Bible Belt tops Kiltinan Castle Stud draft at Tattersalls

01 December 2016

TRADE was up and down at the Tattersalls Breeding Stock Sale, but Kiltinan Castle Stud were responsible for selling one of the top lots of the day in Bible Belt.

A Group 3 winner, Bible Belt is in foal to top stallion Invincible Spirit and was knocked down to Blandford Bloodstock for 425,000gns.

Sagaciously, a filly by Lawman who has achieved ‘black type’ on the racecourse, was purchased by Knockenduff Stud for 185,000gns, whilst Rabbah Bloodstock went to 140,000gns for Palmarola, a regally-bred daughter of Sea The Stars.

WAOC paid 120,000gns for Prequel, a Dark Angel full-sister to July Stakes hero Alhabayeb and the useful sprinter Humidor, and Jeremy Brummitt secured Stakes producer Artisti for 130,000gns. The latter is carrying a full-sibling to Group 3 winner Magic Artist by Iffraaj.

Susan Stroman, a daughter of top Watership Down mare Twyla Tharp and a half-sister to The Fugue sold to Salcey Forest Stud for 90,000gns. She is in foal to Zoffany.

Lots sold:

1780 Snow Crystal (IRE) Ch.M. by Kingmambo (USA) x Crystal Spray 6,000 - Wadacre

1781 Cable (USA) Gr/Ro.M. by Dynaformer (USA) x Sterling Pound (USA) - 40,000 - J R McDonald

1782 Arabian Mirage (GB) B.M. by Oasis Dream (GB) x Bathilde (IRE) 52,000 - Blandford Bloodstock

1784 Petit Trianon (GB) B.M. by Dansili (GB) x Jolie Etoile (USA) - 48,000 - Select Bloodstock

1785 Susan Stroman (GB) B.M. by Monsun (GER) x Twyla Tharp (IRE) - 90,000 Salcey Forest Stud

1832 Hint of Pink (IRE) Ch.M. by Teofilo (IRE) x Fragrancy (IRE) 70,000 - BBA Ireland

1833 Artisti (GB) B.M. by Cape Cross (IRE) x Moyesii (USA) - 130,000 - Jeremy Brummitt

1835 African Plains (GB) B.M. by Oasis Dream (GB) x African Rose (GB) - 65,000- Amanda Skiffington

1836 Bible Belt (IRE) Br.M. by Big Bad Bob (IRE) x Shine Silently (IRE) - 425,000- Blandford Bloodstock

1869 Island Retreat (GB) B.F. by Medaglia d'Oro (USA) x State Treasure (USA) - 75,000 - Gordian Troeller Bloodstock

1870 Alaskan Breeze (IRE) B.F. by Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Arabian Mirage (GB) - 10,000 - Aston Park Stud

1871 Tenerezza (IRE) B.F. by Shamardal (USA) x Geminiani (IRE) - 14,000 - O Donnell / Hamish Macauley

1872 Prequel (IRE) B.F. by Dark Angel (IRE) x Miss Indigo (GB) - 120,000 - WAOC Bloodstock

1873 Palmarola (IRE) B.F. by Sea The Stars (IRE) x Palmeraie (USA) - 140,000 - Rabbah Bloodstock

1874 Sagaciously (IRE) B.F. by Lawman (FR) x Saga Celebre (FR) - 185,000 - Knockenduff Stud