Summer News from Avenue Bloodstock

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It has been a busy and productive summer so far for the Avenue Bloodstock team as they have continued to expand their global client base, making some significant bloodstock purchases. Most recently Avenue were successful at the inaugural Goffs UK Goodwood Sale when purchasing Lot 8, Curiosity, to go to Singapore.

Curisoity, a dual winner for Newmarket trainer, Hugo Palmer, was also Royal Ascot placed when second in the Brittannia Stakes this year. He is a good looking son of High Chaparral and was purchased for £390,000 on behalf of Mr Ngo Tai Tak and will be heading into training with Lee Freedman.

Last month also saw Avenue Bloodstock make three significant private bloodstock purchases for Hong Kong. Merlin Magic, a three year old son of Camelot and a two time winner when in training with David Elsworth, will be heading to trainer Tony Cruz. Magnificent, a three year old by Zebedee from the Richard Hannon yard, and Headway, a dual winner from the William Haggas stable, will both be going to trainer Peter Ho.

Earlier in the summer the Avenue Bloodstock had a noteworthy trip to Australia when purchasing two mares at the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale in May. Lot 1095, a beautiful daughter of leading Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, Haut Ton, was purchased for A$130,000. A two-time winner, she has already produced a G2 horse in Ceau Geste from just two names foals. She is herself a daughter of G1 winner Fine Society.

Also purchased by Avenue Bloodstock in Australia, was Lot 746, Ocean Magic. This young mare was an astute buy by Mark McStay at just A$10,000. A multiple winner, she is from a strong European family including Champion Zhukova and Classic winner Nighttime.

Avenue Bloodstock continued to up the pace when purchasing Lot 24, Mr Reckless from the Goffs London Sale for £200,000. A multiple winner, he is a half-brother to the talented Listed winning filly Set To Music, who was also a runner up in the G2 Park Hill Stakes.

‘A superstar’ – G1 Doncaster Mile victory for Celestial Legend

Celestial Legend, a yearling purchase by Avenue Bloodstock with trainer Les Bridge and owner Bon Ho of Legend Racing, continued his rapid ascent with a brilliant display to win the Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick on Saturday. A three-year-old taking on older horses, Celestial Legend overcame adversity in running, weaving through traffic to fly […]

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Private purchase Massive Sovereign brilliant in Hong Kong Derby

Massive Sovereign, a private purchase in conjunction with Andy Lo on behalf of Chan Kam Hung, turned in a performance out of the top drawer to win the Group 1 Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin on only his second local start on Sunday Trained by Dennis Yip, the son of No Nay Never had […]

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Classic-placed Cairo purchased to race for Refai Alghuraban

Group 3 winner Cairo has been purchased by Refai Alghuraban, a leading owner in Kuwait in a deal brokered by Avenue Bloodstock’s Mark McStay. Successful in the Group 3 Killavullan S. in 2022 for the Coolmore partners and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the son of Quality Road was second in the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas […]

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