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.
Vale of York (IRE)
- Bay Colt
- Born 2007
Kildangan Stud resident Vale of York, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, which will stand him at Haras des Faunes in France.
Vale of York, the 2009 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and French group winner Alexandros will enter stud in 2011 for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley.
Godolphin will try to win a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 6 when it sends out Biondetti at Churchill Downs.
Victory in the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) propelled Robert LaPenta's Ice Box into sixth position on the graded earnings list of leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
There isn't a grade I stakes to be found March 13-14, but it is by far the most important weekend of the year so far for 3-year-old males.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Vale of York made a disappointing 3-year-old debut March 4 in Dubai, as he was rank in the early part of the Al Bastakiya Stakes and then flattened out to finish fifth.
Vale of York, longshot winner of the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will make his 3-year-old debut in the $250,000 Al Bastikiya Stakes March 4 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
Godolphin's Vale of York is set to return to competition on March 4 in the $250,000 Al Bastakiya, the middle jewel of the United Arab Emirates Triple Crown and one of six lucrative stakes at Meydan.
Searching for overlays in this weekend's stakes and a look at Odysseus' resounding victory at Tampa Bay.
Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi, jockey of Vale of York, decided to stay in the United States after his victory in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Lookin At Lucky and She Be Wild, the champion 2-year-old male and female, respectively, of 2009, top the list of 366 early nominees to the 2010 Triple Crown races.
Sophomore Piscitelli will be sidelined 90 days after sustaining an injury during the running of the Jan. 23 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Vale of York and Lookin At Lucky, the one-two finishers in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), share the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2009 Experimental Free Handicap.
Fresh off the glory of winning the Eclipse Award as America's outstanding owner of 2009, the Maktoum family's Godolphin stable is poised to unleash some of its strongest American-based runners at Meydan.
Maktoum family stable owner of seven U.S. grade I winners in 2009 including Flashing, Gayego, Music Note, Pyro, Seventh Street, and Vale of York
Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, instead of being joint fourth and fifth, respectively, in the final global standings for 2009, should be third and fourth.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
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Longshot Vale of York, a son of Invincible Spirit owned by Godolphin Racing, grabbed the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) right at the wire. The Irish-bred out-gunned favorite Lookin At Lucky.
Wertheimer and Frere's impressive homebred Interactif will be the likely favorite for the $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) Nov. 7 at Santa Anita, but the son of Broken Vow will have to defeat what is expected to be a full field in the one-mile event.
|Trainer||Saeed bin Suroor|
|Owner||Godolphin Racing, LLC - Lessee|
|Breeder||Stock Vale Ltd|
|Vale of York (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Invincible Spirit (IRE)||Green Desert|
|Red Vale (IRE)||Halling|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Five Star Bloodstock||Bellewstown Farm Stud||$35,909|
|Two-year-old||Clenagh Castle Stud||($102,307)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Irish War Cry|