Coolmore Tsunami Relief Effort Raises $3.5 Million for Red Cross

The Coolmore stallion season auction to benefit the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia came to a close Tuesday with the international stallion farm raising more than $3.5 million for the relief effort headed by the International Red Cross. Of the total, $2.2 million was raised from the sale of seasons and the remainder of the amount was donated by a friend of Coolmore.

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to the many people who placed bids in the auction -- regardless of the winning outcome," a release from Coolmore read. "Every bid helped to increase the final total. We hope this contribution will help people to begin to rebuild their lives, in some small way. We are very aware that many of the bidders have also made private donations to various organizations doing excellent work in southeast Asia and we are moved that breeders worldwide reacted so generously to support this very worthy cause."

In order to respond to the urgent needs of the Red Cross and their international partners, payment will be required immediately. The nominations were therefore offered on a no guarantee basis but will include a right of return. In most cases, the no-guarantee bid exceeded the stallion's live foal fee.

Topping the total auction was leading sire Sadler's Wells. Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms went to 300,000 euros (US$393,480) for a season to the son of Northern Dancer who earned his 13th consecutive and 14th overall leading sire in England and Ireland title with 83 winners from 199 runners earning $7,582,687. Underbidder Gary Middlebrook donated 50,000 euros to the fund. Sadler's Wells stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

Robert and Janice McNair paid $170,000 for a season to Fusaichi Pegasus . The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning son of Mr. Prospector will stand the 2005 season for $150,000. Walter Haefner's Moyglare Stud went to $160,000 for a season to Giant's Causeway . The son of Storm Cat will stand the 2005 season for $150,000. Both stallions stand at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

Results of Coolmore Stallion Season AuctIon:


Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee Final Bidder Bid

BLACK MINNALOUSHE (Storm Cat - Coral Dance) $7,500 Lucy Young-Hamilton, Ky $10,000

CHAPEL ROYAL (Montbrook - Cut Class Leanne) $10,000 Stonerside Stable, Ky $17,500

FUSAICHI PEGASUS  (Mr. Prospector - Angel Fever) $150,000 Stonerside Stable, Ky $170,000

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY  (Storm Cat - Mariah's Storm) $150,000 Moyglare Stud, Ire $160,000

GRAND SLAM (Gone West - Bright Candles) $85,000 Sanford Robertson, USA $87,000

HENNESSY (Storm Cat - Island Kitty) $35,000 Glory Days Breeding Inc., Tx $40,000

HIGH YIELD (Storm Cat - Scoop The Gold) $15,000 Fernando Diaz, Lafayette, Ca $15,000

HOLD THAT TIGER (Storm Cat - Beware Of The Cat) $15,000 Paul & Linda Shanahan, Ire $25,000

HONOUR AND GLORY (Relaunch - Fair To All) $15,000 Kin Hui, Ca $16,500

JOHANNESBURG (Hennessy - Myth) $30,000 Will Farish, Ky $45,000

LION HEART (Tale Of The Cat  - Satin Sunrise) $30,000 Richard Giacopelli, Ny $52,500

MONASHEE MOUNTAIN (Danzig - Prospector's Delite) $10,000 Will Farish, Ky $25,000

ROYAL ACADEMY (Nijinsky - Crimson Saint) $17,500 Marsha Naify, Ca $23,500

STRAVINSKY (Nureyev - Fire The Groom) $25,000 Betty Moran, Brushwood Stable, Pa $35,000

TALE OF THE CAT  (Storm Cat - Yarn) $65,000 My Meadow Farms, Ny $70,000

THUNDER GULCH (Gulch - Line Of Thunder) $40,000 Mr & Mrs Bertram Firestone, USA $32,000

VAN NISTELROOY (Storm Cat - Halory) $ 7,500 Robert Nataf, Paris, France $8,500

WOODMAN (Mr. Prospector - Playmate) $20,000 Carl Cox, Ky $16,000



Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee Final Bidder Bid

DANEHILL DANCER (Danehill - Mira Adonde) ª40,000 Sangster Family/Swettenham Stud ª50,000

FASLIYEV (Nureyev - Mr. P's Princess) ª25,000 Windflower Overseas Holdings, UK ª37,500

GALILEO (Sadler's Wells - Urban Sea) ª37,500 Private bid ª45,000

GOLAN (Spectrum - Highland Gift) ª10,000 Ballymacoll Stud, Ire ª25,000

HAWK WING (Woodman - La Lorgnette) ª25,000 David & Diane Nagle, Ire ª35,000

HIGH CHAPARRAL (Sadler's Wells - Kasora) ª30,000 Edward & Patricia Wallace, Ire ª40,000

MONTJEU (Sadler's Wells - Floripedes) ª45,000 Moyglare Stud, Ire ª60,000

ONE COOL CAT (Storm Cat - Tacha) ª17,500 Emerald Bloodstock, Ire ª23,000

PEINTRE CELEBRE (Nureyev - Peinture Bleue) ª30,000 Sir Robert Ogden CBE LLD, UK ª50,000

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (Danehill - Offshore Boom) ª55,000 Sir Robert Ogden CBE LLD, UK ª70,000

SADLER'S WELLS (Northern Dancer - Fairy Bridge) Private Juddmonte Farms ª300,000

SPINNING WORLD (Nureyev - Imperfect Circle) ª12,500 Eddie O'Leary, Lynn Lodge Stud, Ire ª12,500

STATUE OF LIBERTY (Storm Cat - Charming Lassie) ª10,000 Japan Bloodstock, Tokyo, Jpn ª13,000



Sire (Sire--Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee Final Bidder Bid

ALZAO (Lyphard - Lady Rebecca) ª7,500 Joy & Valentine Feerick, UK ª5,500

CATCHER IN THE RYE (Danehill -Truly A Dream) ª4,000 Dr Dean Harron, Co Down, Ire ª6,000

CHOISIR (Danehill Dancer - Great Selection) ª12,500 Kevin Doyle & Andy Smith, UK ª20,000

KING CHARLEMAGNE (Nureyev - Race The Wild Wind) ª7,000 Attykit Stud, Co Tipperary, Ire ª8,500

MULL OF KINTYRE (Danzig - Retrospective) ª5,000 John & Suki Troy, Newmarket, UK ª9,000

NIGHT SHIFT (Northern Dancer - Ciboulette) ª17,500 Harry McCalmont, Norelands Stud, Ire ª17,500

ORPEN (Lure - Bonita Francita) ª8,000 BBA Ireland, Ire ª10,000

SPARTACUS (Danehill -Teslemi) ª5,000 Paul Mason, Ashtree Farm, England ª5,000



SIRE (Sire – Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee Final Bidder Bid

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (Fairy King – Shoal Creek) A$132,000 Peter & Philip Vela, NZ A$140,000



SIRE (Sire – Dam) 2005 Live Foal Fee Final Bidder Bid

BACH (Caerleon - Producer) ª2,500 Grenane House Stud, Ire ª4,000

BRIAN BORU (Sadler's Wells - Eva Luna) ª3,500 Walter Connors, Ire ª5,500

DR. MASSINI (Sadler's Wells - Argon Laser) ª2,000 Fethard Bloodstock, Ire ª6,000

FLEMENSFIRTH (Alleged - Etheldreda) ª4,000 Tony Mullins, Ire ª6,000

IMPERIAL BALLET (Sadler's Wells - Amaranda) ª3,000 Dermot Brennan Accountants, Ire ª8,000

MILAN (Sadler's Wells - Kithanga) ª3,500 Frank Berry, Co Kildare, Ire ª8,000

OSCAR (Sadler's Wells - Snow Day) ª5,000 Dermot Brennan Accountants, Ire ª11,000

SADDLERS' HALL (Sadler's Wells - Sunny Valley) ª4,500 Tim Hyde Jr, Co Tipperary, Ire ª6,000

SNURGE (Ela-Mana-Mou - Finlandia) ª2,500 Ben & Martyn Arbib, UK ª7,000

TURTLE ISLAND (Fairy King - Sisania) ª3,000 Phonsie & Anne O'Brien/Tom Taaffe, Ire ª10,000

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