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Termagant Moyglare stud stakes - Curragh - 30.08.2009

Termagant (maroon): a Red Ransom half-brother to the Group 1 winner sold for 100,000gns during the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris 


Lucky voucher lands notable touch at Tatts

SWEDISH owner Hans Hammargren has been involvedin thoroughbred racing for only two years but he had a day to remember on Monday at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale when selling a pinhooked Red Ransom colt for 100,000gns to Rabbah Bloodstock.

Last year, Hammargren won a £2,000 voucher from Tattersalls after landing a valuable handicap sponsored by the auction house on Swedish Derby day at Jagersro racecourse.

Armed with the voucher, Hammargren duly travelled to Newmarket for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, where he purchased the colt out of the ring after he had been bought back for 38,000gns.

One year on, and the value of Hammargren's purchase had grown appreciably courtesy of the colt's half-sister, the unbeaten MoyglareStud Stakes winner Termagant.

"We took him back to Sweden, where we would have raced him with trainer Francisco Castro," said Hammargren, who offered him through the Castlebridge Consignment. "But I'd been watching Termagant throughout the year, and when I saw her win the Moyglare, we decided to resell him at this sale."

"He made about what I expected so I was pleased," he added.

Hammargren, who entered the industryafter breeding Arabs in the south of Sweden for 30 years, just has the one horse in training, a Listed-winning gelding named Highway who is being aimed at the Dubai Carnival.

In the meantime, Hammargren will return to Tattersalls on Thursday where he plans to take advantage of another voucher won earlier this year in the hope that lightning will strike twice.




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