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Arqana: Qatar Racing buys €200k Galileo filly


A DAUGHTER of Galileo lit up the sales-ring on the first day of Arqana’s October Yearling Sale on Monday when David Redvers went to €200,000 on behalf of Qatar Racing.


Out of Group 2 Cherry Hinton winner Spinola, the April-born filly is a half-sister to Listed winner Kirkinola and this year’s Prix Greffulhe third Eldandy.

“She’s a lovely filly, who was great value,” Redvers said. “Compared to Newmarket this was a very good price. She is by the best stallion in the world, and will make a nice broodmare prospect in time.”

The only yearling in the sale offered from Chevington Stud, manager Jose Hormaeche said: “We are reasonably happy with the price and I hope she develops into a useful racehorse. We decided to sell her here as she needed a bit of time, and thought she would stand out at this sale.”




A SISTER to the previously unbeaten Peace Burg proved earlier proved popular when selling to Gerard Larrieu’s Chantilly Bloodstock for €170,000.

Offered from Haras des Capucines, the daughter of Prix d’Ispahan winner Sageburg has been bought for prolific French owner Jean-Louis Bouchard, who has the majority of his horses with Pascal Bary.

 “She’s an absolutely fantastic looking filly, and that was mainly what attracted me,” Larrieu said. “Of course the fact that she is a sister to a very good filly is also a bonus.”

Peace Burg had been unbeaten in three starts including the Prix d’Aumale at Chantilly September before finishing fifth in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac last time. She is the best performer to date for her first crop sire, who has had four winners from 14 runners to date.




NICO DE BOREPAIR, a brother to Saturday’s Caulfield Cup victor Dunaden, will be joining the same connections after earlier being bought by David Redvers for €130,000.

Bidding on behalf of Pearl Bloodstock, the agent had the final say over Hubie de Burgh for the son of Nicobar, who was offered from Haras des Loges.

“Sheikh Fahad (Al Thani) has a huge emotional attachment to Dunaden, and he really wanted this colt.”

Out of the Kaldounevees mare La Marlia, the May-born yearling also looks set to join the same stable as last year’s Melbourne and Hong Kong victor.

“He will probably go back to England first, but at the moment it looks likely he will join Mikel (Delzangles).

“We are just investing a little bit back into the game following this weekend, and are delighted to have a brother to have such a great horse."





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