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Figures crash at
BBAG opener

AS expected it was a quiet first day to the BBAG Sales and Racing Festival sale and with the most anticipated lot withdrawn - Gloguli, dam of the Preis des Winterfavoriten winner Globus - there were few highlights.

 The top price of €67,000 was achieved in the supplementary catalogue and was given by Hans-Jurgen Groschel for the Turgenjew, a two-year-old colt out of the Listed placed mare Tanmarita, and a brother to Listed-placed Taita.

 The top price for much of the sale was €20,000 which was given by Haras des Martieres for Mi Violetta, a half-sister to German champion Mi Emma. The winning daughter of Grand Lodge was sold in-foal to Dashing Blade.

Earlier in the day, Hofgut Heymann had to go to €17,000 to secure the Listed winner Irish Eagle in foal to Black Sam Bellamy.

That price was later matched by PB Bloodstock Services' purchase of Mon Mirage, a winning daughter of Sholokhov.

However, there were some notable buybacks headed by La Martina, a daughter of Seattle Dancer from the family of Prix de l'Opera heroine Lady Marian. She was retained by her vendor, Grafin von Stauffenberg, for €92,000.

A total of 168 of the 230 horses offered were sold for an aggregate of €829.100. Unsurprisingly, the average crashed by 47 per cent to €4,935 as many horses struggled to attract bids, let alone realise respectable sums.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £971,127
Presenting £917,929
Oscar £801,946
Beneficial £768,307
Milan £725,269
Westerner £564,048
Flemensfirth £517,780
Kayf Tara £486,533
Stowaway £413,173
Midnight Legend £397,177