June ’23 Round-Up

June has been an exciting month of racing, there have been lots of promising runners and winners, and of course on the biggest stage of them all, Royal Ascot. Away from the racecourse, final sales decisions have been being made for yearlings across the UK and Ireland under the JS Bloodstock banner as to which sale they’ll be attending. All eyes are now firmly fixed on the up-and-coming Tattersalls July sale.

Rogue Millennium broke the mould for trainer Tom Clover and owners The Rogues Gallery to storm home in front in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes. It was an exciting finish, she was tough and battled hard to win by a neck in front of Random Harvest.

Billy, and Tom Clover’s wife Jackie, sourced the filly at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale in 2021 for just 35,000gns as an unraced filly from the Shadwell dispersal. She is by the sensational sire Dubawi and out of the black type winning mare Hawafeez who was successful at Listed and Group level and is from the same family as Wedding Bouquet.

Rogue Millennium was impressive last year breaking her maiden first time out. She quickly followed that up with her second win at Lingfield in the Listed Oaks trial. She then went on to narrowly miss out on Group 3 success at Newcastle finishing second in The Hoppings Stakes. She was given a break over the winter before coming back confidently at Kempton earlier this year in the Listed Magnolia Stakes finishing second. Then there was a trip across to Longchamp for the Prix Allez France Longines finishing third. That was followed up quickly by a brilliant second place at York in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes, battling home to be beaten half a length by Free Wind before triumph at Royal Ascot earlier in the month.

Bits and Bobs stormed home in front on debut for owner Michael Blencowe trained by Andrew Balding, under Oisin Murphy at Leicester. A James Garfield colt purchased from the Tattersalls Somerville Sale for 16,000gns out of a Fast Company mare, he comes from the family of Venture Knight and Crown Of Light. He will be offered later in July at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale.

Rogue Sea has now won in confident style twice and placed once in his first three starts for trainer and owner duo Tom Clover and The Rogues Gallery. He was most impressive on his last start at Ripon under a penalty, setting a new course record! Purchased from Tattersalls Ireland out of their Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale for €50,000 from top Vendors and Breeders Tally Ho. The Sea The Stars colt is out of black type, Group performing mare Tarfasha and from the family Rakan, Wuqood and Sadlers Rock.

Grannie Budgie won her Maiden on debut for trainer and owner George Scott and collects a GGB Bonus at the same time. A filly by Massat out of a Dutch Art mare, she was a purchase from Goffs Premier Yearling Sale for £18,000 from the family of Caledonia Lady. It looks like there will be more to come from the filly as the year progresses.