Hot Streak half-sister tops Osarus sale
NEW DESIGN, a Listed-placed half-sister to high-class sprinter Hot Streak, topped the Osarus Mixed Sale at Clairefontaine on Friday.
The 15-year-old daughter of Bluebird, whose granddam is blue hen Height Of Fashion, was sold to Stefan Ullrich for €16,000.
New Design, who was consigned to the sale in foal to Dabirsim by Haras de Saint-Arnoult, has produced two winners including the Italian Listed performer Guizzo Vincente.
Next best on the day was the first lot through the ring, the Haras du Bois Roussel-consigned Caerleon mare War Game. She was bought by Broadhurst Agency for €14,000.
The 19-year-0ld half-sister to Westerner won the Group 2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil in her prime, and has produced Prix Hocquart winner Wajir and Listed-placed War Monger at stud.
Marc-Antoine Berghgracht's MAB Agency signed for seven lots at the sale, headed by the 12-year-old Desert Prince mare Hill Of Grace, offered in foal to Motivator, at €13,000.
The sale recorded decreases on last year's trade, with 43 out of 92 lots offered changing hands for a clearance rate of 47 per cent. With five horses sold privately, the ratio rose to 52 per cent.
Turnover (including private sales) was €194,250, just under half of last year's takings.
The average of €4,128 was 24 per cent down on the 2014 renewal, although the median was unchanged at €3,000.