Virtual Illusion

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With the Tattersalls’ February Sale forced to go totally online this year it provided some great opportunities for investors.  While we are all looking forward to getting back onto the sales’ grounds and the traditional, in-person auctions, Covid has created an opportunity to present professional videos and photos to international buyers and give them more input into their purchases.

Avenue Bloodstock was delighted to secure the top lot of the Sale, Lot 194, for 120,000 guineas.  BEAUTIFUL ILLUSION is a gorgeous Shamardal filly out of the classy G3wG2p LONG LASHES, from the family of G1 winner COMBATANT.  Purchased from the Godolphin consignment, the filly won two races in 2020 for her previous connections.

Lot 192, LITTLE KITTEN, was also purchased from the Godolphin consignment.  A strapping Sea The Stars filly out of G2wG1p MICHITA, she was purchased for 30,000 guineas.  A winner at two on her debut in 2020, her first three dams are all Group/Graded Stakes winners including NASTIQUE, multiple G1 winner in the States.  She was purchased for a new partnership and will be heading to Australia as a broodmare prospect.


‘A very good filly’ – Porta Fortuna follows up in G1 Falmouth Stakes

Fresh off her victory in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, Porta Fortuna consolidated her place as one of Europe’s leading three-year-old fillies on Friday with an authoritative win in the G1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, her third success at the highest level. The daughter of Caravaggio was a private purchase by Avenue Bloodstock […]

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Porta Fortuna brilliant in Coronation

Twelve months on from her brilliant win in the G3 Albany Stakes, Porta Fortuna was the queen of Royal Ascot once again, with her victory in the G1 Coronation Stakes sealing her place as one of the season’s top 3yo fillies. Owned by Barry Fowler/Medallion Racing ’20/Steve Weston/Dean Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, for whom she was […]

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Anisette returns to action with G1 Gamely win

Anisette, a private purchase by Avenue Bloodstock at the end of her two-year-old season, made a sparkling return to action on Monday when taking the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Settled off the pace set by favourite Ruby Nell, Anisette swept four wide into the stretch and having powered to the lead, held […]

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