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Hollo Ladies gets the better of Saludos rails Leopardstown 27.12.2009

Hollo Ladies (green cap): Grade 1 winner has a date in the DBS sale ring

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Hollo Ladies entered in DBS Spring HiT sale

GRADE 1-winning hurdler Hollo Ladies is one of 510 lots catalogued for the DBS Spring horses in training sale, which takes place on May 18 and 19.

A five-year-old son of Captain Rio from the family of Prix du Jockey Club winner Lawman, Hollo Ladies finished second to Blackstairmountain on his debut in a bumper in February 2009 and has won two races over hurdles, including the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in December.

Other standout lots in the catalogue include last month's Arkle sixth Quiscover Fontaine; Galant Nuit, whobeat Grand National hero Don't Push It to win the Grade 3 Servo Trophy Handicap Chase in November; and Bygones Of Brid, winner of the Grade 2 Premier Kelso Hurdle last month.

Also catalogued are Grade 3 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle winner Numide, classy hurdler Puyol and former Grade 2-winning hurdler and smart chaser I'msingingtheblues.


Henry Beeby: "delighted"

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The dispersal from the Million in Mind Partnership - which at other renewals of the sale has yielded Afsoun and Voy Por Ustedes - features Grade 3-placed hurdler Ranjobaie and Bobby Ewing, who on his last start beat Menorah by 10 lengths.

The sale also features winners from the British and Irish point-to-point circuits and Flat horses, including triple Listed winner Beckermet and Hentzau, an unraced four-year-old son of Empire Maker and Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Zenda, from the family of Oasis Dream.

DBS managing director Henry Beeby said: "We are delighted with the standard of entries that we have received for this sale.

"The two-day event is packed full of quality horses, from poin- to-point winnersto Grade 1 winners and when looking at the proven track record of this sale it is clear that this catalogue contains the finest selection of horses in training to be offered this year.

"We look forward to compiling the supplementary catalogue over the next few weeks, which will only help to strengthen what is already a very attractive catalogue."

312 catalogued for Spring Store sale
Thecatalogue for the DBS Spring Store sales on May 26 and 27 has also been published, featureing 312 lots.

Among the highlights in the catalogue are a Beat Hollow half-sister to Butler's Cabin, a full-brother to Kayf Aramis, a Fair Mix half-brother to Blazing Bailey and a Milan half-brother to Rasharrow.

Lots are eligible to run in the £50,000 DBS Spring Sales Bumper, scheduled for February 5, 2011. The race was won in 2007 and 2008 by Diamond Harry, an 11,000gns graduate of this sale.

Beeby said: "We were delighted with the successful format of this sale and our inspection team have, once again, stuck by some strict guidelines in order to put together a top-class catalogue that contains everything from early bumper horses to the later-maturing three mile chasers.

"We are delighted that vendors have worked with us and helped to compile one of the best store catalogues that we have seen in recent years and we are confident that their loyalty will be rewarded.

"DBS has encouraged some of the vendors to break some of their three-year-olds and this catalogue contains a number of horses that will be closer to the racecourse whilst there are many that have are catalogued in the traditional manner of 'unbroken but well handled', which we are sure will appeal to all buyers.

"We also have some fantastic pedigrees on offer, however the DBS team understands that these must be supported by excellent conformation and we are confident that graduates of this sale will follow in the footsteps of the Grade 1 winning graduates of 2009 and 2010."




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