Friday, 11 November 2011

November News

It has been a very busy couple of months with the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and breaking in yearlings.  The majority of Andrew Balding's yearlings have now returned to him and the Breeze Up horses are ridden away and settling into a routine.

We apologise for the lack of recent news.  If you want to see the results of the Tattersalls October Sales they can be found on the past sales page.  We are offering an athletic, racy colt by Royal Applause at the Tattersalls December Yearling sale.  He was due to go to the Doncaster St Leger Sale but had to be withdrawn when he bruised a foot at the sale.  In the mares section of the sale we consign a scopey three year old filly by Selkirk called Grand Isla.  She is from a good family and will make a lovely broodmare.

We are currently researching the catalogues for the impending foal sales at Goffs and Tattersalls as we source next year's yearlings.  There are shares available in our pinhooking syndicate, The Felstead Partnership, that had another succesful year in 2011.  If anyone is interested in a fun and affordable investment opportunity then please contact us.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Doncaster Premier Sale Review

Mount Nelson ex Lady Gin
We offered five yearlings at the recent Doncaster Premier Sale and sold all five.  Unfortunately Lot 138 the colt by Royal Applause ex Eclaircie developed a foot abscess at the sale and had to be withdrawn.  He will now go to the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale. In addition to the horses that we sold we bought five for next year's Breeze Up Sales.  They are all exciting prospects and their photographs are on the left hand side of this report.

Lot 34 the Sleeping Indian filly out of American Rouge sold to Karl Burke for £15,000.  The other Sleeping Indian in our draft, Lot 162 a colt out of Flora Burn made £13,000 and was sold to Middleham Park Racing.  He will be trained by Kevin Ryan who has done so well with the progeny of the sire.
Cape Cross ex Thiella

 On the second day the Shamardal ex Nilassiba filly was bought for £42,000 by Blandford Bloodstock.  She will be returning to Hillwood to breeze next spring in new ownership.  Lot 420 the Dutch Art filly out of Spunger was sold to Tim Easterby for just £10,500.  She looked a very precocious two year old type and could not be with a better trainer of early season two year old types.  Our final offering, Lot 436 a colt by Haafhd ex Sweet Ludy was not sold in the ring but was subsequently sold privately to Mick Easterby.

Overall the sale was a solid start to the major European Yearling Sales season.  Despite the noticeable abscence of some of the larger players there was a strong demand for athletic, correct individuals.
Royal Applause ex Silver Kestrel

Shamardal ex Nilassiba

Iffraaj ex Tallassee

Saturday, 27 August 2011

New Yearling Purchases

Proud Citizen ex Scarletts Pride

The three yearlings we purchased for breezing next year at this week's Arqana Yearling Sale in Deauville have arrived home. They will have a few weeks out at grass before they are broken in later in the autumn.

The draft of six that we are consigning at the Doncaster Premier Sale are leaving tomorrow morning.  They will be ready to be viewed from 8am on Monday morning.  Their pictures can be seen on the Forthcoming Sales page.

Astronomer Royal ex Gold Coast

Danehill Dancer ex Croisiere

Friday, 19 August 2011

Launch of updated website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new look website.  We have coincided the launch with the photographs of the Doncaster Premier Sale yearlings being available to view on the Forthcoming sales page.

We have a quality draft of six yearlings for this sale.  Let's hope that there is another Sole Power amongst them.  We sold the subsequent Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes winner at this sale for just £32,000.  We will have a consignment of thirty two for the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and they will be available to view on the Forthcoming sales page very soon.

In the meantime we hope that you enjoy the new site and would welcome any feedback to help improve it further.