The breeze-up sales are in full swing and Avenue Bloodstock have been fortunate to find some exceptional individuals at them including two standouts from the Tattersalls’ Craven Sale earlier this month.
Lot 40, a colt from the first crop of Coolmore stallion Caravaggio. This handsome colt is out of a full sister to BATTLE OF MARENGO, from the family of Group/Graded winners WINDSOR PALACE, SEATTLE BORDERS and BRIGHTIA PULSE. He’s a fantastic physical out of a Galileo mare and Caravaggio is off to a great start at stud with two winners already on the board. He was purchased from Willie Brown’s Mocklershill Consignment and will head into training with the very capable, young trainer Joseph Parr. He looks like he will make a two-year-old and will be a fast, sprinting-type of horse, he was purchased on behalf of Trevor Milner.
Lot 117, an outstanding individual by Night of Thunder, whom we have had a lot of luck with in the past including 2020 Goresbridge graduate (and winner) STORM LEGEND and multiple winner ACQUITTED. He is out of Listed-placed winner Vitoria and from the family of G3 winner DEIRA.
Mark said, “He’s (Lot 117) a big, strong, good-looking horse, he was my pick of the sale. He galloped well and came highly recommended from David O’Callaghan (Yeomanstown Stud). He was purchased for an existing owner and will head into Classic-winning trainer Hugo Palmer. He looks like a horse that will be out the second half of the season and will make into a lovely three-year-old type. I’m very excited about him.”
Mark is in attendance at the Guineas Breeze-Up at Tattersalls and will also be heading to Arqana and Gooresbridge Sales as well.
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 […]