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Record buy Liffey Dancer retired without racing

LIFFEY DANCER, who holds the record as the most expensive yearling filly sold at public auction, has been retired to the paddocks without ever having graced a racecourse, according to a report on the Daily Mail website.

Luca Cumani Trainer

Luca Cumani: trained Liffey Dancer

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

The three-year-old daughter of Sadler's Wells broke the auction record when purchased at Tattersalls by agent Charlie Gordon-Watson for 2.5 million guineas on behalf of Craig Bennett, a former finance director of mobile phone shop chain Phones4u, a fortnight after her sister Listen had won the Fillies' Mile.

The filly, who is also a sister to Sequoyah, a Group 1 winner and dam of Henrythenavigator, was put into training with Luca Cumani and had been expected to make her racing debut this year.

She will now become the jewel in the crown of the broodmare band at Bennett's Merry Fox Stud breeding venture.





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Dark Angel £2,626,940
Acclamation £1,973,053
Kodiac £1,965,167
Nathaniel £1,804,891
Sea The Stars £1,795,580
Frankel £1,759,067
Iffraaj £1,603,556
Invincible Spirit £1,552,168