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Relief for Newsells
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RELIEF rather than delight was how Newsell Park Stud's general manager Julian Dollar summed up the operation's successfulfirst day of selling at the Tattersalls October Sale.

Andreas Jacobs' stud injected some life into the sale when selling lot 5, a Monsun son of German champion two-year-old Quebrada, for 150,000gns to Badgers Bloodstock, and then several minutes later when a homebred Danehill Dancer colt was knocked down for 270,000gns to Michael Goodbody.

By the conclusion of trading, five of the seven yearlings offered by the stud had sold for an average of 241,000gns, led a daughter of Sadler's Wells out of the Listed-placed Shastye, who was purchased by Jeremy Noseda for 370,000gns.

"I thought we brought some exceptional horses here who deserved to make what they did and we would have been disappointed if they hadn't sold for good money," said Dollar. "We would have been happy to race any of them.

"The Danehill Dancer was an exceptional horse and I thought he deserved to make over 250,000gns, and the Sadler's Wells wasa very nice filly from a beautiful Lagardere family. She was a lovely filly from day one and obviously we knew her inside out."

Although each of their five yearlings to sell hit six figures, Dollar acknowledged it hadn't been a easy feat to achieve.

"Relative to the market, we have to be happy that we sold the majority," he said. "But we're taking home a Pivotal half-sister to Snow Ridge, who is a lovely filly. There are a lot of nice horses here but there is also an oversupply and people can afford to be choosy."

 

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