Avenue Bloodstock Strike in Deauville
As the 2018 Breeze Up Sales begin to wind down, Avenue Bloodstock struck again with the purchase of Lot 144 at the Arqana Deauville Breeze Up Sale for €770,000 on behalf of a new client. A sensational son of leading sire Frankel, the colt is a half-brother to G1 winner BACKSEAT RHYTHM.
With regards to the purchase, Mark McStay said, “He’s for a new client who asked me to buy him a special horse. He’s by a special horse who looks like he’s becoming a very special sire and he’s a half-brother to a Grade 1 winner. He may not have been the fastest on the clock but they don’t have to do a fast time to be a good horse and I found it hard to fault him. Hopefully we’ll be hearing plenty more about him next year.”
In addition to this latest purchase at Deauville, Avenue Bloodstock were also active at the Tattersalls’ Guineas Breeze Up Sale, purchasing Lot 186 for 57,000 guineas, an athletic colt by rising star Havana Gold, from the family of Group winners ONLY STAR and MOVIELAND. He was purchased on behalf of Hugo Palmer.
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 […]