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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 £7,253,742
Dark Angel £2,146,821
Dubawi £2,076,178
Kodiac £1,668,157
Nathaniel £1,528,047
Acclamation £1,474,007
Iffraaj £1,444,247
Sea The Stars £1,411,233
Frankel £1,318,633
Pour Moi £1,283,277