Avenue get off the mark at Arqana as the yearling sales season gets underway
As the yearling sales season got into full swing in Deauville last week Avenue Bloodstock made their mark at the Arqana sale. John Ferguson, Mark McStay and Dick O’Gorman were all in attendance at the sale and the Avenue team came away with three pleasing purchases and found good value from a very competitive sale.
Lot 52, a gorgeous Australia colt was purchased for €160,000 and will head into training with Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer. He is out of Mark of Esteem mare Tessa Reef, herself a listed winner, she is already the dam of black type winners including Group 2 winner Permian. With a page that includes the superstar filly of 2018, Alpha Centuri, this was a really exciting purchase to kick of the sale.
Also heading to Hugo Palmer is Lot 150. The good-looking Camelot colt was knocked down to Avenue Bloodstock for €90,000. Out of Royal Academy mare Logjam, he is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Boris De Deauville.
Lot 205, P’Tit Breton, a son of Wootton Bassett and out of Sagariya (Shamardal), is a beautiful colt with a page full of Group winners and was bought by Avenue for €125,000. He will be going into training with Jamie Osbourne.
Private purchase Porta Fortuna gains Group 1 breakthrough in Cheveley Park Stakes
Porta Fortuna, a private purchase by Avenue Bloodstock in conjunction with Philip Shelton of Medallion Racing back in the spring, broke through at Group 1 level with an authoritative display to win the Group 1 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Carrying the colours of owners Barry Fowler/Medallion Racing/Steve Weston/Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Porta […]
Breeze-up purchase Letsbefrankaboutit lands G3 Round Tower
Breeze-up purchase Letsbefrankaboutit took the jump into Group company in his stride at the Curragh on Saturday to land the G3 The Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes on only his second start. Owned by Eamon Water’s Alymer Stud, the Sioux Nation colt made a bright start to his career for Paddy Twomey two weeks […]
Yearling purchase Sea Theme wins Galtres Stakes
Sheikh Juma al Maktoum’s Sea Theme, a yearling purchase by Avenue Bloodstock, continued her upward curve in fine style on Thursday when successful in the Listed Galtres Stakes at York. Making only her third start for William Haggas following a wide-margin novice win at Doncaster last time out, the daughter of Sea The Stars was […]