"The success of recent graduates of the Breeze Up has without doubt made a huge contribution to the strong demand over the last two days...to set new records for turnover, average and median is a tribute to the quality of horses and the professionalism of the consignors."Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum purchased the event's top lot Thursday, paying 270,000 guineas for a Red Ransom half-brother to group II winner Talloires (Trempolino), who had been unsold for $110,000 at Keeneland September and was consigned by Jamie Railton yesterday.
A trainer for the colt, on whom Shunsuke Yoshida of Japan's Northern Farm was underbidder, will be finalized in the next few days.
Railton also sold the second top lot, Perfect Order (Red Ransom), a filly who realized $75,000 as a yearling at Keeneland. She made 200,000 guineas this time around when owner John Livock outbid Sheikh Rashid.
"She is going to Neville Callaghan, with whom I've had horses for many years," said Livock. "Neville's son Simon watched her in the breeze and really liked her."John Hammond will train a 150,000 guineas Giant's Causeway colt who was bought through the BBA Ireland's Patrick Cooper for Michael Tabor.
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