There was a sense of deja vu during Day 2 of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Oct. 11 as Godolphin's John Ferguson, who parted with just under 14 million guineas during Book 1, bought the top lot, a son of Kodiac at 380,000 guineas.
The Tattersalls October yearling sale's Book 2, the little brother of the blockbuster Book 1, kicked off at Park Paddocks Oct. 10 with a solid day of trade.
The two-day Goffs UK Premier yearling sale produced increases in average and median, and though gross receipts dropped 2% from last year, 23 fewer horses were sold in 2016.
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27.
Headed by 79 horses from Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, a total of 873 lots have been cataloged for the Tattersalls July 6-8 sale, the largest number since 2008 and up from last year’s 804-horse catalog at the Newmarket, England auction.
They say to err is human; to forgive, divine. Well, why can’t that apply to horses as well?
Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Mohaymen was clocked in splits of :12 3/5, :23 4/5, :and 35 2/5, with a five-furlong gallop out in 1:00 4/5. Shagaf also worked for Shadwell and trainer Chad Brown.
A week after Mohaymen finished fourth in his final Kentucky Derby prep, Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stable will have another potential star 3-year-old race when Shagaf tries the Wood Memorial April 9.
Snitzel colt one of four seven-figure yearlings at sale that included U.S. buyers.
"If they peak that race before, it will be hard for them, even with five weeks, to come back and give their best effort," trainer John Servis said of Nyquist and Mohaymen.
Five weeks before they chase the penultimate prize in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the stakes are huge for both star 3-year-olds as they tower over the rest of their Florida Derby competition.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will saddle Frosted in the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and has live shots with Marking, Confrontation, and Lady Shipman in undercard stakes on the Saturday program.
Mohaymen, California Chrome top week one of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association polls for 2016.
Today Kiaran McLaughlin has such outstanding horses as grade I winner Frosted, who is gearing up for a Dubai World Cup Run (UAE-I), and top 3-year-old Mohaymen, who runs in Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. II).
The undefeated Tapit colt went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out five-eighths in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows as he continues to prepare for his season debut Jan. 30 in the Holy Bull (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
European champion sprinter Muhaarar, a four-time group I winner, has arrived at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud in England, where he will stand in 2016.
Muhaarar, Europe's top sprinter this year, will stand at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud for the 2016 breeding season.
Shadwell Estate Company announced Sept. 19 that South African-based sire Muhtafal has been retired from stud duties at age 22.
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. read blog
Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm, announced the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) will carry a $1 million purse for its 29th running Saturday, Oct. 4.
Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.
Former Central Kentucky stallion Mutakddim, sire of six champions and more than 100 stakes winners, has died at Haras La Quebrada in Argentina.
The fees for Shadwell's European stallions remain largely unchanged for 2014 but a couple of have relocated within Great Britain.
Shadwell announced Oct. 5 that promising European freshman sire Aqlaam died after failing to respond to treatment for an infection to the guttural pouch.
Steve Haskin presents a tribute to Invasor, who will be inducted into racing's Hall of Fame on Friday. read blog
The three-day first session of the Inglis Easter yearling sale concluded April 11 with healthy increases in the three primary market indicators, boosted by a Australasian record-smashing half brother to Black Caviar.
Diara Angel, a half sister to 2011 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) winner Wrote, heads a large catalog for the 2013 Tattersalls February Sale Feb. 7.
Daaher, who stands at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington, will stand in 2013 for $5,000.
Some of racing's most notable owners pledged to race 2-year-olds of 2012 without furosemide and adjunct bleeder medications, TOBA announced July 19.
Kayrawan, who stood the majority of his stallion career at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington, has been pensioned from stallion duty because of a recent cardiac issue.
Gross sales had jumped 36% and the average price rose 15% by the end of the four-day sale at Newmarket.
Erhaab, Sheikh Hamdan's homebred 1994 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner, will stand in 2012 at Batsford Stud near Gloucestershire, England
Horse of the Year Invasor came through with his first winner when his daughter Wonder of It All scored at Ellis Park Sept. 5.
Albertus Maximus, winner of the 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and the previous year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.
Graded stakes winner Mustanfar sired his first winner when his son Mukamer won at Finger Lakes Aug. 12 in his initial outing.
Hard-knocking veteran Snaafy took the lead with over two furlongs to go and cruised to a comfortable 4 3/4-length victory in the listed Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali Racecourse Feb. 4.
Albertus Maximus, who won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile and 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in consecutive starts but has been sidelined for the better part of two years, could be returned to training in 2011 when he is 7.
And he's finding plenty of prospects, according to his adviser, Rick Nichols, even though some European shoppers say European turf potential is lacking in pedigrees.
Shadwell Farm purchases the colt out of Private Status.
Taqarub, a son of Aldebaran, goes wire to wire in the six-furlong Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico on the Preakness Day undercard.
French-trainer long shot Makfi won the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at 33-1 odds, beating Dick Turpin by 1 1/4 lengths in the first classic of the English season.
Jockey Tom Queally won the award for "Flat Ride of the Year" at the annual Lesters in Britain Feb. 28 for his performance on Midday in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita.
Shadwell Farm has announced that its 23-year-old stallion Dayjur (Danzig--Gold Beauty, by Mr. Prospector) has been retired from stud duties due to the infirmities of old age.
Invasor, the 2006 Horse of the Year, will stand in 2010 for $20,000, down from $28,000 in 2009, at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.
Colts by Selkirk and Invincible Spirit led the way Oct. 13 during the second session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, which enjoyed upswings in gross and average price. Each colt sold for 260,000 guineas.
English and Irish champion Swain will stand in 2010 at Chris Blake's Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Albertus Maximus continues to solidify his status as America's leading hope for the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a bullet workout March 7 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Shadwell Stable's Lucky Island, who reeled off four consecutive victories in the first half of 2008 before faltering, looks to start his season on a winning note when taking on eight sprinters in the $100,000 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) March 7 on Aqueduct's inner track.
Maraahel, an English group II winner, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago.
Tattersalls has cataloged 222 lots for its February mixed sale, which will be held Feb. 5 in England. The catalog can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com.
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