Watership Down yearlings popular at Book 2

17 October 2016

THE Watership Down Stud yearling draft at Tattersalls Book 2 went down well with purchases with 11 lots selling for 876,000gns.

The top-priced sale among them was lot 1322, a daughter of Sea The Stars who sold to David Menuisier on behalf of owner Clive Washbourn for 165,000gns. This filly was the first foal out of Listed winner Crying Lightening.

Blandford Bloodstock signed the ticket for lot 633, a son of freshman-sire Intello out of Evita for 140,000gns. This colt traces back to Watership Down’s Group 1-winning foundation mare Darara. The daughter of Top Ville bred four individual Group 1 winners including Rewilding and Dar Re Mi, the latter is the dam of this Stakes-winner So Mi Dar.

A price of 130,000gns was paid by Oakgrove Stud for lot 957, a filly by Al Kazeem out of Quan Yin. This filly comes from the family of French Classic winner East Of The Moon and traces back to the great mare Miesque. She will carry the colours of John Deer, who bred and raced her sire Al Kazeem.

Progeny of dual-Classic winner Camelot proved popular with buyers and lot 782 was bought by Blandford Bloodstock for 110,000gns. This filly is out of Stakes-placed Rock of Gibraltar mare L’Ile Aux Loups and is related to the likes of Loup Breton and Louve Royale.

Lots sold:

560 Iffraaj (GB) / Danehill Dreamer (USA) B.F. 85,000 - Jeremy Brummitt

633 Intello (GER) / Evita (GB) B.C. 140,000- Blandford Bloodstock

707 High Chaparral (IRE) / Green Castle (IRE) B.C. 27,000 - Blandford Bloodstock / Ed Dunlop

742 Camelot (GB) / Illandrane (IRE) B.F. 32,000 - Howson & Houldsworth Bloodstock

782 Camelot (GB) / L'Ile Aux Loups (IRE) B.F. 110,000 - Blandford Bloodstock

815 Mastercraftsman (IRE) / Lottie Dod (IRE) B/Gr.C. 25,000 - Jeremy Brummitt

957 Al Kazeem (GB) / Quan Yin (IRE) B.F. 130,000 - Oakgrove Stud

1234 Declaration of War (USA) / Autumn Leaves (FR) Ch.C. 70,000 -SackvilleDonald

1281 Invincible Spirit (IRE) / Cable (USA) Gr.C. 42,000 -Sunrise Bloodstock

1311 Henrythenavigator (USA) / Cosmic Fire (FR) B.C.-50,000- Axom

1322 Sea The Stars (IRE) / Crying Lightening (IRE) B.F. - 165,000 David Menuisier for Clive Washbourn


Strong draft set for Tattersalls Book 2

10 October 2016

FOLLOWING the great success of the Watership Down Stud draft at Tattersalls Book 1, the team are looking forward to offering 14 yearlings for sale at Book 2.

Among them are yearlings by the likes of proven top sires Sea The Stars, High Chaparral, Mastercraftsman and Iffraaj in addition to exciting first season stallions Declaration of War, Intello and Camelot.

Lot 1322 is a filly by Sea The Stars out of Listed winner Crying Lightening who traces back to the family of Cityscape and Bated Breath.

Another with a taking pedigree is lot 1281, a colt by leading sire Invincible Spirit out of US Stakes performer Cable. This colt is a close relation of Grade 2-winning sire Exchange Rate and Group 3 winner Sabre d’Argent.

One that takes the eye on paper is lot 707 a son of Derby winner High Chaparral out of Green Castle. This colt is a half brother to three Stakes performers in Ithoughtitwasover, Greenisland and Glenmayne and traces back to Old Vic.

Intello’s stock have been well received so far this season and Watership Down Stud are selling colt by the French Derby winner, lot 633. This colt is out of Evita, dam of Listed winner Moohaarib, and traces back to Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber foundation mare Darara, mother of four Group 1 winners including Dar Re Mi and Rewilding.

Full details of all the lots headed to Tattersalls can be found on the Our Services page under Future Sales.