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Tattersalls catalogue 183 for Craven Breeze Up

THE half-brothers to Group 1 winners Carry On Katie and Rose Gypsy head a catalogue of 183 two-year-olds for the TattersallsCraven Breeze Up Sale on April 14-16.

Numerically, the catalogue compares favourably to last year's renewal when 193 lots were entered.

As with most other breeze up sales this year, each entry is eligible for the £500,000 Breeze Up Bonus Scheme, in which the buyer receives up to £10,000 should the horse go on to win a qualifying race as a two-year-old.

"The Craven Breeze Up produced a phenomenal 38 individual Group and Listed performers last year to reinforce its status as the number one sale of its type in Europe and this year's catalogue is yet another full of quality two-year-olds to appeal to buyers from throughout the world," said Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls.

"The £500,000 Breeze Up Bonus adds another dimension to the sale this year and is a marvelous example of the industry working together to encourage ever more participation in the sport andbreeze up sales specifically."

Last season's champion sire Galileo is the sire of four entries while other leading sires represented include Dalakhani, Danehill Dancer, Distorted Humor, Dynaformer, Giant's Causeway, Gone West, Kingmambo, Monsun, Mr Greeley, Pivotal, Smart Strike and Street Cry.

Con Marnane's Bansha House Stables holds the strongest hand numerically with 23 entries including a Dubawi half-brother to Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Rose Gypsy and a Speightstown half-brother to four stakes winners including multiple Grade 1 winner Spain.

Last year's leading vendor, Mocklershill Stables, follows closely with 22 catalogued headed by the half-brothers to Group/Grade 1 winnersBenbaun, Carry On Katie and Fraulein. The latter is closely related to a Seeking The Gold colt consigned by Yeomanstown Stud.

Returning for the 12th consecutive year is Kip Elser's South Carolina-based Kirkwood Stables, whose six juveniles include those by Galileo and Gone West.

Other eye-catching entries include a Giant's Causeway colt out of US champion Eliza, a brother to multiple Group 1 winner Doctor Dino, a sister to Rockfel Stakes winner Lahaleeb and a Shamardal filly who is closely related to Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Serious Attitude.

Boosted by Maktoum expenditure, last year's sale saw 116 juveniles sell for a total of 11,884,000gns and average of 102,448gns. Proceedings were toppedby a daughter of Mr Greeley from Mocklershill Stables who was knocked down to Kerri Radcliffe for 540,000gns.

Among the successful runners to have emerged out of the 2008 renewal are the Criterium International winner Zafisio, Ripon Two-Year-Old Trophy winner Desert Phantom and recent UAE 2,000 Guineas third Redding Colliery.

The breeze will commence at 9am on the Rowley Mile on April 14 and will be broadcast live on Racing UK.

 

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,008,962
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,085,631
Frankel £1,958,689
Nathaniel £1,879,961
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,685
Invincible Spirit £1,692,997