Action returns to Tattersalls for the December Mare Sale

03 December 2018

THE busy sales season continues this week at Tattersalls where Kiltinan Castle Stud will be selling a commercial group of fillies and mares.

Among them is lot 1907 Classic Code, an unraced daughter of champion sire Galileo and Group 1 winner Saoire. She is in-foal to multiple Group 1 winning son of Dubawi, Postponed.

Postponed is also the covering sire of lot 1905 Original Song. This daughter of New Approach is a half-sister to Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Aljamaaheer from the family of US Navy Flag and Cerulean Sky.

Lot 1904 is Agapantha, a winning two-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, in foal to leading sire Sea The Stars. Her family is steeped in ‘black type’ including the likes of Aurelia’s Belle and Aishah.

The draft can be viewed in Highflyer Paddock H.

1840 Angevine (GB) Ch.F. by Sir Percy (GB) x Aqaarid (USA)

1842 Solita (USA) B/Br.M. by Thunder Gulch (USA) x Sun Is Up (JPN)

1843 Satopanth (GB) B.M. by Medicean (GB) x Alakananda (GB)

1844 Proserpine (USA) B.M. by Hat Trick (JPN) x Shiva (JPN)

1904 Agapantha (USA) B.M. by Dynaformer (USA) x Aurelia (USA)

1905 Original Song (GB) B.M. by New Approach (IRE) x Kelly Nicole (IRE)

1907 Classic Code (IRE) B.M. by Galileo (IRE) x Saoire (GB)


Strong draft set for Goffs Breeding Stock Sale

20 November 2018

KILTINAN Castle Stud is set to send a draft of eight fillies and mares to the Goffs Breeding Stock Sale on Thursday (22 November).

Among them is lot 953, Gliding, a daughter of Maxios who is in-foal to freshman sire Time Test. Gliding herself is out of Group 1 winner Gilt Edged Girl and a half-sister to Stakes scorer Time’s Arrow.

Lot 954, Apura, is an Oasis Dream mare in foal to top-class son of Galileo Ulysses. She is a half sister to Listed winner and Group-placed Three Bodies from the family of Erin Bird.

Lot 948 Lustful boasts an exceptional pedigree being out of a full sister to recent Group 2 winner Yucatan. She traces back to champion Six Perfections among numerous top performers.

Daughters of Sea The Stars are always in high-demand and lot 949 Seize Your Star is a winning-daughter of the leading sire. She is a half-sister to three winners from the close family of multiple Group 1 winner Karakontie.

Listed lots:

947 Kanthaka (JPN) by Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x Taygete (USA)

948 Lustful (GB) by Maxios (GB) x Paramita (FR)

949 Seize Your Star (IRE) by Sea The Stars (IRE) x Solita (USA)

950 Telepathy (FR) by Bated Breath (GB) x Teepee (JPN)

951 Human (USA) by Blame (USA) x Angel In My Heart (FR)

952 Fascinated (IRE) by Champs Elysees (GB) x Flaming Cliffs (USA)

953 Gliding (IRE) by Maxios (GB) x Gilt Edge Girl (GB)

954 Apura (IRE) by Oasis Dream (GB) x Three Mysteries (IRE)


Emphatic Dewhurst success for Too Darn Hot

14 October 2018

TOO Darn Hot put up an awesome display to win the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.

The son of Dubawi and Dar Re Mi is now four from four having taken the Solario Stakes and the Champagne Stakes en route to this Group 1 triumph.

Trained by John Gosden, Too Darn Hot raced keenly in the early stages of the contest but jockey Frankie Dettori took back and got him settled in the midfield.

He hit his customary flat spot with half a mile to run but when Frankie switched him to the outer, he produced a sintilating turn of foot to surge to the front in a matter of strides.

Once in the lead, he motored clear before being eased down to win by two and three quarter lengths from Group 1 winner Advertise.

Too Darn Hot, who is owned and bred by Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, is a first Group 1 winner for his dam Dar Re Mi.

Gosden said: “They went a good gallop but he was on the mettle and Frankie had to get him some cover, which he did nicely.

“He didn't look particularly happy on the ridges and going into the dip but once he hit the rising ground he took off and we really saw what he can do.

“He's such a brave horse, he gives one hundred per cent.

“His mother was a star and his father was a legend, so he's bred to do this.

“He's done remarkably well to go from a maiden to a Group 3 to a Group 2 and now to a Group 1 in just four starts, and he's got to come back for the 2,000 Guineas now.”

Dettori added: "It's the first time he's been challenged, the first three races were non-events. He's learnt a lot. He's an amazing horse. Now we can dream for next year, he's done everything we've asked him to. He's bred in the purple, it's great for connections, and we're going to have a very sleepless winter. "