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Holy Roman Emperor

Gulfstream Park maiden winner King Ling is from the first crop of Holy Roman Emperor

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos) 

First winner for West Point's Goffs venture

A TRIP to the 2009 Goffs Orby Sale by New Jersey-based agent Buzz Chace and Terry Finley, head of leading American owner West Point Thoroughbreds, resulted in celebration on Sunday when one of their three purchases, King Ting, broke his maiden over 1m on turf at Gulfstream Park.

King Ting, a gelded son of Holy Roman Emperor bred in Ireland by Old Carhue Stud and trained by Graham Motion, was winning for the first time in six starts. He is the first foal out of Ting Greeley, an unraced Mr Greeley daughter of Argentinean Group 2 winner Ting A Folie.

At €140,000, he was by far the most expensive purchase made by West Point Thoroughbreds at that sale. However, a significantly smaller outlay of €40,000 yielded the Canadian Listed-placed Enduring Star, the only stakes performer so far from the first crop of Sir Shackleton. Chace also paid €50,000 for Valuation, an Ad Valorem colt who has been placed in his only two starts for Craig Dollase.

West Point Thoroughbreds currently has 68 horses on its roster including last season's Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup winner Awesome Gem.

 

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