December ’23 Round Up

December came and went in a flurry of sales with yet more triumph in the sales ring and on the track.

During Tattersalls Yearlings Sale 6 lots were secured, 4 of which were for The Rogues Gallery;

A Lope De Vega colt out of black type Motivator mare, Vue Fantastique from the same family as Calling Out, he was knocked down for 20,000gns.

Bali Hai, an already named Too Darn Hot filly out of an Oasis Dream mare from the family of Kensington and Islington. The filly was consigned by Barton Stud and purchased for 50,000gns.

A colt by Study Of Man out of a Galileo mare from the family of Mukhadram and Woodland Aria. The imposing colt was purchased for 78,000gns from WH Bloodstock. And lastly for The Rogues Gallery was the only Dubawi of the sale, a colt out of a group-winning mare and from the family of Sir Patrick Moore and Stellar Path. The strong colt was purchased for 130,000 Guineas and will head into training with Tom Clover.

A Mohaather colt was purchased from Castlebridge for 12,000gns on behalf of Aurelius Racing and will run n the same colours as Royal Ascot Britannia Stakes winner Perroto. Out of a Smart Strike mare whom has already had success on the track with previous winners, the colt comes from the family of Farhaan and Haatheq.

George Scott took the direction from Billy to purchase a fine walking Oasis Dream colt from the family of Conspiracy and Jedburgh, he will race in the colours of Highclere Racing.

The one-day Yearling sale led quickly into the Foal sale, two purchases were made for clients.

A Camelot colt out of the black type mare Tested, from the family of Deodar and Prove -the colt was purchased for 90,000gns. And for long-standing clients Lawn Stud, a Camelot filly out of black type and listed performing mare, Czabo, was purchased for 140,000gns and will be kept to race and hopefully breed as a long-term plan at Lawn Stud. The easy-moving filly comes from the family of Moravia and Fiumicino.

Following on from the foals  was Tattersalls Mare sale, Divine Rapture was purchased for 75,000gns for the ever expanding Barton Stud, she is in foal to the outstanding Too Darn Hot and was herself a winner.

Rogue Millennium was a great success story for all involved, she held her own in the esteemed Sceptre Session and sold for 1,650,000gns. While it was a great result on the day, her trainer Tom Clover will be sad to see the talented filly leave. She was purchased by David Lanigan and Ted Durcan with the intention to go into training with Joseph O’Brien. Rogue Millennium was originally a 35,000gns purchase made by Billy on behalf of The Rogues Gallery from Tattersalls December February Sale 2021.

Another success story of the sale for Billy was Wonderful Times, purchased for 80,000 in 2022 for Barton Stud, the Golden Horn filly was sent back into training with Mario Barratti in Chantilly. She subsequently won a Listed race for her new trainer and was sent back to the sales where she fetched 460,000gns to John and Jake Warren on behalf of Kia Ora Stud in Australia.

For the final sale of the year the team went to Arqana and mad several purchases, 2 of whom were on behalf of Triermore Stud, a farm on the up with big ambitions to expand their broodmare band. The first of the 2 purchases for Triermore was Angelaba, she collected black type in the Group 3 Prix De Reservoirs. A Dark Angel filly out of a Medicean mare from the family of Yakaba and Accakaba, she was purchased for €190,000. The second purchase was Fall In Love, a half-sister to Aunt Pearl the Group 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner. The Sea The Stars filly was 4th in Listed company and is from the family of Molly Malone, Monsun and Muskoka – she was bought for €305,000.

Bellport was bought on behalf of an existing client, she was knocked down for €75,000. A half-sister to Angel Power and from the family of Blue De Vega, she is by Bated Breath and out of an Aussie Rules mare.

On the track, Isle Of Jura continued to impress and had great success out in Bahrain for trainer George Scott and owners Victorious Racing, he bolted up on his first start and looks to have a Cups campaign in front of him this winter.

Light Speed won three times on the bounce on the All-Weather for owner Michael Blencowe, the Mehmas gelding was purchased from Tattersalls Ireland for £48,000.

Rogue Soldier got up at Kempton for the trainer and owner duo Tom Clover and the Rogues Gallery, he was a purchase made by Billy from the Goffs Breeze Up for £40,000.

Scillante, Prydwen, Khabib, Billy Webster and Lord Normandie also all won on the All-Weather for connections.

We are looking forward to the year ahead and seeing stock run for our clients. We would like to thank you for your support throughout 2023 and wish everyone success for the year ahead in 2024.


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