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A Bahamian Bounty half-sister to last season's Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Muhannak (above) is a highlight of this year'sDBS St Leger Sale

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

DBS St Leger
catalogue released

HALF-sisters to Reverence and Muhannak highlight the entries for the DBS St Leger Sale on August 25 -26, which marks the first opportunity to purchase yearlings eligible for the Racing Post Yearling Bonus.

In addition, each yearling will be eligible for the DBS £300,000 St Leger Yearling Stakes at York.

The DBS team have catalogued over 500 yearlings for the sale, whose graduates are enjoying yet another tremendous season on the track courtesy of Royal Ascot-winning juveniles CanfordCliffs and Big Audio, and the Hong Kong Group 1 scorer Dim Sums.

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As well as the usual selection of well respected consignors, DBS have attracted two new vendors to the sale in Airlie Stud, who will sell through the Castlebridge Consignment, and Barouche Stud.

Highclere Stud will offer the half-sister to Reverence, who is a daughter of Red Ransom, while Grove Stud is responsible for the half-sister to Muhannak, by Bahamian Bounty.

Also of interest are the half-sisters to Norfolk Stakes winner Radiohead (by Sleeping Indian), Golden Jubilee Stakes winner Fayr Jag (by Diamond Green) and Grade 1 winner Boboman (by Oratorio) as well as the half-brothers to Cheveley Park Stakes runner-up Dhanyata (by Exceed And Excel) and theGroup 1-placed Enforcer (by Cape Cross).

"We are delighted with the quality of yearlings that we have catalogued in 2009," said Henry Beeby, managing director of DBS.

"The standard of horses has improved again and we are thrilled that vendors have chosen to sell some of their better yearlings at this sale, which is universally recognised as a proven source of Group 1 success and attracts the very best owners, trainers and agents from throughout England, Ireland and further afield."

Last year's sale saw minor declines registered across-the-board with 401 yearlings selling for a total of £13,493,500, a drop of 14 per cent. The average fell by ten per cent to £33,649 while the median declined 11 per cent to £26,000.

The catalogue will be available tomorrow online at dbsauctions.com.

 

 

 

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