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Tazeez: his dam forms part of the Clovelly Farms bloodstock dispersal

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Clovelly Farms set to disperse bloodstock

ROBIN SCULLY'S Clovelly Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, will disperse its bloodstock interests at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The operation - owned by Scully since 1959 - has left an indelible mark on the thoroughbred industry, by breeding Epsom Derby third and Irish Derby runner-up Silver Hawk, later a successful sire, and Breeders' Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup hero Pleasantly Perfect.

Clovelly Farms also bred Group/Grade 1 winners Alkaased and Oui Mon Capitaine, and last month's Prince of Wales's Stakes third Tazeez - whose dam, Soiree Russe, is among the 35 horses in the dispersal. She is in foal to Lemon Drop Kid.

Scully's colours were a familiar sight on the racecourse in the 1980s and 1990s. He owned three winners of the Prix Morny - Ancient Regime and half-sisters Seven Springs (later dam of Distant View) and Regal State (produced Pleasantly Perfect).

His silks were also carried by high-class French sprinter Cricket Ball, who won the Prix de Meautry at Deauville for four consecutive years, from 1986 to 1989.

In recent years, Scully's British horses have been trained by John Dunlop - including 2003 Easter Stakes winner Prince Tum Tum.

Clovelly Farms will offer yearlings at the Keeneland September sale, having entered the consignment before the decision was taken to disperse its stock.

No decision has been made on the future ownership of the farm.




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