Colt by King's Theatre wins DBS foal show
A LARGE crowd braced freezing South Yorkshire weather conditions to watch the TBA Kenneth Oliver Memorial Foal Show before selling began at Doncaster's January Sale on Tuesday.
Michael Browne and Tommy Wade judged the jump-bred youngsters, who technically became yearlings on January 1, and picked out lot 52, a King's Theatre colt, as the winner of the colts' class.
Offered from Richard and Sally Aston's Cheshire-based Goldford Stud, the bay - who will be a year old on March 14 - was bred by Hand Inn Hand's owner-breeder Patrick Burling and is out of the French Flat winner Temptation, who had been bought for €120,000 at the 2006 Tattersalls Ireland November Sale.
Her first foal, also a King's Theatre colt, recouped €70,000 of that outlay when selling to Aiden Murphy at the 2007 November Sale.
Lot 49, a Presenting colt out of the multiple winner Star Councel offered from Crohane Stud, took second place in the colts' class.
A well-connected daughter of Old Vic, lot 26, headed the fillies' division. Out of No More Money, a half-sister to Grand National winner Red Marauder and Red Striker, the filly who was born on April 20, was prepared for breeder David Jenks by Wickfield Stud.
The second-placed filly, lot 75, also boasts a talented relative. The daughter of King's Theatre, consigned from John Haydon's Devon-based East Burrow Farm, is out of Dara's Pride, a half-sister to Trevor Hemmings' Hilly Way Chase winner and Supreme Novices' Hurdle third Our Ben.
Colts 1st 52; 2nd 49; 3rd 82; 4th 8; 5th 5; 6th 4
Fillies 1st 26; 2nd 75; 3rd 50; 4th 2; 5th 83; 6th 40