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                                 WEDNESDAY, 2ND MARCH 2011 – EIGHT PAGES
                                                                       Ben Sangster’s Runkerry Point (Giant’s Causeway) a
              Today’s Headlines                                      half-sister to four winners, is out of a winning half-sister to
                                                                     two Stakes winners, including the Gr.2 scorer Seattle
                                                                     Dawn (Grey Dawn). This will be her second foal.
                 STALLION NEWS                                         Last, but by no means least, Michael O’Mahony’s
                                                                     Caribbean Escape was confirmed in foal on Monday. She
 COVERING SUCCESS FOR                                                is the dam of three winners to date, including the Listed
                                                                     Hilary Needler Trophy heroine Knavesmire (One Cool
  SONS OF OASIS DREAM                                                Cat). By Pivotal, she is out of the Gr.3 winner Soluce
There is always a tense moment at the start of a stallion’s          (Junius) and is a half-sister to eight winners, including
career when breath is held and fingers crossed as the first          Splice (Sharpo; dam of the Gr.2 Lowther Stakes and the
scans become available. It has not taken Derrinstown                 Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Soar and the dual
Stud’s new recruit Arcano and Whitsbury Manor Stud’s                 Stakes winner and Gr.2-placed Feet So Fast – also by
Showcasing, who are both sons of Oasis Dream, very                   Pivotal).
long to put everyone’s mind at rest, as their first mares              Meanwhile at Whitsbury Manor Stud, the first two mares
covered have now been tested in foal.                                to visit Showcasing have been scanned in foal. The first
  Arcano, who has successfully covered his first four                mare to be confirmed was Harryana (Efisio), dam of last
mares, was unbeaten at two, when the highlight of his                year’s Gr.2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Temple Meads
season was a fine success over subsequent Classic                    (Avonbridge). The second is Native Nickel (Be My
winners Special Duty (Hennessy) and Canford Cliffs                   Native), dam of Five Cents (Exceed And Excel), a
(Tagula) in the Gr.1 Prix Morny at Deauville.                        winner last week in Dubai.
  His retirement to Derrinstown at a fee of just €6,000 and            Other mares that have already been covered and are
the victory of his close relative Gilt Edge Girl (Monsieur           due to be tested shortly include Dowager, Triple Edition,
Bond) in the Gr.1 Prix de l’Abbaye last October helped fill          and Ahwahnee, half-sisters to the Gr.1 winners Grand
his book in a matter of a weeks.                                     Lodge, Etoile Montante, and Gilt Edge Girl respectively.
  Paul McCartan’s Grand Lodge mare, Great Joy, is one                  Stud Manager Charlie Oakshott reports “Showcasing
of the quartet. She is already the dam of the Gr.2 Vintage           has taken to his new job very well, and to get his first two
Stakes winner Xtension (Xaar), who also finished placed              mares in foal is great news; we are delighted.”
in both the Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes and the Gr.2 Coventry                 For more information and to see a video of Showcasing
Stakes at two, and the Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat at three.                 see
Another is Rathbarry Stud’s Lyca Ballerina, a winning
daughter of Marju and a half-sister to six other winners,
including Jeanmaire (Dansili). A young mare, she has
already produced the smart filly Pose (Acclamation), the              Today’s Australian Racing and
                                                                      Bloodstock News is on page 4.
winner of two races in 2010.

                                  MIJAS CUP WINNER FOR

                                     SAKHEE    SIRE OF ENTRE                        COPAS
                                  Winner of the Gran Premio Dia de Andalucia at Mijas on Sunday,
                                  the most valuable prize in the Spanish racing calendar.
                                  Breeders: Almagro de Actividades Commerciales

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The Haras Des Grandchamp-based sires Evasive
(Elusive Quality) and Vision D’Etat (Chichicastenango)
have had their first mares scanned in foal. Evasive
successfully covered Bonne Dame (Le Grand Cyrus), a
half-sister to the Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin winner
Boccassini (Artan) and the Gr.3 Prix d’Arenberg-third and
dual Listed-placed Boccalino (Iron Mask), while Byre
Bird (Diesis), already the dam of the Listed-placed pair
Ronnie Gaucho and Bylaw, both by Lear Fan, was
scanned in foal to Vision D’Etat, who won the Gr.1 Prix du
Jockey Club, Gr.1 Prix Ganay, Gr.1 Prince of Wales’s
Stakes and the Gr.1 Hong Kong Cup.                                Pictured is a filly from the first crop of foals by
  The Gr.3 Horris Hill Stakes winner Evasive, who was             Mastercraftsman. Out of the Tale Of The Cat mare
bred by Cheveley Park Stud, stands at a fee of €3,000,            Messias Da Silva, she is owned by Sir Robert Ogden CBE.
with Vision D’Etat at €6,000.
                                                                    Owned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, he is
                NORTH AMERICA                                     standing his first season at Taylor Made Stallions at a fee
                                                                  of $27,000 payable by 1st November, or $30,000 payable
                                                                  when live foal stands and nurses.
      AND ESKENDEREYA                                             BLUEGRASS CAT TO SHUTTLE TO CHILE
The first mares covered by Tale Of Ekati and                      Bluegrass Cat, a leading first season sire of 2010 and
Eskendereya have both been confirmed in foal.                     leading second crop sire of 2011, will shuttle to Liliana
                                                                  Solari’s Haras Don Alberto in Chile for the forthcoming
                   TALE OF EKATI                                  Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Sea Breezer, a Stakes-winning and Stakes-producing                  “Bluegrass Cat is off to a great start at stud and we’re
Gulch mare, was confirmed in foal at Jim and Pam                  thrilled that he’s in high demand in South America,” said
Robinson’s Brandywine Farm to the multiple Gr.1 winner            Robert Hammond, director of stallion seasons and
at the weekend. The mare, owned by the farm, along with           bloodstock at WinStar. “Haras Don Alberto is a top stallion
Rob Whiteley’s Liberation Farm, finished second in the            operation that has had success with other North American
Gr.1 Spinaway Stakes as a two-year-old at Saratoga. She           stallions like Fusaichi Pegasus, Proud Citizen, Stevie
is a three-quarter-sister to the sire Mogambo and is out of       Wonderboy and others, so we’re looking forward to this
Lakeville Miss, a multiple Gr.1 winner and Champion               partnership and expanding the Bluegrass Cat brand to the
Two-Year-Old. Sea Breezer is already the dam of the               Southern Hemisphere market.”
millionaire Hagino Bel Tempo and the Stakes winner                  An eight-year-old by Storm Cat, Bluegrass Cat has
Shore Breeze.                                                     enjoyed early success at stud. He has sired 26 winners
   Tale Of Ekati was a Gr.2 winner at two and went on to          from 74 runners, with progeny earnings of $1,819,125. He
land the Gr.1 Wood Memorial, beating Champion War                 has two Graded winners to date, including the dual
Pass as a three-year-old. Later, he developed into a              Graded winner and leading Gr.1 Kentucky Oaks hopeful
leading miler, winning the Gr.2 Jerome Handicap and               Kathmanblu.
defeating older horses in the Gr.1 Cigar Mile.                      Out of a full-sister to the dam of 2010 Gr.1 Kentucky
   Owned and campaigned by Charles Fipke, he is                   Derby winner Super Saver, Bluegrass Cat was a record-
standing his first season at John Phillips’s Darby Dan            breaking Gr.1 winner and millionaire during his racing
Farm in Lexington. His fee is $15,000 stands and nurses.          career. His biggest triumph came in the 2007 Gr.1 Haskell
                                                                  Invitational when he won by a record of seven lengths.
                   ESKENDEREYA                                      Bluegrass Cat currently stands at WinStar Farm in
Eskendereya, the winner of last year’s Gr.1 Wood                  Versailles, Kentucky at a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.
Memorial and the Gr.2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, had his             Joining him at Haras Don Alberto will be Coolmore’s
first mare confirmed in foal yesterday. The mare, Trendy          Rock Of Gibraltar, who has also stood at Coolmore
Lady, a Gr.2-placed daughter of top broodmare sire                Australia and in Japan.
Unbridled’s Song, is owned by Jack Sims’s McKenzie
Bloodstock and is boarded at Taylor Made Farm in
Nicholasville, KY.
   A son of Giant’s Causeway out of the Seattle Slew
mare Aldebaran Light, Eskendereya, who was bred by                CAPTAIN SONADOR TO STAND AT RAHEEN STUD
Sanford R Robertson, was an Eclipse Award finalist in             The Gr.1 winner Captain Sonador has been secured by
2010 and the joint-highest rated three-year-old on dirt in        Raheen Stud in Queensland. The son of Shamardal won
the World Thoroughbred Rankings.                                  the Gr.1 AJC Epsom Handicap at Randwick and will

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                                                                             Star truly Bolts in
continue to run until the 2011 southern hemisphere
breeding season, with his main aim being the Gr.1
Doncaster Mile in April at Randwick. His fee will be set
upon his retirement.
                                                                             STARSPANGLEDBANNER was described as the Usain Bolt c
                      Sales Talk                                                              d
                                                                             of horse racing after producing a world-class performance to
                                                                             win the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
                                                                             In a breathtaking display of pure speed, Starspangledbanner
                          INGLIS                                             thrashed a high quality field of international sprinters in the same
                                                                             contemptuous manner Jamaican athlete Bolt wins his races.
      FASTNET ROCK YEARLINGS                                                 RAY THOMAS, DAILY TELEGRAPH, 21ST JUNE 2010
After a slow start on Monday, there was plenty to smile
about in Melbourne yesterday, as the second session of the
William Inglis & Son Premier Sale produced improved figures
across the board. With over A$9.9 million traded on 129
yearlings, the average for the day was A$76,798, which
boosted the overall figure so far to A$71,697. That is a mere
A$23 ahead of the final figure for last year, but it is expected
to rise with today’s last session. One other important
indicator is the clearance rate and, taking into account out
of ring sales, that figure sits at a respectable 78%.
    A true indication of how strong trading was yesterday, was
how the average climbed significantly, yet Monday’s top
price of A$310,000 was not challenged. That was the price
paid for a Fastnet Rock colt and the shuttle stallion
repeated the feat yesterday when a pair of his, one colt, one
filly, brought A$260,000 each to head the market. For good
measure he also had the fourth dearest lot at A$220,000.
    The first of the leading pair through the ring was a colt
out of Snow Hero, as part of the draft from Brent Grayling
and Neil King’s Supreme Thoroughbreds, with Grayling
having bred the youngster. Snow Hero was quite useful,
winning seven of her 35 career starts and managing a third
in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill, then a Gr.2,
but not long after promoted to Gr.1 status. To date, she
has produced two winners and has a two-year-old full-
sister to this fellow, named Her Diamond Rock ready to
go. A half-sister to Southerly Wind, who was Listed-
placed in Malaysia, Snow Hero is out of Samoan Moon, a
three quarter sister to Coal Pak, the West Australian
sprinter who went east to Melbourne to claim the Gr.1
Oakleigh Plate. Other Western Australian Group winners in
the family include Country Blazer, Beau Heed and
recent success story Placidium Mint. The colt was

                                                                           Champion sprinter in Europe & Australia
bought by Manny Gelagotis.
    The A$260,000 filly will head for the stables of John
McArdle, after the popular trainer bought her under his
Redgum Racing banner. The dam Thousand Veils (Zabeel)                          Won          Golden Jubilee Stakes-Gr.1, 6f.
won three races, including the Listed South Australian St
Leger. To date her two foals of racing age have yet to grace
                                                                               Won          July Cup-Gr.1, 6f.
the track, but there is every indication she should get                        Won          Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 8f.
winners, with her Gr.3-placed dam Forever Dancing having                       Won          Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1, 5½f.
produced six in total. Her dam, the American-bred                              2nd          Nunthorpe Stakes-Gr.1, 5f.
Kasimova (Nijinsky), is out of the Gr.1-placed Arabian
Dancer. The daughter of Damascus is also the grandam of
the Gr.1 NYRA Mile winner Gold Fever, who had a brief stint                                                                     NEW FOR 2011
as a shuttle stallion in Australia, getting three Stakes                                                                         FEE: €15,000
winners. The filly was offered by Grange Thoroughbreds.
    The third high-priced Fastnet Rock will also stay in                    Christy Grassick, David O’Loughlin, Eddie Fitzpatrick, Tim Corballis,
                                                                          Maurice Moloney, Gerry Aherne or Mathieu Alex Tel: 353-52 6131298.
Victoria to do his racing after Robbie Griffiths made the              Tom Gaffney, David Magnier, Joe Hernon or Cathal Murphy Tel: 353-25 31966.
                                                                                        Kevin Buckley (UK Rep.) 44-7827-795156.
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                                                                    Stakes. He was purchased at the Magic Millions Yearling
                  RACING NEWS                                       Sale for A$170,000 and his earnings are now just short of
                                                                    the A$1million mark.
    THE DIAMOND STANDARD                                            A fortnight after his son Master Harry took the Gr.2 Royal
The Elusive Quality colt Sepoy confirmed himself as one             Sovereign Stakes, Magic Albert’s domination of the early
of the best two-year-olds of modern times when                      Sydney three-year-old carnival features continued when
dominating the A$1Million Blue Diamond Stakes for two-              Ilovethiscity showed a superb turn of foot to win the Gr.2
year-olds over 1200m. The four and a half lengths win               Hobartville Stakes.
prompted Timeform to allot him a figure of 124, which tops             A A$40,000 graduate of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale,
Redoute’s Choice’s 1999 Diamond figure of 123, as the               Ilovethiscity was a Gr.3 winner over 1600m last season,
best in the past 20 years.                                          which followed a most unlucky third in the Gr.1 Golden Rose.
  It is also a figure that sits him alongside Dance Hero’s          His earnings now represent more than ten times his
2004 Gr.1 Golden Slipper success. Dance Hero’s 125 figure           purchase price. Trainer Grahame Begg is hoping the colt can
from that year’s Gr.1 Champagne Stakes remains the                  atone at Gr.1 level this time, starting with the Randwick
modern benchmark, but many believe Sepoy can better it.             Guineas on his next start. His Gr.3 win last year came in the
  Not surprisingly, the Sheikh Mohammed-owned colt is               Spring Stakes, the same race his sire won in 2001.
now a clear favourite for this year’s Slipper, with trainer            The seven-times winner Magic Albert (Zeditave) is a
Peter Snowden likely to enter him in the race without               member of the Yarraman Park Stud roster in the Hunter
another start.                                                      Valley and has sired ten Stakes winners among his 201
  Sepoy becomes the second Gr.1 winner in Australia for             individual winners.
Elusive Quality, following the Gr.2 AJC Sires Produce Stakes           Ilovethiscity is out of the Kenfair mare Kensington
winner Camarilla. The colt is a close relation to that filly,       Rose and from the same family as Horse of the Year and
being out of the Danehill mare Watchful, who is a full-sister       red hot sire Lonhro.
to Camarilla’s Gr.1 winning dam Camarena. It is the family          SATIN SHOES SHAPES UP AT ROSEHILL
of the 1990 Golden Slipper winner Canny Lad, who is now             While Sepoy dominates Golden Slipper discussions,
the veteran of Darley Australia’s stallion roster.                  trainer Clarry Conners kept his hopes of a fifth win in the
                                                                    race alive when Satin Shoes took the Gr.2 Silver Slipper
                                                                    (1100m) at Rosehill.
As Sepoy’s connections revelled in his Blue Diamond                   The Flying Spur filly is now the winner of three races
success, last year’s winner Star Witness was snapped up             from as many starts and is second favourite for the Slipper
for stud duties by Widden Stud.                                     behind Sepoy. She cost A$700,000 from last year’s Inglis
  The son of Starcraft, who is out of Lion Hunter’s                 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Stakes winning daughter Leone Chiara, came from last to               Flying Spur belongs to a select group of Golden Slipper
win the Diamond twelve months ago. He franked that form             winners to have gone on and sired a winner of the race
when winning the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the                   himself, Arrowfield stablemate Danzero is also part of the
spring, before finishing second to Black Caviar in the Gr.1         group, having won the race in 1995 and sired Forensics
Patinack Stakes a week later.                                       to win twelve years later.
  The Danny O’Brien-trained colt is expected to have his              Satin Shoes is out of the New Zealand Gr.1 winning
next start in the Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap, where another            Volksraad mare Star Satire.
clash with Black Caviar looms, before embarking on a tilt
at the Royal Ascot meeting.                                         INTERNATIONAL GR.2 WINNERS
                                                                    The Anabaa filly Anabandana proved herself among New
EAGLE FALLS NETS OAKLEIGH PLATE                                     Zealand’s best juveniles when winning the Gr.2 Breeders’
Hussonet notched his fourth Gr.1 winner from runners                Stakes at Matamata. The A$26,000 Magic Millions
conceived at Arrowfield Stud when Eagle Falls lumped                graduate had previously won at Gr.3 level at Ellerslie.
57kg to win the Oakleigh Plate. He follows Weekend                     Meanwhile in South Africa, Australian-bred fillies Igugu
Hussler as a winner of the race for the Mr Prospector               and Hollywoodboulevard ran the quinella in the Gr.2
stallion, while Gold Trail and the Blue Diamond winner              Gauteng Fillies Guineas at Turffontein.
Reaan are the stallion’s other top level winners in the                A daughter of Galileo from the family of the Gr.1 Prix de
southern hemisphere.                                                l’Arc Triomphe winner Zarkava, Igugu was a A$65,000
  The David Hayes-trained Eagle Falls, who is out of the            graduate of the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and
Desert King mare Desina, has now won seven of his 21                won the 1600m feature by four lengths. She is now the
starts, with his previous best being the 2009 Gr.2 Salinger         winner of four races from six starts.

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                                                                    237   c   ex   Rouge Femme                      60,000
   continued from page 3  
                                                                    240   c   ex   Royal Magenta                    50,000
successful A$220,000 bid. Sent to market by Limerick                296   c   ex   Spurn                            52,500
Lane Thoroughbreds, the colt is a half-brother to the Gr.3          308   c   ex   Swim Queen                       30,000
winning sprinter Elusive Touch and a full-relation to the           333   f   ex   Turf Queen                     NS40,000
four time winner Zaira. Their dam was the very good mare
Shelbourne Lass, who was effective from 1200 to 1800m
                                                                    358   c   ex Wood Lane                              W/D
and won twice in Gr.3 company. She comes from the
family of the dual Gr.1 winning sprinter Vinaka,                    DUBAWI
international performer Skoozi Please and Malaysian                 264   c   ex Seto Chiffon                        90,000
Horse of the Year, Confluence.                                      297   c   ex St Gilgen                           70,000
   Squeezed between the trio of Fastnet Rocks came an
Encosta De Lago colt consigned by Rob Scarborough’s                 DYLAN THOMAS
Wood Nook Farm at Nagambie. When the hammer                         192   f   ex   Pochette                       NS22,000
dropped, he had made A$230,000 to the bid of Japanese               203   c   ex   Quarante Love                      W/D
buyer Y Kubota and, for his money, he has a colt out of the         232   f   ex   River Lena                       55,000
Irish-bred daughter of Hennessy, Ylang Ylang.                       291   c   ex   Spectrum’s Image               NS37,500
Scarborough bred the mare and sent her to William Jarvis,           320   f   ex   Tevez                            50,000
who won a Wolverhampton maiden with her over nine                   368   c   ex   Zenarta                          40,000
furlongs. She certainly had some pedigree, being a three            EXCELLENT ART
quarter sister to the dual Gr.1 winner November Snow                216   c   ex Red Blooded                         80,000
and the Gr.3 winner and sire Scatmandu. In addition, her            281   f   ex Smidgin                             60,000
dam, Princess Alydar, is a half-sister to the American
Stakes winners Stutz Finwhale, Stutz Bearcat, Stutz                 FASTNET ROCK
Blackhawk and Stutz Goldrush.                                       219   c   ex   Red Silk                         25,000
   Melbourne has not bucked the trend of buyers avoiding            262   c   ex   Serengeti Park                NS100,000
first season sires wherever they can and one must look              268   c   ex   Shelbourne Lass                 220,000
well down the list to find highest priced lot. At A$80,000, a       284   c   ex   Snow Hero                       260,000
colt by Excellent Art and a pair of colts by Magnus were            285   f   ex   So Funny                         30,000
the best on the day.                                                312   f   ex   Te Akau Bird                    150,000
   The son of Excellent Art was bought by William Inglis &          324   f   ex   Thousand Veils                  260,000
Son, acting as agents, and is a half-brother to the Anabaa          330   f   ex   Tremone Bay                      75,000
filly Be Positive, who is a Gr.3 winner. The first of the           335   c   ex   Two Under Par                  NS50,000
Magnuses is also a half-sibling to a Gr.3 winner, in this
                                                                    HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
case the Bianconi filly Rhythm In Paris, out of Rhythm
                                                                    214   f   ex   Ready For Joy                      W/D
In The Skye, and was bought by Jason Warren. The other
                                                                    249   f   ex   Sandy Desert                   NS16,000
son of the Gr.1 winning sprinter came through late in the
                                                                    251   f   ex   Saturated                      NS32,500
day and was bought by legendary jockey Roy Higgins. A
                                                                    318   f   ex   Tequila Knowledge                  W/D
first foal, the colt’s dam Zipstream is a winning daughter
                                                                    341   c   ex   Video Star                       50,000
of Distant Music and a half-sister to the Gr.3 winner
                                                                    365   c   ex   Zarinia                            W/D
Amtrak and the Listed winner Furio.
                                                                    376   f   ex   Adjourn                          28,000
   With day two having shown significant improvement in
the market, there are great expectations that today will            ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
prove to be even better, particularly as there are eleven           196   c   ex   Power Of One                   NS50,000
more Fastnet Rocks to be offered, including the first foal          261   c   ex   Sensitivite                        W/D
of the Gr.1 winning juvenile Apercu. Selling starts at 11am         263   f   ex   Set And Match                      W/D
local time, which is midnight GMT.                                  315   c   ex   Tempest Morn                     35,000
                                                                    347   f   ex   Vive                             16,000
       SHUTTLE SIRE RESULTS (A$)                                    371   c   ex   Zingara                          75,000

CHOISIR                                                             SHAMARDAL
201     c   ex Princess Of Kings                 NS25,000           326   f   ex Timeless Art                     NS45,000

 Lot Sex Sire – Dam                                 Vendor                          Buyer                        Price (A$)
 324   f FASTNET ROCK – Thousand Veils              Grange Thoroughbreds            Redgum Racing                 260,000
 284   c FASTNET ROCK – Snow Hero                   Supreme Thoroughbreds           G W Racing Bloodstock Pty Ltd 260,000
 361   c ENCOSTA DE LAGO – Ylang Ylang              Wood Nook Farm                  Y Kubota                      230,000
 268   c FASTNET ROCK – Shelbourne Lass             Limerick Lane T’breds           Griffiths Training Pty Ltd    220,000
 357   c NADEEM – Woman in White                    Makybe                          Big Red Farm                  210,000
 293   c CHURCHILL DOWNS – Spirit of Grace          Blue Gum Farm                   Anthony Cummings T’breds      200,000
 364   c STRATUM – Zalila                           Kia Ora Stud                    BlueSky T’breds/Gerald Ryan   200,000

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                            DBS                                                               GOFFS

   ADDITIONAL ENTRIES FOR                                                  LONDON LAUNCH OF GOFFS
 NATIONAL HUNT FESTIVAL SALE                                                  READY TO RUN SALE
Following the publication of the main catalogue, DBS are              The Goffs Ready-To-Run Sale at Kempton Park will be
offering a further twelve horses at the DBS NH Festivals              held in around a month’s time and the bloodstock
Sales at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday. The 36 horses                fraternity were out in force on Monday at Motcombs of
will be offered for sale in the Mill Reef Suite after racing on       Belgravia, as Goffs launched its catalogue for the first
Greatwood Hurdle day, just ten days before the start of the           European breeze-up of 2011.
Cheltenham Festival, where many of the Lots catalogued                   A selection of 88 ready-to-run two-year-olds will be
have entries. The supplementary entries are;                          offered for auction on the new later date of Tuesday, 29th
  Count Vettori (Lot 3), a five-year-old, was third on his            March. The day will kick off with the breeze-up on the
bumper debut on soft ground. It was reported that he,                 Polytrack at 10.30am, whilst the sale will start at 3pm,
“Performed better in the conditions than his breeding                 following a Champagne Reception hosted by Goffs and
suggested and would be of some interest on a sounder                  Kempton Park Racecourse. Lunch will be served in the
surface.” He is being aimed at the Gr.2 Champion Bumper               sales arena prior to and during the sale, and buyers will be
at Aintree.                                                           right up with the action, as breeze-up footage will be
  Cavite Zeta (Lot 9), a five-year-old son of Craigsteel,             available table-side.
was the impressive winner of a maiden point-to-point at                  Matt Coleman of Anthony Stroud Bloodstock was in
Whitwick by twelve lengths on his second start.                       attendance at Motcombs with some clients, as was Ed
  Malt Master (Lot 14A), a four-year-old son of Milan,                Sackville of Kern Lillingston and Blandford Bloodstock’s
won his bumper at Doncaster in good style by over three               Tom Goff. Also enjoying the London launch were Lord De
lengths on his debut. It was commented that, “Despite                 La Warr of De La Warr racing and vendor Charlie Vigors.
running around in the final furlong, he was well on top and           Kempton directors Nick Mustoe and Vicki Dunn, as well as
is worthy for more than the official winning margin                   Managing Director Amy Starkey and Clerk of the Course
suggests.”                                                            Barney Clifford also attended.
  Aupcharlie (Lot 17), a full-brother to the Gr.3 winning
La Grande Dame, has been placed on all three of his
bumper starts, including a second, beaten only a neck, on                               Racing News
his latest start at Fairyhouse.
  Richie Rob (Lot 18), a five-year-old, won his Carlisle
bumper by a highly impressive 22 lengths, having been
second first time out. He holds an entry in the Gr.1
Weatherbys Champion Bumper.                                           GIRGIN NEW JOCKEY CLUB PRESIDENT
  Dangan Daylight (Lot 27), a five-year-old daughter of               The Jockey Club of Turkey elected a new executive
Old Vic, won a maiden point-to-point at Kildorrery.                   committee at their general assembly on Sunday and also
  Bygones Sovereign (Lot 31), a five-year-old son of Old              selected Omer Faruk Girgin to be president for the next
Vic, produced an eyecatching performance when a fast                  two years.
finishing second behind dual bumper winner Dark                         Members of the new executive committee were also
Glacier. He holds an entry in the Gr.1 Weatherbys                     elected and are as follows:–
Champion Bumper and hails from the family of the Gr.1
                                                                      Ugur Alp Atan – General Secretary
winning Albertas Run.
                                                                      Doruk Yilmaz – Treasurer
  Mountainous (Lot 32, a six-year-old son of Milan, was
                                                                      Nusret Balkaroglu – Board Member
the impressive winner of his maiden point-to-point by four
                                                                      Hakan Yuceturk – Board Member
lengths and comes from the immediate family of Bannow
                                                                      Necati Demirkol – Board Member
Bay and Far From Trouble.
                                                                      Hucum Tulgar – Board Member
  Rick (Lot 33), a high class performer in Ireland, is a son
of     Astarabad,        who      defeated     Gr.1     hurdler
Blackstairmountain on his latest start at Punchestown.                   National Hunt Racing Review
He is being aimed at the Gr.1 Liverpool Hurdle at the
Grand National meeting.
  Tax Benefit (Lot 34), a six-year-old son of Beneficial,                                    FRANCE
won his maiden point-to-point by eight lengths in a 17
runner field, having also finished third on his penultimate
                                                                        SON OF SPADOUN WINS LISTED
  Castle Conflict (Lot 35), a six-year-old gelding, won his                 HURDLE AT ENGHIEN
last two point to points, having also finished second twice           The eight-year-old Esplendido won yesterday’s Listed
from five starts.                                                     Prix Beugnot in heavy going at Enghien-Soisy. The son of
  Tatispout (Lot 36), a four-year-old daughter of Califet,            Spadoun won twice at Auteuil last year and again relished
won an AQPS Bumper in France, before running well in four             the soft conditions to win by three-quarters of a length
starts in Britain, finishing third behind Cucumber Run on             from Diamant De Beaufai (Red Guest), who won the
her latest start. She may run again prior to the sale.                Listed Prix Le Parisien last November. Bred by Jose


Gonzalez, his dam is a half-sister to the Gr.3 Princess            (Buckpasser; dam of the European Champion Older
Royal Stakes winner Mazuna (Cape Cross), from the                  Sprinter and sire Wolfhound and the grandam of the Gr.1
family of the Champions and sires Celestial Storm,                 winners and sires Summer Squall, A P Indy and Lemon
Sakhee and Mastercraftsman.                                        Drop Kid). The fourth dam is the Stakes winner Gay
                                                                   Missile (Sir Gaylord).

     National Hunt Stakes Result
                                                                                Stallion Round-Up
LR PRIX BEUGNOT, Enghien Soisy, 3800m, 5yo+,                                     SHUTTLE WINNERS
1st €45,000, 2nd €22,000, 3rd €13,000
1. ESPLENDIDO (Fr), 8g,                                            FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND
   Spadoun – Enti Alamal (Rainbow Quest)                           Ebbing (Aus), 4g, Bona Omina (Raami)
   2nd dam Keswa (Kings Lake)                                      Hobart (Tas), Feb 13, 3yo+ hcap, 1400m, A$9,750
   3rd dam Reves Celestes (Lyphard)                                B: Armidale Stud
   O: Norbert Mercier, B: Jose Gonzalez, T: R Chotard              Sandeep (Aus), 4g, Tarnoc (Brocco)
2. DIAMANT DE BEAUFAI (Fr), 5g,                                    Launceston (Tas), Feb 17, 3yo+ maiden, 1200m, A$7,800
   Red Guest – Jaune Et Or (Le Nain Jaune)                         B: Clairden Thoroughbreds
   O: Mlle Helene Dichamp, B: J, P & Mme B Desille,
                                                                   Star Stepper (Aus), 4f, Our Earth Star (Bigstone)
   T: Mlle M-L Mortier
                                                                   Gold Coast (Qld), Feb 12, 3yo+f&m hcap, 1400m, A$6,500
                                                                   B: J Bowbyes
   Marchand De Sable – Krasnoyarsk (Zilzal)
   O: Mme Philippe Chemin,                                         GALILEO
   B: Marc & Mme Odile Trincot, T: P Chemin                        King Gladiator (Aus), 3g, Star Of Gretchen (Bahhare)
Also ran: Kadyphard, Robuste, River Choice, King Tune,             Hawkesbury (NSW), Feb 17, 3yo maiden, 1600m, A$10,400
Zarkali, Quebir Bere, Celtill, Pharly De Kerser,                   B: W G & H G Bax
Perly De Clermont, La Trattoria, Gastibellzza,                     GENEROUS
Rapide De Neuilliac, Aristophane, Royal Surabaya,                  La Generose (NZ), 6m, Fondarose (Conquistarose)
Mister No                                                          Riccarton (Christchurch), Feb 16, 4yo+ hcap, 1800m,
Distances: 3⁄4l, nk, 1⁄2l, 6l, 1l                                  NZ$5,000
                                                                   B: R L, S R & W L Mountfort
      Yesterday’s Racing Review                                    Our Genes (NZ), 8g, Di Luna (Fairy King)
                                                                   Ascot Park (NZ), Feb 19, 4yo+ hcap, 1360m, NZ$11,250
                                                                   B: Golden Horseshoe Syndicate
                                                                   Between The Beats (NZ), 3g, Whistling Jazz
4.55 KEMPTON PARK, 3YO MAIDEN, 6FAW                                (Hey Baba Riba)
1. QUEEN O’THE DESERT (Ire), 3f,                                   Awapuni (NZ), Feb 12, 3yo+ maiden, 1600m, NZ$5,000
   Green Desert – Al Dhahab (Seeking The Gold)                     B: C P & K R Russell
   O: Nevan Botica, B: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited,                  One Chance (NZ), 5m, Fleet Dream (Khozaam)
   T: Andrew Balding                                               Riccarton (Christchurch), Feb 16, 4yo+ hcap, 1600m,
   50,000gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One            NZ$4,400
   by Nevan Botica                                                 B: J M Luxton
   Distances: nk, 23⁄4l. 6 ran.
                                                                   HIGH CHAPARRAL
Queen O’The Desert (Green Desert) got the better of
                                                                   Wisecrack (NZ), 3g, Limerick (Grosvenor)
the favourite York Glory (Five Star Day) in a close finish
                                                                   Ellerslie (Auckland), Feb 19, 3yo+ hcap, 2100m, NZ$7,800
to score on her sixth start. She is the first foal out of Al
                                                                   B: G E Harding
Dhahab (Seeking The Gold), who is out of the winner
South Of Saturn (Seattle Slew). She is a half-sister to the
Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Gay Gallanta
(Woodman; dam of the dual Gr.2 winner and sire Byron,
the Gr.3-placed Gallant and the Listed-placed Gay
Heroine), the Gr.2 Gallinule Stakes winner and sire
Sportsworld (Alleged), the dams of the Listed Prix Sigy
scorer Semarang (Hernando), the Gr.2 Royal Lodge                    NOTE: All race results and cards referred to in the
Stakes winner Al Jadeed (Coronados Quest), the Listed               European Bloodstock News are designated Group/Graded
winner Areek (Deputy Minister) and the Listed-placed                status according to their own domestic Jockey Clubs.
Magical Affair (Giant’s Causeway). The third dam is the             Copyright European Bloodstock News
Listed (then) Prix de Cabourg winner Gallanta (Nureyev),            This news sheet may not be reproduced in any form or by
who was also second in the Gr.1 Prix Morny, and is a half-          any means, electronically or mechanical, without the prior
sister to the French Champion Older Horse and sire Gay              consent of the copyright owner, Thoroughbred Advertising
Mecene (Vaguely Noble), the Gr.3 winner Lassie Dear

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