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Orpen yearlings head final Bullrich instalment

COLTS by French shuttler Orpen, theleading Argentinean sire of 2010, led the way during the third and final session of the Copa Bullrich Yearling Sale in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday.

Proceedings were topped by Porto Seguro, an Orpen half-brother to the Group 1-placed Ocnus who sold to Buenos Aires trainer Jorge Mayansky for 165,000 pesos (£24,573/€28,470). Out of the Storm Bird mare Cascateire, the colt was consigned by Haras El Mallin, the breeding operation of Copa Bullrich head, Antonio Bullrich.

Haras El Mallin also consigned another popular Orpen yearling, a colt from the family of Argentinean champion Saldeable who sold for 150,000 pesos (£22,503/€25,882) to Caras Negras SRL.

The final instalment showed a marked improvement on the 2010 corresponding day of trading with 64 of 75 yearlings offered selling for a total of 4,256,000 pesos (£640,717/€736,483), up 28 per cent. The average rose 30 per cent to 66,500 pesos (£9,982/€11,467).

Giant's Causeway, whose first Argentinean-bred crop dominated the first two days of selling, led the sires' table with nine lots sold for an average of 380,000 pesos (£57,036/€65,541). Agent John Fulton was the leading buyer, paying 2,595,000 pesos for eight yearlings.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882