August’23 Round Up


Granny Budgie has been at it again, making it three from four for connections. The daughter of Massaat was initially sourced from Goffs’ premier Yearling Sale last year for £18,000, she has nearly earned back her purchase price in prize money for owners Knights And Kings Racing Stable and trainer George Scott.

Royal Supremacy won on debut for owner Michael Blencowe, trained by Andrew Balding and ridden by Oisin Murphy. He was drawn wide and had to travel 3 deep throughout the race, but showed a willing attitude to get up by a nose on the line. The Make Believe colt was a Tattersalls Book 2 purchase from Ballylinch Stud for 65,000 Guineas, out of an Iffraaj mare and from the family of stakes winners Fight Club and Flambo.

More success for The Rogues Gallery and Tom Clover – Rogue Lightning ran on well to win at Ascot in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash Handicap off a mark of 101, he won convincingly to provide the pair with another winner making this is his second win on the bounce. He’s now rated 107 and will likely start next in the Listed Scarborough Stakes at Doncaster.

Taramansour got back to winning ways in Australia for Regal Racing having changed trainers from Matt Cumani to Philip Stokes, he will continue on a stakes campaign throughout the Spring Carnival.

Invictus Spiritus won on debut for Tom Clover at Yarmouth, purchased for 150,000gns from Tattersalls Book 1 in 2022 and looked like a horse with an exciting future. The gelding has since been purchased by Hong Kong connections and will continue his career in Asia.
Private Purchase Empire Of Art won on his second start, bought initially by connections to breeze, he failed to make the sale and was secured privately by Al Rabban Racing to race with Mike Bell. The colt by Best Solution looks a decent prospect going forward having won a class 2 maiden at Windsor.

George Scott and Billy teamed up as usual for the Goffs UK yearling sale at Doncaster to purchase six lots. Firstly a Massaat filly out of a Morpheus mare from Mickley Stud, she was knocked down for £19,000 and is from the family of Unfortunatley, Look Busy and Keep Busy.

A Bated Breath colt out of black type performer Melbourne Memories, the colt was from Barton Stud and purchased for £15,000. A son of Soldier’s Call out of a Dream Ahead mare, Royal Highness, the colt came from Ballyhane Stud for £16,000. Next a colt from sire sensation Mehmas, out of a Mount Neilson mare, the colt was knocked down for £30,000 from Mainster House Stud – he looked fast so should be an early sort for the team.

A Havana Gold from consigners WH Bloodstock, the colt out of the winning mare.

Bexandella, was purchased for £28,000.

And finally for the George Scott team, a first-season sire Sergei Prokofiev colt out of a Kyllachy mare from the family of Night Haven and Shoalhaven. He was purchased for £19,000 from Highclere. Exciting times ahead for everyone involved!

Billy was lucky enough to secure Manister House Stud’s Time Test for owner-trainer duo The Rogues Gallery and Tom Clover. The easy-moving colt was well admired around the sales complex, out of a Ravens Pass mare from the family of Herecomesthesun and Folk Opera. He was purchased for £62,000. Another purchase for Tom Clover came in the shape of a Calyx colt from consigner Ashbrooke Stud, the colt is out of a winning Kodiac mare from the very same family as The Rogues Gallery’s Royal Ascot winning mare Rogue Millennium, he was purchased for £25,000.

Billy and agent Alex Elliott teamed up to purchase two lots for a new partnership made up of long-standing clients, Michael Blencowe and The Imperium Syndicate. A Mehmas colt from Tally Ho out of the black type Kodiac mare, Lady Aria, he was purchased for £95,000.

The second, a Mayson filly out of a Shamardal mare, from Manister House Stud, she is an own sister to Listed winner and stakes placed Dance Diva. An exciting new partnership both for agents and owners!


Next Attending Sale: Tattersalls Ireland (at Tattersalls Newmarket) | 21st & 22nd September 2021