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Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

Astaire a Model for Close Inbreeding

PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Astaire wasn't bred by trainer Jim Bolger, but he is by the Bolger-trained Intense Focus, and the Irish conditioner would surely approve of the inbreeding found in Astaire's pedigree.

Saoirse Abu Tops Tattersalls Opener

Trainer Jim Bolger's dual group I-winning Saoirse Abu was the star of the opening session of the Tattersalls December breeding stock auction in England, selling for 1.95 million guineas (about $3.1 million) to Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson. The 3-year-old daughter of Mr. Greeley scored in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix (Ire-I) and Moyglare Stud (Ire-I) Stakes in 2007.

New Approach Captures Dewhurst to Remain Undefeated

New Approach Captures Dewhurst to Remain Undefeated

New Approach enhanced his already sterling reputation with a hard-fought victory over Fast Company in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Oct. 20. The win kept the Jim Bolger-trained colt undefeated in five career starts, making him the unequivocal leader of the 2-year-old division in Europe.

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