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Paco Boy(wins the Lockinge from Ouqba Newbury 15.05.2010

Paco Boy: passed through the ring twice for €16,000 before selling to agent Peter Doyle for £30,000 at the DBS Breeze-Up Sale

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Further Group 1 glory for £30k purchase Paco Boy

DESERT Style's outstanding son Paco Boy recorded his third Group 1 victory in cosy style on Saturday when taking the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

Ouqba, a son of Red Ransom, ran a personal best to take second while Lord Shanakill, a first crop son of US champion sprinter Speightstown, filled third on his first start for Henry Cecil.

Bred by Joan Browne in Ireland, Paco Boy is one of five Group 1 winner by Haras de Hoguenet's Desert Style following Mandesha, Caradak, Next Desert and Bachir. Group 3 winner Desert Style was transferred from Morristown Lattin Stud in Ireland to France following the 2008 season. He is standing the current season for €10,000, a fair increase on the €6,000 he commanded in 2009.

Paco Boy is the eighth foal out of Tappen Zee, a winning Sandhurst Prince half-sister to Richard Hannon's Irish 2,000 Guineas third Cape Town (from the first crop Desert Style). As well as Paco Boy, the 23-year-old mare is responsible for five winners including Fuel Cell and Zacholiv, both of whom are siblings to Paco Boy.

The late Brian Grassick paid €16,000 for Paco Boy at the Goffs November Foal Sale. He was purchased for €16,000 by Canice Farrell at the Tattersalls Ireland December Flat Sale 12 months later before selling £30,000 to Peter Doyle at the DBS Breeze Up the following April.

 

 

 

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