Steady trade over three days at New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale moved key market indicators ahead of last year as the auction wrapped up Jan. 31 at Karaka.
Paco Boy (IRE)
- Bay Colt
- Born 2005
|Trainer||Richard M. Hannon|
|Jockey||Ryan L. Moore|
|Owner||The Calvera Partnership 2|
|Breeder||Mrs Joan Browne|
|Paco Boy (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Desert Style (IRE)||Green Desert|
|Tappen Zee||Sandhurst Prince (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Horse||Canice Farrell||Triermore Stud||$21,182|
|Two-year-old||Peter Doyle Bloodstock||Knockatrina House||$62,178|
With a Paco Boy weanling leading the way, the opening day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale Nov. 28 in Newmarket enjoyed across-the-board increases.
Trainer Freddy Head is confident about Goldikova's chances for a "three-peat" in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Richard Hannon is staying in England while his charge runs in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.
Two of the top European contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships -- Goldikova and Workforce -- were among a group of international horses that arrived at Churchill Downs late Oct. 30.
Goldikova will be the heavy favorite, but she will face a strong field. Read Blog
Goldikova held off the late charge of Paco Boy to take the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) Oct. 3 at Longchamp.
Fuisse came charging down the center of the course and prevailed in a blanket finish to the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 5.
Classic winner Makfi regained his winning form in grand style, taking command within the final furlong to defeat Goldikova in the Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 15.
Although there were no grade I races in the this past weekend, we did kick off the second season for 3-year-olds in rousing fashion and caught an early glimpse of the possible European challengers for the Breeders' Cup.
Goldikova started the 2010 Royal Ascot meet off with a performance befitting a queen, tenaciously holding off a charging Paco Boy to capture the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) by a neck June 15.
Paco Boy notched his third group I victory with an impressive performance in the totesport.com Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury Racecourse May 15.
Rip Van Winkle finally lived up to the hype and broke through for his first group I victory when he powered home for a 2 1/2-length win over Paco Boy in the BGC Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood July 29.
Australia claimed the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) for the fourth time in seven years as Scenic Blast produced a superb turn of foot and rocketed to a three-quarters length victory in the five-furlong contest at Royal Ascot June 16.
Virtual tagged Alexandros in the final stride for a nose victory in an exhilarating renewal of the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury May 16.
Breeders' Cup World Championships race winners Raven's Pass, Donativum, Conduit, and Goldikova are among the nominees for this year's Cartier Racing Awards, which will be at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on the evening of Monday, Nov. 17.
Paco Boy came from well off the pace roll past Duff and Natagora to capture the Total Prix de la Foret (Fr-I) by three lengths at Longchamp Oct. 4.
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