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Zebedee filly makes €82,000 at Goffs

ZEBEDEE'S stock are continuing to light up the sales ring and Mrs Julie Wood, who owned the son of Invincible Spirit during his racing career, has picked up several choice foals by the Tally-Ho Stud resident.

The pick of Wood's purchases is a filly from Collegelands Stud who cost €82,000. Lot 513 is a half-sister to a winner and is out of a half-sister to the Gr.3-winning Redstone Dancer. Earlier Mrs Wood paid €55,000 for a Zebedee colt (Lot 477) from Ardrums House Stud whose dam is a half-sister to the Listed-winning sprinter.

Meanwhile Tim Hyde jnr picked up a fine son of Acclamation from Awbeg Stud for €58,000. The colt is out of a half-sister to a French Listed winner and the Stakes-placed dam of the Somerville Stakes hero Thousand Words.

Wednesday's session also played host to a colt from the first crop of Loup De Vega and the Pipe View Stud-consigned colt (Lot 516) is one of the most popular lots to have come under the hammer today. He was bought by Peter Vaughan's Moanmore Stables for €62,000 while his sire is best remembered for his heroics on the track in 2010 when he completed the notable double of the Poule dEssai des Poulains and the Prix du Jockey Club. In additon the colt enjoyed a helpful boost to his pedigree when his two-year-old half-brother General Direction recently won a maiden in Britain.

Futher evidence of the demand for this year's group of first crop stallions came in the shape of a colt (Lot 546) from Leaf Stud, who is from the initial crop of horses sired by the former Prix Morny winner Arcano. He was bought by Ciaran Conroy's Glenvale Stud for €56,000 and his dam, Seraphina, was second in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes during her time on the track.

Earlier Tally-Ho Stud spent €53,000 on a son of Bushranger (Lot 469) from Whitethorn Stud. The colt is the second foal out of the winning juvenile Lady Meagan whose first produce is a Bushranger yearling who realised £65,000 at Doncaster in August.

WEDNESDAY'S first session of the Goffs November Foal Sale has got off to a good start with Eddie O’Leary paying €55,000 for a colt from the first crop of the Dewhurst Stakes runner-up Fast Company.

The highest priced foal by his sire to come under the hammer this week, the John Webb-owned colt (Lot 44) is a half-brother to three winners headed by this season’s Group 3 Angelesey Stakes runner-up Hard Yards.

Three lots later, the Tipperary-based Weir View Stud spent €45,000 on a son of Holy Roman Emperor offered by Ballybin Stud.

The colt is out of a Listed-placed Indian Ridge half-sister to the dam of the outstanding turf horse Shirocco.





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