeze-up market, alongside the industry’s battle-hardened protagonists,

is a difficult game and Stevens is aware of the risk. It’s why we’re just dipping our toe in, she explains. The sales companies have been quite tight on what horses they’re going to accept and keeping numbers tight, which is very understandable, and who knows what’s going to happen. There’ll still be quite a few sleepless nights but the horses aren’t too expensive.

H

ETTA’S name might well have been the one above the door on Robins Farm when the Stevens family took over, but with their two daughters only a few months old at the time, the formal responsibility was passed across to her husband. They had some exciting moments through the likes of dual Guineas runner-up Lightning Thunder, although a sense of unfinished business lingers and a resumption is among her wide-ranging action plan. I want to try to get some store horses in to break in throughout the summer and if we can fill up a few stables along those lines, before you know it the yearlings will be coming back around, she explains. In the future, I’d like to train some point-to-pointers, probably with a view to sell on, but the eventual aim is to get the licence out. It always has been – and that will happen.

‘I’ve done plenty of work with two-year-olds at Robins Farm and from my time in America and Australia, so hopefully I know what I’m doing’

But I’ve got twin girls who are seven, I’m a single parent. Just to be able to juggle it, to be on the road all the time – I can’t justify getting the licence yet. If I did, I’d lose all this pre-training business. Stevens is clearly a popular character and some of her staff – Cass Ellis-Canzio and Jenni Burgess – relocated from Robins Farm for her. For the most part she wears

her troubles lightly but, following a brief pause for thought, offers a reminder of some of those real world problems we often forget about in a sport mostly blinded by glamour and fantastical ambition. There are times I wish I had someone to share the load with, she says. I’ve got great friends, family and a support network around me, but when

you’re the only person who can answer those questions, make those decisions, it’s tough. There’s no getting away from it. There are plenty of times I’ve thought ‘what the hell are you doing?’ but when it all starts running well, everyone’s happy. I’ve got a great landlord and clients and there’s nothing else in the world I’d want to do. Times, like the landscape around Overtown Farm, have changed, and it all looks for the better for Hetta Stevens Racing. She concludes: I did wonder how I was going to get here, but I suppose determination gets you a long way – being very stubborn and not giving up.

A proven eye for success TEPPAL

Arqana

€105,000

Classic winner

DREAM AHEAD

Goffs UK

£36,000

5 x Gr.1 winner, Sire

ARDAD

Goffs UK

£170,000

Gr.2, Royal Ascot winner, Sire

DABAN

Tattersalls Guineas

260,000gns

Gr.3, Classic placed

PRETTY BABY

Arqana

€190,000

Gr.3, TF 111p

SHUMOOKHI

Tattersalls Ire - Ascot

£11,000

Listed, multiple Gr. placed

MOOHAARIB

Tattersalls Craven

230,000gns

Listed, TF 116

RODAINI

Tattersalls Craven

340,000gns

Listed

HIKMAA

Tattersalls Guineas

10,000gns

Listed, Gr.2 placed

SOCIETY POWER

Goresbridge

€160,000

5 x winner, TF 115

TRICORN

Tattersalls Guineas

100,000gns

3 x winner, TF 110

STONE OF DESTINY

Tattersalls Guineas

70,000gns

Gr.1 placed, TF 111

Ardad breezing at Doncaster

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BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL BREEZE-UP SALES

Simon Rowlands with key points to think about before parting with your money

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NOWING as much as you can about what you are buying has always been a sensible policy, whether you are purchasing a company, a car, or something far less substantial. Size it up, do some due diligence, and make sure you get your money’s worth. The potential for achieving the same with unraced racehorses is not all it might be. Pedigrees will tell you something, conformation may tell you something else, a good word from someone in the know could prove valuable, or not. Breeze-up sales remove some of the guesswork. Pedigrees and conformation still count for plenty, but the act of galloping the merchandise over two or three furlongs beforehand is not unlike taking that car for a test drive, all the while seeing how it compares to dozens of others being put through their paces at the same time. The breeze-up concept has been understandably popular in Britain since it was introduced at Doncaster in 1977. But the ways in which onlookers have aimed to clue themselves up about the horseflesh they are looking to buy has evolved along the way. Stopwatches came on the scene a long time ago, as the importance of measuring how fast a two-year-old ran its breeze became clearer. Sales companies helped by putting people with flags at furlong markers to indicate when a horse was passing those junctures. More recently, private timing gates have sprung up, with around half a dozen separate sets at some sales. These break-beam devices record times to a thousandth of a second, far more accurate than a human clocker could ever hope to achieve, flagman or not. Times at breeze-up sales are

‘It could be viewed as a 200-runner race broken into its component parts’

still viewed with scepticism by some, however. As was once said, there are no two-furlong races . While acknowledging the limitations of times looked at in simple terms, the truth is that this is a shop window in which breezing quickly is most likely to be viewed favourably by the market. As a result, many consignors aim to have two-year-olds who do just that, which presumably includes engaging skilful – and light – jockeys on their backs. Times need to be interpreted, too, much as they are in a racecourse environment. Rain will slow them over the few hours a breeze-up takes to complete, while wind can do the opposite. A youngster may run an ordinary time from the start of its breeze to its end but a sparkling section within it.

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Potential buyers keep their eyes on the action as a two-year-old breezes

Making sense of timing information at the sales can be much more nuanced than just looking at an overall time in isolation. Modern breeze-up sales provide videos, also, which tend to be of limited use with regards to filling in any gaps in timing, but which may be analysed in other ways. Striding analysis – especially of a horse’s stride length and stride frequency – is possible, if with some effort. Stride length is correlated with a horse’s ability, but is highly influenced by circumstance (a horse’s stride will shorten when going uphill, around a bend or on softer ground). Circumstance is not such a big thing when every horse is running over the same track, on more or less the same ground, and on the same day. A breeze-up could be viewed as a 200-runner race broken into its component parts. Striding frequency is associated with stamina, as racecourse research has shown, with a speedy stride nearly always necessary to be a sprinter but with the ability to relax and stride more slowly usually indicative of those who stay better. The signs are likely to be there in a horse’s videoed gallop if you look for them.

Then, there are more traditional, and less numerical, ways of measuring a juvenile’s potential. Some look for how a horse gallops out at the end of the breeze, and what its breathing sounds like after it has been subjected to pressure. Others place plenty of store by how a horse’s temperament holds up in what will be, to a greater or lesser degree, an unfamiliar environment.

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E SHOULD expect horses who have only recently turned two to show signs of greenness: it could be a sign of greater long-term potential, especially if accompanied by a fast or otherwise impressive breeze. What sort of horses originate from the breeze-up sales, then? Well, all sorts, including sharp types, more enduring performers, and plenty of Group-standard runners among the rank and file. The 2018 European breeze-up alumni included La Pelosa, winner of the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine, East, runner-up in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs, and Graignes, third in the Group 1 Criterium International.

Teppal took only a little longer to hit pay dirt, winning the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp in 2018 having been sold for the equivalent of £87,500 at Arqana the year before. Earlier breeze-ups featured the likes of Brando, winner of Group sprints in each of the last three seasons, Thundering Blue, a Group 2 winner and International Stakes third in 2018 as a five-year-old, and Stormy Antarctic, as good as ever at five years in 2018, when he won two Group races in Europe. A still earlier breeze-up included the future top-notcher Dream Ahead, many of whose offspring have followed in his footsteps through the breeze-up system. The average breeze-up price of future Group winners from 2009 to 2018 inclusive is about £91,000. Meanwhile, the number of two-year-old winners sold at European breeze-up sales has increased year-on-year since 2013. Whether you want an off the shelf racehorse ready to run within weeks of a sale, or something which may take longer to mature, they will be catalogued somewhere. ou just need to develop the smarts to figure out which is likely to be which.

‘ While acknowledging the limitations of times looked at in simple terms, this is a shop window in which breezing quickly is most likely to be viewed favourably’

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BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL BREEZE-UP SALES

Full steam ahead as the breeze-up sales come of age Group 1 breeze-up winners

Sold in Europe for ÂŁ50,000 (or equivalent) or less Simon Rowlands on how a change of perception has given the market a boost

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HE saying ‘things ain’t what they used to be’ tends to be a plaintive lament from those looking back, with or without rose-tinted glasses. But it can also indicate the opposite, and that is the case where breeze-up sales in Europe are concerned. Things ain’t what they used to be: they are better. The stock of breeze-ups has risen substantially as they have shrugged off an initial, and by no means fair, reputation for being marketplaces only for early, speedy types who might not train on. Success after success in recent years has meant that anyone looking to buy sprinters, stayers, precocious types, later-maturing individuals, ordinary handicappers or a possible star of the future can no longer reasonably afford to ignore them. As recently as ten years ago, there was just one breeze-up Group 1 winner (at any stage of his/her career) and four Group 1-placed performers in action. Those figures have climbed, especially in the last three to four years. There were five individual Group 1-winning graduates who landed the spoils during 2018 – it was a remarkable year by any standards. They may all share a

Horse

Price (ÂŁ)

Sale venue

Dream Ahead

36,000

Doncaster

Race(s) won (best Racing Post Rating)

July Cup; Haydock Sprint Cup; Prix de la Foret (129)

Quiet Reection

44,000

Doncaster

Haydock Sprint Cup/Commonwealth Cup (120) Prince of Wales’s Stakes (122)

My Dream Boat

40,000

Doncaster

Trip To Paris

21,000

Newmarket

Gold Cup (116)

Margot Did

10,500

Newmarket

Nunthorpe Stakes (117)

Music Show

12,310

Goresbridge

Falmouth Stakes (119)

Khan

29,600

Deauville

Preis Von Europa (114)

Harbour Law

30,000

London

St Leger Stakes (116)

Fiesolana

26,920

Goresbridge

Matron Stakes (116)

The Wow Signal

50,000

Ascot

Prix Morny (116)

Robin Of Navan

34,815

Saint-Cloud

Criterium de Saint-Cloud (115)

common background, but those five wins came in five very different locations. Sands Of Mali’s Champions Sprint win was at Ascot in Britain, Teppal’s Pouliches came at Longchamp in France, Khan’s Preis Von Europa success took place at Cologne in Germany, La Pelosa’s Natalma Stakes victory was at Woodbine in Canada, and Hunt’s Shoemaker Mile occurred at Santa Anita in the US. At the same time, the former Craven Breeze-Up graduate Ventura Storm, a Group 1 winner at Milan in Italy earlier in his career, was successful at the next level down in the

Moonee Valley Gold Cup in Australia in October. Whatever else European breeze-up sales can claim, their influence has been felt not just at the elite level but far and wide. They have also proved to be a source of some remarkably durable individuals over the years. In addition to the aforementioned Ventura Storm, the likes of Red Verdon, Robin Of Navan and El Astronaute were also going strong as five-year-olds in 2018 despite having run more than two dozen times each. Or what about Brando, one of those Group 1 winners

BREEZE-UP GRADUATES IN GROUP 1S Run year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total

Winners 1 1 2 2 0 2 3 4 2 5 22

Wins 1 1 6 2 0 2 5 6 2 7 32

Placed 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 9 7 12 60

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(Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville in 2017) who was still going strong as a six-year-old in 2018 when he came second in the July Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup? Or Stormy Antarctic, placed at the highest level in Germany and Canada last year as a five-year-old? Or the evergreen smart sprint handicapper Royal Birth, sold as a juvenile as long ago as 2013? If breeze-up types were meant to be only early, speedy sorts, then someone forget to send the memo to Harbour Law, winner of the St Leger in 2016, to Trip To Paris, victorious in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2015, and to Nearly Caught, successful in the Prix Kergorlay in 2016 and a dual two-mile Listed winner in 2018 at the age of eight. The list could go on and on. That is not to say sharp two-year-olds fail to get a look-in. Hot Streak (sold for the equivalent of ÂŁ44,100 at the Guineas Breeze Up), The Wow Signal (ÂŁ50,000 at Ascot) and Mehmas (ÂŁ178,500, Craven) are just three who hit the ground running and enjoyed significant success as

juveniles. The first two will have representatives of their own at the 2019 breeze-up sales.

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HE growing success of breeze-up graduates has inevitably seen some increases in prices over the years, but it has still been possible to buy good horses for very affordable amounts. The list of future Group 1 winners bought for ÂŁ50,000 or less in the last decade includes a trio of Royal Ascot winners for a total of ÂŁ105,000, a

Classic winner for ÂŁ30,000 and the horse who was rated equal to Frankel officially as a two-year-old (Dream Ahead) for ÂŁ36,000. Dream Ahead went on to be a superb operator at six and seven furlongs and has sired numerous winners, including the Group 1-placed Donjuan Triumphant, who sold for ÂŁ4,500 less at the Craven Breeze Up in 2015 than had his father at Doncaster five years earlier. Even that sum seems substantial compared to a few of the young guns sold at the various sales in 2018.

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‘Whatever else European breeze-up sales can claim, their influence has been felt not just at the elite level but far and wide’

The heart of the action at Goresbridge

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Nonna Grazia was placed in two Listed races in Rome before running out a wide-margin winner of a maiden there, having been sold for £5,000 at Doncaster Shumookhi won a Listed contest at Newbury and placed twice in Group 3s, having fetched £11,000 at Ascot and Happy Odyssey landed a Listed event at Maisons-Laffitte just a few months after being sold for £14,000 at Doncaster.

T

HE boat has been missed if you wanted to buy one of those as a two-year-old, as it has been with their less-exposed classmates Intuitive (a minor Kempton winner from two appearances), Kadar (an impressive novice stakes scorer at Haydock on his only start) and San Carlos (a winner at Chelmsford from two starts in minor races), all of whom carry enormous potential into the new season. Kadar – the third-most expensive lot at Arqana at 700,000 – shapes as one of the most promising three-year-olds around, and was an intended runner in the Royal Lodge and Autumn

Group 1 breeze-up winners in 2018 Sold in Europe Horse

Price (£)

Sale venue

Race won (best Racing Post Rating)

Sands Of Mali

75,000

Ascot

Champions Sprint (121)

Khan

29,600

Ar ana

Preis Von Europa (114)

Hunt

63,415

Goresbridge

Shoemaker Mile (112)

87,500

Ar ana

Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (107)

Tattersalls

Natalma Stakes (105)

Teppal La Pelosa

294,000

Stakes shortly after that win only to be ruled out on the days of the race. The Karl Burke-trained and Phoenix Thoroughbred-owned colt is quoted in the betting for the ipco 2,000 Guineas and also holds entries in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Kadar has some big hooves to follow where being a successful breeze-up buy is concerned, but the early signs for the son of Scat Daddy are certainly promising. Breeze-up sales have come a long way from fairly humble beginnings then, and many of the individual graduates from those sales have come a very long way indeed. Kadar: a breeze-up graduate of huge potential who won well on his sole outing last year

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BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL BREEZE-UP SALES

Summary of black-type performers since 2009 Race t

inners

ins

e ian sale rice (£)

verage sale rice (£)

Group 1

e

24

32

Place

60

63,400

88,500

Group 2

48

55

79

65,100

97,000

Group 3

86

107

131

46,200

89,000

Listed

133

164

219

45,600

80,100

TOTAL

291

358

489

50,000

86,300

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Summary of black-type performers since 2009 Bought for less than £60,000 Race t

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ins

e ian sale rice (£)

verage sale rice (£)

EUROPES PREMIER BREEZE UP CONSIGNOR

Group 1

e

11

16

Place

29

34,700

34,200

Group 2

22

23

36

28,000

30,600

30% of the 2018 Crop are already winners

Group 3

47

62

74

26,600

28,300

Listed

78

94

132

30,000

30,300

Two-year-old breeze-up graduate winners by year ear

inners

Runners

R

ins

Runs

R

Runs er orse

Pattern runners

Pattern winners

2008

79

271

29 2

104

933

11 1

34

59

8

2009

78

237

32 9

104

911

11 4

38

52

14

2010

100

277

36 1

133

1128

11 8

41

54

17

2011

86

277

31 0

120

1043

11 5

38

47

9

2012

124

346

35 8

162

1364

11 9

39

80

20

2013

106

305

34 8

144

1179

12 2

39

65

14

2014

102

338

30 2

133

1241

10 7

37

65

19

2015

113

382

29 6

156

1395

11 2

37

75

20

2016

119

350

34

156

1263

12 4

36

70

20

2017

120

398

30 2

143

1337

10 7

34

74

9

2018

121

408

29 7

168

1459

11 5

36

63

9

TOTAL

1148

3589

32 0

1523

13253

11 5

37

704

159

Three-year-old breeze-up graduate winners by year ear

EPIC HERO impressive winner of 3yo Conditions race at Chantilly (19th March) bought by Godolphin Ireland for €280,000, purchased at the Arqana Breeze Up Sale 2018

inners

Runners

R

ins

Runs

R

Runs er orse

Pattern runners

Pattern winners

2008

119

309

38 5

179

1799

99

58

67

8

2009

99

233

42 5

159

1359

11 7

58

53

14 23

2010

123

299

41 1

205

1710

12 0

57

65

2011

109

295

36 9

175

1675

10 4

57

57

14

2012

175

356

49 2

290

2188

13 3

61

88

25

2013

145

349

41 5

234

1964

11 9

56

68

16

2014

150

358

41 9

245

2098

11 7

59

68

20

2015

150

417

36 0

230

2447

94

59

75

21

2016

150

379

39 6

229

2112

10 8

56

77

22

2017

182

452

40 3

291

2508

11 6

55

82

10

TOTAL

1422

3567

39 9

2259

20083

11 2

56

716

175


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Breeze-up graduate class acts (clockwise from left): Sands Of Mali, Donjuan Triumphant, Trip To Paris (red cap), Dream Ahead, Teppal and La Pelosa

Group/Grade 1-winning breeze-up graduates Sold since 2013 Horse

Sale ear

La Pelosa

Sale

Price

2018

CB

280,000gns

Sands Of Mali

2017

ASC

Teppal

2017

ARQM

105,000

Khan

2016

ARQM

37,000

Ventura Storm

2015

CB

Quiet Reflection

2014

GKBR

75,000

110,000gns 44,000

Race(s) won

Natalma Stakes British Champions Sprint Stakes Poule d’Essai des Pouliches Preis Von Europa Gran Premio Del Jockey Club Commonwealth Cup; Haydock Sprint Cup

Harbour Law

2013

CB

30,000

St Leger

Robin Of Navan

2015

ARQM

47,000

Criterium de Saint-Cloud

Brando

2014

CB

Hunt

2014

GOR

115,000gns 78,000

Prix Maurice de Gheest Shoemaker Mile

My Dream Boat

2014

GKBR

40,000

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

The Wow Signal

2014

ASC

50,000

Prix Morny

Astaire

2013

GKEMP

70,000

The Grey Gatsby

2013

ARQM

120,000

Trip To Paris

2013

GNS

20,000gns

Middle Park Stakes Prix du Jockey Club; rish Champion Stakes Ascot Gold Cup

Group/Grade 1-placed breeze-up graduates Sold since 2013 Horse

Sale ear

Sale

East

2018

GOR

Gronkowski

2017

CB

War Of Will

2018

Le Brivido

2016

Price

315,000

Race(s) lace in

2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

300,000gns

2nd Belmont Stakes

ARQM

250,000

2nd Summer Stakes

ARQM

105,000

2nd Poule d’Essai des Poulains

Mehmas

2016

CB

Graignes

2018

ARQM

170,000gns 90,000

Homeri ue

2017

ARQM

75,000

ndian Blessing

2016

ARQM

170,000

Daban

2016

GNS

Don uan Triumphant

2015

CB

260,000gns 33,000gns 42,000

2nd National Stakes; 3rd Middle Park Stakes 3rd Criterium nternational 3rd Prix de Diane; 3rd Prix de l’Opera 3rd First Lady Stakes 3rd 1,000 Guineas 2nd Prix Maurice de Gheest; 3rd British Champions Sprint Stakes

First Selection

2015

ASC

Red Verdon

2015

CB

90,000gns

Stormy Antarctic

2015

CB

200,000gns

Thundering Blue

2015

CB

190,000gns

Blue De Vega

2015

GOR

Now Or Later

2015

GKBR

Fanciful Angel

2014

CB

Karar

2014

ARQM

200,000

Palang

2014

ARQM

61,000

Strath Burn

2014

CB

62,000gns

2nd Haydock Sprint Cup

Hot Streak

2013

GNS

42,000gns

2nd Middle Park Stakes; 3rd King’s Stand Stakes

Lightning Thunder

2013

CB

Justice Day

2013

GKEM

75,000 42,000 50,000gns

115,000gns 42,000

TIGHT REIN

2nd Poule d’Essai des Poulains 2nd Grand Prix de Paris 2nd Criterium nternational; 2nd Prix Jean Prat; 2nd Grosser Dallmayr Preis; 3rd Woodbine Mile

We have worked with Europe’s best Breeze Up consignors to produce a concise catalogue of outstanding quality which features top physicals by some of the world’s best sires.

2nd Canadian nternational; 3rd Juddmonte nternational 3rd rish 2,000 Guineas 3rd rish 1,000 Guineas 2nd Arlington Million; 2nd Joe Hirsch Turf Classic 2nd Prix de la Foret; 3rd Prix de la Foret 2nd Criterium de Saint-Cloud

2nd 1,000 Guineas; 2nd rish 1,000 Guineas 3rd Middle Park Stakes

ARQM Ar ana May Sale, ASC Tattersalls reland Ascot Sale, CB Tattersalls Craven Sale, GKBR Goffs K Premier Sale; GNS Tattersalls Guineas Sale, GOR Goresbridge Sale

Doncaster Breeze Up Sale 24 - 25 April 2019 Europe’s Leading Breeze Up for Royal Ascot Winners since 2010


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Thursday, March 28, 2019 racingpost.com

BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL BREEZE-UP SALES Young guns

Stakes-winning and/or Group/Graded race-performing two-year-old breeze-up graduates of 2018 Horse

Sale

La Pelosa

CB

Price

rou

280,000gns

East

GOR

Queen Of Bermuda

CB

315,000

Sporting Chance

ASC

88,000 11,000gns

230,000gns

ra e races won at

rou

ra e

lacings at

Natalma S-G1

2nd Sweet Solera S-G3; 2nd Albany S-G3

Prix Thomas Byron-G3

2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf-G1

Firth of Clyde S-G3

2nd Criterium de Maisons-Laf tte-G3; 2nd Prix d’Arenberg-G3

Prix Eclipse-G3

-

Shumookhi

ASC

Byerley Stud S-L

2nd Firth of Clyde S-G3; 3rd; Prix du Bois-G3

War Of Will

ARQM

250,000

-

2nd Summer S-G1

Graignes

ARQM

90,000

-

3rd Criterium nternational-G1; 3rd Prix Eclipse-Gr3; 3rd Criterium de Maisons-Laf tte-G3

900,000gns

-

2nd Gimcrack S-G1

220,000

-

2nd Round Tower S-G3

575,000gns

-

2nd Tattersalls S-G3

Legends Of War

CB

Bruce Wayne

GOR

Bye Bye Hong Kong

CB

Charming Kid

GKBR

105,000

-

3rd July S-G2

Queen Jo Jo

CB

68,000gns

-

3rd Lowther S-G2

Come On Leicester

CB

360,000gns

-

3rd Dick Poole S-G3

renamed Dan Control

ARQM Ar ana May Sale, ASC Tattersalls reland Ascot Sale, CB GOR Goresbridge Sale Horse

Tattersalls Craven Sale, GKBR Goffs K Premier Sale, GNS Tattersalls Guineas Sale,

Old stagers

Breeze-up graduates who won Group/Graded races or were Group/Grade 1-placed in 2018 aged five or older Horse

ear sol

Sale

Price

Brando

2014

CB

Hunt

2014

GOR

Stormy Antarctic

2015

CB

200,000gns

Thundering Blue

2015

CB

190,000gns

Ventura Storm

2015

CB

110,000gns

Hurricane Red

2012

ARQM

30,000

My Catch

2013

ARQM

135,000

Don uan Triumphant

2015

ARQM Ar ana May Sale, CB

CB

115,000gns 78,000

33,000gns

Sta es races won rou an

ra e

lacings

ge last ear

Prix Maurice de Gheest-G1, Abernant S-G3; 2nd July Cup-G1, Haydock Sprint Cup-G1

6

Shoemaker Mile-G1

6

Badener Meile-G2; 3rd Woodbine Mile-G1 Moonee Valley Gold Cup-G2

Queen Of Bermuda (above) strikes in the Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last year and (left) Brando, who added the Group 3 Abernant Stakes to his black-type haul in 2018

5

ork S-G2, Stockholm Cup-G3; 2nd Canadian nternational-G1; 3rd Juddmonte nternational-G3

5 5

Stora Preis-G3

8

Al Shindagha Sprint-G3

7

3rd British Champions Sprint S-G1

5

Tattersalls Craven Sale, GNS Tattersalls Guineas Sale, GOR Goresbridge Sale

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