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Relation to Trafford Lad heads Ascot trading

SIX-year-old mare Star Shuil, who was unplaced in two bumpers for trainer David Arbuthnot, topped Ascot's February Sale today when selling for £14,500.

Bobby McCarthy, owner of The Beeches Stud in County Waterford, put in the successful bid for George Ward's blue-blooded home-bred.

The Soviet Star mare is a daughter of Stayers' Hurdle winner Suil Ar Aghaidh and shares her grandam with Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Trafford Lad.

Meanwhile, trainer Alison Thorpe paid £11,000 for Romanesco, winner of a Fairyhouse beginners' chase in November for trainer Henry de Bromhead and owners Alan and Ann Potts.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,007,182
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,219,020
Acclamation £2,084,861
Frankel £1,958,449
Nathaniel £1,874,732
Sea The Stars £1,866,794
Iffraaj £1,748,970
Invincible Spirit £1,692,034